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Back from Vermont and other stories by Sean Monaghan
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 15,190. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Larry's building a grand scale railway on the sidewalk right out in front of the house. And all along the street. Lisa's furious, but the neighbors all want to ride. A short story by Sean Monaghan, author of "Sarah's Ghost". Includes bonus stories "Norwegians" and "Steam Furnace".
Poetry Guide: Robert Frost by Raja Sharma
Series: Poetry Guides, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,600. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Students often find understanding and interpreting poetry an uphill task, for the allusions and references almost baffle them, however, with repeated and careful reading of the same poem, taking the help of the reference books and guides; they often come close to the interpretation desired by the poet.
The Painter, She Smiles Like Sunbeams by Rachelle Taylor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,580. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A stuttering, socially inept college student meets his idol, a cynical, middle-aged artist who might or might not bear a resemblance to Vivien Leigh. They begin an affair that is mutually destructive...but not necessarily dysfunctional. Contains brief scenes of sexuality. This story originally appeared, with some alterations, in Conte.
Secret Messages by Jeremy Hawkins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Simon is secretly in love with his fellow coder Lucy. When he finds some comments in the old code he's fixing--professions of a coder's secret love for another, and a vow that the coder will make a move--Lucy insists they track down the code's author to learn how it went. But Simon isn't sure he wants to. The situation is too similar to his own, and he's afraid to learn it went badly. 5,900 words.
Tales From A Tiny Thai Table by Matthew Turner
Price: Free! Words: 7,170. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.75 from 4 reviews)
The night before the morning after. Can this small Thai restaurant be the setting to a monumental moment in four peoples lives? Each person has their own story and an entire life ahead of them. But is something about to happen that will change their lives forever? These four young twenty-something’s aren’t aware, but their futures hang in the balance.
Whiskey, Zebra, Tango by David Todd
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,330. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
An average housewife and grandmother from Cranston, Rhode Island, is suspected of helping a terrorist escape when he flees a routine traffic stop. A task force from two police departments seek to find out who Sharon Williams is and who she's working for. A short story: 7,300 words
Arms by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Fifteen-year-old Inácio has been sent to work as a runner for the lawyer Borges. Borges's wife, the full-figured twenty-seven-year-old Dona Severina, fires the young runner's imagination, and she herself finds her own ability to resist temptation sorely tested.
The Man Who Reads Obituaries by Diane Lynn McGyver
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,420. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 24, 2012 by Quarter Castle Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
Morris, Laurence Aiden—48, Dartmouth, has waited more than six months for this day. Still, he’s unsure if he is ready to make the journey to Heaven…or Hell. Something is missing, but he can’t fathom what. While he bides his time, he reads the obituaries, playing his game of Heaven or Hell. The parasite fed on the old, the young…the middle-aged. I glanced at the incomplete obituary on the bedside.
Beyond the Horizon: Journeys in Poetry and Prose by Randy Baker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,000. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: September 23, 2012 by St. Somewhere Press. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Caribbean Poetry, Fiction » Literature » Literary
"Beyond the Horizon" is a chapbook style collection of works by author and poet Randy Baker. With a predominately Caribbean setting, 21 works of poetry and fiction combine to take the reader on a journey through physical and emotional landscapes, as seen and imagined by the author. Though regional in approach, the messages and explorations of "Beyond the Horizon" are universally relevant.
On Swallow's Wings by Peter Rake
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: Australian English. Published: September 19, 2012 by MetaPlume. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
When one half of an older couple passes away, it can seem as though the half that's left just exists until their time also comes. Sometimes though, the smallest things can make all the difference.
The Machete by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,590. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
Inácio Ramos is a cellist. His young wife, daughter of a poor shopkeeper, does not understand his art. She is drawn instead to popular music and those who play it, above all to a mediocre law student who is back in Rio de Janeiro for the holidays.
When the Apricots Bloom by Ellen Larson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,430. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012 by Savvy Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A young woman lawyer trying to break through the heavy bureaucracy of the Egyptian legal system gets her chance when the Public Prosecutor calls upon her to make an appearance in court. The case is an ugly one: a young bicycle messenger beaten to death for no apparent reason. Unless, concludes the lawyer, he was carrying a message someone didn't want delivered.
Opening the Gate; Short Stories & Poetry by Wes Rehberg
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 18,050. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Opening the Gate is a collection of five short stories and five poems by author Wes Rehberg, some which include fictionalized biographical elements and as well draw from his experience as a print journalist and social justice activist. Story titles: "The Enduring," "The Fog," "Scooter," "Tina's Nicaragua Story," and "Jail Birds." Two poems and one story appeared in literary journals.
Point of View by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
"Our disagreement has a natural explanation. I am a single girl, full of complications, dreams, ambitions, and poetry; you are already a woman of the house, a calm and happy wife, soon to be a mother; you see things through a different lens."
Ronnie and Me by Russ Durbin
Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.00 from 2 reviews)
The first time I saw Ronnie he was alone and looked forlorn. My name is Al. I like to think I'm a nice guy. People who know me say I'm a sucker for a sad story or woebegone looks. I won't deny it. That's why I decided to be a friend to Ronnie and cheer him up. Therein lies the tale.
Survivors by David Brining
Price: Free! Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Another story in the popular series about life in post-Communist Russia, Survivors reflects on the experiences of Nikolai Ribakov and his wife Lera during the Siege of Stalingrad and the Great Patriotic War.