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Literary | Plays & Screenplays
Elijah's Coins by Ted Gross
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Literature » Literary
"Elijah's Coins" is a historical fiction story in which the biblical Elijah appears in more recent times to grant those who wish the ability to change the course of their lives. A beggar sits on a street in Warsaw with his hand out for coins. Two people answer the request. Then fate intervenes and the two are offered a choice which will effect generations to come.
Kapparot by Ted Gross
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Literature » Literary
What happens when one man is allowed to view the most intimate of discussions between another man and his God? How does one react when hearing another judge God in the same way he judges himself? How does one truly atone for deeds they wish they had not done? “Kapparot” is a story of that long lost world where humility, compassion and honesty are crucial to the discovery of oneself.
The Sunflower by Ted Gross
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Literature » Literary
"The Sunflower" is a story of the effects that terrorism can have upon those that have been touched by it. It uses imagery and allusion to portray the seed of hate which propagates itself endlessly. An innocent man is killed. A bomb is placed in revenge. Does hate & destruction end there? Or like the Sunflower does it spread its seed in the wind?
The Heretic by Ted Gross
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,170. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Benjamin was called "Simply Benjy" though he was anything but simple. When he spoke he did so with forethought and purpose. Yet, he could not silence the voice within his heart and mind which spoke all the time with impunity. "The Heretic" is about faith and the questions it imposes upon the believer. It is up to you, dear reader, to decide who truly is the heretic within this short story.
Reverieing by Ted Gross
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,220. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
"Reverieing" is a story of the slow descent into depression, loneliness and sorrow by one man who has been destined by luck or fate to experience the purgatory of existence. From the lap of luxury into the mundane, with sorrow upon sorrow heaped upon him, war and death always at his heels, Aaron slowly descends into Dante's hell, with ever-increasing swiftness.
Addiction, Obsession, Love by Ted Gross
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,690. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Jed had long ago left Tamara behind him, or so he thought. Then one day, years later he meets Tamara again, by chance or fate, and finds himself forced to decide what love truly is. "Addiction, Obsession, Love" is about the fragility of love and a story of love lost, gained and lost again.
The Angry Dust by William Davey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,890. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Prescott Barnes and his family leave the dust bowl for California, but there its similarities with The Grapes of Wrath end. The grandson of a wealthy preacher who disinherited Prescott’s father, Barnes, despite his cynical black humor, hostility to religion, and his illiteracy, possesses a fierce integrity and passions that make him larger than life at the same time he is perfectly human.
Three Novellas by Sandra Shwayder Sanchez
Price: Free! Words: 67,430. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In The Last Long Walk of Noah Brown, a young man leaves his home in Annapolis in 1965. A complete innocent, he trusts the people he encounters. The King and the Clockmaker deals with the genesis of evil and the nature of time. In The Vast Darkness, a young woman student of anthropology reflects upon the influence of isolated mountain living upon her neighbors.
The Two Paths by R.P. Burnham
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,300. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Two Paths begins at a lakeside cottage where a group of graduating seniors are having a celebratory end-of-school party. One of them is Robbie Elder, campus football hero, who later in the night violates in an ambiguous rape Cilla Whitten, a plain and socially awkward junior lured there by the promise of excitement and popularity. The rest of the novel follows these two into young adulthood.
A Robin Redbreast in a Cage by R.P. Burnham
Price: Free! Words: 108,230. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A Robin Redbreast in a Cage is a novel about a teenaged girl taken from her alcoholic and promiscuous mother and sent to live with her uncle, a tyrannical fundamentalist minister. The only non-fundamentalist she befriends in high school is Jeremy Lawrence, a boy whose father was killed in a car accident; years later they serendipitously meet again.
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.
Soledad en la guerra by Joaquín Padeira
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,750. Language: Spanish. Published: March 17, 2012 by Erres Proyectos Digitales, S.L.U.. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
En los días más cruentos de la Guerra Civil, un hombre intenta escapar del Madrid chequista en compañía de su familia. Sin embargo, sus planes pronto se verán alterados por las circunstancias...
How Nadine and Libby Escaped Destiny by Kali Amanda Browne
Price: Free! Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A precocious child plays dance lesson in the back of an old trailer. Her mother watches from within. In the midst of the bittersweet scene, their lives are about to change forever, and whatever else may happen the image of an innocent child softly singing will haunt you...
A Short Stay in Hell by Steven L. Peck
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,590. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012 by Strange Violin Editions. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An ordinary family man, geologist, and Mormon, Soren Johansson has always believed he'll be reunited with his loved ones after death in an eternal hereafter. Then, he dies. Soren wakes to find himself cast by a God he has never heard of into a Hell whose dimensions he can barely grasp: a vast library he can only escape from by finding the book that contains the story of his life.
On a Darkling Plain by R.P. Burnham
You set the price! Words: 116,780. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Samuel Jellerson, 56 and forced into early retirement, is walking in the woods behind the family farm in Maine one fall day when he witnesses a priest molesting a boy. From this one event all the action in the novel follows and draws a wide cross section of the town into a theme that explores the nature of evil and its antidote empathy, the force that creates community, and fellow-feeling.
Rebecca by Nealy Gihan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
No one seems to know what happened to Curt's pregnant girlfriend. Did she walk out on him? Was there foul play? He and her disappearance continue to be the talk of Crossroads Church.
The Many Change and Pass by R.P. Burnham
Price: Free! Words: 138,830. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The novel begins with the mercury poisoning of a small, impoverished boy and follows Chris Andrews, a ecological activist, Myron Seavey, a progressive librarian, and a dozen other characters, including the women Chris lives with in a house in Portland and the brother of the poisoned boy, Malcolm Kimball, who drops out of school, as they all deal with the implications of this poisoning.
Literary Lunes Magazine, March/April 2012 Issue by Literary Lunes Publications
Price: Free! Words: 17,910. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Welcome to the latest edition of Literary Lunes Magazine! I apologize for the delay, for I was having some technical difficulties on my end. In this issue, we are featuring an exclusive interview with NY Times Best Selling author, Kristin Cast of the House of Night Series. In addition, we have many other interviews, short stories, poetry, helpful literary articles
A Broken Claw, A Cat's Eye Story by Lander Kerbey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
As Winter wears on for Kion's mercenaries, Traleau tries to reach out to the two new captives who share his fate and his fearful position in the group. But when he does, he finds himself stepping into the histories of other named men, and the maelstrom of wills tangled up in them.
A Lovely, Indecent Departure by Steven Lee Gilbert
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 63,860. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A Lovely, Indecent Departure is the riveting and emotionally-charged debut from a promising new voice in literary thrillers, and a captivating story about a mother’s love and desperation set amidst the heart wrenching landscape of child custody.