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Literary | Plays & Screenplays
The Gate - Things my Mother told me. by Stan I.S. Law
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,120. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2010 by firstname.lastname@example.org. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Biographical(5.00 from 14 reviews)
The Gate draws you in with subtlety, wit, compassion and faith. An intriguing and captivating look at the last sixty years of western culture that holds you even though we all know how her story is going to end. It will be of particular interest to people who experienced Alzheimer's or Dementia in their immediate family. "This is a jewel of a piece of writing…" [Kate Jones, USA]
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.
The Great Teeth of the Young Lions by Mark Squires
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,420. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 9 reviews)
Haunted by a student suicide, the sports-hating English teacher Mr. Batty tries to coach a rowdy junior high track team with raw talent. But as students vandalize his mailbox at night, Batty’s troubles multiply when a fist-swinging mentally-disabled boy named Cage joins the team and threatens Batty’s chance to win the championship track meet and justify his otherwise failed life.
The Glassblower's Daughter by Frances Clarke
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,390. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Greta's life is carefree until the abrupt disappearance of her elder sister, and all her courage can't save her from the sinister shadows that engulf her. Even when she finds a way out betrayal and treachery threaten her.
Wells Without Water by Channing Allen
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 114,090. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Ruth Clayton has a dangerous secret to keep. Living in an all-white town in Alabama at a time of charged racial emotions, she is pregnant—and the baby is half black. "Wells Without Water" chronicles the coming of age of Ruth’s son, Theodore Clayton, and the one boy in town who dares to befriend him.
Scar Jewelry by Sue Perry
Price: Free! Words: 87,710. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 7 reviews)
What do we really know about our parents or the ways they shape us? For twins Deirdre and Langston, 20, the answer is: not enough. With their father long dead, and their mother now in a coma, they realize they don't even know whom to notify. In fact, they understand almost nothing about their mother. They delve into her life and uncover secrets that revise the past and transform the future.
Taint on Religion by Queen of Spades
Price: Free! Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays(5.00 from 7 reviews)
After experiencing tragedies that lead her to a checkered life, Natasha has decided to go on the path to redemption. There is promise with her membership at Reverend Jamison’s church. When discoveries are accidentally made, does Natasha stay mum about what she’s learned or does she place a taint on religion? (short story) Disclaimer: Deals with adult situations.
Unusual Salami and Other Stories by Frances Clarke
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,800. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General(5.00 from 6 reviews)
With humour ('Imaginary Col')or strange lyrical horror (the title story) the characters in this collection struggle to make sense of life with sometimes dreadful consequences. Greg is weirdly empowered by reading a book, Anna escapes an enchantment (or does she?) God creates the world and Arkle is... well, Arkle. Although what IS that raggy brown stuff under the tree in 'Pneumonia'?
Mambo Panties & Other Stories by Tom Doyal
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 42,570. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 5 reviews)
A cycle of short stories about rural Texas spanning 75 years. Some of the stories are funny, some poignant, and some… just strange.
Whispering Tides by Guido Mattioni
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 75,850. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 5 reviews)
When his beloved wife Nina suddenly dies - after 23 years together - Alberto Landi leaves Milan Italy. He is fifty, alone and confused, but he definitely knows he has to escape far away, across the ocean, to the place he and Nina have always loved together. He lands in Savannah, Ga. There he starts to rebuild his new life. The dream is coming true until the day he wakes up and discover that...
Moorings by Nancy Slavin
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 116,100. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Moorings follows 23-year old Anne Holloway as she journeys up to a small, Alaskan fishing town to find her biological father. Instead of finding what she came looking for, Anne realizes the past can never be untangled from people's memories, and damage from oil spilled under the surface never completely dissolves. Still, by making the journey, Anne discovers her true identity can be found within.
Letting Go by Norma Harrs
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,940. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 5 reviews)
a collection of short stories exploring the foibles and weaknesses of the central characters: a woman looking for uncomplicated sex; an ageing Irish spinster has her dreams coming true in unexpected ways. a middle-aged man who finds out more than he ever wanted to know about his mother's secret life. a young abused girl who deals out her own kind of justice. nothing is as it seems on the surface.
Brushstrokes by Wendy Beach
Price: Free! Words: 3,350. Language: Australian English. Published: May 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 5 reviews)
*Shortlisted in the 2014 Tod Hunter Literary Award.* This is a short story about an Indigenous Australian art teacher, frustrated by bereavement and the loss of her heritage in an ever changing world. This is a modern, contemporary literary piece set in Perth, Western Australia,.
Looking for Bianca: a short story by Alexandra Davies
Price: Free! Words: 2,720. Language: American English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Looking for Bianca is contemporary narrative fiction telling the story of Tara, who is struggling to come to terms with the death of her sister. Tara travels to an Italian garden her sister also visited, looking to connect with her sister's memory and hoping it will help her begin to heal.
The Work of The Devil by Ken Hudson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 131,950. Language: British English. Published: November 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom(5.00 from 4 reviews)
London 1641: The first revolution by the people for the people is about to begin. Patrick Growsby, a printer's devil soon finds himself embroiled in a series of murders while the crown tries to muzzle him as he begins the very first investigative journalism. A romp in the spirit of the times through the sounds, sights and smells of a ribald city about to explode into open rebellion.
The Bitter End by Les Rolt
Price: Free! Words: 6,650. Language: British English. Published: December 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 4 reviews)
A body has been washed up on the shore, and as he begins his journey to confirm whether it is that of his estranged father, Thomas reflects upon the misery that man brought into his life, and questions whether everyone would be better off if his father truly were dead. From indie story-teller Les Rolt comes a gripping tale exploring the scars that the past leave upon us.
A Man by Holden Sheppard
Price: Free! Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Sam is a labourer, and like most working men, he doesn’t like to talk that much. If he does, it’s shouting instructions on the job or talking shit with his mates about sport, cars, women and dirty jokes. But there’s a lot going on in Sam’s head - about his job, his girlfriend, and his stagnant life - that he doesn’t share with anyone.
The Ball by Jonathan M Barrett
Price: Free! Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Every evening, Ted finds reasons to take him away from the horror stories of the six o'clock news. Today he spots what looks like a ball in the garden. Breaking his routine, he steps outside.
Stories for Airports by judy b.
You set the price! Words: 29,810. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Going somewhere? Stuck where you are? This book is for you. Stories for Airports is not about airports. It is an album of brief encounters with people who intrigue and appall you, people in the midst of discovering that entire worlds exist within the most inconsequential moments.
Königliche Republik by Annemarie Nikolaus
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 99,900. Language: German. Published: March 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 4 reviews)
1647: Die Patriziertochter Mirella Scandore ist mit einem Neffen des spanischen Vizekönigs verlobt, als sich Neapel erhebt und den Herzog von Lothringen zun neuen Dogen erwählt. Mirella verliebt sich in dessen Mündel Alexandre. Ihr Bruder Dario aber verrät die Republik; schweren Herzens deckt sie ihn. Doch dann plant er ein Attentat auf den Dogen, bei dem auch Alexandre getötet würde.