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The Dark Avenger
Price: Free! Words: 23,800. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
What does it really mean to be a Super Hero? Two friends seek an answer to that question.
Minor Sketches and Reveries (Stories)
Price: Free! Words: 54,460. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2019 by Personville Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
These introspective tales feature animals, allegories and melodramas of everyday life. At the center of the stories are tiny creatures (a sparrow, earthworm or paperclip) struggling to make sense of larger mysterious forces. Human protagonists are equally perplexed by ordinary events – like searching for a lost key, watching late night TV, or eating a taco.
Attrition: a collection of short stories
You set the price! Words: 21,310. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » General
This collection of eleven short stories by Jonas David focuses on lost loved ones, lost connections, lost memories, lost humanity, and more.
The Artist
Price: Free! Words: 840. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A 800-word short story. His days of forgery long past, a retired con artist tries to sell his own masterpiece.
Rough House (Scenes of Winter: Episode 2)
Price: Free! Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A fifty-something man believes himself to be a success in business and family, and yet he’s consumed by a growing sense of emptiness. Snowed in for the evening, his family avoids him except for his youngest son, a high school senior, who wishes to ask him one question. That question, if answered honestly, might help the man confront his own misdeeds and begin to repair the void in his life.
Tales Told By The Wind Mother
Series: Tales from the World's Firesides, Book 17. Price: Free! Words: 95,620. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Folklore & Fairy Tales from the Magyars (Hungary) - Here we have the next collection in the series Tales from the World's Firesides. This collection mines the rich seams of folk and fairy tales from the Magyar tradition.
Insanity Rising
Price: Free! Words: 54,510. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Women are extinct in the future, as someone has unleashed a plague to exterminate them due to victim blaming. However, a time-travelling android comes back to the present in order to see if perhaps things might be changed... for androids in the future are the good ones while the men have a culture of corruption and evil. Can the narrator, a noble android, fix and renew the world, accompanied by
Πίστομα και άλλες ιστορίες του Κωνσταντίνου Θεοτόκη
Price: Free! Words: 14,460. Language: Greek. Published: April 25, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Στη συλλογή περιλαμβάνονται τα ακόλουθα διηγήματα: Πίστομα, Η Παντρειά της Σταλαχτής, Κάιν, Η ζωή του χωριού
Death of a Dream
Price: Free! Words: 12,310. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Gerry Bright's daughter is murdered and the murderer gets away with it, he decides to take the law into his own hands. When he gets it wrong, and ends up in prison, it seems that the murderer has won. But has he? This is how the legend that becomes Gerry Bright is born. A longish short story for people who love mystery/thrillers. Unusually, for a short story, it has three viewpoints.
Call It What You Want
Price: Free! Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
I walk into the room and see her lying still on the bed. It’s about time, she has been in this state of stillness for over a year now. Brain damage, brain tumor, accident, something. I always come up with something to get what I want. Call me what you want. Alice meets death in this short story. New Upload: 14th-04-19
neXt
Price: Free! Words: 74,830. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A collection of short stories isn’t really a book. It’s more like dozens of ideas that could have been books if they were thought of by someone with a better attention span. To put it another way; if you took an infinite number of Shakespeares and put them in front of an infinite number of typewriters with an infinite amount of time they still wouldn’t come up with the complete works of Lance Mani
An Age of Understanding
Price: Free! Words: 77,380. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
This novel tells two stories of self discovery, that of 34 year-old Constance, an Australian living in present day Spain, and that of her Kiwi friend Matt, 60, told in stories to her about his days as a young hippy in Australia in the late 70's. Both of them, in their respective times, are trying to find their ways in life. Constance's life is riddled with problems and bad relationships,...
Where’s Julie? (Scenes of Winter: Episode 1)
Price: Free! Words: 6,340. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In the aftermath of a sexual assault, a victim and a bystander deal with their inability to communicate. An ill-advised snowshoe hike has life-altering consequences for all.
Lydia and Lofty: Drawing The Shade
Price: Free! Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Drastic changes in the lives of Lydia, Lofty, and Rustin due to Lofty’s auto and writing passions, a new hire at Hughie’s Diner and visitors from Rhode Island.
Flaws & Fairy Floss
Price: Free! Words: 8,800. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Vanessa is unhappy in her banking job and struggles to enjoy large family get-togethers. Simone is a young woman who has returned to Australia to develop her fairy floss business.
U zagrljaju šutnje
Price: Free! Words: 53,950. Language: Croatian. Published: March 22, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
U zagrljaju šutnje, naslov ove knjige koji upućuje na radnju knjige, a to su stvari koje se svakodnevno događaju oko nas a o kojima se šuti. To su traume silovanja, homoseksualnost, nacionalizam, kriminal upleten u državne institucije, fizičko i psihičko oboljenje, veze ljudi različitih nacionalnosti. Ukoliko vas zanima ona skrivena strana naše svakodnevice, ovo je knjiga za vas.
Shake's Pier: By Any Other Name
Series: Shake's Pier. Price: Free! Words: 78,430. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In the town of Shake's Pier, Illinois, tragedy is the ever growing theme for its residents. Betrayal, heartbreak, love and death, the tales of William Shakespeare are as captivating as ever before.
Out of Tune (Wynter Wild Book 2)
Series: Wynter Wild. Price: Free! Words: 133,190. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Wynter is struggling to find her place in the world. Now in foster care, her only desire is to move home with her brothers. While she finds success by putting together a rock band with some boys at school, she fails at the social rules required to befriend the girls. When Wynter discovers the world won't bend to her will, she takes matters into her own hands.
The Sky Over Chaos: Short Stories by Markus McDowell (PREVIEW)
Price: Free! Words: 7,690. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2019 by Sulis International. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is a sample of three stories from Markus McDowell's collection of short stories, The Sky Over Chaos. Chaos rattles our arrogance, shakes loose the dust, breaks rigor mortis. In chaos, you find out who you are—what matters, what you fear, what you love… Here is a collection of short stories about chaos: historical, speculative, stream-of-consciousness, poetic, literary, and more
Lofty: A Recollection
Price: Free! Words: 630. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Lofty reminisces on the beginnings of his relationship with Lydia Cory that took place in a restaurant in Florida called the Fillet and Claw where Lydia waited table and Lofty washed dishes. Freddie the waiter figures prominently. Lydia's shenanigans and her popularity with diners figure also.

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