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The Call of the Sea
Price: Free! Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.71 from 7 reviews)
Why do tears taste of the sea? John Heap’s debut short story begins as Peter meets Maria on a deserted shore of a British seaside town. Peter is fascinated with Maria, but Maria is fascinated with the sea, a dark elemental obsession that echoes back to her family and to the origins of life itself. Can Peter save Maria from herself and the planetary forces that seem bent on her destruction?
A Beautiful Episode: A Romance
Series: Novels and Stories, Book 46. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,860. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When she found that book, she removed it from the shelf and carried it along to her bed room. The night passed in reading. The first light of the day was about to appear and she was about to read the last paragraph:
Trio in A Minor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In "Trio in A Minor," Machado's classic tale of a love triangle in Brazilian high society, the intrigue plays out to the tune of the old sonata of the absolute.
Promise - Short Stories From Promise Goodday
Series: CW Harvey · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: Free! Words: 7,840. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » African American fiction » General
Promise - Short Stories from Promise Goodday These scorching short stories are taken from the novel Promise Goodday. Pete the serial rapist/killer meets his fate in an abandoned amusement park in the The story "End of the Line." In "Goose Steps" you meet Promise, sassy yet innocent and unaware of the fate about to befall her. It all converges later in the searing heartbreaking novel.
Three yet One
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,670. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
"Her gaze was not absent, as it had been shortly before; instead, it was fixed on the flowers on the wallpaper that lined the room. She noticed, for the first time, that the flowers were daisies. And she shifted her gaze from one to the next, to see if the pattern was the same, and she found that it was. Is that not delightful? Daisies painted on paper."
Cleanse the Soul
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,630. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012 by Eiso Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A man in prison claws at the walls around him. Accused of a crime he didn't commit, he thinks on his family, life, and he trembles. His captors wear him down, and pick his defenses apart. Pain and exhaustion come together and make him feel like an animal who has nothing more than the truth to hold on to. But what happens when he loses that?
The Deed of the Monkeys: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 2,410. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Horror » Crime
At a quiet restaurant in an unnamed city a man and a woman sit across from each other. She is distraught. He is quickly drunk. Neither can stop thinking of what they've just seen - a deed so brutal, so terrible as to leave the woman in tears. Was it a moment of meaningless urban violence or was it something more?
A Game
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,450. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
"'Now, you’ve played cards with so many people, but only once, a long time ago, have you played with me, écarté. Isn’t écarté the name of that game you taught me? Let’s play a game.' Xavier started laughing."
The Scribe -- Fall Edition
Price: Free! Words: 6,360. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Literary publication for writers, by writers
Rachmaninoff Lives
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,410. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A head-over-heels lesbian couple gets a visit from the narrator’s prim and proper mom, who advises them not to be lesbians - but with a surprising tale that casts a spell over their afternoon. Published in CALYX, 2005.
I Want to Die—Or Fight Back
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 9,650. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
FOR ADULTS ONLY This short story contains adult themes such as rape and other kinds of violence. This short story is not erotica.
Pretending it's Daytime
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,110. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A college student's one week gig as a live-in sitter for two wealthy kids proves more than challenging. Published in Side Show, 1996.
Exposure
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A teenage photographer loses her artistic innocence and maybe more. Published in Northwest Review, 2000.
Past a House with a Chicken
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,500. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A rooster raised from a chick wins a place deep in a young woman's heart, while her boyfriend fails to do the same. Published in Primavera, 1999.
Concerning Jackson Willard
Price: Free! Words: 6,210. Language: American English. Published: October 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Sleep deprivation and an interviewing a purported immortal are enough to toy with anyone's head.
Fish Wishes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,720. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A newly sober mom longing to get back custody of her daughter tries to make something happen. Published in Pindeldyboz, 2004.
Surely Goodness and Mercy
Price: Free! Words: 1,080. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A cynical narrator gets changed, just a bit. Published in Cranky, 2004
The Rock Star in the Mirror (or, How David Bowie Ruined My Life)
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 6,210. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 7 reviews)
Joe is a small-town Oregon guy. He's madly in love with Lynnie ... who has a huge crush on David Bowie. Joe will do almost anything to get Lynnie's attention, but there are always consequences.
Puppet Show
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,430. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An artist who creates puppets invests commonplace living with a surreal intensity that isolates her from everyone - until she encounters an odd octogenarian. Published in 13th Moon, 1993.
Ready Reference Treatise: Coming Up for Air
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 25 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 46. Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Guide books or book notes are primarily written to make students understand the original text better, especially from all those angles which are often overlooked by a casual reader.