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Nigel's Holiday
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,870. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 10, 2015. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Bestselling romance writer Nigel Hawthorne, brought low by writer's block, seeks inspiration in a walking tour of Romania, and finds more than he bargained for.
The Unlikely Bibles: A Short Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,360. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2015 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
On a drunken whim, Terrance makes a bet he lives to regret. To find the most bizarre theatrical act possible. And make money out of them. But when he stumbles across The Unlikely Bibles, it seems he’s struck gold. Or opened up a whole new world of problems . . . A story haunted by the past, and yet driven by an overwhelming urge to move forward. The Unlikely Bibles: A Short Story.
Library of Love
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Nobody believes Sophia when she claims that she goes to the library only to pore over Russian Literature. They all believe that she really goes there in search of love. She laughs them all off. Until one day. When she finds herself stumbling into a chance meeting with a dashing, dark-haired fellow. A goofy story with its heart all over the place. Library of Love: A Short Story.
Gotta Have Clean Teeth: A Short Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2015 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Karlson Davis has a decision to make. Keep exploiting the bass player of his band. Or come clean. Call the whole thing off. Decisions, decisions . . . A story which explores farce, and when it’s time to call it quits. Gotta Have Clean Teeth: A Short Story.
Love Should Never Wait: A Short Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2015 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Lisa finds herself, like so many others, going to extreme lengths to find love: Speed dating. It worked for others, so why not for her? But will she be able to find those rebellious types she’s so keen on? A story of love, reality and friendship. Love Should Never Wait: A Short Story.
Nothing Perpetual: A Short Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,390. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2015 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Have Zach’s passive aggressive tendencies really led him to this? In the middle of the night. Down on his knees. A pair of scissors in his hand. Cutting a hole in his teenage daughter’s beanbag. . . . Perhaps he should get professional help after all. An off-centre, life-affirming story. Nothing Perpetual: A Short Story.
Operation: A Short Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2015 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
With nowhere to turn at Christmas, Harriet visits her estranged father. There are no battles, their lives are too short for them now. Only an echoing, never-ending silence. A touching father-daughter story. Operation: A Short Story.
Speaking of Angels
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,730. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A lonely afternoon stroll brings on many things. Remembrance. Decay. Memory slipped loose. And—in the case of a graveyard—mortality. A story which examines our lives, and those of the departed. Speaking of Angels: A Short Story.
A Silent Company: A Short Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,910. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2015 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Hillary wakes on a dreary winter’s morning. The night after a wedding. And a night of unbelievable regret . . . but not for her. A story of rebirth amid the rubble of a former life. A Silent Company: A Short Story.
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.
Blood at Night
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,850. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A fireworks night shouldn’t arouse feelings of resentment. But, for Justin, there’s really not much else left. Old. Tired. And ready to show the Youth of Today where they’re going wrong. A couple of rounds ought to do it . . . A story of ageing disgracefully. Blood at Night: A Short Story.
The Lunch Crowd
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
At the office, Kirstee watches The Lunch Crowd from afar. But she lives with the fear that ‘afar’ will, one day, not suffice. And so it proves, one fateful lunch hour. A story which deals with loneliness and inner peace. The Lunch Crowd: A Short Story.
Don’t Tell Me I’m Not Okay
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,860. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Tara lives for maths. And she loathes human contact. But on one chilly afternoon in a lecture hall, she finds herself the centre of attention. For better or worse. An odd-ball story of the socially awkward. Don’t Tell Me I’m Not Okay: A Short Story.
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.