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We Were Children by Matthew Morgan
Price: Free! Words: 27,230. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of short stories with sharp edges and dark corners, 'We Were Children' is an experiment in genre and style from author Matthew Morgan. These tales range from a cemetery in Paris to an inner-city flat that won't let its tenant go, from a man with no memory of himself to a couple's complicated relationship with time.
Thomas Jefferson, Rachel & Me by Peter Boody
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,030. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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 by Pedro Pujante
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,880. Language: Spanish. Published: April 7, 2012 by Chiado Editora. Categories: 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 by Sam Jordison
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 7,950. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: 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 by Pete Howells
Price: $4.79 USD. Words: 98,660. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
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 by Richard Zuras
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 38,400. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012 by Brandylane Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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 by Lorinda J Taylor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 131,320. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary(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 ...
Tokyo to Tijuana: Gabriele Departing America by Steven Sills
You set the price! Words: 186,210. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Categories: 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 by Steven Sills
You set the price! Words: 49,870. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Categories: 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 by Steven Sills
You set the price! Words: 118,600. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Categories: 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
firstwriter.com First Short Story Anthology by Various Authors
Price: Free! Words: 24,970. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012 by JP&A Dyson. Categories: 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 by AM Kirkby
Price: Free! Words: 6,720. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Literature » Literary(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 by S. E. Lee
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012 by Crescere Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Transgressional, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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.
The Swimming Away by F. Simon Grant
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,460. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Meek and Artemis :oR: The Swimming Away, part 1 of the Living Needle trilogy, is the story of a first love that might bring about the apocalypse. Artemis, the rebellious girl in search of significance, finds the rules of the world rewritten when she meets Meek, the quiet & powerful boy who urges Artemis to face the mystery of her dead mother, but their discovery may bring an end to everything.
My Governor's House & other stories by Josh Karaczewski
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,570. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author(3.00 from 1 review)
A collection of writings from author Josh Karaczewski, including the Pushcart Prize nominated titular story. Through mostly short stories, you will meet a homecoming warrior defeated by housework, a lonely debut author impatient for recognition, a son losing a boyfriend because of his mother, the thoughts of someone who falls from great heights to the ground on purpose, and much more.
Extremus Terra by J.D. Stimpson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 131,200. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.50 from 2 reviews)
As a tenuous truce among the peoples of Extremus Terra continues to border on a world war, Lucas Torinac is reluctantly allowed to begin his Quest, a passage into adulthood among his people. But as he attempts to navigate his way through an unforgiving world, Lucas begins to realize that even magic and the fantastic creatures he must face are not as threatening as the races of humanity itself.