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The Cell
Price: Free! Words: 5,550. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
A prisoner recounts the story of his experiences in prison.
The Ben Harper Stories, Part Two
Price: Free! Words: 18,400. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The world goes mad all around as unstoppable forces meet immovable objects and Ben Harper further refines his unique absurdist perspective on life. Part Two includes the following titles: Rough Trade, Sins of the Father, Three Intruders, The Road to Lake Mirage, and Prize Pets.
Viagem ao limite do absurdo - Conto da Antologia Não Culpe o Narrador
Price: Free! Words: 3,940. Language: Portuguese. Published: October 5, 2018 and represented by Escriba Encapuzado - T. K. Pereira. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Lúcio Humberto Saretta apresenta em 'Viagem ao limite do absurdo' um conto saboroso com pitadas de crônica e relato de viagem. "Através de dois craques - Camus, nas letras; Madjer, nos gramados -, o conto nos aponta o caminho possível para enfrentar o absurdo que é o viver: resistir, resistir sempre." Mário Rodrigues, em 'Não Culpe o Narrador' (Bestiário, 2018).
Resto - Conto da Antologia Translações Singulares
Price: Free! Words: 1,910. Language: Portuguese. Published: October 5, 2018 and represented by Escriba Encapuzado - T. K. Pereira. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Arthur Telló apresenta em 'Resto' um conto sobre dor e ausência. "Um conto doído, de uma intimidade abrasadora, que parece ter sido emprestado de uma experiência pessoal." - Sérgio Tavares, 'A arte de aprisionar o tempo em limites paginados', em 'Translações Singulares' (Bestiário, 2017).
Desdemona
Price: Free! Words: 92,800. Language: American English. Published: October 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Dante Torn is a thirteen year-old boy living in Norwalk, Ohio. He is quiet and obedient. Respectful of his elders. But his life begins to change when he meets and falls in love with Sunset Desdemona, a red-headed firefox who goes to his school. Sunny is sly, devious, precocious. A girl with narrow eyes, a knowing sneer, and--as Dante will soon find out--an insatiable hunger.
Anfíbia - Conto da Antologia Onisciente Contemporâneo
Price: Free! Words: 2,870. Language: Portuguese. Published: October 2, 2018 and represented by Escriba Encapuzado - T. K. Pereira. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Cris Vazquez apresenta em 'Anfíbia' um conto distópico repleto de sentimento e significados. "Aldous Huxley ia gostar muito das narrativas de Cris Vazquez. Pelo inusitado, pela construção de efeitos que tornam fatos absolutamente comuns em ficção que nos tira dos eixos." - Gabriela Silva, 'A arte de ser verossímil', em 'Onisciente Contemporâneo' (Bestiário, 2016).
Slice Of Life Literary Magazine (Issue 4)
Price: Free! Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Slice Of Life Literary Magazine contains a story about a woman who finds emotional comfort and freedom with her friends, but sitting in their crammed rooms isn't as comfortable as she'd want. The story is followed by a cartoon and a beginner-level crossword, the answers to which can be found in the story. After the crossword, there is a lighthearted personality assessment quiz and a poetry park
Prize Pets, A Ben Harper Story
Price: Free! Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ben Harper’s relationship with Amber is in crisis. He further complicates matters by flirting around with another woman. Ben will survive the painful ordeal that follows, more or less in one piece, but not without learning a few things about himself and the type of women he tends to be attracted to.
Flingal's Funtropolis
Price: Free! Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
"Flingal's Funtropolis" is a magical theme park, full of popular rides, unwinnable games, and overpriced cafetria food, named for the friendly creature kid's love, Flingal. To celebrate their son's second birthday a young couple try to put everything aside and make it through the day.
The Sympathetic Squirrel
Price: Free! Words: 4,870. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
While eating lunch on a park bench, Leslie Carter watches a man recounts his life story to a gray squirrel. The rodent is a sympathetic listener, and there is more than a sliver of truth concealed in the lunatic's obsessive rants.
House with a Black Door
Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Jarvis House deals with the death of one of its most-colorful residents.
Litany
Price: Free! Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Litany is a story of a woman who receives a call from a stranger that catapults her back to a painful past and toward a secret she must deal with before she can heal. It's a story of childhood friendship, of addiction, and of making peace with the past.
Ecos
Price: Free! Words: 24,840. Language: Portuguese. Published: September 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Através de visitas ao passado que surgem, como relâmpagos, na memória da autora, vislumbra-se a vida de uma idosa num misto de autobiografia e ficção.
The Road to Lake Mirage, A Ben Harper Story
Price: Free! Words: 4,690. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When tragedy strikes the Harper family, Ben starts losing his marbles, big time. Fortunately, with the help of a few choice friends, a professional psychoanalyst, and a pesky wasp, he finally starts coming to terms with his grief.
Upward Over the Mountain
Price: Free! Words: 1,120. Language: American English. Published: September 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A man pays a visit to his childhood home for the last time.
Slice Of Life Literary Magazine (Issue 3)
Price: Free! Words: 2,340. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: September 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Slice Of Life Literary Magazine contains a story about a man who's about to lose his only friend at work. The man doesn't know how to help his friend, and later wonders if he wants to help him. The story is followed by a beginner-level crossword, the answers to which can be found in the story. After the crossword, there is a lighthearted personality assessment quiz and a poetry park.
For What Price?
Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
It's easy to say that you'd never trade a certain thing for money, until the day comes that someone offers you a lot of money for it.
Rude Scrawls
Price: Free! Words: 13,240. Language: American English. Published: September 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Rude Scrawls by Malachi Stone is a compendium of short stories featuring adults misbehaving in various and sundry ways.
Tales of Zen Buddhist Scoundrels
Price: Free! Words: 41,060. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Religious
Sensei, a man accused of laziness, malingering, sexual misconduct, alcoholism, blasphemy and depression, wanders in a netherworld somewhere between modern Los Angeles and ancient Kyoto. Going from job to job, sometimes serving as a priest, and at other times wandering the streets homeless, he always seeks, though his adventures, to wreck any attempts at smugness and certainty.
A Different Way
Price: Free! Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Inspirational
A lonely man in his thirties has an epiphany late one night where he decides that he really could do more. He really could do more to improve his social skills, do a bit more exercise and other things. The reader will have to read this story to find out if he succeeds or not....