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Literary | Plays & Screenplays
A Fleeting Glimpse by Miles Rothwell
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 168,000. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
...a fleeting glimpse... depicts the inner most thoughts of a person deconstructing the way in which their mind perceives reality. The story involves a struggling writer disillusioned with life, who sets about recording his thoughts and dreams in a journal that is originally intended to be a parody of a self-help book.
Cream Sam Summer by Nicholas Nigro
Series: A Bean Grows in the Bronx. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 85,860. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
It’s summertime in the Bronx, 1978. The ideal backdrop for Cream Sam Summer and its myriad characters to confront past ghosts and ponder their futures, too, because nothing stays the same—nothing at all. Not neighborhoods and not people. Written with heart and humor from the perspective of a sixteen-year-old Bronx boy, Cream Sam Summer is a retro YA with appeal to adults of all ages as well.
A Packet of Dreams by John Howard Reid
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,650. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Literary
27 short prose pieces, 2 novelettes and a one-act play provide a feast for all who love mysteries, romance, fantasy, humor and suspense. The novelettes are thrillers, set in Egypt. 2 essays won awards for Best Humor, while another 2 are drawn from the author's own encounters as an apprentice writing contest judge. The author himself is now Chief Judge for 3 of America's leading literary events.
Selected Stories by Jake Kerr
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,230. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2016 by Shirtsleeve Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Stories of space, love, loss, hope, and more are all part of this debut collection from multiple award-nominated author Jake Kerr. A mixture of breathtaking science fiction and contemporary shorts, Selected Stories highlights Kerr's position a leading practitioner in science fiction's humanist tradition.
A Brush with Extinction and a New Way Forward by Michael P Rooker
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,010. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » General
If you have ever wondered how our grandchildren may live and what their world will be like, A Brush with Extinction opens a compelling window into our future. The post-apocalyptic saga paints in vivid detail the challenges that confront humanity in the years following a late 21st century near-annihilation event.
Child Bride by Rita Michaels
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,000. Language: American English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Aisha is a young girl forcefully married to a wealthy forty-year old man. The poverty in her family is heightened by the drought in her country. Daily, she visits her mother’s dry farmland, praying for rain to fall and moisten the soil. She knows all hope is lost.
The Leap Year Boy by Marc Simon
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,730. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2017 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literature » Literary
What makes Alex so remarkable is that even though he’s full-term at birth, he weighs just two pounds one ounce, and is nine inches long. Despite his size, Alex is perfectly healthy. However, his body grows at one-fourth the rate of a normal child—so that after one year, he’s the size of a three-month-old—but his mind grows much quicker.
Life and Death on Cannon Creek by Fred L. Funk
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,250. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
In Civil War days, the banks of Cannon Creek became the final resting place for Confederate soldiers who died in a battle there. Now it quietly meanders through the genteel suburb of Shelby, Georgia, where wars of a different type are fought behind closed plantation doors.
New Old World by C. D. Stowell
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 215,070. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 2 reviews)
What happens when a headstrong, almost-forty photojournalist pulls the plug on her comfortably creative life and buys a one-way ticket to the Old World? It’s not a pretty picture as Ticonderoga Fox grapples with professional doubt, a stormy love affair, a reproductive crisis, and other challenges to her long-cherished autonomy. When a late bloomer finally comes of age, things can get complicated.
Beneath the Weight of Sadness by Gerald L. Dodge
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,280. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Beneath the Weight of Sadness is a novel about Truman Engroff, a gay, seventeen-year-old boy, living in an affluent, New Jersey town, Persia, who is brutally murdered one early Sunday morning. The murder becomes sensational not only for the fact that Truman is gay, but because the town is peopled with mostly wealthy conservatives who view anomalous lifestyles as a disruption to their world views.
The Termite Queen: Volume One: The Speaking of the Dead by Lorinda J Taylor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 131,320. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In the 30th century, an off-world expedition brings back a giant termite with a behavior that suggests intelligence. During the planning for a first-contact expedition, Kaitrin Oliva, a linguistic anthropologist, falls in love with the entomologist-leader, a complex man hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, civil discord is brewing on the termite planet as the Queen's Chamberlain plots a murder ...
Yes, And... by Katherine Lato
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 89,550. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
"Yes, And..." is a common saying in improvisational theater, and a life philosophy that a group learns to apply in Edinburgh. One of the organizers agrees to an early performance, forcing the group to scramble to be ready. Aside from two professionals, the rest of the group signed up for an interesting vacation, and a chance to perform. Many truths are revealed in the 24 hours of the novel.
Cuervo Púrpura by Maribel Peralta
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,180. Language: Spanish. Published: March 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Inspirada en la problemática de los genocidios recurrentes en mi país, México, y cómo es que la justicia jamás repara el daño recibido por parte de las víctimas que se quedan sin voz y trascienden las fronteras de lo intangible mientras se pierden en la bruma de la indiferencia. Atrévete a conocer a Marie Le Brun desde su escondite, un capullo de cartón endurecido con el engrudo de la vida.
Where the Rain Gets In by Adrian White
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,430. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(3.00 from 1 review)
"Exceptionally well-written." (Martina Devlin, Irish Daily Star). Katie, a successful investment banker and media commentator, self-harms each morning before work. Nice Guy Mike - the only man she ever allowed get close to her - steps out of her past and back into her life, unearthing secrets and memories that long lay buried in the Arizona desert. The price we pay for the life we make.
The Summer of the Frogs by Tressa Green
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 49,520. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays(5.00 from 1 review)
Attacked and nearly killed by a creature from another realm, Claire's senses are opened to the kaleidoscope world beyond the visible. As she struggles to overcome the chaos, she's diagnosed as psychotic and ostracized by nearly everyone, except two: the awkward young man from the clinic whose sparkling eyes she can't seem to forget and the mysterious, shadowy man sent to kill her.
Branches - Three Stories About Family by Joel Arnold
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,490. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » American / General(4.00 from 1 review)
BRANCHES contains three short stories about family relationships by award winning author Joel Arnold; 'Korean Mother is Dying' 'A Hand to Hold' and ''Jump!' the Water Master Cried'. While mostly known for his horror and suspense, here author Joel Arnold presents a trio of emotionally charged literary shorts that just may leave you crying, cheering, or both.
Making Family by Jennifer White
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,670. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Set in Newfoundland, this is the story of strong women who are thrown together because of unthinkable circumstances. A lonely old lady who spends her time wrapped in memories of a time long gone. A teenager facing decisions that no child should have to make, with no support from her own mother. Sometimes strength skips a generation, and love binds through the ages.
Nowhere Man by Darren G. Burton
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,320. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Adventure » General
Two friends are on the final leg of their round the world journey when a sudden storm sinks their boat. Shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island the pair fight for survival and the dwindling hope of rescue.
Toccata for the Unknown by JMS
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,260. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Follow Tim, a writer looking for inspiration, as he stumbles upon the strangest place in town, a place with no name, which he calls “The Restaurant”. In there he finally finds the inspiration he was looking for, or so he thought. A journey of stories being told, a dream meeting with Einstein, but most of all a hunt after his past, a past that is slipping away.
Beyond Captive Seas by Deborah Weetman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
This story spans time, connecting with key events that led to that fateful day when Ariana met her destiny and had her world tipped upside down, again. Stolen, when she was only six years old, Ariana had been forced to work as a slave on a smuggling ship. She endured the heartache for many years until one event forced her to make a decision that would change her life forever...