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Two Steps Forward: a short story by Kelly Hitchcock by Kelly I. Hitchcock
Price: Free! Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Tara Ambrose has just joined the ranks of the newly (and happily) unmarried. When a medical emergency interrupts her solo life celebration, she is forced to deal with it for the first time without the emergency contact she had for years.
Hunter's Moon by Doi
Price: Free! Words: 850. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
October, the month of summer gifts and winter threats, kindles many passions. In this small upstate NY valley, where life clings to simplicity, the Hunter's Moon signals the Final Harvest.
White Pine by F. J. Mackelroy
Price: Free! Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(3.00 from 1 review)
His world and plans are disintegrating. Will the north woods be enough to heal this man’s pain? A short-short story of the future, past, and present.
The Hard Day's Night Hotel by Severin Rossetti
Price: Free! Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2010 by Piblokto Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Visiting Liverpool? Doing the Beatles thing? Then check into the Hard Day's Night Hotel. Chances are you'll come across the one and only Billy Shears, be able to share the dreams he had twenty years ago today. There's one thing for sure, he's guaranteed to raise a smile... and maybe one or two tears.
The Measure of Gary Mooney by Jonathan M Barrett
Price: Free! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Miss Davis’s class have been studying measurement all term. Today, they will measure each other’s normal walking speed. But class misfit Gary Mooney has other plans. This playground tale reveals much about social conformity, betrayal and punishment. The Measure of Gary Mooney was awarded third place in the New Zealand 2007 Sunday Star-Times Short Story Competition.
The Eighth Sacrament by Mary Kitt-Neel
Price: Free! Words: 3,940. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
The year is 1985 and Elijah Crowe is a college student who has become addicted to painkillers and dropped out of school to get clean. He knows when he goes back he'll inevitably run into Irene, the only girl he loved, and the one chose drugs over. With understated support from his brilliant but tortured mother and a no-nonsense employer, Elijah moves forward the only way he knows how.
Jesse's Girl by Alex Exley
Price: Free! Words: 14,030. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Jesse spends far more time fantasizing about girls than interacting with them in real life. When a girl in his chemistry class catches his imagination, he’s determined to do something about it. In between his schoolwork, hanging out with friends, and an unusual part-time job, he musters the courage to talk to her. But his newfound infatuation has a past he hadn’t counted on.
Twitterario dos by Eduardo Acevedo
Price: Free! Words: 13,520. Language: Spanish. Published: May 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Twitter literario de @AcevedoEduardo. Recopilación de tweets para que usted se relaje, sonría y se deje llevar -hasta puede conmoverse. Se recomienda leerlo cuando le dé la gana. Parte dos.
House Hunting by Jonathan M Barrett
Price: Free! Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Kim and David go house hunting, they’re hoping for a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity. But is their relationship strong enough to survive the rigours of house hunting in the gentrified suburbs of Wellington?
The Beekeeper - from the collection: 'Night Flight from Marabar' by Karen Overman-Edmiston
Price: Free! Words: 8,530. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Many years ago, the beekeeper struck a terrible bargain. He could have as much wealth as he wanted and a life as long as he wished. In return, however, he must secure the lease of a thousand souls for one year. Set on the Greek island of Kythera this story captures daily life and culture as it is today and gives insights into human nature as it has been for thousands of years. A haunting story.
Life In Pause by K.E. Rodgers
Price: Free! Words: 3,720. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The movements of life and the pauses in between are revealed in this short narrative. From the perspective of a single man,neither hero nor villain; he is like us. His story doesn't begin here and even with his last words his story continues beyond the words THE END. But this short blurb is enough for now. In this post-apocalyptic short are the revelations, not of humanity, but of a simple man.
A Summer Wind by Josh Covington
Price: Free! Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"If I didn't know better, I'd say a bomb went off here..." A young family finds themselves brought together when a natural disaster nearly destroys everything they've ever known and ever loved.
Miles from Ireland by Mary Kitt-Neel
Price: Free! Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Isabel works for a university and befriends a graduate student from Ireland. He is colorblind, and his colorblindness indirectly helps Isabel look at things in a new way, including a painful incident from her past.
Three Avenues of Escape by Elmore Hammes
Price: Free! Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General(4.00 from 1 review)
A short story (1,650 words) about a young man's utilization of several items left to him by his older brother as a means to escape his father's bigotry. Some adult language and implied sexual situations, but nothing overt. This story first appeared in the Fall 2006 issue of the literary magazine The First Line.
Second Chances And Other Short Stories by Jeff Roulston
Price: Free! Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
This is a collection of three short stories, narrated by college-going and college-educated young men and women, both gifted and flawed, hopeful and hopeless; and connected by one universal theme: love.
Accident Report by Jonathan M Barrett
Price: Free! Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Paul has the unenviable task of investigating the death of a young crop spraying pilot. As he travels from the crash site to a tavern run by an eccentric old flyer, Paul reflects on being a father, and how he became estranged from his son.