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Chrysalis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A retelling of Kafka's Metamorphosis set in the internet age.
Clara
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,570. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2017 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
This is a short story about Clara—best be described as “a Clara”—who one day discovers a tall, elegantly dressed, and thus completely misplaced mystery woman in the local cemetery, standing over a grave that is never visited by anyone. Clara knows because the son of the couple buried there was Clara’s best and only friend in childhood. Will curiosity get the better of Clara that day?
Time to Say Goodbye
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In this short story, Yessie was raised by her grandmother after her parents died in a plane crash. Although she was raised in a loving environment, she felt that something was missing and consequently lost her way.
The Last AIDS Patient
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2015 by Tulabella Ruby Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Decades ago, a young man ran away from his family’s rural estate to the big city to find love and come out as gay. He returns years later to older relatives who are scared of him and one young nephew who wants to hear his story of love, lust, grief and loss and what it means to be a sole survivor in a land that has eradicated HIV and AIDS.
Coyote Dances With Fire.
Price: $1.00 USD. (Free!) Words: 16,590. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Literature » Literary
An Apache Indian unravels a scheme that would've allowed fracking on his reservation.
The Drink
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Andrew Frery is a recovering alcoholic and a politician at the end of his career. He's moving out of his county commission office when he gets a visit from an unexpected visitor delivering devastating news. But an opportune encounter the day before may save Andrew.
A Riddle
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,780. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
“It is quite clear that one has no use for a person who has no I in a well-ordered police state. But I also have no more use for the police state.” A Metaphysical Murder Mystery ~
The Happy Princess and Other Tales - Regendered
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,590. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Oscar Wilde’s collection of short stories, rewritten with all its characters regendered to provide a whole new meaning. From the Happy Princess to the Selfish Giantess, their central themes and morals remain the same, even while the regendering process provides a completely different perspectives.
Last Shot (a Short Tale of the Absurdity of Life and Death)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Literature » Literary
TODAY IS THE PERFECT DAY TO DIE. Bernard is the type of man that accomplishes all that he sets out to—and easily. He's intelligent, hardworking, and completely unfamiliar with failure. His only complaint—the singular source of the inner anger bubbling within him—is that no one else in the world recognizes that. It's time to force them to. The final statement will be Bernard's. At last.
Something That's True
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011 by Mendicant Bookworks. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A lonesome mechanic searches the dingy velvet of his small-town strip club for answers and for Something That's True. Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction by Hosho McCreesh.
MAYBE I OUGHT TO SIT QUIETLY IN A DARK ROOM FOR A WHILE
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,140. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A collection of 49 Flash and Micro-Fiction stories that deal with relationships that at first may seem off kilter but on reflection seem more like you're eavesdropping on private lives of friends, spouses and people in the next restaurant booth. You'll want to share these stories with those close to you but, and there's always a but, be careful who you choose.
Ichthyology
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
"The doctors said, when she was born, that the gills would eventually fade away on their own." "Michael Hartford's "Ichthyology" is brutal and eloquently told, a brilliant carnage of a story about a half-girl, half-reptilian fish whose provocative imagery swells up from the page." - Brooke Hall, "Baltimore City Paper"
Vacationing Texans & Beat-Up Converse All*Stars
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A poor, smalltown kid debates love, life, and the team basketball shoes in "Vacationing Texans & Beat-Up CONVERSE ALL*STARS" literary short fiction by Pushcart and Best-of-the-Web nominee Hosho McCreesh.
At the Diner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2010 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
A young man attempts to reconnect with his estranged father over meals at a small-town diner. Can a love of food overcome the pain of a dad and son pulled apart?
Falling Rock
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,160. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Darcy is a rural mail carrier whose solitude is broken only when playing in her friends' band -- especially with the singer, Helen. Darcy is in love with her, but Helen is trapped in a contentious marriage for the sake of her disabled son. Darcy knows all she and Helen can have together is their music. That's enough, until an outsider reminds her that more is possible -- just not with Helen.
The Haunted Garden
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,370. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
What secrets lurk in the beautiful gardens of Briarwood? A woman exiled to a country house fears that her marriage may be falling apart as she tries to protect herself and two children who play in the gazebo from a sinister groundskeeper in this psychological ghost story.
Gothic Poetry: A Collection of Dark Poems
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Some of the poems reflect emotions as they pertain to feeling alienated, misunderstood, or different, Gothic subculture, desire, morbid curiosity, and a love of all things dark.
As Long as We're Wishing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2016 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Many of us wish it were a month ago or a year ago, but of course, with the stipulation that we know then what we know now. But what would it really be like to know then what you know now? Actually, there are some very good reasons time works as it does.
Japanese Maple/We Might Just Save This Night Yet - 2Shot
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 4,930. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Two more short stories by Pushcart and Best-of-the-Web nominee Hosho McCreesh
There Is No Other You
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 15,800. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Austin works for a funeral home, transporting the newly departed, much to the chagrin of his long-suffering girlfriend. When one of the bodies goes missing, he finds himself drawn into a sinister mystery that ultimately touches on larger issues of love, loss and mortality. Readers who like suspense, dark humor, and emotionally-moving narratives should enjoy this fast paced, quick read.