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Price: Free! Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
With her greed, a woman incites her jealous new flame to take revenge.
The Little Wooden Chair -or- The Most Unlikely Hero
Price: Free! Words: 10,550. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fairy tales
Maggy's grandfather knows he'll be dead by the time she's born. The only gift he can afford is one he makes with his own hands. As he finishes the little wooden chair, he has no idea that his gift will not only be her protector and companion, but it will teach her the meaning of Love. Includes a free bonus story: The Price of Friendship.
Tri Odd
Price: Free! Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A twist of the knife or turn of the worm, TRI ODD is a free collection of three early flash fiction stories by author Tom Kepler. Enter into worlds best seen with a sideways glance--a school marm, retired from teaching but not from judgment; a stowaway on a spaceship with the odd name of "Adam"; Halloween Eve and a man costumed as a spider . . . or is it the other way around?
Una historia de vida
Price: Free! Words: 900. Language: Spanish. Published: February 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Una breve historia sobre el cambio, la supervivencia, la voluntad, las raíces. Sobre los lazos entre una madre y su bebé. Este relato obtuvo el segundo premio en el concurso de relatos sobre lactancia organizado por la Asociación Crianza Leganés en 2011.
The Black Flower
Price: Free! Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Nick’s a binge-drinking redneck; Ashlea’s a wild party girl. It’s a perfect match – until it isn’t. When tragedy strikes, Ashlea grows up fast. But Nick can’t escape the booze – or the ghosts of his childhood. With Nick out of control, Ashlea delivers an ultimatum – with deadly consequences. THE BLACK FLOWER is a raw portrait of teenage chaos. It was originally published in Page Seventeen.
Pew
Price: Free! Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Religious
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Church can be a strange place for a child, especially one who wavers between giddy hysterics and morbid despair as he sits through the "many slowly counted seconds" that make up a Catholic Mass.
Ambition, part three
Price: Free! Words: 12,480. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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.
The Sympathetic Squirrel
Price: Free! Words: 4,860. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
While eating lunch on a park bench, Leslie Carter watches a man recounts his life story to a gray squirrel. The rodent is a sympathetic listener, and there is more than a sliver of truth concealed in the lunatic's obsessive rants.
O Reflexo da Morte (ou da Vida) nas Janelas do Rio
Price: Free! Words: 1,790. Language: Portuguese. Published: February 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Este conto, escrito em finais de 2003, foi 3º prémio de prosa no concurso literário “Lisboa à Letra” em 2004. Foi publicado numa brochura da Câmara Municipal de Lisboa (AAVV. Lisboa à Letra 2004: Câmara Municipal, Lisboa, 2004. Depósito Legal: 210685/04)
Life Among the Voids
Price: Free! Words: 11,130. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
Somewhere on the lake, far down the highway, a gunshot echoed across the water. Birds took off from the trees, their fluttering silhouettes dark against the sunset, and then both my parents were gone. I was completely alone in this world, with no one to shield me from the oncoming voids of death and old age.
One of the Fourteen
Price: Free! Words: 7,940. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Dr. Francis Dexter arrives in London intending to atone for wrongs committed by his former self, Herbert West. A chance meeting in a pub leads to disturbing revelations by a veteran of the Great War, and forces Dexter to relive a terrible journey in the black region between death and life. (Herbert West Series supplement 4)
Present Tense, Future Perfect
Price: Free! Words: 8,150. Language: British English. Published: May 6, 2018 by Pyjama Writer Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Fact meets fiction in this short story based on the life & work of Daphne du Maurier. Plagued by doubts as to whether her novel-writing will ever succeed, Daphne is at a low point. When she discovers a potion that promises the power to magically steal her away from her present plight, she feels she has nothing to lose. Join Daphne as she takes a chance and stares into the face of destiny…
Warm aanbevolen
Price: Free! Words: 2,010. Language: Dutch. Published: July 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Met haar hebzucht zet een vrouw haar jaloerse nieuwe vlam aan tot wraak. Wat is belangrijker: materie of lucht?
Меня укусил бомж
Price: Free! Words: 18,740. Language: Russian. Published: February 11, 2013 by Andriy Demidov. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Увидеть Париж... В этом сразу сошлись наши интересы с автором. Читать или не читать вопрос не стоял. После появившегося интереса к "руке автора", взор упал на рассказ "Женщина от сорока до пятидесяти" - ну как бы обо мне. "Надо быть повнимательнее к себе", - подумала я, прочитав рассказ. Интерес рос. Потом прочитав рассказ "Меня укусил бомж" - сомнений больше не осталось.
Dispensable
Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is a story of our own reality. In this life, well, give your all. Love completely and genuinely. Do the best you can, how you can, where you can and when you can. But also for you. Because as soon as you lose your use, you will watch yourself thrown into oblivion and quickly replaced just like Kay's father.
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.
To Sir, With Love
Price: Free! Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2011 by Crimson Melodies Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
In the era of Bettie Page and big-band music, rationing and war, every person has a story. This work of fiction shows the blossoming romance between two American soldiers in a time when every tomorrow is an uncertainty.
The Barista
Price: Free! Words: 7,120. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The father of Claudette's unborn twins is overwhelmed with fear of responsibilities and disappears. Two gay friends, one of them a priest, and two ghosts one of which takes on the form of a puppy, conspire to clear up misunderstandings and bring the couple back together for a happy ending.
The Unemployed Minimalist
Price: Free! Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Hindu mystic, Krishnamurti said it was no measure of health to be adjusted to a profoundly sick society. Stumbling across this sobering truth, Ned Ogilvie has decided to drop out of college – resign from higher education but not the merry-go-round of life.
Sybil
Price: Free! Words: 880. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A short story about ageing.