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James Joyce Reincarnated: The WordGuru, Glen Kealey
Price: Free! Words: 29,900. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
(5.00 from 1 review)
In Canada there lives a most interesting man whose creativity, radical use of language, strange themes and wide range of thought are comparable only to James Joyce in his late period. But what is the difference and the value of Joyce having been a playful, literary author rather than a serious, deadpan guru? This study investigates.
Along the Trail to Freedom
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,380. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Escaping the Civil War and slavery, three young men go West in search of freedom. Arriving in Independence, Missouri, they meet a teamster who hires them for his wagon train to Santa Fe, New Mexico. The teamster admires and becomes friend with the three. In Santa Fe they decide to keep heading westward to Tucson. Once there, they go their separate ways but eventually experience warm reunions.
100 Years of Blood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,480. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » General
During the early years of the 20th Century, a servant of an English lord arrives in an isolated county among the hills of Appalachia and begins work on a house large enough and fine enough for retiring nobility. For retirement seems to be the goal of Richard Abingdon. Retirement from the nobility, retirement from the world, retirement from life.
At the Ditch in the Center of the Universe
Price: Free! Words: 7,250. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012 by Geraldine Glodek. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
It's 1959. Tim Giovannini, whose family made it out of the mines and factories of Pennsylvania, wants nothing to do with kids whose parents still come home with dirty hands. He has a chance to go to the Buddy Holly concert in Iowa with Hal Jones, the laces of whose sneakers Tim does not feel fit to loose. Hal can't stomach Tim, but a ride to Iowa in Tim's dad's car is his only way to get there
The Blue Hat
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
Set in New Zealand in the late 1940’s three children are sent to stay in the country where everything seems strange. This short story won a major NZ short story competition in 1990.
Resveries brouageaises
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,050. Language: French. Published: April 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
En ce quatorze d’octobre de l’an mil six cent trente-et-un, j’allois considérant la mer océane dont les rouleaux convulsifs s’engouffroyent dans le havre à l’assaut de Brouage. Regard perdu, cheveux au vent, je révassois au beau et bon pays de la Grand’Rivière, duquel revenoit nostre compère l’Enclume pour la Compagnie du Canada.
13 Years in America
Price: Free! Words: 66,870. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.94 from 33 reviews)
The powerful story of one woman’s search for happiness and fulfillment in modern-day America.
De l'autre côté
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,830. Language: French. Published: April 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
La chambre jaune du château du Douhet semble hantée par une présence maléfique. L'écrivain Albert Hicks mène l'enquête...
Die Tiefschläger
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,210. Language: German. Published: April 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Kriminalkomödie über einen Frühpensionisten, den Mann der seinen Job bekommen hat, die Sekretärin und so manche andere...
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A short story about memory, time, and the things we lose.
We Were Children
Price: Free! Words: 27,230. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of short stories with sharp edges and dark corners, 'We Were Children' is an experiment in genre and style from author Matthew Morgan. These tales range from a cemetery in Paris to an inner-city flat that won't let its tenant go, from a man with no memory of himself to a couple's complicated relationship with time.
Thomas Jefferson, Rachel & Me
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,030. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Literature » Literary
What would you do if the ghost of Thomas Jefferson asked you to take him off his mountain so he could see the country? Jack Arrowsmith and his late son's girlfriend, Rachel Carter — a mixed-race beauty like Sally Hemings — swallow their fears and take him away. What if he returns to corporeal form — a man used to slaves but this time with no money, job or ID?
The Case Of The Invisible Man
Price: Free! Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
The life of Sherlock Holmes as viewed by Doctor John Watson It's Holmes, but not as you know him!
Magic Days
Price: Free! Words: 8,800. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Glenn Lockwood has made a new friend, a man by the name of Vernon Hudspeth. Today Vernon is seventy. Tomorrow he'll be sixty, and fifty the day after. Who knows how this is happening? Who knows why? Maybe these are just magic days, when impossible wishes are granted, dying loves are restored, and hints are everywhere that the cosmos is a far grander thing than anyone can imagine.
Pinkie: Stories of a Homeless Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,660. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012 by zanybooks. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Urban
Pinkie (his real name long forgotten) and his friends live near the beach. Sleeping on the sand, they are easy prey for impulse criminals, unruly adolescents, and even other homeless men. But in these fourteen stories, Pinkie survives fires, floods, and attacks, working without pay, and still is able to make the weekly dance and, for a few short hours, feel human again.
Vuelo de libélulas
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,550. Language: Spanish. Published: April 7, 2012 by Chiado Editora. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Urban
Lorenzo es un tipo duro. Así se ha considerado desde que tiene uso de razón, y así se define cuando decide entrar en un mundo completamente nuevo para él: la universidad. Cuando al cabo de unos meses comprende que su ideología política le ha granjeado el odio de conocidos y extraños en toda la facultad...
Espejos y otras orillas
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,880. Language: Spanish. Published: April 7, 2012 by Chiado Editora. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Pedro Pujante ha logrado recuperar en estos relatos las inquietantes atmósferas e hilos argumentales del mejor Realismo Mágico y ha sabido captar con maestría su esencia. Quien lea ESPEJOS Y OTRAS ORILLAS comprenderá que la realidad y lo mágico están sutilmente alineados en un mismo plano.
So Long As You Don't Get Run Over You'll Be Fine
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 7,950. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Can you guess the main inspiration for this story? Several images and ideas are taken from an earlier story by a well-known author. To enter, buy and read a copy of the story... And follow the instructions at the end.
Price: $4.79 USD. Words: 98,660. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
What does a person do to alter the course of their troubled life? For the playful, young William Ashton the answer is in a kaleidoscope and the garden of mirrors. For Stringy Billy it’s a guitar and the Devil at the crossroads. Seaton Redland’s solution is to become born again and for Andrew Lewis it is something else altogether.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,020. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western
Tom Prine figured that a stint as deputy in a backwash town like Claybank would give him a nice rest. Until, in the space of just a few days, arson, kidnapping and murder turn Claybank into a dangerous place Prine no longer recognizes. A lot of old secrets are being revealed and at their core is a single nagging question - is anybody in town who they pretend to be?