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Hedging Bets by Simon Lee
Price: Free! Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Ash's sister was one of those women who somehow always seem to connect with the wrong blokes. Harold was perhaps the cream of the crop as far as bludgers go, or more precisely, the bottom of the barrel. But when Harold comes up with a no-risk scheme to make some quick cash, Ash just can't say no.
Pitcher by Russ Durbin
Price: Free! Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays(4.50 from 2 reviews)
William Hickok Farrell stood on the top step of the dugout and surveyed the meticulously curried infield. In moments, Will would pitch the most important game of his Major League career--game one of the World Series. From the moment he could hold a ball, Big Bill, his dad and coach, had pushed him to the be the best. Now, he was about to achieve his lifelong dream. Dad would be watching.
Das Geheimnis des verlorenen Schlägers - Ping-Pong by Enzo Pettinelli
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,300. Language: German. Published: June 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / General, Fiction » Sports
In dieser Erzählung finden wir Sommer, Meer und Wind: gute Winde und leichte Brisen. Ein Gleichnis des Lebens, von seinem Anfang an bis zu einem Höhepunkt und dann wieder abwärts: ein magischer, starker Zauber mit sicherer Hand von Enzo Pettinelli anhand der einzigartigen Metapher des Tischtennis erzählt.
El misterio de la raqueta perdida - Ping-Pong by Enzo Pettinelli
Price: Free! Words: 5,910. Language: Spanish. Published: June 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / General, Fiction » Sports
Entrar en contacto con otras personas, mejorar la autoestima, tener más confianza en uno mismo: son objetivos que se consideran “secundarios” en la actividad deportiva. Pero no es así: son el primer objetivo de la actividad de muchos clubes.
Light Tower Power by Jon Sindell
Price: Free! Words: 960. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Coming of age(4.00 from 1 review)
In this short adapted from the novel The Mighty Roman, Roman Meister, a gargantuan former minor-league home run champ and manager of the sub-minor-league San Carlos Coyotes, takes his mighty bat THOR in hand to put on a show for his eighteen-year-old charges.
The Prospect by Zack Drisko
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Sports(5.00 from 1 review)
"The Prospect" is a short story about the longing and passion for an unrealized dream. Austin Colt is a pitching phenom who struggles to adapt when his baseball career doesn’t go as planned.
Il mistero della racchetta perduta - Ping-Pong by Enzo Pettinelli
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: Italian. Published: April 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / General, Fiction » Sports
Ci sono l’estate, il mare e il vento. E i venti sono quelli buoni, le brezze leggere. Il racconto parla della parabola della vita: la coglie nel punto in cui comincia a salire verso l’alto e la fa incontrare col punto in cui comincia a scendere verso il basso. Una magia possibile per chi sa raccontare, ed Enzo Pettinelli la racconta attraverso la straordinaria metafora del ping-pong.
Cool As A Cucumber by Russ Durbin
Price: Free! Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(4.00 from 1 review)
"He's as cool as a cucumber." It fit. Kenneth Cary Coulson was as calm and self-possessed as any rookie pitcher that I had ever seen. With the playoffs on the line, Cucumber was called to pitch. With his dad and his girl friend watching, Coulson calmly reared back and threw two blazing fast balls. What happened next shocked everyone, including me in the press box.
After the Great Muskie Hunt by J.G. Sandom
Price: Free! Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Sports
Please be advised that this is a short story (4,000 words). When his father loses his job, a young painter offers to take him fishing for muskellunge, a barracuda-like freshwater fish, at Big Eagle Lake, in Ontario, Canada. From the award-winning author of Gospel Truths; The God Machine; The Wave; The Wall Street Murder Club; Kiss Me, I'm Dead; and Confessions of a Teenage Body Snatcher.
Punchdrunk by Bill Lowenburg
Price: Free! Words: 9,690. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Sports(5.00 from 1 review)
Ex-welterweight contender Johnny Mullane can hook off the jab with either hand and recite Shakespeare while backpedaling from an opponent. But he can’t stop drinking. Facing a hungry Mexican slugger half his age, Mullane begins his comeback. Recalling the teachings of his venerable departed trainer, Mullane discovers new meaning in his life.
This One Belongs to the Reds by Joseph Shaw
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Sports
Is Baseball about winning? Or is it about something else? Author Joseph Shaw tells a story of generations linked together to America's past time.
Helmets Do Not Expand With Heads by OJ Wolfsmasher
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Sports
Have you ever wondered what NFL players were actually thinking between plays? With so many suffering head injuries, it's a shame that helmets don't expand with heads... this would surely help them think more clearly...
Caught Offside by Liz Crowe
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,210. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2011 by Decadent Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Sports
Ramon Castillo, world famous soccer player and international playboy has been brought low by a career-ending injury. After the humiliation of a shattered leg at the World Cup final, he has spent a year enduring surgeries and painful therapies, the last three months of which are at the Castillo resort in Las Vegas under the watchful eye of his cousin...
Barcelonan Nights by William Olson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011 by William Olson. Categories: Fiction » Sports
British Properties, the pre-eminent scholar of Olympism, travels to Barcelona, Spain to enjoy the Olympic Games of 1992. He is there on assignment. He has real research to do. And he loves the Games and all they represent. But it’s his celebratory company that makes his trip the more memorable.
A Dinger in the Bay by Frank Severino
You set the price! Words: 8,440. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Sports
A retired MLB pitcher finds love and redemption via a hurled can of humble soup. Refusing to obey signals cost him his career, once--but this time--a bean ball is exactly what's called for, and the signs all make sense. Making a hero often requires a "zero" to balance the equation.
The Sport by Francis W. Porretto
Price: Free! Words: 5,790. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Sports
Fireballing pitcher Conrad Bearing seemed to have come from nowhere. A rookie free-agent at 37, he was almost unhittable, mowing down the American League's best hitters as if they were scarecrows propped at the plate. But he was more publicity-averse and reporter-shy than Greta Garbo at her worst. One reporter was determined to crack Bearing's mystery, whatever it might take.