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Requiem for a Bard
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In this short literary fiction, a poet struggles with, and finally delivers, the eulogy for his lifelong friend.
Bandiera Rossa
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,780. Language: Bosnian. Published: April 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Vedri roman o velikim raspadima - "Je li moguće izaći iz začaranog ili zatrovanog kruga koji nastaje ubrizgavanjem ideologije u čovjekovu psihu i krvotok?...U Bandiera Rossa Antonije Žalica – piše sam sebi, nikome ne postavljajući nikakav uvjet, nikome ne ispostavljajući račun ili optužbu, svjestan kako istina nije ni za prodaju, ni za kupnju, a samom sebi ne želi lagati..."
Unkept
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,000. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015 by Bannerwing Books. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Vienna and Heather navigate through a friendship born of circumstance, devised to assuage their ambivalence towards motherhood and their tenuous relationship with reality, discovering the art of forgiveness. With humor and poignancy, Ericka Clay’s debut novel, Unkept, explores the thorny landscape of childhood trauma and the ferocious politics between little girls—and the adults they become.
Mortal Coil
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
(5.00 from 1 review)
An extraordinary story about an ordinary life from end to beginning.
No Time To Die
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.
The Snake-Bearer
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?
Non-Hollywood: A Novel of Actors, Indie Film & Music
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,290. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Living in Los Angeles, a few million strangers have one thing in common: they want to make it in the entertainment business. From actors to indie film types, from rock & rollers to models -- they're here pursuing dreams, working day jobs, and rallying behind the cry of "I deserve to be famous, dammit!" With equal parts humor and empathy, Neal A. Yeager tells the story of four of these souls.
Why Won't You Love Me?!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,430. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 1 review)
Pete Nicely has been waiting for a student like Charlie Novela. Charlie reads for pleasure, brushes off bullies and likes dumb jokes. But in the aftermath of Columbine, Charlie goes too far. “If things get bad,” Charlie says, “I’ll put on a trench coat and take care of things.” Now Pete has two choices. He can report Charlie or he can help the kid himself. But he has to do something.
The Worship of Walker Judson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,960. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A Divine Read! This tale, about Walker Judson, a charismatic healer, gone-bad, and the adoring young acolyte who entrusts him with her life, examines the abuse of power and why followers so eagerly relinquish their own. So, is Walker Judson truly a healer-gone-bad or a saintly soul whose paranormal talents are misunderstood? You, the reader, must decide. Amazon reviews are appreciated.
Hunting the Phoenix
Series: Herbert West, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 169,520. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Journalist Alma Halsey chases the story of a lifetime to Providence, Rhode Island and finds more than she expected – an old lover, Charles Milburn, and an old adversary, renegade physician Herbert West, living under the name Francis Dexter. Fire throws her into proximity with them both, rekindling romance and completing a great transformation. Age 14+
A Shiny Life
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is a short story. An elderly woman is last seen on a soggy, dreary day by two of her neighbors who are playing checkers on a porch. Neither of the men ostensibly know her all that well. But maybe one knows her better than he lets on. A young family comes to town a few days later looking for the woman, and they're even less familiar with her than the men are.
Scar Jewelry
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,710. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 7 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.
Silence
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,510. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Adventure » General
When San Turner's two aunts, his only family, die within a week of each other he's unable to accept their passing as mere coincidence. Recently fired from his job and guilt-ridden over the loss of his wife, he enlists his lifelong friend in a search for the truth behind their deaths, soon finding himself on another sort of quest when a ten-year-old deaf girl who has befriended him is kidnapped.
American Insurgent
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.
An Act
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
Embarkation
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.
The Ice Maiden
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,040. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2015 by Bev Editions. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
When celebrated novelist Connie Brewster, her handsome husband and her two grown, charming children are caught in a hail of bullets just after she wins the Booker Prize, the impact causes ripples beyond physical injuries. This is a witty, sly tale of fractures in a marriage, the death of illusion, and reversal of values told by a master.
Life on the Dingleball Fringe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,150. Language: American English. Published: January 2, 2015 by StrawberryBooks. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Jon Herbert’s first collection of short stories is by turns an intense account of those on the fringe of society and a gently funny read. Set mostly in bars and taverns in Salt Lake City, this linked connection of short fiction tells the story of numerous down and outers, but does so with affection and humor. Herbert lays bare minor disasters and revelations like a good-natured Charles Bukowski.
Political Cartoons
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.
The Last Tiger
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 100,370. Language: British English. Published: December 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Environmentalist Felix and his young granddaughter Bee witness the kidnapping of 10 year-old Tuan, sole survivor of an indigenous tribe wiped out by disease. The Last Tiger follows Tuan and Bee as they grow up together in England under the harsh spotlight of celebrity. A compelling story of love and friendship in all its guises, of difference and acceptance, of betrayal and forgiveness.