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The Gate - Things my Mother told me.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 93,120. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2010 by stan@stanlaw.ca. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Biographical
(5.00 from 14 reviews)
The Gate draws you in with subtlety, wit, compassion and faith. An intriguing and captivating look at the last sixty years of western culture that holds you even though we all know how her story is going to end. It will be of particular interest to people who experienced Alzheimer's or Dementia in their immediate family. "This is a jewel of a piece of writing…" [Kate Jones, USA]
The Great Teeth of the Young Lions
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,420. 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 Glassblower's Daughter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,390. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Greta's life is carefree until the abrupt disappearance of her elder sister, and all her courage can't save her from the sinister shadows that engulf her. Even when she finds a way out betrayal and treachery threaten her.
Scar Jewelry
Price: Free! Words: 87,710. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 7 reviews)
What do we really know about our parents or the ways they shape us? For twins Deirdre and Langston, 20, the answer is: not enough. With their father long dead, and their mother now in a coma, they realize they don't even know whom to notify. In fact, they understand almost nothing about their mother. They delve into her life and uncover secrets that revise the past and transform the future.
Unusual Salami and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,800. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
With humour ('Imaginary Col')or strange lyrical horror (the title story) the characters in this collection struggle to make sense of life with sometimes dreadful consequences. Greg is weirdly empowered by reading a book, Anna escapes an enchantment (or does she?) God creates the world and Arkle is... well, Arkle. Although what IS that raggy brown stuff under the tree in 'Pneumonia'?
Mambo Panties & Other Stories
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 42,570. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
A cycle of short stories about rural Texas spanning 75 years. Some of the stories are funny, some poignant, and some… just strange.
Brushstrokes
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,.
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.
Flames
You set the price! Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
A woman finds the form of her missing lover in the flames of a fire, but lacks caution as to what they can consume.
The Bitter End
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.
The Work of The Devil
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 131,950. Language: British English. Published: November 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
London 1641: The first revolution by the people for the people is about to begin. Patrick Growsby, a printer's devil soon finds himself embroiled in a series of murders while the crown tries to muzzle him as he begins the very first investigative journalism. A romp in the spirit of the times through the sounds, sights and smells of a ribald city about to explode into open rebellion.
A Man
Price: Free! Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Sam is a labourer, and like most working men, he doesn’t like to talk that much. If he does, it’s shouting instructions on the job or talking shit with his mates about sport, cars, women and dirty jokes. But there’s a lot going on in Sam’s head - about his job, his girlfriend, and his stagnant life - that he doesn’t share with anyone.
Stories for Airports
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.
Rocky Road
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,660. 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.
Awful, Ohio
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.
Of Men and Mountains
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 Real Winner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,080. Language: Australian English. Published: August 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Pete Baxter never wanted a dog, and he was not at all pleased when his wife brought home a puppy. A story of one man's love, and the lengths to which it took him.
A Grand Folly: Or, The Ultracrepidarians
Price: Free! Words: 64,350. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
This book is not a novel, but a novelette, and it is the story of one important summer's day in the life of siblings Enid, Oscar, and Satchell Whitsell. Enid, to her great dismay, is about to turn twenty-five, Oscar may have discovered true love at last, and Satchell has a secret that will surprise his family. Tonight they will meet with friends and party-crashers at the jubilee...
The Pollen Bath: a short story
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.
The Coronation of Napoleon I
Price: Free! Words: 13,060. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » 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.

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