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Literary | Plays & Screenplays
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.
Riverbend by Andrea Goodson
Series: The Riverbend Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 38,790. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Love, danger, and history collide in Riverbend, book one of the Riverbend Trilogy. 22 year old Lena Woodruff begins her battle with her own grief over her father's tragic death as she manages to navigate through a web of love and mystery, dating back to America's earliest days.
Taking Candy from the Devil by Robert P. Kaye
Price: Free! Words: 76,360. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Chris Bly, burnt out and broke after an ill-conceived software startup, retreats to his father’s collection of geodesic domes on the western slope of Washington’s Cascades Mountains. Brother Trent is a Hollywood stunt coordinator dabbling in jewel theft. Fake Bigfoot tracks surface and a mysterious stranger arrives to exact revenge. Redemption arrives with romance, a trebuchet and explosions.
Awful, Ohio by Sirloin Furr
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.
The Bandaged Man by Nicholas John Greenfield
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 Rainbow Horizon - A Tale of Goofy Chaos by Karen S. Cole
Price: Free! Words: 125,830. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 3 reviews)
This 1980s satirical tale of the able-disabled Pacific Northwest features friendship favorably. It stars three Mexican Americans, one Black female heroine, one Holocaust and two Vietnam War survivors. It also hugs a central gay male character. But it's about a love triangle of 25 to 45 year-olds -- including a roaring drunk Montanan. Racism is lampooned, sexism is promoted - the good kind, anyway!
El Aguila by James M. Weil
Price: Free! Words: 42,270. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The cafeteros in Colombia get forced into growing coca after the bottom drops out of the coffee market. The guerrillas get involved and then all hell breaks loose when the military gets wind of it and tries to force them out. It is told from the eyes of a nineteen-year-old girl who hires a coyote to bring her across the Arizona border after her entire town and family are decimated by bloodshed.
Warm Winter's Garden by Neil Hetzner
Price: Free! Words: 112,000. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A family is an organism. When Bett Koster, mother and grandmother, is diagnosed with breast cancer, she finds she must adapt some and discard other of the rules she has used to live her life for more than sixty years. As Bett makes the changes she needs to be able to fight for her life, her family is forced to change how they think and act toward Bett, each other, and, especially, themselves.
The Classic Crusade of Corbin Cobbs by Michael Ciardi
Price: Free! Words: 265,930. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Join Corbin Cobbs as he embarks on an unprecedented journey into thirty works of classic literature. In the process, he will interact with some of the most beloved and reviled characters ever created for the page or stage. It is an excursion of a lifetime, transpiring in the course of a single day that will change Corbin's perception of his world forever.
Pedalling Backwards by Julia Russell
Price: Free! Words: 57,200. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 2 reviews)
On a bleak, muddy island in the Blackwater Estuary, Lizzie struggles to come to terms with the loss of her unborn child and the death of her sister. Trapped in a damp cottage with her ineffectual but well-meaning husband, and her aloof parents, the things that are said and left unsaid on this strained family holiday threaten the complex ties between mothers and fathers and their daughters.
Os Filhos da Revolução by Renato Carreira
Price: Free! Words: 85,560. Language: Portuguese. Published: April 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Num momento de invulgar consciência política, Júlio Mourão, dramaturgo falhado, escreve uma peça com mensagem e vende-a pela fama e fortuna a que sempre aspirou secretamente. Corroído por um remorso vago, quase nem percebe como uma simples travessia do Rossio o transforma num ícone revolucionário suficientemente vazio de conteúdo para inspirar multidões.
Un chien enragé by Madeleine Ruh
Price: Free! Words: 38,840. Language: French. Published: May 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Une fiancée perd sa bague, un homme le contrôle de son bateau, une baby-sitter à l'air rangé a une autre vie, des enfants viennent hanter une mère et sa nouvelle famille, un type se fait détrousser par un couple en Amérique latine, un chien enragé pourrit le dimanche d'un vétérinaire et un campus dégénère... Recueil de nouvelles où le drame n'est jamais loin du rire.
Long Road to California by Myanne Shelley
Price: Free! Words: 43,490. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Caleb and Nina Byrnes, long married and struggling financially, travel from Texas to California, following the route Caleb's grandmother took when her family migrated from the Dust Bowl. As Nina chronicles the journey, they discover a secret in Grandma's past. Learning about Vera's hardships offers perspective into their own lives. And tracking down old friends may help Vera in her waning years.
The Inelegant Universe by Charles Hibbard
Price: Free! Words: 55,700. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays(5.00 from 2 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 Wide Night Sky by Matt Dean
Price: Free! Words: 81,020. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Leland Littlefield thinks he has a happy family. But the cracks are beginning to show. His wife is drifting away and his children are busy handling their own victories and disasters. Leland has always considered himself bisexual, but he has never acted on his attraction to men—that is, until a spontaneous kiss brings to light many of his deepest fears and desires.
Cycles of Udaipur by David Brookes
You set the price! Words: 96,100. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When young Raj hits a cow with his motorcycle, little does he know that he has started a chain reaction that will obliterate his close-knit group of friends. Mariam is a Muslim artist forbidden to paint Hindu deities. Her paramour Shiv aches to be a politician in a city ruled by gangland overlords. And lovelorn Vansh finds himself sucked into a mystical vortex from which his mind may not recover.
Neville the Less by Robert Nicholls
Price: Free! Words: 97,380. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
When his father returns from military service in the Afghan war zone, Neville finds himself confronted by a man he no longer knows. Withdrawn, uncommunicative and subject to horrifying nightmares, the father has become The Quiet Man in whom, Neville fears, a dreadful secret may lie hidden.
Life, Lies, and the Little Things by Brandon Mason
Price: Free! Words: 23,730. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary(5.00 from 1 review)
A young, successful lawyer faces an unexpected reality after his compulsive lying comes to a disturbing end. This existential crisis begins an elusive, often painful, journey of self-discovery that delves into the relativity of time and freedom, the permanence of balance and love, and maybe most importantly, the limitations of good will and honesty.
Requiem for the Fallen by Tabitha Vohn
Price: Free! Words: 37,780. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » New adult(5.00 from 1 review)
Tabitha never believed that the hardcore rock artist who had dominated her fantasies and haunted her dreams would actually feel the same, powerful connection to her. When their frustrations towards sex, commitment, and monogamy mount to a tempestuous climax, both must make a decision about the extent to which they are willing to sacrifice in devotion to the other.
Деревня (повесть)/Derevnya (Russian Edition) by Sergey Bogatkov
Price: Free! Words: 27,830. Language: Russian. Published: September 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Russian & Former Soviet Union(5.00 from 1 review)
Павел Верещагин после путешествия по Европе, с неохотой едет к бабушке в одну из захолустных деревень Рязанской области. Он испытывает культурологический шок и разочарование от всеобщей убогости и не обустроенности деревни. Позже он полностью окунается в разгульную деревенскую жизнь. И вскоре начинает понимать и ценить родную деревню, её неброскую скромность и простоту. Он обретает понятие Родины.