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Ranga Plays Australia
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,070. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
A lad in a small village that would later become part of the great city of Bangalore dreams of playing cricket against Australia. As this is 1949 this must be an impossible drea. But, once a dream gets out there, amazing things may happen...
Curtain Cape
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Price: Free! Words: 3,020. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
2009 3rd Place Winner, John Marsden Young Writer’s Award. This is a tale of two troubled youths as they travel the road equipped with nothing but some food, a gun and a bag of bullets. Delirious, wild and sometimes frightening, Curtain Cape puts you right alongside misguided Victor and his reluctant brother as they journey through a broken world of petty crime, dreamy wolves and stolen cars.
Dear Alessandra............
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,630. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
this is a story of deception. an old man receives an unsolicited email from a young woman in italy looking for friendship. he recognizes it as being a scam but replies to her to see what would happen. however a friendship of sorts develops after her requests for money are refused. unexpectedly he comes into some money and goes to italy and they meet. however there are surprises for both of them.
Time To Write: 2012 short story prize
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Price: Free! Words: 26,690. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » General
To celebrate NMIT’s centenary, the Bachelor of Writing and Publishing launched its inaugural Time To Write short story competition offering writers a chance to be published by NMIT’s Yarra Bend Press. In keeping with the centenary, the theme was TIME and we looked for 600 to 1000 word submissions from writers. Winners and selected shortlisted works have been published in this anthology.
Ellen: a woman of spirit
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 43,920. Language: Australian English. Published: July 25, 2012 by Network Creative Services. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Ellen: a woman of spirit by Noelene Allen is the extraordinary true story of a woman whose life journey is told with sympathy, compassion and above all honesty. The strength of the women of the Kelly family becomes clear as the reader shares many previously untold anecdotes of the life of the mother of Australia’s most famous bushranger, Ned Kelly.
The Silent Moon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,660. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
The Irish convict in this true story battles with authority across three continents. The story unites major events from convict life in Australia and the gold rushes of Victoria and California. It includes Australia’s first ever Escort Robbery; a great mystery of the sea; executions; corruption and crime. A truly international story with a pirate and a supposed American Civil War hero.
Arcadium
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Price: Free! Words: 69,520. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Sixteen-year-old Florence West must journey across a disease ravaged Melbourne with her younger sister Liss, and she’ll do anything to survive. Mostly that means staying clear of people, the healthy ones on the run and the infected ones hungry for human flesh. But how far can they go alone? And just what is Arcadium? Florence knows but she's not telling and it could just be the key to survival.
Harvey Shmidlap Seeks the Perfect Cheesecake
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,780. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Distilled from Polish peasant stock Harvey Shmidlap is only destined for greatness in terms of his belt size. But he has a half baked plan to achieve fame. When the Eponymous Food Association, the international body for naming foods, tastes his mother's cheesecake, the name Shmidlap will live forever on people's lips! Harvey's hilarious quest to get the recipe from his mother is a delicious tale.
The Privilege of Jaffna the Sixth
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Price: Free! Words: 5,600. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
A doomed emperor's family tree branches off in unexpected directions, growing and stretching through changing times 'round the world. From a street thug to a lost soldier to a free-spirited young woman, a legacy is passed. The question is... which kind?
Holiday Season in Melbourne
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 12,660. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
The Melbourne Writers' Social Group brings you a collection of short stories about Melbourne in December—a time for sun, surf, celebration, decoration, family gatherings, and reflection. Whether you enjoy the funny, fantastic, romantic, horrific, surreal, or sublime, at least one of these short stories is certain to entertain as you discover and explore Australia’s City of Literature.