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Sight Unseen: A Short Story
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 5,600. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Maxwell's wife gets corrective laser surgery, things get complicated. "Sight Unseen" is a 5,300-word short story by M. Allen Cunningham, author of the novel The Green Age of Asher Witherow, the novel Lost Son, and the illustrated limited-edition story collection Date of Disappearance.
Chancy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,690. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012 by Float Street Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
The origins of a modern Flying Dutchman, trying to sail round the world, his adventure interrupted by his own success as a businessman. He learns that following your dreams isn't as easy as you'd like, and even when you do, dreams can be a tricky things. Beautifully illustrated with photos by Tom Tsui.
The Alien's Luggage
Series: Short stories, Book 13. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story about unfulfilled expectations. Two cousins think they hit the jackpot when they run into a crashed UFO, only to find out that what they though was their ticket to fame and riches is just another of life's disappointments.
The Door to Freedom
Price: $1.57 USD. Words: 52,400. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Steeped in his own brand of disquieting melancholy, Curtis Ackie’s surreal debut maps Eilian’s unsettling journey through the mind of his obsessive lover.
The Giftie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,200. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In his mid-forties, a great man’s protégée, Chief Executive Chauncey Applegate senses an impending crisis of identity. When his firm falls to the venal Krieg Corporation, he bolts to the sanctuary of a run-down farm in order to re-engineer his life. But corporate politics dog him in exile and Chauncey is driven into a personal wilderness from which the only escape is locked in the past
I Can Show You the World and other stories
Price: Free! Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
A collection of award-winning flash-fictions gathered together from the competitions run to celebrate National Flash-Fiction Day 2012. 25 wonderful stories from Tania Hershman, J Adamthwaite, Angela Readman, Martha Williams, David Hartley, Chris Bridges and more. We have crime, we have fairy stories, we have happy, sad, emotional and funny. What more could you want?
Road Hazards
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
"We'll spend five minutes talking with some people, go from one station to the next with others, live two or three years, or even twenty, with others still. At bottom, though, we do nothing but run into each other (how long doesn't matter), run into each other and always by chance. And always part company."
Triple Vision
Price: Free! Words: 41,120. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Triple Vision is the perfect title for this collection. The author sees life through the eyes of a philosopher, a painter, a poet... these stories will challenge you intellectually, stimulate you emotionally and delight all your senses.
September Twitter Songs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 760. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Literature » Literary
September Twitter Songs consists of 30 original poems first published on Twitter. These poems are short poems that pack a lot of punch.
Origami
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 990. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
What do you do when your diary is filled with tales of heartbreak? Tear it up to make origami, of course! WARNING. This is a short fiction of 1000 words about four pages of reading.
To Whom It May Concern
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,660. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Spontaneous human combustion and the idea that it passes from generation to generation has long fascinated me, as has magic and the supernatural. In a coal-blackened back shed, when I was six or seven, I saw a girl of about twelve do simple magic, passing her hand through a candle's flame and having her pet crow do tricks. Later, these elements came together and I wrote “To Whom it May Concern.”
Midnight's Tale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,110. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
He's faced hordes of screaming children intent upon his destruction. He's endured close confinement with a hostile camel. He even narrowly averted being the star attraction in a Satanic ritual sacrifice. Yet, despite handling these crises with aplomb, poor Midnight is ill-prepared for his latest, greatest adventure: a perilous foray into the affairs of the heart.
Quick Reads: The Librarian's Tale
Price: Free! Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A fortuitous discovery in the library solves a longstanding small town mystery.
Turbulence
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Every frequent flyer shares a nightmare—trapped inside a plane in trouble. The key? Don’t think about it. Until you sit next to the wrong woman on the wrong flight on the wrong day…
A Blossom Falls
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by Fiero Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Inspirational
“A blossom detached and flew higher in the wind. Then it spun further from the tree and began to fall. Ennis saw it, dropped his hand weeder, and began to run. Why he ran for the blossom, he couldn’t have said. Only that the sudden tug in his heart was so strong he could do nothing else.” So begins a short and powerful meditation on life by the author of "Toy Car Dialectic" and others.
A Sad, Sad Symphony
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
(3.50 from 4 reviews)
Francisc Goyer is obsessed with the idea of creating a masterpiece - a symphony that will grant him immortality. He's struggling to find meaning and direction, to find that elusive higher purpose he feels he's destined for.
Quarrelsome Fools
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012 by Twin Trinity Media (TTM). Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Sometimes in life, the little things get in the way of the things that should really matter. This is the story of what can happen when the little things become too important in a person's life.
Hospital Story
Series: All Earnest Long's Fiction, Book 1 ยท Are You a Mouse or a Man? People with Problems., Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 21,410. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Hospital story is about the tragedy of wasting time and wasting your life doing nothing much. The book is set in a mental hospital where nothing much happens. And the doctors and nurses are not bothered about discharging the patients. Can someone find a second wind? This book is about hope.
From Lookout
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Short Fiction. In this oblique psychological study, a woman contemplates her ruined life somewhere in the mountains of Appalachia. Fragmented thoughts bring a contemporary rhythm to her narrative voice (at once stark and lyrical) as she leaves home, making her way toward an altogether darker place.
Life Cycles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,320. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Collected mainstream short stories, 1999-2011. Tilting at windmills in the twenty-first century. A dying woman's surprising final wish. The unlikely connections between a Manchester woman and a 17th century Renaissance man. A chance encounter on a motorway. A woman allergic to the modern world.