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Drums: a Novel
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Price: Free! Words: 58,150. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Told from a drummer's point of view, Drums: a Novel chronicles a small-time 80s rock band's run at making it big-time. The story moves from San Luis Obispo to Lake Tahoe, where the band chases the ultimate gig. Drums celebrates those musicians who achieve commercial success, as well as the 99.99% who give it their all, only to fall short from attaining mega record deals and glitz-glam fame.
Too Lucky and Other Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,410. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
17 stories about people and life in Paris, Los Angeles, London and elsewhere.
Exile, 1946
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Price: Free! Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Having been exiled from Germany in 1933, Albert Einstein returns secretly after the war to visit his old home in Caputh, Germany. But in the course of the visit, Einstein, despite having bent time and stretched space, finds himself dispossessed of his own identity. In a most extraordinary way he is placed in exile again – but from himself.
The Rock
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2010 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Andrew and Frank used to swim in this lake as kids. Used to reach this island, this particular rock. Used to play a game of “How far down can you go before you have to come up again?” Now Frank is dead and Andy is out in the lake all alone, swimming to the rock.
Feallengod: The Conflict in the Heavenlies
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Price: Free! Words: 100,450. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Domen, cast upon the island Feallengod, schemes against King Ecealdor—unable to vanquish the distant monarch, he sets out to destroy the people the king loves. As the suffering roils, Ecealdor seems disinterested, the tokens of his love becoming hollow idols. Thereby the battle rages, men and women are drawn into choosing sides, and the islanders await some end to the tragedy that engulfs them.
Christmas Stories
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,020. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A collection of heartwarming short stories and poetry that celebrate Christmas and the holiday season. Appropriate for the whole family.
The Other Side
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Price: Free! Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Traveling across London on a bike two weeks after the 7/7 bombings... musing on how life continues regardless of what happens.
The Reticent Storyteller
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Price: Free! Words: 4,200. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Parker Salisbury is dating a girl with the social graces of a cigar store Indian. So why is he giving Lilly an engagement ring later this evening?
Westsiders
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,330. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2010 by Petra Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Finn gives us "real gems" (Darrell Squires, Library Resources Board, Newfoundland) -- sketches from the social fabric and the subtle influence of the American presence in Newfoundland, Canada, in the 1940s and 1950s. Like a ship in the mist there emerges from these ardent, tragicomic lives, a recognition of ourselves. -- * drama * relationships * desire and delusion * --
Stille Nacht
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Christmas—a time of family, tradition, togetherness. But what happens to a single mom when her parents are dead, and her daughters worry that Santa, like Daddy, won’t show up? Is the magic of Christmas an illusion? Or will that magic appear on Christmas morning like all the other gifts of the season? Includes complete bonus story "Canopy."
Hardships
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Price: Free! Words: 480. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A very short story about perspective.
For I Have Seen The Wind
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Price: Free! Words: 520. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A very short story about the inevitability of change.
Briar Rose
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2010 by Green Snake Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
She doesn’t remember falling through the plate glass window. She doesn’t remember anything at all, not even her name. Her only link to the past is the rose tattoo on her backside. And when she finds the tattoo parlor, she's certain she can find the truth again, one tattoo at a time. (This story originally appeared in the highly acclaimed anthology Metahorror, edited by Dennis Etchison.)
The Cry Of Morning Glory
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,610. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Aiko was raped by her classmates and delivered a fatherless baby, but who can’t, for the life of her, recall that her baby died before or after birth. She sows seeds of morning glory on behalf of her boyfriend. As morning glory grows larger, the memory of her dead baby grows worse and starts tormenting her all the more.
The Glassblower's Daughter
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,390. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 7 reviews)
Greta's life is carefree until the abrupt disappearance of her elder sister, and all her courage can't save her from the sinister shadows that engulf her. Even when she finds a way out betrayal and treachery threaten her.
Legal Procedures
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Price: Free! Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Phoebe’s Aunt Janet, who has been married six times, is advising her niece on affairs of the heart. Good Luck Phoebe!
A Land of Ash
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,950. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(4.67 from 6 reviews)
The Yellowstone Caldera has erupted once every 600,000 years. We’re 40,000 years overdue. Lava flows stretch for hundreds of miles. A cloud of ash billows east, burying the Midwest, destroying crops, and falling upon the Pacific Coast like a warm, dead snow. The remnants of the United States flees south as the global temperatures plummet. These are the stories of the survivors.
More Than Kin
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,710. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Walt Johnson has been a rolling stone most of his life, moving from town to town and living on the edge of homelessness. Now he has run out of time as lung cancer has left him only months to live. Walt begins a quest to find the son with whom he lost contact decades earlier. Out of money, he gets a job at a small-town restaurant in an attempt to save enough to buy a bus ticket to find his son.
She's All I Can Think About
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Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A man struggles with his obsession for a new girl at work and wonders the age old question: Why can't obsession be a normal part of love?
The Blooms Between Death And Reincarnation
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,880. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Seiko, the wife of a Zen priest Zendo, had an abortion and asks a medium to tell if she will be blessed with a child again. She feels pity for she still hasn’t held a memorial service for her aborted baby and makes paper strings in preparation for that service. They finally perform memorial services for their baby and other departed souls so all will sleep peacefully in their graves.