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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.
Exit 37B
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Price: Free! Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A man in the middle of a mid-life crisis pulls to the side of the road and has an odd epiphany which delivers new purpose for the "second half". Sometimes the answer to nagging questions is an absurd solution, and a life unexamined may decide to explain itself at an inopportune moment.
Sputnik's Child
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You set the price! Words: 126,130. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This engaging novel recalls the events that shaped the ideas and lives of the baby boom generation and laid the groundwork for an age of technology and its challenges. It is a story about a child coming of age in an Age of Aquarius to experience a time of irrational exhuberance in the power of technology, and her confrontation with a disease that has no known cure.
The Good Librarian
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Price: Free! Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An Air Force lieutenant gives his copy of a Walt Whitman book to his sister-in-law for safekeeping during the McCarthy Era, but she refuses to return it.
Waaraan denkt u?
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Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: Dutch. Published: December 5, 2011 by e-Publikant. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Als een vreemdeling de forensen op het perron aanspreekt, raakt een politicus zodanig in verwarring dat hij de verkeerde trein pakt. Wat bezielt hem en wat zullen de gevolgen zijn? Genomineerd voor de Piet Paaltjensprijs 2011.
Blackout
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Price: Free! Words: 15,010. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Download, Blackout, a chapbook of stories about the 1995 Chicago Heat Wave. This e-book includes three full-length short stories and three flash fictions related to that historic event. That heat wave set a precedent for large urban areas and how they handle heat-related disasters, a growing phenomenon as global warming increases.
Sybil
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Price: Free! Words: 880. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A short story about ageing.
Life and Borges
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Price: Free! Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A short story about loss.
The Indigo Children
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Price: Free! Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Seekers of Truth commune is just a tad too left of the loony bin to ever gain traction in a straight-laced town like Brandenburg, Massachusetts. Each whacky pursuit – iridology, crystal healing, spirit channeling, divination, I Ching, dervish whirling, Tarot Cards, reflexology, séances and scrying – only pushes the loose-knit clan further to the metaphysical margins.
Mish-Mash Fiction
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Price: Free! Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Sebastian Tomplay is at the top of the literary world. His books have sold millions of copies. His face is on the cover of Time, Newsweek, and Maclean’s. Even Oprah is a huge fan of his. As the world awaits his next novel, Sebastian realizes he may finally have to tell the truth. A SHORT STORY. MISH-MASH FICTION is also available in the collection: TEN TYPEWRITER TALES.
Corner Store
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Price: Free! Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In a quiet town north of the city, Jessie Campbell works at a convenience store. She supports her young daughter, and her sick mother. Jessie finds out her ex-husband, who she helped put in jail, will soon be out. An elderly man and a winning lottery ticket might be the answer to all her problems. A SHORT STORY. CORNER STORE is also available in the collection: TEN TYPEWRITER TALES.
Shrine of Her Dead Lover
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You set the price! Words: 4,460. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
A sedate, suburban life is turned on its head following The Husband's discovery kept from him by The Wife.
Flight of The Monarchs
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Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Autumn can't set her monarchs free alone. Who does she ask for help? (also posted on my DevaintArt account as Antou-desu).
Flash Fiction for the Cocktail Hour - Volume 2
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Price: Free! Words: 9,590. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
For a taste of Cathryn Grant's Suburban Noir fiction - psychological suspense meets psychological horror - try this 2nd collection of 11 Flash Fiction stories.
The Hardest Word
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Price: Free! Words: 9,750. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Does the banking crisis make you feel angry, frustrated and powerless? Perhaps it’s time you did something about that feeling. You could, for example, kidnap a banker. On second thoughts, don’t do that - try reading this short story instead.
Losy ludzkie – nowe opowieści wigilijne
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Price: Free! Words: 4,180. Language: Polish. Published: November 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
NaNoWriMo 2011 book. Last updated 2011-11-22 13:27:11
Amalia: Wśród korespondencji, która napłynęła do mnie po wydaniu książki „Lovefool”, nadeszło wiele mejli z opisem ludzkich losów. Niejednokrotnie poruszały mnie poszczególne sprawy. Z tego wszystkiego powstało kilka opowiadań, z których wybrałam trzy dotyczące Polski. Resztę opowiadań zbiorę jeszcze, bo są zbyt luźne.
Consciousness Raising
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Price: Free! Words: 5,970. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A young girl who endures a badgering at a consciousness raising foolishly marries a scolding, caustic husband.