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Cuckoo Funeral, Magique, The Odd Job: Three Short Stories by Christina Hyun
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / General(4.50 from 2 reviews)
In "Cuckoo Funeral", a Korean-American teen knows her mother is the keeper of a secret, but she cannot pry it from her. In "Magique", a man wants his wife to partner with him in his greatest dream - to be a full-time magician - but she thinks magic is a stupid hobby. He gives her one last chance to support him. In "The Odd Job", an old man offers a vagrant woman a job scraping paint off his house.
The Night Friends by Jeff Tompkins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,120. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Inspired by a real-life crime that shocked New York City in the late 1990s, "The Night Friends" unfolds in the shadowy netherworld of Central Park after dark. After a chance encounter, a lonely, troubled man becomes friendly with three misfit teenagers who see the park as their refuge—until a series of fraught misunderstandings leads to a nightmarish final scene of hallucinatory intensity.
The Circle Game by Jaye Viner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,600. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
An otherwordly inspirational speaker has life going for him until he encounters his ex girlfriend who makes him melt, literally.
A Vision At Sunrise by W. John Bowen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,550. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
this is the story of a boy coming from meager beginnings who by hard work rises above a life of poverty to become a successful entrepreneur. but along the way he makes some bad choices which come back to haunt him and ultimately destroys his business and his personal life. He decides to end it all one morning at sunrise and he sees in those final moments both the joys and the futility of his life.
Guppy Soup by JT Therrien
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 23,660. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013 by Fine Form Press. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The stories in Guppy Soup explore human nature and how we sometimes simply don't live up to our potential. Guppy Soup reveals us as who we (oftentimes) are: impatient, petty, jealous, flawed creatures who have knee-jerk reactions to the world of appearances; people who fall too far short of achieving a charitable outlook on life and on others to be considered good.
The Taste of Translation by Anne Gambling
Price: Free! Words: 137,550. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: September 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A Muslim princess learns to die to self, a Christian translator learns there are other ways to write, and a secular exile from the Bosnian War learns to open to her past in order to embrace the future. Across a shifting landscape spanning Europe and North Africa, and bridging more than six centuries, their pilgrimages to the centre of being tell a single story – of what it means to love.
Revelations by James Eddy
Series: Diamonds, #9. Price: Free! Words: 3,200. Language: British English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
It begins at a funeral, where the truth is hidden away inside the pages of a book no one was ever meant to read. But these words were never destined to stay silent. They are words with the power to make some sense of a girl’s life and death and reveal secrets that are terrible and beautiful enough to condemn and redeem both the guilty and the innocent.
"Como humo" by
You set the price! Words: 19,180. Language: Spanish. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Alternative history
“Como humo”. Una bonita narración de Fernández R. Para todos los públicos. Usted puede leer “Como humo” (un montón de páginas, y creciendo) gratis o pagando. Retrátese, ¡hombre!, no sea usted envidioso. ¡Caramba!
The Interloper by Isaac Adamson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
The corporate headquarters of Grimley & Dunballer are thrown into turmoil when a homeless man takes up residence outside one of the conference rooms.
We by Michael Landweber
You set the price! Words: 52,570. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
After an accident, 40-year-old Ben regains consciousness in the house he grew up in. Ben has become a psychic hitchhiker in the brain of his younger self, 7-year-old Binky, who is not happy to have him there. It is 3 days before a vicious attack on his sister that will scar Ben’s family forever. Even if Ben can get Binky to say the right words, who will believe a boy can foretell the future?
The Miracle at O'Hare's Pub by James Dargan
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Galway, Ireland. At the wake of a young boy at O'Hare's pub, in walks Sean. Sean has powers, special powers, and he will use them to entertain the family in mourning. And maybe if they're lucky, a bit more besides. A short story of 3,700 words that blends Irish black humour, satire and fantasy to new heights of absurdity.
Portrait of Love Lost and Found in Ukrainian Cornfield by James Dargan
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Sasha and his wife, Tatiana, are enjoying a picnic under the hot summer sun. They are in love – or at least that's what Sasha thinks. With her doubts, Tatiana leaves him and walks into the nearby cornfield, where she seeks some answers to the stagnation in her life. This is a 2,300-word short story.
And Still Your Fingers on Your Lips by Julian Darius
Price: Free! Words: 6,840. Language: American English. Published: August 30, 2013 by Sequart Organization. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Harold Calfe, disgraced Shakespeare professor at Petonga University, dies alone in his office. A young Harold Calfe makes his name. Another Harold meets Chloe, the last love of his life. In this experimental short story, lives intersect across time to form a single tapestry that can only be seen from outside. By Julian Darius. From Martian Lit.
The Years by Alexis Scott
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 141,190. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
Told in the forceful language of Derry’s streets, The Years is a roller coaster ride down forty years of the town’s history. Francie, released from jail after a long sentence, is trying to come to terms with the changes peace has brought, as well as dealing with what he did – and didn’t – do on Bloody Sunday.
Between Uncas and Robin by Daniela Forneris
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,260. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This book questions the mystery of death and life. The protagonist is an octogenarian tired of living because he has been hit hard in his affection sphere in the last segment of his life. His personal existencial instance unfolds in a trip back in memories of his youth. Journey is therefore a symbolic element that permeates the text, be it real or spiritual, virtual or fantastic.
My Night with the President: Based on Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" by Elliott Middleton
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,510. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Larry Quigley tells the story of his own marriage, and that of a woman-taming Aussie, to the President and first lady in this comic novel based on Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew." This adaptation is true to the spirit of Shakespeare's work, bringing Shakespeare's characters into the modern world.
The Affirmations of Supranaturalism by Luke Stuart Star
Price: Free! Words: 530. Language: American English. Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Affirmations of Supranaturalism is a short book of statements that supranaturalists can assert strongly and publicly.
Rūta by Kit Masters
You set the price! Words: 12,480. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
Rūta delves into the conscience of a secondary school teacher, optimistic and enthusiastic at the start of his career. He falls in love with his tutor group, one of whom, Rūta, a new arrival from Lithuania, seems to him a perfect student. He fixates on what she represents, as the reality of modern schools saps his energy and weakens his resolve.