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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Ounce of Joy

    by Ratnajyoti Duttachowdhury
    Ounce of Joy (synopsis) The hero Raj, a Hindu by birth is brought up with his family in the foothills of Himalayas (early seventies) in India, bordering China, the border posts being manned by Indian & Chinese forces, on either side. There in his childhood friend, Tshiring , a girl from the monpa tribe (Buddhist by faith), he discovers the first feelings love. Eventually she meets with an accident and dies in his presence ,but the reverberations of pain ring through ... more
  • Invasion of the Spirit Snatchers

    by Johnny Townsend
    During the Apocalypse, a group of Mormon survivors in Hurricane, Utah gather in the home of the Relief Society president, telling stories to pass the time as they ration their food storage and await the Second Coming. But this is no ordinary group of Mormons—or perhaps it is. They are the faithful, feminist, gay, apostate, and repentant, all working together to help each other through the darkest days any of them have yet seen. A story in the style of The Canterbury Tales or The Decameron, but ... more
  • Wander Home

    by Karen A. Wyle
    Eleanor never wanted to leave the daughter she loved so much. The overpowering urge to wander -- to search, without knowing what she sought -- drove her away. She left little Cassidy in her family's loving care. But Cassidy and the others died in an accident before Eleanor could find her way home... Now, they are all reunited, in an afterlife where nothing is truly lost. Places once loved may be revisited, memories relived and even shared. One may be any age suitable to the mood and moment. Sure... more
  • Finding Viola: A Short Story

    by Bo Burnette
    "I could hear the music again, and somehow it seemed louder than before." Every day, Miss Erikson hears mysterious music coming from behind a locked door at the Lang School of Fine Arts. When the strict Mrs. Borg demands she leave the door alone, Miss Erikson's curiosity propels her to uncover the secrets of the ever-closed door. As she pursues the source of the inexplicable music, she must finally face the grief of the past she has long tried to ignore.
  • Riot: A 1960s Love Story

    by Charles S. Isaacs

    It’s September 1967. As the Vietnam War and a militant Antiwar Movement hurtle toward explosive confrontation, Steve Harris – white, idealistic, and naïve -- begins his freshman year. During that year, he will fight to end the war, fall in love, confront painful truths about his family, and be jailed and beaten by police. Through this crucible, he emerges with a transformed consciousness, of the world and of himself.

    The change begins with a rousing antiwar speech delivered by Emma Gold... more

  • A Devil of a Time

    by Gretchen Jeannette
    Captain Niall McLane survives brutal captivity and a bloody revolution only to face a darker threat to his future with the woman he loves. When Niall becomes a suspect in a grotesque murder, his reputation as a merciless Indian fighter and scalphunter turns public opinion against him. Worse, the real killer has only begun to rampage, his sights set on those close to Niall. Now the hunt for evil is on. Niall's only allies are Andrew Wade, a hopeless drunkard tormented by his own cowardice, an... more
  • The Devil Take Tomorrow

    by Gretchen Jeannette

    George Washington has been marked for death. British agents embedded in the Continental Army wait only for the order to strike. Racing against time, rebel spy Ethan Matlock sets out to protect the one man who can save the Revolution. Without General Washington, the whole American enterprise might easily collapse, for no one else has demonstrated the ability to keep together an army that constantly threatens to fall apart

    Boldly Ethan infiltrates the heart of the British military, occupi... more

  • THE CANYON SPEAKS

    by Anne Warner
  • A STAND OF TREES

    by Anne Warner
    Ah, hah...the sign he had been looking for…tall, stately trees … seven of them, all in row, he mused, knowing it was a conquistador, who would have planted them so daringly in such a wild and untamed territory, there they were waiting to be noticed. Must be at least a half of century old, by the looks of them, he thought, could it have been twenty five years ago, he’d found that small map? A historical, drama set in the 1700’s, about a family, rich in history and their love of the west. Beginnin... more
  • Bringing Boomer Home

    by Terence O'Leary

    Cody’s worst day, was the day his brother – his best friend, left to join the Army. Boomer’s worst day was yet to come.

    In high school, Cody followed his big brother’s blocks on the football field. Now, it is his time to lead. Cody and his girlfriend, Kim, embark on a journey to reveal the hero beneath the scars and bring Boomer home.

     

  • Tilly & the Tooth Fairy

    by Brian G Chambers
    Tilly looses her first tooth on the eve of her seventh birthday. Her mother tells her to put it under her pillow and the tooth fairy will leave her a silver coin for it. So that night Tilly puts the tooth under her pillow before she goes to sleep. She has a restless night and wakens to find the tooth fairy by her bedside. Does this mean there will be no silver coin, or is there a bigger surprise from the tooth fairy?
  • Francesco's Song

    by C.M.Furio
    Set amidst the drama of Fascist Italy, Francesco’s Song is the gripping story of one man’s struggle to survive. Inspired by family history, C.M. Furio tells the poignant story of young Francesco as he grows up in the small seaside town of Mola di Bari. The saga of birth, love and death in rural southern Italy unfolds as the country is pulled into the cataclysm of world events. Francesco’s carefree youth ends when the oratory of Mussolini and the pervasive false sense of patriotism s... more
  • Feminine Prerogatives : 3 Tales of Empowerment

    by Louise Jaffe
    Louise Jaffe, author of Feminine Prerogatives: 3 Tales of Empowerment, is a Pushcart nominee for poetry. Here is what some concerned and creative writers of today have to say about her first work of fiction, Feminine Prerogatives. **Feminine Prerogatives: 3 Tales of Empowerment, is Louise Jaffe’s first fiction book, a trilogy of novellas about women’s choices and survival, sometimes humorous, sometimes painful, always insightful. Jaffe writes with wit and poignancy, her characters are everyday e... more
  • Wages of Sin

    by Charlene Gage
    Enduring the pain of her mother's murder, her father's rejection, and her grandmother's rules, Reva rebels against all positive influences. With an abortion behind her by age fifteen, Reva spirals from one bad decision to the next, with no guidelines to distinguish right from wrong.**Intentionally getting pregnant to lure the married man she thinks she loves, Reva constantly flounders to provide for the son she finally bears. Stability eludes her at every turn. Despite the pack of despicable cha... more
  • Indian Summer

    by Douglas Graney
    Capturing the spirit of the Native American plight, Indian Summer chronicles a modern Apache trek from Seminole reservations in Florida to an Apache reservation in New Mexico. Inspired by an ancestral calling, Ben Henry, the protagonist leads over one hundred fellow Apaches halfway across modern America on horseback to the land of their grandfathers. Along the way they encounter political hostility, racism and violence, which parallels what their ancestors experienced over a century before.**Gle... more

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