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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 10 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.
The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic
Price: Free! Words: 82,690. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Neil Josten knows signing with the Palmetto State Foxes is a fatal mistake. After eight years on the run he ought to have better survival instincts, but one of his new teammates is a friend from his old life. Neil left him once; he can't walk away a second time. The longer he stays the faster his past catches up with him, but maybe Neil's finally found someone and something worth fighting for.
Flesh & Blood by Jerry McKinney
Price: Free! Words: 6,970. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(5.00 from 7 reviews)
Jessie had no idea that there would be a lot of "taking care" in the next few months. When neighbors show up on the farm dazed and bloody, Jessie and his Pa do their best to help their friends, but soon find that there is no way to help those that are already dead.
Tipping Point by Janet Meade
Price: Free! Words: 36,030. Language: Australian English. Published: May 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical(5.00 from 7 reviews)
Have you ever wondered what it will take to save the world? Annie has. But what can she do about it? Disaster and death have pushed Annie to her own personal tipping point. Her decision may be a little crazy, but perhaps that’s what it will take to change the world . . . Now also available at lulu.com
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.
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.
Don't Poke the Bear! by John Locke
Price: Free! Words: 41,850. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Adventure » General(5.00 from 4 reviews)
The second book in the Emmett Love western adventure series. After the former gunslinger and prostitute open a saloon in Dodge City, Kansas, Emmett kills a man in self-defense and winds up inheriting a dancing bear. But that surprise pales in comparison to the secret his witchy friend, Rose, has been keeping from him since the day they met...
The Birthday by Ingrid Christensen
Price: Free! Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Essay » Literature(5.00 from 4 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.
Small Town Glory by Eli Godbolt
Price: Free! Words: 29,240. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(5.00 from 4 reviews)
With a video camera in his hand and the haunting images in his head of a friend being pulled from an icy river, Eli sets off to film a documentary and, in the process, unearths harrowing truths about life in a small town.
Slocomb's Pond by James Hampton
Price: Free! Words: 11,150. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Slocomb's Pond has a bad reputation. Some people have returned from it with tales of hideous creatures living beneath its placid waters. Others have not returned at all. This is the story of four boys who, one winter night, decide to tempt Fate at Slocomb's Pond, and who are caught most unaware when Fate takes them up on their wager.
10 Days by K.O.Reuben
Price: Free! Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Live each day as if it were you're last never had more meaning than on the 11th day before he expired. He had 10 days to live and only God knew how he was going to spend them. Reuben personally didn't have a clue, he was too busy dying inside, wondering how this had happened to him...
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 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.
Flames by Nicholas John Greenfield
You set the price! Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories(5.00 from 4 reviews)
A woman finds the form of her missing lover in the flames of a fire, but lacks caution as to what they can consume.
Of Men and Mountains by Robert F Thompson (RyFT)
Price: Free! Words: 7,510. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011 by Tricorner Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Jordan wants to be a professional mountain climber—have an agent, be sponsored, maybe even get on the New York Times best climber’s list. But from where he is, the top seems a long way off. After many falls he’s all but ready to give up until he meets a mentor who, if she doesn’t kill him, just might help him see there’s more than one way to reach the clouds