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Reflections
Price: Free! Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Short story. 2,300 words, 10 pages approx. When Charles Lawson, formerly the notorious heroin dealer known as 'God' is released from jail, he lives quietly with his cats until old age forces him into a home for the elderly. There, he reflects on his life and, as he dies peacefully, imagines he is reunited with his wife Angela, who passed over some years before him. Short story, 2,300 wds 10 pages.
Quicksand
Price: Free! Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015 by Neon Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Matthew Di Paoli's short story "Quicksand" first appeared in issue thirty-nine of Neon. It's a dark little tale about a man who finds himself stuck in a patch of quicksand while on his way to the butcher. As the story progresses he sinks deeper and deeper, while the world around him continues apace - not even a visit from his parents or a new prospective love interest can save him from sinking.
The Last Train
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A few days in the life of a struggling author.
The Moon 1307
Series: The Moon Monthly Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2015 by The Moon Publishing & Printing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Features work from Lyn Lifshin, t. kilgore splake, Gary Every, Margaret Boles, Simon Perchik, Allison Thorpe, Ian Mullins, and Ali Noel Vyain.
Maybe, Maybe Not
Series: Computer User Fiction, Book 8 · All Earnest Long's Fiction, Book 15 · Are You a Mouse or a Man? People with Problems., Book 14. Price: Free! Words: 16,990. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A book about people with problems, the people who try to help them and what they can do to help themselves. It is a story as well as being about the experience of long-term psychiatric care for such patients or some of them at least. And as a story, there is twist in the tale and a surprising moral for anyone who is looking for one.
Returning--Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 5,400. Language: British English. Published: June 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Three flash fiction stories about love, death and grief. Stories of despondency and the existential fragility that lies at the heart of the human condition.
Obscenity City
Price: Free! Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Obscenity City? No one's face is going to get red, apart from the lawyers. Alas, nothing about sex and very, very, little profanity. There's just so much petty gossip about so much big money. And what is up with the infinity chamber?
Ángeles entre ruinas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,870. Language: Spanish. Published: June 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Primera recopilación de quince relatos de ficción muy cercanos a la realidad, sobre la interacción entre familias separadas por el exilio. Sesenta cuentos han sido recreados por el autor entre el 2014 y el 2015. Aunque todos los argumentos se desarrollan en la Isla de Cuba y en los Estados Unidos, bien podrían suceder en cualquier parte del mundo donde la emigración se encuentre presente.
Nothing but the Black
Price: Free! Words: 5,320. Language: American English. Published: June 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The world has gone black. At least, you can't see anything. You can't move or scream either. You're trapped. This has to be a dream, yet... something tells you it's all too real. Not only do you not remember where you are, you don't remember who you are. With a poetic narrative that promises an existential read, Nothing but the Black searches for a light in the darkness of identity.
Elokeshi Besha (এলোকেশী বেশ্যা)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,470. Language: Bengali. Published: June 20, 2015 and represented by editionNEXT.com (Publisher). Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Classics
“এলোকেশী বেশ্যা”, মূলত একটি বটতলার বই। প্রকাশকাল আনুমানিক ১৮৭৬ সাল। হিন্দু ঘরের সুন্দরী ও বুদ্ধিমতী মেয়ে এলোকেশী আট বছর বয়সে বিধবা হয়। প্রতিবেশী বন্ধুর সঙ্গে গৃহত্যাগ করে এবং পরে বেশ্যাবৃত্তিতে যোগ দেয়। পরে এক খ্রিস্টান মিশনারি মহিলার সানিধ্যে এসে খ্রিস্ট ধর্মের মাধ্যমে পাপ মুক্তির উপায় খুজে পায়। এই নিয়ে টান টান গল্প।
Acacia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,240. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
John Moss and his wife lead a very unhappy life together and then everything gets worse.
Martin Elling
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,330. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is the story of a young man who discovers his life's vocation among the working poor of the city, and inspires others to search for their vocation in the details and the peoples of their own lives as well.
Mothleaf
Price: Free! Words: 2,960. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: June 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mothleaf is a short story by Raymond Sexton. It is largely written in a expository style, contains elements of sci-fi, ecological fiction and body-horror, and can be read as a zen parable of sorts.
The Coronation of Napoleon I
Price: Free! Words: 13,060. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history, Fiction » Literature » Literary
If a tree falls in a forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound? When Napoleon crowned himself Emperor, the magnitude of the spectacle was evident to every witness. But did it matter to, let us say, the Siberian farmer who died shortly thereafter, never hearing of the day? This story of Napoleon’s coronation blends philosophy and history to answer the most profound of existential questions.
Amor de Mãe Não Tem Número
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: Portuguese. Published: June 15, 2015 by Chiado Editora. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Entreguei o livro nas mãos da minha prima de oito anos. Ela leu-o numa tarde. No fim, perguntei-lhe o que tinha percebido. Ela respondeu-me: “Percebi que uma família feliz é feita por duas pessoas que gostam uma da outra, mesmo que não seja um homem e uma mulher.”
Contos Avulso
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 10,470. Language: Portuguese. Published: June 15, 2015 by Chiado Editora. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Alturas há em que provocar intencionalmente um certo caos no pensamento é a melhor forma de vencer o marasmo e de viver aventuras completamente insólitas. Aqui, a fantasia irrompe para “regiões” pouco comuns.
What a Day for a Night
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,900. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Transgressional, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A bohemian tale of attraction that plays with the concepts of memory, What a Day for a Night recounts a romantic encounter of two people, meeting for the second time, saying what could be goodbye on the streets of Paris.
Amusement
Price: Free! Words: 14,790. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Sammy is a sound businessman who believes professionalism makes the world a happier place. But when his investment firm partners with a famous theme park built on loose values and questionable ethics, Sammy becomes locked in psychological battle with the park's mascot, Nippy the Cat, and risks losing his strict sense of professionalism, and his mind, in the process.
Permanent Sea
Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Permanent Sea is a short story by Raymond Sexton. It will also appear in The Redbrick River, which will be published in November 2015.
Waiting Room
Price: Free! Words: 2,970. Language: American English. Published: June 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An elderly grandmother struggling to come to terms with the early stages of dementia, Ellie finds herself in a room full of people waiting for… Well, she’s not sure what she’s waiting for. But while she waits, she becomes captivated by a strange shaking man, until the wait becomes unbearable.