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Blood on the Corn
Price: Free! Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Blood on the Corn follows two policemen who aren't quite policemen as they investigate a murder that isn't quite a murder. Their real mission might be familiar to humans, but it's not for their eyes at all. Blood on the Corn is a short story, about 3200 words.
Opportunities: Jamie Leith in Darién
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 198,520. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Historical » Colonial America
In July 1698, five ships sailed from Scotland on a secret mission; a final hail-Mary attempt to save both their economy and their country. Their goal? To colonize Panama, set up a new trade route overland into the Pacific, and change the history of the world forever. Street-smart teenager, Jamie Leith, inadvertently stows away, becoming shackled to the adventure. This is his story, and much more.
Pigs & Me
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,130. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Tales of the Bygone Bush.
The Three Trespasses
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 9,710. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » General
The wolves of Rakirre have lived in relative peace for a generation. Now, one of their own threatens to destroy that peace when he uncovers a secret buried long ago. Who will stop him? And should he be stopped? From the author of the beloved story "The Littlest Goblin" comes a fantastic tale of legends, betrayal, avarice, and revenge.
2^7 Nerd Disses: A Significant Quantity of Disrespect
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Zach Weinersmith and Phil Plait have teamed up to create precisely 128 insults designed to weaken the resolve of aggressors, while educating them in their primary field of interest. Whether the person pummeling you is a student of mathematics or belles-lettres, we have the right words for the occasion.
The Burlap Bag
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,980. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
This is my version of my Great-Grandmother Martha Emaline Stacy Butler’s story. There are a few true episodes, but most of the tale is a fabrication. In one true segment, Clarence tied Martha Emaline into a chair in their home, spread hay about the house and set it afire. Neighboring men rescued her. At the end I’ve included a detailed factual accounting of the Nelson/Butler family history.
My Life in Cottage Homes in 1920s
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,080. Language: British English. Published: November 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Annie's family were taken to the workhouse when her father could no longer work through illness. This is a documentary type memoir written by Annie when she was 84 years old. Her daughter-in-law typed it up, as these stories should not be lost.
Turn Left at the Devil Tree
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,110. Language: Australian English. Published: December 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Teachers & educators
In the remote Top End outstations of Arnhem Land, Derek Pugh, teacher, naturalist and bushman, founded several schools and joined a lifestyle as old as time.
Amazing but True - Vienna Book 9
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In this installment of our adventure, Clara receives a much wanted but unexpected gift from the Captain in the wings of a concert hall. The thoughts of the dark thing that haunt her are shoved to the remote corners of her mind. Days before Christmas the Captain whisks Clara off to spring time in Vienna. After an afternoon of musical delight, Clara must make the decision of a life time.
Workhouse Porridge
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,090. Language: British English. Published: November 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
This is based on a true story. My mother-in-law's family were put into the workhouse in Kirkham, Lancashire, when the head of the household became too ill to work. The book tells of their strength of character during the hard times. Their friendships and sense of humour saw them through.