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Honor Bet
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011 by Heart Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A short story by women's fiction bestselling author Sonia Rumzi. At the age of eight, she was promised to him, at the age of twelve, they married. But a family secret revealed could upset the happy life. What is the truth? A story of unfairness, oppression and final joy.
Bird
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A man in a mental hospital finds solace in music.
Rod and Staff: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
After the death of his estranged, teenage son, a man returns to the mountain stream of his beloved Wyoming to reconcile with a God he has long since forsaken. This is a story of staggering loss---of the guilt, anguish, and disbelief a parent feels when a wedge is driven between them and their son or daughter. It is a story of the irrevocable profoundness of loss when a child dies.
A Novel Approach to Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,350. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
For those who are interested in Shakespeare, but are intimidated by it, I have worked to make his Much Ado About Nothing more understandable. I have taken most of the original dialogue and tried to add just enough scene and character identification to make the play make sense. For Shakespeare novices, I hope you enjoy this novel look at one of my favorite Shakespeare comedies!
Requiem for Locusts
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,070. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A mentally-ill young woman wanders through the backyards of her neighborhood, inadvertently opening up its inner sanctums. This story is about neighbors forced to confront the chaos in their own lives, prompted by the psychological chaos of one of their own. It is Frost’s "good fences make good neighbors" adage transformed into "good fences mask the inevitable connections all neighbors have."
Kiss Me, Genius Boy (No More Dreams #1)
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Series: No More Dreams, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 51,470. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011 by Nameless Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Joshua Rivers was born to expect great things. A former child prodigy and the son of a lottery winner, he also believes himself blessed with a vision of his perfect destiny and his perfect love. Now in his early twenties, he waits for the moment, and the girl, that will show him his time has finally arrived. And when it does, he resolves to take what is his, whatever it costs him or anyone.
The Recent 86 Tram Disaster as Outlined in a Series of Ten Character Studies
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Price: Free! Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
What caused the recent explosion on the 86 tram? Who were the people who witnessed the event? And how does the omniscient viewpoint of a narrator affect the lives of those characters it describes? A short story about intersecting lives and the expectations of narrative.
I Cannot Protect Her, Ever Again
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Price: Free! Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is not a happy, feel-good message of American solidarity. This is a deeply thought out, painful journey through an author's mind and heart. We write stories that are meant to frighten people... when the Twin Towers fell, when 9/11 became a "thing" and not just another day on the calendar, all of those make-believe monsters lost their steam.
The Stoplight
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 820. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 1 review)
Early one morning, a driver encounters a mysterious obstacle. Will this light ever change? A short short story.
Homer's Odyssey: A Retelling in Prose
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,990. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a retelling of Homer's "Odyssey" in novel form. After leaving Troy, Odyssey spent ten years wandering around the Mediterranean. When he finally returned home to the island of Ithaca, he discovered many suitors trying to marry his wife because they thought that he was dead. Odysseus must reestablish himself as king of Ithaca or be a beggar for the rest of his life.
Kane
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Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 81,040. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
From the emotional story of one family's struggle with rural poverty, pain and loss, the unequal power of beauty, the pits of despair and the longing to escape comes Kane, a beautifully crafted and poignantly told tale of patience and perseverance, of love and understanding and the difficulty of growing up when destitution is knocking on the door.
The Wake-Up Call
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,760. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
On the surface he has it all: the women, the career, and the Central Park view penthouse, but behind his well-groomed and chiseled facade he has nothing. At least this is what he's about to realize. Find out how Jack gets his life-changing wake-up call in this fast-paced, heartfelt and funny novel about soul-searching, friendship, and love.
Hieronymus Bosch's American Landscape
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Price: Free! Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Bethany Glaspell approached the first-ever meeting with Great-uncle Vern, a man who returned from the jungles of Vietnam with a Hmong bride and warped personality, much as a cat burglar might plan his next heist, telling no one, neither friend nor family, her intentions.
Dark That Day, After All
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Price: Free! Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
Excerpted from the anthology NIGHTS GONE BY by #1 Kindle Suspense author Jason McIntyre. On this day, elderly Jarvis Schloss unburdens his soul to another elderly park dweller as they sit on his favorite park bench. In the tradition of Rod Serling, this eerie tale begins as the two each reflect on the primes of their lives and uncover something even darker than the sky overhead.
The Immigrant and the Lady
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Two fictionalized tales of a Vietnamese immigrant struggling for freedom.
Harmless
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Price: Free! Words: 18,000. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Gravity REVOLTS against mankind! A CHICKEN comes home to roost... with a VENGEANCE! Ahab haunts the HIGH seas of MODERNITY! Discover the HORRORS of ACTUARIAL SCIENCE and the tattered SHREDS of ancient SECRETS! Thrill to the ghosts, mad cows and coffee fueled HALLUCINATIONS!
The Broken Triangle
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,270. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2011 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
"I desire a lot of women, almost all of them, really. It’s my way of hating them, because they give me reason to. They won’t have anything to do with me."
Alexander Murphy's Home for Wayward Celebrities
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,680. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Lucy Faas was lonely, though she didn’t realize it before coming to stay at Alexander Murphy’s Montecito home. Her only intention leaving her hermitage was for a fresh place where she could begin the comeback of her abandoned music career. She never expected that she would be joining an informal family of celebrities hiding from the world, or how the home would change everything.
The Artistic Life
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011 by Mendicant Bookworks. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction by the incomparable Mark SaFranko.
Mystery Gottheim
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Series: THE GOD'S CYCLE, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,260. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
—Mystery Gottheim— is the fourth book of The God's Cycle, in which the Gothic New England landscape comes alive in its original hold upon the yankee imagination. Whether it's the man-dog apparition, a visitation of mythic Forest Folk, or the strange case of loose bones in a deserted graveyard, the woods are alive with both fancy and reality for characters we've come to know.