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Clarity
Price: Free! Words: 65,460. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Clarissa Farrell awakens one morning with the certain knowledge that a friend has died. Coincidental dream or precognition? Investigating the phenomena leads to recognizing more of her own uncanny perceptions. But when an interested reporter turns out to have fraudulent motives, she is left to question all of her new found abilities.
Why a Train?
Price: Free! Words: 570. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(2.00 from 1 review)
A man awake on a train, but is unaware to how or why he is there. This stream of consciousness short follows his mind to see what the evening has in store for him. FOr more visit www.banocanut.com
Ogólna teoria jesieni [General theory of autumn]
Price: Free! Words: 18,900. Language: Polish. Published: June 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Twenty short stories balancing between realism, weird realism and dreamy atmosphere, known from Kafka and Schulz; amazing, poetic book, where beauty of darkness is mixed with the beauty of lightness; it's not a Kafka's plaint - it's a celebration, it's a lust, it's a mystery.
Marvin Clark — In Search of Freedom
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,180. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2010 by Inhousepress. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » General
(5.00 from 11 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.
The Island
Price: Free! Words: 65,300. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The island was to be a retreat from the world where an aging man could contemplate on his life and the reality of his existence. He had spent much time studying the complexities of modern science and its implications for philosophy and now was the time to synthesize. But real life drama intervenes as he realizes that he cannot simply escape the desires and threats of island life.
Uses of Agapanthus
Price: Free! Words: 3,930. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(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.
Jacob's Cross
Price: Free! Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2009. Categories: 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.
Coffee and Sugar
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,510. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
This is the story of Joao, an uninspiring country boy who moves to a slum in the city with his drunken, violent, preacher father; The Bishop and falls for amiable prostitute named Charity.
Jane Austen's Mansfield Park: Abridged
Price: Free! Words: 105,300. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Classics
This edition of "Mansfield Park" has been shortened to two-thirds of its original length, and slightly simplified, whilst preserving Jane Austen's style. It offers readers with good English a more approachable version of the great classic novel.
The Many Change and Pass
Price: Free! Words: 138,830. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The novel begins with the mercury poisoning of a small, impoverished boy and follows Chris Andrews, a ecological activist, Myron Seavey, a progressive librarian, and a dozen other characters, including the women Chris lives with in a house in Portland and the brother of the poisoned boy, Malcolm Kimball, who drops out of school, as they all deal with the implications of this poisoning.
Kiss of Death
Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2009. Categories: 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.
Where Sheep May Safely Graze
Price: Free! Words: 17,250. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(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 Flowers of Keiwha
Price: Free! Words: 54,340. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
200 K-pop obsessed Japanese girls at a language learning programme in Seoul; transliteration of who said what to who when and where in three languages. a handful of foreign guys? an ex-German with a chip on his shoulder? talking green elephant? minor riff on Yale & Seattle.
The Silver Lining
Price: Free! Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
(4.50 from 6 reviews)
This story received 10th place in the 79th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition in the mainstream/literary short story category. It is a bitter-sweet story of an elderly woman who remembers one afternoon with her daughter. People who enjoy Hans Christian Anderson's work, such as "The Steadfast Tin Soldier and "The Little Match Girl," will love this touching story.
Mount Good Take
Price: Free! Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2009. Categories: 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.
Texas MFA
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 91,360. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Adventure » General
Texas once was Mexico, once indigenous land, part of Turtle Island – indigenous descriptor for the continent. Still is. Texas is Latin America, Anglo America, African America, Indigenous America, Asian America. Texas overlaps. Tejas, Teyas – meaning allies, or friends, or possibly "tough guys." What cosmic forces might converge at this point on the old Chisholm cattle trail?
The Sleight of Heart: a modern folk tale
Series: The Sleight of Heart and Other Stories. Price: Free! Words: 10,850. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Gothic
A modern folk tale of love, deceit and murder... with a supernatural twist.
The Birthday
Price: Free! Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Essay » Literature
(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.
The Jew's Wife & Other Stories
Price: Free! Words: 58,100. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013 by Savvy Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
What do you do when your next-door neighbor is arrested for sexual molestation? How does a dirt farmer from the old country feel about working for a Jewish landsman? The author’s world embraces Catholic convents, risqué Halloween parties and the steamy corridors of New York apartment buildings with equal ease. His observations are penetrating, his voice invites sympathy and understanding.
Science Fiction Pornography
Price: Free! Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ben Segal, author of 78 Stories, has written a series of short and beautiful but peculiar stories called Science Fiction Pornography. They attend to personal, intimate relationships through a gauze of disease. They do not seem earth-bound, and they relate no mundane coupling. This is a magnetic collection, though the poles are reversed.