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Literary | Plays & Screenplays
Kiss Me, Genius Boy (No More Dreams #1) by Ben Hourigan
Series: No More Dreams, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,470. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011 by Nameless Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary(5.00 from 1 review)
Joshua Rivers was born to expect great things. A former child prodigy and the son of a lottery winner, he also believes himself blessed with a vision of his perfect destiny and his perfect love. Now in his early twenties, he waits for the moment, and the girl, that will show him his time has finally arrived. And when it does, he resolves to take what is his, whatever it costs him or anyone.
The Ant Farm by Neil Hetzner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,000. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General(3.67 from 3 reviews)
When Gene Almsson is forced into retirement after more than thirty years traveling the country helping the poultry industry, he finds it hard to go from advising wealthy people and earning their praise to doing dishes and finding ways to pass the time. He doesn't like his new life and he likes it even less when his daughter and one year old granddaughter move in.
Invocation by Tami Porter-Jones
Price: Free! Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays(3.00 from 4 reviews)
Short story of a woman returning from war to deal with the aftermath of being left by the woman she loves.
Marvin Clark — In Search of Freedom by Stan I.S. Law
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,180. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2010 by Inhousepress. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » General(5.00 from 11 reviews)
Marvin Clark, a man as shy as he is retiring, assumes a cloak of invisibility to protect him from vicissitudes of everyday life. The only escapes he enjoys are into the inner worlds of his own making. Then, a beautiful woman enters his drab reality. Suddenly, the protective ramparts Marvin had so carefully erected begin to crumble. Will she set him free? Free copies available for review.
Let Them Eat Tea by Coleman Maskell
Price: Free! Words: 83,600. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Science fiction » General(5.00 from 1 review)
A political comedy romance sci-fi adventure set in the near future. The main character is a brilliant biochemist who relocates to a new job in the Caribbean after the LiberTEA government shuts down the CDC and NIH. With friends both on the islands and back in the USA, he fights against an epidemic that threatens every country with a Caribbean coastline.
La Planta Sagrada by Caroline Alethia
Price: Free! Words: 79,640. Language: Spanish. Published: July 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino, Fiction » Literature » Literary
La planta sagrada se inicia cuando un hippie de Oakland, California, elimina una jeringa de LSD a través de un inodoro previendo una redada policial, y luego sigue su improbable travesía de tres décadas hasta Los Yungas, Bolivia, el cordón umbilical entre los empinados Andes y la extensa Amazonía. La jeringa llega justo a tiempo para afectar la vida de dos norteamericanos que viajaron a La Paz.
Coffee and Sugar by C. Sean McGee
Price: Free! Words: 92,480. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
This is the story of Joao, an uninspiring country boy who moves to a slum in the city with his drunken father and falls for amiable prostitute named Charity.
In the Fifth Season by Jonathan M Barrett
Price: Free! Words: 64,070. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Against a background of modern corporate culture and a tragic death, this bitter-sweet comedy weaves stories of love and relationships, ambition and folly.
Fixture by Tom Lichtenberg
Price: Free! Words: 15,620. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(3.67 from 3 reviews)
When a city commissioned a famous artist to create a masterpiece for their newly refurbished downtown, they only forgot one thing: to tell him when to stop. Now his greatest work is threatening to take over everywhere. It's a race against time and space and dimensions nobody even knew were there!
The Birthday by Ingrid Christensen
Price: Free! Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Essay » Literature(4.20 from 5 reviews)
Harriet is in denial over her daughter turning sixteen. She does everything to avoid accepting the day finally arriving - including unwittingly casting a spell. Realising her mistake and in desperation she tries to fix what is no longer in her hands.
Far From Home - Part 2 by Tony Malone
Price: Free! Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
What do Charles Darwin, Britney Spears and the Australian Prime Minister have in common? They all get a mention in Part 2 of 'Far From Home'! If you want to find out the real reason for first contact (and the importance of a certain kind of tea) download this book now ;) Of course, it would make sense to download (and read) Part 1 first...
Clarity by Myanne Shelley
Price: Free! Words: 65,440. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
Clarissa Farrell awakens one morning with the certain knowledge that a friend has died. Coincidental dream or precognition? Investigating the phenomena leads to recognizing more of her own uncanny perceptions. But when an interested reporter turns out to have fraudulent motives, she is left to question all of her new found abilities.
You, Me, and Your Three by Michael Graves
Price: Free! Words: 136,610. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
When Jack married Emma, he knew what he was doing. She had three kids, she was older than him by nine years, and she had a psycho ex-husband. Nothing too out of the ordinary these days and certainly nothing he couldn't deal with. He had seen the face of crazy and he figured out how to handle it. The world is weird anyway and "normal" is an anachronism.
Uses of Agapanthus by Jonathan M Barrett
Price: Free! Words: 3,930. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.20 from 5 reviews)
When Brett pays his weekly visit to his mother at her retirement home, he’s annoyed to see a vase of agapanthus – now a weed in their new home – next to her bed. But his protests set off long suppressed memories for her. As Brett’s wife Suzie asks: is Mom confusing or confessing? If you've enjoyed this free short story, please rate it and leave a review. Thanks, Jonathan.
"Disorder" and 7 Other Flashes of Character by J. Timothy King
Price: Free! Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
Enjoy this free sampler of 8 character-driven flash stories by J. Timothy King.
The Will to Kill by Kelly Duncan
Price: Free! Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays(4.67 from 6 reviews)
A honeymoon gone bad… The newlyweds, Bill and Caroline Jones are on the perfect honeymoon. Their cottage is in a secluded and romantic spot, far away from the hustle and bustle, that ensures they are not disturbed. But it also ensures that no one can hear gunshots… Revenge is truly the only answer.
The Jew's Wife & Other Stories by Thomas J. Hubschman
Price: Free! Words: 58,100. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013 by Savvy Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
What do you do when your next-door neighbor is arrested for sexual molestation? How does a dirt farmer from the old country feel about working for a Jewish landsman? The author’s world embraces Catholic convents, risqué Halloween parties and the steamy corridors of New York apartment buildings with equal ease. His observations are penetrating, his voice invites sympathy and understanding.
The Many Change and Pass by R.P. Burnham
Price: Free! Words: 138,830. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The novel begins with the mercury poisoning of a small, impoverished boy and follows Chris Andrews, a ecological activist, Myron Seavey, a progressive librarian, and a dozen other characters, including the women Chris lives with in a house in Portland and the brother of the poisoned boy, Malcolm Kimball, who drops out of school, as they all deal with the implications of this poisoning.
Get the Time by Cameron McFadden
Price: Free! Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
James Seville died the way he lived - with somewhere else to be. Now, he finds himself adrift in a purgatory of lost souls, where time no longer has meaning. James bids his time by reliving fond memories of Zooey, the girl he never married. But in this world, it's not how you will remember the people you have loved; it's how they will remember you. A short story.