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Carl’s Hat Wins Marathon: a short story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports, Fiction » Literature » Literary
At age ninety-two, the last surviving player from Super Bowl XXI in 1987, Carl decides to win the New York Marathon or die trying. And that’s exactly what he does. In front of the world’s cameras, he crashes to the ground, finished. But his hat doesn’t stay finished. Runner after runner picks it up and relays it to the front-runners, where a battle of epic proportion ensues to get Carl’s hat acro
Four-Way Stop
Price: Free! Words: 1,190. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
970 words. A man's choices lead him to four red lights in the middle of nowhere, where he is haunted by a ghost of his past.
Delhi Deadlines
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,540. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A washed out journalist, posted to India to cover a bloody election campaign, uncovers truths about his son's life - and death - in the country, truths that test loyalties forged in the war zones of Bosnia and Rwanda. A fiercely evocative narrative of modern-day India, filled with the clamour and hot stinks of its capital, this is a novel of death woven through with life.
Proxy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,360. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Robots replace human workers, devastating the economy. Civil War begins as presidential hopefuls legislate amid corruption.
Friday Afternoon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,650. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
In a hurry, and stuck behind a dirty pickup truck on a lonely two-lane road in western North Carolina, corporate executive Bryce Stanford attempts a bad pass around the wrong guy. The events which follow will test his courage, his strength...and his soul. In the surreal tradition of The Twilight Zone, "Friday Afternoon" is an unforgettable journey into the inner reality of who a man really is.
Metamorphosis of Me
Price: Free! Words: 4,670. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A reclusive man may be flubbing his reentry into society.
Old Farts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012 by Norilana Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Everyone knows that bookstores are such enticing places, filled with the complex scent of books, periodicals, freshly ground coffee, and infinite possibilities. Wonders, secrets, and delights lurk among the stacks... And yet, few know the real truth. Bookstores conceal unimaginable dangers! This very short story by two-time Nebula Award Finalist Vera Nazarian packs a very literary punch.
Subvision
Price: Free! Words: 56,570. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Scherzo Trepan's journey to the underworld begins each morning on the banks of a river. A rusted fridge is his elevator and to the sweat and heat of an incinerator plant he travels. Until one day he wakes up in a hospital to the sight of aliens landing and the sound of a snapped on rubber glove.
Rồng và Rắn
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,800. Language: Urdu. Published: April 18, 2012 by Kệ Sách eBook. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
NGUYỄN VIỆN RỒNG & RẮN Hay là bốn tiểu thuyết Nguyễn Viện Tiểu thuyết Kệ Sách eBook Publishing Center Smashwords Edition Copyright @2012 by Nguyễn Viện ISBN: 978-1-4524-7353-6
Imbroglio
Price: Free! Words: 55,170. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Life manifests as an ovegrown, petulant baby, whilst melancholy flirts dangerously with an identity crisis.
Miedo a salir de noche
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,220. Language: Spanish. Published: April 17, 2012 by Literaturas Comunicacion SL. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Cuando David G. Panadero se decidió a contar estas diez historias, no tardó en darse cuenta de que la erudición literaria, lo que hubiese podido aprender en otros libros, o el intento de acercarse al estilo de sus escritores favoritos, eran todos ellos caminos equivocados. Panadero quería hablar de Madrid, de la vida en las calles. De sus miedos y de sus noches.
Dilaby Ridge
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,140. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012 by Moorna Publications. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Friends out for a horseback beach ride, a truck driver looking forward to his retirement, two British youngsters backpacking in Australia, suddenly and without warning a tragic accident would ensure that five of the six would no longer have a future to look forward to. Down, but not out, the only human survivor, after a long, hard, painful battle, eventually comes to terms with his fate.
Warm Refrigerator
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,490. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
An unfortunate private eye washes up in a town out of time and off the map.
Ichthyology
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
"The doctors said, when she was born, that the gills would eventually fade away on their own." "Michael Hartford's "Ichthyology" is brutal and eloquently told, a brilliant carnage of a story about a half-girl, half-reptilian fish whose provocative imagery swells up from the page." - Brooke Hall, "Baltimore City Paper"
My Dancing Grandmother plus other award winning short stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,140. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A collection of nine original short stories by Elizabeth Pulford, five of which have won awards. All stories have been published in either anthologies, on the radio, or literary magazines The stories marked with an ** have either won or been placed in the top three of national short story competitions in New Zealand.
Ucenicii Cuvantului
Price: $9.89 USD. Words: 57,790. Language: Romanian. Published: April 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Religious
Romanul de ficţiune Ucenicii Cuvântului dezvăluie într-un ritm alert şi tulburător evenimentele cruciale ale lumii, surprinse într-o viziune unică şi inefabilă. Naraţiunea e copleşitoare, suspensul e la el acasă, cititorul devine captivul unei lupte pe viaţă şi pe moarte între forţele binelui şi cele ale răului. Miza conflictului este omul(cititorul), cărora Divinul le oferă libertatea de a alege.
Diez relatos, diez miradas
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 77,110. Language: Spanish. Published: April 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Diez relatos, diez miradas reúne una colección de relatos seleccionados y comentados por diez colaboradores de la revista digital ¡¡Ábrete libro!! El conjunto contiene historias de algunos de los más grandes escritores de la literatura universal como Kipling, Dickens, Kafka, Wilde, Maupassant, Clarín, Akutagawa, London, Machado de Assis o Blackwood.
Secrets from the Black Bag
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 61,550. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Educational
All over the planet - from Pakistan to Tanganyika, from Scotland to Australia - doctors carrying their little black bags enter the private worlds of patients as they struggle with the business of living and dying.
The Roaming Mortician
Price: Free! Words: 7,800. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Washed up and wasted, punk's poster-boy, Slade Mortimer, is on his last leg. Running from everyone and everything he ever knew, Slade descends on Moonsock, a small town in west Tennessee, desperately seeking an inheritance and a chance at a new life.
Lost in Cognito
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,230. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012 by Piggy Press Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Undaunted by the skimpy information given for his latest case, Jake Brown, private investigator, finds himself in Cognito, a grid of connecting streets and avenues, a place designed for the lost and the transitory.