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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?
A Love Like Blood by Victor Yates
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,350. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A Love Like Blood forces readers to question the influence of race, religion, immigrant life, sexuality, and business and how those things can disrupt the father-son relationship.
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.
Brigit (Italia) by John Blandly
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,180. Language: Italian. Published: July 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Se vecchie ragazze di John blandamente pensano che si sia dimenticato di loro, dovrebbero pensare nuovamente. Perche ' è finita? Sicuramente era colpa sua. Era troppo giovane. Non sapeva cosa stava facendo. Ci sono tanti motivi.
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
The Trial of Frankenstein by Walt Edinger
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,850. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Screenplays » Crime
The reader sits in the jury box and is asked to examine the question: Should there be limits to scientific inquiry? Whether it is cloning, genetic research or crossing species to create new life, who decides whether we should go down this path? In a modern context, the author puts Shelly's Frankenstein on trial. But this is also a trial of Science itself.
Political Cartoons by John Blandly
Series: comedy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,650. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Like a character in a Joseph Conrad novel looking for someone in Africa, finding him, and having the guy say, “The horror. The horror.” That was Ricky's experience with politics.
American Insurgent by Adam Maciejewski
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,920. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
Stanley - a high school student during the attacks on America on September 11th - quickly finds himself in an ever shifting world of alliances, electronic surveillance and terrorist jingoism. Worse yet, he quickly gets swept up in a college group whose members are labeled enemy combatants. At least in his America, we're out manufacturing everyone again and producing our own Chinchilla fur coats.
The Story of Albert Ross by Scott Andrews
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,020. Language: British English. Published: July 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.00 from 2 reviews)
'The Story of Albert Ross' tells the tale of a simple man who spends the vast majority of his time in front of his TV. It is delightfully dark, occasionally witty, oddly enchanting and brings new meaning to the term 'the power of television'. It's hard to say much more without spoiling the fun of reading it, so just get on with it and download it right now.
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.
A Bolt From The Blue by Joanne Hayle
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.00 from 1 review)
A compelling short story that will take you about ten minutes to read, ideal for the commute to work or a lunch break. Sometimes a bolt from the blue can throw an uneventful day in to a period of turmoil. Can the calm be restored if the past and the present can be reconciled? 2400 words.
No Time To Die by John Blandly
Series: 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.
Things You Can Do with a Brick by Amy Parker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction(4.00 from 1 review)
Trapped inside concrete walls, a woman's world narrows to one questions - what can you do with just one brick?
Paradox Lost: A Divine Comedy Book II by Daniel L. Lowery
Series: The Paradox Lost Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,490. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.50 from 2 reviews)
L'Inferno, the second part of Paradox Lost, has Steve Adams taking a job at a fundamentalist school. Adams thinks he can walk the intellectual tightrope between science and religion. When the university president's daughter tempts him into joining her family Adams begins to compromise his principles. Will a lifestyle of ease cause him to abandon science for superstition?
Cream Sam Summer by Nicholas Nigro
Series: A Bean Grows in the Bronx. Price: $0.99 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.
Don’t Take My Sunshine Away: A Collection of Short Stories by Gisele T. Siegmund
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,850. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
This is a collection of five short stories. The first story illustrates the struggle of a young girl living in the dark, the second story depicts a young girl’s experience of trying to make sense of both life and death, the third story is about self-realization, the fourth story denotes a young funeral director, and the fifth story is about finding love even though it may seem too late.
The Reader Suffers the Loss of Dostoyevsky by Max G. Bernard
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Who stole my entire collection of Dostoyevsky's books during a party at my home one evening forty years ago, and why? A semi-fictionalized autobiographical account of the 1960's.
Leaving Gilead by Robert Crompton
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,680. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
When Melanie rebels against the authoritarian religion of her family, she is cut off and has to make her way in life alone. Only then does she learn about Susan who had broken free a generation earlier.
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.
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.
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