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Quick Reads: The Night Train
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Price: Free! Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A hobo determines to leave the life on the night train heading south.
The Chicken Whisperer
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Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012 by 5minutefiction.co.uk. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A short story regarding one special boy and his affinity with nature.
Wendal, His Cat, and the Progress of Man
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Price: Free! Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
V.Campudoni's 1994 illustrated novel of darkness, redemption, and a little lost cat.
Crossroads
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Price: Free! Words: 1,140. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 3 reviews)
"His chest felt heavy, his legs tired. Dead leaves rustled under his feet. Nailed to the sky, the moon’s sardonic smile quivered among a cluster of cold stars. His body just a coffin for his soul, Robert seemed to take every footstep with infinite precaution, as if fearing that the dirt road would swallow his feet."
American Compromise
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Price: Free! Words: 66,880. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Steven Matthews is a middle-aged man working a job that he doesn't mind. He lives a content life until a young twenty-something year-old boy, Mathew, comes and mucks it all up as he tries to get Steven to follow his past dreams. After pushing him outside of his comfort zone (Ohio), Mathew and Steven end up on the other side of the country with only one way to get back home.
Dinkle Dorkle And Other Nut Cases
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Price: Free! Words: 890. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
These 30 short poems were first published on Twitter as a part of the #twitpoem project. Each poem is 140 characters or less. Allen Taylor's wacky, whimsical sense of humor comes through in these short lyrical verses. You won't be able to get enough.
Memento Mori
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Price: Free! Words: 1,820. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Memento Mori; a short story about death and its relevance in today's age.
One
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Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
One is a short story about addictions and the manner in which they break us down.
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.
Twisted Together
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You set the price! Words: 21,190. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Twisted Together captures those odd moments when we discover that a close friend, a stranger, a loved one, a neighbor, someone we thought we knew, or even we ourselves are not who we thought and can never be again. These seventeen pieces of short and flash fiction visit twisted and sometimes humorous perspectives on relationships of all kinds.
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.
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'...
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.
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.
Subvision
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Price: Free! Words: 56,570. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Scherzo Trepan's journey to the underworld begins each morning on the banks of a river. A rusted fridge is his elevator and to the sweat and heat of an incinerator plant he travels. Until one day he wakes up in a hospital to the sight of aliens landing and the sound of a snapped on rubber glove.
Imbroglio
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Price: Free! Words: 55,170. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Life manifests as an ovegrown, petulant baby, whilst melancholy flirts dangerously with an identity crisis.
The Roaming Mortician
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Price: Free! Words: 7,800. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Washed up and wasted, punk's poster-boy, Slade Mortimer, is on his last leg. Running from everyone and everything he ever knew, Slade descends on Moonsock, a small town in west Tennessee, desperately seeking an inheritance and a chance at a new life.
Shafted Dreams
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Price: Free! Words: 1,150. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
(5.00 from 1 review)
920 words. A father's actions run full-circle when he chooses to cut educational funding.
At the Ditch in the Center of the Universe
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Price: Free! Words: 7,250. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012 by Geraldine Glodek. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
It's 1959. Tim Giovannini, whose family made it out of the mines and factories of Pennsylvania, wants nothing to do with kids whose parents still come home with dirty hands. He has a chance to go to the Buddy Holly concert in Iowa with Hal Jones, the laces of whose sneakers Tim does not feel fit to loose. Hal can't stomach Tim, but a ride to Iowa in Tim's dad's car is his only way to get there