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His Last Nine Words by W. A. Smith
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,980. Language: American English. Published: April 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A collection of interconnected stories concerned with the loyalty, love and desire that bind families together and the emotional and spiritual forces that may rip them apart. Fathers yearn for deeper connection with their sons; sons chafe under their fathers' control and wonder about their own lives. From aged patriarchs to distant dads to a Vietnam vet who fears he cannot have children.
The Last Snowsuit of Eva Braun by Stephen James Blower
Price: $4.19 USD. Words: 95,710. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » General
The last five days in Hitler's Berlin bunker in 1945, told through the watchful eyes of his loyal Alsatian, Blondi. A young German officer falls for Eva Braun, and tries to convince her to escape her suicide pact and fly away with him. Can the affair they conduct behind the back of the Führer change history forever?
The Descent of the Magyar by Brian Tomaine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,680. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Ignaze is disaffected, navigating the aftermath of the Prague Spring. A Hungarian abroad during times of great changes and social upheaval,he must withstand his passage through events outside of his control. In the end, he reaches a sort of state of absolute grace, wittingly or otherwise.
Carp Fishing on Valium by Graham Parker
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 98,490. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2013 by Tangible Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
First published by St Martin’s Press in 2000, this new edition of Carp Fishing on Valium by rocker Graham Parker now includes “Kernley Days,” an interconnected trilogy of previously unpublished stories. These eccentric tales, placed in the “desolate southern suburbs” of England as well as Morocco, New York, and Cleveland, all feature the Zelig-like protagonist Brian Porker.
Zazen In the Morning by Brian Tomaine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A dog bows inside a monastery, causing an unforeseen chain of events to occur. Is the dog a reincarnation? The whole village subsequently upends itself. Told with humor, warmth and originality this story meditates upon the nature of faith, the human condition, and baseball(particularly the Oakland Athletics.)
Flowers For The Journey by Jason Blacker
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,470. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A 4 Story Collection: This collection contains the following 4 stories: 1. When There Was One 2. Can You Please Be Quiet 3. My Son And I 4. Forever Famine
The Range Trip by JT Pearson
Price: Free! Words: 7,890. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 5 reviews)
When a salesman attempts to infiltrate The Iron Range and convince the salt-of-the-earth inhabitants to pay for home improvements provided by his company, his trip turns out to be a bizarre ordeal involving dark secrets that he would've never expected. This is a tribute piece to Hunter S Thomson who died recently.
Insect: An Entomological Fairy Tale by David Keffer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,450. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fairy tales
Trapped within a palace following a holocaust, the inhabitants—two queens, one dysfunctional and the other petulant, an angry gardener, a lovelorn soldier, a jester, a court magician, a distraught minstrel and an oracle hiding behind the boiler—seek to survive in their post-apocalyptic isolation, though the greatest threat may come from the memory of the King, which haunts the palace.
Love and Death in the Moose League by Ryan Bradley
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013 by Mendicant Bookworks. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Former pitching great continues his career in the only place that will have him: Alaska In honor of opening day, Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction by Ryan W. Bradley.
The Sun Also Rises in the Desert by Gerald Locklin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,120. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013 by Mendicant Bookworks. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The moral and spiritual complexity of academia comes to bear as a "lost generation" of educators pursue an attractive colleague across a spate of conferences. Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction by Gerald Locklin.
The Assassin's Assassin by Benjamin Parsons
Series: The Green Lady and Other Stories. Price: Free! Words: 8,780. Language: British English. Published: March 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Gothic(5.00 from 1 review)
Hired to kill a killer, a discreet murderer tracks down the beautiful but deadly Thamesis. But what is the secret of her fatal allure? And in the end, who will assassinate who?
Jack Dawkins by Charlton Daines
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,900. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2013 by Golbin Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » Victorian(4.40 from 5 reviews)
Jack Dawkins, once known as the Artful Dodger in the streets of London, was sent to Australia on a prison ship when he was little more than a boy. Now he has returned to find that London has changed while the boy has turned into a man.
The Name of His Fathers by David Weiner
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,090. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A young Jewish man from Texas, Eric Jacobs, moves toward Orthodox belief and practice while at college in New Orleans. THE NAME OF HIS FATHERS is a story about spiritual journeys -- beginning them, resisting them, joining them, nurturing and repairing them. And it is about the humor, grace, and good cheer that can be found along the way.
The Waking House by Jeff Bakkensen
You set the price! Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Holiday » Family(5.00 from 1 review)
A matriarch's death brings her three children back to the house where they grew up. This short story first appeared in Line Zero Issue 5, November 2011.
Lydia by Brian Willson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,250. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Divorced, living alone, an old dog as his only companion, Ed Austin's world has contracted into something simple, solitary—and safe. Then he acquires a box of forgotten letters written by a despondent farm wife in 1830, and things get complicated. When he moves into her abandoned homestead, he's visited by Lydia Starbird herself. Is she a ghost? A time traveler? The invention of a yearning soul?
Barack Obama & George W. Bush Spend an Evening in the Oval Office by Bill Rayburn
You set the price! Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The current and former presidents, ideological opposites, spend an evening together, where Bush reveals more than he ever did while in office. The president plays the role of barister and elicits historic testimony and honesty from his former foe.
CAT IN A SQUARE OF LIGHT, Part 1 by Kirby Wright
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,170. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
These flash fictions straddle the fence between the dream world and reality. They are Kakfa-like in essence and most incorporate dark humor with aspects of fabulism. The settings are as diverse as the Czech Republic and Hawaii.