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Sabina Quartet: Stories from Italy
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 38,020. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Categories: 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.
Collages
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 38,190. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012 by Sky Blue Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Collages is Anaïs Nin’s last work of fiction, and is, as the title suggests, a collection of interwoven stories. Collages is Nin’s most light-hearted writing, and, in that sense, is perhaps her most entertaining book. As Henry Miller commented, “The best of collages fall apart with time; these will not.”
Silence
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,510. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Adventure » General
When San Turner's two aunts, his only family, die within a week of each other he's unable to accept their passing as mere coincidence. Recently fired from his job and guilt-ridden over the loss of his wife, he enlists his lifelong friend in a search for the truth behind their deaths, soon finding himself on another sort of quest when a ten-year-old deaf girl who has befriended him is kidnapped.
The Brotherhood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,760. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Have you ever wondered who REALLY controls America? Who has their greedy hands in national politics and juggles our economy? Who gambles with the safety and security of regular citizens for fun - and profit? Ever wonder who controls the President? Are you wondering who controls you? They're more dangerous than you think. And they're always watching you. Just ask Paul Brown.
The Transmutation of Gold into Paper and Plastic
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / General
"The Transmutation of Gold into Paper and Plastic" is one of the early chapters of "The Sign of Jonah", a novel of sin and redemption set on the remote island of Bato in the Philippines. Here we meet Collins, a retired mining engineer from Perth, who comes to the island by way of Papua New Guinea and Manila.
Little Rooms
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 39,590. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Welcome to the nondescript living room of Parson and Mary Smith. Their neighbor Jack has stopped by for yet another long evening of “hooch drinking and light, mutually-confessional chat.” This is the universe of Little Rooms, James Lewelling’s absurd, fabular, darkly comic, and low rent Book of the Dead, a story of what can happen “when the hooch runs out.”
#LucysLetter - The Children of the Greenhouse Age
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,880. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A dark family secret haunts a young Lucy Gold as she struggles to survive in a world ravaged by the effects of climate change. Her mother is a suspected murderer, her father has been absent since her birth, and her planet—after generations of careless greenhouse gas emissions—is a nightmare of droughts, fires, and violent storms. Lucy's goal is to unravel her past and discover her unique destiny.
Unkept
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,000. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015 by Bannerwing Books. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Vienna and Heather navigate through a friendship born of circumstance, devised to assuage their ambivalence towards motherhood and their tenuous relationship with reality, discovering the art of forgiveness. With humor and poignancy, Ericka Clay’s debut novel, Unkept, explores the thorny landscape of childhood trauma and the ferocious politics between little girls—and the adults they become.
A Packet of Dreams
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,650. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Literary
27 short prose pieces, 2 novelettes and a one-act play provide a feast for all who love mysteries, romance, fantasy, humor and suspense. The novelettes are thrillers, set in Egypt. 2 essays won awards for Best Humor, while another 2 are drawn from the author's own encounters as an apprentice writing contest judge. The author himself is now Chief Judge for 3 of America's leading literary events.
No Time To Die
Series: mystery ยท An Ollie Reed Mystery. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A murder case getting harder to solve every minute—just the way detective Ollie Reed didn't like it. Plus, he had to deal with curvy Sally Derivadose—his client—the main suspect.
Sarah, Serendipitous
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,260. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
As an historian, Sarah finds writing the life of a great American house goes smoothly until the present is the topic. Aside from the house's forceful head, Simon, she faces his needy daughter and mysterious business partners. She is tested most by possible love with Simon's moody nephew and balancing her own family's wishes. When painful stories emerge, she must decide her duty.
Branches - Three Stories About Family
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,490. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
BRANCHES contains three short stories about family relationships by award winning author Joel Arnold; 'Korean Mother is Dying' 'A Hand to Hold' and ''Jump!' the Water Master Cried'. While mostly known for his horror and suspense, here author Joel Arnold presents a trio of emotionally charged literary shorts that just may leave you crying, cheering, or both.
Life on the Dingleball Fringe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,150. Language: American English. Published: January 2, 2015 by StrawberryBooks. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Jon Herbert’s first collection of short stories is by turns an intense account of those on the fringe of society and a gently funny read. Set mostly in bars and taverns in Salt Lake City, this linked connection of short fiction tells the story of numerous down and outers, but does so with affection and humor. Herbert lays bare minor disasters and revelations like a good-natured Charles Bukowski.
At the Bus Station
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is a short story. A young couple arrive in a bus terminal. Both are nervous at their impending separation. We assume it's a sad time for both, but is it? Are they running from a problem, or merely solving it in a different way?
My Valley Is Icky Too
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 32,740. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2011 by Whitepoint Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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 Story of Albert Ross
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,020. Language: British English. Published: July 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
'The Story of Albert Ross' tells the tale of a simple man who spends the vast majority of his time in front of his TV. It is delightfully dark, occasionally witty, oddly enchanting and brings new meaning to the term 'the power of television'. It's hard to say much more without spoiling the fun of reading it, so just get on with it and download it right now.
IL Castello della Verità
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,960. Language: Italian. Published: March 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
ROMANZO STORICO. L'ambientazione è nella Milano dei Visconti. Un uomo scompare. Rapito? Fuggito? Ucciso? L'episodio misterioso si verifica praticamente sotto gli occhi del figlio che non si dà pace: il ragazzo - deciso a trovare una risposta - affronta una serie di avventure e incontra tutta una serie di strani personaggi, fino ad arrivare a Milano, alla corte dei Visconti, nel celebre Castello.
The House of Incest
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,010. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2010 by Sky Blue Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
The House of Incest, Anais Nin's famous prose poem, was first published in Paris in 1936 and immediately drew attention from the era's prominent writers, including Henry Miller and Lawrence Durrell. While written in English, it is considered a landmark work in the French surrealist tradition and one of the most unique books in 20th century literature.
An Act
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,030. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A celebrity power couple adopts a Cambodian child. But what is really going on? A short story of 3,300 words, with samples from 6 other short stories. This story appears in the collection "Short Lives," available here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/482360
Finding Felicity
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 79,190. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Inspirational
Genuine happiness… why would you settle for anything less? Passed over for a promotion at work, Devin wonders if his life has meaning; will he ever find that elusive happiness human beings all seek. While at a party attempting to drown his sorrows, the host suffers a tragic accident. Moments later, Devin meets the beautiful and mysterious Felicity, who somehow knows this dead man’s tale.