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Why Waste English Setters on Dog Shows?
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Price: Free! Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
On the fine art of sowing chaos in public places, with the assistance of undisciplined dogs.
Seven Stories About Working in a Bookstore
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Price: Free! Words: 16,190. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Memoir based fiction of a young man's days of petty theft at a strip-mall bookstore.
Forgotten Forest of the Innocent
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
I wrote this short story while in college as an English Undergrad, as a way to escape from the drudgery of research papers and text books. I had an idea: what if the world of fantasy and reality were to intersect? What if, say, a fairy found a telephone ringing in the forest? What would technology mean to the people who populated the fantasy world? Voila: Forgotten Forest of the Innocent was born.
The Danger and The Enemy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,670. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 1 review)
The Danger: Three men exposed to radiation in a nuclear accident are hospitalized in isolation because they are dangerous to others. Sick and delusional, two make a daring escape only to suffer slow degeneration in the every-day world. The Enemy: Belgian villagers are caught between lines in WWII. A boy comes of age in chaos, fear, and poignant irony.
Repatriation
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Repatriation is a short story about an oil refinary worker, who had to leave his long term girlfriend behind. When civil war broke out in Yemen it was a decision that made or broke their relationship.
Peaches [a short story]
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,940. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Henry and Marianne met over sub sandwiches, just a chance encounter between two strangers waiting in line. They ate lunch together, just the two of them and Marianne's dog, Peaches. But life is never as simple for people as it is for dogs, not when strangers discover what they really want from one another. Kris Sparks is an award-winning author of mystery, suspense, and literary fiction.
Animal Instinct
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,840. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A young woman lands her "dream" job in the animal rights movement to find her boss a tyrant and the movement fractured in this fictional expose. "Her fast-paced book will keep you turning pages." - Jim Motavalli, E: The Environmental Magazine. "A must read," - Frank and Mary Hoffman, All-Creatures.com "I would sum this book up as 'The Devil Wears Prada for Vegans." - Beforewisdom
Conquered People
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Price: Free! Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
It's like watching your neighbors fight. An unemployed man tries to adjust to being a house husband and watches as his breadwinner wife starts to make all the decisions. What happens when a man loses his masculinity? Droplets of blood bloomed on my thumb. A small spot of flesh had ripped off and the fresh white meat stung whenever I quit sucking on it. I scooted myself out from under...
Throne
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Price: Free! Words: 13,220. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen. Yet people continue to flock to physical manifestations whenever they are said to appear, hoping they will see in it a proof of their faith. In the case of the man in the story, who has brought home an artifact from the Holy Land, it carries a bigger hope: of life itself.
Time Flies At Elsinore
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,130. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
On a dark night, in the deepest recesses of the castle, a prince plots his long awaited revenge....Or does he? Includes bonus story: "A Question of Authorship."
Attraction and Repulsion
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 116,340. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The setting is Paris. The agenda is merrymaking. The unexpected is two people falling in love and fighting for the right to love, as an ex-friend of the woman becomes insanely jealous, and clinically insane, and does his best to keep them apart. A love and adventure story--with a large cast of colorful characters--that takes place in the parks, cemeteries, streets, and on the rooftops of Paris.
Die, Santa, Die
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Although descriptive and left with a tangle of not so nice emails, "Die, Santa, Die" was written not in Ruth's normal stand point ~ true to fiction. A first place short story, this heavy duty oh so real story left us with spine chilling effects to last a long time.
Dead Man Talking
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,080. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Ireland in the early 80's. No civil divorce. No exit. Cul-de-sac. No way out of a broken marriage... Shock. Aftershock. Wave after wave... As he comes to realise that his wife has gone, gone for good, he begins to talk - to himself, to his nine-years-old daughter, to a "local in his local," to a parish sage, to a solicitor/lawyer, to his Boss at work, to clerics, to a psychiatrist...
Evolution
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Price: Free! Words: 14,940. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A compact compilation of stories by author/artist/non-conformist, Jess C Scott. Evolution showcases Jess’s penchant for working in various genres and formats--read with caution.
Leftover Shorts
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,710. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2011 by FOG INK. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
A diverse collection of three short stories written by Amy Neftzger: The Marshmallow War, Peripheral Witches, and Parson's Song.
The Swan
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 3,820. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A forty-something single woman's desire to meet her soul-mate, and her subsequent encounter with a magical "other" who proves to be both everything and nothing she had ever imagined. Taking place in modern-era San Francisco.
Manhattan Sharks
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 72,930. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A satire of corporate culture, job-hunting, and America's obsession with status and career success. In the tradition of Bonfire of the Vanities, Clockwatchers, Dilbert, and The Office.
Act of Creation & Other Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 7,700. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.00 from 1 review)
Food, obsession, heartbreak. Three stories. (These stories first appeared in the literary magazines Quarterly West, Tatlin's Tower and VerbSap.)
An Animal's Guide to Earthly Salvation
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,700. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011 by Vagabondage Press LLC. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Jeffrey Rawlings has decided to take a break from graduate studies and instead pulls nightshift at the animal while studying the modern philosophers - "from Kierkegaard to Marx" - to no avail: wounded animals hound his existence.
Jenny I Hardly Knew You
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,420. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Dad in Dublin takes a call from daughter in London triggering in him a chain reaction: he recalls her childhood, adolescence, young womanhood... their relationship over the years. A love story, then, of a different kind. Dad Jenny. Any Dad, any daughter. Any where, any time... "But for all our rows and fallings-out, I love you, Dad. No matter what. And always will..."