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The Great Teeth of the Young Lions
By Mark Squires
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 101,430. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(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. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(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.
Stories for Airports
By judy b.
You set the price! Words: 29,810. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2009. Category: 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 Birthday
By Ingrid Christensen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(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 Ball
By Jonathan M Barrett
Price: Free! Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2010. Category: 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.
Once in Every Generation
By Lauren B. Grossman
Price: Free! Words: 40,770. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Angelina was a phenomenon with an incomparable singing voice. A trauma destroys her dreams. As an adult, Angelina teaches voice to a student who astonishes her. She instills in Lisa the confidence to believe in herself. The young student's voice launches her on a rise to stardom. At her career height, an illness surfaces. Relying on one another's strength, both women learn to deal with challenge.
Of Men and Mountains
By Robert F Thompson (RyFT)
Price: Free! Words: 7,510. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011 by Tricorner Publishing. Category: 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
Rocky Road
By Louisa Dang
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,830. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Category: 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. Category: 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.
The War on Horror (Cities of the Dead)
By William Young
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,520. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
(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.
The Pecan Stand
By FM Stutz
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 143,470. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Each of us has a Groove in Life, that place where you're meant to be, doing what you're meant to do. Dutch John Van Rensburg finds his groove in a mysterious all-black town where the residents have a very good reason to fear whites. Because neither John nor the town's folk have any choice, they reluctant take him in. And over time he falls in love with them, and they come to see him as family...
Hot Chocolate for the Unicorn
By Mary E. Lowd
Price: Free! Words: 1,250. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The Dragon and Unicorn come calling. Originally published in Untied Shoelaces of the Mind.
Joe's Honeymoon, 1947
By Brigette Kinney
Price: Free! Words: 400. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The blackness resolved into grays, and Frankie was beside her, shoulders slumped, mouth set, like he was recovering from a hit to the gut. In the second in a series of flash fiction inspired by images from the National Archives and Records Administration, honeymooners get an unexpected—and unwelcome—visit from the groom's brother.
Dead Stone Wake
By Caz Zyvatkauskas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,300. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(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. Category: 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!
The Leonids
By George Wier
Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
It has been said that love transcends both time and distance. This brief tale of love and love lost by Texas author George Wier, is timeless in and of itself. It is one of the five haunting stories featured in Five Tales. Share this story with your friends and family.
Boxes
By Belea T. Keeney
Price: Free! Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2011 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
After being in a prison cell for two years, Hector hopes to get home and breathe easy. But he can't. His dead father's things wait for his attention, and his sister can't help with much of anything. Getting back to civilian life is always tough for ex-cons, and it's no different for Hector. Seems that he's boxed in. Again.
The Lollipop Paper
By Yuri Alkin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,730. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
On the day these twin brothers were born something went terribly wrong. Their charisma wasn't split equally. Jack ended up with a double portion of it, while Andrew got none. But when years later Jack ran for the president of the United States, Andrew became his second in command. This fictional memoir tells a story of the most unlikely duo to ever occupy the Oval Office.
The Wake-Up Call
By Jonas Eriksson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,760. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
On the surface he has it all: the women, the career, and the Central Park view penthouse, but behind his well-groomed and chiseled facade he has nothing. At least this is what he's about to realize. Find out how Jack gets his life-changing wake-up call in this fast-paced, heartfelt and funny novel about soul-searching, friendship, and love.
Rod and Staff: A Short Story
By R.S. Guthrie
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
After the death of his estranged, teenage son, a man returns to the mountain stream of his beloved Wyoming to reconcile with a God he has long since forsaken. This is a story of staggering loss---of the guilt, anguish, and disbelief a parent feels when a wedge is driven between them and their son or daughter. It is a story of the irrevocable profoundness of loss when a child dies.