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Tales of Mystery and Truth by Jeffrey K. Hill
Price: Free! Words: 46,310. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This collection of seven tales, sprung from the novel "The Beggars of Azure", features crocodile men, books that don't exist, portals through time, living paintings, and, of course, love. Some of the tales feature characters or detail events from the novel. Some of these tales are tangential to the mood and themes in the novel. All of them testify to the fact that reality answers to no one.
Better You Go Home by Scott Driscoll
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,340. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » General
Chico Lenoch wonders why his Czech father refuses to contact family left behind the Iron Curtain. After discovering letters revealing the existence of a half-sister, he travels to the Czech Republic to find his forgotten sister and unearth the secrets his father has buried all these years. Chico’s quest is complicated by his urgent need for a donor kidney. Might his sister be a candidate?
Hollywood Assistant by Jonas Eriksson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,970. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A Hollywood superstar suffers a mental collapse, her marriage is falling apart, her career is on the ropes and the only one keeping it all together is her loyal assistant and friend, Darryl. Problem is, he's kind of in love with her. Soon he finds himself drawn into a story that is much like the movies his employer stars in. But in real life the answers aren't in the script...
The Stool Pigeon: A Short Story by Christina Hyun
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 990. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A female State Security agent in the capital of North Korea gets the green light to betray her country's premier. The Graham Greene Birthplace Trust awarded "The Stool Pigeon" first place in the suspense category for short fiction at the 2012 Graham Greene Festival.
Cuckoo Funeral, Magique, The Odd Job: Three Short Stories by Christina Hyun
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / General(4.50 from 2 reviews)
In "Cuckoo Funeral", a Korean-American teen knows her mother is the keeper of a secret, but she cannot pry it from her. In "Magique", a man wants his wife to partner with him in his greatest dream - to be a full-time magician - but she thinks magic is a stupid hobby. He gives her one last chance to support him. In "The Odd Job", an old man offers a vagrant woman a job scraping paint off his house.
L'enfance sans alibi by Philippe Jaroussault
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 78,520. Language: French. Published: September 10, 2013 by Editions Dedicaces. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
En prononçant ton nom de Marilem, je n’ai fait que chérir l’absolu d’un désir, comme on vénère l’effigie des îles Marquises, celle-là même qui reconnaît en nous, la puissance mythique des tatouages et stigmates d’une vie commise aux sources de l’enfance.
The Night Friends by Jeff Tompkins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,120. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Inspired by a real-life crime that shocked New York City in the late 1990s, "The Night Friends" unfolds in the shadowy netherworld of Central Park after dark. After a chance encounter, a lonely, troubled man becomes friendly with three misfit teenagers who see the park as their refuge—until a series of fraught misunderstandings leads to a nightmarish final scene of hallucinatory intensity.
The Circle Game by Jaye Viner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,600. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
An otherwordly inspirational speaker has life going for him until he encounters his ex girlfriend who makes him melt, literally.
A Vision At Sunrise by W. John Bowen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,550. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
this is the story of a boy coming from meager beginnings who by hard work rises above a life of poverty to become a successful entrepreneur. but along the way he makes some bad choices which come back to haunt him and ultimately destroys his business and his personal life. He decides to end it all one morning at sunrise and he sees in those final moments both the joys and the futility of his life.
Guppy Soup by JT Therrien
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 23,660. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013 by Fine Form Press. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The stories in Guppy Soup explore human nature and how we sometimes simply don't live up to our potential. Guppy Soup reveals us as who we (oftentimes) are: impatient, petty, jealous, flawed creatures who have knee-jerk reactions to the world of appearances; people who fall too far short of achieving a charitable outlook on life and on others to be considered good.
The Odor of Orchids by Charles Bechtel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,270. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013 by Charles Bechtel. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This book takes you into the steamy summer-hot mountains of western North Carolina, but it's not a regional book. History is made equally among people who do not make it into the news, and the history of three strangers coming together becomes a microcosm of what troubles the daily life of us all. Love, loss, sex, strangeness, hope, anxiety, confusion, betrayal... these and more are all in there.
Popo Wakes Up by Joe Cotter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,340. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Imagine that on the morning you turn into a nap—causing everyone who sees you to fall asleep—you learn that the woman you’ve seen in your dreams for years turns out to be real and that she’s just been abducted by North Koreans. You would feel horrible, right? Would you enlist the help of a family of immigrant smugglers and try to rescue her? Popo Wakes Up is the story of a man who would.
The Taste of Translation by Anne Gambling
Price: Free! Words: 137,550. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: September 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A Muslim princess learns to die to self, a Christian translator learns there are other ways to write, and a secular exile from the Bosnian War learns to open to her past in order to embrace the future. Across a shifting landscape spanning Europe and North Africa, and bridging more than six centuries, their pilgrimages to the centre of being tell a single story – of what it means to love.
How They Spend Their Sundays by Courtney McDermott
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 43,900. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013 by Whitepoint Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Female authors
Courtney McDermott’s debut story collection unveils a perspective of African life that is both startling and intimate. An Afrikaner woman sleeps with a shotgun because she fears black Africans, an undead garbage man “saves” lives by taking them, a modern day Cinderella struggles to escape the bitter residual constraints of colonialism. These twenty-two tales embrace graphic realism and magic.
Im Spiegel der Basilisk by Kurt Mejstrik
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 74,220. Language: German. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
-Roman- Auf einer Flugreise erlebt der Ich-Erzähler teils reale,teils imaginäre Abenteuer, wo sich Traumwelten und Realitäten vermischen.Sein Leben wird durch fantastische Szenen und tatsächliche Begegnungen mit bisher Unbekannten dramatisch hinterfragt. Wirklichkeit oder Hirngespinste bringen ihn in schier ausweglose Situationen. Dramatische Lebensphilosophie verpackt n einem spannenden Roman.
No hay buen puerto by Hermann Gil Robles
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 12,680. Language: Spanish. Published: September 1, 2013 by Vozed editorial. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
«La tendencia de Hermann Gil Robles por lo fantástico es saludable en una Literatura […] en la que el realismo se lleva las palmas. Es notable el ritmo narrativo, el logro de una muy bien trabajada tensión narrativa que posibilita una lectura rápida e intensa, y un equilibrio en el lenguaje que contribuye a ubicar las historias y a sus personajes. Pobre de aquel que no se cuide de sí mismo.»
Historias del Kronen by José Ángel Mañas
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,500. Language: Spanish. Published: August 31, 2013 by Erres Proyectos Digitales, S.L.U.. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Una pandilla de veinteañeros ociosos se zambulle vertiginosamente en el verano madrileño más opresivo y decadente sin saber que su búsqueda de sensaciones cambiará para siempre sus vidas.
Revelations by James Eddy
Series: Diamonds, #9. Price: Free! Words: 3,200. Language: British English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
It begins at a funeral, where the truth is hidden away inside the pages of a book no one was ever meant to read. But these words were never destined to stay silent. They are words with the power to make some sense of a girl’s life and death and reveal secrets that are terrible and beautiful enough to condemn and redeem both the guilty and the innocent.
"Como humo" by
You set the price! Words: 19,180. Language: Spanish. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Alternative history
“Como humo”. Una bonita narración de Fernández R. Para todos los públicos. Usted puede leer “Como humo” (un montón de páginas, y creciendo) gratis o pagando. Retrátese, ¡hombre!, no sea usted envidioso. ¡Caramba!