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The Return
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Price: Free! Words: 71,610. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In The Return, two orphaned sisters return to their childhood home, thirty years after their parents murder hoping to find out what really happened. The perpetrator is dead, but will those who were with them talk? Lydia, a yoga teacher, feels her mother's spirit asking "Why?" Margie, a recent divorcee, abhors such notions, but as they both get involved in the community, surprising things happen.
A Chinese Bar Mitzvah
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Price: Free! Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Harry Chen is persona non grata at the Goldberg's Bar Mitzvah ceremony. Problem is, Ida, the family matriarch won't attend without the Chinaman.
Where the Wind Blew
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You set the price! Words: 129,120. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
No one has called Peter Howell by his own name since he belonged to a radical student group in the 1960s. After an act of sabotage that turned deadly, Peter escaped and blended into the American landscape. Decades later, he enjoys the the affluence of the late 1990s with his wife and children. But his life unravels when an ambitious high school reporter uncovers his secret.
Telling Tales
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Price: Free! Words: 95,810. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Telling Tales is John Wheatcroft’s latest collection of ten stories that explore the human condition as well as (in the first and last work) the nature of fiction itself. The stories exemply the same qualities that led Jay Neugeboren in a New York Times Book Review to say of an earlier collection, “Mr. Wheatcroft ... gives us tales that are stark and memorable.”
Splendor from Darkness
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You set the price! Words: 389,720. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
a novel about the North African campaign in World War II and then the French Resistance, but also much more: a novel showing human nature on the edge, how human love can spring up and triumph under the most trying and desperate situations, a novel with well over a hundred characters that display the entire range of human nature all perfectly delineated with telling and convincing detail.
Communion Is a Kiss: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 15,390. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Dr. Dante Petrocchi-Bianchi spends his days treating Alzheimer’s patients and studying God, but he whiles away his nights in Roman nightclubs, picking up different beautiful women. When he discovers that one of his conquests is his big game hunter boss’s new trophy wife, Dante’s wild lifestyle becomes dangerous. Will his treacherous games end in his murder, or can he stop playing sexual roulette?
Stillbird
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Price: Free! Words: 57,480. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
From the strangling of a midwife perceived to be a witch in Scotland in the 1880s to thwarted love and the tragedy of incest in West Virginia during the depression thence to Denver on the eve of the sixties, accurate history is enhanced by elements of magical realism in this tale of five generations that is as ancient as the Greek tragedies and as modern as the daily news.
Envious Shadows
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Price: Free! Words: 136,340. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is a novel about a black and white relationship in a small Maine town that explores the many forms of prejudice, particularly that of a racist Nazi group that hounds the couple and causes tragedy, but also many other external ways--class, religion, sexual orientation, even appearance and personality-- that people use to unfairly judge others.
The Sleight of Heart: a modern folk tale
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Series: The Sleight of Heart and Other Stories. Price: Free! Words: 10,850. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A modern folk tale of love, deceit and murder... with a supernatural twist.
Odd Socks: Go To Sleepy Little Baby
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Price: Free! Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Go to Sleepy Little Baby is the second short story in the Odd Socks series of “ePamphlets.” Lilah is what some would generously call, “unbalanced.” She’s reliant on routine and little orange pills to maintain control. Compliance is mandatory and the scales slip precariously when life’s reality interrupts.
Doshvuja (Short story)
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Price: Free! Words: 9,870. Language: Bengali. Published: March 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Story Book, copyleft, has 10 story within 5 experimental new form of story, writing Bengali, published 2012
Once Again, Long Island
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You set the price! Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Literary fiction. A wedding, a family history, and all things bitter and sweet. A nod to my own roots in post-war Long Island. First published in Transfer magazine.
The Pale Maraud
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Price: Free! Words: 40,330. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Death's mute champion on a bloody sojourn through the warring seasons of Hell.
Kro
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Price: Free! Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
No one knows who the Night Walk Men really are. They are unseen, unknown. "Kro" is an all-new story straight from the timeline of the forthcoming novel, "The Devil's Right Hand" and introduces a character sure to become a favourite within the Night Walk Men universe.
Growing Up Is Still Hard To Do
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Price: Free! Words: 8,150. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
What's it like to live in perpetual fear that everything you do will harm yourself or those you love? That's the question those who struggle with OCD face every day. This is the story of someone so overwhelmed by the trappings of his mind that he starts down the path of suicide, the ultimate sin. But in attempting to take his own life something strange happens: He learns maybe he's worth saving.
AffectionAires
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Price: Free! Words: 17,270. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Her King of Coney Island is about to lose his throne/ To Princess Smart, whose royal art/ Is causing Prince to moan./ A bird addict cannot predict who might fall from the sky,/ A rich princess or feathered mess might coo-coo by. And bye.// Free for now, not for long, save a dollar, sing a song.
Leo Rache.
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Price: Free! Words: 11,560. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Tracing a year in the life of Leo Rache, an aimless shoplifter-turned-poet, and drawn heavily from author Pablo D'Stair's personal experiences, this novella is a blunt, intimate investigation of the minutia that birth one individual's desire to create.
A Quiet and Peaceful Place
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Price: Free! Words: 7,540. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Through the course of a day Freddie Jacobson relives a number of scenes from his life. Alone with his dog in the mountain cabin where he spent the now departing winter and where he embraces the rapidly unfolding spring, he finds himself shifting between his place in the present and the worlds of remembrance.
After the Great Muskie Hunt
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Price: Free! Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Please be advised that this is a short story (4,000 words). When his father loses his job, a young painter offers to take him fishing for muskellunge, a barracuda-like freshwater fish, at Big Eagle Lake, in Ontario, Canada. From the award-winning author of Gospel Truths; The God Machine; The Wave; The Wall Street Murder Club; Kiss Me, I'm Dead; and Confessions of a Teenage Body Snatcher.
A Communion of Water and Blood
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Price: Free! Words: 5,560. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A follow-up collection of poems continuing upon themes dealt with in "Before Dark, and After"--but concentrating more on the element of water than fire.