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The Snake-Bearer by Peter Schnake
Series: Helium Quest. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,920. Language: American English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Gathering begins like all others. The Healer claims unnatural powers and uses poor Latin. But the snake-bearer is new to brothers Mark and Orin. As the snake-bearer’s role becomes clear, Mark is scandalized. The prices the Healer demands are too high. And the outcomes, questionable. “He’s just another fraud,” Mark says. So then, why does Mark feel the Healer rummaging around in his head?
Boys by Scott Semegran
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,420. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
These are the stories of three boys living in Texas: one growing up, one dreaming, and one fighting to stay alive in the face of destitution. There is second-grader William, 15-year-old Sam, and 21-year-old Seff, all trying to make their way on their own terms. These stories are told with heart, humor, and an uncompromising look at what it meant to grow up in Texas during the 80s and 90s.
A Leitora by Renato Carreira
Price: Free! Words: 5,010. Language: Portuguese. Published: July 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Uma mulher compra livros. Uma mulher lê livros. Às vezes. Nem sempre. Uma mulher vai acumulando livros que não tem tempo de ler. Uma mulher é feliz assim. Às vezes. Nem sempre.
Family Tree: Stories of Love Beyond the Grave by Raymond Nickford
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,580. Language: British English. Published: July 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Inspirational
A collection of stories which, though they involve loss within family and in relationships, nevertheless get inside the characters who are left behind and reveal, through fiction, how hurt and the longing for those lost can find resolution - where it may not be expected...
Goodbye: a short story compilation by M. Demetrice
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,080. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mashups, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In Goodbye Grandae Coop, a remorseful man must give a final goodbye to his recently departed grandfather. Iron & Metal introduces Karla whose husband is snatched from her life just after bidding goodbye. Finally in He Fell UP, a mother, faced with her husband’s truth about her autistic daughter, must accept a life changing farewell.
Mother of the Groom by Augusta Trobaugh
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
"A son is a son until he takes him a wife," the old adage says, and Winifred, unwilling to give up her precious son at all, goes to outrageous means for preventing his wedding. A new short story from the acclaimed Southern author of Gifts, Flood! and Jesus Is Already Here.
The Wooden Chair by Rayne E. Golay
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,810. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Winner of the Royal Palm Award! As a child, Leini stands ready to do anything to win her mother Mira’s love. This effort costs her the sight in one eye and as a result, causes her to endure bullying from kids her own age. As a teenager, with her Grandpa’s help, she undergoes one more surgery to straighten her eye, but the psychological scar of the events of her childhood remain.
Nothing is Everything by Stephen Leatherdale
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,470. Language: British English. Published: July 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Darren Milton thinks he has everything but, when he loses it, he discovers that he didn't have anything at all. He then embarks on a series of encounters and adventures in order to reclaim what he thought was already his. During the course of these events, he meets characters ranging from a Duchess to Britain's most daring entrepreneur.
Zabłąkania by Hjalmar Söderberg
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,120. Language: Polish. Published: July 26, 2015 by Paweł Pollak. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Debiutancki utwór klasyka literatury szwedzkiej w przekładzie Pawła Pollaka. Opowieść o lekkomyślnym młodzieńcu, którego bardziej interesują flirty i rozrywka niż praca i nauka, w pięknej scenerii XIX-wiecznego Sztokholmu.
The End of her Time by Inge Moore
Price: Free! Words: 9,680. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Sophie's sixty-seventh birthday brings back memories of the old days: her wonderful past with her husband and prize-winning horses. But all that's changed now, and this birthday begins a new phase of her life -- or is it the end? This book includes a sneak preview of the novel, Racing on a Wire.
Unforseen Times by Laurel Decher
Price: Free! Words: 3,740. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Christian » Short stories
Short fiction: A childhood friend sweetens the life of a crusty Vermont snowplow operator after his mother's death.
The Last AIDS Patient by Kendall Morgan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2015 by Tulabella Ruby Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Decades ago, a young man ran away from his family’s rural estate to the big city to find love and come out as gay. He returns years later to older relatives who are scared of him and one young nephew who wants to hear his story of love, lust, grief and loss and what it means to be a sole survivor in a land that has eradicated HIV and AIDS.
Queen of the Jews by NL Herzenberg
Price: Free! Words: 107,090. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2015 by Philistine Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In contemporary New York City, a Jewish woman falls in love with a Palestinian wall painter who has been charged with killing her. Galia, a Russian Jew living in New York, has no idea that the man she’s drawn to, Alejandro (not his real name), isn’t Mexican at all, but is actually a Palestinian who carries out the wishes of his Mastermind, ostensibly a college professor.
Transcending Limbo by C. E. Rowland
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,380. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
In the moments after Eva Turner's death, she finds herself standing in an endless hallway lined with unmarked doors. The only introduction to the afterlife is a placard reading, TELL YOUR STORY. KNOW YOURSELF. And with those instructions, Eva sets about understanding where she is and defining her own story.
Standing on the Promises by Augusta Trobaugh
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
When Elderly Miss Allie sees her new great-grandbaby for the first time, she discovers a shocking truth about her own past, a truth that causes Miss Allie to sneak away into the woods with the baby -- who, in Miss Allie's memory-addled mind, is only a heavy doll, one she can carry no longer. A short story.
Lily the Luddite by Lilian Simmonds
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Literature » Literary
For almost seven decades, ten ladies have met for lunch on May 8, to celebrate their friendship and shared history. Over the last few years the annual lunch has been fractured and interrupted, and Lily is convinced that modern technology is to blame. But “Lily the Luddite” as her friends call her, comes to recognize that we have to embrace the time were living in, before we can dial up the past.
Mariah's Dream - The Vortex of Éire, Book 1 by Grace Bridges
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,400. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015 by Splashdown Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The green has gone from Mariah's Ireland. Every garden and field that was once lush with crops is now lifeless muck. And yet Mariah holds one seed...the seed of hope. Together with Liam, her staunchest supporter, Naomi the biologist, Deborah, whose son sold out to the Senate, and Peter the farm boy, she sets out to make Ireland green again. That is Mariah's hope. It is Mariah's dream.