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Maurice, le chat perdu
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Price: Free! Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Cats! Murder! Madness! This experimental piece of ‘found fiction’ is a mash-up of 26 works by other authors, from Alden to Zola.
Journey
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Price: Free! Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Sometimes a short journey can cover many years. The chance reading of a newspaper article during a short train journey prompts the surfacing of painful memories for an unnamed commuter. From the vantage point of the present, Journey provides a succinct and yet fleeting narrative concerning memory and grief as it seeps back from the past casting long shadows on the extant.
The Ship
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Price: Free! Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A short story that aims to be odd
Everybody Loves A Good Watermelon
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Price: Free! Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In this sixth of fourteen short stories that Abbie Joules has written about her deceased Brother, Ben, the small farming community of Peach Creek comes together in a contest of marksmanship to help raise money for a meeting hall--and a pool table. The contest, conceived by Ben (who is a crack shot), doesn't end the way he envisions it.
Popcorn
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Price: Free! Words: 18,740. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Foster child Soony has a sunny personality, learning difficulties, a tendency to swear like a trooper … and an imaginary friend called Popcorn. But is Popcorn imaginary? And if not, who is she?
Rotation
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Price: Free! Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The earth rotates once more on its axis. The darkened side becomes the sunny side and the sunny side becomes the darkened side. All the while, people are either getting ready for another hum drum day or going to sleep in order to be rested for another hum drum day.
The Moon 1202
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Series: The Moon Monthly Magazine, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,870. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014 by The Moon Publishing & Printing. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
The Moon monthly magazine features poetry and short stories from Lyn Lifshin, Gary Every, Michael Estabrook, t. kilgore splake, B.Z. Niditch, Simon Perchik, and Ali Noel Vyain.
To Catch a Salaryman (Single)
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Price: Free! Words: 10,230. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Mr. Yamamoto hates his job. He is a middle-aged Japanese salaryman who works for Hello Kitty. When he's not surfing the Internet, he's making his secretary feel uncomfortable. However, things begin to spin out of control when he meets a much younger girl and follows her all the way to the beach.
Tales of Tyrri Glossaries and Supplementa
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Price: Free! Words: 16,750. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
The reader’s guide and reference companion to the novel The Flock of the Shore and other works in the alternative history series Tales of Tyrri. Extensive glossaries translating the novel's unique language, complete maps and gazettes, principal character listings and genealogies, a roster of the deity pantheon and avatars, a concise essay on the historical bases of this imagined world, and more.
Lessons in Eating Soup
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Price: Free! Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Michal is a young boy longing to be reconnected with his father who escaped Poland during the communist 1980's. This short story explores the innocence of childhood set against a bleak and frightening environment. It also offers a glimpse into cultural identity, how it can encompass the simplest of things, things that are often lost or left behind in the process of moving on.
Forgiveness
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Price: Free! Words: 1,640. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014 by MMMporium. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Set in a car speeding through the streets of 1938 Berlin after The Night of Broken Glass (Kristallnacht). Inside the car is Klara and her two young children, but Kurt, her abusive SS officer husband, could not escape with them. Will he find forgiveness? Contains reference to domestic violence.
Snow Gum River
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Price: Free! Words: 2,780. Language: Australian English. Published: May 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Snow Gum River is a literary short fiction piece that unfolds around a Bushranging gang in New South Wales, Australia during the late 1800s. With the increasing effectiveness of the police, Margaret and Clarence find it growing more difficult to escape capture and punishment, forcing them to have to make decisions they never would have considered before.
Life-Changers
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Price: Free! Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Life-Changers is a literary short story with a diverse cast. It is told in short scenes, all related to each other in some way, that each takes on a new point-of-view character who faces a moment that changes their life--some for the better, but some for the worse. It explores what it means to be human and all the different ways we experience the world.
That Son Of Yours
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Price: Free! Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Flora has a visit from old neighbors who demand an apology from her son.
Brushstrokes
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Price: Free! Words: 3,340. Language: Australian English. Published: May 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
A short story about an Indigenous Australian art teacher, frustrated by bereavement and the loss of her heritage in an ever changing world. This is a modern, contemporary literary piece set in Perth, Western Australia. The narrator explores inter-cultural issues and taboos, the financial exploitation of indigenous artists and the 'one style' only of Aboriginal art in the global marketplace...
The Conversation
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Price: Free! Words: 350. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
An intimate couple have a conversation with each other.
The Man in Beaver Cove
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You set the price! Words: 8,460. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Small-town plumber and recent divorcee Ed Brain lives a lonely life on the muddy banks of Beaver Cove. At least he does until Higgy—Ed’s old classmate and now the town drug dealer—drives his Corvette off a cliff and into the water outside Ed's door . . .
Stag
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You set the price! Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When you have a kid, you cut the booze—that was the deal. Or at least that was how Sean saw it. But after the arrival of their daughter, Gina sees things differently. Hitting the bars, boozing with the boating crowd on the river—was that any way for a mother to act? Not if she wanted Sean to stick around. But as Sean learns, single-parenting's a tall order. Especially living out by the town dump.
The Calling
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You set the price! Words: 5,020. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
She seemed like a gift from God. Which in a way she was. After all, it was Father Dutch’s idea that Bill Hamm date Gretchen Burnham—single mother of four. And sure, Bill was game. After all, hadn’t Gretchen been the most beautiful girl in school? Except lately Bill's been feeling a different calling. And why is Father Dutch so keen to see him paired up with gorgeous Gretchen Burnham anyway?
Night of the Deputy
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Price: Free! Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When a lawman used to playing by the rules finds himself in a place where he should never, ever be, there’s no telling what could happen . . .