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Dead Letters
By Mario Milosevic
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2011 by Green Snake Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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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?
The Woodsman
By RW Holmen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Multi-colored splashes of sugar maple leaves carpet the ground, disturbed only by squirrels scrounging for acorns and the woodsman's autumnal pilgrimage to cut firewood. Many happy days of the old man's life were spent in these hardwood hills, and he journeys here each fall with his memories. Spend a day with him and share his life in a day.
The Leonids
By George Wier
Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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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
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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
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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.
A Car Crash of Sorts
By Frank Marcopolos
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 5,550. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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This story explores the constant rivalry between Intellect and Sexuality. Time, as a relative dimension, is jumbled as a technique to explore this fascinating rivalry in more realistic depth.
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
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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.
Tess and All Kinds
By Elaine Orr
Price: Free! Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Tess lives with Grandma Wilma now. Grandma manages a storage facility, and Tess watches people come and go. She places them in categories, and for a seven-year old she has some insightful thoughts.
Thoughts Left Unsaid
By Alex Exley
Price: Free! Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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David and Phil, friends since college, have recently had rough patches in their marriages, including an affair. Though they’ve never been the type to discuss intimate personal problems, David feels the need to unburden himself to Phil. As they play pool and have a few beers, David recounts recent events in his life while wondering how much, if anything, he should tell his friend.
The Spirit of Harlem
By Felicity Savage
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,030. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Shizuka Nishino, a young Japanese artist, is starving herself in a grotty Harlem apartment. When you've got love, who needs food? In an unwanted intervention, her brother's girlfriend, an American ex-artist, takes matters into her own hands. Her quest to save Shizuka's life brings the conflict between the two women to a head, and reveals the true cost of throwing away your dreams. 72 pages.
The Terminator of Love
By Ben Tanzer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011 by Mendicant Bookworks. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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He's Baaaaack! Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction from Emmy winner Ben Tanzer.
The Stoat
By Inge Moore
Price: Free! Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012. Category: 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.
The Death of Beatrix Potter
By Candyce Byrne
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,420. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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A famous fictional world tumbles toward destruction as its author lies dying. What will happen to the characters never immortalized in a story?
Fight Club (Cities of the Dead)
By William Young
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
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Garth and his friends had escaped to a vacation cabin in the woods after initially failing to halt the onslaught of the undead. They spent the winter honing their skills with swords and are eager to see if they can make a dent in the zombie apocalypse and maybe restart civilization. This is the fourteenth story in the series. A new story releases each week in the first months of 2012.
One
By Cristian Mihai
Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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One is a short story about addictions and the manner in which they break us down.
Jonathan: a proper story involving a black coat, a key, and the ramblings of an insane old man.
By Jake Murphy
Price: Free! Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Can a coat give you the power to influence others? Jonathan finds a key that may have the answer...
The Yellow Umbrella
By Natascha Scrivener
Price: Free! Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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“Depend on the rabbit’s foot if you will, but remember it didn’t work for the rabbit.”
Magtwilla and the Mouse
By Mary E. Lowd
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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A pregnant cat makes a fateful choice to protect her kittens.
Shoes
By JT Pearson
Price: Free! Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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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.
The Descent of the Magyar
By Brian Tomaine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,680. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Ignaze is disaffected, navigating the aftermath of the Prague Spring. A Hungarian abroad during times of great changes and social upheaval,he must withstand his passage through events outside of his control. In the end, he reaches a sort of state of absolute grace, wittingly or otherwise.