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The Ashes of Her Shelter
By Deirdre Maultsaid
Price: $1.35 USD. Words: 66,440. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Ashes of Her Shelter is a lyrical novel, with "home" as a strong motif, about the bond between sisters, told from the unreliable viewpoint of an activist, Christine, who loves with a twisted loyalty her conventional sister Leigh-Anne. Christine by accident leads Leigh-Anne into danger and fails to protect her from bad relationships with men. The novel shows the West Coast in the 70s and 80s.
Part 2 -- Alas, There Is No Butterbee -- Ahah!! There Is A Flagondry
By AAAAAto ZZZZZZ
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 68,960. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
More plays on words, fragmentations of figures of speech, sexual and sensual scenarios
The Crows
By Ted Stetson
Series: Fantasy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
As a farmer he was used to crows, but these crows were behaving strange. When his son said one reminded him of grandma it worried him.
Life: A Book of Short Stories and Poems
By Brandalyn Gill
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 73,940. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
During a fast-paced era of limited time and digital frenzy, this book was devised in promising increments to slow down the body, minister to the mind, and change your life, shall you allow it.
Saint Peter Killed God
By KJ Kron
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,600. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
0.5 star(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Father Peter wakes up with amnesia in a psychiatric hospital after a suicide attempt only to discover he wanted to revolutionize the church.
Corvus The Crow
By Mary Rae
Price: Free! Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Corvus the Crow is a lively retelling of an ancient star myth and is approximately 2,000 words long.
Verruca Music
By Stuart Estell
Price: Free! Words: 13,200. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011 by eight cuts gallery press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
0.5 star(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Absurdist comedy of the very blackest kind, informed by a love of James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Peter Cook & The Goon Show. Featuring the Fibonacci sequence, floors that open up without warning, a powerful laxative, and a duvet that periodically changes colour, Verruca Music charts the narrator’s emergence from a state of fearful near-immobility assisted only by entertainments of his own devising
A Quarter Yellow Sun
By Jamie Guiney
Price: Free! Words: 1,300. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
(5.00 from 1 review)
Based on a true tale from the author's hometown, 'A Quarter Yellow Sun' is the story of an aged war veteran, alone in the world and preparing for his final crusade. This story was nominated in 2011 for ‘The Pushcart Prize’.
The Reluctant Bigamist
By Barry Rachin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Mickey Pisludski wears a chain of armor piercing, machine gun shells around his thick neck. The week after his Army discharge, he bored the quarter-inch holes in the soft, brass casings, later threading the bullets together on a length of rawhide. Like so many gold, sharks teeth, the shells fanned out across a khaki T-shirt with a gash under the left armpit.
My Valley Is Icky Too
By Lisa De Niscia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,800. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2011 by Whitepoint Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A self-imagined free spirit, Janice Huntington endures her days at Suzanne’s Newsclipping Service sifting through mountains of information, and on her own time she navigates sexual encounters in a search for who knows what. Her frantic, lonely routine begins to unravel with an inquiry into the fate of the inventor of her favorite form of birth control.
Deus Ex Machina
By Christopher Cruz
Price: Free! Words: 1,140. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A very short story about nothing in particular.
The Last Bookstore in America
By Amy Stewart
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,150. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Bestselling author and bookstore owner Amy Stewart takes an offbeat and lighthearted look at the future of the book. After the ebook renders bookstores obsolete, a young couple finds themselves in the unlikely position of owning one of the last bookstores in America. But if it isn't keeping itself afloat selling books, what is it selling? A hilarious glimpse at a future that is almost here.
Chain Gang Elementary
By Jonathan Grant
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 125,510. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
0.25 star(4.13 from 8 reviews)
A Tale of war between the PTA president and principal at Malliford School, aka Chain Gang Elementary-home to vast right-wing conspiracies, 3rd-grade gangsters, and bake sale embezzlers, where toxic childhood secrets fester, reformers go mad, and culture wars escalate into armed conflict. A One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest for schools.
Japanese Maple/We Might Just Save This Night Yet - 2Shot
By Hosho McCreesh
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Two more short stories by Pushcart and Best-of-the-Web nominee Hosho McCreesh
You Don't Die of Love: Stories
By Thomas Thonson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,460. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Dreams collide with reality at the center of the movie-making capital of the world, in this inventive collection of linked short stories that explores the lives and relationships of a group of characters drawn to Hollywood by their love of cinema.
Momentary Mother
By Lisa De Niscia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,410. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2011 by Whitepoint Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Los Angelena Lulu Rosetti, a thirty-three year old word processor and tarot reader, is urgently summoned by her mother to her New Jersey childhood home to help Lulu's only sibling, a younger sister, recover from a vitamin-induced suicide attempt. Over the course of Lulu's one week stay with her too-close family, she's sure that moving to California was the right thing to do.
God in the Machine: a short story
By Thea Atkinson
Price: Free! Words: 10,370. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
0.75 star(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Evelyn is just another inmate suffering from a Jesus complex, but to her roommate, Celia, she is God Incarnate. A slipstream tale of divinity.
Back-Up Acts
By Mary Kitt-Neel
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Tingo is happy that his mother is going out on a date. It will get her out of the house so he can more easily chat up the new girl who recently moved in nearby. But a call from his sister throws a wrench into his carefully crafted plan. Meanwhile, his mother's date takes an unusual turn of its own in this slightly dark, yet funny tale from Mary Kitt-Neel.
I Am Bathroom Tile
By Fred L. Taulbee Jr.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A single man reflects on women in general as he and his friends celebrate another's coming wedding, which will leave our hero the last single man in his circle of friends.
To Sir, With Love
By Karyn Mitchell
Price: Free! Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2011 by Crimson Melodies. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
0.75 star(4.67 from 3 reviews)
In the era of Bettie Page and big-band music, rationing and war, every person has a story. This work of fiction shows the blossoming romance between two American soldiers in a time when every tomorrow is an uncertainty.