Books tagged: compassion

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Beck and Barn
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2010. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In the tradition of Eudora Welty, "Beck and Barn" is an old-timey love story marked by ironic exaggerated devotion. After Barney dies, Becky goes to visit her sister; when she returns, she finds that her no-account "baby" brother has burned her house and with it her only picture of Barn. Now, Beck has something to live for--revenge. But denied that, she will have to settle for a simple I'm sorry.
Something Safe, Something Free
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In time, Willie will drop from his high on alcohol and self-pity. In time, he will adapt to working for the black man who used to work for him. Bear now owns Willie's heavy-construction business, because of a change in govt. regulations. What Willie will never adapt to though is his x-wife's conning him out of his twin girls.
Little Big Girls
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,740. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Temple, little beauty-queen pro, knows that her mother, Cammie, has spiked drinks of her competitors. Once Cammie even "accidentally" stepped on a child's dress tail and ripped it from the bodice. But tonight is Temple's first contest in her mother's small hometown and Temple will be competing with her first real friend, daughter of one of Cammie's former high-school classmates.
Song of the Mockingbird
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Price: Free! Words: 7,800. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2010. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
An old lady reaches out from the grave with a message on a dollar bill to her grown daughters and grandchildren. After the funeral, they gather at the old lady's home to go through her meager belongings. Fannie, boss over the family, finds the dollar bill and they all quarell over what the hand-written message means. Nobody wants the dollar except Zeke, favorite grandson and son of Fannie...
In His Own Hometown
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,480. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2010. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Christian
Earl Sanders, a black man from Washington, DC, is the only one worthy enough to dedicate the new library in his S. Ga. home county. He is the only one to go away and make good. But nobody, black or white, is willing to put him up for the night but a bitter, old black lady who wants to know one thing: why would he come back after he finally got out of these turpentine woods?
School Strongarm
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,090. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2010. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Obese, long-time school secretary Alene finally gets her first truck and boyfriend, a hitch-hiker who winds up in her bedroom in the house she shares with her saintly, finiky mother. Then Alene gets replaced at work by a young woman with a ponytail. The principle sends Alene to set up office in the cloakroom. And then she learns that she hasn't been a secretary but a strongarm hired to keep order.
Lovie's Baby
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2010. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
From "Lovie's Baby": "They said they saw her that Monday morning running up the road toward the courthouse, with that pink blanket all nussed-up to her bosom like the baby was still alive. And it SOME cold..."
Caring for the Elderly
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Hun is ninety-some-odd years old and at the mercy of a bitter, controlling black woman hired by the family to keep their beloved relative at home till she dies. When Hun's two grand-nieces show up one fall morning for a visit, the caregiver cranks her meanness up a notch. She gets them told! Hun cries...
Cammie's Lost Years
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2010. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
What if you returned to your hometown after a decade of shock treatments in a lock-up away from everything and everybody you knew? When you come home, with no memory, only sensations, everything is new. Gradually, as sensation gives way to memory, you venture out but everybody shuns you. What have you done to them? Cammie Short finds answers better left hidden.
Luck of the Count
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,240. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
On a Saturday morning drunk, the Count and his grown son Lucky stumble onto a black woman's shack in the quarters of Cornerville to pilfer for food. When she happens up on them, the Count pulls out his pocket knife and cuts her throat. They go to jail but not for long because the Count's brother King, as usual, gets them out. But the old lady's not done with them. Especially Lucky.