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Shame, A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The neighbors were tolerant and intrigued by my mother. Even when she and my father were standing in the front yard yelling and swearing at each other, they would look the other way and still smile at my mother when they passed her on the street the next day.
Pocahontas, A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
I could not wait for my mother to see the play. She would be proud of having me for a daughter. People would tell her that she should take me to Hollywood, that I had natural talent. Then I would be famous, it would not matter what other people thought about her, my mother would go back to just being my mother because of my fame and fortune.
Past the Front Door, A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,930. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
No one has the perfect childhood, but Rose has a childhood that borders bizarre. She struggles to come of age in the shadows of her Native American heritage and under the care of her hippie mother, a woman overwhelmed with the realities of motherhood. This story and others make up Ghost Country: A Novel
Off the Reservation
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
I don’t care what any of them say, John Lennon is the greatest man that ever lived. I played my Beatles records all day and tried not to pay attention as more and more of the young men in town were drafted and sent off to the jungles. It was crazy times and you could just feel the surge of change in the air and I wanted desperately to be a part of it.
John Lennon and the Chicken Holocaust, A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
My mother considered the anniversary of John Lennon’s murder to be the most important date in American history. She even wrote our congressional representative every year about making it a national holiday. She had yet to receive a response. That did not stop her from holding a wake in his honor every year on the date of his death. This and other stories are available in Ghost Country: A Novel
Fairy Dust, A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
In the summers though, Momma would get distracted by her vegetable garden and planters of petunias. She didn’t get sad as often and was always humming when she made breakfast. I was free to stay down the street at Rose’s for days or even weeks on end, even Ana would join us. The three of us nicknamed Aunt Summer’s house “camp do what you want”.
A Birthday Wish, A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
A picture from that moment shows me in my white Sunday dress with a grass stain down the side, my hair ribbon askew, and my face glowing over the candles. It was the last time that I was really happy. It was the last time that I believed I could change my life just by only wishing for it to be different. This and other stories are available in Ghost Country: A Novel
'Hab: The Other Side of Rehab
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,460. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This POV Big Rehab tour tells the Other Side of our Sacred Recovery Cow. Follow 23-year-old free-thinker Boris, and a diverse band of fellow 'Habbers (half on repeat stints), as he's floored to find 12-Step religious indoctrination via a 20th Century hospital. Desperate to quit, fearing for his very life, Boris learns he must recover by rejecting the Program, rather than through cliche acceptance.
If a tree falls in a forest and someone hears it...
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Literature » Literary
If a tree falls in a forest and someone hears it, does the tree have an effect? When does watching break the rules? In Georgiann's short story a falling tree interacts with its observer and changes her in a profound way. The boundaries between sight, sounds and reality fall apart. Author Georgiann Baldino reworks the old philosophy question—this time with the tree in charge.
I Russian Bride
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,760. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Letters
True love or complete deception? Herewith 140 emails from Ivana - masseuse in a small hospital in Tair, Russia - to an older American man. Is either who they say they are? (is anybody who they say they are?) "I perish without your love to edge of a planet, Ivana."
Belmont
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,390. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"Belmont" is a story about Sophia Corvo, one of the characters in "The Garden of the World." It depicts her journey to see her mother at a tuberculosis sanatorium in the early years of past century.
Antarès
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,100. Language: French. Published: June 5, 2013 by Éditions Hélène Jacob. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Hiver 2012. Une terrible vague de froid s’installe sur l’Europe, puis sur le monde. Les black-out électriques se multiplient dans les villes, obligeant les citadins à s’installer dans des abris de fortune. Les émeutes éclatent et le monde s’installe peu à peu dans l’immobilisme. Les campagnes sont désertées, et la population tente de survivre comme elle le peut.
Spilled Coffee
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,680. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Benjamin Hughes is on a mission. He has just bought back the New Hampshire lake cottage his family lost eighteen summers ago, in 1969, just before he turned fourteen. For the next 24 hours, he has committed himself to relive the summer when his life blew apart.
The Planter's Wife
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 21,650. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Post War Malaya: in the wreckage of Japanese occupation, the world which the British knew had gone. Some return trying to rebuild their old lives, others to start anew. SG Simmons brings to life this extraordinary period of change to weave upon it a very human tale.
Robert B. Parker and John D. MacDonald Share a Happy Hour: Parts I & II Complete
You set the price! Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Enclosed is a short story titled “Robert B. Parker and John D. MacDonald Share A Happy Hour – Parts 1 & 2 Complete”. The two iconic American writers share posthumous cocktails and conversation as they muse over what was, what is, and what may be. Pat Conroy tends bar. Travis and Spenser are very much alive in spirit.
Hound of the Meadows
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 68,110. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Arthur Meadows has been living two lies. The first will ruin him if it’s discovered. But the bigger lie is the one he’s been telling himself – that having a gorgeous wife, nice house, two kids and a dog is the same thing as being happy. When the first lie starts unraveling, the second one blows up altogether, and Art’s life spirals out of control in hilarious, sexy and occasionally deadly ways.
Priory, Louisiana: A Novel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,040. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
When Hurricane Katrina enters the Gulf, coastal residents flee. In Priory, Louisiana, guest rooms of an inn become shelter from the storm. Guests bond over shared heartache. They watch as homes get swept to sea. Loved ones go missing. Passions ignite. Priory, Louisiana is a story of regret, God's role in tragedy, and the opportunity to reinvent yourself after the life you know has washed away.
Quand les femmes s'emmêlent (Saison 2)
Series: Le gang des bigoudènes, Saison 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,480. Language: French. Published: June 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Cela donne des bleus à l'âme, des coups au coeur, des passions désespérées, belles ou insensées. De la douleur et de l'amour, toujours. Retrouvez Anna, Tristana, Leila et Suzanna dans la deuxième saison du Gang des bigoudènes. Pour le meilleur de ces femmes à la recherche d'elles-mêmes et de leur coeur. Nouvelle édition.
Que pasen los niños
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,470. Language: Spanish. Published: June 1, 2013 by Literaturas Comunicacion SL. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Cuando de pronto la felicidad nos abruma…, no queda más remedio que tomar medidas. Ese es el tema de «Felicia», el primero de los relatos que componen este "Que pasen los niños", nueve cuentos en los que el autor ilustra con argumentos tomados de la vida cotidiana e imágenes novedosas el equilibrio inestable en que se encuentra la vida, presta a volcarse hacia un lado o el otro en un instante.
Shanghai Dancing
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 135,580. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A "fictional autobiography," Shanghai Dancing is a dazzling meditation on identity, language and disorientation that combines photographs and written images in the style of W.G. Sebald. The winner of some of Australia's top literary prizes, Shanghai Dancing has been praised by its judges as "a work of major significance [that] challenges our expectations of storytelling..."