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Good Money
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,620. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Money talks. But it never confesses. Ruth earns more as a hostess in a Tokyo nightclub than she’s ever made in her life. Rule number one: never give a customer your phone number. The day Ruth breaks that rule, she stumbles into the middle of a dangerous new money game, with only one thing to rely on… her Catholic faith. Novella. Length: 100 pages plus a free book preview.
Writes for All Volume 1 Issue 2
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 12,620. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Writes for All Magazine continues to break down the barriers of fiction in Issue II with three excellent short stories by James P. Hanley, Bob Kalkreuter, and Timothy Martin. Read high-quality short stories of all genres in Writes for All Magazine!
Making the Jump
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Bob Andolini heads down to Florida for Bike Week, but ends up ditching his biker buddies to see his daughter and ex-wife. For the first time in his life, Bob has some freedom. Freedom to ride his Harley on weekends, freedom from a wife and child, freedom from parenting. Then he sees Megan struggling in a local horse show and his feelings veer.
Five Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,860. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Stories with gorgeous sentences and unsettling insights.
Setting the Compass
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Price: Free! Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Druids viewed themselves as caretakers of the universe and considered the natural and the supernatural worlds to be one. In this story set in the time of the Druids, a very young man, dark-haired, dark-eyed, sits alone in the shadow thrown by the Poulnabrone Dolmen, County Clare. He has been set a test. And, despite himself, he will pass.
Terfarim the Frumious: a short story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,230. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2011 by Brooklyn Arts Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A magical realism tale touching upon corporate greed, colonialism, environmentalism and responsibility. Harry Solomon, a corporate shark, jumps at the opportunity to turn a South Pacific island into a playground resort. Cutting corners to bring Solarium to fruition, he undermines the locals and their government and spoils the pristine coastline. But Harry is soon forced to reconcile his misdeeds.
3/17
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,380. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In this loose parody of Dante's "Inferno," four Irish traditional musicians get lost in the backwoods of upstate New York the week before St. Patrick's Day. On the journey, the band descends through nine hellish circles of American-style March 17th revelry: Step-dancing princesses. Bobbing shamrock headbangers. Green beer bacchanals. Shillelagh-wavin' geezers. O'Fun, not!
All The Hippies Are Dead
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,370. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011 by Spore Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A coming of age novel like no other. Alex's life was bland, carefree, and safe; working for a medium-sized San Francisco newspaper, until one night it went all wrong. A chance meeting with a girl at a party, a single night of excess, and suddenly Alex's life spiraled out of control. Hooked on heroin and a girl he couldn't shake, Alex battles to find himself and the life he had so quickly lost.
Bad Almond: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 1 review)
Food triggers memories. The narrator experiences visions of nirvana and dead relatives in this richly descriptive moment in time.
Closing Shift
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Price: Free! Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2011 by Bannerwing Books. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.69 from 13 reviews)
Elli prefers working the evening shift in a coffee shop so she can plan, unnoticed, her escape from a life of quiet desperation. Will the arrival of an intense stranger draw her out?
If You Like to Laugh, Volume Two
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Take a break. Have some fun! "If you like to laugh, volume two" is mostly light verse, suitable for all age groups, middle-school to senior citizen. There's a story about a possible baseball Hall-of-Famer, an explanation of why the conquistadors had to flee the Americas, a scathing indictment of Neil Armstrong, a classic tale of man's best friend, passive-aggressive shopping, and much more...
Boldly Reimagined!
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,200. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2011 by Tsunami Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In the battle of the sexes, the winner gets to write the history, and the TV pilot! Diana is the oldest writer, and only woman, hired to write for a new TV show "Jason and the Stargonauts," "boldly reimagining" ancient myth for a modern audience, she has no idea what she's getting into. To save her job, she'll need to be tough, fight dirty and kick them where it hurts - the writer's room.
Second-Best Rod and Reel
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
What is the best thing about catching a fat rainbow trout on a silvery fly? Is it the joy of catching a fish? Or is it a small slice of revenge? A very short story.
The Need for Character - flash fiction
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,720. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Cheap Stories series--short eBooks, cheap as hell. Four flash fiction pieces that examine the short short story form. From a disgruntled Easter bunny to a reminiscence on the heyday of dwarf-tossing. From a short piece ironically titled, “Tell Everything,” to the art of NOT writing, these flash fiction pieces show the strength of suggestion and brevity. Stories for a song! (Literally!)
Good Night Wood
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Price: Free! Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Francis is touring with his band, missing Martine and writing songs about her. Meanwhile, Martine has discovered potentially damaging information about a local politician she dislikes. But making the information public could hurt a friendship. This prequel to "The Toe Incident" has Martine figuring out the importance of friendship, even if she hasn't quite grasped how much Francis cares for her.
Nagel's Bagels
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Price: Free! Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
There are five levels of gifted intelligence ranging from bright to profoundly gifted. One in every thirty thousand is 'exceptional', which makes Curtis Stedman, the part-time dishwasher at Nagel’s Bagels, one smart cookie!
You Never Lose It
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,260. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
a collection of four short stories exploring the sense of place and belonging ranging from Abdi, a refugee from Somalia, through to Jules looking for a lost heritage in Andalusia.
Jos Cardy's Awakening
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Price: Free! Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A short story about Jos and his gradual involvement in a traditional Irish music session.
After All Is Said And Done - A Novel of Infidelity, Healing & Forgiveness
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 129,980. Language: American English. Published: August 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
What would you do if you found out the son you loved wasn't yours? Ethan Harrington's world has just been shattered... Nobody wakes up one morning and decides this is the day they are going to cheat on their spouse, but when the opportunity presents itself - it ultimately becomes a choice, and that choice, whether good or bad, can have irrevocable consequences.
A Time Ago And Then
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,600. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Max, a USN submariner, is laid up in a hospital with a broken back in the late sixties: there, he begins spiritual journey that takes him through LSD,the Altamont Speedway fiasco, to the communes of New Mexico, Jamaica and drug dealing in Miami. Ending up in Santa Barbara his misadventures touch on the violence, cults and religions of the era as he struggles to find peace within himself.