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On the Great Wall of Texas
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You set the price! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In 2045 a sergeant shows a young draftee the ropes of guarding the Mexican border, explaining how the Wall came to be built and why they are there. This is a short-short story, for general audiences, set very early in Harry Heyoka's all-too-plausible Spiral's Realms future history.
Writing Clear Prose
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,590. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar and punctuation
A handbook for writers. Intended for self-help and classroom use, it contains chapters on the paragraph, the sentence, diction, the writing as a whole, and style, with exercises at the end of each chapter. Intended primarily to clarify the writing of essays, memoirs, and other forms of non-fiction, it also provides suggestions for improving fictional style.
Dear Communion of Saints: amusingly apt advice for foolish Christians
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,950. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Religious
What if "Dear Abby" were a saint? The popular satire and parody website, The Ironic Catholic, takes all the foolish questions we stumbling Christians have offers them to the great Catholic saints, who provide tough-love wisdom, insight, and considerable humor.
The Odds Are Against It
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Price: Free! Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Rural mail carrier, Tammy, bumps heads in a nightmare during a rare spring snow storm. Twenty years before, she was kidnapped and shot by a drug addict she met along her route. Now she picks up another stranger along her route and the memories come flooding back. Is she about to be kidnapped and shot again? No, she tells herself, because the odds against it are so great.
Beck and Barn
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Price: Free! 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.
The Neighborhood is Really Going to the Dead
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2010. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Robert is new to the neighborhood, and it's been a busy couple of days. A "feast" of introductions. And then he comes upon Grossman's house. Will Robert survive?
Bryce Loring Must Die!
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,930. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2010. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
When Riley Harper discovers his old neighborhood bully is now a successful executive within his own company, Riley decides Bryce must pay for all the cruel acts he committed against him and his friends. He decides that Bryce Loring Must Die! In this Digital Short, Bill Walker delivers a taste of suspense and black humor.
Touch of Darkness
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,940. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2010. Category: Screenplays » Sci-Fi
A mysterious blind man known only as The Collector arrives to tour the mansion of a dead eccentric. The estate is filled with artifacts – mementoes with stories to tell – and only the Collector can “see” the tales associated with them by touching the objects. The Collector's intent is revealed as he entraps a murderer to expose himself, and dispenses justice only he knows how to impose.
A Distant Fog
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,690. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
A collection of short stories that speak to the richness of everyday life. They are written in a frank and rich manner that draw the reader in. The book deals with the everyday person and how we reach for a better life but often fall short. The characters are presented in such a way that make the reader feel that these are people who could be co-workers, friends or family.
Beyond the Masks
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 24,860. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Stanbrough's poetry derives from the real world. If you want milquetoast poetry, this is not for you. If you want poetry that you have to "interpret" to understand, this is not for you. If you want brain-twisting reality and gut-wrenching emotional depth---if you want poetry that will make you get up and pour yourself a brandy---you want this collection