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Croc-Odile
By Audrey & Natacha Ajasse
Price: $3.69 USD. Words: 60,580. Language: French. Published: April 5, 2014 by Éditions Hélène Jacob. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
C’est l’été, la classe de Première L du lycée Jean Cocteau de Kenmare, petite ville bretonne, part en voyage scolaire à La Rochelle. Une ombre plane sur le séjour : Marie-Odile, le bouc émissaire de la classe, est aussi de la partie. Un roman à plusieurs voix où chaque personnage donne sa version de l'histoire au fil du récit.
Laura English
By Lynn Arias Bornstein
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,970. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014 by Stillpoint Digital Press. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A fairy tale of Hollywood glamour that shows that even blessed lives may not have the happily-ever-after that we would expect, Laura English follows the life and loves of a young British actress who rises to fame and yet struggles to find happiness. By turns heart-warming, heart-wrenching, funny and tragic, this is a journey around the world and into the deepest recesses of the human heart.
Paxon Chute: A Novel about Life and Other Funny Things in the Texas Hill Country
By Keith Cartlidge
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 81,740. Language: American English. Published: April 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Renewed rumors of a lost treasure have brought more tourists than usual to the historic Texas Hill Country town of Paxon Chute and park ranger Edgar Rerd is overwhelmed. He’s also flat broke. Things look brighter when slick businessman Marlon Ezell returns home to pitch a chrome-plated development that could pay off big for Edgar, but at what expense to Paxon Chute and its quirky residents?
Weathered Bird: A Jazz Age Novelette (House of Black Flowers Short)
By Danielle Yvette
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,970. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
In 1926, single mother Birdy Whitaker thought her life revolved around her bootlegging boyfriend, Sidney Allen. Sidney, a "high yellow" gangster with a penchant for passing as white, leaves Birdy alone too often as he builds a career in the moonshine business. Lonely and heartbroken, Birdy must decide what she wants more in life; being Sidney's wife or seeking her own happiness.
William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew": A Retelling in Prose
By David Bruce
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 37,520. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Classics
This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew." In it, Katherina vows before God — in the marriage ceremony — to love, honor, and obey her husband, but very quickly she makes it apparent that she is not taking her vow seriously. Her husband, Petruchio, is determined to convince her to take that vow seriously.
Percy's Plan
By Paul Jansen
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 40,660. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Emily is a maidservant in the house of an earl in a fictional 16th century locale called Emerland. The stove makes the kitchen too hot and there's always something more to be done, but Emily is not one to sulk when there are better ways to pass the time. Soon though, she finds trouble in her employment and seeks refuge in the forest. There, she makes friends, travels, and learns much.
Les vraies fables du conteur Lepeintre
By Charles Demassieux
Price: $3.69 USD. Words: 40,680. Language: French. Published: March 29, 2014 by Éditions Hélène Jacob. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Un abbé révèle à un parent journaliste la découverte d’un manuscrit oublié dans les rayonnages de la bibliothèque de son abbaye. Ledit manuscrit, de la main d’un certain Hippolithe Lepeintre (1905-1973), consiste en une série de nouvelles. On apprend que le projet de Lepeintre était de réécrire l’Histoire à la lumière de découvertes faites pendant plusieurs années au cours de ses recherches.
Santos
By Ryan Loera
Price: Free! Words: 730. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Books & Libraries
(5.00 from 1 review)
Santos had some sort of memory problem. He couldn’t retain any information other than his own name. But he sometimes struggled with that as well.
Suicide Song
By Wanda Hartzenberg
Price: Free! Words: 1,820. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014 by Demitri LeBlanc. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A third-year law student struggles to ensure his death is as existential as he can make it but the Womburu won't let him. His parting marked with a song leaves tragedy in its wake. Maybe he knew something none of us do.
An End
By Nick Stokes
Price: Free! Words: 4,830. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The last survivors of the Community fight to live and die in authenticity and love while Others thrive: an account of an end of our species. An End, a short story, was first published by Mixer Publishing.
The Lyrical Life
By Chris Ackerman
Price: Free! Words: 18,630. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is a collection of carefree lyrics written for the light of heart. The songs are dramatic in nature and in no way reflect the author's philosophic perspective or personal experience. Those who interpret a single line of this Poem literally will be hunted down (like the beast they are), and then shot.
The Good Neighbor
By Jeremy Perry
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: American English. Published: March 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A brittle and downtrodden man who can't seem to get ahead in life contemplates a neighborhood massacre. The Good Neighbor is also a part of the ten story collection Under the Willow Tree and Other Stories.
50 Stories in 50 States: Tales Inspired by a Motorcycle Journey Across the USA Vol 2, The East
By Kevin B Parsons
Price: Free! Words: 29,660. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
America teems with history and culture. Volume II of the five book series follows the same theme of ten short stories, taking place in the eastern seaboard. The tales, both historic and current, reflect the American way of life.
Donde no hubo guerra
By Raúl Fresneda, Sr
Price: $5.04 USD. Words: 40,470. Language: Spanish. Published: March 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
El mundo se halla en constante guerra y en su avance ha llegado ante las puertas de la aldea Almanzora, donde sus habitantes sobreviven al margen de la realidad. En “Donde no hubo guerra” suceden situaciones extraordinarias, insólitas y extravagantes de origen mitológico y sobrenatural, que conjugan lo mejor del realismo mágico, el surrealismo y la literatura fantástica.
What Never Happened: An Observation
By Nick Stokes
Price: Free! Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
An observant boy goes to the park, returns home, and has a conversation with his mother in a fabricated, unlikely, never-happened, plausible, impossible, invented, realistic coming-of-age story. What Never Happened: An Observation, a short story, was first published in Waccamaw, Issue 7.
Roll The Dice
By John Blandly
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Designated drivers, runaway cows, best-selling authors, and trips to other planets--that is what you get when you roll the dice. So, go ahead, try it.
An Unlikely Truth
By John Rachel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,520. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
It was a time of stalemate, gridlock, divisiveness, and polarization. The nation plunged into greater crisis and dysfunction as the list of things which weren't getting done grew longer. The survival of democracy and America itself were increasingly in doubt. This is the inspiring story of a small committed group of activists who either never knew or forgot the meaning of the word 'impossible'.
Sliding Past Vertical
By Laurie Boris
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,350. Language: American English. Published: March 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Ten years after a brief college romance, Emerson and Sarah have remained comfortable, long-distance friends. Yet secretly he longs for her and is quick to offer comfort and support when her hasty decisions end in varying degrees of disaster. When her drug-dealing boyfriend lands her in deep trouble, she calls Emerson again. But is this the rescue that pushes their friendship to the breaking point?
Mandela's Reach
By Chelo Diaz-Ludden
Price: Free! Words: 4,500. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Six interwoven flash fictions that take place in South Africa's townships and capture a moment when Mandela changed all six lives.
Rise, then Descend
By Nick Stokes
Price: Free! Words: 6,230. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
A modern dispossessed man climbs a sacred mound that an ancient native civilization builds. They descend. Rise, then Descend, a short story, was first published in Crab Orchard Review, Vol. 18 #1.