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The Preppy and the Trout
By Robert Reichardt
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,000. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Set in the glamorous resort town of Sun Valley/Ketchum, Idaho, the story revolves around a young, insecure, former lacrosse star who owns a fly-fishing shop, his demanding preppy wife, and a bungling older man who’s recently moved west to escape his troubles by trout fishing.
Obsolescence (short story)
By Angela Meyer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
In the rainy city of Bergen, Norway, a tattooed, troll-like figure quietly disposes of 'the guilty'. But Knut's instinct-driven mission is becoming more and more complex... Originally published in The Lifted Brow 6: Atlas, edited by Ronnie Scott. Cover: artwork by Cecile Raposo-Knight, design by Sonja Meyer.
Birds (short story)
By Angela Meyer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,250. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
'It’s just a job. It’s just a day. Everyone does it. People are worse off somewhere. There is nothing wrong. The walls are not closing in. You are fine.' A near-future story about anxiety. Originally published in Wet Ink: Issue 14 (2009). Cover: artwork by Lily Mae Martin, type by Kenneth Erickson
Dust on His Soul
By Jason Blacker
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 136,300. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Inspired by the life and times of Stephen Biko an apartheid activist arguably as important as Mandela. This novel is a fictional account of such a character. A story of sacrifice, suffering but ultimately redemption. Set in apartheid South Africa during the 1970s and 1980s, the dark days of South Africa's history also bred an incredible thirst for justice. A triumph of the human spirit.
Zoom!
By Bluetrix Books
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,650. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Zoom! Flash fiction collection. Fantasy, science fiction, mainstream.
The Real Thing
By M.R. Jordan
Price: Free! Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011 by M. R. Jordan. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Summer's mother wants to fall in love with a vampire or werewolf. Summer just wants a dad. Bruce could be the guy if her mother would just stop looking for the real thing.
Why Waste English Setters on Dog Shows?
By Robert Scott Leyse
Price: Free! Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
On the fine art of sowing chaos in public places, with the assistance of undisciplined dogs.
You Will Notice That Hallways Are Painted (short story)
By Angela Meyer
Price: Free! Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
0.5 star(4.40 from 5 reviews)
They're not really crazy but they aren't 'functional' members of society either: they drink, feel, touch and love too much. Is it possible to hold onto yourself, and still get out of the institution? Originally published in Torpedo Greatest Hits (Hunter Publishers, 2010) edited by Chris Flynn. Cover artwork and design by Kenneth Erickson.
A Beautiful Cup
By Chris Morgan
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 145,830. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Everything you want in a novel - love, sex, crime, fledgling mobsters, tarot readings, dancing, mayhem, fog, beautiful cups of coffee and beautiful people who serve them.
A Dream of Kings
By Harry Mark Petrakis
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 47,940. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"A Dream of Kings" tells the tale of Leonidas Matsoukas, a half-charlatan and half-concerned adviser, who is by turns a compulsive gambler and adulterer. But Matsoukas's dreams are fixed on an ailing son, for whose cure everything must be sacrificed. A journey to the sacred land of Greece will restore the health of the child and, perhaps too, the dignity of the father.
The Hour of the Bell
By Harry Mark Petrakis
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 109,990. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Set in 1820 and 1821, "The Hour of the Bell" recreates the beginnings of the Greek War of Independence after 400 years of slavery under the Turkish Empire. From the raids of mountain guerrillas, to the great sea battles of small island fleets, to the savage siege and butchery at Tripolitza, all come vividly alive in this great historical adventure.
Ian's Story
By Stephen Faulds
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,640. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A spiritual seeker struggles with love and guilt in a disturbing split narrative tale about the human spirit versus the power of shame, despair and grief.
Seven Stories About Working in a Bookstore
By Pablo D'Stair
Price: Free! Words: 16,190. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Memoir based fiction of a young man's days of petty theft at a strip-mall bookstore.
Life Knots
By Terry Hayman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,170. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
From Greek slaves to grieving grocery shoppers, everyone has a life knot or two to struggle through. Join a man who meets a talking dog, a prostitute who witnesses Houdini's murder, a painter committed to painting just one neighborhood,and more. Contains “The Grocery Zoo Story”, “Observe, If You Will...”, “One Place”, “Never His Sword”, and "The Rock.
Forgotten Forest of the Innocent
By Violet Yates
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
I wrote this short story while in college as an English Undergrad, as a way to escape from the drudgery of research papers and text books. I had an idea: what if the world of fantasy and reality were to intersect? What if, say, a fairy found a telephone ringing in the forest? What would technology mean to the people who populated the fantasy world? Voila: Forgotten Forest of the Innocent was born.
The Danger and The Enemy
By Dirk van Nouhuys
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,670. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 1 review)
The Danger: Three men exposed to radiation in a nuclear accident are hospitalized in isolation because they are dangerous to others. Sick and delusional, two make a daring escape only to suffer slow degeneration in the every-day world. The Enemy: Belgian villagers are caught between lines in WWII. A boy comes of age in chaos, fear, and poignant irony.
Repatriation
By Kristina Howells
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Repatriation is a short story about an oil refinary worker, who had to leave his long term girlfriend behind. When civil war broke out in Yemen it was a decision that made or broke their relationship.
Peaches [a short story]
By Kris Sparks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,940. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Henry and Marianne met over sub sandwiches, just a chance encounter between two strangers waiting in line. They ate lunch together, just the two of them and Marianne's dog, Peaches. But life is never as simple for people as it is for dogs, not when strangers discover what they really want from one another. Kris Sparks is an award-winning author of mystery, suspense, and literary fiction.
Possum Trot
By J. Harley McIlrath
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 39,670. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The pieces in this collection form a lament for a way of life mostly gone. “The family farm is dead. Did you know?” says one character within. “E.B. White writes Charlotte’s Web today, it takes place in a hog confinement. Imagine Wilbur living in a concentration camp for pigs.”
La debutante
By Lola Beccaria
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,080. Language: Spanish. Published: May 19, 2011 by Literaturas Comunicacion SL. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
La debutante, opera prima de Lola Beccaria cuya edición en ebook presenta ahora en exclusiva Literaturas Com Libros, es una novela sobre el ascenso social. Un ascenso social, en este caso, basado en la falta de escrúpulos, la trasgresión de la moral y el crimen si es preciso. Como señala la propia autora, “es la historia de una ambición”.