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Silent . . . Distant . . . Partner by Richards Hall
Price: Free! Words: 4,930. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
To Satur’nites, the free market was the cosmic realm where all exchange was made, be it by paper-promise, trade or favor. Or the almighty voucher. A voucher of payment for anything, backed by none other than Hark Mulligan, keeping Mulligan’s Magyck’s and Industry’s hopping mad and busy. Happy mad, not crazy mad.
Saaphri by Yugal Joshi
Price: Free! Words: 2,980. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: September 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A man finds himself struggling for survival in those devastating floods in Uttarakhand, India in 2013. He hopes to leave an imprint before he bids adieu to the world. What should be the message?
Crossroads: Ultra-short Stories of the Absurd by Michael W Moiceanu
Price: Free! Words: 11,300. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.50 from 2 reviews)
The calamities of war, a logical argument for why kisses are impossible, the trials of owning a detachable heart, and what awaits those who climb ropes suspended from skies—these and other themes are explored through brief absurdist narratives in styles that span the grisly, the contemplative, and the darkly comic.
Comrade Hannah by Vincent Gray
Price: Free! Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A lipstick lesbian who is a radical feminist joins the communist party not knowing that her every move is under constant surveillance, but she is saved from arrest by the security police by the intervention of the most unlikely guardian angel.
Mercy by Flavia Idà
Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2017 by Paper Angel Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical(5.00 from 1 review)
How far would you go to heal someone’s pain? After years of watching innocent people suffer, a psychiatric nurse makes it her mission to help the most hopeless of her patients — in a way no one will ever suspect.
Look Out . . . It's a Quant?m Wiiirrrllld by Richards Hall
Series: Lost Tribe of Saturn, zone four. Price: Free! Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Karl Strasse was something of the godfather of the Time Institute, a not yet realized institution in not so yet realized Quant City. It was he and his cronies who thought they had first in time referred to faith in the unknown becoming known as quant?m. They were wrong about that. As for coming to realize what they now thought they knew they would know next, time was on the clock.
The Secret Agent by Vincent Gray
Price: Free! Words: 7,680. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
It was difficult to fathom Sheldon. He did come across as a hard line Leftist or Marxist. This was confusing for me and for the others. Was he phony or was he genuine. I could honestly not tell at the time.
The Fragrance of Fresh Jasmine by Vincent Gray
Price: Free! Words: 5,790. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Her weeping over her loss of faith in the early hours of the morning, in the pitch darkness before dawn, woke me up from a deep slumber. I had fallen asleep after we had made love. All this time she had been lying awake in anguish. In desperation she asked me like a child: ‘What must I do now if there is no God?’
The Catania Paper Bag Caper by Thomas M. McDade
Price: Free! Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Bill Dean, a sailor on the USS Ramply DD-810 strikes up a friendship with an oddball shipmate working in the scullery. Through the streets of Catania, Sicily, mysteries unravel and tangle for both men. This is not your typical drunken liberty port gob tale but there are of course, women, beautiful and unique and always Mt. Etna, observing.
Nonhlanhla’s Silhouette by Vincent Gray
Price: Free! Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Under the veil of night multiracial love in apartheid South Africa with all its painfulness exists as a transient shadow for two women before withering away in the dawn of a new day.
The Rabbi's Wife by Vincent Gray
Price: Free! Words: 10,170. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A strange and unlikely romance begins on a night-train journey, the romance fraught with deception, contradictions and comedy borders on farce. The love between the two individuals requires them to negotiate impossible obstacles, and all the time the Rabbi remains completely oblivious of his beautiful wife's secret love life.
Turgenev's Lost Tale by Barry Rachin
Price: Free! Words: 5,290. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Professor Harry Portman, chairman of the English Department, teaches an elective titled Masterpieces of European Literature at Overland Community College. When a student agitator disrupts his class, life begins to mimic art, assuming the tragic trajectory of a Turgenev novella.
Hark Mulligan, Occupation Hero by Richards Hall
Series: Lost Tribe of Saturn, zone two. Price: Free! Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
“Let’s talk about reality, my little angels,” said Hermann. That shut the angels up, before they even thought to speak. “You may find this a challenge, Kara, but I am going to train you to be a passenger.” “Say what?” asked K, Kara’s sister. “As in my passenger?” “That would be yes, K. A transcender just isn’t a transcender without a passenger.”
Tick. . .Talk. . .Tick by LB Jubil
Price: Free! Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2017 and represented by Elby Lisbil. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Inspirational
The clock is ticking, people are talking those in politics and government America's problems are escalating nothing is getting done about it, the threat to America grow stronger passing every day and the clock continues to tick. Social unrest here and abroad, the world in turmoil the threat of a nuclear attack, climate change, war, prices escalating and seemingly nothing is being done. I am free!
The Black Flower by Holden Sheppard
Price: Free! Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Nick’s a binge-drinking redneck; Ashlea’s a wild party girl. It’s a perfect match – until it isn’t. When tragedy strikes, Ashlea grows up fast. But Nick can’t escape the booze – or the ghosts of his childhood. With Nick out of control, Ashlea delivers an ultimatum – with deadly consequences. THE BLACK FLOWER is a raw portrait of teenage chaos. It was originally published in Page Seventeen.