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Elijah's Coins
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
"Elijah's Coins" is a historical fiction story in which the biblical Elijah appears in more recent times to grant those who wish the ability to change the course of their lives. A beggar sits on a street in Warsaw with his hand out for coins. Two people answer the request. Then fate intervenes and the two are offered a choice which will effect generations to come.
Kapparot
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
What happens when one man is allowed to view the most intimate of discussions between another man and his God? How does one react when hearing another judge God in the same way he judges himself? How does one truly atone for deeds they wish they had not done? “Kapparot” is a story of that long lost world where humility, compassion and honesty are crucial to the discovery of oneself.
The Sunflower
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
"The Sunflower" is a story of the effects that terrorism can have upon those that have been touched by it. It uses imagery and allusion to portray the seed of hate which propagates itself endlessly. An innocent man is killed. A bomb is placed in revenge. Does hate & destruction end there? Or like the Sunflower does it spread its seed in the wind?
The Heretic
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,170. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Benjamin was called "Simply Benjy" though he was anything but simple. When he spoke he did so with forethought and purpose. Yet, he could not silence the voice within his heart and mind which spoke all the time with impunity. "The Heretic" is about faith and the questions it imposes upon the believer. It is up to you, dear reader, to decide who truly is the heretic within this short story.
Reverieing
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,220. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"Reverieing" is a story of the slow descent into depression, loneliness and sorrow by one man who has been destined by luck or fate to experience the purgatory of existence. From the lap of luxury into the mundane, with sorrow upon sorrow heaped upon him, war and death always at his heels, Aaron slowly descends into Dante's hell, with ever-increasing swiftness.
Addiction, Obsession, Love
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,690. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jed had long ago left Tamara behind him, or so he thought. Then one day, years later he meets Tamara again, by chance or fate, and finds himself forced to decide what love truly is. "Addiction, Obsession, Love" is about the fragility of love and a story of love lost, gained and lost again.
How Nadine and Libby Escaped Destiny
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Price: Free! Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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A precocious child plays dance lesson in the back of an old trailer. Her mother watches from within. In the midst of the bittersweet scene, their lives are about to change forever, and whatever else may happen the image of an innocent child softly singing will haunt you...
Rebecca
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
No one seems to know what happened to Curt's pregnant girlfriend. Did she walk out on him? Was there foul play? He and her disappearance continue to be the talk of Crossroads Church.
Literary Lunes Magazine, March/April 2012 Issue
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Price: Free! Words: 17,910. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Welcome to the latest edition of Literary Lunes Magazine! I apologize for the delay, for I was having some technical difficulties on my end. In this issue, we are featuring an exclusive interview with NY Times Best Selling author, Kristin Cast of the House of Night Series. In addition, we have many other interviews, short stories, poetry, helpful literary articles
Before and After
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,160. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Before and After/Neither Here nor There is a story of bohemian existential dislocation in which the two protagonists literally don't know where they are, what city in New Zealand they live in, Auckland or Dunedin, and their attempts to solve their dilemma leads to an hilarious exploration of dream/reality, personal and social dis-intergration.
A Broken Claw, A Cat's Eye Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
As Winter wears on for Kion's mercenaries, Traleau tries to reach out to the two new captives who share his fate and his fearful position in the group. But when he does, he finds himself stepping into the histories of other named men, and the maelstrom of wills tangled up in them.
Superficial
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,200. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Brief glimpses through the film of life. A layered look at the world from the eye of the beholder. Clouded, conflicted, translucent to its murky depths.
The Mailbox
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ed and Claire, married for forty years and retired from farming, drive out to their mailbox every day. Every day Ed swerves their pickup toward the mailbox as if distracted then swerves back at the last moment. Claire always acts startled, and they laugh. One day Ed doesn't swerve back, but he's the only one laughing at their wrecked mailbox.
A Chinese Bar Mitzvah
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Price: Free! Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Harry Chen is persona non grata at the Goldberg's Bar Mitzvah ceremony. Problem is, Ida, the family matriarch won't attend without the Chinaman.
Appetites
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A fiction chapbook about a young midwife, her best friend and her best friend's father.
The Beautiful Death
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Price: $1.90 USD. Words: 10,330. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The captain of the "Siracusa" has received orders to sail for Tangiers, where rebels have seized the Italian consulate. The blue peter is hoisted, and the sirens announcing the ship's departure echo off of the hills above Livorno. From all over the city, seamen and officers begin returning aboard--all of them, that is, but the junior lieutenant Luigi Carleoni, the ship captain's son.
The Philter
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Price: $2.15 USD. Words: 11,510. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » European / French
"The Philter" is a dual-language edition of "Le Philtre," Stendhal's brief tale of a young Spanish woman's inexplicable passion for a circus rider from Naples. Both the original French tale and the newly translated English version are hyperlinked to facilitate swift navigation from one language to the other.
River Rats and Other Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,840. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A collection of short stories by Gideon Fleisher. Titles include: River Rats, A Day in the Life, Maple Leafs, Eat at Curly's, Lights, Life as a Book, Sheepskin, and A Trip to Seoul, plus Who Was That, a poem.
Communion Is a Kiss: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 15,390. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Dr. Dante Petrocchi-Bianchi spends his days treating Alzheimer’s patients and studying God, but he whiles away his nights in Roman nightclubs, picking up different beautiful women. When he discovers that one of his conquests is his big game hunter boss’s new trophy wife, Dante’s wild lifestyle becomes dangerous. Will his treacherous games end in his murder, or can he stop playing sexual roulette?
The Boiler Pool
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A British ex-pat living in New York is haunted by his past. In a moment of crisis, he traces back the moment in his childhood that set the pattern for his life, and uncovers some dark secrets. Filled with evocative language and powerful imagery, this story will grip you from beginning to end. One more in the Portsmouth Stories series, by Matt Wingett 5,500 words - a short story.