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A Dirty Beautiful Smell by Harper Nevermind
Price: Free! Words: 6,330. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
From the author of "I Only Got One Hot Wife" comes a profoundly complex and deeply harrowing short story about one man's fears, regrets, and tragic impulses. Stuart Newman finds himself not feeling very well on his way to work and soon comes to a realization that his illness may be as serious as the phobia of smell that torments him.
Barnabé by Sébastien Lepetit
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,640. Language: French. Published: November 9, 2012 by Éditions Hélène Jacob. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Barnabé arrive à l’âge adulte. C’est un homme-enfant, un handicapé mental, qui découvre sa différence dans le regard des autres. Aussi, lorsque une série d’incendies volontaires se déclenche tout autour de Montdunon, il ne manque pas de témoins pour affirmer que l’on a vu Barnabé et son scooter rouge rôder aux alentours. Se vengerait-il des sarcasmes dont il est l’objet ?
Monterra's Deliciosa & Other Tales & by Anna Tambour
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,100. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012 by Infinity Plus. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Magic Lino, the real story behind the one told by Robert Louis Stevenson, a chef dying of ennui, gathering bluebirds, paying with candywrap. More than 30 stories and poems from an author described by SF Site as "one of the most delightful, original, and varied new writers on hand". Includes 17,000 words of bonus material.
Spotted Lily by Anna Tambour
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,530. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012 by Infinity Plus. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
When the Devil drops into Angela Pendergast's bedroom in her sharehouse in inner-city Sydney with a contract in hand, her life has little better alternative so she signs. He's got only a Hell's week to fulfil his side, but in the meantime he must chaperone her -- or is it the other way around? Shortlisted for the William L. Crawford Award; a Locus Recommended Reading List selection.
Republican Standup: Fundraiser (Story) by Stefano Boscutti
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Do Republicans have a sense of humor? Can they take a joke? Seriously, can they laugh at themselves? Richard Charmer is a Republican standup comedian having a crisis of political faith. Everything he believes in is crashing down around him. Time to take another tablet. “Republican Standup: Fundraiser” is a tragically funny political story. What happens when a man loses respect for his politics?
Ink by Sabrina Vourvoulias
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 97,680. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012 by Crossed Genres Publications. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Are YOU marked for disappearance? What happens when rhetoric about immigrants escalates to an institutionalized population control system? The near-future, dark speculative novel INK opens as a biometric tattoo is approved for use to mark temporary workers, permanent residents and citizens with recent immigration history - collectively known as inks.
The Call of the Sea by John Heap
Price: Free! Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(4.71 from 7 reviews)
Why do tears taste of the sea? John Heap’s debut short story begins as Peter meets Maria on a deserted shore of a British seaside town. Peter is fascinated with Maria, but Maria is fascinated with the sea, a dark elemental obsession that echoes back to her family and to the origins of life itself. Can Peter save Maria from herself and the planetary forces that seem bent on her destruction?
A Beautiful Episode: A Romance by Raja Sharma
Series: Novels and Stories, Book 46. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,860. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When she found that book, she removed it from the shelf and carried it along to her bed room. The night passed in reading. The first light of the day was about to appear and she was about to read the last paragraph:
Trio in A Minor by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In "Trio in A Minor," Machado's classic tale of a love triangle in Brazilian high society, the intrigue plays out to the tune of the old sonata of the absolute.
Promise - Short Stories From Promise Goodday by Charles Harvey
Series: Wes Writers and Publishers · Free. Price: Free! Words: 7,830. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » African American fiction » General
Promise - Short Stories from Promise Goodday These scorching short stories are taken from the novel Promise Goodday. Pete the serial rapist/killer meets his fate in an abandoned amusement park in the The story "End of the Line." In "Goose Steps" you meet Promise, sassy yet innocent and unaware of the fate about to befall her. It all converges later in the searing heartbreaking novel.
Genre Shotgun: A Collection of Short Fiction by Terry W. Ervin II
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,250. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » General
This collection contains all of Terry Ervin’s published short stories to date. It includes tales of science fiction, horror, mystery, suspense and inspiration. Remorse and redemption, revenge and revelation, cowardice and courage—all are contained within this fast-paced and riveting collection.
Three yet One by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,670. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
"Her gaze was not absent, as it had been shortly before; instead, it was fixed on the flowers on the wallpaper that lined the room. She noticed, for the first time, that the flowers were daisies. And she shifted her gaze from one to the next, to see if the pattern was the same, and she found that it was. Is that not delightful? Daisies painted on paper."
Cleanse the Soul by Nelson Lowhim
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,630. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012 by Eiso Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A man in prison claws at the walls around him. Accused of a crime he didn't commit, he thinks on his family, life, and he trembles. His captors wear him down, and pick his defenses apart. Pain and exhaustion come together and make him feel like an animal who has nothing more than the truth to hold on to. But what happens when he loses that?
American Dream by JJ Brown
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,640. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A young artist living in poverty finds himself in line to inherit a family castle. Follow his journey to overcome clinical depression and claim a place in his family with his son. In this character study, scientist author J.J.Brown explores healing of creativity for people with emotional illness.
The Deed of the Monkeys: A Short Story by Shayna Krishnasamy
Price: Free! Words: 2,410. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Horror » Crime
At a quiet restaurant in an unnamed city a man and a woman sit across from each other. She is distraught. He is quickly drunk. Neither can stop thinking of what they've just seen - a deed so brutal, so terrible as to leave the woman in tears. Was it a moment of meaningless urban violence or was it something more?
Pedalling Backwards by Julia Russell
Price: Free! Words: 57,200. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 2 reviews)
On a bleak, muddy island in the Blackwater Estuary, Lizzie struggles to come to terms with the loss of her unborn child and the death of her sister. Trapped in a damp cottage with her ineffectual but well-meaning husband, and her aloof parents, the things that are said and left unsaid on this strained family holiday threaten the complex ties between mothers and fathers and their daughters.
A Game by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,450. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
"'Now, you’ve played cards with so many people, but only once, a long time ago, have you played with me, écarté. Isn’t écarté the name of that game you taught me? Let’s play a game.' Xavier started laughing."
Park Life by Katharine D'Souza
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 77,730. Language: British English. Published: November 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Susan moves to Birmingham in search of a fresh start she’s unprepared for the challenges she’ll have to face. Her new next-door neighbour Craig thinks he’s more than ready for life but has yet to learn that the best laid plans have a habit of going awry. They’re not friends. Yet. But many things can change during a walk through a park, or over tea and cake in a café.
The Purpose of Gravity and Other Fabulous Stories by Louisa P.
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 56,740. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A collection of eleven short stories all previously published in literary magazines - two of them award winners.