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Charactered Pieces: stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,640. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2011 by OW Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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These are stories of hope amid the Zoloft and bar tabs that cushion our crumbling lives.
Among Wolves
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,320. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Midway through his summer vacation, 8 year-old Huddie Blaylock suddenly realizes the reason for his recent, nagging paranoia: his normal, if slightly dysfunctional family has been replaced by imposters. Possessing the inflexible determination of the young and/or mentally ill, he embarks on a decade-long, cross-country search for the truth that will carry him through second-rate amusement parks.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,910. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Kate Lawrence, an aspiring poet and book editor in New York, falls in love with Sérgio, a Brazilian diplomat who overwhelms her with his intelligence, charm and high culture. Her father and her friends are worried: "I've seen this play before, Catherine," he says, "and so have you." This story is a prequel to the novel Farewell Rio.
Remembrance of Things to Come
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2011 by Green Snake Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Two strangers meet on a train. One knows the future. The other wants to forget the past. Together they will find and cherish the most important moments of their lives.
The Fullness of the Void
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2011 by Ethereal Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Each grieves for a departed loved one in their own way. But Jack wasn't prepared for how his six-year-old son, Davy, would react to his mother's death.
Gandhi's Goat
Price: Free! Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Mrs. Chowdhary named her youngest daughter after Saint Theresa, the Little Flower of Jesus. Unfortunately, Terry has more in common with Attila the Hun than her nineteenth century namesake.
The Road Much Traveled
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Living in Vancouver in the summer of '73 was easy. So much so, that Mark McCloud was reluctant to leave the Canadian city for a long hitchhiking sojourn across the continent. However, September was drawing near and educational obligations in New York City necessitated the young man's departure. This short story details the young traveler's first leg of the journey, a day that he will never forget.
Al Ttansou
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Al Ttansou is sick of mediocrity. Al Ttansou is a slave to loud ringing appliances. Al Ttansou is sick of wife and Al Ttansou is sick of his life. But today, something is going to change.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
One cold morning in the middle of nowhere, a young man struggles to finish the fence he's building for his disapproving father. Nobody asked his neighbor, but wheezy old Ray joins him anyway. "Jasper’s writing is full of vivid descriptions of the struggle of digging fenceposts, the chain-smoking neighbor with emphysema, and Canton’s own internal struggles." — Greensboro News & Record
The Fifty-Minute Nietzsche
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"Peter rushed into the classroom and fell onto a seat at the bottom of the horseshoe of tables aimed at the professor. Pulling a three-ring binder from his rain-soaked bag, he squeezed his toes in the wet lining of his shoes and wished he could be somewhere else." Brothers, a memory of a skateboard, and an endless class on literary theory. A short story about reality, imagined and otherwise.
Beat the Geeks (story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A downsized lab worker wakes up one day to find a double living his life -- a strange and eerie twin made up of his shed skin cells. The two spend their time watching Beat the Geeks, a reality show that targets scientists, but there isn't room for both of them in the apartment. It's clear one of them will have to go. By Peter Darbyshire, the award-winning author of Please and The Warhol Gang.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
"My day so far had been pretty gray, but at least I hadn’t butted my head into a windshield like the guy driving this Festiva just did. The windshield was a maze of tiny little cracks, and I couldn’t tell if he was alive or not." One man's story of a choice made on a narrow two-lane, far from anyone else but the travelers in a wrecked car... and himself.
Small Favors
Price: Free! Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Marcie Callahan’s parents run around the house in their underwear. They belch and fart and do all sorts of gross and disgusting things. The Callahan clan doesn't have a stitch of class, culture, brains or social graces. Which is why Marcie is ready for a change.
Infinity Matches
Price: Free! Words: 930. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Bill Johnson has one thing on his mind, smoking one of his beloved cigarettes. He is only missing one key ingredient to procure his much needed nicotine high, a lighter or matches or a shiny silver Zippo.
The Redheaded Pistol
Price: Free! Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Crowded hometown bar, females everywhere after his attention...except for one. Could he make that Red-Headed Pistol look his way?
Things I Left Behind in Kalispell, Montana
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The narrator of this ruefully funny short story about time and loss lists all the things he shed against his will on a road trip to Kalispell, Montana. Haunted by his brother’s suicide, he copes poorly with a 1976 Honda Civic with engine trouble, his wife leaving him for a tow truck driver with an unfinished doctoral dissertation, and the dangerous idea that people die of heartbreak.
A Time and Place For Everything
Series: Collected Works of Robert Adair Wilson, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Communications over life's milestones can be difficult even for couples who have been together most of their lives. There is a time and place for everything but can it be found before time runs out?
creatief omgaan met de nederlandse taal
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 1,020. Language: Dutch. Published: January 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Dit is mijn eerste gedichtenboek om je kennis te laten maken met het creatief schrijven van gedichten. Je komt in het boekje te weten waarover het schrijven van gedichten gaat. Inspiratie en genot komen hier aan bod. Een leerrijk boek voor een beginnende dichter. Een absolute aanrader voor een boeiende schrijver.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,890. Language: French. Published: January 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Dans ce monde où les filles naissent encore dans les roses, une enfant va donner naissance à un autre enfant, oscillant entre le doute, la peur et l'incompréhension. Inceste, déni, silence : on ne parle pas de ces choses-là.
Deja Yu Makes the Pain Go Away (story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Zombies meets Mad Men meets Raymond Carver. What more do you need to know? From the author of the critically acclaimed novels The Warhol Gang and Please, which won Canada's ReLit award for best alternative novel.