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Literary | Plays & Screenplays
The Gate - Things my Mother told me. by Stan I.S. Law
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,130. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2010 by Inhousepress. 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.
Lessons in Eating Soup by Melanie Grabowski
Price: Free! Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 12 reviews)
Michal is a young boy longing to be reconnected with his father who escaped Poland during the communist 1980's. This short story explores the innocence of childhood set against a bleak and frightening environment. It also offers a glimpse into cultural identity, how it can encompass the simplest of things, things that are often lost or left behind in the process of moving on.
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.
The Avatar Syndrome by Stan I.S. Law
Series: Avatar Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,210. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011 by Inhousepress. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical(5.00 from 11 reviews)
Prequel to Headless World—The Vatican Incident. Stan I.S. Law, author of over twenty-five books, is releasing his latest jaunt into the uncharted realms of human potential. "The Avatar Syndrome" follows Anne from childhood, to womanhood; from a troubled, taciturn youth, to a world-renowned violinist; from misunderstood recluse, to messiah of a higher truth and beauty.
Songs From the Other Side of The Wall by Dan Holloway
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,880. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 9 reviews)
A lyrical novel for lovers of Murakami. 18 year-old Szandi is part of Budapest’s vibrant, cosmopolitan art scene, sharing a flat and a bohemian lifestyle with her lover and fellow sculptress, Yang. Then a letter arrives that threatens everything, and forces her to choose once and for all: between the past and the present; between East and West; between her family and her lover.
The Great Teeth of the Young Lions by Mark Squires
Price: $0.99 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: $2.99 USD. 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.
The Range Trip by JT Pearson
Price: Free! Words: 7,890. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 5 reviews)
When a salesman attempts to infiltrate The Iron Range and convince the salt-of-the-earth inhabitants to pay for home improvements provided by his company, his trip turns out to be a bizarre ordeal involving dark secrets that he would've never expected. This is a tribute piece to Hunter S Thomson who died recently.
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,.
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.
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.