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Onward
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 111,260. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Onward is the dramatic story of James, a recent college graduate, who, seeking one last uninhibited stint, returns to his regular summer job, waiting tables in a tourist town. Subtle, yet simplistic prose, tells of a journey for personal truth and identity, tested by work—the burdened time of dinner rushes, arduous customers, and head nodding with delighted smiles; and play—midday relaxing at the
Virgil's "Aeneid": A Retelling in Prose
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 85,440. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Literature » Literary
This book is a retelling of Virgil's "Aeneid" in novel form. The "Aeneid" is well worth reading. In addition to being the epic of ancient Rome, the "Aeneid" contains the fullest surviving ancient account of the fall of Troy. It also contains the story of the tragic love affair between Aeneas and Dido, the queen of Carthage—a story that Virgil apparently invented.
Colder, Darker, Harder
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,810. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Failed guitarist Sid and writer Molly find a wild young woman passed out on their steps who proceeds to turn their lives upside down.
Herr Melby Makes Coffee
Price: Free! Words: 1,690. Language: British English. Published: January 22, 2013 by Favourite Colours. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
In an old hut by a railway in Norway, two men face up to the reality of their love affair; both knowing what they want, but aware of the impossibility of realising it.
Liza Jane No-Name
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013 by House of Lit. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Placed in the time of the Civil War, this literary short story carries us through darkness into light, as a young black girl finds her power and liberation in an unexpected place.
Last Class
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,800. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Last Class is a comedic novel about lust and love, authority run amok, and teenage rebellion. A gay high school student launches a multimedia protest against narrow-minded teachers, his tranquilized monkey classmates, and a totalitarian high school principal. The protest snowballs into a full-fledged rebellion that rockets a tiny town from obscurity into the bizarre glare of unwanted stardom.
Literary Lunes Magazine- January/February 2013 Issue
Price: Free! Words: 9,120. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Welcome to the first issue of 2013! We have lots of advice from what writers really hate, to tips to consider before publishing. Wacky Writers is back, and so is Behind the Scenes! We also have Book reviews from Lunar Reviews, Terra-Firma and Ashley Laura. Enjoy!
The Painting of Porcupine City: A Novel
Price: $4.89 USD. Words: 117,080. Language: American English. Published: January 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sexy and sweet, gritty and gut-wrenching, "The Painting of Porcupine City" takes readers on a graffiti-covered adventure spanning years and hemispheres and miles of painted walls. From the author of "The Cranberry Hush."
Cell Phones Evolved
Price: Free! Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Categories: Essay » Technology, Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is a short creativity essay, using fictional dialog/setting. The topic is about how cell phones evolved. However, the purpose was to incorporated creative fictional dialog into a non-fiction essay. I did that to make the essay more interesting to me.
The Listeners
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 103,240. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013 by Bancroft Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In a borough quarantined due to an airborne illness that causes deformity, insanity, and death, a 14-year-old boy named Daniel, orphaned by the plague, is caught up with a one-eared gang/cult called the Listeners. But all he really wants is to find his best friend Katie, trapped elsewhere in the quarantine. Harrison Demchick's electrifying debut is a harrowing work of literary horror.
The Front Porch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Front Porch: the place, literal or figurative, where Americans watch the world go by. Journalists help expand America’s front porch to a worldwide stage. They put on a pretty face and soften the blow of ugly news. They must hold the line between “need to know” and “too much information.” But at what cost, when the horrors of the world become just another day at the office?
Conversations at Night
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,560. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Life, Art, and Civilization; Arkansas style. Part 1 - (1965-1974) Drugs, Sex and Violence. Part 2 - (1972-1974) A man wants to be remembered. Part 3 - (Before 1965) Profiles in Courage.
Handover
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 36,900. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Handover, a vivid, cinematic new novella by Paul Blaney, writer in residence at Rutgers University, peels back the skin of expatriate Hong Kong to uncover vengeance, betrayal, and madness
Age In A Time Of Insanity and Other Short Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,820. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
21 upbeat tales of choice and challenge. A telepathic plea from an abused, isolated woman -- the impending theft of the assets and freedoms of an 89 year old nursing home resident -- the struggles of a young divorcee sheltering a frail musician -- and more are within these pages.
Illustrated Dodge a Twist and a Tobacconist
Series: The Alexander Legacy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,660. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Illustrated with full-page, full-color Victorian-era art, this Steampunk Literary Tribute merges characters from classic stories into a crimefighting team battling human trafficking. Characters from Alcott, Stevenson, Dickens and others. Prowl the Thames in a steam-powered Catfish. Soar over London in a stealth glider. Witness astonishing redemption and restoration.
The Scribe -- Winter 2013
Price: Free! Words: 9,250. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Fiction » Literature » Literary
St. Louis Writers Guild presents The Scribe: Literary publication for writers, by writers
Blues for Beginners: Stories and Obsessions
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,970. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013 by Bacon Press Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
In this deftly written collection,Judith Podell’s bluesy stories about life, love and loss would be heartbreaking if they weren't so funny. Whether she’s writing about Greenwich Village or Washington,DC, group therapy, magic brownies or sex in a fallout shelter -- Podell recreates a time when first jobs, like first loves, weren’t how we were going spend the rest of our lives.
O plus F
Price: Free! Words: 64,810. Language: American English. Published: January 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A solitary man in a diner on the coast of Maine. A tall beautiful stranger. A whip. A bronze heart. Hawaii. The Northwest ... How far will he go to face the truth about himself? ... This is a story about borders: between father and son, between sex and love, between life and death.
The Champion of All Snacks
Price: Free! Words: 1,580. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A father decides to make himself the Champion of All Snacks. When his young daughter Sabrina walks in the kitchen hoping to get a piece of her favorite delicacy, he clearly informs her that he's making his Specialty Snack for himself only, but agrees to teach her how to make it. However, the lesson on how to prepare the infamous snack turns out to be a little bit too technical for Sabrina!
Wild, Hard, Sweet
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,810. Language: American English. Published: January 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Harry is determined to outdo his smooth successful father. Charley is a local hero, an athlete, good-natured, fiercely independent. They join forces in a drug buy and are busted on the Maine coast. Charley runs; Harry games the system, using his family's money and connections. Who comes out ahead? This is a finely written story about mavericks growing up. Sexy, visual, and honest.