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I Want to Die—Or Fight Back
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,650. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
FOR ADULTS ONLY This short story contains adult themes such as rape and other kinds of violence. This short story is not erotica.
Pretending it's Daytime
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,110. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A college student's one week gig as a live-in sitter for two wealthy kids proves more than challenging. Published in Side Show, 1996.
Scar Jewelry
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,710. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
What do we really know about our parents or the ways they shape us? For twins Deirdre and Langston, 20, the answer is: not enough. With their father long dead, and their mother now in a coma, they realize they don't even know whom to notify. In fact, they understand almost nothing about their mother. They delve into her life and uncover secrets that revise the past and transform the future.
Dodger
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Price: Free! Words: 50,960. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
After literally dodging a bullet and thwarting an attempted robbery, lovable loser Jim Bailey is thrust into the spotlight as a bona fide hero, a Messiah, a Real Life Neo of sorts. He's invited to appear on a morning talk show, and after making a complete ass of himself on national television, is given a choice: cash in on his celebrity or retreat into full on exile.
The Now or Never - Amnesia for Fun and Prophet
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Price: Free! Words: 118,760. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A spiritual journey through India, a detour into amnesia, a plunge into adventure, as humor lights the way to liberation. A book for the intelligent reader who knows that spiritual truth lies within—and that it takes a bit of laughter, plus facing the muck at times, to get there. Fiction based in fact, the sacred tinged with sacrilege, and an entertaining boost for those on their path to freedom.
Exposure
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A teenage photographer loses her artistic innocence and maybe more. Published in Northwest Review, 2000.
Rumbo Sur y otros relatos
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,670. Language: Spanish. Published: October 26, 2012 by Literaturas Comunicacion SL. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"Rumbo Sur" es una colección de relatos breves humeante de sabor porteño. Una apuesta por la elegancia, la serenidad, el estilo, el buen vino y la literatura cosmopolita. Cincuenta y una escenas en las que palpita la vida con una veracidad absoluta y un gusto cultivado.
Past a House with a Chicken
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,500. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A rooster raised from a chick wins a place deep in a young woman's heart, while her boyfriend fails to do the same. Published in Primavera, 1999.
Concerning Jackson Willard
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Price: Free! Words: 6,210. Language: American English. Published: October 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Sleep deprivation and an interviewing a purported immortal are enough to toy with anyone's head.
Fish Wishes
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,720. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A newly sober mom longing to get back custody of her daughter tries to make something happen. Published in Pindeldyboz, 2004.
A Nice Beginning
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,650. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The stories in this book bring to life characters and settings with precise realism. Swimming or fishing in the ocean and having conversations, the people in the stories are so real that they come out of the pages. Going out on a date or staying at home, the men and women described find interesting activities that the reader will enjoy. People and places come alive in 'A Nice Beginning'.
Surely Goodness and Mercy
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Price: Free! Words: 1,080. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A cynical narrator gets changed, just a bit. Published in Cranky, 2004
The Rock Star in the Mirror (or, How David Bowie Ruined My Life)
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 6,210. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.00 from 7 reviews)
Joe is a small-town Oregon guy. He's madly in love with Lynnie ... who has a huge crush on David Bowie. Joe will do almost anything to get Lynnie's attention, but there are always consequences.
Paradise Lost
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 152,630. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"I was born in Paris at the age of twelve." So begins Paradise Lost, the novel that turns Milton upside down. It is a comic epic about an agnostic man who idolizes women, resists authority of all kinds, and insists that the defining feature of human beings is their fallibility. "An impressively detailed, deep look at life." "Intimate, reflective and worthy of a thoughtful read." Kirkus Reviews.
Waiting for the Lady
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 111,690. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Sloan Wolcott, an American expat in Bangkok, a part-time art dealer and smuggler and a full-time rogue, comes into possession of a camera belonging to a Japanese newspaper reporter killed in a suspicious car crash. Inside the camera, he finds several images of the Lady, Aung San Suu Kyi, one of her riding in an automobile with a bullet hole in the rear window and one lone picture of a mysterious..
Puppet Show
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,430. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An artist who creates puppets invests commonplace living with a surreal intensity that isolates her from everyone - until she encounters an odd octogenarian. Published in 13th Moon, 1993.
Kleptocracy, the Rule of Thieves
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,800. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A man adrift in life becomes tied to a boatyard community of like souls. These widely divergent characters find in each other the catalyst to move on from their personal doldrums to a new sense of purpose.
Ready Reference Treatise: Coming Up for Air
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 25 ยท Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 46. Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Guide books or book notes are primarily written to make students understand the original text better, especially from all those angles which are often overlooked by a casual reader.
Vengeance
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Price: Free! Words: 560. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A very short piece taken from the book, Hope, Depression, Love & Fractured Hearts: A Collection of Short Stories and other Pieces of Writing. Something in his past comes back to him.
God of Darkness
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 123,090. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Rahu, God of Darkness, has unraveled the safety nets in the City of Angels. Even the rich are in a free-fall state when the Thai economic boom goes bust in 1997. A young American, Hurley Ransom Conover, follows his Thai girlfriend to her homeland and finds himself at the center of her family’s turmoil. Hurley trips along the edges of Bangkok days and nights giving...