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Off Somewhere by Z. Z. Boone
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 50,980. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2015 by Whitepoint Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
Off Somewhere, Z.Z. Boone's debut story collection, is populated by characters who seek recognition and empowerment in a world that has suddenly become baffling. The characters are, for the most part, ordinary people driven to exceptional actions.
Dark on the Mountain by Henry Mitchell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,570. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2015 by Alfie Dog Limited. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
Some things are so wide and deep they can only be told in a story. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a story is worth a thousand pictures. Birth, death, resurrection, loss and love cannot be described or explained. We know them by touch. Stories invite touch.
Peter's Moonlight Photography and Other Stories by Dina Rabadi
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 37,750. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
Influenced by Czech artist Mucha’s series on women and seasons, the title story of Dina Rabadi’s debut fiction collection follows an aging moonlight photographer’s quest for success and his models’ (all ordinary women) quest for a sense of beauty. Other stories range from the questionable success of the atomic bomb to a motherless Spanish boy who becomes a perfumer maker in the south of France.
Decatur Clary, A Literary Sampler by Decatur Clary
Price: Free! Words: 37,630. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
'Decatur Clary - a Literary Sampler' is four free Decatur Clary stories designed to titillate the palate while introducing you to the style and stories of Decatur Clary. 'The Agreement' and 'The Calling' are excerpts from Decatur's novel '7 Crows a Secret'. 'Willa and Buddy' open the novel 'Lady Lu' and 'Grandpa's Shortcut' is a new short story homage to Decatur's grandfather.
The Spare Husband and Other Stories by Angus Brownfield
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 51,380. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Some quirky, some straitlaced, these stories probe the vagaries of human nature, although not all the characters are human. There’s a maturing teenager, a humble hummus merchant of long ago, a girl intent on becoming a woman, but there’s also a skittish hare, an outspoken poodle and even a quartet of ghosts. Fears are quieted and dilemmas dissolved or ignored at peril: light reading with clout.
Jahuay by Carlos Modonese
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,130. Language: Spanish. Published: May 28, 2015 by Editorial Casa de Cartón. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Un guitarrista vasco, una mesera colombiana, un sacerdote peruano y un barman, se encuentran en Jahuay, viejo restaurante enclavado en Chincha, un lugar ubicado en la costa del Pacífico sur. Todos ellos huyen tratando de encontrar ese pequeño espacio donde la paz logre dibujar un mundo mejor, un paraíso, aunque esté muerto.
Newspaper Gypsy by William R. Burkett, Jr.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 116,000. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
The career of a newspaper journalist told as a series of short stories, each more fascinating than the one before. This saga of a reporter’s career is real enough to be true. A roman à clef? A memoir? Never mind, just let former newspaper gypsy Bill Burkett tell you his stories.
Lux: Volume 1 by Rebecca Lewis
Price: Free! Words: 23,770. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
This compilation of short stories and art pieces was created by the Literary Journal Club from John C. Kimball High School. Besides including works from members of the club, it also features winning pieces from monthly writing contests held at the school.
The Olio Folio by Bud Simpson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,140. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2015 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Some pieces of Olio Folio are fiction; others a combination of fiction and fact; some are actual fact. Some of the fiction is more believable than my factual stories. Some of the factual stories sound like fiction. Not my fault! I’ll let you try to figure it out. As they say: “Any resemblance of these characters to actual people, living or dead, is purely coincidental.” Or is it?
Skyline 2015 by Olivia Stowe
Series: Skyline. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,190. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2015 by Cyberworld Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - multi-author
Skyline 2015, the second in a series of annual publisher’s anthologies produced by Cyberworld Publishing, showcases the prose and poetry talents of Central Virginia writers. There is no overarching theme for the works in this anthology, so each can be discovered and appreciated for its own context and merits.
Our Voice Volume 7 by Scot McAtee
Price: Free! Words: 171,670. Language: American English. Published: February 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Volume 7 of student produced writing from grades K-12 in the Twin Lakes School District of Monticello, Indiana. See the progression of our kids' abilities and interests as they grow. All proceeds go to a scholarship fund for student writers or towards publishing a physical version of the book.
In the Waters of Time by Bette Lischke
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,490. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2015 by SDP Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Jane Eliot has been haunted by a gloomy dream all her life. While she is relaxed on an island in the brilliance of autumn, the dream grows bold, invading her consciousness when she is wide awake. She sees snippets of life through the eyes of 19th-century Elizabeth, a wealthy and beautiful mother of five drawn to teaching at a grim workhouse by its new master.
Balzac in Brazil by J. G. Van Tine
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 57,430. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015 by My Seashell Books. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General, Fiction » Historical » General
In post-revolutionary France of the early 1830’s, the elite combats dissent and opposition through a network of censors, and unofficial deputies. As modes of surveillance, the police also set up businesses, including brothels, publishers and cabarets, enterprises that affect not only the targeted population but entertainers, actors and authors, among them Honore Balzac and Henri Beyle.
The Rebel in Autumn by Michael Shaara
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 103,890. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
Written just before the fatal shootings of four students at Kent State in Ohio, and then forgotten in a drawer for nearly 45 years, The Rebel in Autumn is now published for the first time anywhere, ready to take its place as one of the great works of American fiction from a time when words mattered.
Even a Street Dog by John L. Smith
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 40,130. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
Beneath the Las Vegas that America sees on the Travel Channel— nightclubs, famous chefs, rambunctious gambling, celebrities at play—there’s an older, stranger, harder city. These are Las Vegas stories told from the street level, by a narrator who could only have been created by a first-rate author—one of the city’s most-beloved newspapermen, John L. Smith.
Our Voice Volume 6 by Scot McAtee
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,100. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
Our Voice is a student written and edited ebook produced by the students of Twin Lakes School Corporation in Monticello, Indiana. It is a crosscurriculur, inclusive writing project that seeks to raise interest in creative writing amongst K-12 students in our district.
The Whole Nine Yarns by Jim Moore
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 29,930. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2014 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
Nine delightful tales of the west, both long ago and contemporary, are told in the charming style of a country gentleman. These tales of Montana and the West bring the reader back to a time when life was simpler —or was it?
Margaritas by James D. Dilworth
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,290. Language: American English. Published: June 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
James Dilworth will take you on strange journeys to unexpected places in a few words. For the first time ever, Dilworth's collected writings, are available to the public in ebook format. Margaritas has selections of his poetry, articles, writings about NADAdada, and short fiction, with the first chapter of his novel, Star. See why Dilworth has called his book Margaritas, or pearls.
The Place Where I Come From by Laura J. N. Dawson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,380. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Milton, Delaware - a town at the Southern tip of the Delmarva Peninsula - is very flat, very sandy, and very small. "The Place Where I Come From" portrays the lives of small-town inhabitants just before the Internet became prevalent, in the 1970s and 1980s. Influenced by Sherwood Anderson's "Winesburg Ohio" and by the stories of Shirley Jackson, "The Place Where I Come From" is a precise depictio
The Cycle of Ramón & Other Stories from the Cantina by Gervasio Arrancado
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,470. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
These are magic realism short stories. Love is bound through time, the heavens weep, the most beautiful woman in all of Mexico is cursed, a rabbit & a priest work through a drought, and the owner of a cantina relates tall tales that make Paul Bunyan pale in comparison. If you've enjoyed the works of Gabriel García Márquez and Isabel Allende, you'll enjoy these Stories from the Cantina.