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Trying to Care: A Story Collection by David Biddle
Price: Free! Words: 28,040. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Six stories about everything from murdering the family pet and wondering about dementia while house sitting to the relationship between love and smoking cessation and the insanity of taking care of aging parents.
Clotho's Loom by Shawn Stjean
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 207,080. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
A man and woman marry before they are ready. Torn apart at just the worst time, her mid-life pregnancy, the next year brings adventures that mature them, while they seek reunion. While all events, like his military reactivation, appear to conspire against the pair, StJean explores if the forces of Chance and Fate, as well as ignorant human Will, are not actually working together for ultimate good.
A Buried Tale by CJ Carmichael
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 84,370. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Over thirty years ago a series of murders in Oregon targeting librarians was never solved. Now someone with inside knowledge is feeding clues to true crime writer Dougal Lachlan, promising him the best story of his career. But pursuing the leads means returning to Twisted Cedars and a past he wants to forget.
The Jeweled Web: Stories of Delusions & Desires by Javaid Qazi
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,290. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013 by Float Street Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
This collection of 18 short stories looks at the sad and unhappy, ironic, and sometimes insane relationships we have with lovers, friends, coworkers and even ourselves. Qazi shows our multicultural universe as he sees it in styles ranging from gritty realism to absurdist. He explores our foibles and strengths, our successes and failures, and the insecure core hiding in all of them.
Onward by Bart Bultman
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 111,260. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Onward is the dramatic story of James, a recent college graduate, who, seeking one last uninhibited stint, returns to his regular summer job, waiting tables in a tourist town. Subtle, yet simplistic prose, tells of a journey for personal truth and identity, tested by work—the burdened time of dinner rushes, arduous customers, and head nodding with delighted smiles; and play—midday relaxing at the
Virgil's "Aeneid": A Retelling in Prose by David Bruce
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,440. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Classics
This book is a retelling of Virgil's "Aeneid" in novel form. The "Aeneid" is well worth reading. In addition to being the epic of ancient Rome, the "Aeneid" contains the fullest surviving ancient account of the fall of Troy. It also contains the story of the tragic love affair between Aeneas and Dido, the queen of Carthage—a story that Virgil apparently invented.
Herr Melby Makes Coffee by Gavin William Wright
Price: Free! Words: 1,690. Language: British English. Published: January 22, 2013 by Favourite Colours. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.75 from 4 reviews)
In an old hut by a railway in Norway, two men face up to the reality of their love affair; both knowing what they want, but aware of the impossibility of realising it.
Liza Jane No-Name by Alyce White
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013 by House of Lit. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
Placed in the time of the Civil War, this literary short story carries us through darkness into light, as a young black girl finds her power and liberation in an unexpected place.
Last Class by Emkay Scott
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,800. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Last Class is a comedic novel about lust and love, authority run amok, and teenage rebellion. A gay high school student launches a multimedia protest against narrow-minded teachers, his tranquilized monkey classmates, and a totalitarian high school principal. The protest snowballs into a full-fledged rebellion that rockets a tiny town from obscurity into the bizarre glare of unwanted stardom.
Literary Lunes Magazine- January/February 2013 Issue by Literary Lunes Publications
Price: Free! Words: 9,120. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Welcome to the first issue of 2013! We have lots of advice from what writers really hate, to tips to consider before publishing. Wacky Writers is back, and so is Behind the Scenes! We also have Book reviews from Lunar Reviews, Terra-Firma and Ashley Laura. Enjoy!
The Painting of Porcupine City: A Novel by Ben Monopoli
Price: $4.89 USD. Words: 117,080. Language: American English. Published: January 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay(4.00 from 1 review)
Sexy and sweet, gritty and gut-wrenching, "The Painting of Porcupine City" takes readers on a graffiti-covered adventure spanning years and hemispheres and miles of painted walls. From the author of "The Cranberry Hush."
Cell Phones Evolved by Ryan Lee
Price: Free! Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Categories: Essay » Technology, Essay » Technology
This is a short creativity essay, using fictional dialog/setting. The topic is about how cell phones evolved. However, the purpose was to incorporated creative fictional dialog into a non-fiction essay. I did that to make the essay more interesting to me.
The Listeners by Harrison Demchick
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 103,240. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013 by Bancroft Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Horror » Undead
In a borough quarantined due to an airborne illness that causes deformity, insanity, and death, a 14-year-old boy named Daniel, orphaned by the plague, is caught up with a one-eared gang/cult called the Listeners. But all he really wants is to find his best friend Katie, trapped elsewhere in the quarantine. Harrison Demchick's electrifying debut is a harrowing work of literary horror.
The Front Porch by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Front Porch: the place, literal or figurative, where Americans watch the world go by. Journalists help expand America’s front porch to a worldwide stage. They put on a pretty face and soften the blow of ugly news. They must hold the line between “need to know” and “too much information.” But at what cost, when the horrors of the world become just another day at the office?
Conversations at Night by George W Parker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,560. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
Life, Art, and Civilization; Arkansas style. Part 1 - (1965-1974) Drugs, Sex and Violence. Part 2 - (1972-1974) A man wants to be remembered. Part 3 - (Before 1965) Profiles in Courage.
Handover by Paul Blaney
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 36,900. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Handover, a vivid, cinematic new novella by Paul Blaney, writer in residence at Rutgers University, peels back the skin of expatriate Hong Kong to uncover vengeance, betrayal, and madness
Aster Lynn by Eric Maisel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,020. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A young, beautiful painter arrives in Manhattan to make a name for herself. This behind-the-scenes look at rivalry, revenge, and the creation of masterpieces is a must-read for anyone with a taste for the making of art--and for anyone keen on a modern love story set against the backdrop of the arch at Washington Square.
Age In A Time Of Insanity and Other Short Stories by Glorianne Hajdu
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,820. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
21 upbeat tales of choice and challenge. A telepathic plea from an abused, isolated woman -- the impending theft of the assets and freedoms of an 89 year old nursing home resident -- the struggles of a young divorcee sheltering a frail musician -- and more are within these pages.