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Lessons in Eating Soup by Melanie Grabowski
Price: Free! Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.85 from 13 reviews)
Michal is a young boy longing to be reconnected with his father who escaped Poland during the communist 1980's. This short story explores the innocence of childhood set against a bleak and frightening environment. It also offers a glimpse into cultural identity, how it can encompass the simplest of things, things that are often lost or left behind in the process of moving on.
Background Music by KyleeliseTHT
Price: Free! Words: 9,820. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Concetta Pianto sang her Il dolce suono, the people on Bokeem slowed to listen. But no one ever asked why she sang so often. “Nor did they query the vibrant bruises, tracked downward from her face to her limbs.”
Up, Up and Away by Jocelyn Paige Kelly
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,130. Language: American English. Published: May 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Lena goes for the ride of her life. Playful and philosophical, an emotionally evocative comedic short story that takes you away.
Biscuits and Wee by Allie Cresswell
Series: The Lost Boys Quartet, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,270. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Iris doesn't like the old folks' home; it smells of biscuits and wee. She wants get back home in case her son comes back. He's been missing for years but if she could have one more chance to try and reach him... When she sees a child fall into a swollen river she is spurred into action; if she cannot reach her own boy she will try to reach this one.Part One of the Lost Boys Quartet.
Snow Gum River by Benedicte Parthenay
Price: Free! Words: 2,780. Language: Australian English. Published: May 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand(4.00 from 4 reviews)
Snow Gum River is a literary short fiction piece that unfolds around a Bushranging gang in New South Wales, Australia during the late 1800s. With the increasing effectiveness of the police, Margaret and Clarence find it growing more difficult to escape capture and punishment, forcing them to have to make decisions they never would have considered before.
Life-Changers by Kara Allen
Price: Free! Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(1.00 from 1 review)
Life-Changers is a literary short story with a diverse cast. It is told in short scenes, all related to each other in some way, that each takes on a new point-of-view character who faces a moment that changes their life--some for the better, but some for the worse. It explores what it means to be human and all the different ways we experience the world.
Sudden Rivers by Michael Jeffery Blair
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 92,350. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Parrish is a burnt-out diplomat sent on a mission to Egypt. When rumors of his mysterious powers spread, he attracts an impassioned Muslim following—the last thing America needs in a turbulent Middle East and the last thing a shaky Egyptian government wants.
El árbol de la vida by Alfonso Ruiz de Aguirre
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,740. Language: Spanish. Published: May 21, 2014 by Erres Proyectos Digitales, S.L.U.. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Un muchacho triste y marginado, un joven sin futuro alguno, sin esperanzas, ni siquiera buenos recuerdos, encuentra de pronto, donde menos lo esperaba, una salida a sus frustraciones y una pasión con la que sobrevivir. Allí donde los intelectuales y los sensatos afilan sus cuchillos, «contra el dichoso fútbol que nos aborrega», el protagonista encuentra una razón para vivir...
Of Emus and Seahorses by Paula Boer
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,060. Language: Australian English. Published: May 21, 2014 by IFWGPublishingAustralia. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An emu struggles to raise his offspring and a seahorse dances with his mate before nurturing her eggs inside his pouch. From a crocodile dealing with drought and flood, a humpback whale migrating thousands of kilometres, to a whirligig beetle escaping predatory fish, this collection of short stories features Australia's fascinating animals.
Brushstrokes by Wendy Beach
Price: Free! Words: 3,350. Language: Australian English. Published: May 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 5 reviews)
*Shortlisted in the 2014 Tod Hunter Literary Award.* This is a short story about an Indigenous Australian art teacher, frustrated by bereavement and the loss of her heritage in an ever changing world. This is a modern, contemporary literary piece set in Perth, Western Australia,.
Between Two Deserts by Germaine Shames
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,790. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014 by Pale Fire Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Winner of the Arizona Literary Fellowship in Fiction: Coming to Jerusalem to fulfill her grandfather’s dying wish, Eve Cavell finds herself poised on the seam of three worlds—Muslim, Christian, and Jewish. “Shames, a former Middle East correspondent, skillfully intertwines the lives of this diverse cast of characters to produce a tightly executed, emotion-filled work.” Publisher’s Weekly
Heaven Must Be Like This by Kurt Erkan
Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 118,950. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
V had always thought that his life was a docile flow of foreseeable moments, until he survived the week of his father's sudden death. With every sin he and his family commit, their dignity, self-respect and family bonds take another blow. V has nothing left to hold on to but his hope – but even that seems to be slipping through his fingers…
Le Babouchier Migrateur by Alain Dizerens
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,380. Language: French. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Dans une stridence de métal, le train s’engagea sur un splendide pont suspendu dont les grandes voiles treillissées de titane laissaient chanter leur armature au vent...
Accelerated Times by Jason McGathey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 209,280. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Imagine you wake up one day to find 99% of the world's population has disappeared - and then 99% again the morning after that. Phones and internet down, highways destroyed, a government that isn't exactly forthcoming with answers...how would you go about figuring out what became of friends and family? The protagonists confront these questions and more in Jason McGathey's chilling new novel.
The New Men by Jon Enfield
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 97,430. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014 by Wayzgoose Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Tony Grams comes to America at the start of the twentieth century, set on becoming a new man. He lands a job at the Ford Motor Company that puts him at the center of a daring social and economic experiment. Ford offers to double the standard wage for men who will be thrifty, sober, and dedicated--and will let Ford investigators into their homes to confirm it...
Dios por Dios es cuatro by Francisco Rangel
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 120,100. Language: Spanish. Published: May 14, 2014 by Ediciones La Rana. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
En Dios más Dios son cuatro, Rangel juega con los géneros y con las formas y nos entrega un libro de cuentos que jamás traiciona las intenciones de su autor cuya propuesta encuentra una exacta correspondencia con sus textos y profetiza, si Feynman nos lo permite, que un buen día los papers se convertirán en literatura y ésta podría transformarse en una ciencia.
The Fart (Tales from Japan) by Nankichi Niimi
Price: Free! Words: 8,390. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2014 by Little J Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / Japanese
This is a story of a dramatic event that happened to a boy named Harukichi one warm afternoon in autumn. Harukichi goes to a small school in a small village. Sometimes Harukichi is embarrassed by the way his classmates behave. One day a new teacher named Mr. Fuji arrives from the big city. Another interesting character in this story is Ishitaro. Ishitaro likes to fart. A lot.