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Death of a Talisman
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You set the price! Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A retired newspaper columnist looks into the anonymous death of a man in his old home town.
Precocious
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Price: Free! Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Enclosed is a short story, titled "Precocious", (approx. 1100 words). A ten year old boy recalls his life as an only child before and after his mom's death when he was eight.
Basketball Gods: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 1 review)
A short story about brothers, basketball, growing up, and growing apart.
Where We Are: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story of friends, shoplifting, beer, and one very long night in a new town.
Del
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Price: Free! Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Del, a young city gardener, must rely on a simple good nature to deal with thorns botanical and human. By the author of The Mighty Roman and the short story "Lawrence."
Field Walking
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Price: Free! Words: 53,540. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When a hit man crashes his car on the way to assassinate the Reverend Max Kingsley, a team of undercover police is sent to the New South Wales country town of Arajinna to protect him and his wife Judith. But Lenny d’Aratzio, who ordered the hit, is not about to give up his quest for revenge against the man who helped put him in gaol.
La Planta Sagrada
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Price: Free! Words: 79,640. Language: Spanish. Published: July 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
La planta sagrada se inicia cuando un hippie de Oakland, California, elimina una jeringa de LSD a través de un inodoro previendo una redada policial, y luego sigue su improbable travesía de tres décadas hasta Los Yungas, Bolivia, el cordón umbilical entre los empinados Andes y la extensa Amazonía. La jeringa llega justo a tiempo para afectar la vida de dos norteamericanos que viajaron a La Paz.
Life Begins At Forty
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Price: Free! Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Nikolai Nikolayevich celebrates his 40th birthday and reflects on a life of mild disappointment in the fog of a Volgograd night as the certainties of Soviet Communism dissolve into the chaos of the free market. Published free, download it while you can.
In The Company of Angels
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Price: Free! Words: 880. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.38 from 8 reviews)
A simple dinner turns into much more as man comes to understand that mortals have no place in the company of angels.
First Comes Marriage
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Price: Free! Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A short story about a young man who begins to love his new wife after the wedding and the baby's on the way.
The Scribe - Summer 2012
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Price: Free! Words: 5,680. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Literary publication for writers, by writers
The Dark Days of Love
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Price: Free! Words: 84,370. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012 by Asteroid Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Romance and adventure novellas about contemporary North American upper middle class family, exposing highly intense drama behind a decent façade. Acting in exotic places of American wilderness, boardrooms of corporations or comfortable homes, dangerous locales of Jamaica and megalopolises of Canada and the US, the characters must deal with tough reality of competition and temptations and desires.
Linehan's Trip
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Series: Sean Linehan, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.17 from 6 reviews)
The year is 2019. Sean Linehan, an international sports executive, arrives in Padania to vet the newly independent nation’s bid to join the world football community. As usual, Linehan has his own agenda: girls, art and money. He finds a ready supply, but how will he react when Padania reveals some of its dark secrets?
The Slave of the Al-Hamra
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Price: Free! Words: 5,020. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
(4.00 from 1 review)
A gripping story of revenge in the shadow of the Alhambra palace, in the nasrite Granada in the 14th century, about Ibn Zamrak, vizier, poet and conspirator whose poetry and ambition know no limits.
The Gift of Silence
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Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Today Mr Polidorou does not complain of the heat and the sunbathing crowds of the Greek beach resort where he suffers the annual seaside holiday. All is quiet under the parasol, all is forgiven.
The Stadium
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Price: Free! Words: 4,790. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
After weeks of waiting, Dan is finally able to be in the live audience of his favorite show. It should be a normal episode, yet as Dan watches the contestants he notices one girl in particular. Dan becomes convinced that the show plans to kill her. Yet what can he do from way up in the stands and who would listen to him if he did? Also includes a sample of The White Lilac, a YA dystopian novel.
Shrunk
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Price: Free! Words: 6,870. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
For a time in their dating-wars romance, she seemed too good to be true—bright, witty, gorgeous and erotic. Finally when it became clear that she was real—and adored him—there was just this one little problem.
Fixed
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Price: Free! Words: 4,030. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
His thumbs, his fingernails—his life, for Chrissake—everything was riding on the outcome of his son’s last Little League game. But in a fractured moral universe, Dad was holding the wrong end of the stick.
A Round with J.C.
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Price: Free! Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
It was only a temporary job the summer before graduate school, but when the young fellow clerking at a public course hooked up with an old black caddie, their match became one of the most unusual rounds in the colorful history of golf.
The Visit
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Price: Free! Words: 3,740. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Every week on Friday Martha Parker came to clean Leda Palmieri’s Grosse Pointe home. But this Friday was different. Mrs. Palmieri did not want to do this but knew she must. After all, that narrow slice of life they shared turned on the color of help.