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Ronnie and Me
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Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
The first time I saw Ronnie he was alone and looked forlorn. My name is Al. I like to think I'm a nice guy. People who know me say I'm a sucker for a sad story or woebegone looks. I won't deny it. That's why I decided to be a friend to Ronnie and cheer him up. Therein lies the tale.
Yo-yo's Weekend
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Price: Free! Words: 66,790. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When Yo-yo's ring is stolen on a weekend visit to his uncle and aunt in York, he enlists ghosts, statues, clowns, fish, indeed anything he can conjure, to help him get it back. Dodging the forty stone international criminal mastermind Mr Vanilla, the weasly circus owner Truss and the delectable twins Rue and Thyme, Yo-yo needs to recover the ring to avoid being sent back to the nut-house.
Survivors
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Price: Free! Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Another story in the popular series about life in post-Communist Russia, Survivors reflects on the experiences of Nikolai Ribakov and his wife Lera during the Siege of Stalingrad and the Great Patriotic War.
The Girl in the Trees
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Price: Free! Words: 21,580. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(2.00 from 1 review)
Twelve year old Miranda Amelia Harden has lived all her life on her grandfather's ranch in the mountains. All she wants is to stay there, but the rest of the world can't seem to leave her alone. She has only two questions. How young is too young to know what you want? How young is too young to get it?
Ring Theory
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Price: Free! Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
One spring day, while hoeing a neglected country garden, a new-from-the-city hobby farmer finds an engagement ring encircling the green finger of an emerging asparagus shoot. This rural tale--at times whimsical, and at times poignant--presents some of the theories on how the ring got there, while tracing the evolution of family.
Jamul's Happy Day
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Series: Dancing Pig Originals. Price: Free! Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Jamul's Happy Day is a Dancing Pig Original publication - showcasing work by author Clive Gilson. Set in Afghanistan just after the arrival of US and European troops in the early years of this new century, this tale tells the story of one man's patience and reward.
American Zoo
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Price: Free! Words: 530. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Still, nobody knows where the elephant came from. Flash fiction. 500 words.
Imprints
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Price: Free! Words: 4,830. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Literary short story. Len tries to run from his past, but it keeps catching up to him.
Loose Movement Part 1
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Series: Loose Movement, Part 1. Price: Free! Words: 38,190. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Loose Movement Part 1 is a collection of short pieces.It includes travel writing, film and music reviews and short stories, most of which have been published online.
Free Filippa!
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Price: Free! Words: 21,460. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Set in Sweden, the story of a woman with a disagreement with the world. She also has, or thinks she has, a heart condition, three boyfriends who seem unaware of the others' existence, a rather too literal belief in astrology, and a habit of putting truth drugs in the punch at parties. The action flits generally between Stockholm, Toronto, and the U.S.A.
Werfrand
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Price: Free! Words: 43,200. Language: Polish. Published: August 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Werfrand Stephen, wybitny reżyser, laureat Oscara, udziela ostatniego w życiu wywiadu. Jednak zamiast opowiadać o początkach kariery musi się zmierzyć z pytaniami, na które nigdy nie chciał znaleźć odpowiedzi.
Kalini
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Price: Free! Words: 3,000. Language: American English. Published: August 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
John Corning is conflicted about his feelings for the new work force represented by Kalini, an entry level immigrant contract worker. His world has long since been up ended by their presence, but his reluctance to fully accept them is challenged one evening by chance circumstance.
Woodsmen
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Price: Free! Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In this woodland tale by the author of The Mighty Roman and Trips `n’ Trials of a Down, Beat Dad, an estranged father and his fifteen–year–old son take to the woods.
Anxieties of a Bank Cashier
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Price: Free! Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A short story about life in the chaos and uncertainty of post-Communist Russia. Nina Ribakova is worried about her son Ivan, who is undergoing an operation. She reflects on her relationship with her stern, unbending father and jokey, easy-going brother, and befriends a young cashier called Nastia who is having problems with her young sister. Added bonus of a recipe, a song and two pictures.
The Classic Crusade of Corbin Cobbs
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Price: Free! Words: 265,930. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Join Corbin Cobbs as he embarks on an unprecedented journey into thirty works of classic literature. In the process, he will interact with some of the most beloved and reviled characters ever created for the page or stage. It is an excursion of a lifetime, transpiring in the course of a single day that will change Corbin's perception of his world forever.
High Plains Drifter (short story)
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Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: American English. Published: August 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This story is about a conversation between a hitchhiker and a truck driver. It was originally published by Ethos Magazine in 1995.
My Pink and Black Heart
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Price: Free! Words: 35,510. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Short stories about sex, violence, aliens, personal and planetary growth, magical formulas for eradicating acne and republicans, becoming a better person and enjoying life in all its weirdness and wonder. Inside you'll find a dad dealing with his dysfunctional genius son, a girl who discovers she can raise animals from the dead, another lady who gets rescued by a stalker serial killer, and more.
The Wading Pool
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Price: Free! Words: 270. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A visit to the old library park sparks summer memories of long ago. A short short story from the author of "The Beach House," and "The Stoplight."
Green, a short story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 7 reviews)
An off-world trader and a green civil rights activist walk into a trendy restaurant on a desert planet... This unusual and provocative short story by Sara Zaske was shortlisted for The Reader's 2012 Short Story competition.
Light the Fuse
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Price: Free! Words: 12,260. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
There comes a time when we must question where we find ourselves. Not every truth is known and not all decisions are just. We work with what we have when we have it. Walt is experiencing a grievous loss; John smells blood in the water. Each of them decide the time has come to embrace change. Find out what brought them to the point of no return.