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Promise - Short Stories From Promise Goodday
Series: Wes Writers and Publishers ยท Free. Price: Free! Words: 7,830. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » African American fiction » General
Promise - Short Stories from Promise Goodday These scorching short stories are taken from the novel Promise Goodday. Pete the serial rapist/killer meets his fate in an abandoned amusement park in the The story "End of the Line." In "Goose Steps" you meet Promise, sassy yet innocent and unaware of the fate about to befall her. It all converges later in the searing heartbreaking novel.
Genre Shotgun: A Collection of Short Fiction
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,250. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » General
This collection contains all of Terry Ervin’s published short stories to date. It includes tales of science fiction, horror, mystery, suspense and inspiration. Remorse and redemption, revenge and revelation, cowardice and courage—all are contained within this fast-paced and riveting collection.
Three yet One
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,670. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
"Her gaze was not absent, as it had been shortly before; instead, it was fixed on the flowers on the wallpaper that lined the room. She noticed, for the first time, that the flowers were daisies. And she shifted her gaze from one to the next, to see if the pattern was the same, and she found that it was. Is that not delightful? Daisies painted on paper."
Cleanse the Soul
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,630. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012 by Eiso Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A man in prison claws at the walls around him. Accused of a crime he didn't commit, he thinks on his family, life, and he trembles. His captors wear him down, and pick his defenses apart. Pain and exhaustion come together and make him feel like an animal who has nothing more than the truth to hold on to. But what happens when he loses that?
American Dream
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,640. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A young artist living in poverty finds himself in line to inherit a family castle. Follow his journey to overcome clinical depression and claim a place in his family with his son. In this character study, scientist author J.J.Brown explores healing of creativity for people with emotional illness.
The Deed of the Monkeys: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 2,410. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Horror » Crime
At a quiet restaurant in an unnamed city a man and a woman sit across from each other. She is distraught. He is quickly drunk. Neither can stop thinking of what they've just seen - a deed so brutal, so terrible as to leave the woman in tears. Was it a moment of meaningless urban violence or was it something more?
Pedalling Backwards
Price: Free! Words: 57,200. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
On a bleak, muddy island in the Blackwater Estuary, Lizzie struggles to come to terms with the loss of her unborn child and the death of her sister. Trapped in a damp cottage with her ineffectual but well-meaning husband, and her aloof parents, the things that are said and left unsaid on this strained family holiday threaten the complex ties between mothers and fathers and their daughters.
A Game
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,450. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
"'Now, you’ve played cards with so many people, but only once, a long time ago, have you played with me, écarté. Isn’t écarté the name of that game you taught me? Let’s play a game.' Xavier started laughing."
Park Life
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 77,730. Language: British English. Published: November 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Susan moves to Birmingham in search of a fresh start she’s unprepared for the challenges she’ll have to face. Her new next-door neighbour Craig thinks he’s more than ready for life but has yet to learn that the best laid plans have a habit of going awry. They’re not friends. Yet. But many things can change during a walk through a park, or over tea and cake in a café.
The Scribe -- Fall Edition
Price: Free! Words: 6,360. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Literary publication for writers, by writers
The Purpose of Gravity and Other Fabulous Stories
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 56,740. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A collection of eleven short stories all previously published in literary magazines - two of them award winners.
Alvin's Farm Book 5: An Innate Sense of Recognition
Series: Alvin's Farm, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 75,640. Language: American English. Published: October 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
As Chelsea plans her wedding, missing family members cast shadows. Eric’s unstable girlfriend Dana causes distress for Jenny and Sam, but while Jenny battles her marijuana usage, Sam realizes the best place for their youngest is the farm. Dana’s anguish threatens to overwhelm, but other sinister forces bear down on all in the Willamette Valley.
Phnom Penh Noir
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 100,410. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Many noir anthologies have inspired writers and publishers around the world to gather novelists to set noir stories in a city. When it comes to noir, not all cities are equal. The history of genocide and dislocation sets Phnom Penh apart from other places. What other city in modern times was emptied of all of his people at gun point, a city abandoned and left as a ghost town?...
Larks Monthly Review, April 2012
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,820. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » General
Larks does it again by combing the April editions of Larks Fiction Magazine into one comprehensive magazine for reading on the go. In this issue; Jerry Guarino, Carl Barker, Claire Ashmead, Paul Peppers, Nanda Olney, Jessica Morrow, Jeff Poole, John Skylar, Elizabeth J. Kepsel, and Lachlan David.
Kotipaikkani on rakkaus
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 28,120. Language: Finnish. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Kotipaikkani on rakkaus sisältää 20 miesnäkökulmasta kerrottua novellia rakkaudesta naisiin (ei romanssi-genreä). Melankoliset ja haikeat novellit vievät miesten päänsisäisiin tunteisiin eri puolille maailmaa Suomesta Irlantiin, Iso-Britanniaan, Yhdysvaltoihin, Italiaan, Euroopan halki kulkevalle automatkalle. Ihmissuhteiden aiheuttamiin moninaisiin tunteisiin, niin kuin ne elämässä näyttäytyvät.
Rachmaninoff Lives
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,410. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A head-over-heels lesbian couple gets a visit from the narrator’s prim and proper mom, who advises them not to be lesbians - but with a surprising tale that casts a spell over their afternoon. Published in CALYX, 2005.
I Want to Die—Or Fight Back
Price: Free! Words: 10,680. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
FOR ADULTS ONLY This short story contains adult themes such as rape and other kinds of violence. This short story is not erotica.
Pretending it's Daytime
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,110. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A college student's one week gig as a live-in sitter for two wealthy kids proves more than challenging. Published in Side Show, 1996.
Scar Jewelry
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,710. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 7 reviews)
What do we really know about our parents or the ways they shape us? For twins Deirdre and Langston, 20, the answer is: not enough. With their father long dead, and their mother now in a coma, they realize they don't even know whom to notify. In fact, they understand almost nothing about their mother. They delve into her life and uncover secrets that revise the past and transform the future.
Dodger
Price: Free! Words: 50,960. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
After literally dodging a bullet and thwarting an attempted robbery, lovable loser Jim Bailey is thrust into the spotlight as a bona fide hero, a Messiah, a Real Life Neo of sorts. He's invited to appear on a morning talk show, and after making a complete ass of himself on national television, is given a choice: cash in on his celebrity or retreat into full on exile.