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Zelfportret
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: Dutch. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Een kleurloze man schetst een beeld van zichzelf voor de buitenwereld.
Self-portrait
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
A colorless man paints a pretty picture of himself to the outside world.
The Man Who Was Shot
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 11,970. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » European / General
From the mountainous hinterlands of Catalonia comes the harrowing tale of a veteran of the Carlist Wars who survives his own execution by firing squad. When he returns from his journey to the hereafter, he is a changed man, known to all of his acquaintances as L'Afusellat--the man who was shot.
The Island
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,860. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A tragic short story. A father and son are pushed beyond their limits by circumstances. Sailing their small boat offshore in winter, their luck runs out….
Ulla Sundström et autres nouvelles
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Price: Free! Words: 19,980. Language: French. Published: April 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ce sont sept nouvelles originales, rédigées dans une écriture de qualité, que nous offre Bernard VIALLET au travers de ce très joli recueil. Plein d’humour, ces textes se rejoignent dans la critique de la société contemporaine en abordant notamment les thèmes de la télévision réalité, du sexe roi, de la jeunesse sans valeurs, et du droit d’auteur.
Decades (English Edition)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,270. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
(4.00 from 1 review)
After the chaos of pain, the love desire, its expectations, its exaltations or disappointments. A love story of two women that will change their lives and give an unsuspected strength to each of them.
Bank Holiday
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,140. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Even poets have impossible ambitions. A short story, originally published in Lily Lit Review, April 2006; includes a longer unpublished version.
The First Chicano Time Traveler
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An elderly man stumbles upon a desert labyrinth and takes an accidental trip through time.
The Family Reunion: A Fictional Family Portrait of Not-So-Real Family Members
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Price: Free! Words: 13,650. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012 by Hidden Brook Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Family Reunion has been described as the Walton family meets Stephen Leacock. It is a collection of vignettes and character sketches woven together around a family reunion. Put your feet up and be ready to chuckle – A light read for the whole family.
Survival Instinct
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,980. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
When William’s sister begs him to visit, he travels into the northern interior to visit her and her family, thinking he’s on a kind of rescue mission. But in the snowy fields and basements of 100 Mile Ranch, the question is who, exactly, needs rescuing from what? A more reflective turn from an author who specializes in exploring dark places.
La obra
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,880. Language: Spanish. Published: April 23, 2012 by Chiado Editora. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Me pregunto, ¿cómo he llegado hasta esta situación? Aquí estoy. No sé qué es lo que me pasa. Todo sale negro, negro, negro. Despedida a todo lo que quiero, inesperada situación que acogota, camino de elefante hacia el cementerio sagrado, hacia el camposanto lleno de cruces cristianas. ¿Por qué la muerte es compañera de viaje?
Asphalt and Dragonflies
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Price: Free! Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Part Rod Serling and part Flannery O'Connor: even as a dying old man fights to ensure that not a scrap of his body survives his passing, a storm-addled plague of insects forces him to reknit the memory of his one true love. Short story, literay, around 3000 words.
The Howling Winds
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Price: Free! Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.83 from 6 reviews)
...'the moon darkened...time bled...the grains of a forgotten world'...
Carl’s Hat Wins Marathon: a short story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
At age ninety-two, the last surviving player from Super Bowl XXI in 1987, Carl decides to win the New York Marathon or die trying. And that’s exactly what he does. In front of the world’s cameras, he crashes to the ground, finished. But his hat doesn’t stay finished. Runner after runner picks it up and relays it to the front-runners, where a battle of epic proportion ensues to get Carl’s hat acro
Four-Way Stop
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Price: Free! Words: 1,190. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
970 words. A man's choices lead him to four red lights in the middle of nowhere, where he is haunted by a ghost of his past.
Needs
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
What does job burnout feel like? Join a nurse as she works through her day; get inside her head as she attempts to balance her needs with her patient’s needs. Will she make it to the end of her shift? Will her patient?
Proxy
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,360. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Robots replace human workers, devastating the economy. Civil War begins as presidential hopefuls legislate amid corruption.
Friday Afternoon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,650. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
In a hurry, and stuck behind a dirty pickup truck on a lonely two-lane road in western North Carolina, corporate executive Bryce Stanford attempts a bad pass around the wrong guy. The events which follow will test his courage, his strength...and his soul. In the surreal tradition of The Twilight Zone, "Friday Afternoon" is an unforgettable journey into the inner reality of who a man really is.
Metamorphosis of Me
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Price: Free! Words: 4,670. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A reclusive man may be flubbing his reentry into society.
Old Farts
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012 by Norilana Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Everyone knows that bookstores are such enticing places, filled with the complex scent of books, periodicals, freshly ground coffee, and infinite possibilities. Wonders, secrets, and delights lurk among the stacks... And yet, few know the real truth. Bookstores conceal unimaginable dangers! This very short story by two-time Nebula Award Finalist Vera Nazarian packs a very literary punch.