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Linehan's Trip
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?
Musings of the Soul: Bound by Nature vol.1
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.
Far From Home - Part 2
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ball
Price: Free! Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 3 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.
Flash Fiction for the Cocktail Hour - Volume 1
Price: Free! Words: 8,150. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
For a taste of Cathryn Grant's Suburban Noir fiction - psychological suspense meets psychological horror - try this collection of 11 Flash Fiction stories.
Going Home
Price: Free! Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
1565 words, Elizabeth faces up to old resentments when she revisits her roots.
Variety of Shorts: Collection of 'Short' Works
Price: Free! Words: 15,280. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 1 review)
Collection of microfiction writing, NOW COMPLETE!! Descriptive scenes, comedic moments, heartbreak, and friendship stories will make you laugh, cry and wonder. At less than 500 words each, this collection is a quick read. Perfect for break rooms, bathrooms, or those days when a sudden rain storm causes a 15 minute power outage!