Books tagged: contemporary short story

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A Tale of Romance
Series: All Earnest Long's Fiction, Book 4 · Sex and Relationship Fiction, Book 4 · Are You a Mouse or a Man? People with Problems., Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A Tale of Romance is a traditional story of romance, yet a new take on the Troubadours. Really, it is boy meets girl, but with one or two twists. A wonderful love story. And one that might have a happy ending. The reader will see if they do live happily ever after or they don’t. They might.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,210. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
A short story from the "Paul McCartney's Coat and Other Stories" collection with a unique twist. For Keith it was just an other ordinary day in the office... or was it?
For Absent Friends
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,520. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » General
When retired widower Ted notices a weather worn and neglected wooden bench in his local churchyard he resolves to restore it to its former glory. Once he does this however, he meets Veronica, and from then on nothing in his life would be the same again, which leaves him with a rather delicate question. Is it ever really too late to find love...?
Super Successful Dieting, A Story
Series: All Earnest Long's Fiction, Book 17 · Are You a Mouse or a Man? People with Problems., Book 20. Price: Free! Words: 3,800. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
A man in his twenties reads a self-help book for amusement. Later in his thirties he feels a compunction to read it again. And he goes on the journey of his life to learn its lessons. He would like to lose weight, to manage his computer better, and have friends and a girlfriend. If only he could succeed now before his life passes him by and he has nothing to show for it despite his big hopes.
Feet First
Price: Free! Words: 4,690. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Jemma covets. Gorgeous hair. Designer shoes. Flawless skin. Successful hubby. Convinced the goods bait the boy, she’s goin’ fishin’. But her lacking finances and nonexistent prospects are cramping her style. Desperation and sticky fingers have combined forces, but what now? Originally published in Talking River, Spring 2010.
The Little Boy Who Knew Everything - A Grim Fairy Tale for Adults
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
Once upon a time not so long ago there was a little boy who thought he knew everything. What makes this story unusual, though, is that he did know everything. You might expect the people around him to be happy he knew everything but instead they became immensely annoyed for who wants to be around someone who thinks he knows everything even if he does know everything making them feel stupid? Nobody
Dreamathon: A Contemporary Short Story
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013 by Royal Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
Our lives are very much like our dreams. Our dreams can create an environment in which we pursue goals. Dreams tell us where we might want to go in life.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013 by DIB Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Terry Cullum struggles to find the right moment to pop the question to his girlfriend. But when he drives his car into a ditch in the middle of the countryside, it somehow seems the perfect time. The only way to salvage a truly terrible day. A strangely heart-warming tale which finds romance in the unlikeliest of places. Also includes the bonus story ‘Snail Trail.’ A short story.
Truth or Dare?
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,440. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014 by Decadent Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
A tequila-fuelled game of Truth or Dare is not Dani’s idea of fun, but when Cameron, the jerk who rejected her a year ago, is the one provoking her into playing, how can she say no? Not that he’s giving her the option in the first place. Will a dare give Dani the courage she needs to tell Cameron the truth?
Two Blocks East
Price: Free! Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
"Two blocks East." Sometimes direction comes when you least expect it. "Two blocks East." When his beard suddenly started speaking, he felt he had no choice but to do what it said. Two blocks east and his life changed forever. This "Short Pants" story from Happy Pants Books is a quick and moving tale of a man getting a second chance that was as plain as the beard on his face.