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Joe's Honeymoon, 1947
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Price: Free! Words: 400. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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The blackness resolved into grays, and Frankie was beside her, shoulders slumped, mouth set, like he was recovering from a hit to the gut. In the second in a series of flash fiction inspired by images from the National Archives and Records Administration, honeymooners get an unexpected—and unwelcome—visit from the groom's brother.
El Señor de la Montaña
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 11,690. Language: Spanish. Published: May 1, 2014 by Conrado & Naama Maletá-Sarid. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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El Señor de la Montaña es una colección de textos elaborados durante los últimos 8 años de trabajo de su autor. Uno de los mejores libros en prosa poética jamás escritos en lengua castellana.
Nazar
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2009. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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The award-winning short story by Andrew Kooman, winner of the 2004 Hobson Prize for Fiction. A young Canadian college student tutors Nazar, a refugee from Afghanistan, in English. Unable to communicate with each other beyond basic words and signs, the young man tries to piece together the story of Nazar’s flight from the Taliban, through Pakistan into Canada.
Showdown at SunnyView Playground (a short-short)
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Price: Free! Words: 670. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2010. Category: 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!
Dead Letters
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Price: $0.99 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
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Price: $0.99 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
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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.
The History of Rock and Roll in 99 tweets
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You set the price! Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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A twitter novel. Follow Harry as he rampages through six decades of romance, rock and roll, and mayhem. A story constructed in 99 short chapters, each one 140 characters or less. Harry's story weaves along like a getaway driver from a smash and grab, with the radio blaring. The soundtrack to his life throbs away in the background as you wonder what can possibly happen to Harry next...
Boxes
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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
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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
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Price: $2.00 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 Death of Beatrix Potter
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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)
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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.
Jonathan: a proper story involving a black coat, a key, and the ramblings of an insane old man.
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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
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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.”