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Average Sunday Afternoon by Pat Jourdan
Price: Free! Words: 21,670. Language: British English. Published: June 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Short Stories. Humour flits through, from an invasion by cows, crime in Dublin, death in a dustbin, to village legends and the everyday visions of a mad girl. All the people in these stories break rules and test the boundaries of habit, faith or even television. For good or bad, the covers are stripped away and life can never be the same again.
Sketches from the Spanish Mustang by Benjamin X. Wretlind
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,520. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
A jilted husband with a grudge, a bomb, and a dead wife; three mothers facing life and death; a warrior in a battle with his memory; a man at odds with the stereotypes surrounding him; an immigrant looking for fortune in the wrong places; and a woman who can't stop running for her life. These are the subjects of a woman with a gift, a woman who has already lost everything.
BALLARD motor court by Mike Kiley
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,830. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ballard, a part-time mail-order private detective, confronts the mystery behind an attempt on his life and in the process plumbs the very nature of reality. Mix in a novice tarot card reader, a graphic novelist, a psychic police inspector, a street rabbi and his golem, a pack of wild dogs, and you have the supernatural novella that is BALLARD motor court. The living creatures ran & returned.
Ladies of the Dance by May Mansoor Munn
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 94,560. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Prior to the Six-Day War in 1967, Alya Habeeb, a Muslim-Christian teacher, and the radio personality Majed Alami, dance with international friends in the Semiramis Hotel courtyard, ignoring the pending conflict. But her brother Omar is willing to risk it all to fight for freedom. As tensions mount, they must learn new steps that will lead them into a world forever changed by political upheaval.
Interstate Dreams by Neal Barrett Jr.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,780. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Dreamer came back to Austin, Texas from a bad banana war with a souvenir slug in his head. No big deal, just a minor side effect: Now, every safe, every lock, every fancy alarm takes a nap when he's around. Dreamer's not tempted. He's straight arrow and doesn't need the dough. He's happy selling guppies, hanging out at Mama Lucy's Vishnu and esus Barbecue. It's never that simple with Neal Barrett.
Erase my memory, gentlemen by Masuta
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 29,690. Language: Russian. Published: June 18, 2012 by T/O "Neformat". Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
На землю мягко опускались сумерки. Снежинки кружились и водили свой непонятный хоровод. Все искрилось праздничным светом. Яркие огни, освещая весь город, замирали в ожидании чуда.
Contrappasso Magazine, Issue 1: International Writing by Matthew Asprey Gear
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 47,990. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
CONTRAPPASSO is an independent biannual magazine of international writing published in Sydney, Australia. Issue 1 features James Crumley, Lester Goran, Floyd Salas, James Scott Linville, Noel King, Vanessa Berry, Mimi Lipson, Peter Doyle, and poetry by Elias Greig, Pip Muratore, Lindsay Tuggle, Tessa Lunney, Chris Oakey, Fiona Yardley, and Paolo Totaro.
Mercy (A Southern Gothic Short Story) by Rachelle Taylor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,860. Language: American English. Published: June 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
In this Southern Gothic short, a sheltered, impoverished teenager seeks to impress a neighbor boy, with destructive results. This story explores poverty, neglect, mental illness, and misogyny in rural Appalachia. This story originally appeared in Printer's Devil Review.
Wind Tunnel by Lane Diamond
Price: Free! Words: 9,770. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Adventure » Travel(4.00 from 1 review)
The sad and depressing Chicago ER has worn down Dr. Michael Sheehan. He wants more. He wants to make a difference. He wants to give back. And what goes around comes around. ~~~~~ Doctors Without Borders has just the spot for Doc Sheehan, and Pablo is glad Doc came. The local historian and storyteller believes in paying it forward, even if no one can understand quite how he pulled it off.
Jack Lives Here by Lynnette Lounsbury
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,050. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Lulu suspects that Jack Kerouac is not dead but alive and well and living in Baja Mexico, she sets out to find him and convince him to go on the road one last time.
The Evaporation of Hands by Robert Louis Henry
You set the price! Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012 by Leaf Garden Press. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Poetry and prose. No specific theme. A lot of yata yata and plenty of la-de-da.
Lost Apple by Iain Mavro Coggins
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 121,920. Language: American English. Published: June 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Educational
Laid off by their school districts, Frank, Paul, Arianna and Jan are enticed by billionaire Tim Schimmel's generous financial offer. The only catch: surviving his summer program (and each other) in the stifling, bug-ridden hills of the Arkansas Ozarks. But physical discomfort is a minor nuisance when confronted with the bizarre machinations of their wealthy host.
Shifting Gears by Shawn Maravel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,920. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Wesley Pierce, a Virginia State Trooper, is in search of the perfect log cabin to settle down in. After losing his brother and doing his best to care for the family he left behind he decides, a year after Nathan’s death, that he’s finally ready to move forward.
Did You Whisper Back? by Kate Rigby
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,930. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Did You Whisper Back? is a psychological novel about family secrets and a disturbing portrayal of the fragility of the mind.
El llibre de tòpics by Carles Bellver Torlà
Price: Free! Words: 22,470. Language: Catalan. Published: June 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
La inesperada aparició d’un manuscrit que connecta Lovecraft amb l’inventor de la bomba atòmica. Els riscos de casar-se per catàleg. En una casa de Castelló hi ha una entrada a l’infern... Vint relats breus de Carles Bellver Torlà, calculadament ambigus uns o francament fantàstics uns altres. Inquietants o còmics segons com es miri: això ja depèn del lector.
Stroomstoring by Aglaia Bouma
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,300. Language: Dutch. Published: June 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
Bij een bezoek aan haar dementerende grootmoeder wordt een jonge vrouw geconfronteerd met de fataliteit van het leven. Waar zult u spijt van hebben als het einde nadert?
Triumph of the Ape by Todd Dills
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 52,780. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
From New South yarn to end-of-days dirge, buoyant realism and slapstick satire, the tapestry of style and genre in these 14 collected short stories screams with themes of American folly. Written over the first decade of the 21st century, the stories reach back into the past of the author's native South Carolina -- and forward into a grim future where love nonetheless remains humanity's best hope.
Waltz of Love: Poems New and Selected by Bhuwan Thapaliya
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Waltz of Love is a pristine ode to love in the lap of the Himalayas.The poetry that you will read in this book is born in the palpitating moral fiber of a heart that bleeds love. Intrepid is the reader who dares to board in the literary fl