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Poetry and Really Short Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2010. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry
The first piece in this collection of poems and really shorts, Of Kings and Coles, is inspired by a few of my favorite Jazz greats. Picture yourself snowed in at a cottage in the middle of nowhere, candle lights and the crackle of a warm fireplace, and an old record on the phono. Cuddled under a white, down blanket, on the floor in front of those bright flames, lost in each other’s gaze.
French Fried: one man's move to France with too many animals and an identity thief
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 89,870. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2010 by Book View Cafe. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
* NY Times bestseller * Animals behaving badly, other people's misfortunes and a bizarre true crime story. His identity stolen, life savings gone, and getting nowhere with the police, Chris decides to solve the crime himself. But unlike fictional detectives he has an 80 year-old mother-in-law and an excitable puppy who insist they come along if he's going anywhere interesting - like a stakeout.
Beyond Religion Volume III
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Series: Beyond Religion, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,880. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2010 by Inhousepress. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
[From Intro.] “Anyone searching these pages for quick, glib, answers will be disappointed. I would rather my readers treated my essays as a menu of exotic dishes, perhaps a silver tray of hors-d’oeuvres, which they might taste, relish, ponder upon their esoteric ingredients, and if still tempted—swallow.”
Uses of Agapanthus
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Price: Free! Words: 3,930. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Brett pays his weekly visit to his mother at her retirement home, he’s annoyed to see a vase of agapanthus – now a weed in their new home – next to her bed. But his protests set off long suppressed memories for her. As Brett’s wife Suzie asks: is Mom confusing or confessing? If you've enjoyed this free short story, please rate it and leave a review. Thanks, Jonathan.
House Hunting
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Price: Free! Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Kim and David go house hunting, they’re hoping for a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity. But is their relationship strong enough to survive the rigours of house hunting in the gentrified suburbs of Wellington?
Keynote Speaker
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Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Antoine Maercx is ranked 73rd in the Time Benelux edition list of 'Most important contemporary thinkers’. He arrives in Wellington to make the keynote address at the biennial Australasian Nietzsche Society conference. But from the moment he is picked up at the airport, things do not go to plan for the eminent professor.
In the Fifth Season
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Price: Free! Words: 64,070. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Against a background of modern corporate culture and a tragic death, this bitter-sweet comedy weaves stories of love and relationships, ambition and folly.
SCHIZO
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 460. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
A series of mind twisting horrific and black humour short stories.
The Measure of Gary Mooney
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Price: Free! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Miss Davis’s class have been studying measurement all term. Today, they will measure each other’s normal walking speed. But class misfit Gary Mooney has other plans. This playground tale reveals much about social conformity, betrayal and punishment. The Measure of Gary Mooney was awarded third place in the New Zealand 2007 Sunday Star-Times Short Story Competition.
The Other Boyfriend
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,430. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2010. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Sarah Jamison is on a mission to find a boyfriend for her lover’s partner; and Sarah’s best friend comes to the rescue with an idea so crazy that it just might work. Enter the enigmatic Mike Connor. Sarah hates the man on sight, but her body tells her otherwise. Mike Connor is smug and full of himself; even so, Sarah thinks that with his help she can finally be with the love of her life.