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They Look Down on Me
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Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
egon yes stars as egon no in this cross-genre poem-story mashup.
Off the Rack
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Price: Free! Words: 25,580. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2011 by Black Bay Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The ten stories in this volume were all written by men and women who once worked at the Paperback Rack Bookstore in Tallahassee, Florida--one of the best independent new-and-used bookstores in the country. Authors include Helen K. Bailey, Teresa Jones, Jesse Murphree Kemper, Brigette Kinney, P. V. LeForge, Nancy H. Rainey, Len Schweitzer, Shannon Taylor, Stephanie Tillman, and Sara Warner.
The Liar
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A whimsical exercise in paradox and duality with a touch of mystery and a hint of the paranormal thrown in.
Hold On
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Price: Free! Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A short story about love and ambition. 'Hold On' won first prize in the Federation of BC Writers Literary Writes competition.
A walk through my memory lane
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Price: Free! Words: 5,090. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Following is a translation from the writings of my mother, her trip to scotland. But it is more then a travel guide to scotland. It is a sumptuous saga unleashed through meditating mountains, talking rivers and wailing remains of "once splendid mansions". And most importantly it is a moment lived to the fullest and the feelings of heart truely felt by a mother and the sweetest human.
To Murder My Love Is A Crime!: Stories of Desperate Men
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(4.00 from 1 review)
Three comic stories by Matthew Asprey. 'Villa des Bijoux' recounts the obsessive hunt for a location used in Alfred Hitchcock’s 'To Catch A Thief' (1955) on the Cote d’Azur. 'Gut Bucket Blues' was originally published in the Australian jazz journal Extempore. 'To Murder My Love Is A Crime!' is a noirish comedy of obsession, frustrated desire, and Mr Donut doughnuts.
Of Flowers and Sunlight
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A short story about gardening. *Contains mature content not suitable for children. Discretion is advised.*
Bumble Jacket Miscellany: a miscellany for poetry and fiction 2:2
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Price: Free! Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Bumble Jacket Miscellany Volume 2 number 2 (Winter 2011) features poetry from poets Michael Lee Johnson, James G. Piatt, Jerome Brooke, Janine Surmick, Joseph Buehler, Andy Psomopoulos, Rodney Nelson, William Doreski, and Meredith E. Torre and prose from Jennifer York, Joseph Buehler, and M.E. Mitchell.
Bensonhyphentaft
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At the happiest moment of Rachel Benson-Taft's life, she realizes that saying "yes" will really change everything. But, then, what's in a name?
Linares del Arroyo
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A short story about friendship. This story received an Honourable Mention in 'The Fiddlehead' magazine's Short story contest. "....(Linares del Arroyo) is a story prepared to take risks. When they pay off the reader is rewarded with a sensual and evocative meditation on youth and the passage of time." Gerard Beirne, author of 'Eskimo in the net'
Rantings of A Madman
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Oh, ye tears that teareth away as fire castrates from brimstone. Sadness that has stricken you, why fight that particular moment? While you ponder the simplicities of hate and greed, must you alter your anguish?
Loverman
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(3.50 from 2 reviews)
The difference between stalking someone and trying to win their heart is a very fine line. After Erika breaks up with Roger during Christmas week, he goes to some lengths to win her back.
Literary Lunes Magazine: December 2011 Issue
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Welcome to the last issue of the year! Featured in this issue are: author, Olivia Stark, NanoWrimo stories by Tish Thawer, JA Clement, Lynn Rush, Erin Danzer, a sneak peak into the Christmas Lites anthology by Cambria Hebert, Amy Eye and Jenn Pringle, Poetry by Jamie Danzer, Denny Marshall, Thomas Michael McDade
Tokyo Girls In Science Fiction
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Price: Free! Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011 by NAP BOOKS. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
by Kyle Hemmings Flash Fiction 28 pages Kyle Hemmings is the author of three chapbooks of poems: Avenue C (Scars Publications), Fuzzy Logic (Punkin Press), and Amsterdam & Other Broken Love Songs (Flutter Press). He has been pubbed at Gold Wake Press, Thunderclap Press, Blue Fifth Review, Step Away, Elimae, Nano Fiction and elsewhere.
The Footballer's Last Play
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Price: Free! Words: 1,140. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A flash fiction piece (under 1000 words) detailing the series of revisions carried out upon the one and only play penned by footballer, William Turner - from conception to stage. Includes a tragic end.
Heraclitus' Daydream
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Price: Free! Words: 1,870. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
In this mellow short story, an old man finds his mind wandering between the present and the past, and discovers delightful similarities.
The Trap
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Price: Free! Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Trap is a bleak and uplifting personal allegory of relationship with masculinity, authority, and self.
The Moribund Moose
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Price: Free! Words: 6,250. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ruth Ostrowski’s midlife crisis hadn’t arrived in the normally prescribed manner. Rather, it snuck up on her incrementally, one negligible tribulation after another; it bushwhacked her with night sweats, sent her caterwauling toward menopause and the outer rim of her twilight years. Now, compounding her inner blight, the first frost, like a silver-haired, uninvited guest, blanketed the earth.
The Flowers of Keiwha
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Price: Free! Words: 54,340. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
200 K-pop obsessed Japanese girls at a language learning programme in Seoul; transliteration of who said what to who when and where in three languages. a handful of foreign guys? an ex-German with a chip on his shoulder? talking green elephant? minor riff on Yale & Seattle.
Awful, Ohio
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Price: Free! Words: 72,740. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
"An intriguing monster." Troy Slushy's exposure to his life-decimating job, depressed wife, and crumbling home encourage his desire for a life in perpetual darkness. It becomes his objective to destroy the bright, menacing beast that removes him from the ecstasy of his dreams, only to expose him to all of these worthless possessions. Troy Slushy declares that his mission is to destroy the sun.