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Quarrelsome Fools
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012 by Twin Trinity Media (TTM). Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Sometimes in life, the little things get in the way of the things that should really matter. This is the story of what can happen when the little things become too important in a person's life.
From Lookout
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Short Fiction. In this oblique psychological study, a woman contemplates her ruined life somewhere in the mountains of Appalachia. Fragmented thoughts bring a contemporary rhythm to her narrative voice (at once stark and lyrical) as she leaves home, making her way toward an altogether darker place.
Life Cycles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,320. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Collected mainstream short stories, 1999-2011. Tilting at windmills in the twenty-first century. A dying woman's surprising final wish. The unlikely connections between a Manchester woman and a 17th century Renaissance man. A chance encounter on a motorway. A woman allergic to the modern world.
August Twitpoems
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In August 2009 I published one Twitter poem per day (except one) for an entire month. Sorry, I forgot that day. Still, as a part of a six-month long Twitter poems experiment, August Twitpoems rock harder and louder than all the rest. Even in their quiet humility.
The Lily
Price: Free! Words: 1,100. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
After a car accident a woman visits her seriously injured daughter in hospital.
De lelie
Price: Free! Words: 1,120. Language: Dutch. Published: May 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Na een verkeersongeval bezoekt een vrouw haar zwaargewonde dochter in het ziekenhuis.
DEBUT, Song for My Birth Mother
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 72,530. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
“Debut, Song for My Birth Mother” is the novel about a mother and child whose bond is broken when a college-bound teen gives her child up for adoption. The two live much of their lives secretly yearning for each other. More than 20 years later, they fear that time is running out. They have both suffered deeply from the irrevocable loss and they weigh the pros and cons of meeting.
Quick Reads: The Night Train
Price: Free! Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A hobo determines to leave the life on the night train heading south.
Wedding Song
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Failed composer Maestro Romão, ill, is seeking desperately to complete a piece of music he had abandoned in 1779, shortly after his marriage. In this brief and moving tale by the Brazilian master Machado de Assis, one of his finest, the frustrated artist Romão struggles momentarily against the oblivion that, he now sees, will be his lot.
The Chicken Whisperer
Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012 by 5minutefiction.co.uk. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A short story regarding one special boy and his affinity with nature.
What Beauty
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 182,260. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
How might the Olympian Gods we know from reading change if we were to allow our imaginations to see their true ages? Time changes all people — even gods — and when their day-to-day mischievous lives no longer play a role in human affairs, what then do they become? New York sculptor Minus Orth has an idea. He'll explain this all, and give our imaginations the figures to uphold.
The Gold Watch
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Luís Negreiros returns home from the office one evening, he finds a fine watch and chain on a table in his bedroom. The watch isn't his and can't be his young and beautiful wife Clarinha's, either. Whose is it then? Luís Negreiros's suspicions are immediately aroused.
Wendal, His Cat, and the Progress of Man
Price: Free! Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
V.Campudoni's 1994 illustrated novel of darkness, redemption, and a little lost cat.
Bajo la mirada del cóndor
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,230. Language: Spanish. Published: May 11, 2012 by Literaturas Comunicacion SL. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"Bajo la mirada del Cóndor" nos cuenta la historia de Jorge, un activista argentino que, con la llegada de Videla al poder en su país, ha de escapar con la «patota» siguiéndole los talones. Por fortuna, encuentra refugio en Perú, pero será solo un refugio momentáneo, porque pronto también se hacen los militares con el poder en el país andino y el siniestro Cóndor comienza a agitar sus alas...
Significado cero
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 38,830. Language: Spanish. Published: May 11, 2012 by Literaturas Comunicacion SL. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 1 review)
“Significado cero” es una excelente crónica de la llegada, siempre súbita, a la edad adulta, narrada se diría que de primera mano por una testigo presencial, con los últimos restos de esa ingenuidad y esa sensibilidad que poco a poco se irá diluyendo. Una novela con la que el lector se sentirá identificado en muchas de sus páginas.
Fossiloctopus
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,980. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A strange and unsettling collection of short fiction from World Fantasy Award-winning editor and author Forrest Aguirre. Explore this bizzare cabinet of curiosities culled from the pages of such places as 3rd Bed, Gargoyle, American Letters & Commentary, Diagram, Exquisite Corpse, and others. Open the door to a museum of surreal curiosities and stare into the eyes of the Fossiloctopus!
Twitpoems
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 840. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Literature » Literary
30 poems published over the course of one month, one poem per day for 30 days. Each poem consists of 140 characters or less and ranging from the profound to the absurd. Silly, witty, thoughtful, and poetic. Each poem is its own gem.
The Secret Cause
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
The disquieting pleasures of a forty-year-old man are gradually made clear to a young doctor in this short story by the great Brazilian Machado de Assis. Translated by Juan LePuen.
Jacob's Return
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 161,650. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Religious
Jacob Goldman is on vacation with his family in Hawaii when tragedy strikes and devastates them all. Reeling, Jacob can no longer hide from who he has become and is forced to confront his worst fears. The search for answers takes Jacob from his native San Francisco to his wife's Salt Grass Reservation home and then back to Hawaii once more.
On how the Cockroach, after having died, and after a short conversation with Saint Peter, entered the Gates of Heaven
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Can a cockroach enter into Heaven? Will Saint Peter allow it? In the tradition of Psalms, Socrates, Solomon, and Seuss, "On how the Cockroach..." tackles the canons of our catechisms, the perceptions of our realities, the emblems around our necks, and, perhaps, the dark recesses of our prejudices. An illustrated dialogue.