Fiction » Literature » Literary

The Blue Train To Heaven
By
Series: Short Reads ยท Free July. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This short story by Harvey captures the enigmatic relationship of two brothers from Ghana. Listen in as Elijah tells his story to a Reporter who has come for a story on an elaborate burial coffin. Humor, irony, and bitterness all intermingled in this short piece. The people of Ghana are known for their elaborate coffins. Check it out on Google as you read The Blue Train to Heaven. Bonus Story
The Stone Garden
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
In a crumbling garden of stone, a lonely little girl meets a mysterious woman. Is the lovely lady a ghost? A witch? Good or evil? (An original short story.)
One Small Step
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,430. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Nyalou Templeton serves on the council for Tranquility Base to give some meaning to her life. Liz Borra, on the other hand, wants to control council. So when meek little Nyalou stands up to Liz over the preservation of the Arrival Monument and its footprint, Liz figures she can intimidate the council like she always does. But Liz might have underestimated Nyalou.
Mercy (A Southern Gothic Short Story)
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,860. Language: American English. Published: June 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In this Southern Gothic short, a sheltered, impoverished teenager seeks to impress a neighbor boy, with destructive results. This story explores poverty, neglect, mental illness, and misogyny in rural Appalachia. This story originally appeared in Printer's Devil Review.
The Coffin Lady of Crosby
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
When you have death staring you in the face, what else can you do but build a coffin? This simple question transforms a life, revealing an unexpected blessing. Winner of 2010 Canis Latran Editor's Choice Award.
Eating It Too
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,350. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Sophie pours love into her cooking. For years, she shared her gift with her husband. Now, she will infuse her baking with every feeling she possesses—one final act as payment for everything Harold plans for their future.
Rebecca
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
No one seems to know what happened to Curt's pregnant girlfriend. Did she walk out on him? Was there foul play? He and her disappearance continue to be the talk of Crossroads Church.
The Rock Star in the Mirror (or, How David Bowie Ruined My Life)
By
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 6,210. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.00 from 7 reviews)
Joe is a small-town Oregon guy. He's madly in love with Lynnie ... who has a huge crush on David Bowie. Joe will do almost anything to get Lynnie's attention, but there are always consequences.
My Valley Is Icky Too
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,800. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2011 by Whitepoint Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A self-imagined free spirit, Janice Huntington endures her days at Suzanne’s Newsclipping Service sifting through mountains of information, and on her own time she navigates sexual encounters in a search for who knows what. Her frantic, lonely routine begins to unravel with an inquiry into the fate of the inventor of her favorite form of birth control.
The Cove
By
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 125,460. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
Most people who visit coastal Maine see only the stark and rugged beauty of the pine groves and rocky beaches. But for those that live and work there, it's very different. THE COVE tells the tale of a family, deeply rooted in Maine, and of a town where corruption and the Mob play a dark counterpoint to the idyllic postcard images.
The Baer Boys
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,420. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
After twenty five years of not making it as an actor, Darin returns home to take care of his recently widowed father. When he lands a long term substitute teaching job at his old high school he finds that it comes with more than the promise of a much needed paycheck.
Randolph's Cosmetics
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012 by Favourite Colours. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
As Randolph takes the train with his wife, her beauty and its regime fascinate him in ways he could only imagine being appreciated; his life seems so empty and he longs to have a way to express himself visually and emotionally.
My Governor's House & other stories
By
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,570. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 1 review)
A collection of writings from author Josh Karaczewski, including the Pushcart Prize nominated titular story. Through mostly short stories, you will meet a homecoming warrior defeated by housework, a lonely debut author impatient for recognition, a son losing a boyfriend because of his mother, the thoughts of someone who falls from great heights to the ground on purpose, and much more.
On the Run
By
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 5,880. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A moment of unthinkable rage sends Byrd Campbell "On the Run". A life of crime lures him further from his home. It is only then he realizes what he must do. The book's second story, "Habitat for Inhumanity", is a snapshot of one man's life. Within 24 minutes, he encounters hunger, depravity, filth, and even a victim of human trafficking.
A Strange One
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012 by Mendicant Bookworks. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction by Pushcart nominee William Taylor, Jr.
Sabina Quartet: Stories from Italy
By
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 38,020. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
These seasonal stories about a farming community in Rome’s olive hills—“the Sabina”—bring to life an ancient world where foreigners and locals have always lived side by side but separately. The unique culture of the place, steeped in the historic rivalries of Italy’s medieval hilltowns, finds vivid portrayal in these lively tales about the local residents and their traditions.
Among The Humans
By
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 60,100. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Beer-soaked and hard-boiled, Jerry the Bird is doing his best to fit into human society. He has a fledgling career writing mysteries, but when his lizard best friend drags him into the search for a missing stripper, Jerry finds himself living a dime-store mystery instead of writing one, all while trying to win the heart of the girl next door. Dark and hilarious, Among the Humans is unforgettable.
But I wasn´t
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 720. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2010 by Favourite Colours. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"But I Wasn’t" is the touching story of a boy who has been given the task of walking his little sister to school. He finds it hard to combine his big boy image with the job at hand. He can’t see the end of the misery either.
Fast Cars
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,930. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The four musketeers plus one they call themselves: Johnny, Craig, Dale, Rennie and Carren. They want to make something of themselves, do great things after high school. So, they devise an experiment to guarantee their lives will amount to something. And that experiment changes their futures—but not in the ways any of them expects.
Affair
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,710. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Affair is a novel by Nick Stokes. A man who collects sticks and gathers stones has an affair with a woman in the woods and struggles to return to his wife. An author writes about a man having an affair in order to destroy the man and discover who he is. The two stories are woven and inextricable. Affair was serialized by The Seattle Star from 2012-2014.