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#LucysLetter - The Children of the Greenhouse Age
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,880. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A dark family secret haunts a young Lucy Gold as she struggles to survive in a world ravaged by the effects of climate change. Her mother is a suspected murderer, her father has been absent since her birth, and her planet—after generations of careless greenhouse gas emissions—is a nightmare of droughts, fires, and violent storms. Lucy's goal is to unravel her past and discover her unique destiny.
Authenticity
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2016 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This is an intense short story. As man lay dying in the hospital, he thinks back over his life and his twelve children. He has divided them into two groups, The Needy Greedy gang and the good kids. By the end, he comes to some new conclusions.
My Valley Is Icky Too
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 32,740. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2011 by Whitepoint Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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.
Finding Felicity
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 79,190. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Inspirational
Genuine happiness… why would you settle for anything less? Passed over for a promotion at work, Devin wonders if his life has meaning; will he ever find that elusive happiness human beings all seek. While at a party attempting to drown his sorrows, the host suffers a tragic accident. Moments later, Devin meets the beautiful and mysterious Felicity, who somehow knows this dead man’s tale.
Islands of the Gulf Volume 1, The Journey
Series: Herbert West, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 163,830. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
To Andre Boudreau, Herbert West is the Doctor, who saved his life in the Great War. Andre will follow him into Hell if necessary. Margaret Bellgarde knows him as Dr. Francis Dexter, attractive but mysterious. One day she will be shocked by what she is willing to do for his sake. But who is he really? She doesn’t know – and the possibilities are disturbing.
Abandoned Dreams
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,900. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Can dreams be resurrected? Can a life you’ve abandoned be taken up again? Will they let you? Is it worth it?
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
Mindscapes:Ten Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction Short Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,860. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
This book contains 10 science fiction and speculative fiction short stories on themes ranging from the innermost dimensions of the mind to the outer reaches of the universe focusing from diverse perspectives on the meaning of life, the superlative strength and wrenching weakness of the human spirit, the power of love and the duality of human nature anchored in both the divine and the profane.
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.
The Termite Queen: Volume One: The Speaking of the Dead
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 ...
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.
The Long and the short
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,530. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This collection of 25 short stories is by the author of "Book of Days," "The Odor of Orchids," "The Lady from Spain" and the six-book series, "DREW NOLAN — reluctant detective." Both entertaining and quirky, these 25 showcase the author's ability to see things usually missed, and to present them in a clear and cogent appeal to the emotions, passions and intelligence of readers. They're also fun.
At the Bus Station
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is a short story. A young couple arrive in a bus terminal. Both are nervous at their impending separation. We assume it's a sad time for both, but is it? Are they running from a problem, or merely solving it in a different way?
The Fan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A writer is contacted by a fan, but he does not know what he is in for. He has never had a fan before.
Lily's Story
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 287,940. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013 by Bev Editions. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » Canada
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Lily’s Story tells the tale of a remarkable pioneer woman, born in the backwoods of Ontario in 1840. Lily’s struggle to survive and grow and discover her place in the scheme of things is complicated by the travail of frontier living, and the impact of historical events themselves. Lily’s Story is part history and part fable, with historical personages and a bizarre gallery of local characters.
Penelope's Way
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,330. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013 by Bev Editions. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Penelope, age 70, searches for the meaning of life in the accreted layers of love, lust, guilt, family, pot luck suppers, and time and chaos theory. Her efforts may be destined to fail, but the journey is joyous. “This book is a great read: a compact narrative and a wide-ranging story… it ended far too soon,” wrote the Globe and Mail.
The Haunted Garden
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.
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.
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+
Cambiamento di Stato Prima Fase
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,050. Language: Italian. Published: July 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ambientato in un futuro di mondi virtuali e robotici questa prima parte di due racconta la storia di un gruppo di scienziati che per caso fanno un'incredibile scoperta riguardo l'origine della vita sulla terra. Ma devono fuggire dal potere di controllo mentale dei Sauriani i quali stanno segretamente preparando una raccapricciante distopia per gli abitanti del pianeta.