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The Donation by Dale Hartley Emery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2015 by Driscoll Brook Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
On a busy street corner in the searing heat of a Sacramento July afternoon, homeless veteran Gene Garron makes a seemingly simple promise in exchange for a donation beyond his wildest dreams. But a large sum of money attracts a great deal of attention. The wrong kind of attention. Attention that can make even the simplest promise hard to keep. A short story from Dale Hartley Emery.
Nashville: The Mood (Part 3) by Donald H. Carpenter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,490. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Is Nashville simply Music City? The capital of Tennessee? A state of mind? A dreamlike landscape? A world of happiness, ordinariness, hypocrisy, vicious gossip, and political skulduggery? Where politics, religion, sex, and crime cross paths in such a way as to be almost indistinguishable? Enter a world of uninspiring public officials, soulful prostitutes, and tormented preachers.
Two to Say Thank You by Ekta R. Garg
Price: Free! Words: 8,390. Language: American English. Published: August 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In this free bonus ebook from Prairie Sky Publishing, author Ekta R. Garg introduces readers to the concept behind Stories in Pairs. Readers will find a pair of short stories, each independent of one another and yet sharing a link. What is that link? Readers will need to download the book to find out. Then read all of the Stories in Pairs books available from Prairie Sky Publishing!
SLOw Me Down by Al Dente
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Two artists arrive on the sleepy central coast of California and quickly realize that it is worlds away from the vibrant L.A. underground arts scene that they had recently left behind. So they set about digging into their new locale, determined to uncover other culturally marooned souls like themselves, and create a new artistic community.
Lady Linguist by John Walters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,890. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
After a near break-in at her apartment, a young Greek woman reassesses her life. She starts a blog under the alter-ego of Lady Linguist. As she ventures forth into the new and strange cyber-world, she finds herself confronted with the real-life decision of either huddling within the safe strictures of her culture, or stepping out into the unknown.
All Neon Like Love by Dan Gennoe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,820. Language: British English. Published: August 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Set in London and Paris, Dan Gennoe’s debut is a dark dream of a novel, a sensual meditation on loneliness in the city and the grey area between love and obsession.
The Snake-Bearer by Peter Schnake
Series: Helium Quest. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,920. Language: American English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Gathering begins like all others. The Healer claims unnatural powers and uses poor Latin. But the snake-bearer is new to brothers Mark and Orin. As the snake-bearer’s role becomes clear, Mark is scandalized. The prices the Healer demands are too high. And the outcomes, questionable. “He’s just another fraud,” Mark says. So then, why does Mark feel the Healer rummaging around in his head?
Boys by Scott Semegran
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,420. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
These are the stories of three boys living in Texas: one growing up, one dreaming, and one fighting to stay alive in the face of destitution. There is second-grader William, 15-year-old Sam, and 21-year-old Seff, all trying to make their way on their own terms. These stories are told with heart, humor, and an uncompromising look at what it meant to grow up in Texas during the 80s and 90s.
A Leitora by Renato Carreira
Price: Free! Words: 5,010. Language: Portuguese. Published: July 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Uma mulher compra livros. Uma mulher lê livros. Às vezes. Nem sempre. Uma mulher vai acumulando livros que não tem tempo de ler. Uma mulher é feliz assim. Às vezes. Nem sempre.
Family Tree: Stories of Love Beyond the Grave by Raymond Nickford
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,580. Language: British English. Published: July 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Inspirational
A collection of stories which, though they involve loss within family and in relationships, nevertheless get inside the characters who are left behind and reveal, through fiction, how hurt and the longing for those lost can find resolution - where it may not be expected...
Goodbye: a short story compilation by M. Demetrice
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,040. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mashups, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In Goodbye Grandae Coop, a remorseful man must give a final goodbye to his recently departed grandfather. Iron & Metal introduces Karla whose husband is snatched from her life just after bidding goodbye. Finally in He Fell UP, a mother, faced with her husband’s truth about her autistic daughter, must accept a life changing farewell.
Mother of the Groom by Augusta Trobaugh
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
"A son is a son until he takes him a wife," the old adage says, and Winifred, unwilling to give up her precious son at all, goes to outrageous means for preventing his wedding. A new short story from the acclaimed Southern author of Gifts, Flood! and Jesus Is Already Here.
The Wooden Chair by Rayne E. Golay
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,810. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Winner of the Royal Palm Award! As a child, Leini stands ready to do anything to win her mother Mira’s love. This effort costs her the sight in one eye and as a result, causes her to endure bullying from kids her own age. As a teenager, with her Grandpa’s help, she undergoes one more surgery to straighten her eye, but the psychological scar of the events of her childhood remain.
Nothing is Everything by Stephen Leatherdale
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,470. Language: British English. Published: July 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Darren Milton thinks he has everything but, when he loses it, he discovers that he didn't have anything at all. He then embarks on a series of encounters and adventures in order to reclaim what he thought was already his. During the course of these events, he meets characters ranging from a Duchess to Britain's most daring entrepreneur.
Zabłąkania by Hjalmar Söderberg
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,120. Language: Polish. Published: July 26, 2015 by Paweł Pollak. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Debiutancki utwór klasyka literatury szwedzkiej w przekładzie Pawła Pollaka. Opowieść o lekkomyślnym młodzieńcu, którego bardziej interesują flirty i rozrywka niż praca i nauka, w pięknej scenerii XIX-wiecznego Sztokholmu.
The End of her Time by Inge Moore
Price: Free! Words: 9,680. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Sophie's sixty-seventh birthday brings back memories of the old days: her wonderful past with her husband and prize-winning horses. But all that's changed now, and this birthday begins a new phase of her life -- or is it the end? This book includes a sneak preview of the novel, Racing on a Wire.
Unforseen Times by Laurel Decher
Price: Free! Words: 3,740. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Christian » Short stories
Short fiction: A childhood friend sweetens the life of a crusty Vermont snowplow operator after his mother's death.