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The Restoration Man & The Pélissier Scroll
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,860. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
In The Restoration Man one man's obsession with the restoration of a near-mythical car is thrown into sharp perspective following the death of his wife as his life becomes haunted by her echo; in The Pélissier Scroll a man finally unravels the mystery of the ancient scroll that has guided, driven and shaped his life. Two short stories.
The remains of the day.
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Kamau has just lost his job. He goes home, and for the first time in six years, he is the tender lover he has never been to his wife. When his wife goes to prepare him some food, he walks out and meets a drunken man. He kills the man, and then in anger and pity jump off a flat.
Things That I Carry
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"Things That I Carry" is a wide ranging collection of 55 previously unpublished flash fiction tales each comprised of 55 carefully selected words. Flash fiction is not to everyone's taste. If you haven't read or tried haiku you may not like the conciseness and brief beauty of Flash.
Tornado and Other Seasons: A Collection of Short Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,210. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011 by Punkin House. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The six stories in Tornado and Other Seasons peer at the delicate divide between social normalcy and individualism, between the logic of emotions and the unpredictability of life. The central theme of each story is caprice: the best-laid plans in an otherwise orderly day can take a sharp turn upon encountering a hitchhiker, a death in the family, or a sudden change in the weather.
Numbers: Rational, Irrational, and Accidental
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Price: Free! Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Martine's former grandmother-in-law Mimi has died, and has asked Martine to collect her papers in person. Afraid of dealing with former in-laws, Martine enlists her intermittent boyfriend Francis to accompany her. What she finds in Mimi's papers is rivaled only by what she discovers about herself and Francis during their road trip.
Cars Suck
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,210. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When peaceful protest doesn't work, monkeywrench the parking lot paving over paradise.
Mr. Wallace Takes a Wife
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.60 from 5 reviews)
A small English community is shocked when the local eccentric announces his plans to marry a woman no one has ever seen. Is his intended a real person, or is she a figment of his imagination?
Of Blood and Velvet
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Price: Free! Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A hit man has tracked down his victim and contemplates the meaning of his actions as he waits the right time to strike.
Short Shorts
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Price: Free! Words: 16,730. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
(4.00 from 1 review)
This collection includes four short stories and a series of flash fiction written while the author was on travel. Shot through with magical realism, it is both solemn and vibrant--the long and short of a promising high school author.
Love at Hôtel St-Jacques
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,550. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
“Once upon a time, not so long ago, there lived a man who loved a woman, forever…” Thus begins a story set in today’s Paris, part real and part modern magic. Two lovers are united, at last, against odds that ordinary minds cannot understand. Is it real, is it imagined? Is this the end? Or is it really the beginning? Gérard and Julie have been in love forever it seems... Or have they?
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?