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Literary | Plays & Screenplays
The Haunted Garden by Deanna Madden
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,370. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
What secrets lurk in the beautiful gardens of Briarwood? A woman exiled to a country house fears that her marriage may be falling apart as she tries to protect herself and two children who play in the gazebo from a sinister groundskeeper in this psychological ghost story.
Lifestyle Choice by Tabitha Ormiston-Smith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,450. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
We all make choices that govern the course of our lives. But sometimes, the choice may not turn out to be what we think it is....
The Year of the Stolen Bicycle Tire and Other Stories by Andrew Kozma
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,100. Language: American English. Published: December 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Year of the Stolen Bicycle Tire and Other Stories is a collection of weird, beautiful literary fiction containing four stories based in the fictional college town of Martinsville, Florida, as well as Athens, Greece, and Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina. The title story concerns a philosophy professor bent on taking revenge against a bike tire thief, who is also one of his students.
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
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.
The One: A Short Story by Teresa Lo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,860. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In "The One," a recent college graduate delays entering the real world by forming a drug and sex-fueled relationship with "The One," a boy her age who is nothing what he seems.
Purgatory: A Good Way to Die (Butterworth) by Dave Malone
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,890. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Literature » Literary
College adjunct instructor Charles D. Butterworth lives a pleasant, though not terribly exciting, life in the rural Ozarks. A cuddly, bookish man, Butterworth seeks meaning through the Eastern philosophers and Mother Nature. Feeling his life has peaked, Mr. Butterworth plans his suicide. Bad weather and an unexpected infatuation slow his demise.
Mississippi Pearl by Joel Arnold
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
In this award winning short story, Kelly Holmsted finds a huge Mississippi pearl. Refusing to sell it, she keeps it with her at all times until she loses it during a traumatic incident that she refuses to talk about. Years later at a family get together, she decides to finally reveal the secret behind the loss of her pearl, as well as sole the problem of her abusive husband. But at what cost?
Embarkation by James J Slattery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,370. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2015 by SlateRunPublishingLLC. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Embarkation is the author's attempt to write a normal short story about normal people. He failed.
Jalapeno Park by Lee S Holt
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 2 reviews)
It's been said life is lived and that old age is not for the weak. When Arthur Donamann and Timothy Thornton meet for their weekly outing, and play checkers, we glimpse into the world of Past, Present, and Future. Their lives might parallel our own in many ways as they struggle to recall how life really unfolded: testing their ability to remain relevant to each other, and to their future life
The Barkhouse Five by PD Cacek
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012 by Tricorner Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Award-winning author PD Cacek presents five never before published stories, each based on a theme she presented in her Barkhouse Writing Workshop. Enjoy these finely-spun tales by a modern master of the craft.
The Snake-Bearer by Peter Schnake
Series: Helium Quest. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,990. Language: American English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Gathering begins like all others. The Healer claims unnatural powers and uses poor Latin. But the snake-bearer is new to brothers Mark and Orin. As the snake-bearer’s role becomes clear, Mark is scandalized. The prices the Healer demands are too high. And the outcomes, questionable. “He’s just another fraud,” Mark says. So then, why does Mark feel the Healer rummaging around in his head?
No Time To Die by John Blandly
Series: mystery · An Ollie Reed Mystery. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A murder case getting harder to solve every minute—just the way detective Ollie Reed didn't like it. Plus, he had to deal with curvy Sally Derivadose—his client—the main suspect.
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...
Hotlanta by John Blandly
Series: Southern Girls, Book 3 · Romantic Comedy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 670. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Sure, it would be cool to win a Pulitzer Prize, but if you become a writer to impress her, maybe, think again. There are other writers out there, writing excellent novels like, "The Truth," and winning Nobel prizes. So, if I am still in love with her, I am out of excuses. A mini-novelette.
The Blue Train To Heaven by Charles Harvey
Series: Short Reads · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,020. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
This short story by Harvey captures the enigmatic relationship of two brothers from Ghana. Listen in as Elijah tells his story to a Reporter who has come for a story on an elaborate burial coffin. Humor, irony, and bitterness all intermingled in this short piece. The people of Ghana are known for their elaborate coffins. Check it out on Google as you read The Blue Train to Heaven. Bonus Story
Between Black and White by Linda Maye Adams
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 900. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Returning home from Desert Storm, Mary doesn’t recognize the place she grew up. Or her father. But it’s her that’s changed, too much. Can she find herself in the past, or is who she was gone forever?
Alpenglow by Jill Boger
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: American English. Published: August 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
Spring awakens new feelings in everyone, every season, regardless of whether you're a child watching Star Wars for the first time or a senior in college preparing to graduate. Brennan falls into the latter category. Here, he tries to figure out what his feelings towards his best friend, Chris, mean in relation to the romantic relationships everyone else expects him to be able to pursue.
Another Girl by J. S. McInroy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,290. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2015 by SlateRunPublishingLLC. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Mr. McInroy claims to be familiar with various addictions, Norse goddesses on motorcycles, and the allure of each. He adamantly asserts that the divine is always with us, whether riding a chariot across the sky, hanging from a cross, or driving the back roads of America in a Dodge Charger Hellcat. His title is stolen from a Stones lyric and his desert land from his novel Army Girl.
An Act by Chris Lundy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,030. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A celebrity power couple adopts a Cambodian child. But what is really going on? A short story of 3,300 words, with samples from 6 other short stories. This story appears in the collection "Short Lives," available here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/482360