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The Range Trip
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
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
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
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
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?
Rabbit
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,430. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A middle aged slacker at the turn of the century, and the children he has created and destroyed. A novella.
Jack Dawkins
Price: $0.99 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.
50 Haiku
Price: Free! Words: 790. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Not the traditional Japanese Haiku system, these are a system of my own devising.
The Name of His Fathers
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.
Child Bride
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,000. Language: American English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Aisha is a young girl forcefully married to a wealthy forty-year old man. The poverty in her family is heightened by the drought in her country. Daily, she visits her mother’s dry farmland, praying for rain to fall and moisten the soil. She knows all hope is lost.
The Waking House
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
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
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
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.
An American Family
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 175,890. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A sprawling multi-generational novel about five siblings in a Jewish-American family. Beginning the day JFK was assassinated and ending on 9/11, the story takes us to Woodstock, Vietnam, Haight-Ashbury, the music scene on the Sunset Strip and the upper west side of Manhattan. More than just one family’s story, this book is a trip through the tumultuous changes in America during these years.
Hexes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,740. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Lonely and friendless, Arlene lives in a flimsy walk-up. One day a glamorous woman moves in upstairs. Can they become friends? (An original short story.)
The Days of a King
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,740. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A weird, cross-country coming of age story. Adam lets things happen to him. He's never been one to go out and do something. But he's had enough of that. He decides to start heading West and with each step, the journey gets stranger and stranger.
Siamese Dreams
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 108,020. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Ready to change the world, two high school friends from America begin a new life in Thailand. They take new names, learn Thai, and experiment with sex, drugs and radical lifestyles -- from spectacular poverty to salacious stardom. Set amid economic booms and an epic tsunami disaster, Siamese Dreams is rich with emotion, wit and insights into relations across cultures and sexes.
12 Steps
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,280. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
12 Steps is a novel about addiction, recovery, and the ways in which we're all a little more broken then we want to believe.
The Saint
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,910. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Inspirational
The Saint is a modern retelling of the Job story which recounts one man’s difficult, troubling and frequently maddening journey through the ramifications of divorce, infidelity, and the nature of relationships to ask not “Why do good men suffer?” but “After suffering, can we ever be fully restored?”