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A Strange One
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012 by Mendicant Bookworks. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction by Pushcart nominee William Taylor, Jr.
If the Shoe Fits
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A little shoe therapy does a soul good. For Paulette Stevens, one particular pair of heels appears to be the perfect answer for the day. But if the shoes fit, will they really bring Paulette happiness?
El Señor de la Montaña
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,540. Language: Spanish. Published: May 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
El Señor de la Montaña es una colección de textos elaborados durante los últimos 8 años de trabajo de su autor.
Kitchen Acceptance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Miranda, doctor's wife and mother, has filled her days and nights with bake sales, school snacks, dinner parties and birthday cakes. No culinary challenge has ever stumped her, but now she finds herself in a stew over her son's fiance. As Miranda struggles to accept the new woman in her son's life, she works to whisk out the lumps in her marriage in this short story on the upper middle class.
Glass Eyes: A Short Story about a Family's Struggle
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Five-year-old Kate struggles to understand what is happening to her world as she witnesses her father's deepening depression. In the midst of her family’s turmoil, Kate finds solace in her grandfather’s upstairs apartment, though she is troubled by the stuffed fox in his bedroom. As Kate tries to adapt to the changes in her life, the fox becomes a symbol of what she fears.
Promise - Short Stories From Promise Goodday
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Series: CW Harvey. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,830. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Promise - Short Stories from Promise Goodday These scorching short stories are taken from the novel Promise Goodday. Pete the serial rapist/killer meets his fate in an abandoned amusement park in the The story "End of the Line." In "Goose Steps" you meet Promise, sassy yet innocent and unaware of the fate about to befall her. It all converges later in the searing heartbreaking novel.
My Governor's House & other stories
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,570. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 1 review)
A collection of writings from author Josh Karaczewski, including the Pushcart Prize nominated titular story. Through mostly short stories, you will meet a homecoming warrior defeated by housework, a lonely debut author impatient for recognition, a son losing a boyfriend because of his mother, the thoughts of someone who falls from great heights to the ground on purpose, and much more.
A Necessary Fantasy (A Short Story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,380. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
When she was eighteen years old, Rebecca Castille moved to California. A year later, she became Honey Halliwell, an adult film actress. Now, after a short but productive career in the porn industry, Honey wants to go legit. But her Hollywood dream soon becomes her own personal hell, and she learns that her present may be darker than her past.
Short Journeys
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Mona wants to get pregnant and she wants to stay pregnant long enough to deliver a live baby. But for some women that isn't as easy as it sounds. Will Mona get what she so desperately wants, or will her baby-obsession ruin her relationship with her husband and destroy her marriage? In this short story Mona discovers that life isn't always fair, but then again, who ever said that it would be?
The Blue Train To Heaven
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Series: Short Reads. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This short story by Harvey captures the enigmatic relationship of two brothers from Ghana. Listen in as Elijah tells his story to a Reporter who has come for a story on an elaborate burial coffin. Humor, irony, and bitterness all intermingled in this short piece. The people of Ghana are known for their elaborate coffins. Check it out on Google as you read The Blue Train to Heaven. Bonus Story
Mercy (A Southern Gothic Short Story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,860. Language: American English. Published: June 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In this Southern Gothic short, a sheltered, impoverished teenager seeks to impress a neighbor boy, with destructive results. This story explores poverty, neglect, mental illness, and misogyny in rural Appalachia. This story originally appeared in Printer's Devil Review.
A Small Steel Box
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,770. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
"It rained the day we buried him, deep in the ground.” So begins 'A Small Steel Box', a story about every parent’s worst nightmare. How does a mother or father go on after the death of a child? This compelling short story will make you ask the same question. Could you go on?
The Story of Albert Ross
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,020. Language: British English. Published: July 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
'The Story of Albert Ross' tells the tale of a simple man who spends the vast majority of his time in front of his TV. It is delightfully dark, occasionally witty, oddly enchanting and brings new meaning to the term 'the power of television'. It's hard to say much more without spoiling the fun of reading it, so just get on with it and download it right now.
The Thing
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Series: Short Reads. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,250. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The absurd and the macabre come together in this collection of short fiction and microfiction. The THING, The Wrappings, Happy, and Charity give us satire, fantasy, and a taste of the future. Thomas Jefferson Roosevelt embodies all three in the Wrappings. However don't forget Gusta's ulcerated leg that earns him no charity. The voice and vision of the Author Charles Harvey knows no bounds.
The Painter, She Smiles Like Sunbeams
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,580. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
A stuttering, socially inept college student meets his idol, a cynical, middle-aged artist who might or might not bear a resemblance to Vivien Leigh. They begin an affair that is mutually destructive...but not necessarily dysfunctional. Contains brief scenes of sexuality. This story originally appeared, with some alterations, in Conte.
The Coffin Lady of Crosby
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
When you have death staring you in the face, what else can you do but build a coffin? This simple question transforms a life, revealing an unexpected blessing. Winner of 2010 Canis Latran Editor's Choice Award.
Digging Out
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011 by Icy Road Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Abbie lives with her grandmother and her twins, Jed and Jill, on a farm cluttered with old machinery. One day she snaps, and decides to clean up decades of mess. To her surprise, everyone benefits.
The Rock Star in the Mirror (or, How David Bowie Ruined My Life)
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 6,210. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.00 from 7 reviews)
Joe is a small-town Oregon guy. He's madly in love with Lynnie ... who has a huge crush on David Bowie. Joe will do almost anything to get Lynnie's attention, but there are always consequences.
Never Apologize; a Dream of New York City
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Richard Burley is suffering from writer's block, and takes a long bike ride to clear his head. He covers more ground than he'd ever imagined possible, as the first snow of the season begins to fall, and he is confronted by possibilities he'd never considered before.
Needs
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
What does job burnout feel like? Join a nurse as she works through her day; get inside her head as she attempts to balance her needs with her patient’s needs. Will she make it to the end of her shift? Will her patient?