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Turbulence by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
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 by Terry Hayman
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 by Cristian Mihai
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 by Melinda Todd
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 by Earnest Long
Series: All Earnest Long's Fiction, Book 1 · 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 by Amanda McTigue
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 by Simon Kewin
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.
August Twitpoems by Allen Taylor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In August 2009 I published one Twitter poem per day (except one) for an entire month. Sorry, I forgot that day. Still, as a part of a six-month long Twitter poems experiment, August Twitpoems rock harder and louder than all the rest. Even in their quiet humility.
Wedding Song by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Failed composer Maestro Romão, ill, is seeking desperately to complete a piece of music he had abandoned in 1779, shortly after his marriage. In this brief and moving tale by the Brazilian master Machado de Assis, one of his finest, the frustrated artist Romão struggles momentarily against the oblivion that, he now sees, will be his lot.
What Beauty by Mark Beyer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 182,260. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological(5.00 from 1 review)
How might the Olympian Gods we know from reading change if we were to allow our imaginations to see their true ages? Time changes all people — even gods — and when their day-to-day mischievous lives no longer play a role in human affairs, what then do they become? New York sculptor Minus Orth has an idea. He'll explain this all, and give our imaginations the figures to uphold.
The Gold Watch by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Luís Negreiros returns home from the office one evening, he finds a fine watch and chain on a table in his bedroom. The watch isn't his and can't be his young and beautiful wife Clarinha's, either. Whose is it then? Luís Negreiros's suspicions are immediately aroused.
Significado cero by Irene Rodríguez Aseijas
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 38,830. Language: Spanish. Published: May 11, 2012 by Literaturas Comunicacion SL. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(3.00 from 1 review)
“Significado cero” es una excelente crónica de la llegada, siempre súbita, a la edad adulta, narrada se diría que de primera mano por una testigo presencial, con los últimos restos de esa ingenuidad y esa sensibilidad que poco a poco se irá diluyendo. Una novela con la que el lector se sentirá identificado en muchas de sus páginas.
Fossiloctopus by Forrest Aguirre
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,980. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A strange and unsettling collection of short fiction from World Fantasy Award-winning editor and author Forrest Aguirre. Explore this bizzare cabinet of curiosities culled from the pages of such places as 3rd Bed, Gargoyle, American Letters & Commentary, Diagram, Exquisite Corpse, and others. Open the door to a museum of surreal curiosities and stare into the eyes of the Fossiloctopus!
Twitpoems by Allen Taylor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 840. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Literature » Literary
30 poems published over the course of one month, one poem per day for 30 days. Each poem consists of 140 characters or less and ranging from the profound to the absurd. Silly, witty, thoughtful, and poetic. Each poem is its own gem.