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Splendor from Darkness
By William Davey
You set the price! Words: 389,720. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
a novel about the North African campaign in World War II and then the French Resistance, but also much more: a novel showing human nature on the edge, how human love can spring up and triumph under the most trying and desperate situations, a novel with well over a hundred characters that display the entire range of human nature all perfectly delineated with telling and convincing detail.
Mount Good Take
By LK Hunsaker
Price: Free! Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2009. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Derek fills a void in his own life by leading locals on weekend treks up a small mountain. This time, a young climber touches that void in a way he couldn't have imagined, or wanted. First published in Wanderings Magazine, Spring 2007. A short story.
Stories for Airports
By judy b.
You set the price! Words: 29,810. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2009. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Going somewhere? Stuck where you are? This book is for you. Stories for Airports is not about airports. It is an album of brief encounters with people who intrigue and appall you, people in the midst of discovering that entire worlds exist within the most inconsequential moments.
The Birthday
By Ingrid Christensen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Harriet is in denial over her daughter turning sixteen. She does everything to avoid accepting the day finally arriving - including unwittingly casting a spell. Realising her mistake and in desperation she tries to fix what is no longer in her hands.
Kiss of Death
By Michael Power
Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2009. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A man is arrested for kissing a cop. If he had known breaking the law was so enjoyable he would have done it long ago. This short story is a winner of the CoffeeHouse Fiction Award and is included in their 2009 Anthology available from Amazon.com.
Lakebridge: Spring (Supernatural Horror Literary Fiction)
By Natasha Troop
Price: Free! Words: 83,850. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Stansbury, Vermont is known for the Lakebridge, a covered bridge with a dark history few remember. The bridge makes people do things – bad things. Some have tried to destroy the bridge, and failed. But as long as the bridge is fed with the lives of the innocents, it will go on – loving the people of Stansbury.
The Sleight of Heart: a modern folk tale
By Benjamin Parsons
Series: The Sleight of Heart and Other Stories. Price: Free! Words: 10,850. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A modern folk tale of love, deceit and murder... with a supernatural twist.
Bez końca pieśń
By Aurelia Es
Price: Free! Words: 1,740. Language: Polish. Published: February 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
I miejsce w Konkursie Małych Form Prozatorskich WRZENIE V edycja 2009 w kategorii:Inspiracje Twórczością Juliusza Słowackiego
Going Home
By C.B. Hoffman
Price: Free! Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
1565 words, Elizabeth faces up to old resentments when she revisits her roots.
Jacob's Cross
By LK Hunsaker
Price: Free! Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2009. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Alicia goes fishing in the dark of night to wrestle with her grief and to try to understand the nature of loss and sacrifice.
Where Sheep May Safely Graze
By Roger Parkinson
Price: Free! Words: 17,250. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
The cat stared up at him as though it knew all about the entry and he was being tiresome about it. Then it proceeded to have a bath, the kind of cello-playing bath one feels obliged to look away from unless one knows the cat well. A collection of short (some very short) stories and poems, mostly about New Zealand, or cats, or sheep.
The Holly King
By Chris Martin
Price: Free! Words: 44,230. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Holidays with the Hancocks: too many presents, too much booze, a lot of tears. Youngest son Carson, now a filmmaker, explores the history of Christmas by filming holiday visits to his family. Along the way he finds the dying cult of Mithras, Yulegoats in Rio, anarchists and squatters, evangelocalism, a costume solstice party, sleighs of reindeer bones, lapsed monks and their secular monastery.
Disconnected
By Neil Hetzner
Price: Free! Words: 66,110. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In the aftermath of 9/11, love gone awry in the 1940s comes full circle, uniting and re-uniting six intertwining lives. Disconnected explores the serendipity of our hates and loves, the resilience of our hearts, and the simple magic of mercy.
Fixture
By Tom Lichtenberg
Price: Free! Words: 15,640. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
0.75 star(3.67 from 3 reviews)
When a city commissioned a famous artist to create a masterpiece for their newly refurbished downtown, they only forgot one thing: to tell him when to stop. Now his greatest work is threatening to take over everywhere. It's a race against time and space and dimensions nobody even knew were there!
Marvin Clark — In Search of Freedom
By Stan I.S. Law
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,180. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2010 by Inhousepress. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 10 reviews)
Marvin Clark, a man as shy as he is retiring, assumes a cloak of invisibility to protect him from vicissitudes of everyday life. The only escapes he enjoys are into the inner worlds of his own making. Then, a beautiful woman enters his drab reality. Suddenly, the protective ramparts Marvin had so carefully erected begin to crumble. Will she set him free? Free copies available for review.
Uses of Agapanthus
By Jonathan M Barrett
Price: Free! Words: 3,930. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
0.25 star(4.20 from 5 reviews)
When Brett pays his weekly visit to his mother at her retirement home, he’s annoyed to see a vase of agapanthus – now a weed in their new home – next to her bed. But his protests set off long suppressed memories for her. As Brett’s wife Suzie asks: is Mom confusing or confessing? If you've enjoyed this free short story, please rate it and leave a review. Thanks, Jonathan.
Drums: a Novel
By Brad Henderson
Price: Free! Words: 58,150. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Told from a drummer's point of view, Drums: a Novel chronicles a small-time 80s rock band's run at making it big-time. The story moves from San Luis Obispo to Lake Tahoe, where the band chases the ultimate gig. Drums celebrates those musicians who achieve commercial success, as well as the 99.99% who give it their all, only to fall short from attaining mega record deals and glitz-glam fame.
Homefront
By Tony Christini
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 72,810. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2009. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"Homefront...takes on the Iraq War and the complicity of the common citizen. Set in the United States, the story is told through the words and thoughts of one family and some members of their circle. A year after losing their son during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the novel presents the family’s questions and doubts." -Ron Jacobs, Counterpunch
Two Steps Forward: a short story by Kelly Hitchcock
By Kelly I. Hitchcock
Price: Free! Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Tara Ambrose has just joined the ranks of the newly (and happily) unmarried. When a medical emergency interrupts her solo life celebration, she is forced to deal with it for the first time without the emergency contact she had for years.
Hunter's Moon
By Doi
Price: Free! Words: 850. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
October, the month of summer gifts and winter threats, kindles many passions. In this small upstate NY valley, where life clings to simplicity, the Hunter's Moon signals the Final Harvest.