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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Trouble with Grits

    by Phyllis Pittman
    A 2017 Faulkner/Wisdom Finalist, The Trouble with Grits visits a mid-century small Mississippi town, its Old South culture, customs, and rarely met expectations. It begins in a time when young ladies in the South were supposed to do nothing more than get married, produce offspring, and can tomatoes—successfully and in that order. But times, they are a changin’. With the skillful wielding of her pen, humorist Phyllis Pittman makes us a part of the family and community grappling with the changi... more
  • Lost in a Story Beyond Reality and Time

    by Joseph H. Krasinski
    Sometimes in one’s life, a sequence of events flashes through us as though we’ve had this experience before but at a different place or time…and possibly at another level. This story, takes the reader into this realm as a family venture on a holiday camping trip as the brother and sister wonder off during the night and travel unknowingly through a Crease in time where they are greeted by a Shaman who counsels and guides them back to their rightful place in time with the assistance of the Old St... more
  • Meat The Family, based on Meat My Uncle by Erez Bailen

    by Erez BailEN
    Meat The Family synopsis Meat The Family is a screenplay based on Meat My Uncle. Meat My Uncle is about a kid with a wild imagination talking about his family and adventures through his crazy fantasy point of view. Meat The Family is quite a R-Rated version of the short story about the Kid in his Middle ages, talking about his past and brings out more of the humor that the short story had.
  • Look at Liddie Longlegs!

    by Denise Camille Frye

    Going into seventh grade in 1956, Lydia Longley (Liddie) has read every "saint book" in her classroom library at St. Anthony Catholic School. She is especially inspired by saints who are like herself - very young, or very poor, and strives for sainthood by following St. Therese's Little Way, offering as sacrifice, all the hardships she endures in her daily living. Liddie believes she's on her way to achieving her goals when a tragic house fire destroys the family's home ... more

  • Literary All-Sorts - A Selection of Stories, Essays and Poems to Suit Every Taste

    by Dorothy Piper
    During my eighty-plus year life, I have written many short stories, essays and poems, and several books. I have collected my best work in the below 30,000-word length category, and invite the reader to curl up in a comfy chair and dip into humor, opinions, memoire, horror, even a humorous novella - it's all here for you to sample.
  • more than just a son

    by Randolph Christopher Longstreet
    Phillip Anderson, a former college football player who stands six feet eight inches tall, is appalled after catching his youngest son trying to copy ballet dancers on TV. He is inclined to believe that eight-year-old Brandon is displaying gay tendencies. Since Brandon shows remarkable athletic ability, Phillip encourages his young son to immerse himself in sports, which should direct him properly into manhood and away from being a “sissy-boy”. Over the years, Brandon develops into a celebrate... more
  • An Evening In Wonderland. A Brief Story of Maths, Physics & The Universe

    by Jacqueline Koay
    You know Alice Liddell. You probably read about her in Through The Looking Glass or Adventures of Alice in Wonderland. Well, she has now resurfaced in Oxford, at the university, as a first year postgraduate in theoretical physics. Time does play tricks, and nowhere more so than Oxford, where the bloody bells wouldn't stop bonging. Alice has two problems. One: she knew more physics than her professor. Two: she is madly in love with him and he is married with three children! (to a dumb woman... more
  • The Sweetness of Her Self

    by Mark Herder

    "The Sweetness of Her Self" recasts the love story of Orpheus and Eurydice set against the backdrop of the 1980s Hollywood punk scene. 
     
    Johnny O., singer for an up-and-coming punk band, first notices Anne Jennings during one of the band’s gigs. He quickly becomes intoxicated with this otherworldly woman, her eyes the color of absinthe. Who is she? What is she? No matter: she quickly becomes his lover and his muse, their love creating its own myth, a defen... more

  • Toni's Smile

    by Jeff Stilwell
    On inauguration night, the President tragically dies, leaving Toni Madison, his chosen Veep, as the first Blatina President of the United States. For three years, she has faithfully protected his legacy. As the fourth spring dawns, however, she is troubled by the ineluctable thought that she is letting the People down. She could do better. Her decision to seek election in her own right triggers a series of events that challenge her to stand by her principles – infuriating Congressional betray... more
  • Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales

    by Ayn Cates Sullivan
    Heroines of Avalon includes a round table of inspiring women, including well-known Welsh deities and almost forgotten Arthurian female Grail Knights and landscape Goddesses. In this collection of British myths and legends, each heroine re-tells her story, often freeing herself from centuries of misunderstanding. These feisty women are inspiring role models. The book also includes practices that can help the reader journey to the deity and integrate the heroine’s life affirming qualities. This is... more
  • Monkey Stuff

    by Rebecca Bielawski
    A monkey thief was lurking and... some naughtiness was being planned. Learn to count the numbers 1 to 10 with a cheeky little monkey.
  • Frozen Butterflies

    by Simona Grossi
    Susan Blanc—loner, insomniac, and LA-based professor of psychology—meets Nick, a blogger, at a nightclub she discovers on a sleepless night. Nick seems to be “consumed by something, someone, or himself" and, upon their second meeting, takes her to his apartment. While browsing through Nick’s books, Susan comes across a worn notebook with a light blue cover. Nick explains that it’s a journal he found on a bus and that something about it compelled him to keep it and attempt to return it to its ... more
  • Finding Love

    by Judith Keim
    As Regan Sullivan continues to work with her sisters, Sheena and Darcy, to meet their Uncle Gavin’s challenge to make the Salty Key Inn a success, she wonders why she can never find the man of her dreams. Her sisters are happily settled with men they love. Why can’t she do the same? When she’s involved in a motorcycle accident with Brian Harwood, Regan learns to think differently about both her appearance and herself. And as she deals with her injuries and helps Brian recover from the accident s... more
  • Finding My Way

    by Judith Keim
    Darcy Sullivan and her two sisters continue to work hard at the Salty Key Inn, the small, Florida hotel they unexpectedly inherited. In order to inherit the rest of Uncle Gavin’s sizeable estate, they must meet his challenge to open the neglected hotel by the end of the year. Darcy figures once they meet the challenge, she’ll take off, travel the world, and maybe, just maybe, begin writing the world’s best novel. When she meets Nick Howard, an older man who is a reporter for the local newspaper ... more
  • Finding Me

    by Judith Keim
    Sheena Sullivan Morelli and her sisters, Darcy and Regan, receive the unexpected news that their Uncle Gavin Sullivan, the black sheep of the family, has left them a hotel on the Gulf coast of Florida. The gift comes with a twist. They must live together for one year at the hotel and prepare the hotel to receive guests within a year. Sheena, eager to escape her role of unappreciated wife and mother, can’t wait for the opportunity to find herself. Dreams of sitting on the beach sipping margaritas... more
  • Beethoven’s String Quartet Opus 74 ‘The Harp’

    by Janet White
    The story traces the history of Beethoven’s Opus 74 String Quartet from its composition in besieged Vienna in 1809 through its concealment in Poland during World War Two, to the present day where it is held hostage in the Jagiellonian Library in Kraków, Poland until adequate war reparations are paid by Germany. Gunther Erdogan, second violinist of the London String Quartet, is pressured by a secret agent of the German government to steal Beethoven’s manuscript from the library during a European... more

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