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Behind My Smile: The Words I Never Said
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,150. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
The poetry I wrote as I grew up. This was my medium for communication while I struggled to stay afloat in my own crazy life.
Martine
Price: Free! Words: 9,680. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » African American fiction » General
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Martine Carter has the perfect life. She is a Junior Professor in the Foreign Language Dept. of a community college. She has a loving husband and two daughters who are a handful but the loves of her life, but Martine has a secret. A secret from her past has come looking for her and she now has to figure out how to make him a part of her life.
Passing for Normal: Memoirs of a Cult Child
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,040. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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In Passing for Normal Carl invites you into the mind of an unwitting cult member. With a series of short stories and scenes, he takes you on a journey through the early years of that child’s life, from birth to escape. The point of view ages with the boy, giving the reader a candid insight into what life was really like in the 1980s and 90s as a second-generation member of The Family International
Naked, on the Edge
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,560. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Readers are thrust to the edge of darkness in this powerful collection of supernatural and psychological tales by Stoker Award-winning horror author, Elizabeth Massie. Isolation, alienation, desperation, greed, rage, regret – human conditions that leave us teetering on the brink, ready to crash forward into the abyss or step backward onto safer ground. “Beneath our hearts, our souls are naked.”
Happy Mother's Day, Unofficially
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,330. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Rita spent her childhood yearning for her dead mother, who left behind no memories or photographs. She constructed elaborate fantasies to compensate for the loss. But when her mother mysteriously reappears as if resurrected, proving her father a liar, Rita demands to know the truth. The answers are far from what she expected. Can Rita ever forgive her family for such actions? Could anyone?
Woman in the Photograph
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,300. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Sixteen years ago, June was abandoned on the door of a fire hall. Now a teenager, June is on the run. She follows breadcrumbs her mother left behind.But now the police are closing in. June has only hours – maybe minutes – until her chance of discovering the one thing she really wants to know is gone. All she has to do is find the woman that never wanted to know her.
Mothers Secret, Grandma Lies
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 75,310. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Inspirational
A legacy of secrets, lies, and deception emerges when a baby girl is left on the doorstep of an orphanage.Carol Beal realizes over the years that there was an abundance of hurt, resentment, brokenness and pain developed from the decision she made thirty years earlier. Carol planned well not to take all of this with her to the grave.
Blood Knowledge of Swans
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
A small child, a string of pearls and a pool of swans converge in this short story of family life gone wrong. For Bella, in a world of beautiful swans, her mother is the most beautiful being of all. But swans abandon Bella every year and now her mother may abandon her, too. In a world of magic, what’s a child to do? Includes Short Story "In a Fold of Green Leaf Shadows".
Searching for Cibola
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,890. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Lawrence is at a crossroads. His wife Rachel has left him and his close friend John is dead. He moves from Los Angeles to the mountains of New Mexico where he delves into his past, trying to connect his memories into a coherent narrative of his life. He discovers that the truth can be as elusive as the Seven Cities of Cíbola sought by Coronado more than four hundred years before.
Her Letters from Prison - Part 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,250. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Breanna tells the true story of her experiences in prison through her letters to her friend Heath. "God changed my life in prison." This is a story of survival and a quest to make a better life. The letters describe the daily shocking events of prison life involving drugs, sex, utter devastation and humiliation, anger, hopelessness, despair, and finally happiness and hope.