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Closing Shift by Cameron D. Garriepy
Price: Free! Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2011 by Bannerwing Books. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.69 from 13 reviews)
Elli prefers working the evening shift in a coffee shop so she can plan, unnoticed, her escape from a life of quiet desperation. Will the arrival of an intense stranger draw her out?
Happy Slumbers by Tom Lichtenberg
Series: Dragon City, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 15,030. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.00 from 1 review)
When Argus Kirkham disappears, his older brother Alex returns to the city of his youth to join in the search, but finds himself instead at the edge of a baffling mystery he can neither see nor begin to understand, in this fourth and final re-mix of the Dragon City series.
Raisinheart by Tom Lichtenberg
Price: Free! Words: 16,620. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(3.00 from 1 review)
Three stories of a lonely youth. Jimmy Kruzel's bad luck is that his worst enemies are always his best friends, or is it the other way around, and that sometimes his darkest hours seem to come right after the dawn. In tales more bitter than sweet, Jimmy finds that you can attract more flies with honey than you can with vinegar, but really, who wants to attract flies anyway?
The Hardest Word by Paul Samael
Price: Free! Words: 9,750. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Does the banking crisis make you feel angry, frustrated and powerless? Perhaps it’s time you did something about that feeling. You could, for example, kidnap a banker. On second thoughts, don’t do that - try reading this short story instead.
The Very Large Princess by Sheela Word
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,080. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
"Aye, she is large. Large of heart and large of mind." Drusilla loves Prince Aubrey, but can he requite her love? Her sister Margery is so very beautiful, and Drusilla is so very large. (Short story, 5,550 words)
Stag: A Story by Ben Monopoli
Price: Free! Words: 6,570. Language: American English. Published: November 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Eighth-grader Ollie Wade is dreading the school dance. Unlike his four friends, it isn't because he can't land a date... it's because he doesn't want one. All he wants is to keep to himself and get through the night with his secret intact. Going stag might be his best defense -- if he's strong enough to do it.
Musings of the Soul: Bound by Nature vol.1 by LK Hunsaker
Price: Free! Words: 6,920. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Three short stories exploring human nature meshed with physical nature: Jacob's Cross, Beagle and Sneakers, & Mount Good Take.
Linehan's Trip by Bryan Murphy
Series: Sean Linehan, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias(4.17 from 6 reviews)
The year is 2019. Sean Linehan, an international sports executive, arrives in Padania to vet the newly independent nation’s bid to join the world football community. As usual, Linehan has his own agenda: girls, art and money. He finds a ready supply, but how will he react when Padania reveals some of its dark secrets?
Far From Home - Part 2 by Tony Malone
Price: Free! Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
What do Charles Darwin, Britney Spears and the Australian Prime Minister have in common? They all get a mention in Part 2 of 'Far From Home'! If you want to find out the real reason for first contact (and the importance of a certain kind of tea) download this book now ;) Of course, it would make sense to download (and read) Part 1 first...
Fixture by Tom Lichtenberg
Price: Free! Words: 15,640. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(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!
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.
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
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.
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.
Kiss of Death by Mike 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.