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How Nadine and Libby Escaped Destiny
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Price: Free! Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A precocious child plays dance lesson in the back of an old trailer. Her mother watches from within. In the midst of the bittersweet scene, their lives are about to change forever, and whatever else may happen the image of an innocent child softly singing will haunt you...
A Short Stay in Hell
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,590. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012 by Strange Violin Editions. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An ordinary family man, geologist, and Mormon, Soren Johansson has always believed he'll be reunited with his loved ones after death in an eternal hereafter. Then, he dies. Soren wakes to find himself cast by a God he has never heard of into a Hell whose dimensions he can barely grasp: a vast library he can only escape from by finding the book that contains the story of his life.
Gnawing the Bone: Dog Fiction
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,490. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
What is your dog thinking? What puts a smile on his face? In this collection of dog fiction, dogs speak their minds in that straightforward manner only dogs have. They want to know why we do what we do. Why are humans obsessed with sex? Some of the dogs are from around the corner, others from the farthest reaches of the galaxy—and some even live on an Earth where dogs are the dominant species.
On a Darkling Plain
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You set the price! Words: 116,780. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Samuel Jellerson, 56 and forced into early retirement, is walking in the woods behind the family farm in Maine one fall day when he witnesses a priest molesting a boy. From this one event all the action in the novel follows and draws a wide cross section of the town into a theme that explores the nature of evil and its antidote empathy, the force that creates community, and fellow-feeling.
Rebecca
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
No one seems to know what happened to Curt's pregnant girlfriend. Did she walk out on him? Was there foul play? He and her disappearance continue to be the talk of Crossroads Church.
The Many Change and Pass
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Price: Free! Words: 138,830. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The novel begins with the mercury poisoning of a small, impoverished boy and follows Chris Andrews, a ecological activist, Myron Seavey, a progressive librarian, and a dozen other characters, including the women Chris lives with in a house in Portland and the brother of the poisoned boy, Malcolm Kimball, who drops out of school, as they all deal with the implications of this poisoning.
Literary Lunes Magazine, March/April 2012 Issue
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Price: Free! Words: 17,910. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Welcome to the latest edition of Literary Lunes Magazine! I apologize for the delay, for I was having some technical difficulties on my end. In this issue, we are featuring an exclusive interview with NY Times Best Selling author, Kristin Cast of the House of Night Series. In addition, we have many other interviews, short stories, poetry, helpful literary articles
A Broken Claw, A Cat's Eye Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
As Winter wears on for Kion's mercenaries, Traleau tries to reach out to the two new captives who share his fate and his fearful position in the group. But when he does, he finds himself stepping into the histories of other named men, and the maelstrom of wills tangled up in them.
A Lovely, Indecent Departure
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,860. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A Lovely, Indecent Departure is the riveting and emotionally-charged debut from a promising new voice in literary thrillers, and a captivating story about a mother’s love and desperation set amidst the heart wrenching landscape of child custody.
Brother of Cloud in the Water
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,800. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Brother of Cloud in the Water narrates his own story set in 1945 New Guinea. He is a tribal leader largely concerned with food and shelter for his tribe and keeping the enemy headhunters away. Then one day a strange flying thing lands and a beautiful red-headed white woman emerges.
A Mile in These Shoes
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Price: Free! Words: 60,710. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
These nine stories describe people who live on the margins of society, people who are often oppressed and always ignored. These stories give them voice and let the reader into their worlds on the edge.
Under The House
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,630. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012 by shelfstealers. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
UNDER THE HOUSE is the story of the Rathbones, a prominent Saskatchewan family who live with a secret they're determined to keep. Only young Evelyn finds the courage to break down the wall of silence that keeps the truth at bay. Her ally is Aunt Maude, a timid woman who has lived with the secret from childhood.
No Fixed Ground
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 83,060. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by Wilkinson House. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
NO FIXED GROUND by John Roman Baker is a vivid, hallucinatory novel that explores a young man’s experience of friendship, sex and obsession amid the sexual liberation of 1970′s England. Nicholas meets Peter and they begin an obsessional relationship that soon spirals out of control. They discover that between sanity and madness, life and death, reality and unreality, there is no fixed ground.
Superficial
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,200. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Brief glimpses through the film of life. A layered look at the world from the eye of the beholder. Clouded, conflicted, translucent to its murky depths.
Little Bluestem: Stories from Rural America
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Price: Free! Words: 62,680. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
There is a lot of hay in this collection of short stories, hay to cut,rake, bale, store and feed. And there is a lot of rusted machinery sitting in sheds and barns. But these bittersweet stories are about the people who are largely overlooked, people living with powerful memories,illness, telling their stories, discovering some small revelation about the meaning of existence and their own lives.
The Return
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Price: Free! Words: 71,610. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In The Return, two orphaned sisters return to their childhood home, thirty years after their parents murder hoping to find out what really happened. The perpetrator is dead, but will those who were with them talk? Lydia, a yoga teacher, feels her mother's spirit asking "Why?" Margie, a recent divorcee, abhors such notions, but as they both get involved in the community, surprising things happen.
Amalie in Orbit
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,060. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Amalie Price has been coasting along in New York as a sheltered faculty wife who secretly freelances as a French porno translator, when she suddenly finds herself a widow at 40. Left with no financial resources by her activist husband, she must contend with her newly alienated teenage son, the threat of eviction from her Upper West Side apartment, and the need to earn a living.
Farther...Than He Wanted to Go Torrio-Chan Trilogy Part 1
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Series: Torrio-Chan Trilogy, Part 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 93,760. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Matthew Torrio’s name was connected with two murders in Ontario. He heads west to Vancouver, hoping to put distance between himself and these events. His trail of mistakes follows him. First blackmailed, he is then forced to join one of the most powerful crime families in North America. Four bullets leave him near death, but Matthew is doggedly determined and resilient.
The Mailbox
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ed and Claire, married for forty years and retired from farming, drive out to their mailbox every day. Every day Ed swerves their pickup toward the mailbox as if distracted then swerves back at the last moment. Claire always acts startled, and they laugh. One day Ed doesn't swerve back, but he's the only one laughing at their wrecked mailbox.
A Chinese Bar Mitzvah
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Price: Free! Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Harry Chen is persona non grata at the Goldberg's Bar Mitzvah ceremony. Problem is, Ida, the family matriarch won't attend without the Chinaman.