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Hungry Minds
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Series: Short Stories from "Things That Go Bump In My Head", Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 1,150. Language: American English. Published: July 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
"Hungry Minds" is a very short autobiographical tale about bullying, reading, and what lies in the heart of a writer: especially a very young one. In the brief essay, the writer discusses awkward and painful experiences related to entering Junior High School. It is written from the perspective of a literate seventh grader and is appropriate for younger readers
A True Childhood Haunting
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Price: Free! Words: 3,650. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
It took me years to decide how I was going to design my non-fiction horror book. Because I have so many ghost encounters I can discuss, in different scenarios and with different spectators (Yes, I do have witnesses!), I decided to break it up into short stories. I want my audience to be able to embrace each individual account to the fullest and at the end bring it all together. Stay tuned.
Exit Strategy: Depriving Death of Its Strangeness
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,590. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cancer
Instead of crawling into a cave, or fighting to futility, David Oliver chose to use his “Stage IV” cancer diagnosis as an opportunity to help others. Although given a death sentence, he has written this compelling and inspirational story that has reached around the world. It will make you laugh, cry, and want to rise up and give him a standing ovation.
Plum Loco
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Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Plum Loco is a humorous, heartwarming story about a single woman’s quest to replace her favorite red plum tree after firefighters are forced to cut it down in an attempt to save her home during the San Diego Witch Creek Fire of 2007. Lost without it, the author goes on a quest to find a replacement. The resulting story is her journey to bring the red plum home.
The Cabbage Patch Doll Fight: A Christmas Shopping Tale (Essay)
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Price: Free! Words: 1,310. Language: American English. Published: December 19, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Holidays / Christmas & Advent
Have you ever wondered how far a grandmother would go to get the hottest Christmas toy for her baby granddaughter? I never did until I witnessed how desperate my mother was to get a Cabbage Patch doll in the early 1980's. A violent incident that changed my childhood forever. (A 950-word essay.)
Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 67,620. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
(5.00 from 1 review)
"Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA" is Richard Hill's true and intensely personal story of how he pieced together the long-kept secret of his own origins. This highly suspenseful book is a page-turning saga of personal detective work and the first book to chronicle the paradigm-shifting application of genetic genealogy to adoption search.
From The Heart
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Price: Free! Words: 1,140. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This is an account of betrayal that comes straight from Flo's heart.
Out of Kentucky
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Price: Free! Words: 33,030. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Category: Essay » Author profile
The autobiography of Wilson Miles Zaring. How a Kentucky tobacco farmer grows up to be a math professor at a major university.
A Day of Drowning
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Price: Free! Words: 4,740. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In this short story a day of snorkeling and spearfishing goes horribly wrong when experienced free-diver Scott Gordon stalks an intended quarry over the Edge of the Deep. By the time he realizes it, there's not enough air left in his lungs to make it back to the surface.
Fulton Avenue - Growing Up in the San Fernando Valley in the 1970's
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Price: Free! Words: 52,660. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
My parents moved my brother and I from Minneapolis to LA in 1968. Little did they know what would happen. This story are the highlights of my childhood, the good the bad and the traumatic. My parents were party animals. My father was a drummer and my mother was secretary. They both loved to drink and smoke and listen to Sinatra. Living with them and seeing them divorce and growing up.
The Oklahoma Summer
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Price: Free! Words: 1,330. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sex and culture
What do you do when your only friend just wants to sleep with you? The Oklahoma Summer is a quirky—and true—short story about an improbable friendship between a clueless Yale student and a small-town Oklahoma drag queen. Dry and amusing, The Oklahoma Summers is an insightful look into the hidden corners of small towns and imperfect friendships.
Meadowbrook
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,980. Language: American English. Published: February 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
A collection of short stories, some true, others fiction. Which is which? You may be surprised.
Little Australian Pony Girl
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,650. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Horses
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
'The ponies on our farm all get new rugs and shoes long before the people get any new clothes!' so said eight year old Emily to her mother. She was quite right, of course. This is the true story about an Australian childhood, where animals and hard work always come first. From sheep to saddles; rodeos to racing; brumbies to bridles: this is Emily's Australia.
Following Moira: Azure Fragment
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Price: Free! Words: 16,810. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
The Incredibly Multi-Dimensional Story of Being HUman. This is my novel, in shattered pieces, each fragment reflecting a different perspective, a different lens. We are whole, yet we are also in pieces. We are multi-dimensional. Please don8 to support my art - see my bio. (Hug)Official Order of Fragments: Scarlet Rose Fire Gold Azure Indigo Violet Sunset ♥ Paperback to cherish COMING SOON!
The Simplicity of Innocence
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Price: Free! Words: 39,150. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Part memoir Part Spiritual Teachings The choice of walking on water or drowning was mine alone. The church I was given at birth has no altar or stained glass windows, but blue skies, mountains, and oceans. This roller coaster ride I call life never had wheels or tracks, but sails filled with the winds of destiny.
The Fourth PK
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Price: Free! Words: 37,960. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The biography of Marjorie Jane Calvert Zaring. This is the life growing up in a parsonage with my two brothers and three sisters.
Ziggy Zenn And The Rescue Of Roy Rogers
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Price: Free! Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In 1954, my dad was an out of work alcoholic seldom home. Mother worked two jobs but wanted her three kids to have the benefit of the newest invention - the TV. In town was a Jewish couple who 13 years earlier were liberated from Auschwitz. They owned a convenience store and as with the gift of the Magi provided this Catholic family with a Christmas we would otherwise not have benefit of.
My Journey With Depression: a short recount of a self-harm and depression survivor
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Price: Free! Words: 7,060. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Depression
Depression is very common, yet very misunderstood. By sharing my story, I hope to be able to clear up some misconceptions about depression and self-harm, all the while reaching out to those struggling with it and letting them know that they are not alone.
Soup By Volume
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Price: Free! Words: 53,200. Language: British English. Published: October 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
Quirky attitude, luminous words: warm, soulful, worth a few pence. Conveniently packaged collection of the best prose from the Wishbone Soup Cures Everything blog. Feel like you're hungry for something but don't know what? This could be the cure. Observation and imagination transform the world into a place of sustainable happiness.
Bland Bybor I Västra Rajasthan
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Price: Free! Words: 42,110. Language: Swedish. Published: May 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Självbiografisk berättelse om vänskapsrelationer och kulturkrockar i Indien mellan 1977 och 2008. Min kontakt med byliv och växtodling i enkla genuina miljöer, där man klarar sitt vardagsliv genom strävsamt arbete. Med små marginaler och många att försörja. Vad familjerna gör för att säkra sin framtid. Hur samhällsförändringarna påverkar deras tillvaro. Samtal med byborna om deras livssyn.