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She
Price: Free! Words: 1,470. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Urban
He shone with ingenuity: mixing an incompatible, salting a sweet, peppering a dairy. But he never smiled, was always concentrated and serious, and because of that fact among schoolfellows he has received an impartial nickname – the Gloomy Cook.
Playing Flashlight Tag
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,930. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Summer nights playing flashlight tag for a group of teenage boys turns into something else entirely when a girl joins their game. Hiding from each at night with a single beam of light to see by cannot hide a kind of illumination that touches them all.
Jeremiah Painter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,140. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Historical » USA
The first the town saw of him, Jeremiah was lying unconscious by the railroad tracks. His expensive boots were dusty, his well-cut clothes were torn, his oiled holster was empty, and the coal-black skin of his forehead was dripping read with his own blood. The first thing the sheriff did was throw him in jail. Then he tried to keep him there.
A New York City Vignette
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,320. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
It is September 11, 2011 and Jim Roberts is about to discover the emptiness in the center of his life. When two planes strike the Twin Towers in a matter of moments, Jim is not where he should be: at work at the top of 1 World Trade Center. Instead he is spending the morning at his mistress' apartment. How can he explain his situation to his wife who calls frantically wondering if he is safe?
The Colors of Autumn
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
The stirring days of autumn accompany one young man's journey from college to his girlfriend's home for Halloween weekend. The sheltered world of his youth, however, is about to be challenged by a series of harmless events that still maintain enough implications to open the door to some of the world's darker possibilities.
Running--Memoir of a Trained Running Dog
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
Running. A memoir of a dog born to run. Jax, as he's known, recounts his earliest memories of childhood, education, and his life's work; running. He sounds very much like an old man dreaming of days gone by. Running is an old 'tale' that's less than 3,000 words--a quick, relaxing read.
One Golgotha Evening
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,250. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history, Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
Perhaps this event did not go down exactly as popularly believed. The point is, no one really saw the event. No one, that is, except for one twelve-year old boy who disobeyed his father three times that day and consequently saw the whole thing first hand. Once seen, he was too terrified about it to tell anyone. Finally, he tells.
Under a Solstice Moon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015 by Byrnie Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Snow King and the Sun King meet in combat every solstice, to fight for power over the coming season. But this time, the Snow King decides to change the rules. Fantasy short story.
Mac-Coy Ou les Aventures Délirantes D'un Cow-boy Excentrique
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: French. Published: June 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Western
Découvrez les aventures incroyables d'un cow-boy excentrique. Des foules de rires à n'en plus finir, car ce cow-boy, au demeurant peu gâté sur le plan intellectuel, va nous entraîner dans une série d'histoires totalement rocambolesques. Découvrez vite tout l'humour de l'Ouest américain.
Revolution Day
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,620. Language: British English. Published: June 30, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Literature » Western
Carlos Almanzor has been the ruler of his country for 37 years. Now in his seventies, he is seeing enemies around every corner. With good reason: his Vice-President, Manuel Jimenez, though outwardly loyal, is burning with frustration at his subordinate position. Meanwhile, Carlos’ estranged, imprisoned wife Juanita recalls the revolution that brought him to power, and how he changed over time.
Missionary Dating and Other Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,870. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Affectionate, funny, sometimes dark and never terribly literary, these five short stories by a talented novelist put you in the shoes of ordinary people trying to survive the ridiculous, the inevitable, or the unthinkable.
The Little Girl Who Changed My Life
Price: Free! Words: 37,860. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: June 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Amit Duggal finds a one and half year old Divya under a tea vendor's kiosk. Just when he is about to hand her to the cops, he learns that she has extreme stage lung cancer and he decides to take care of her on his own.The little girl who changed my life is about Amit's relation with a total stranger and the changes that she brings along, which transforms him as a person.
Finding Viola: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
Every day, Miss Erikson hears mysterious music coming from behind a locked door at the Lang School of Fine Arts. When the strict Mrs. Borg demands she leave the door alone, Miss Erikson's curiosity propels her to uncover the secrets of the ever-closed door. As she pursues the source of the inexplicable music, she must finally face the grief of the past she has long tried to ignore.
Nan Violence
Price: Free! Words: 14,320. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
It's hard to attain Nirvana - especially when you are accused of being a cross-dressing Muslim terrorist. Mr. Jain is a strict vegetarian who develops an unexpected fondness for meat. He tries to keep his new tastes secret from his fellow Jains by resorting to wearing a burkha -- but in the process falls afoul of the FBI.
Blade
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
You might think that a blade of grass does not have much going for it; it might be prudent to think again. Often trod upon and made to sustain bovine life, there’s more to grass than meets the eye (or foot). Blade likes to muse, and muse he does, upon life and death and sex and their lot in life.
Natun Thikana (নতুন ঠিকানা)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: Bengali. Published: June 27, 2015 and represented by editionNEXT.com (Publisher). Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
“নতুন ঠিকানা”, ডাঃ নীলাঞ্জন চট্টোপাধ্যায়ের লেখা মোট ২৩ টি বাংলা আধুনিক কবিতার এক অনবদ্য সংকলন।
Reflections
Price: Free! Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Short story. 2,300 words, 10 pages approx. When Charles Lawson, formerly the notorious heroin dealer known as 'God' is released from jail, he lives quietly with his cats until old age forces him into a home for the elderly. There, he reflects on his life and, as he dies peacefully, imagines he is reunited with his wife Angela, who passed over some years before him. Short story, 2,300 wds 10 pages.
Circuits of the Wind (Volume 1)
Price: Free! Words: 81,060. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015 by Confiteor Media. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Volume 1 of Circuits of the Wind, an ambitious literary coming-of-age novel in three volumes, follows a young Raymond from his '70s childhood to the home computers and bulletin boards of the '80s, where he leads a double life as a wanderer of the wires. But when even his virtual best friend unplugs, Raymond might have to leave it, too—because isn't real life supposed to be offline?
Quicksand
Price: Free! Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015 by Neon. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Matthew Di Paoli's short story "Quicksand" first appeared in issue thirty-nine of Neon. It's a dark little tale about a man who finds himself stuck in a patch of quicksand while on his way to the butcher. As the story progresses he sinks deeper and deeper, while the world around him continues apace - not even a visit from his parents or a new prospective love interest can save him from sinking.
Terra Minor
Series: Acoustic Funambulist, Book 14. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this everlasting voyage of melodious inclination, Acoustic Funambulist carries the tune in the face of the most off-key situations. The acrobat learns, in this fourteenth episode, to see the wisdom in what seems to be a completely irresponsible approach to life.