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Jamul's Happy Day
Series: Dancing Pig Originals. Price: Free! Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jamul's Happy Day is a Dancing Pig Original publication - showcasing work by author Clive Gilson. Set in Afghanistan just after the arrival of US and European troops in the early years of this new century, this tale tells the story of one man's patience and reward.
The War Machine
Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(2.00 from 2 reviews)
A factory laborer destroys the machine he works on after finding out he is a cog in the instrument of war. One of my earliest stories, The War Machine won second place in a short story contest at Mesa College in San Diego in 1987. It was published in two places: Inword Journal and The Mesa Press; March 9, 1987. The restriction was 2,000 words.
The Escape Artist
Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Literature » Literary
What is there to be thankful for, when everyone seems so lost?
Changes of Heart
Price: Free! Words: 11,120. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
These five short stories tell, each in their own way, what people do when change enters their lives. Written clearly and concisely, the stories are tragic, ironic, touching, and hopeful. Whether it's about love, loneliness, or the yearning for recognition, in each story a decision must be made to give up, or to keep going, in the face of new situations.
Knock-Knock
Price: Free! Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Have you been naughty or nice this year? Good or bad? This girl, who takes care of a little boy, is very much looking forward to the arrival of Santa Claus, and with it, the declaration whether she's been good or bad...
What Never Happened: An Observation
Price: Free! Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
An observant boy goes to the park, returns home, and has a conversation with his mother in a fabricated, unlikely, never-happened, plausible, impossible, invented, realistic coming-of-age story. What Never Happened: An Observation, a short story, was first published in Waccamaw, Issue 7.
Wet Medicine Dreams
Price: Free! Words: 31,180. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Western
“Wet Medicine Dreams” is Kim Campion’s second collection of short stories about sex, violence, aliens, personal and planetary growth, magical formulas for eradicating acne and republicans, becoming a better person and enjoying life in all its weirdness and wonder. There’s a lot of westerns in this one. Inside you’ll find lonely prospectors, alien wives, revenge, bigfoot, lots of guns, and more.
The Champion of All Snacks
Price: Free! Words: 1,580. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A father decides to make himself the Champion of All Snacks. When his young daughter Sabrina walks in the kitchen hoping to get a piece of her favorite delicacy, he clearly informs her that he's making his Specialty Snack for himself only, but agrees to teach her how to make it. However, the lesson on how to prepare the infamous snack turns out to be a little bit too technical for Sabrina!
1 Day
Price: Free! Words: 13,150. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature
A single mother teaches high school literature, parents her young son, and fights through a day. 1 Day, a novelette, was first published by the literary journal Prick of the Spindle.
Fragmente
Price: Free! Words: 49,940. Language: German. Published: September 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Short-stories in German: „… weil die Auswahl der Texte einen Einblick in die ‚Werkstatt’ von John Schou bietet – ein Autor, der seine Leser gerne mit Ironie und Humor bedient, hinter denen sich aber die Wahrheit verbirgt. Wer keine Angst vor dem eigenen schlechten Gewissen und Lust auf eine geraffte und gereifte Sicht der Dinge hat, kann das alles nachlesen“ (aus dem Vorwort von Christa Efkemann)
Rise, then Descend
Price: Free! Words: 6,230. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(4.00 from 1 review)
A modern dispossessed man climbs a sacred mound that an ancient native civilization builds. They descend. Rise, then Descend, a short story, was first published in Crab Orchard Review, Vol. 18 #1.
The Pleasure
Price: Free! Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
During a lunch of mushroom soup, ham sandwiches and chocolate ice cream, a family discusses a woman in a family way, a barroom and a race track.
Mr. Glass
You set the price! Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013 by Leaf Garden Press. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Literature » Literary
"Mr. Glass" is a coherent chapbook of poems by Kyle Hemmings on the character of Mr. Glass. Kyle Hemmings lives and works in New Jersey. He has been published in Elimae, Smokelong Quarterly, This Zine Will Change Your Life, Matchbook, and elsewhere. He loves cats, dogs, and garage bands of the 60s.
The Celestial Cornet
Price: Free! Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Samantha Malinowski possesses a useable range up to high F and screeches double C's for the sheer fun of it. When the high school band distributes new arrangements, the sixteen-year-old trumpeter plays through the music without missing a note. A born lead player with cast iron chops, Sam can read flyshit on toilet paper!
Karl - A Psychiatric Story
Price: Free! Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is a first person short story about some experiences of Karl - a psychiatric nurse
In The Beginning
Price: Free! Words: 350. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In the beginning, there were no toilets.
Intimates: A Journey Towards Sacred Sexuality
Price: Free! Words: 60,920. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Religious
In the near future, a group of young people start on their erotic, sacred sexuality journey of Courting, Coupling, Communing, Intimates ... then “beyond imagining.” They get The Shot so they do not have to worry about pregnancy, only enjoy themselves until...until they have to move into relationship, then family building, then the exploration of what it means when two become intimate.
The Return (Enigma of Modern Science & Philosophy)
Price: Free! Words: 52,990. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Using a bare narrative format, the reader is taken on a journey through the labyrinths of modern thinking. Here and there a comfortable nook is reached where understanding shines through brilliantly to reveal aspects of life, thought and existence. A richly rewarding read.
Los Angeles Angie
Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Eighteen year old Angie is wealthy, careless and popular, especially with the boys. Enjoy a brief yet entertaining story about a young man’s failed attempt to woo her over as they spend an evening in a bar in the city. Los Angeles Angie is just one story of a collection of others in Dean Blake’s much anticipated book, Surface Children.
American Zoo
Price: Free! Words: 530. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
(5.00 from 1 review)
Still, nobody knows where the elephant came from. Flash fiction. 500 words.