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At the Ditch in the Center of the Universe
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Price: Free! Words: 7,250. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012 by Geraldine Glodek. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
It's 1959. Tim Giovannini, whose family made it out of the mines and factories of Pennsylvania, wants nothing to do with kids whose parents still come home with dirty hands. He has a chance to go to the Buddy Holly concert in Iowa with Hal Jones, the laces of whose sneakers Tim does not feel fit to loose. Hal can't stomach Tim, but a ride to Iowa in Tim's dad's car is his only way to get there
The Blue Hat
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Set in New Zealand in the late 1940’s three children are sent to stay in the country where everything seems strange. This short story won a major NZ short story competition in 1990.
Resveries brouageaises
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,050. Language: French. Published: April 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
En ce quatorze d’octobre de l’an mil six cent trente-et-un, j’allois considérant la mer océane dont les rouleaux convulsifs s’engouffroyent dans le havre à l’assaut de Brouage. Regard perdu, cheveux au vent, je révassois au beau et bon pays de la Grand’Rivière, duquel revenoit nostre compère l’Enclume pour la Compagnie du Canada.
13 Years in America
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Price: Free! Words: 66,870. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.94 from 33 reviews)
The powerful story of one woman’s search for happiness and fulfillment in modern-day America.
De l'autre côté
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,830. Language: French. Published: April 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
La chambre jaune du château du Douhet semble hantée par une présence maléfique. L'écrivain Albert Hicks mène l'enquête...
Pieces
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A short story about memory, time, and the things we lose.
Thomas Jefferson, Rachel & Me
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,030. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
What would you do if the ghost of Thomas Jefferson asked you to take him off his mountain so he could see the country? Jack Arrowsmith and his late son's girlfriend, Rachel Carter — a mixed-race beauty like Sally Hemings — swallow their fears and take him away. What if he returns to corporeal form — a man used to slaves but this time with no money, job or ID?
Espejos y otras orillas
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,880. Language: Spanish. Published: April 7, 2012 by Chiado Editora. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Pedro Pujante ha logrado recuperar en estos relatos las inquietantes atmósferas e hilos argumentales del mejor Realismo Mágico y ha sabido captar con maestría su esencia. Quien lea ESPEJOS Y OTRAS ORILLAS comprenderá que la realidad y lo mágico están sutilmente alineados en un mismo plano.
So Long As You Don't Get Run Over You'll Be Fine
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Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 7,950. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Can you guess the main inspiration for this story? Several images and ideas are taken from an earlier story by a well-known author. To enter, buy and read a copy of the story... And follow the instructions at the end.
Disentangled
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Price: $4.79 USD. Words: 98,660. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
What does a person do to alter the course of their troubled life? For the playful, young William Ashton the answer is in a kaleidoscope and the garden of mirrors. For Stringy Billy it’s a guitar and the Devil at the crossroads. Seaton Redland’s solution is to become born again and for Andrew Lewis it is something else altogether.
The Bastard Year
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 38,400. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012 by Brandylane Publishers. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
This debut novel tells the story of a boy’s final year of childhood and a family’s near disintegration. When Zain’s father is fired from the CIA in March of 1980, it creates a tremor that threatens to upend the family’s precarious balance. Zain’s awakening to a world riddled with cracks and his adolescent attempts to mend them are the stuff from which young men, and great stories, are made.
The Termite Queen: Volume One: The Speaking of the Dead
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 131,320. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In the 30th century, an off-world expedition brings back a giant termite with a behavior that suggests intelligence. During the planning for a first-contact expedition, Kaitrin Oliva, a linguistic anthropologist, falls in love with the entomologist-leader, a complex man hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, civil discord is brewing on the termite planet as the Queen's Chamberlain plots a murder ...
It Smells Like Plastic and Hurt Feelings
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Price: Free! Words: 8,350. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
stories by J. Bradley: more information can be found at www.kuboapress.wordpress.com
Tokyo to Tijuana: Gabriele Departing America
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You set the price! Words: 186,210. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This literary novel explores the lives of A Korean American returning to his home country where he is scarcely literate and teaches English for a living and Gabriele, his creation, an intellectual living in a trailer court in New York State, also lost, and also rebeling against life but in a more overt manner
The Unfettered Life of Kenyon of New Orleans
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You set the price! Words: 49,870. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This literary novel explores the morphine induced sleep and troubled awakened state of Kenyon who is disabled, suffering from a degenerative illness, and suffering from isolation in a home that her husband rarely visits
An Apostate: Nawin of Thais
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You set the price! Words: 118,600. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This literary novel deals with a wealthy, self-established Thai man suffering a mid-life crisis and rejecting the life he has known to pursue a train trip to Laos and anonymity
Corpus of a Siam Mosquito
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You set the price! Words: 73,760. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This literary novel explores the life of Nawin Biangklang from poverty to rising Thai artist
firstwriter.com First Short Story Anthology
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Price: Free! Words: 24,970. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012 by JP&A Dyson. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
The winner and ten special commendations from the firstwriter.com First International Short Story Contest, which ran from 2004 to 2005.
Egerius
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Price: Free! Words: 6,720. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
(2.00 from 1 review)
A story of ancient Etruria. Young Egerius is brought up by women after his father's early death; but there are secrets in his father's family, and as he grows older, he learns that he has a family he has never met, and is the heir to more than his father's slim estate... This is a chapter from 'Etruscan Blood', an epic novel of ancient Italy that will be published later this year.
Death Angel: a short story of literary fiction
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012 by Crescere Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Transgressional
What kind of person works as a mercy killer? What makes a death a mercy killing, instead of murder? A 4,500 manuscript word / 18-page short story on death, and life, from the point of view of a man who is intimately familiar with the former.