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Taint on Religion
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
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
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
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
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.
10 Days
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
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
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
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
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
The Pollen Bath: a short story
Price: Free! Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
In this short story, cuckolded husband A.J. McCarthy is tormented by his psyche whether to let his wife know he knows her not-so-secret secret.
Awful, Ohio
Price: Free! Words: 72,740. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
"An intriguing monster." Troy Slushy's exposure to his life-decimating job, depressed wife, and crumbling home encourage his desire for a life in perpetual darkness. It becomes his objective to destroy the bright, menacing beast that removes him from the ecstasy of his dreams, only to expose him to all of these worthless possessions. Troy Slushy declares that his mission is to destroy the sun.
Survivors
Price: Free! Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
From the 2013 upcoming "Insights" anthology of short stories come a Christmas tale. One of a family fractured, of love, reconciliation and forgiveness.
Sure Fire
Price: Free! Words: 2,860. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
An anxious mother contemplates the life and choices of her troubled teenage son on the day of the Black Saturday bush fires in country Victoria (Australia).
The Inelegant Universe
Price: Free! Words: 55,700. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A baker's dozen of stories about wives, lovers, mothers, publishers, teachers, petty criminals, pigeons, and fossils of flesh and stone, with settings ranging from the towering Sierra Nevada to the flatlands of Indiana.
The Bandaged Man
You set the price! Words: 20,630. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
We all have secrets... The bandaged man’s chest rose and fell as the parentless brother and sister watched and waited. They waited for his secrets to be known, to discover why this hideously bandaged form had stumbled onto their dry and dying land. They waited to uncover why he carried a gun stained with blood. They waited for him to wake and walk and talk and free them from their misery.
The Coronation of Napoleon I
Price: Free! Words: 13,060. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
If a tree falls in a forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound? When Napoleon crowned himself Emperor, the magnitude of the spectacle was evident to every witness. But did it matter to, let us say, the Siberian farmer who died shortly thereafter, never hearing of the day? This story of Napoleon’s coronation blends philosophy and history to answer the most profound of existential questions.
Kaleidoskop za uspavanku
Price: Free! Words: 32,230. Language: Serbian. Published: December 28, 2015 by TrueDesignSR. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Zbirka priča „Kaleidoskop za uspavanku“ je skup priča koje su, po proceni autora i po komentarima čitalaca, najviše dotakle njihovu dušu. Bilo time što su u njima izazvale neke možda davno potisnute emocije, bilo da su ih naterale da se zamisle, da se nasmeju ili rasplaču, bilo time što su im pomogle da dođu do odgovora za kojima su dugo bezuspešno tragali.
A Man
Price: Free! Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 3 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 Leper's Blood
Price: Free! Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
After fighting as a red commissar in the Russian Civil War, he wanted nothing but his peaceful home. Instead, he received a strange instruction that brought him to a leper colony lost in the endless steppes. What awaits for the brave commander there?