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Political Cartoons
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,500. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Like a character in a Joseph Conrad novel looking for someone in Africa, finding him, and having the guy say, “The horror. The horror.” That was Ricky's experience with politics.
To Catch a Salaryman (Single)
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Price: Free! Words: 10,230. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Mr. Yamamoto hates his job. He is a middle-aged Japanese salaryman who works for Hello Kitty. When he's not surfing the Internet, he's making his secretary feel uncomfortable. However, things begin to spin out of control when he meets a much younger girl and follows her all the way to the beach.
Fortunately
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: American English. Published: May 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Brad relies on fortune cookies for relationship advice. The results are mostly comical.
Tales of Tyrri Glossaries and Supplementa
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Price: Free! Words: 16,750. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
The reader’s guide and reference companion to the novel The Flock of the Shore and other works in the alternative history series Tales of Tyrri. Extensive glossaries translating the novel's unique language, complete maps and gazettes, principal character listings and genealogies, a roster of the deity pantheon and avatars, a concise essay on the historical bases of this imagined world, and more.
Lessons in Eating Soup
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Price: Free! Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Michal is a young boy longing to be reconnected with his father who escaped Poland during the communist 1980's. This short story explores the innocence of childhood set against a bleak and frightening environment. It also offers a glimpse into cultural identity, how it can encompass the simplest of things, things that are often lost or left behind in the process of moving on.
Forgiveness
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Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014 by MMMporium. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Set in a car speeding through the streets of 1938 Berlin after The Night of Broken Glass (Kristallnacht). Inside the car is Klara and her two young children, but Kurt, her abusive SS officer husband, could not escape with them. Will he find forgiveness? Contains reference to domestic violence.
Up, Up and Away
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,130. Language: American English. Published: May 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Lena goes for the ride of her life. Playful and philosophical, an emotionally evocative comedic short story that takes you away.
Snow Gum River
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Price: Free! Words: 2,780. Language: Australian English. Published: May 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Snow Gum River is a literary short fiction piece that unfolds around a Bushranging gang in New South Wales, Australia during the late 1800s. With the increasing effectiveness of the police, Margaret and Clarence find it growing more difficult to escape capture and punishment, forcing them to have to make decisions they never would have considered before.
Life-Changers
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Price: Free! Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Life-Changers is a literary short story with a diverse cast. It is told in short scenes, all related to each other in some way, that each takes on a new point-of-view character who faces a moment that changes their life--some for the better, but some for the worse. It explores what it means to be human and all the different ways we experience the world.
That Son Of Yours
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Price: Free! Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Flora has a visit from old neighbors who demand an apology from her son.
Of Emus and Seahorses
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,060. Language: Australian English. Published: May 21, 2014 by IFWGPublishingAustralia. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An emu struggles to raise his offspring and a seahorse dances with his mate before nurturing her eggs inside his pouch. From a crocodile dealing with drought and flood, a humpback whale migrating thousands of kilometres, to a whirligig beetle escaping predatory fish, this collection of short stories features Australia's fascinating animals.
Mug Half-full
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A short story about an encounter between two people in a coffee shop who discover that they have something in common.
Without Fear
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,100. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Tired of being afraid, a young farmer with greater aspirations embarks on a journey that will bring him face to face with each of his fears and closer to his ideal life—one without fear or suffering. A fable about what it means to be human, Without Fear explores the age-old question of whether fear and suffering are a necessary part of life.
The Conversation
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Price: Free! Words: 350. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
An intimate couple have a conversation with each other.
The Man in Beaver Cove
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You set the price! Words: 8,460. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Small-town plumber and recent divorcee Ed Brain lives a lonely life on the muddy banks of Beaver Cove. At least he does until Higgy—Ed’s old classmate and now the town drug dealer—drives his Corvette off a cliff and into the water outside Ed's door . . .
Stag
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You set the price! Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When you have a kid, you cut the booze—that was the deal. Or at least that was how Sean saw it. But after the arrival of their daughter, Gina sees things differently. Hitting the bars, boozing with the boating crowd on the river—was that any way for a mother to act? Not if she wanted Sean to stick around. But as Sean learns, single-parenting's a tall order. Especially living out by the town dump.
The Calling
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You set the price! Words: 5,020. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
She seemed like a gift from God. Which in a way she was. After all, it was Father Dutch’s idea that Bill Hamm date Gretchen Burnham—single mother of four. And sure, Bill was game. After all, hadn’t Gretchen been the most beautiful girl in school? Except lately Bill's been feeling a different calling. And why is Father Dutch so keen to see him paired up with gorgeous Gretchen Burnham anyway?
Night of the Deputy
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Price: Free! Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When a lawman used to playing by the rules finds himself in a place where he should never, ever be, there’s no telling what could happen . . .
The Fart (Tales from Japan)
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Price: Free! Words: 8,390. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2014 by Little J Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is a story of a dramatic event that happened to a boy named Harukichi one warm afternoon in autumn. Harukichi goes to a small school in a small village. Sometimes Harukichi is embarrassed by the way his classmates behave. One day a new teacher named Mr. Fuji arrives from the big city. Another interesting character in this story is Ishitaro. Ishitaro likes to fart. A lot.
Salesmanship: Three Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 10,080. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Wondering what it takes to get into heaven these days? B. Glen Rotchin takes us on one human’s whimsical encounter with his maker. In another story a cynical aging textile salesman's attempt to humor a Lubavitch boy unexpectedly brings him closer to personal truth. In the last story a fateful basketball game brings together two Jewish boys from opposite sides of a cultural divide.