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Necropsy In E Minor
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,720. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2011 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Necropsy in E Minor is the tale of a young college professor who sits down to write what he calls a “memoir,” but which really only records the past six months of his life (with numerous digressions), and ends, with the last line, after a richly devastating encounter, at the moment of writing.
The Empress Rose
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 60,550. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(2.00 from 1 review)
Rose Voss isn't popular: people think her son is a terrorist and that hydroponics are good for nothing but marijuana, but she does know business. Bringing her struggling farm back from the dead and making a profit, while the Mom & Pop's around her withered away was a miracle- a miracle the town of Luscious, Missouri is desperate to have her repeat.
Finding Frances
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,440. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Inspirational
Finding Frances is a powerful exploration of medical ethics and family loyalties in the 21st century. Fiction based on true events. "How does each person want to live? How would they want to die? Van Dyck brings these questions smoothly to the surface without ever pushing an agenda or setting up arguments." (The Washington Times)
The Bear in a Muddy Tutu
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 81,090. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2011 by Camel Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Talking birds, a traveling circus, and a bear with a soul ... welcome to Alpaugh’s magical world. A band of stranded roustabouts pitch their tents on a small island along the New Jersey shore, and their only hope is a hapless cult leader and an unemployed newspaper reporter. Will these two troubled men succeed in finding a home for this colorful group of misfits?
One Place
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 960. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Art agent Madeline is stalking a brilliant Parisian painter with an impossible story attached to his name. But when she finds him, the truth is even more heart-rending than the myth.
Heaven Knows He's Homesick Now
Price: Free! Words: 1,150. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
In the latest installment of the Heaven Chronicles, Paul releases he's a fish out of water down under and Phillip is getting on rather well with a young nurse.
Died Happy
Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
'So far, my favourite part of dying is death himself. Or herself, for that matter.' This short and savvy story takes the reader on a tour of the place we go to when we're done with this one. Filled with accountants and plagued by a human resources problem, it's a very different view of the afterlife.
The Silver Lining
Price: Free! Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
(4.57 from 7 reviews)
This story received 10th place in the 79th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition in the mainstream/literary short story category. It is a bitter-sweet story of an elderly woman who remembers one afternoon with her daughter. People who enjoy Hans Christian Anderson's work, such as "The Steadfast Tin Soldier and "The Little Match Girl," will love this touching story.
The Will to Kill
Price: Free! Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
(4.67 from 6 reviews)
A honeymoon gone bad… The newlyweds, Bill and Caroline Jones are on the perfect honeymoon. Their cottage is in a secluded and romantic spot, far away from the hustle and bustle, that ensures they are not disturbed. But it also ensures that no one can hear gunshots… Revenge is truly the only answer.
Smaller Than Most
Price: Free! Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2011 by Philistine Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Smaller Than Most is a startling blend of bizarre sci fi, abstract surrealism and twisted fairytales.
Hidden Treasure
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2011 by JJ Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
David Truman is struggling to care for his dying father. Burdened with the responsibility, he is puzzled when his father suddenly begins to talk of a treasure. What is this treasure? Where is it? Will finding it help David learn what is truly valuable?
The Chiropractor's Assistant
Price: Free! Words: 84,220. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Epistemology - When Ronda Wickford, the assistant manager of Brandenburg’s ShopRite Supermarket, inadvertently hires a middle-age man with a PhD in philosophy to run the fresh produce department, weird things begin to happen. As events unfold, she learns a thing or two about Wittgenstein’s linguistic theories, common decency and how to fix a leaky faucet.
Prometheus Fit To Be Tied
Price: Free! Words: 89,830. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Recounting 1939, the birth of a superpower, the twilight of a mostly rural America, and the misbegotten adventures of the last man in the world to know everything except what to do with himself. Comedy, romance, and drama unfold when a dissipated millionaire returns from Europe to his childhood home just in time to interfere with a rural electrifcation project and reawaken the town's old secrets.
Behold, the Warrior's Pride
Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
The king’s most loyal warrior has mercifully survived thirty-six years of brutal service. To reward him for his unyielding dedication, the grateful monarch grants him permanent leave, a parcel of farmland and prized livestock. Freed from his duties, he struggles within his own troubled soul to allow himself final peace. A Flash fiction (1000 word) short story.
Tortilla Press
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 65,450. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Adventure » General
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
A story of contrasts, of people with separate, yet connected lives, whose paths converge and the effects of those interactions change each of them forever. A strong, centered woman, her star-crossed son and a younger, 'fortunate' boy from the East, each of distinctly different backgrounds, transform each other's life in a way that could have never been foreseen.
Simple Things
Price: Free! Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
A cozy bumpkin comforter. A reformed prostitute returns to her hometown roots of dusty roads and catapulted pumpkins, and finds the courage to believe in goodness. Story # 2 in the Cozy Bumpkin series.
Last Call [a short story]
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
For hard drinker and con man Jake, last call means his last shot to find a woman willing and desperate enough to take him in for the night. Only tonight his luck runs out, and Jake finds himself out in the cold with nowhere to go. What starts out as a search for someplace warm to pass the night quickly turns into a chance for Jake to be a hero and finally put the ghosts of his past to rest.
Fun with Dick and Jane
Price: Free! Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Dick wants fun. He has no dog. He has no cat. No Spot. No Puff. But he has a plan. See Dick board the plane. See Dick fly away. Far, far away. Hello happiness! Goodbye Jane
Fiction Gutted: The Establishment and the Novel
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 31,140. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Fiction is too dangerous to established interests, too powerful, moreso than nonfiction because of its extra aesthetic appeals, and because it can contain nonfiction, in virtually every sense; thus, the ideological controls are tighter for fiction than nonfiction. Fiction is too useful, too popular, too influential not to be domineered and gutted in central ways by the status quo.
Vestal Review Issue 36
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,770. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Issue 36 of Vestal Review, a flash fiction magazine.