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Night of the New Russian
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Price: Free! Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » Russian & Former Soviet Union
The third story in a series by David Brining exploring life in post-Communist Russia, Sergey Priapin is beginning to hate his wife. Caught in the middle, his sons dream of a future in the USA, far away from the chaos and stress.
Sleepless in Sovietsky
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Price: Free! Words: 1,680. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » Russian & Former Soviet Union
Oleg Yavlinsky is a good cop, or at least he thinks he is, until a chance encounter with a wealthy businessman challenges everything he holds dear and brings unsettling memories his time in Chechnya back to the surface. A short story about life in Russia in the 1990s, the second in a series by David Brining.
Every Garden Party Needs a 3-Legged Dog
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A black man is prompted by an outcast of the animal world, to join his white neighbors for a drink....
POTUS: 2012 Presidential Diaries #1-5
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You set the price! Words: 12,190. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Enclosed is an ongoing Novella titled “POTUS”. A series of late nights in the Oval Office with the President, his secret diary, and his drink-dispensing porter. The conversation and cocktails flow between the two men as freely as the POTUS's diary entries.
Serendipity, Thy Name is Death
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,780. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Enclosed is a short story, titled “Serendipity, Thy Name is Death”. A young man poised to graduate from college comes home for a weekend to commiserate with his sister, herself a recent high school grad, as to what their next steps will be. (approx. 4800 words)
You Are Here: The Mall
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Enclosed is a short story, titled "You Are Here: The Mall" (approx. 2000 words). A New Jersey man revisits the mall where he met his first love, and wanders and wonders about how the tumult of their collegiate years, spent on the west coast, 3000 miles away, propelled the relationship toward its inevitable end.
Innocence
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Enclosed is a short story, titled "Innocence", (approx. 1300 words) following the conversation between two friends on a park bench on the title subject, and prompted by a young woman walking past.
Death Bed
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Enclosed is a short story, titled "Death Bed" (approx. 1400 words), which depicts a scenario between an abusive husband and his wife, upon learning of JFK's assassination, which then escalates to murder and suicide.
Hooking Your Class
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 950. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Enclosed is a short story, titled "Hooking Your Class", (approx. 930 words) which depicts the initial attempt, on the first day of class, by a teacher to connect with his group of Sociology students.
Class Dismissed
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Enclosed is a short story, titled "Class Dismissed" (approx. 3500 words), which takes you through the first day and a half of a high school AP Philosophy class, taught by a new young teacher, whose iconoclastic approach results in some interesting classroom dynamics.
Commencement
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Enclosed is a short story, titled "Commencement", (approx. 3900 words) where a girl watches from the stage at her Yale graduation ceremony while her dad dies of a heart attack. Her subsequent matriculation takes on the form of returning home to comfort her mother, not pursuing her career as planned. Only to be rescued by a favorite Uncle.
The Cooler
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Enclosed is a short story, titled "The Cooler", (approx. 1400 words) which depicts a job interview for a Mediator, and the applicant is a bartender, attempting to transfer his interpersonal skills to the corporate world.
Counseling? I Don't Need No Stinking Counseling
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Enclosed is a short story, titled "Counseling", (approx. 2100 words) depicting a therapy session where a man struggles with the decline of his marriage.
Niente salvia a maggio
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: Italian. Published: July 17, 2012 by Gabriele Capelli Editore. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Comparve tra le curiosità del mondo, in ultima pagina sui quotidiani nazionali, un piccolo trafiletto d’agenzia: la notizia di un suicidio. L’uomo si era decapitato costruendosi una ghigliottina nella camera da letto. Sembra che l’avesse costruita in una sola giornata, approfittando dell’assenza dei famigliari. Perché? Pensai che l’uomo ci volesse comunicare qualcosa. Sentii il bisogno di capire.
Redford & Newman: Last Call
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You set the price! Words: 8,910. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Enclosed is a short story, titled "Redford and Newman: Last Call", (approx. 9000 words). The two great American actors meet on the night one year prior to Newman's death of lung cancer. They exchange barbs, sentimentality and wordless commentary over a final evening of cocktails and dinner, much as they did onscreen, though in this case, unedited and in real life.
The Talk
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Enclosed is a short story, titled "The Talk", (approx. 3850 words) chronicling the events before, during and after two parents have the 'sex' talk with their two teenagers, a boy and a girl.
Watchin' Scotty Grow
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,000. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Enclosed is a short story, titled "Watchin' Scotty Grow". A father on his death bed writes his eulogy for his son and only child (approx. 970 words).
One Night in the Village
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Price: Free! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Enclosed is a short story, titled "One Night in the Village", (approx. 2800 words) that finds a young couple, a man from Boston and a Jersey girl, meeting at a party in New York City's Greenwich Village, then improving their atmosphere by walking to a bar where the conversation is free flowing and increasingly intimate.
An Afternoon Can Last Forever, In Provence
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You set the price! Words: 6,340. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Enclosed is a short story, (approx. 6500 words), titled “An Afternoon Can Last Forever, In Provence”. A wandering American stumbles on a hidden natural paradise in southeast France, inhabited by a woman who looks like him, thinks like him, and with whom he shares a fear of love.
Bogey
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Enclosed is a short story, titled “Bogey”, (approx. 2475 words). A middle aged couple struggles with tragedy involving their only son.