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Hackettstown (A Short Story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,930. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"I've gone for a roll. I'll be back tomorrow. -- Love, Dave" Early on a summer morning, Dave Riggler hits the road. His mission: To save a friendship. With just his wheelchair and his Walkman, he'll roll miles in search of Lisa, his pen pal. This is a story of loss, angst, letting go.
The Sound Collector
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,660. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Some people follow their favorite band—Jay follows the Poet, going to his readings, memorizing every poem. Instead of recording bootlegs, Jay collects the sound vibrations of the poems in small glass jars, capturing their essence. But after years of fandom, a chance encounter makes Jay realize the depths of his own loneliness. Will a desperate trip to Bangkok give a new meaning to his life?
American Compromise
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Price: Free! Words: 66,880. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Steven Matthews is a middle-aged man working a job that he doesn't mind. He lives a content life until a young twenty-something year-old boy, Mathew, comes and mucks it all up as he tries to get Steven to follow his past dreams. After pushing him outside of his comfort zone (Ohio), Mathew and Steven end up on the other side of the country with only one way to get back home.
Silence
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,520. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When San Turner's two aunts, his only family, die within a week of each other he's unable to accept their passing as mere coincidence. Recently fired from his job and guilt-ridden over the loss of his wife, he enlists his lifelong friend in a search for the truth behind their deaths, soon finding himself on another sort of quest when a ten-year-old deaf girl who has befriended him is kidnapped.
The Barkhouse Five
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012 by Tricorner Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Award-winning author PD Cacek presents five never before published stories, each based on a theme she presented in her Barkhouse Writing Workshop. Enjoy these finely-spun tales by a modern master of the craft.
Miss Papa B.: a short story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
For a mere ten grand, Miss Lilly Newcastle brought Cousin Vallee back from the dead. At least that’s what everybody else in the family thought when he appeared at Papa B.’s funeral. But Miss Lilly hired Cousin Vallee for a specific purpose. To take care of her biggest obstacle now that Papa B. was gone: Miss Lacey.
Dinkle Dorkle And Other Nut Cases
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Price: Free! Words: 890. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
These 30 short poems were first published on Twitter as a part of the #twitpoem project. Each poem is 140 characters or less. Allen Taylor's wacky, whimsical sense of humor comes through in these short lyrical verses. You won't be able to get enough.
Memento Mori
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Price: Free! Words: 1,820. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Memento Mori; a short story about death and its relevance in today's age.
One
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Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
One is a short story about addictions and the manner in which they break us down.
Unwoven: six short stories
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,340. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This sixpack of short stories includes: 1. Girl on a Rock; 2. The One-Hundredth Goliath; 3. The Pump Jack Potion; 4. An Invisible Man; 5. Arturo’s Brains; 6. Walk, Not Stay. Excerpt from “The G.O.D. Journal: a search for gold,” by Jeff Posey, available spring 2012.
Zelfportret
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: Dutch. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Een kleurloze man schetst een beeld van zichzelf voor de buitenwereld.
Self-portrait
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
A colorless man paints a pretty picture of himself to the outside world.
Fallen Angels
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,870. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Transplanted Boston Brahmin, Mercy Allcutt, has had some very exciting times as secretary to private investigator, Ernie Templeton. When she sets out to find her wandering boss, Ernie, one hot September afternoon, she not only discovers a corpse, but she also finds Ernie, bound and gagged. Worse, when the police arrive to investigate the crime, they peg Ernie as the killer.
The Man Who Was Shot
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 11,970. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » European / General
From the mountainous hinterlands of Catalonia comes the harrowing tale of a veteran of the Carlist Wars who survives his own execution by firing squad. When he returns from his journey to the hereafter, he is a changed man, known to all of his acquaintances as L'Afusellat--the man who was shot.
Winnemucca, a small-town fairy tale
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,030. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Once upon a time Ginny’s road blood ripened, the day she got wise to love. Engaged to the high school quarterback, his quarter-carat ring and enchanting smile should have been enough for her. But, she stands him up and fights to solve the riddle of her past to find her future on an enchanted road trip to Winnemucca, where fear's as blind as love.
The Island
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,860. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A tragic short story. A father and son are pushed beyond their limits by circumstances. Sailing their small boat offshore in winter, their luck runs out….
À Procura de um Livro
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,220. Language: Portuguese. Published: April 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Um dia Gabriel acorda e descobre que perdeu o seu primeiro manuscrito.
Ulla Sundström et autres nouvelles
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Price: Free! Words: 19,980. Language: French. Published: April 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ce sont sept nouvelles originales, rédigées dans une écriture de qualité, que nous offre Bernard VIALLET au travers de ce très joli recueil. Plein d’humour, ces textes se rejoignent dans la critique de la société contemporaine en abordant notamment les thèmes de la télévision réalité, du sexe roi, de la jeunesse sans valeurs, et du droit d’auteur.
Inmersos en el vacío
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,410. Language: Spanish. Published: April 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Genaro parece tenerlo todo. Disfruta del trabajo que eligió, del reconocimiento de su madre, de una vida desahogada y del amor pleno de una mujer.Pero las oportunidades de aventura le sobran y él las aprovecha, aun si no consiguen mitigar la sensación de vaciedad de una vida vivida inmerso en el vacío. Quizá la intervención de Verónica venza su existencialismo exasperante.
Twisted Together
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You set the price! Words: 21,190. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Twisted Together captures those odd moments when we discover that a close friend, a stranger, a loved one, a neighbor, someone we thought we knew, or even we ourselves are not who we thought and can never be again. These seventeen pieces of short and flash fiction visit twisted and sometimes humorous perspectives on relationships of all kinds.