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Act of Creation & Other Stories
Price: Free! Words: 7,680. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Food, obsession, heartbreak. Three stories. (These stories first appeared in the literary magazines Quarterly West, Tatlin's Tower and VerbSap.)
Leftover Shorts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,710. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2011 by FOG INK. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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A diverse collection of three short stories written by Amy Neftzger: The Marshmallow War, Peripheral Witches, and Parson's Song.
Aristo's Family
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 85,650. Language: British English. Published: June 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
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As the practices at his father's late-night museum ‘staff meetings’ unfold themselves to Pavlos, the boy is led deeper into a sinister confrontation with what Papa calls his ‘family', but which brings him, through the ancient face-masks and relics, to unquiet souls of Greeks believed to have been thousands of years dead. A strong blend of eeriness, suspense, and an outsider's need to belong.
Homegrown Muse
Price: Free! Words: 99,390. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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In this controversial novel, you'll meet Lyssa Smith, a woman trying to maintain a code of ethics in the cutthroat business of land development. When she stands up to a greedy developer, the truth about her offbeat family comes out, shattering her veneer of normalcy—and her dreams for the future. Her best chance to remake herself lies with Dane Callicott, a man with secrets of his own.
Interpretive Dance at 65 MPH
Price: Free! Words: 19,520. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Hazel Hassenfeffer is faced with a dilemma. The dilemma of her own death. Follow her journey through the afterlife as she tries to deal with her past, her loved ones, the society that raised her, and the terrible novel she wrote.
Momentary Mother
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 53,460. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2011 by Whitepoint Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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Los Angelena Lulu Rosetti, a thirty-three year old word processor and tarot reader, is urgently summoned by her mother to her New Jersey childhood home to help Lulu's only sibling, a younger sister, recover from a vitamin-induced suicide attempt. Over the course of Lulu's one week stay with her too-close family, she's sure that moving to California was the right thing to do.
Short Shorts
Price: Free! Words: 16,730. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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This collection includes four short stories and a series of flash fiction written while the author was on travel. Shot through with magical realism, it is both solemn and vibrant--the long and short of a promising high school author.
The Restoration Man & The Pélissier Scroll
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,860. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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In The Restoration Man one man's obsession with the restoration of a near-mythical car is thrown into sharp perspective following the death of his wife as his life becomes haunted by her echo; in The Pélissier Scroll a man finally unravels the mystery of the ancient scroll that has guided, driven and shaped his life. Two short stories.
The Artistic Life
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011 by Mendicant Bookworks. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction by the incomparable Mark SaFranko.
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 81,040. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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From the emotional story of one family's struggle with rural poverty, pain and loss, the unequal power of beauty, the pits of despair and the longing to escape comes Kane, a beautifully crafted and poignantly told tale of patience and perseverance, of love and understanding and the difficulty of growing up when destitution is knocking on the door.
Low Road to Grace
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,110. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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Car accidents, marital troubles and mildly dark humour - natural bedfellows? After a debilitating car accident, Joe develops an obsession with establishing who is responsible for his injuries. Exactly who should be made accountable when it's not clear who is at fault? A self-absorbed, neurotic ride inside the mind of an average husband and father, full of comic turns and insightful reflection.
End of Summer
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 70,270. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2011 by WordCrafts Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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A young boy. An old man. And a journey of the heart. End of Summer is a poignant, literary novel that explores the mysteries of life, love and death through the eyes of a nine year old boy...interpreted by the man he grew to be.
To Murder My Love Is A Crime!: Stories of Desperate Men
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,950. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Three comic stories by Matthew Asprey. 'Villa des Bijoux' recounts the obsessive hunt for a location used in Alfred Hitchcock’s 'To Catch A Thief' (1955) on the Cote d’Azur. 'Gut Bucket Blues' was originally published in the Australian jazz journal Extempore. 'To Murder My Love Is A Crime!' is a noirish comedy of obsession, frustrated desire, and Mr Donut doughnuts.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,340. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Michael Norton is nearly 40 and obsessing over the past. What starts out as a night of catching-up with his college roommate quickly spirals out of control. Secrets are revealed, militant vegans attack, stoners philosophize about videogames, and Michael will find himself with a pierced college student who will either save him or expose the boiling sea of crazy he’s trying to suppress.
Where the HeArt is
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 54,070. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Will travel fix Ann's broken life? Suddenly bereft of both partner and job, Ann needs to find a new direction. Connecting frayed threads of family and finding herself in what she calls "art events" in America is rewarding, but no preparation for the totally unexpected—in more ways than one—things that happen in London. Ann returns home to New Zealand both shaken and stirred.
Before Dark, and After
Price: Free! Words: 5,480. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Poems that explore the interstice between light and dark, day and night, perhaps even good and evil.
Leo Rache.
Price: Free! Words: 11,560. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Tracing a year in the life of Leo Rache, an aimless shoplifter-turned-poet, and drawn heavily from author Pablo D'Stair's personal experiences, this novella is a blunt, intimate investigation of the minutia that birth one individual's desire to create.
Odd Socks: Go To Sleepy Little Baby
Price: Free! Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Go to Sleepy Little Baby is the second short story in the Odd Socks series of “ePamphlets.” Lilah is what some would generously call, “unbalanced.” She’s reliant on routine and little orange pills to maintain control. Compliance is mandatory and the scales slip precariously when life’s reality interrupts.
Price: Free! Words: 57,480. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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From the strangling of a midwife perceived to be a witch in Scotland in the 1880s to thwarted love and the tragedy of incest in West Virginia during the depression thence to Denver on the eve of the sixties, accurate history is enhanced by elements of magical realism in this tale of five generations that is as ancient as the Greek tragedies and as modern as the daily news.
What Lies Buried
Price: Free! Words: 97,570. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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A story of family secrets and misunderstandings, and the way in which they impact down the generations. Walter Blake's death brings a flood of memories to his two daughters. There is the question of what Walter and his wife buried in the garden. The notion of things being buried is also a metaphor for all kinds of issues including, art fraud, family feuds, and holocaust survival.