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Chasing Silence
Price: Free! Words: 650. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
"I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other." - Rainer Maria Rilke
Neon Literary Magazine #37
Series: Neon Literary Magazine. Price: Free! Words: 4,740. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - multi-author, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Issue #37, Neon's first issue of 2014, features the work of Paul Bavister, Shanalee Smith, Noel Williams, Christopher Owen, Tracey S Rosenberg, Erric Emerson, Meg Eden, and Joe Evans. The cover image is by Timur Cetintas. In its pages you will find guns and knives, nightmarish exam days, a story about Facebook friends and some excellent concrete poetry.
Long Road to California
Price: Free! Words: 43,490. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Caleb and Nina Byrnes, long married and struggling financially, travel from Texas to California, following the route Caleb's grandmother took when her family migrated from the Dust Bowl. As Nina chronicles the journey, they discover a secret in Grandma's past. Learning about Vera's hardships offers perspective into their own lives. And tracking down old friends may help Vera in her waning years.
This Mirror in Me
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,450. Language: Australian English. Published: February 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a tale of a mathematics professor's unusual attempt at gaining her life's aim, a home that sparkles for its social appeal.
La Douleur Exquise
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,630. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014 by Dead Key Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Literary
la douleur exquise: the “heart-wrenching pain of wanting the affection of someone unattainable.” In la douleur exquise, Angela Perea presents a darkly compelling collection of short stories about this exquisite pain, even if that unattainable someone exists only in our own minds, hearts, and souls.
Innocent Bystander
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,130. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Described in reviews as "This little gem . . ." INNOCENT BYSTANDER is a book of humor, love, madness, sculpture, philosophy and art in a splendid city by the sea. If you love life and fun, INNOCENT BYSTANDER is a book you will remember.
Écoutez
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,210. Language: French. Published: February 22, 2014 by Éditions Hélène Jacob. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Happé par le flot continu du quotidien, le tumulte et la rapidité de la vie, qui peut prétendre aujourd’hui prendre vraiment le temps d’écouter l’Autre ? Heureusement, quelques personnes sont encore capables d’écouter ceux qui ont tant besoin de parler à quelqu’un. Antoine compte parmi eux. Prenez le temps d’écouter ce qu’il a appris de tous ceux qu’il a croisé
Chasing Jupiter
Series: Chasing Jupiter. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 130,940. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014 by Brown Wall Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
As a crisis threatens to throw the United States into civil war, ordinary citizens struggle to survive. A new leader promises change, but his intentions remain questionable, especially when people begin to see signs of a hidden agenda. Nevertheless, even forgotten members of the lower class have potential to change the world, despite seemingly insurmountable barriers.
A Phantom Herd
Series: Phantom Roundup. Price: Free! Words: 100,040. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Nostalgic for a lost America? Was Chester from Gunsmoke your first crush? Visit the desert Southwest circa 1960 as refugees from Indiana and Ohio cope with cacti and tamales, and a family of kids lie and bluster their way through a frightening adult world. A gentle novel full of wonder and beauty. This is the first novel in a two-part series.
The Soul of an Author
Price: Free! Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
(5.00 from 1 review)
Thoughts of what it means to be an author. (This free story is for you! Thanks for reading my stories!) This short story was reviewed by the Worldwide Independent Fiction Writers' Association (WIFWA), of which I am now a member. Please check out their website and submit your manuscripts for review! Please spread the word! http://www.wifwa.org/
Remembering Rose
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,320. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A town renames a street, forgetting that the street was already named after a woman who died years ago. But one woman still remembers her. And she just wants to be heard. A short story of 1,200 words, with many free samples.
Panfleto: contos
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,530. Language: Portuguese. Published: February 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Esta obra reúne uma série de contos anteriormente publicados em diversos locais, desde o DN Jovem até à Revista Bang!, embora a larga maioria tenha primeiramente aparecido no meu Blog Escrita. Há uma larga variedade de personagens.
Still Air
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Ben Easton's bringing his new son and girlfriend halfway around the world to meet his father and his father's new girlfriend. Naturally Ben's half-crazed mother is going to crash the party. A New Zealand literary story by Sean Monaghan, author of "Fog".
Purgatory: A Good Way to Die (Butterworth)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,890. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Literature » Literary
College adjunct instructor Charles D. Butterworth lives a pleasant, though not terribly exciting, life in the rural Ozarks. A cuddly, bookish man, Butterworth seeks meaning through the Eastern philosophers and Mother Nature. Feeling his life has peaked, Mr. Butterworth plans his suicide. Bad weather and an unexpected infatuation slow his demise.
The Fifth Nutcracker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 990. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Granddaughter shops for five nutcrackers on Christmas Eve with her grandpa
Claro de Luna
Price: Free! Words: 4,190. Language: Spanish. Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
La trama de este cuento descubre la finitud del hombre y deja al lector inmerso en esta obra observándolo todo desde primera fila. Es así que por medio de una larga correspondencia, Raymundo describe su tormento a la señorita Myriam dentro de una jaula transgresora con el ánimo de lograr salir muy pronto de su propia oscuridad.
Life Will Have its Way
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,510. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The lives of two women behind the Iron Curtain take an unexpected turn when they discover a young girl outside their building. The girl, who looks like she just stepped out of a photograph from the 40’s, offers little to explain who she is or where she came from. When events come together to reveal her true identity, pieces of a tragic past reemerge to alter the future of everyone involved.
Never Land
Price: Free! Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
When she plays Chopin, Kyong thinks of her fingers as ten individual Olympic athletes. Today, she discovers what it takes to win gold.
Tangled Strings
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,220. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014 by Red Bird Chapbooks. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Tangled Strings weaves together three mother-daughter relationships in very distinct ways. “I know with mother-love there are always strings—some attached, some cut. But how did mine get so tangled?”
Her Skin is a Costume
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,380. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014 by Red Bird Chapbooks. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Short fiction, character studies, dark humor and a poetic language twist. Meg's collection is startling, engaging and entertaining.