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Nobody Thinks About Factories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,170. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Joan readies to leave her beau of five years. But who, really, holds the strings? Will he take his chance to manipulate her one more time . . . for old time’s sake? A story of rightly, and wrongly, taken revenge. Nobody Thinks About Factories: A Short Story.
An Invention Hopefully Not Too Late For Its Time
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,670. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
On the biggest day of her career, Henrietta Davis finds herself running late. But nothing will stand in the way of her march to success. Not even a car horn. A tale of disaster, and carefully calculated revenge. An Invention Hopefully Not Too Late For Its Time: A Short Story.
Mediterranean Arms
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Joan lands what seems the greatest summer job of all time. The only problem? It’s unpaid. But, surely, seeing as she gets to lie in the sun all day, topping up her tan for free, it can’t be all bad? A story of sun, sea and reflection. Mediterranean Arms: A Short Story.
Playground
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,340. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Lizzy dreams of a day when her son can play in peace. Without fear of bigger kids ruining everything. But it seems that no one else shares her dream. And will that alone stop her in her tracks? A story of hope and altruism. Playground: A Short Story.
Back in Touch
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Are some best off left behind? Are others worth bringing back? And, can things really turn out the same? Or will the same mistakes reappear? A story which explores separation, and growth. Back in Touch: A Short Story.
The Avatar Syndrome
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Series: Anne Howell Stories, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,230. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011 by Inhousepress. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 11 reviews)
Prequel to Headless World—The Vatican Incident. Stan I.S. Law, author of over twenty-five books, is releasing his latest jaunt into the uncharted realms of human potential. "The Avatar Syndrome" follows Anne from childhood, to womanhood; from a troubled, taciturn youth, to a world-renowned violinist; from misunderstood recluse, to messiah of a higher truth and beauty.
Heavy Hangs the Hammer
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,620. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Single-minded career woman, Terri, puts up with the rest of the world. But, one unsuspecting Saturday morning, she realises that no longer will she get away with standing on the side lines. An off-beat story of loneliness, breakdown and despair. Heavy Hangs the Hammer: A Short Story.
Jumped-Up Kids Most Likely On Drugs
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Bianca finds herself distracted. A stranger to herself. And in the wrong job too. And when she sits down to study for an important exam late into the night, she hears a kerfuffle out in the street. And, unlike her curtain-twitching neighbours, she decides to go investigate. A story of destiny and self-discovery. Jumped-Up Kids Most Likely On Drugs: A Short Story.
Another Month, Another Death
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,610. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ferguson, a septuagenarian, lives out his golden years in a humble bungalow. His wife? Gone. His family? Gone too. All he has left: his best friend Digger. So when a glitzy widow arrives in the neighbourhood it surely brings a newfound optimism. Or has death already arrived? A story of mortality and surrender. Another Month, Another Death: A Short Story.
St Clerk's
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,590. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Supply teacher extraordinaire, Felicity Naddlewick, readies for her latest challenge: St Clerk’s Progressive Education Centre. Armed only with her navy blue jacket, a long skirt, and her pillbox hat, she must do battle with some of the most unruly students she has yet to encounter. A story of youth and ever-retreating boundaries. St Clerk’s: A Short Story.
Last Giant
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,710. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When professional footballer, Peter Jones, throws in the towel, he shocks the world. With the world demanding an explanation, Peter denies them. And he turns his attention to what he still loves in his life. And he finds it much closer than he might have imagined. A story which proves that honesty and integrity may still exist in the modern world. Last Giant: A Short Story.
Wrecking Ball
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Retired rock star, Sam Gax, looks out from his well-won mansion. He has his teenage girlfriend. His beach hut. And an ex-wife with an axe to grind. Will he ever find peace? An offbeat tale of subtle retribution. Wrecking Ball: A Short Story.
When the Prime Minister Sneezes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The prime minister has everything he needs. Bodyguards. A chauffeured limousine. And various assistants in charge of his appearance. He’ll need all the help he can get for his wife’s funeral. A story of grief and gleam. When The Prime Minister Sneezes: A Short Story.
Nobody Likes a Quitter
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,620. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
All his life, Ben played football. Till one day he decides to, quite simply, up sticks and do something else. Give something else a try. But what will his best friend think? A story of friendship and hidden depths. Nobody Likes a Quitter: A Short Story.
Beware Marjorie
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Series: Tales From the Leeward Lounge. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,660. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014 by Icy Road Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Amy Whittaker has been living on the streets since losing her home to a ruthless woman she knows as Marjorie McAdams. Now she's lost in the country and manages to find shelter under a truck topper propped up on straw bales. Sadly this is the best shelter she'd had since Marjorie stole her home. Now what will she do? This short story is 6.4k words.
Father's Watching
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Kerri Johnson fights back against all the troubles in her life. Because she has someone to fight for: Her granddaughter. A tale of inheritance both physical and spiritual. Father’s Watching: A Short Story.
Scar Jewelry
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,710. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
What do we really know about our parents or the ways they shape us? For twins Deirdre and Langston, 20, the answer is: not enough. With their father long dead, and their mother now in a coma, they realize they don't even know whom to notify. In fact, they understand almost nothing about their mother. They delve into her life and uncover secrets that revise the past and transform the future.
Strange Courtships: Nine Romantic Stories
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,660. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.44 from 9 reviews)
This collection brings together nine “well-crafted” tales of contemporary women seeking love. Most of the stories appeared in literary magazines, and a few are new. From the mysteries of early love to online deceptions, Carla Sarett captures the charm of older Hollywood romance, tinged with the metaphysical. This is romance-deconstructed and turned on its head.
The Last Dreamgirl
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 92,650. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2015 by Drake Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
For every man there’s a girl who grips his imagination and his heart as no other girl ever did or will. She may be in her teens or a mature woman. Whether she comes early in his life or late, there is a throne in his subconscious that she takes possession of, without trying, often without wanting to. She may not be the last wife or paramour, but she is the last dreamgirl.
Sports Agent
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
James Butler lives for his clients . . . well, more to the point, he lives for his percentage. And when one of his clients readies for retirement, James cannot help but see that the well will soon run dry. Time to cut his losses. A light-hearted tale of the loss of fortune and fame, and those who prey on it. Sports Agent: A Short Story.