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Raisinheart
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Price: Free! Words: 16,620. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Three stories of a lonely youth. Jimmy Kruzel's bad luck is that his worst enemies are always his best friends, or is it the other way around, and that sometimes his darkest hours seem to come right after the dawn. In tales more bitter than sweet, Jimmy finds that you can attract more flies with honey than you can with vinegar, but really, who wants to attract flies anyway?
White Pine
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Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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As his world and plans disintegrate, will the north woods be enough to heal one man’s pain? A short-short story of the future, past, and present.
Two Pockets
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Price: Free! Words: 7,420. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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According to Hasidic tradition, everyone must have two pockets, so they can reach into the one or the other, according to need. In the right pocket are to be the words: ‘For my sake was the world created,’ and in the left: ‘I am dust and ashes.’
Caring for the Elderly
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Hun is ninety-some-odd years old and at the mercy of a bitter, controlling black woman hired by the family to keep their beloved relative at home till she dies. When Hun's two grand-nieces show up one fall morning for a visit, the caregiver cranks her meanness up a notch. She gets them told! Hun cries...
Tables of Joy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,970. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Thanksgiving: A time for thanks. A time for joy. A time for laughter. But not at the Flynn table. There's a sibling rivalry, disappointment and heartbreak, and the love that brings the family together year after year. Told from the perspective of those invited, this novel follows two families who gather round a table and fake the thanks.
Nothing as Whole as a Broken Heart
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Price: Free! Words: 5,680. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Jerome Spellman, the simple schizophrenic in Grace’s eleventh grade class, acts like an extra in a B-rated horror flick - Night of the Living Dead. Grace prays for a miracle, while Dr. Rosen, the school psychologist counsels, “Think positive but plan for the worse.”
Variety of Shorts: Collection of 'Short' Works
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Price: Free! Words: 15,280. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Collection of microfiction writing, NOW COMPLETE!! Descriptive scenes, comedic moments, heartbreak, and friendship stories will make you laugh, cry and wonder. At less than 500 words each, this collection is a quick read. Perfect for break rooms, bathrooms, or those days when a sudden rain storm causes a 15 minute power outage!
You Are Free
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Price: Free! Words: 47,960. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Someone once told me that the difference between a fairy tale and a sea story was that a fairy tale begins “once upon a time…” and a sea story begins “no shit…”
Notes from Nadir
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,190. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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A California writer returns to her Midwestern home due to financial difficulties. Moving in with Mom, she lands a job at an online auction site. She deals with wacky coworkers, unsympathetic relatives, health issues and the struggle with being in Nadir--the place and the state of mind.
Where the Rain Gets In
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,440. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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"Exceptionally well-written." (Martina Devlin, Irish Daily Star). Katie, a successful investment banker and media commentator, self-harms each morning before work. Nice Guy Mike - the only man she ever allowed get close to her - steps out of her past and back into her life, unearthing secrets and memories that long lay buried in the Arizona desert. The price we pay for the life we make.
Simple Things
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Price: Free! Words: 4,760. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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A cozy bumpkin comforter. A reformed prostitute returns to her hometown roots of dusty roads and catapulted pumpkins, and finds the courage to believe in goodness. Story # 2 in the Cozy Bumpkin series.
Morphine
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Price: Free! Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Scout is a college student so bored with his home state that he creates a secret life to make his days seem less ordinary. His personal adventure keeps Scout entertained until he meets a woman named Morphine whose secret, unlike his, is very real.
Gordy
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Price: Free! Words: 9,900. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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A bully named Marjean, a mangy dog named Donut, and southern Georgia in August. 9-year old Gordy will need all of these to overcome the life-changing moment headed his way. A touching story of one boy’s tragic loss and his journey to understanding it. Gordy is a short story totaling 5000 words.
Caged
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Price: Free! Words: 3,930. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Jared thinks life in his big cat refuge is perfect. Surrounded by tigers, lions, leopards, and cougars, Jared has moved easily from life as a college baseball star. Sultan, his favorite tiger, is healthy and happy; his wife Julianna is the same. Or so he thinks. When Jared suspects that Julianna is getting a little too close to the refuge volunteers, he faces a tough choice.
Failure to Launch
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Price: Free! Words: 3,010. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Fred Linden, who just celebrated his silver wedding anniversary, is fixing his daughter, Alison, up on a blind date. The meddlesome hospital administrator won't settle for anything less than wedding bells and rice.
Why Won't You Love Me?!
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,450. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Pete Nicely has been waiting for a student like Charlie Novela. Charlie reads for pleasure, brushes off bullies and likes dumb jokes. But in the aftermath of Columbine, Charlie goes too far. “If things get bad,” Charlie says, “I’ll put on a trench coat and take care of things.” Now Pete has two choices. He can report Charlie or he can help the kid himself. But he has to do something.
The Danger and The Enemy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,670. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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The Danger: Three men exposed to radiation in a nuclear accident are hospitalized in isolation because they are dangerous to others. Sick and delusional, two make a daring escape only to suffer slow degeneration in the every-day world. The Enemy: Belgian villagers are caught between lines in WWII. A boy comes of age in chaos, fear, and poignant irony.
The Final Christmas
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Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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A short story that goes with Bem Le Hunte's bestselling novel, 'The Seduction of Silence.'
Bad Almond: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Food triggers memories. The narrator experiences visions of nirvana and dead relatives in this richly descriptive moment in time.
The Stoplight
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 820. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Early one morning, a driver, an empty street and a stop light. A short short story.