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Spotted Lily
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,530. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
When the Devil drops into Angela Pendergast's bedroom in her sharehouse in inner-city Sydney with a contract in hand, her life has little better alternative so she signs. He's got only a Hell's week to fulfil his side, but in the meantime he must chaperone her -- or is it the other way around? Shortlisted for the William L. Crawford Award; a Locus Recommended Reading List selection.
Republican Standup: Fundraiser (Story)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Do Republicans have a sense of humor? Can they take a joke? Seriously, can they laugh at themselves? Richard Charmer is a Republican standup comedian having a crisis of political faith. Everything he believes in is crashing down around him. Time to take another tablet. “Republican Standup: Fundraiser” is a tragically funny political story. What happens when a man loses respect for his politics?
Ink
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 97,680. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012 by Crossed Genres Publications. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Are YOU marked for disappearance? What happens when rhetoric about immigrants escalates to an institutionalized population control system? The near-future, dark speculative novel INK opens as a biometric tattoo is approved for use to mark temporary workers, permanent residents and citizens with recent immigration history - collectively known as inks.
Rattlesnake and other tales
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,360. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
'Rattlesnake and other tales' was first published in 2001 by Polygon. 'From the expansive desert spaces of Arizona to the internal workings of the most fragile human mind, Dodds' stories are packed with subtle twists and turns, but told in an elegant, simple style.' (The book image shows the original Polygon paperback edition.)
The Call of the Sea
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Price: Free! Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.71 from 7 reviews)
Why do tears taste of the sea? John Heap’s debut short story begins as Peter meets Maria on a deserted shore of a British seaside town. Peter is fascinated with Maria, but Maria is fascinated with the sea, a dark elemental obsession that echoes back to her family and to the origins of life itself. Can Peter save Maria from herself and the planetary forces that seem bent on her destruction?
A Beautiful Episode: A Romance
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 46. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,860. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When she found that book, she removed it from the shelf and carried it along to her bed room. The night passed in reading. The first light of the day was about to appear and she was about to read the last paragraph:
Trio in A Minor
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
In "Trio in A Minor," Machado's classic tale of a love triangle in Brazilian high society, the intrigue plays out to the tune of the old sonata of the absolute.
Promise - Short Stories From Promise Goodday
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Series: CW Harvey ยท Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: Free! Words: 7,830. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Promise - Short Stories from Promise Goodday These scorching short stories are taken from the novel Promise Goodday. Pete the serial rapist/killer meets his fate in an abandoned amusement park in the The story "End of the Line." In "Goose Steps" you meet Promise, sassy yet innocent and unaware of the fate about to befall her. It all converges later in the searing heartbreaking novel.
Genre Shotgun: A Collection of Short Fiction
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,250. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012 by Gryphonwood Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This collection contains all of Terry Ervin’s published short stories to date. It includes tales of science fiction, horror, mystery, suspense and inspiration. Remorse and redemption, revenge and revelation, cowardice and courage—all are contained within this fast-paced and riveting collection.
Skeletons In The Cupboard
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,300. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
It’s hard learning a foreign language. And teaching it. William Steer lives in a French backwater, trying his best to integrate, to master French, to teach English. There can be misunderstandings, even stand-up rows. We’re old enemies after all and some of the locals have long and bitter memories. And when one of them asks William about learning English, well, he won’t take no for an answer.
Three yet One
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,670. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
"Her gaze was not absent, as it had been shortly before; instead, it was fixed on the flowers on the wallpaper that lined the room. She noticed, for the first time, that the flowers were daisies. And she shifted her gaze from one to the next, to see if the pattern was the same, and she found that it was. Is that not delightful? Daisies painted on paper."
Cleanse the Soul
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,630. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012 by Eiso Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
A man in prison claws at the walls around him. Accused of a crime he didn't commit, he thinks on his family, life, and he trembles. His captors wear him down, and pick his defenses apart. Pain and exhaustion come together and make him feel like an animal who has nothing more than the truth to hold on to. But what happens when he loses that?
American Dream
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,640. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A young artist living in poverty finds himself in line to inherit a family castle. Follow his journey to overcome clinical depression and claim a place in his family with his son. In this character study, scientist author J.J.Brown explores healing of creativity for people with emotional illness.
The Deed of the Monkeys: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 2,410. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
At a quiet restaurant in an unnamed city a man and a woman sit across from each other. She is distraught. He is quickly drunk. Neither can stop thinking of what they've just seen - a deed so brutal, so terrible as to leave the woman in tears. Was it a moment of meaningless urban violence or was it something more?
Pedalling Backwards
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Price: Free! Words: 57,200. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
On a bleak, muddy island in the Blackwater Estuary, Lizzie struggles to come to terms with the loss of her unborn child and the death of her sister. Trapped in a damp cottage with her ineffectual but well-meaning husband, and her aloof parents, the things that are said and left unsaid on this strained family holiday threaten the complex ties between mothers and fathers and their daughters.
A Game
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,450. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
"'Now, you’ve played cards with so many people, but only once, a long time ago, have you played with me, écarté. Isn’t écarté the name of that game you taught me? Let’s play a game.' Xavier started laughing."
Park Life
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,730. Language: British English. Published: November 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When Susan moves to Birmingham in search of a fresh start she’s unprepared for the challenges she’ll have to face. Her new next-door neighbour Craig thinks he’s more than ready for life but has yet to learn that the best laid plans have a habit of going awry. They’re not friends. Yet. But many things can change during a walk through a park, or over tea and cake in a café.
The Scribe -- Fall Edition
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Price: Free! Words: 6,360. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Literary publication for writers, by writers
The Purpose of Gravity and Other Fabulous Stories
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 56,740. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A collection of eleven short stories all previously published in literary magazines - two of them award winners.
Alvin's Farm Book 5: An Innate Sense of Recognition
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Series: Alvin's Farm, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 75,640. Language: American English. Published: October 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
As Chelsea plans her wedding, missing family members cast shadows. Eric’s unstable girlfriend Dana causes distress for Jenny and Sam, but while Jenny battles her marijuana usage, Sam realizes the best place for their youngest is the farm. Dana’s anguish threatens to overwhelm, but other sinister forces bear down on all in the Willamette Valley.