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The Last Zoo, a short story
Price: Free! Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
In a not-so-different future, an old zoo tended by a single janitor stands nearly empty and peaceful until a new intern arrives. He creates a few strange exhibits and shifts a paradigm or two in the process.
Tireless:
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,420. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Literature » Literary
“Spaid’s debut novel delivers a bizarre, entrancing collection of anecdotes about a man who’s inappropriately interested in his neighbors ... Spaid’s prose is strong and smart ... offbeat satire ... a magnetic stream-of-consciousness narrative.” – Kirkus Reviews tireless: is a Kirkus Reviews Best Book Recommendation, June 14th, 2013
Tales by Erin
Price: Free! Words: 17,970. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A collection of short stories to capture a mix of emotions. - ISBN 9780980677614 Miss Fruitcake's Apple Blossom, Caveman, A C4 on the BW, Growing Pains, A Passing Moment, A Further Moment, Warrior Chick, The Last Page.
In Betweens Stations
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,060. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In Between Stations is really a collection of short stories for commuters… to be read on the underground, on public transport… the kind of book I leave in my toilet… Stories about people with a twist… an unexpected upturn of events… to make the reader smile or ponder… at the wonder of life…
Trail of Tears, A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
"That was the first time that I really began to think of myself as different. My mother pushed her ideas into my head until I was backed into a corner with only my family to keep me company. It was a lonely place to be." It's not easy being different, and Ana struggles to balance life between her Cherokee ancestry and the life of a typical child in a small town.
Spring, A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Literature » Literary
My mother named me Ama Ganugogv. It meant spring in Cherokee. Spring is the season for new beginnings and that is what I was to my mother. I symbolized her fresh start in the white world far away from the mountains of North Carolina where the rest of her family still lived. This and other stories are available in Ghost Country: A Novel
Shame, A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The neighbors were tolerant and intrigued by my mother. Even when she and my father were standing in the front yard yelling and swearing at each other, they would look the other way and still smile at my mother when they passed her on the street the next day.
Pocahontas, A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
I could not wait for my mother to see the play. She would be proud of having me for a daughter. People would tell her that she should take me to Hollywood, that I had natural talent. Then I would be famous, it would not matter what other people thought about her, my mother would go back to just being my mother because of my fame and fortune.
Past the Front Door, A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,930. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
No one has the perfect childhood, but Rose has a childhood that borders bizarre. She struggles to come of age in the shadows of her Native American heritage and under the care of her hippie mother, a woman overwhelmed with the realities of motherhood. This story and others make up Ghost Country: A Novel
Off the Reservation
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
I don’t care what any of them say, John Lennon is the greatest man that ever lived. I played my Beatles records all day and tried not to pay attention as more and more of the young men in town were drafted and sent off to the jungles. It was crazy times and you could just feel the surge of change in the air and I wanted desperately to be a part of it.
John Lennon and the Chicken Holocaust, A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
My mother considered the anniversary of John Lennon’s murder to be the most important date in American history. She even wrote our congressional representative every year about making it a national holiday. She had yet to receive a response. That did not stop her from holding a wake in his honor every year on the date of his death. This and other stories are available in Ghost Country: A Novel
Fairy Dust, A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
In the summers though, Momma would get distracted by her vegetable garden and planters of petunias. She didn’t get sad as often and was always humming when she made breakfast. I was free to stay down the street at Rose’s for days or even weeks on end, even Ana would join us. The three of us nicknamed Aunt Summer’s house “camp do what you want”.
A Birthday Wish, A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
A picture from that moment shows me in my white Sunday dress with a grass stain down the side, my hair ribbon askew, and my face glowing over the candles. It was the last time that I was really happy. It was the last time that I believed I could change my life just by only wishing for it to be different. This and other stories are available in Ghost Country: A Novel
'Hab: The Other Side of Rehab
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,460. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This POV Big Rehab tour tells the Other Side of our Sacred Recovery Cow. Follow 23-year-old free-thinker Boris, and a diverse band of fellow 'Habbers (half on repeat stints), as he's floored to find 12-Step religious indoctrination via a 20th Century hospital. Desperate to quit, fearing for his very life, Boris learns he must recover by rejecting the Program, rather than through cliche acceptance.
If a tree falls in a forest and someone hears it...
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Literature » Literary
If a tree falls in a forest and someone hears it, does the tree have an effect? When does watching break the rules? In Georgiann's short story a falling tree interacts with its observer and changes her in a profound way. The boundaries between sight, sounds and reality fall apart. Author Georgiann Baldino reworks the old philosophy question—this time with the tree in charge.
I Russian Bride
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,760. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Letters
True love or complete deception? Herewith 140 emails from Ivana - masseuse in a small hospital in Tair, Russia - to an older American man. Is either who they say they are? (is anybody who they say they are?) "I perish without your love to edge of a planet, Ivana."
Belmont
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,390. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"Belmont" is a story about Sophia Corvo, one of the characters in "The Garden of the World." It depicts her journey to see her mother at a tuberculosis sanatorium in the early years of past century.
Antarès
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,100. Language: French. Published: June 5, 2013 by Éditions Hélène Jacob. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Alternative history
Hiver 2012. Une terrible vague de froid s’installe sur l’Europe, puis sur le monde. Les black-out électriques se multiplient dans les villes, obligeant les citadins à s’installer dans des abris de fortune. Les émeutes éclatent et le monde s’installe peu à peu dans l’immobilisme. Les campagnes sont désertées, et la population tente de survivre comme elle le peut.
Spilled Coffee
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,680. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Benjamin Hughes is on a mission. He has just bought back the New Hampshire lake cottage his family lost eighteen summers ago, in 1969, just before he turned fourteen. For the next 24 hours, he has committed himself to relive the summer when his life blew apart.
The Planter's Wife
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 21,650. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013 by Signal 8 Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Post War Malaya: in the wreckage of Japanese occupation, the world which the British knew had gone. Some return trying to rebuild their old lives, others to start anew. SG Simmons brings to life this extraordinary period of change to weave upon it a very human tale.