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The Silver Lining
By Janet Nitsick
Price: Free! Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
0.5 star(4.50 from 6 reviews)
This story received 10th place in the 79th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition in the mainstream/literary short story category. It is a bitter-sweet story of an elderly woman who remembers one afternoon with her daughter. People who enjoy Hans Christian Anderson's work, such as "The Steadfast Tin Soldier and "The Little Match Girl," will love this touching story.
Downbound (Helen's Story)
By Peter Hassebroek
Price: Free! Words: 17,280. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A woman’s complex relationship with her charismatic brother-in-law descends to the point where she deems him a menace to her family.
June Gloom and Golden Sand
By Erik C. Martin
Price: Free! Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A short story originally included in 'The Year in Ink Anthology' vol. 4, 'June Gloom and Golden Sand' tells the tale of a man returning to Coronado, California after 15 years and trying to find something he lost in the course of those years. He tries to recapture his hope. He tries to recapture his life.
Smaller Than Most
By Kristine Ong Muslim
Price: Free! Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2011 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Smaller Than Most is a startling blend of bizarre sci fi, abstract surrealism and twisted fairytales.
Simple Things
By Eric Bergstrom
Price: Free! Words: 4,760. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 1 review)
A cozy bumpkin comforter. A reformed prostitute returns to her hometown roots of dusty roads and catapulted pumpkins, and finds the courage to believe in goodness. Story # 2 in the Cozy Bumpkin series.
Infinity Matches
By Ryan H. Nichols
Price: Free! Words: 930. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Bill Johnson has one thing on his mind, smoking one of his beloved cigarettes. He is only missing one key ingredient to procure his much needed nicotine high, a lighter or matches or a shiny silver Zippo.
The Redheaded Pistol
By Ryan H. Nichols
Price: Free! Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Crowded hometown bar, females everywhere after his attention...except for one. Could he make that Red-Headed Pistol look his way?
Two Steps Forward: a short story by Kelly Hitchcock
By Kelly I. Hitchcock
Price: Free! Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Tara Ambrose has just joined the ranks of the newly (and happily) unmarried. When a medical emergency interrupts her solo life celebration, she is forced to deal with it for the first time without the emergency contact she had for years.
24/7 No Overtime Pay
By Rebecca Rose Taylor
Price: Free! Words: 1,120. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
This short story is about a woman and her son who visit family at a sheep farm.
The Land, the Crow, the Wind.
By Karen Overman-Edmiston
Price: Free! Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A unique reflection on the devastating Irish Famine – as seen through the eyes of the Land, the Crow and the Wind …
Hard Creek Bridge: a short story
By Isaac Sweeney
Price: Free! Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2011 by Gone Dog Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
0.25 star(4.33 from 6 reviews)
Friendless and shy, Slim Jackson enters his second semester at Abe Lincoln University. He gets lost on an unknown path, comes to a strange bridge, and has the struggle of his lifetime.
The Hard Day's Night Hotel
By Severin Rossetti
Price: Free! Words: 4,740. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2010 by Piblokto Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Visiting Liverpool? Doing the Beatles thing? Then check into the Hard Day's Night Hotel. Chances are you'll come across the one and only Billy Shears, be able to share the dreams he had twenty years ago today. There's one thing for sure, he's guaranteed to raise a smile... and maybe one or two tears.
The Hole in the Wall
By Clare Fisher
Price: Free! Words: 17,190. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2010 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Told from the point of view of five contrasting narrators, The Hole in The Wall is a funny, touching and satirical tale of suburban disharmony.
The Darkened Corner
By Tom Hamilton
Price: Free! Words: 14,850. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2010 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Darkened Corner covers seventeen years in the life of a traveller, conman, self-hater and hard-drinker, and his continuing obsession with his childhood crush, Katie Rose. Tom Hamilton's fragmented story is delivered in short, sharp bursts of prose.
Fixture
By Tom Lichtenberg
Price: Free! Words: 15,640. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
0.75 star(3.67 from 3 reviews)
When a city commissioned a famous artist to create a masterpiece for their newly refurbished downtown, they only forgot one thing: to tell him when to stop. Now his greatest work is threatening to take over everywhere. It's a race against time and space and dimensions nobody even knew were there!
Exile, 1946
By Karen Overman-Edmiston
Price: Free! Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Having been exiled from Germany in 1933, Albert Einstein returns secretly after the war to visit his old home in Caputh, Germany. But in the course of the visit, Einstein, despite having bent time and stretched space, finds himself dispossessed of his own identity. In a most extraordinary way he is placed in exile again – but from himself.
The Other Side
By Kuhan Tharmananthar
Price: Free! Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Traveling across London on a bike two weeks after the 7/7 bombings... musing on how life continues regardless of what happens.
Hardships
By Mark James Wooding
Price: Free! Words: 480. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A very short story about perspective.
For I Have Seen The Wind
By Mark James Wooding
Price: Free! Words: 520. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A very short story about the inevitability of change.
She's All I Can Think About
By Steven D. Bennett
Price: Free! Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A man struggles with his obsession for a new girl at work and wonders the age old question: Why can't obsession be a normal part of love?