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Mistaken Identity
Price: Free! Words: 4,020. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2019 by Asteroid Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Based on a true story: an elderly woman believed all her life that she was German. She thought that her ancestors were somehow associated with the Nazi regime. It was a shock for her to discover her true identity, secrets of her childhood and the destiny of her parents in the late 1930s.
Saint Brig
Price: Free! Words: 8,860. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2018 by SS Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Brig- a young man tossed out of his parent’s home on graduation day. Why? For daring to be himself. Unwilling to conform to their religion, or pretend to be straight, Brig leaves home on a journey that will test his fortitude in ways he never thought possible. This is the beginning of Brig's story, which concludes in the book Missionary.
The Diner (A Short Story)
Price: Free! Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
On a rainy night in 1934, a man stops at a lonely diner along Route 12 in Michigan. This unsettling literary short story examines and contrasts the innocent and jaded, the old and new, and the circle of life.
The Pick Up
Price: Free! Words: 11,350. Language: British English. Published: March 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
After a bizarre incident in a playground leads to accusations of molesting someone else's child, a father of two turns to the media to defend himself - but gets rather more than he bargained for. A long-ish short story (11,000 words) about bringing up children, media hysteria and building sandcastles. "Faultless and compelling" (Michael Graeme).
Longshot Island: Hidden Nature
Series: Longshot Island. Price: Free! Words: 9,790. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Who can really see into the depths of our hidden selves? Who can tell us what resides in the farthest places that make up who we are? Can we discover our hidden nature in a mirror? From our closest friends? From our mothers and fathers? Vol. 4 includes stories by Adithi Rao, Almari Randall, Lisa Walter, Karl “Tony” Ginyard, Ann Syréhn Tomasevic, and Pete Johnson.
Кошмар, сънува мене.
Price: Free! Words: 760. Language: Bulgarian. Published: May 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Eastern European Poetry, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Стихосбирка от Борис-Михаил. Интелектуална собственост на автора.
The Pianist
Price: Free! Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"The Pianist" is a literary short story set in the 1920s that examines how people react to tragedy and their motives for love.
Romance
Price: Free! Words: 1,350. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A hung-up Las Vegas local falls in with a spring-breaking sorority girl from Louisiana State in ROMANCE. Literary short fiction by Pushcart and Best-of-the-Web nominee Hosho McCreesh.
The Auction
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,670. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(4.50 from 8 reviews)
Belle Walker lives in a place where women are auctioned off when they come of age. Outside the city are monsters who have allowed the humans a small area to inhabit. They promise to leave citizens in peace as long as they never cross the boundary. On the day Belle is sold, one of the monsters breaks that promise and enters the city, intent on having her as his own.
Number Ten
Series: A short story. Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 1 review)
The decision of one man seems to change the course of the day for many. But was change coming, anyway?
The Wedding Face
Price: Free! Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Miriam Jacobs’ parents found their daughter’s future husband on a three-by-five index card in a Jewish marriage broker’s Rolodex file. Forty years later, Miriam wishes they had chosen differently.
Promise - Short Stories From Promise Goodday
Series: African American · Short Stories · Literary. Price: Free! Words: 7,830. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » African American fiction » General
Promise - Short Stories from Promise Goodday These scorching short stories are taken from the novel Promise Goodday. Pete the serial rapist/killer meets his fate in an abandoned amusement park in the The story "End of the Line." In "Goose Steps" you meet Promise, sassy yet innocent and unaware of the fate about to befall her. It all converges later in the searing heartbreaking novel.
The Voyeur
Price: Free! Words: 8,480. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014 by Tin Woman Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
An indecent proposal … Kate couldn’t believe her husband would actually propose that they allow a stranger to watch them in their most intimate moments. Times were hard, but this was too much. Unable to sway her husband, Kate reluctantly agrees only to find herself swept up in a maelstrom that will test her marriage, her morality, and her will.
Burgeoning Blossoms - Sprout
Price: Free! Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
You're going to love the diversity of this book's content! The Burgeoning Blossoms series (don’t mind the name), is a collection of carefully crafted literary works – writings, poems, short stories, and other pretty things; a compilation of intelligent stories, fiction, poems and freestyle that would leave you wondering, smiling, inspired or doing all at the same time!
Deus Ex Machina
Price: Free! Words: 1,140. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Biographical
(5.00 from 1 review)
A very short story about nothing in particular.
Into The Water, A Short Story
Series: African American. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,920. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2018 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » African American fiction » General
In this fictionalized account, Money Mississippi, notorious for the brutal murder of Emmett Till has had a one hundred and eighty-degree turn from its old ways. A mile from the infamous Bryant’s Grocery and Meat Market sits a big shiny blue Walmart along an avenue populated with fast food restaurants and a Starbucks.
The Sitting Cop
Price: Free! Words: 490. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A police officer is sitting on the sidewalk. And the people walking by can't believe it.
Ambition, part one
Price: Free! Words: 16,470. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.17 from 6 reviews)
Imagine a world where you are young, hot, hip – and published. Picture a long, hot summer in West London, literary prize shortlists, an alcoholic French agent you keep bumping into at random parties, priapic friends and vapid ex-girlfriends. Consider a life in which even the sight of your own reflection fills you with anxiety and where mirrors give you fear.
Curbstone Justice
Price: Free! Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Wally Whitcomb, the town bully, just got hogtied, tarred, feathered and beaten half to death, and sixty-eight year-old Eunice Crabby, who sits behind the reference desk at the Brandenberg Public Library, may be the only one that knows what happened.
A Shade Too Dark, A Ben Harper Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Jamaica inexplicably stops associating with her neighbors. The neighbors don’t know what to do, so they turn to the landlord for assistance in winning back her friendship. And once again, before he can fully get a grasp of what’s going on, Ben Harper finds himself embroiled in another tragic situation that’s just a shade too dark for comedy. This story also appears in The Ben Harper Stories Pt. 3.