Books tagged: escapism

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Three Avenues of Escape
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Price: Free! Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2009. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A short story (1,650 words) about a young man's utilization of several items left to him by his older brother as a means to escape his father's bigotry. Some adult language and implied sexual situations, but nothing overt. This story first appeared in the Fall 2006 issue of the literary magazine The First Line.
Odyssey Bourne Force
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 179,570. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Odyssey Bourne Force is a top-secret project run by a covert organization possessing mankind's most formidable discovery: an indestructible monolithic stone door uncovered during an excavation in Egypt. Realizing the consequences of its astonishing properties, O.B.F. must now race against time to save Earth from forces that threaten to alter the fabric of life itself. Book 1 of a series.
The Vinyoh Verses
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A life in crisis,a nation in peril,an environment in need of restoration,yet it’s never that easily put.The Vinyoh Verses is recession poetry,taking time to find out what has gone wrong with the person and the globe,but not letting out other personal fears and cares we’ve come not to share,the erosion of privacy and the escapist’s attempt to find freedom.
Baseball Bats And Ballpoint Pens
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Price: Free! Words: 390. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Inspired by David Michael's short story - When Writers Attack - here on Smashwords, this piece of flash fiction delves into the amusing process of a creative writer escaping, if only for a moment, the humdrum monotony of real life.
Goldfish Tears
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 34,080. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A collection of fourteen fantastical short-stories.
Going For The Wire
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 109,510. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
'Going For The Wire' is a collection of three stories of escape. Its author, Chris Leicester says: ‘It’s what we all want to do sometimes - break free. These people do.’
The Great Convergence
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,730. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A quiet English village finds its usually uneventful auction turned into mayhem when thousands of people unexpectedly descend upon it becoming entwined in this smile inducing tale of strange encounters, even stranger goings on, no end of scheming, greed, deceit, hilarity, chaos, triumph and just desserts that are only brought to an end when the Crow that was a Rook finally comes home to roost!
I Married a Pirate
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 76,800. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Katie Fforde says this fast-paced sexy comedy is "A rip-roaring ride. Huge fun!" Camilla is the bravest, craziest woman to ever be kidnapped by an old guy in a pirate ship. (He was one of her internet-men when she lived in France.) But does she really have what it takes to be a romantic heroine? And what did happen to her knickers? This jaunt around the Caribbean is not for the faint-hearted!
Lost in the Details
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A man whose life is on the skids grows obsessed with an intricately detailed painting hanging in a bar. As his fortunes decline, the crowded, convivial dinner scene in the picture comes to seem more and more preferable to the real world. And, indeed, before long the painting begins to attain a reality all its own... A 3,300-word short story.
Universe Horribilis
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,820. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
The new science fiction, fantasy, and horror short story collection, "Universe Horribilis" from Third Flatiron Anthologies, takes you on a whirlwind tour of cosmic irony. Hope for the best, plan for the worst, and. . . prepare to be crushed by the semi full of cows skidding your way.