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Carl’s Hat Wins Marathon: a short story by Jeff Posey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports, Fiction » Literature » Literary
At age ninety-two, the last surviving player from Super Bowl XXI in 1987, Carl decides to win the New York Marathon or die trying. And that’s exactly what he does. In front of the world’s cameras, he crashes to the ground, finished. But his hat doesn’t stay finished. Runner after runner picks it up and relays it to the front-runners, where a battle of epic proportion ensues to get Carl’s hat acro
Four-Way Stop by Stephanie Flint
Price: Free! Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012 by Infinitas Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.00 from 2 reviews)
970 words. A man's choices lead him to four red lights in the middle of nowhere, where he is haunted by a ghost of his past.
Proxy by Jason Mallory
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,360. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Literature » Literary(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Robots replace human workers, devastating the economy. Civil War begins as presidential hopefuls legislate amid corruption.
Friday Afternoon by T.D. Johnston
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,650. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
In a hurry, and stuck behind a dirty pickup truck on a lonely two-lane road in western North Carolina, corporate executive Bryce Stanford attempts a bad pass around the wrong guy. The events which follow will test his courage, his strength...and his soul. In the surreal tradition of The Twilight Zone, "Friday Afternoon" is an unforgettable journey into the inner reality of who a man really is.
Old Farts by Vera Nazarian
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012 by Norilana Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(4.00 from 1 review)
Everyone knows that bookstores are such enticing places, filled with the complex scent of books, periodicals, freshly ground coffee, and infinite possibilities. Wonders, secrets, and delights lurk among the stacks... And yet, few know the real truth. Bookstores conceal unimaginable dangers! This very short story by two-time Nebula Award Finalist Vera Nazarian packs a very literary punch.
Ichthyology by Michael Hartford
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
"The doctors said, when she was born, that the gills would eventually fade away on their own." "Michael Hartford's "Ichthyology" is brutal and eloquently told, a brilliant carnage of a story about a half-girl, half-reptilian fish whose provocative imagery swells up from the page." - Brooke Hall, "Baltimore City Paper"
My Dancing Grandmother plus other award winning short stories by Elizabeth Pulford
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,140. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A collection of nine original short stories by Elizabeth Pulford, five of which have won awards. All stories have been published in either anthologies, on the radio, or literary magazines The stories marked with an ** have either won or been placed in the top three of national short story competitions in New Zealand.
The Roaming Mortician by Idabel Allen
Price: Free! Words: 7,800. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.00 from 1 review)
Washed up and wasted, punk's poster-boy, Slade Mortimer, is on his last leg. Running from everyone and everything he ever knew, Slade descends on Moonsock, a small town in west Tennessee, desperately seeking an inheritance and a chance at a new life.
Shafted Dreams by Stephanie Flint
Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012 by Infinitas Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
920 words. A father's actions run full-circle when he chooses to cut educational funding.
At the Ditch in the Center of the Universe by Geraldine Glodek
Price: Free! Words: 7,250. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012 by Geraldine Glodek. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
It's 1959. Tim Giovannini, whose family made it out of the mines and factories of Pennsylvania, wants nothing to do with kids whose parents still come home with dirty hands. He has a chance to go to the Buddy Holly concert in Iowa with Hal Jones, the laces of whose sneakers Tim does not feel fit to loose. Hal can't stomach Tim, but a ride to Iowa in Tim's dad's car is his only way to get there
The Blue Hat by Elizabeth Pulford
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
Set in New Zealand in the late 1940’s three children are sent to stay in the country where everything seems strange. This short story won a major NZ short story competition in 1990.
Resveries brouageaises by Peppone
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,050. Language: French. Published: April 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
En ce quatorze d’octobre de l’an mil six cent trente-et-un, j’allois considérant la mer océane dont les rouleaux convulsifs s’engouffroyent dans le havre à l’assaut de Brouage. Regard perdu, cheveux au vent, je révassois au beau et bon pays de la Grand’Rivière, duquel revenoit nostre compère l’Enclume pour la Compagnie du Canada.
So Long As You Don't Get Run Over You'll Be Fine by Sam Jordison
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 7,950. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
Can you guess the main inspiration for this story? Several images and ideas are taken from an earlier story by a well-known author. To enter, buy and read a copy of the story... And follow the instructions at the end.
Egerius by AM Kirkby
Price: Free! Words: 6,720. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Literature » Literary(2.00 from 1 review)
A story of ancient Etruria. Young Egerius is brought up by women after his father's early death; but there are secrets in his father's family, and as he grows older, he learns that he has a family he has never met, and is the heir to more than his father's slim estate... This is a chapter from 'Etruscan Blood', an epic novel of ancient Italy that will be published later this year.
Death Angel: a short story of literary fiction by S. E. Lee
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012 by Crescere Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Transgressional, Fiction » Literature » Literary
What kind of person works as a mercy killer? What makes a death a mercy killing, instead of murder? A 4,500 manuscript word / 18-page short story on death, and life, from the point of view of a man who is intimately familiar with the former.