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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.
The Ball
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
You set the price! Words: 15,270. 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!
The Seven
Series: Free from Purple Prosaic, Book 17. Price: Free! Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2009 by Purple Prosaic. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Holiday » Adventure
The personification of principles.
Bez końca pieśń
Price: Free! Words: 1,740. Language: Polish. Published: February 3, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
I miejsce w Konkursie Małych Form Prozatorskich WRZENIE V edycja 2009 w kategorii:Inspiracje Twórczością Juliusza Słowackiego
A World Apart and Other Stories
Price: Free! Words: 19,300. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A collection of short stories by the author of Balls and The Trap-Door, most have which have been selected for publication in literary magazines. Quality literature ranging from humour to the unsettling.
The Darkened Corner
Price: Free! Words: 14,850. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2010 by Philistine Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Darkened Corner covers seventeen years in the life of a traveller, conman, self-hater and hard-drinker, and his continuing obsession with his childhood crush, Katie Rose. Tom Hamilton's fragmented story is delivered in short, sharp bursts of prose.
Warm aanbevolen
Price: Free! Words: 2,010. Language: Dutch. Published: July 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Met haar hebzucht zet een vrouw haar jaloerse nieuwe vlam aan tot wraak. Wat is belangrijker: materie of lucht?
One More Winter: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 5,940. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A short story about love, daughters, dogs and letting go.