Mendicant Bookworks

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Mendicant Bookworks is proud to present literary short fiction from a stable of brilliant, established small press writers. These unplucked gems have collectively spent decades publishing at the margins in a small press world that is, only now, reaching a wider international audience.

The stories themselves are both human and approachable -- stories that run the gamut: sometimes funny, sometimes dark, always well-rendered with casts of hard-scrabble misfits, dreamers, and madmen. At Mendicant Bookworks we are proud to publish stories that bring us closer to the world, to each other, and closer to ourselves.

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Midnight Baseball
By Bob Pajich
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: American English. Published: April 7, 2013 by Mendicant Bookworks. Category: Fiction
(5.00)
Brilliantly showcasing one of the lone, remaining adolescent rites-of-passage -- a boy's first beer -- "Midnight Baseball" chronicles a fathers-and-sons fishing trip that quickly devolves into cards and drunken revelry. Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction by Bob Pajich.
Love and Death in the Moose League
By Ryan Bradley
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013 by Mendicant Bookworks. Category: Fiction
Former pitching great continues his career in the only place that will have him: Alaska In honor of opening day, Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction by Ryan W. Bradley.
The Sun Also Rises in the Desert
By Gerald Locklin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,120. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013 by Mendicant Bookworks. Category: Fiction
The moral and spiritual complexity of academia comes to bear as a "lost generation" of educators pursue an attractive colleague across a spate of conferences. Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction by Gerald Locklin.
A Strange One
By William Taylor, Jr.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012 by Mendicant Bookworks. Category: Fiction
Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction by Pushcart nominee William Taylor, Jr.
The Line Up
By Russ Litten
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2012 by Mendicant Bookworks. Category: Fiction
(5.00)
Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction by novelist Russ Litten.
The Terminator of Love
By Ben Tanzer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011 by Mendicant Bookworks. Category: Fiction
(5.00)
He's Baaaaack! Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction from Emmy winner Ben Tanzer.
Something That's True
By Hosho McCreesh
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011 by Mendicant Bookworks. Category: Fiction
(4.00)
A lonesome mechanic searches the dingy velvet of his small-town strip club for answers and for Something That's True. Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction by Hosho McCreesh.
The Artistic Life
By Mark SaFranko
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011 by Mendicant Bookworks. Category: Fiction
(4.00)
Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction by the incomparable Mark SaFranko.
The Graveyard
By Alan Catlin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2011 by Mendicant Bookworks. Category: Fiction
A motor-mouthed cabbie knocks a few back while extolling the vices and virtues of life driving graveyard in Albany--much to a barkeep's chagrin. Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction by Alan Catlin.
When We
By J. A. Tyler
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2011 by Mendicant Bookworks. Category: Fiction
(5.00)
Mendicant Bookworks presents "When We" a series of three interlocked poetic-chains about a father and son, how they break and recombine, how their relationship is imagined and re-imagined, and how they are one -- no matter when. More fine experimental short fiction from J.A. Tyler.
Joe's Smoke & News
By Doug Draime
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2011 by Mendicant Bookworks. Category: Fiction
A subtle, nostalgic, and haunting vision of loyalty, lust, and loneliness in 1950s Indiana--written by small press legend Doug Draime, and presented by mendicant bookworks.
New Carpet
By Christopher Cunningham
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2011 by Mendicant Bookworks. Category: Fiction
Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction by Christopher Cunningham.
Honduras
By Joseph Ridgwell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2011 by Mendicant Bookworks. Category: Fiction
(5.00)
Better the paradise you know than the paradise you don't... Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction by London's Joseph Ridgwell.


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