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The Wide Night Sky by Matt Dean
Price: Free! Words: 81,020. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Leland Littlefield thinks he has a happy family. But the cracks are beginning to show. His wife is drifting away and his children are busy handling their own victories and disasters. Leland has always considered himself bisexual, but he has never acted on his attraction to men—that is, until a spontaneous kiss brings to light many of his deepest fears and desires.
Scattered Fake Sunflowers by LK Hunsaker
Price: Free! Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
Sully finds a match to his vase in a place he never would have expected: the beginning of a short story series titled Nature's Molding.
The Many Change and Pass by R.P. Burnham
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.
Coffee and Sugar by C. Sean McGee
Price: Free! Words: 92,480. 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.
Uses of Agapanthus by Jonathan M Barrett
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.
The Birthday by Ingrid Christensen
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.
Ogólna teoria jesieni [General theory of autumn] by Tomasz Sobieraj
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.
The Island by Des Greene
Price: $10.00 USD. 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.
The Silver Lining by Janet Nitsick
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.
Why a Train? by Dan Schwartz
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
The Flowers of Keiwha by S. Michael Choi
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 Jew's Wife & Other Stories by Thomas J. Hubschman
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.
Where Sheep May Safely Graze by Roger Parkinson
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.
I Love You Maggie by phillip good
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,430. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2008 by zanybooks. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
John Kennedy was President when five young men, one of them white, sat in at a New Orleans lunch counter. Wood came to New Orleans on his motorcycle looking for adventure. The first night, he crashed a hotel wedding reception, hustled a Bourbon Street strip joint, was swept up in a police raid, got a part-time job as an animal caretaker, and met the women of his dreams--all three of them.
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. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Gothic
A modern folk tale of love, deceit and murder... with a supernatural twist.
Kiss of Death by Michael Power
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.
Mount Good Take by LK Hunsaker
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.
Science Fiction Pornography by Publishing Genius
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.
The Ball by Jonathan M Barrett
Price: Free! Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Every evening, Ted finds reasons to take him away from the horror stories of the six o'clock news. Today he spots what looks like a ball in the garden. Breaking his routine, he steps outside.