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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
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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.
Once in Every Generation
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,630. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Inspirational
(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.
Insomnia (A Poem)
Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This isn't a book. It's a poem - a free one. I hope you enjoy.
The Classic Crusade of Corbin Cobbs
Price: Free! Words: 265,930. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Join Corbin Cobbs as he embarks on an unprecedented journey into thirty works of classic literature. In the process, he will interact with some of the most beloved and reviled characters ever created for the page or stage. It is an excursion of a lifetime, transpiring in the course of a single day that will change Corbin's perception of his world forever.
Psyche's Garden
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 128,340. Language: Australian English. Published: September 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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A man dies in strange circumstances, a girl is missing, and a child is born. Nic Penn is implicated in all of these mysteries, but he has disappeared. Is he dead, as his wife fears, or has he moved to pastures new, as his mistress suspects? When the two women discover the truth, their lives change forever. Psyche's Garden is a tale of madness and murder, but it is also about faith and redemption.
Jalapeno Park
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
It's been said life is lived and that old age is not for the weak. When Arthur Donamann and Timothy Thornton meet for their weekly outing, and play checkers, we glimpse into the world of Past, Present, and Future. Their lives might parallel our own in many ways as they struggle to recall how life really unfolded: testing their ability to remain relevant to each other, and to their future life
The Twilight Lawns Chronicles
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 28,450. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A series of tales concerning Twilight Lawns, Surrey. Residential Home for the Elderly, the Distressed, but most importantly, the Well Bred. Join the Residents at play. Take tea with Elspeth and Hermione. Marvel at the wisdom and organisational abilities of Maude. Join us at night for a last digestive biscuit and Senapod tea. Then Medication Time and bed. Good night!
So L.A.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,490. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012 and represented by van Haitsma Literary. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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A fresh-faced San Joaquin Valley girl masterminds a wildly successful bottled water empire only to find herself sidelined as a pampered Beverly Hills wife. To escape an unraveling marriage and her twin brother's tragic death, Magdalena embraces the L.A. lifestyle with a comic vengeance. ”This is a book Joan Didion will wish she’d written!” — Chris Abani, author of Graceland
Showdown at SunnyView Playground (a short-short)
Price: Free! Words: 670. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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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 Catania Paper Bag Caper
Price: Free! Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Bill Dean, a sailor on the USS Ramply DD-810 strikes up a friendship with an oddball shipmate working in the scullery. Through the streets of Catania, Sicily, mysteries unravel and tangle for both men. This is not your typical drunken liberty port gob tale but there are of course, women, beautiful and unique and always Mt. Etna, observing.
The Mannequins Are More Real Than You
Price: Free! Words: 13,120. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Sometimes the mannequins get behind my eyes I feel them tugging the strings of my nerves playing with my mechanisms They make themselves at home in the lumber room of my skull James Knight's latest collection of poems and prose poems takes the reader to the other side of the mirror, where the Bird King reigns and mannequins are more real than people.
Dead Letters
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2011 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Bart’s ghost writing job finds him penning letters from a deceased man to send to his widow. It’s a weird job, sure, but it’s a living. Then one day Bart gets a call. “Is this the place that sends letters from my Max?” and fear strikes at Bart’s soul. What does he do if no one wants his ghost written letters? What is his responsibility to those who have passed on? (short story)
The Black Flower
Price: Free! Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Nick’s a binge-drinking redneck; Ashlea’s a wild party girl. It’s a perfect match – until it isn’t. When tragedy strikes, Ashlea grows up fast. But Nick can’t escape the booze – or the ghosts of his childhood. With Nick out of control, Ashlea delivers an ultimatum – with deadly consequences. THE BLACK FLOWER is a raw portrait of teenage chaos. It was originally published in Page Seventeen.
Shoes
Price: Free! Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This is the story of John, a young man that works the all night shift at a convenience store, and his good friend Shoes, who is homeless. Against his supervisor's orders John brings Shoes into the store each night to warm up, get something to eat, and rest. One night, Shoes, who is mentally ill, does not come by the store. A night turns into many and John begins to search for his friend.
Life Will Have its Way
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,510. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The lives of two women behind the Iron Curtain take an unexpected turn when they discover a young girl outside their building. The girl, who looks like she just stepped out of a photograph from the 40’s, offers little to explain who she is or where she came from. When events come together to reveal her true identity, pieces of a tragic past reemerge to alter the future of everyone involved.
Hound of the Meadows
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 68,110. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Arthur Meadows has been living two lies. The first will ruin him if it’s discovered. But the bigger lie is the one he’s been telling himself – that having a gorgeous wife, nice house, two kids and a dog is the same thing as being happy. When the first lie starts unraveling, the second one blows up altogether, and Art’s life spirals out of control in hilarious, sexy and occasionally deadly ways.
The Terminator of Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011 by Mendicant Bookworks. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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He's Baaaaack! Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction from Emmy winner Ben Tanzer.
The Stoat
Price: Free! Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Set in England, The Stoat is the story of a young man who joins a karate class for his own reasons. He develops a respect and love for his karate instructor. In the end, he must choose between friendship and revenge. The Stoat placed first in the Fiction Division of an annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition and was published in Story Magazine.