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Underheroes: Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 28,100. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In Underheroes, various underdogs and antiheroes grapple with life’s beasts. A few sense something like hope, if they play it right. Anderson wrote most of these eight fiction shorts and two essays in the early 2000s (as "Stephen F. Anderson"). They were published in Exquisite Corpse, Elimae and 3AM Magazine among others online and in print. Two stories appear here for the first time.
Death and the Dream
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,230. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Scientist storyteller J.J.Brown's fourteen short stories explore death and dreams. From tragic moments in childhood up to crises of conscience in the research labs of New York City, the stories illuminate the beauty and the horror of ordinary lives. Mothers, daughters, scientists and murderers explore the fine line drawn between sanity and insanity, reality and dream, life and death.
A Spark of Courage
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,130. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Emma doesn’t know that leaving her old life behind and starting a new life would hurt so much emotionally or physically. She struggles when she finds herself alone in an old house with little money and very little time. Will Emma find the courage to take the first step into a new future? One woman's inspiring story of courage when life seems so unfair.
Last Night at the Claremont
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,970. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Classical pianist Renata DiMonte has abandoned a career with the symphony to entertain in the elegant Piano Bar and Lounge of the Claremont Arms, one of New York City’s premier luxury hotels. Following her mother’s death, Renata finds solace in the music she has always longed to play. She bonds closely with her audience for the first time, but certain haunting experiences can't be explained.
Iraq 2050 (Tech Wars)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011 by Lunatic Ink Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
The war born of the foolishness of our leaders never stopped. In 2003 we started a war. We started a war, but it never ended. Countless people died as the terrorists formed into a united group. Now we must face their wraith and fight for what little we have in a world gone mad. This is the story of one man and his struggle in this war.
Half fledged she flew
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 48,120. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Nomthandazo spends an idyllic childhood in the hills of Zululand. Her mother suggests she finds a job at a nearby store. She falls in love with Sipho,and, convinced that he feels the same way she foolishly sets off to find him ‘on the mines’. Life’s darker side is brutally made evident to her.Broke and ashamed she finds that some people can be harsh, while others are exceptionally kind.
Famepunk: Part 1: US Open 1987
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 96,960. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Famepunk is a fast-paced, funny novel set in a fictional version of women's professional tennis history. The story opens in New York at the 1987 US Open, where a brash, yellow-eyed local unknown has just toppled a tournament favorite in an early round. On the trail of the mystery girl's story, reporter Ellen Nagoya discovers a world of danger, desperate tragedy, and love.
The Cowboy's Baby
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,150. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
The Cowboy's Baby is a short, contemporary western romance blended into Texas tall tale tradition and slapstick. It's a Texas tale full of quirky and memorable characters about accepting love where you find it. (And about having lots of bathroom paper on hand.) "Sleeping Beauty meets Louis L'Amour. A fun read. Not the same old baby. You won't be disappointed. This is one you shouldn't miss."
Fist
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011 by Lunatic Ink Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Jack lost his big fight in pro-boxing years ago. Now he’s part of a bloodier sport: One with no gloves and no mercy. Jack’s last chance has come and he’s ready. Today he will climb the next notch in the ladder to the champ or end up a bloody mess in the emergency room.
The Kidnapped Bride
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Price: Free! Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Maddie Etheridge's train wreck of a marriage at Boston's Plaza Hotel cost forty thousand dollars. It only lasted thirteen months, which matriculates out to a hundred bucks a day not including the Samoan honeymoon, restraining order or legal fees.
Devil Mountain
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The alien called him her beloved devil for tempting her away from her brood and tried to make him promise not to take revenge if the other humans didn't understand their love. Now he’s on top of Devil Mountain, looking down at the town that murdered his wife, and he has no promises to keep.
Twenty Questions
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,420. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
June's close connection to a murder becomes an obsession that leads her into an intimate and increasingly deceptive relationship with the dead woman's child and brother, forcing her to confront her own marriage and past. Twenty Questions is a compelling story of violence, morality, and above all, the human being's unending desire for reinvention. Oregon Book Award winner for best novel.
Hang Your Shadows
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Series: Novels and Stories, Book 14. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,710. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This wait has become intolerable to them and they have started leaving one by one. They know that the moment is approaching and it may happen any instant but they are not ready to prolong their stay there.
Heads Up
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Price: Free! Words: 21,200. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
The first e-publication of The Royalties, a collective of Australian writers who have come together to create new models of publishing for writers worldwide.
One Red Shoe
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 11,100. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
Thirty years ago, Jack vanquished a giant, but when a giant red shoe drops into Beanstalk Park the Internal Secrets Bureau assigns their best agent to find out why. In a world where spies work in fairy tales, Operative Maddie Surefoot, travels to a world where giants and ogres wage war on humanity. In this thrilling romantic adventure Maddie discovers true love, and the stakes are high.
Old Souls Inn
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,690. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
It’s the 1950s and young Rosa Farmer can’t understand why her father went to all the trouble to dig a bomb shelter in their yard and then permitted a bomb of gargantuan proportion to fall on their family. Old Souls Inn is a literary fiction story about forgiveness and redemption, prejudice and discrimination, saints and sinners—and what it takes to truly become an “old soul.”
Fault Lines
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,660. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
gerard beirne is an award winning irish writer. his stories have been included in best irish short stories (phoenix) and have been nominated for and won hennessey literary awards. maybelle’s husband is recently dead. Her personal assistant and lover may have helped her to end his life. Before his death his preoccupation was buying up cheap land around the fault lines to sell on for development
A Child from the Wishing Well
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 94,420. Language: British English. Published: August 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Gerard's wish is to break out of paranoia and mental illness to re-discover daughter Rosie's love for her father. He takes her to violin lessons and tries to trust Ruth, Rosie's tutor, to help him to know how to bond with his daughter. Is the eerie music tutor Ruth's foul-smelling garden well a place where wishes happen or is Rosie in danger from which her ill father can still rescue her ?
Hey, Mom. Tell Rod...
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,420. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
SYNOPSIS: In the city of Seattle, Washington, Rodney and Maggie Smythe receive a message on Rodney's telephone answering machine from Maggie's son Danny by a former marriage, saying "Hey, mom, tell Rod I am coming home, see ya' soon.". Danny and Rodney, step-son and step-father, have had a strained relationship since Rodney and Maggie were married.
CASEY_ANTHONY_SUPERSTAR a Fictional Documentary
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
an exploration ov fame and reality