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Caring for the Elderly
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 1 review)
Hun is ninety-some-odd years old and at the mercy of a bitter, controlling black woman hired by the family to keep their beloved relative at home till she dies. When Hun's two grand-nieces show up one fall morning for a visit, the caregiver cranks her meanness up a notch. She gets them told! Hun cries...
Three Stories About Extremity
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,440. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
What bubbles up in your consciousness when faced with the extremity of death, either yours or others with whom you interact? The theme of the individual in extremis links these three stories, each singular in its account of the moment we all know we have coming.
A Daughter's Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,330. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2010 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A young woman attempts to take care of her father who struggles with inner demons from his time at war. Can a daughter's love overcome the ferocity of a battle being waged in the mind? A tale from the Nibs literary short story line.
The Divined Comedy
Price: Free! Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ava Frick works second shift at the Texaco Gas Mart where, when business is slow, she reads Soren Kierkegaard and drops the I Ching. The other day she got five broken lines ( __ __ ) and one solid ( _____ ). Not a good omen!
Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,480. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Fascinated by the human condition, the individual, and philosophy, L.R. Drake incorporates these elements into each one of his stories. This ebook contains four stories: “My Friend Nick” “The Man Who Cheated Death” “The Faithful Student" “Between Death and Life"
The Coffin Lady of Crosby
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
When you have death staring you in the face, what else can you do but build a coffin? This simple question transforms a life, revealing an unexpected blessing. Winner of 2010 Canis Latran Editor's Choice Award.
Price: Free! Words: 8,140. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Nadia Rasmussen, the reference librarian at Brandenberg Public Library, is discovering that true love can be found at the Hoxie Feed and Grange just as easily as at the cheesy dating bars.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,860. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
After recovering from a terrible car accident that rendered him a paraplegic, a man reflects on the new confines put on his life as he considers the limitations of life, faith, and love from a wheelchair.
Twice Born
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 79,910. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Although a romantic at heart, Sita consents to an arranged marriage to a medic Ram and starts her new life in Glasgow. Her feisty, confident, vivacious personality wins her friends. ‘Here comes chapatti and curry,’ laughs the big guy of the tipsy duo.' Aye and what are you, mince and tatties?’ retorts Sita, 'Learnt the patter, hen?
Historias Breves
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,170. Language: Spanish. Published: July 20, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
En este volumen hay 50 pequeñas historias sin moralejas, que al viejo estilo, tienen un comienzo y un final.
Life In Pause
Price: Free! Words: 3,720. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The movements of life and the pauses in between are revealed in this short narrative. From the perspective of a single man,neither hero nor villain; he is like us. His story doesn't begin here and even with his last words his story continues beyond the words THE END. But this short blurb is enough for now. In this post-apocalyptic short are the revelations, not of humanity, but of a simple man.
Liberation Theology
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Jim Croft is a young priest in crisis. Burnt out from his work in a Cape Town township at the end of the Apartheid era, he escapes to the relative Eden of Zimbabwe for a break. But this Eden has its own temptations.
The Measure of Gary Mooney
Price: Free! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Miss Davis’s class have been studying measurement all term. Today, they will measure each other’s normal walking speed. But class misfit Gary Mooney has other plans. This playground tale reveals much about social conformity, betrayal and punishment. The Measure of Gary Mooney was awarded third place in the New Zealand 2007 Sunday Star-Times Short Story Competition.
Something Safe, Something Free
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In time, Willie will drop from his high on alcohol and self-pity. In time, he will adapt to working for the black man who used to work for him. Bear now owns Willie's heavy-construction business, because of a change in govt. regulations. What Willie will never adapt to though is his x-wife's conning him out of his twin girls.
Sleight of Hand
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,200. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(3.71 from 7 reviews)
Is it possible to con your way out of hell? Fifty-two year old Daniel Cabrero thinks so and why wouldn’t he? That’s how he spent his entire life. But Jonah his spirit guide has reasons of his own for making sure Daniel pays for all the suffering and misery he’s caused others. Still sometimes people can change, even in hell. And maybe Daniel can keep his son from following the same path.
A Chinese Bar Mitzvah
Price: Free! Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Mr. Chen’s shiatsu has a level-three heart murmur. Unfortunately, the widower lives on a fixed income and can't afford the added expense of a sick dog. The agoraphobic Ada Goldfarb, whose son is a veterinarian, needs an escort to her grandson's bar mitzvah. Maybe they can work things out.
The House of Incest
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,030. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2010 by Sky Blue Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
The House of Incest, Anais Nin's famous prose poem, was first published in Paris in 1936 and immediately drew attention from the era's prominent writers, including Henry Miller and Lawrence Durrell. While written in English, it is considered a landmark work in the French surrealist tradition and one of the most unique books in 20th century literature.
All the Angels and Saints
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 195,530. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A grieving father blames the Catholic Church for the death of his daughter, a nun, who is killed while doing mission work in Guatemala. He sues the Church, and the struggle begins: faith and guilt clash with politics and grief as the father seeks accountability from the Church.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,850. Language: French. Published: July 14, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
La vie ne serait-elle que le mirage de promesses oubliées, de celles que l'on se fait enfant et que les années passant, on oublie au gré de ses échecs et réussites ? Avant d'être rattrapée par le son d'une voix que l'on n'a jamais connue, la sienne.
In the Fifth Season
Price: Free! Words: 64,070. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Against a background of modern corporate culture and a tragic death, this bitter-sweet comedy weaves stories of love and relationships, ambition and folly.