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Lessons in Eating Soup by Melanie Grabowski
Price: Free! Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 11 reviews)
Michal is a young boy longing to be reconnected with his father who escaped Poland during the communist 1980's. This short story explores the innocence of childhood set against a bleak and frightening environment. It also offers a glimpse into cultural identity, how it can encompass the simplest of things, things that are often lost or left behind in the process of moving on.
The Great Teeth of the Young Lions by Mark Squires
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 101,430. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 9 reviews)
Haunted by a student suicide, the sports-hating English teacher Mr. Batty tries to coach a rowdy junior high track team with raw talent. But as students vandalize his mailbox at night, Batty’s troubles multiply when a fist-swinging mentally-disabled boy named Cage joins the team and threatens Batty’s chance to win the championship track meet and justify his otherwise failed life.
The Range Trip by JT Pearson
Price: Free! Words: 7,890. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 5 reviews)
When a salesman attempts to infiltrate The Iron Range and convince the salt-of-the-earth inhabitants to pay for home improvements provided by his company, his trip turns out to be a bizarre ordeal involving dark secrets that he would've never expected. This is a tribute piece to Hunter S Thomson who died recently.
Brushstrokes by Wendy Beach
Price: Free! Words: 3,350. Language: Australian English. Published: May 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 5 reviews)
*Shortlisted in the 2014 Tod Hunter Literary Award.* This is a short story about an Indigenous Australian art teacher, frustrated by bereavement and the loss of her heritage in an ever changing world. This is a modern, contemporary literary piece set in Perth, Western Australia,.
Stories for Airports by judy b.
You set the price! Words: 29,810. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Going somewhere? Stuck where you are? This book is for you. Stories for Airports is not about airports. It is an album of brief encounters with people who intrigue and appall you, people in the midst of discovering that entire worlds exist within the most inconsequential moments.
The Ball by Jonathan M Barrett
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 Birthday by Ingrid Christensen
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.
The Bitter End by Les Rolt
Price: Free! Words: 6,650. Language: British English. Published: December 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 4 reviews)
A body has been washed up on the shore, and as he begins his journey to confirm whether it is that of his estranged father, Thomas reflects upon the misery that man brought into his life, and questions whether everyone would be better off if his father truly were dead. From indie story-teller Les Rolt comes a gripping tale exploring the scars that the past leave upon us.
Taking Candy from the Devil by Robert P. Kaye
Price: Free! Words: 76,360. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Chris Bly, burnt out and broke after an ill-conceived software startup, retreats to his father’s collection of geodesic domes on the western slope of Washington’s Cascades Mountains. Brother Trent is a Hollywood stunt coordinator dabbling in jewel theft. Fake Bigfoot tracks surface and a mysterious stranger arrives to exact revenge. Redemption arrives with romance, a trebuchet and explosions.
Of Men and Mountains by Robert F Thompson (RyFT)
Price: Free! Words: 7,510. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011 by Tricorner Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Jordan wants to be a professional mountain climber—have an agent, be sponsored, maybe even get on the New York Times best climber’s list. But from where he is, the top seems a long way off. After many falls he’s all but ready to give up until he meets a mentor who, if she doesn’t kill him, just might help him see there’s more than one way to reach the clouds
The Pollen Bath: a short story by Kelly I. Hitchcock
Price: Free! Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General(5.00 from 3 reviews)
In this short story, cuckolded husband A.J. McCarthy is tormented by his psyche whether to let his wife know he knows her not-so-secret secret.
Rocky Road by Louisa Dang
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,830. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Rocky Road is a mini-collection of four short stories, all set in the South. The characters include an angry snapping turtle named Rocky, a mother and cross-dressing son who like to frequent psychic fairs, and a doctor who has changed his (or her) appearance dramatically since the last checkup.
Cold Coffee by Bert Brun
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 69,550. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Norwegian immigrants Eric and "Bus Andersen go through the booming 1920s in California, then lose everything in 1929 and wind up on the dole in Brooklyn New York. Eric splits for far-off war work and Bus strikes out on her own.
Awful, Ohio by Sirloin Furr
Price: Free! Words: 72,740. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 3 reviews)
"An intriguing monster." Troy Slushy's exposure to his life-decimating job, depressed wife, and crumbling home encourage his desire for a life in perpetual darkness. It becomes his objective to destroy the bright, menacing beast that removes him from the ecstasy of his dreams, only to expose him to all of these worthless possessions. Troy Slushy declares that his mission is to destroy the sun.
The War on Horror (Cities of the Dead) by William Young
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,520. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Chief Petty Officer Daryl "Sandman" Grecich is a US Navy SEAL, a member of the most elite special forces in the world and a veteran of countless missions into the most dangerous areas of the world. But zombie-infested Atlanta, Georgia might be the most dangerous destination, yet. This is the twelfth in a series. A new story releases weekly until March 2012.
El Señor de la Montaña by Conrado Maleta' & Naama Sarid
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,690. Language: Spanish. Published: May 1, 2014 by Conrado Maleta'. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories(5.00 from 3 reviews)
El Señor de la Montaña es una colección de textos elaborados durante los últimos 8 años de trabajo de su autor. Ilustrado con imágenes cuidadosamente escogidas y editadas para esta ocasión. Uno de los mejores libros en prosa poética jamás escritos en lengua castellana.
The Rainbow Horizon - A Tale of Goofy Chaos by Karen S. Cole
Price: Free! Words: 125,220. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 3 reviews)
This 1980s tale of the Pacific Northwest concerns what you discover when friendship isn't a distant machine. It's about four promising 25 to 45 year old geniuses -- plus a plethora of working background souls -- one Black, two brown, one white. Racism is blasted roundly, while sexism is busily promoted. Not the bad kind; the type where you do get ahead in life...and not much of anywhere else.
The Coronation of Napoleon I by Steve Weinberg
Price: Free! Words: 13,060. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 3 reviews)
If a tree falls in a forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound? When Napoleon crowned himself Emperor, the magnitude of the spectacle was evident to every witness. But did it matter to, let us say, the Siberian farmer who died shortly thereafter, never hearing of the day? This story of Napoleon’s coronation blends philosophy and history to answer the most profound of existential questions.
Dead Stone Wake by Caz Zyvatkauskas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,300. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » General(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Dead Stone Wake is an imaginative and unforgettable journey into the dawning of intellectual curiosity and violent conflict. We see here the foundation of deductive and scientific reasoning, beautifully interwoven with thoughts and emotions of a single neanderthal. We experience the brutal consequences endured.
Showdown at SunnyView Playground (a short-short) by Michael Crane
Price: Free! Words: 670. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A fight is about to go down at SunnyView Playground. Jimmy Winx is notorious for tormenting third graders, and he has Ralph Flannigan in his sights. Will Ralph fight or flee? Find out in this short-short!
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