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The Hawk: Part Two
Series: The Hawk. Price: Free! Words: 61,040. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA
In this second part of the series, set in 1961, as the Snyders adjust to change, Sam Ahern relives some of his Korean War experiences. Meanwhile Lynne Snyder undergoes a transformation and Stanford hosts an exhibit of Eric’s work that catapults the artist into sudden fame.
Mouse
Price: Free! Words: 121,910. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Native and non-native cultures clash in this northern Canadian romance.
Long Road to California
Price: Free! Words: 43,490. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Caleb and Nina Byrnes, long married and struggling financially, travel from Texas to California, following the route Caleb's grandmother took when her family migrated from the Dust Bowl. As Nina chronicles the journey, they discover a secret in Grandma's past. Learning about Vera's hardships offers perspective into their own lives. And tracking down old friends may help Vera in her waning years.
Deep Fried
Price: Free! Words: 71,780. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
(4.63 from 8 reviews)
14-year-old Eddy Funderburke dreams of making it as a classical violinist... and making out with his curvaceous mom. After accepting that Carnegie Hall won’t be calling, Eddy memorizes showtunes, hoping to get laid and score a cruise ship gig. Getting help from a preacher, a crack whore, and a Southern Studies professor, Eddy is positioned to fulfill his fantasies. But can he handle it all?
St. Somewhere Journal, July 2013
Price: Free! Words: 36,780. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013 by St. Somewhere Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
St. Somewhere Journal is a quarterly literary journal with a Caribbean focus.
Clarity
Price: Free! Words: 65,440. 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.
Collected Short Stories: Volume II
Series: Collected Short Stories. Price: Free! Words: 105,330. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
* Grace Paulson’s train wreck of a personal life takes a turn for the better when the elementary school teacher meets a gifted artisan whose handmade jewelry boxes are featured at the local museum. Well-versed in nineteenth century Russian literature, Carl Solomon also happens to be the school janitor.
In Durleston Wood
Price: Free! Words: 92,860. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Richard Hunter discovers his childhood haunt, Durleston wood, now hides a secret: a mysterious woman, kept hidden there as the property of a villain – or so she says. As he learns more of her fate, and her seemingly insane desire to transfer her ownership to him, he tells himself this is the last thing he wants, while wondering if it isn’t actually the one thing he needs more than anything.
Queen of the Jews
Price: Free! Words: 107,090. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2015 by Philistine Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In contemporary New York City, a Jewish woman falls in love with a Palestinian wall painter who has been charged with killing her. Galia, a Russian Jew living in New York, has no idea that the man she’s drawn to, Alejandro (not his real name), isn’t Mexican at all, but is actually a Palestinian who carries out the wishes of his Mastermind, ostensibly a college professor.
Adjective Narcissism
Price: Free! Words: 24,670. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A complex portrayal of life through a young man's eyes, over the course of one evening Carey's protagonist finds himself caught in an honest author's exercise in narcissism. 'A quick read, that provokes genuine thought' - onlinebookclub.org
Those Quiet Fallen
Price: Free! Words: 62,630. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Ten years on from Bob Bailey’s rescue from imminent murder, he has lost touch with his rescuer and childhood friend, Ada Saint. Their chance meeting amid the unrest of post-war France while Bob is on a business jaunt for his comfortable job, shows how much they have changed, causing each to examine who they have become.
The Guy in 3C and Other Tales, Satires and Fables
Price: Free! Words: 23,760. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014 by The Wessex Collective. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The book is a mixed bag of satire, mordant and/or playful wit as well as other forms of non-realistic fiction. Targets include American historical blindness (The Guy in 3C”) , obsessive social correctness (“A Breach of Decorum”), greed (“The Reminder”) and literary pomposity (Litbiz Magazine Interview)
The Road From Langholm Avenue
Price: Free! Words: 92,480. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A story of unrequited love, of unexpected love, of love lost, and found again. This is a free full length novel, not a taster or a teaser.
A Quiet Place of One's Own
Price: Free! Words: 36,160. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Set in 1939 rural Oklahoma, a lonely man pursues the mystery of a murder as a way to atone for his own troubled past. Will a lost love prevent him from leading a simple, ascetic life? Novella - 36K words.
Vampire Society
Price: Free! Words: 91,500. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Vampire Society is a guided tour through the social and political evolution that opened our century. It is a love story and an indictment against our culture of consumption, answering the most important question about love: Is real love possible in the Vampire Society?
Rosemary for Remembrance:The Tragedy of Ophelia
Price: Free! Words: 65,880. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
We all think we know Ophelia’s story. Hers is a tragedy peripheral to the greater tragedy of Hamlet. But what if she were the centre? Imagine an Elsinore where identity and meaning are as fluid as water, where love and loss, life and death, past and present flow together and one woman’s imagination might have the power to transform the hell of madness itself into a kind of beauty.
The Hawk: Part Four
Series: The Hawk. Price: Free! Words: 66,320. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA
In this fourth part of the series, set in 1962, Eric organizes a local exhibit, learning more about Marek Jagucki, but the truth of Marek’s past is revealed to the painter in one of his own canvases. As Marek begins to question the oddness of Eric’s eyes, the entire world is thrown into possible nuclear conflict by the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Ensemble
Price: Free! Words: 68,380. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Thirteen short stories, comprising Mummified Couple Found in Peatbog, Wordblind,Mona and the Witchdoctor, After Ovid,Frog Baby,The Last Day of June (The Old Ones,Quintana Roo,from Impossible Musics I: The Omniphonium, Kisses, A Fever of Unknown Origin, Lazarus Risen, Game Over,and The Flight.
Telling Tales
Price: Free! Words: 95,810. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Telling Tales is John Wheatcroft’s latest collection of ten stories that explore the human condition as well as (in the first and last work) the nature of fiction itself. The stories exemply the same qualities that led Jay Neugeboren in a New York Times Book Review to say of an earlier collection, “Mr. Wheatcroft ... gives us tales that are stark and memorable.”
The Voices in My Head
Price: Free! Words: 76,660. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a collection of fifty-two short stories. These stories were written to be read aloud in various writers’ groups. To serve that purpose, they were written as first person narrations with a minimal amount of direct dialog. The narrators speak with different voices – a homeless man, a defense lawyer, a high school student, an itinerant short-order cook, and many others.