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The Rock Star in the Mirror (or, How David Bowie Ruined My Life)
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 6,210. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.00 from 7 reviews)
Joe is a small-town Oregon guy. He's madly in love with Lynnie ... who has a huge crush on David Bowie. Joe will do almost anything to get Lynnie's attention, but there are always consequences.
O Príncipe e a Singularidade - Um Conto Circular
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,370. Language: Portuguese. Published: May 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Esta é a história do Príncipe, também conhecido por Mestre ou, por vezes, por Francisco. Mais ou menos imortal, atravessa os milénios lutando contra o Desejo e a Rejeição, as causas da Infelicidade e do Mal. Falha sempre os seus objectivos, até ao momento em que se desinteressa da sua cruzada e decide morrer, o que não acontece. Em vez disso, é promovido.
Affair
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,710. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Affair is a novel by Nick Stokes. A man who collects sticks and gathers stones has an affair with a woman in the woods and struggles to return to his wife. An author writes about a man having an affair in order to destroy the man and discover who he is. The two stories are woven and inextricable. Affair was serialized by The Seattle Star from 2012-2014.
Scar Jewelry
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,710. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
What do we really know about our parents or the ways they shape us? For twins Deirdre and Langston, 20, the answer is: not enough. With their father long dead, and their mother now in a coma, they realize they don't even know whom to notify. In fact, they understand almost nothing about their mother. They delve into her life and uncover secrets that revise the past and transform the future.
The Thing
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Series: Short Reads ยท Free July. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,250. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The absurd and the macabre come together in this collection of short fiction and microfiction. The THING, The Wrappings, Happy, and Charity give us satire, fantasy, and a taste of the future. Thomas Jefferson Roosevelt embodies all three in the Wrappings. However don't forget Gusta's ulcerated leg that earns him no charity. The voice and vision of the Author Charles Harvey knows no bounds.
The House of Charles Swinter
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 168,220. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The House of Charles Swinter is an intelligent love story for discerning readers, spanning two continents and set in the present day. It deals obliquely with questions of multiculturalism, mortality and globalisation. (Warning: contains (1) humour, (2) tragedy, (3) unexpected plot-twists. Not for the faint-hearted.)
John Doe Versus Death
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,680. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A chef named Doe avoids wartime service when he’s mysteriously assigned as a cook for condemned men at an isolated prison. While he escapes what he thought would be certain death as a soldier, he can’t elude reminders of his mortality. Fear follows him home, forcing him to question man's beliefs. Friends and killers and a pie-obsessed elderly woman help Doe come to terms with life.
Drawing Breath
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,160. Language: American English. Published: October 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
Art teacher Daniel Benedetto has cystic fibrosis. When he takes on Caitlin as a private student, the teen painter watches in torment as other people, mostly women, treat Daniel like a freak because of his condition. To Caitlin, Daniel is not a disease, not someone to pity. He’s a friend. And her first real crush. Convinced one of those women is about to hurt him, Caitlin makes a very bad decision.
The Stone Garden
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
In a crumbling garden of stone, a lonely little girl meets a mysterious woman. Is the lovely lady a ghost? A witch? Good or evil? (An original short story.)
My Governor's House & other stories
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,570. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 1 review)
A collection of writings from author Josh Karaczewski, including the Pushcart Prize nominated titular story. Through mostly short stories, you will meet a homecoming warrior defeated by housework, a lonely debut author impatient for recognition, a son losing a boyfriend because of his mother, the thoughts of someone who falls from great heights to the ground on purpose, and much more.
A Necessary Fantasy (A Short Story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,380. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
When she was eighteen years old, Rebecca Castille moved to California. A year later, she became Honey Halliwell, an adult film actress. Now, after a short but productive career in the porn industry, Honey wants to go legit. But her Hollywood dream soon becomes her own personal hell, and she learns that her present may be darker than her past.
Mercy (A Southern Gothic Short Story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,860. Language: American English. Published: June 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In this Southern Gothic short, a sheltered, impoverished teenager seeks to impress a neighbor boy, with destructive results. This story explores poverty, neglect, mental illness, and misogyny in rural Appalachia. This story originally appeared in Printer's Devil Review.
My Valley Is Icky Too
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,800. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2011 by Whitepoint Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A self-imagined free spirit, Janice Huntington endures her days at Suzanne’s Newsclipping Service sifting through mountains of information, and on her own time she navigates sexual encounters in a search for who knows what. Her frantic, lonely routine begins to unravel with an inquiry into the fate of the inventor of her favorite form of birth control.
Momentary Mother
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,410. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2011 by Whitepoint Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Los Angelena Lulu Rosetti, a thirty-three year old word processor and tarot reader, is urgently summoned by her mother to her New Jersey childhood home to help Lulu's only sibling, a younger sister, recover from a vitamin-induced suicide attempt. Over the course of Lulu's one week stay with her too-close family, she's sure that moving to California was the right thing to do.
Parallel Lives
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 117,660. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Young, independent and beautiful, Amalia perceives her interactions with various men as a means to escape the mundane aspects of her life, reach indisputable moments of happiness and preserve her freedom. Loneliness is often revered and couple life is viewed as a dreaded, oppressive side of life, but constant introspection often makes Amalia question the validity of her values.
The Painter, She Smiles Like Sunbeams
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,580. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
A stuttering, socially inept college student meets his idol, a cynical, middle-aged artist who might or might not bear a resemblance to Vivien Leigh. They begin an affair that is mutually destructive...but not necessarily dysfunctional. Contains brief scenes of sexuality. This story originally appeared, with some alterations, in Conte.
The Termite Queen: Volume One: The Speaking of the Dead
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 131,320. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(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 ...
The Coffin Lady of Crosby
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
When you have death staring you in the face, what else can you do but build a coffin? This simple question transforms a life, revealing an unexpected blessing. Winner of 2010 Canis Latran Editor's Choice Award.