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One Moment of Change
Series: Drath. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,790. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2016 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Alex shuffled his feet as he waited in line. His back ached. Stupid how much his back ached. Fleeing Melin to escape Yong's abuse was desperate. But what choice did he have? It was Yong and rape or leave everything he knew behind. Better to change everything. At least going to the far side of human space gave him a chance freedom. No matter how slim the chance, it was worth trying to escape.
Ad Deum qui lætíficat juventútem maem
Price: Free! Words: 3,210. Language: American English. Published: November 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Coming of age
An American boy struggles with village life in Franco's Spain. He is baffled by his enemy.
A Delicate Shade of Rust
Series: Drath. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,620. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2016 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Lauren needed to get to space. Now. She'd tried following the rules to get an ID but no one would listen. Either she got to space or she starved to death. Clubbing Idowu Mas, Ceelen warrior, and stealing her jumpsuit and ID weren't smart but it was necessary. If she was really, really lucky it might give her a whole new life instead of starvation and death.
Intoxic
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,050. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Alison Hayes must learn to stand alone, or she will be swept under by the same undercurrents of self-defeat and addiction that took her mother so many years ago. During these worst of times, she discovers her own strength and determination and a powerful drive to do something better.
On the Edge
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 84,980. Language: Australian English. Published: October 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When a surprise inheritance catapults battler Ruth Jordan into unaccustomed affluence, she cautiously starts to help other women doing it tough. That's how Rachael Anders explodes into her life. Desperate to protect Rachael's three young sons from their destructive family, Ruth is remorselessly sucked into their troubled lives while confronting the bonds and fractures of her own failed family.
In the Eyes of the Beholder
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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This is the third vignette in the non-fiction series of my childhood, nearly 60 years ago, in London, England. After my parents divorced, there was, apparently, very little money for my mother and us three children. Today, I'm not so sure about the money, because my mother managed to save enough to buy a house...
J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy A Memoir of a Family and Culture In Crisis | Summary
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Rural, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides -- Book Notes
In this #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER from a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, this book is a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class
Broken Rice: Second Serial Installment
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,910. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Part 2 of a serial, about 6500 words. Caleb is a poor child laborer who used to work in a sweatshop, until he stole materials to sew a doll to be the brother he never had. But the doll sprang to life and flew away, leaving him to be beaten and fired from the terrible job his family sorely needed. Now it's time for Caleb to find work and forget the doll. But will the doll forget him?
The Elephant in the Room
You set the price! Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2016. Categories: Essay » Sociology
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Humanity is blind to the failures of civilization. Though we suffer emotionally from the shortcomings in our way of life, we work hard to ignore our pain, assuming our suffering is our own fault. If we could observe civilization from the outside, we might see these failings and be able to free ourselves from all the mistaken beliefs that hold modern society together, and relieve the pain.
Playing Out: Swings and Roundabouts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,490. Language: British English. Published: August 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
If Paul was a pigeon his dad would probably wring his neck. The runt of the litter, the youngest of five, he grasps at life. Children struggle with different and Paul is unique. He’s being raised by his dad on social welfare… It’s the 1970s, toys are crap and money is short.