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Minor Miracles by Kathleen Buckley
Price: Free! Words: 5,090. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
If you’re a financially successful single mother but don’t know the name of your daughter’s teacher or that you have a cat; if you’re 40 and own a pith helmet and an Indiana Jones hat instead of stocks and bonds; if you can build a dollhouse but have trouble reading a bus schedule; if you talk to statues . . . maybe you need a minor miracle.
Удивительный «случай из практики». Русский иронист. Сборник новелл №1. by Игорь Карпов
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,870. Language: Russian. Published: August 6, 2013 by Wiener Literat. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Персонажи из жизни города на Волге в новеллах И.Карпова попадают в непростые и зачастую комичные ситуации. О том, как развиваются события, и что из этого выходит, можно узнать, доверившись доброй иронии, с которой автор ведёт своё увлекательное повествование.
The Death of Imagination by Eero Tarik
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,020. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Literature » Literary
This short story was inspired by an interaction between the author and a writer's association. It reflects upon how in human society we all find ways to exclude others, we find ways to limit, to narrow the vision and to choke imagination. Even when you have a group of imaginative people, bureaucracy evolves and shuts the door on free spirited minds. This story aims to open that door, for someone.
Hazelnut Street by Norman Crane
Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
A story about returning to the street you grew up on. Everyone's there, but everything's changed. You've changed. The faces you recognize are not the ones you speak to. The people you meet are not the ones you knew. And when she takes you by the hand and pulls you between houses, fireworks exploding overhead, there is pain where once there was so much hope.
Our Children Are Not Our Children by Kevin Brennan
Price: Free! Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
In this brief collection of short-shorts, Kevin Brennan (Parts Unknown) offers five case studies in bad parenting. From a father who won’t pull over to let his boy pee on the roadside to a couple who unwisely lock their twin toddlers in a closet all day while they’re at work, these parents embody the adage that it takes a village -- to save innocent kids from idiots like them!
La vie est belle ! (Saison 4) by Anne de Gandt
Series: Le gang des bigoudènes, Saison 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,120. Language: French. Published: August 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Et si on se mariait ? Il était une fois le temps des questionnements, de la confiance que l'on s'accorde, des doutes – ou des engagements. Avoir, ou non, des enfants, parvenir à l'équilibre, accéder à une existence construite ensemble. Car la vie est belle pour ces femmes fières d'être elles-mêmes et de leurs choix ! Nouvelle édition.
Popcorn, Lollipops, and Porn by Sophie Olsen
Price: Free! Words: 8,490. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(5.00 from 1 review)
A private detective chases a burglar onto the midnight streets of Boston and discovers the oddest artist he's ever seen. Terrified that her secret identity will wreck her real life, the artist can't imagine the havoc Mike's about to cause. A short story containing no porn whatsoever, the title refers to a comment made by one of the story's three compelling main characters.
High Heels, With a Touch of Prufrock by David Sheppard
Series: Short Stories, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
I wrote this short story during the summer of 1992. It helped me flesh out a couple of characters in my first novel, The Escape of Bobby Ray Hammer, which I was writing at the time. I wrote it one Saturday evening, and the next afternoon, I read it to a rather large writing class. Our instructor loved it, and the class, mostly women, gave it a loud round of applause, something unheard of.
Russell and Maggie by R. Jean Mathieu
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013 by FedoraArts Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A story of friends... A story of loss... A story of pasta... ...and forgetting.
Hello, Emptiness by James Eddy
Series: Diamonds, #8. Price: Free! Words: 3,770. Language: British English. Published: July 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.00 from 1 review)
The sound of breaking glass wakes Colin and brings him downstairs, where he discovers a boy called Joe. Then the boy begins telling the story of what has brought him there that night, and Colin realises how much he has in common with the painfully lost young man and how sometimes we can find help from the least likely person in the least likely of circumstances.
Party Favors by Mercedes King
Price: Free! Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literature » Literary(3.00 from 1 review)
You're invited to attend the dinner party where Jacqueline Bouvier and Senator John F. Kennedy were first introduced by mutual friends. Experience the quiet exhiliration, the instant chemistry, and the nagging doubts that Miss Bouvier experienced, and find out what stubmling blocks almost kept them from becoming America's most iconic couple.
Midnight Burgers by E.M. Noble
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
On the 25th anniversary of Midnight Burgers (a local, family-owned diner), the power goes out. The customers inside respond in different ways to transform into a collective memorable night.
Fog by Sean Monaghan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Michelle fled the house in a panic, after dark. Now Graham's got to drive halfway down the Waikato to find her. A New Zealand literary story by Sean Monaghan, author of "Back from Vermont".
The Catherine Wheel by Niya White
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,280. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
An excellent introduction to Niya White, a Chicago author that challenges what it means to be living in the twenty-first century, this trio of short stories feature women surviving the greatest horror: living on the verge of madness. From small town life, to life as a refugee--you are drawn into worlds not unlike your own.
Open Your Heart to Chance: a Golden collection by Devon Winterson
Price: Free! Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Inspirational(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Four poignant (very) short tales about life lost, hope regained, and that special bond between humans and their canine companions.