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Stories for Airports
You set the price! Words: 29,810. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Going somewhere? Stuck where you are? This book is for you. Stories for Airports is not about airports. It is an album of brief encounters with people who intrigue and appall you, people in the midst of discovering that entire worlds exist within the most inconsequential moments.
Taking Candy from the Devil
Price: Free! Words: 76,360. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Chris Bly, burnt out and broke after an ill-conceived software startup, retreats to his father’s collection of geodesic domes on the western slope of Washington’s Cascades Mountains. Brother Trent is a Hollywood stunt coordinator dabbling in jewel theft. Fake Bigfoot tracks surface and a mysterious stranger arrives to exact revenge. Redemption arrives with romance, a trebuchet and explosions.
Awful, Ohio
Price: Free! Words: 72,740. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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"An intriguing monster." Troy Slushy's exposure to his life-decimating job, depressed wife, and crumbling home encourage his desire for a life in perpetual darkness. It becomes his objective to destroy the bright, menacing beast that removes him from the ecstasy of his dreams, only to expose him to all of these worthless possessions. Troy Slushy declares that his mission is to destroy the sun.
The Rainbow Horizon - A Tale of Goofy Chaos
Price: Free! Words: 125,830. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
This 1980s tale of the Pacific Northwest concerns when friendship isn't a distant machine. It features one central gay male character, searching for his roots. It's also about four 25 to 45 year old geniuses -- one Black, two brown, one white. Racism is blasted soundly, while sexism is promoted. Not the bad kind; the type where you get ahead in life...and not much of anywhere else.
Cycles of Udaipur
You set the price! Words: 96,100. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When young Raj hits a cow with his motorcycle, little does he know that he has started a chain reaction that will obliterate his close-knit group of friends. Mariam is a Muslim artist forbidden to paint Hindu deities. Her paramour Shiv aches to be a politician in a city ruled by gangland overlords. And lovelorn Vansh finds himself sucked into a mystical vortex from which his mind may not recover.
El Aguila
Price: Free! Words: 42,270. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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The cafeteros in Colombia get forced into growing coca after the bottom drops out of the coffee market. The guerrillas get involved and then all hell breaks loose when the military gets wind of it and tries to force them out. It is told from the eyes of a nineteen-year-old girl who hires a coyote to bring her across the Arizona border after her entire town and family are decimated by bloodshed.
Warm Winter's Garden
Price: Free! Words: 112,000. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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A family is an organism. When Bett Koster, mother and grandmother, is diagnosed with breast cancer, she finds she must adapt some and discard other of the rules she has used to live her life for more than sixty years. As Bett makes the changes she needs to be able to fight for her life, her family is forced to change how they think and act toward Bett, each other, and, especially, themselves.
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.
Pedalling Backwards
Price: Free! Words: 57,200. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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On a bleak, muddy island in the Blackwater Estuary, Lizzie struggles to come to terms with the loss of her unborn child and the death of her sister. Trapped in a damp cottage with her ineffectual but well-meaning husband, and her aloof parents, the things that are said and left unsaid on this strained family holiday threaten the complex ties between mothers and fathers and their daughters.
Os Filhos da Revolução
Price: Free! Words: 85,560. Language: Portuguese. Published: April 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Num momento de invulgar consciência política, Júlio Mourão, dramaturgo falhado, escreve uma peça com mensagem e vende-a pela fama e fortuna a que sempre aspirou secretamente. Corroído por um remorso vago, quase nem percebe como uma simples travessia do Rossio o transforma num ícone revolucionário suficientemente vazio de conteúdo para inspirar multidões.
Long Road to California
Price: Free! Words: 43,490. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Caleb and Nina Byrnes, long married and struggling financially, travel from Texas to California, following the route Caleb's grandmother took when her family migrated from the Dust Bowl. As Nina chronicles the journey, they discover a secret in Grandma's past. Learning about Vera's hardships offers perspective into their own lives. And tracking down old friends may help Vera in her waning years.
The Wide Night Sky
Price: Free! Words: 81,020. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
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Leland Littlefield thinks he has a happy family. But the cracks are beginning to show. His wife is drifting away and his children are busy handling their own victories and disasters. Leland has always considered himself bisexual, but he has never acted on his attraction to men—that is, until a spontaneous kiss brings to light many of his deepest fears and desires.
Ensemble
Price: Free! Words: 68,380. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Thirteen short stories, comprising Mummified Couple Found in Peatbog, Wordblind,Mona and the Witchdoctor, After Ovid,Frog Baby,The Last Day of June (The Old Ones,Quintana Roo,from Impossible Musics I: The Omniphonium, Kisses, A Fever of Unknown Origin, Lazarus Risen, Game Over,and The Flight.
The Excess Road
Price: Free! Words: 88,630. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
In The Excess Road paths to wisdom diverge on the campus of Wessex College where you can find a good education and good party but you can also lose your mind like Joaquin Chandler.
The Pearl Harbor That Didn't Happen
Price: Free! Words: 22,780. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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This collection of short stories is set in Hawai'i and each reveals the Islands at a particular time in the Twentieth Century as they grew out of the near slavery of the plantations and into the rich multicultural society they are today. Some of the stories are not pretty, some are picturesque, some are contemporary and too true for comfort. The author has been monitoring Hawaiian life since 1952.
Austin Nights
Price: Free! Words: 61,660. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Bridget had a fierce desire for survival which made her a fighter. Michael had a hankering after immortality which made him a dreamer. And that was the great difference between these two Austin transplants who loved each other so well.
Heads Up
Price: Free! Words: 21,200. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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The first e-publication of The Royalties, a collective of Australian writers who have come together to create new models of publishing for writers worldwide.
The Last Three
Price: Free! Words: 23,690. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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"'Just three more stops,' I thought to myself. I gripped my knife, the handle digging into my flesh. I closed my eyes and tried to think of Eris." A descent down the path of self-destruction, does salvation lie around the corner or is it merely an illusion? The Last Three is a captivating story of a lost soul on the streets of a modern dystopia.
Clarity
Price: Free! Words: 65,440. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Clarissa Farrell awakens one morning with the certain knowledge that a friend has died. Coincidental dream or precognition? Investigating the phenomena leads to recognizing more of her own uncanny perceptions. But when an interested reporter turns out to have fraudulent motives, she is left to question all of her new found abilities.
firstwriter.com First Short Story Anthology
Price: Free! Words: 24,970. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012 by JP&A Dyson. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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The winner and ten special commendations from the firstwriter.com First International Short Story Contest, which ran from 2004 to 2005.

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