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Literary | Plays & Screenplays
Three Nails by Micheal Maxwell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,430. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Three Nails is a rich, witty, smart slice of Americana. Although it opens with loss of life—Three Nails ends with aspiration—hope, heritage, and new life. Like a handful of stones thrown in a pond, the circles of life and memories are all interconnected to process grief. Relationships with a wife, children, colleagues at work and even the kids taught at school are all part of the gift of healing.
Dirty Genes by Esther Minskoff
Price: Free! Words: 81,440. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Abra, an intellectually gifted woman from a family with mentally retarded parents and siblings, is the family caretaker until she goes away to college severing all family ties. Sixteen years later she learns that her sister died starting her on a quest to understand why she abandoned her family. She falls in love with Adam who helps her cope with her view that she has "dirty genes."
The Chamber Four Fiction Anthology by Chamber Four
Price: Free! Words: 85,070. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
25 of the best short stories published on the web in 2009/10--chosen by the editors of ChamberFour.com, a website dedicated to making reading more enjoyable and more rewarding. Includes a wide range of stories from great online lit mags. This anthology is DRM-free and free to download. Find a complete table of contents, a PDF version, author bios, interviews, and more at Chamber Four.
Fear and Aggression by Dane Bagley
Price: Free! Words: 117,690. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A technological breakthrough has forever changed the scope and scale of space travel. Tension on earth builds as the inhabitants realize that the vast distance between stars has never been an obstacle for inter-planetary travel. The earth has always been exposed to the threat of an alien invasion. But, what if we find them before they find us?
The Wide Night Sky by Matt Dean
Price: Free! Words: 81,020. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Leland Littlefield thinks he has a happy family. But the cracks are beginning to show. His wife is drifting away and his children are busy handling their own victories and disasters. Leland has always considered himself bisexual, but he has never acted on his attraction to men—that is, until a spontaneous kiss brings to light many of his deepest fears and desires.
Waaraan denkt u? by Django Mathijsen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,650. Language: Dutch. Published: December 5, 2011 by e-Publikant. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Als een vreemdeling de forensen op het perron aanspreekt, raakt een politicus zodanig in verwarring dat hij de verkeerde trein pakt. Wat bezielt hem en wat zullen de gevolgen zijn? Genomineerd voor de Piet Paaltjensprijs 2011.
The Girl on the Swing by Ali Cooper
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,360. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical(5.00 from 13 reviews)
Julia believes that she has lived before. Suspended from her job and grieving for her lost son, Julia's past lives become an escape from her troubles in the present. For the first time, she meets someone in this life whom she recognises from a previous existence. But this man is a murderer, convicted of killing his wife. Past and present entwine, culminating in a dramatic conclusion.
Beautiful Dreamer by Barry Daniels
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 130,260. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Religious, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Harry Murphy has it all: A happy marriage, robust health, a successful career. Yet as he approaches fifty Harry begins to wonder about an issue which has not previously interested him: How well is he doing spiritually? Follow Harry as he begins to examine his spirituality by recording and analysing his dreams: What he finds there will alarm and amaze him, and will radically change his life.
Warm Winter's Garden by Neil Hetzner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,990. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A family is an organism. When Bett Koster, mother and grandmother, is diagnosed with breast cancer, she finds she must adapt some and discard other of the rules she has used to live her life for more than sixty years. As Bett makes the changes she needs to be able to fight for her life, her family is forced to change how they think and act toward Bett, each other, and, especially, themselves.
What Lies Buried by John Bishop
Price: Free! Words: 97,570. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.00 from 1 review)
A story of family secrets and misunderstandings, and the way in which they impact down the generations. Walter Blake's death brings a flood of memories to his two daughters. There is the question of what Walter and his wife buried in the garden. The notion of things being buried is also a metaphor for all kinds of issues including, art fraud, family feuds, and holocaust survival.
Happy Slumbers by Tom Lichtenberg
Series: Dragon City, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 15,040. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.00 from 1 review)
When Argus Kirkham disappears, his older brother Alex returns to the city of his youth to join in the search, but finds himself instead at the edge of a baffling mystery he can neither see nor begin to understand, in this fourth and final re-mix of the Dragon City series.
The Hardest Word by Paul Samael
Price: Free! Words: 9,750. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Does the banking crisis make you feel angry, frustrated and powerless? Perhaps it’s time you did something about that feeling. You could, for example, kidnap a banker. On second thoughts, don’t do that - try reading this short story instead.
Unordinary Tales by Lauren Farley
Price: Free! Words: 45,930. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
A compilation of eight short stories regarding Life, Death and the uncertainties of humans. From Blackout's J with psychotic episodes sending her into hours of shock to the Wolfe family in their first couple of hours trying to pull together after the surprise death of the mother figure Julia, these short stories are not your average short tales, they're quite the opposite.
Closing Shift by Cameron D. Garriepy
Price: Free! Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2011 by Bannerwing Books. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.71 from 14 reviews)
Elli prefers working the evening shift in a coffee shop so she can plan, unnoticed, her escape from a life of quiet desperation. Will the arrival of an intense stranger draw her out?
I Love You Maggie by phillip good
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,430. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2008 by zanybooks. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
John Kennedy was President when five young men, one of them white, sat in at a New Orleans lunch counter. Wood came to New Orleans on his motorcycle looking for adventure. The first night, he crashed a hotel wedding reception, hustled a Bourbon Street strip joint, was swept up in a police raid, got a part-time job as an animal caretaker, and met the women of his dreams--all three of them.
The Excess Road by Joshua Jones
Price: Free! Words: 88,630. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
In The Excess Road paths to wisdom diverge on the campus of Wessex College where you can find a good education and good party but you can also lose your mind like Joaquin Chandler.
Bleach|Blackout by David S. Grant
Price: Free! Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2008. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Fans of fluffy romance novels and that all-too-familiar, over-hyped, edge-of-the-seat crap should steer clear. This is life at its most jaded. Offense Mechanisms is proud to present Bleach | Blackout by David S. Grant, two novels about drugs, sex, revenge, the corporate crunch, and the inevitable unpleasantness of life and death.