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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Animal University

    by Mika Bindura
    A satirical tale about how a university handles a case of academic fraud, with a wink to Orwell’s Animal Farm. Animal University describes the journey of Rembrandt, a student at the Prestigious University for Animals (PUFA), who discovers that the majority of publications by his lecturer, Professor Nash, are fraudulent. Rembrandt reports the case to the Research Integrity Officer (RIO) of the university, Professor Stone, who has very creative ideas on how to handle the matter, protect his ins... more
  • The Time Testing Tale Told

    by brandon lund
    The Time Testing Tale Told The Time Testing Tale Told is a story about an ambitious man’s need for family and friends. The story revolves around Shaman, a troubled seer searching for answers to the many questions that have plagued him. Shaman is a wayward traveler, finding satisfaction in the open road of unbound experience. After clashing in distant lands, he returns home battered on many levels. In an attempt to connect with those he loves, Shaman begins with the most basic human impulse. He ... more
  • Moonflower in Autumn Rain: Collection of Short Stories & Poems

    by Ilish Stone
    Moonflower in Autumn Rain is an unusual compendium of stories that are deeply rooted in the human experience, some featuring surrealistic themes and others capturing themes like happiness, the quest for meaning, friendships, and the mind caught between dreaming and waking. Part science fiction, part romantic mystery, and a dash of the Japanese I-Novel style of writing, here lies a reality where the ocean can steal a deaf girl’s father; a memory of a friend’s harmonica can unravel a joyless exist... more
  • Magpie: A Collection of Really Short Stories

    by Carrie Mumford

    Fast. Fearless. Memorable.

    The eleven stories found in Magpie: A Collection of Really Short Stories will introduce you to a motley cast of strong characters with one thing in common: heart. Stories include Pushcart-nominated "The Blemish Collector", heart-wrenching "Ashes", short-and-not-so-sweet "Magpie", and the previously unpublished flash story, "The Jackals".

    “There are a lot of things in life that a... more

  • Stories I Can't Show My Mother

    by Ann Tinkham
    In Stories I Can't Show My Mother, bat girl receives love voodoo from Needle Man, a woman finagles a direct deposit at a sperm bank, a modern-day Lady Godiva triggers a hot police investigation into a cold case, an astronaut plots to kidnap her former lover's girlfriend, an escort's famous client falls for her, and a woman recovering from a breakup has a mile-high quickie with a stranger. These flirty, playful stories explore sexuality and sensuality, taking you to places your mother never wante... more
  • The Senator's Daughters: Breaking Unity Series, Book 1

    by JC Graham
    The US Government has been broken for years, so it wasn't surprising to see another government shutdown. This time would be different, however, when the state of California decides to secede, causing the thin bonds of statehood and family to be threatened. At the start of it all are three women- Daughters of the US Senate Majority Leader, they find their lives ripped apart as a consequence of a long-stagnated US government, increasingly corrupt local governments, and California's fight for inde... more
  • How Do We Know It's Jesus?

    by Kathy Banks
    Kelly loved learning things. Her mind was busy with questions at Sunday School. At home she sometimes had to ask her parents a second time, because she wasn’t sure she understood what she had been told before. How did Noah & Abraham believe God so easily? How was Moses sure he was called by God? She wanted to understand more. She wanted to be sure: how do we know it’s Jesus?
  • The naughty Naughty Chair

    by Connie Jessop

    One day Robert was very bold and his mother sent him to the naughty chair.

    Robert hated the naughty chair.  He wished that he could get rid of it.  Suddenly the naughty chair lifted into the air.  Robert was still sitting on it.  Was his wish coming true and if so, how would he get off?


  • Amanda in the Summer

    by Brenda Whiteside
    Three generations of women…and the secret that strengthens their love. A line of women, all named Amanda, stretches back for generations. Each with her hopes, her joys, her pain—each pouring out her heart in correspondence with a dear family friend who shares their lives, understands their loves, and joins in their sorrows. But within the correspondence lies a secret. And as the youngest of the Amandas retraces the journey through the years—beginning in post-war America and following throu... more
  • A Genuine American Citizen Soldier

    by Al Navarro
    When Arcadio Polanco, a native of Panama and resident alien, turns 19, he receives a draft notice for Vietnam. After an Army recruiter informs him that if he enlists for three years, he would be guaranteed U.S. citizenship, Polanco accepts his call to duty and enlists in the army. After applying for citizenship, he soon receives orders for Vietnam while awaiting information about his U.S. citizenship. In Vietnam, Polanco becomes embroiled in many battles, and in the brutal year of 1968, barely e... more
  • The Initiated

    by Micki Voisard
    It’s 1968, San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury is an ideal home for twenty-one-year-old, anti-war activist and newlywed, Maggie Finn… and “headquarters” for the Flower children, protestors and topless girls. Free love is everywhere.      Then, on a bitter early morning, Maggie’s three-day honeymoon dramatically sinks into a violent swamp. She fights her way out of the abusive control by her husband, Michael. Her world of smoking pot and attending free concerts in Golden Gate Park abruptly ends.    ... more
  • Colder Than Ice

    by Harambee K. Grey-Sun

    I never should have cheated.

    No—that’s not true.

    I should have cheated differently.

    What if you woke up one day and realized fate tricked you into marrying the wrong person?

    Meredith, a middle-aged and unhappily married mother, played her own trick on fate, embarking on a lengthy affair with a dark, handsome stranger. But guilt, that most tenacious of hunters, finally catches up with her—as does something fa... more

  • The Langdon Codex

    by Richard Poe
    Two friends, one white, the other black, discover a solid silver lock-box hidden in an antique desk and, on impulse, one of them decides to steal it. Inside is a sheaf of papers bound with twine. Assuming the papers to be nothing more than a worthless diary, they toss them aside but soon discover their mistake. The manuscript is in fact a previously unknown novel by a famous American author. When the box is stolen, the men set out to find it and redeem themselves, encountering prejudice and bigo... more
  • Storytellers

    by Bjørn Larssen

    Would you murder your brothers to keep them from telling the truth about themselves?
    On a long, cold Icelandic night in March 1920, Gunnar, a hermit blacksmith, finds himself with an unwanted lodger – Sigurd, an injured stranger who offers a story from the past. But some stories, even those of an old man who can barely walk, are too dangerous to hear. They alter the listeners' lives forever… by ending them.

    Others are keen on cha... more

  • A Silver Willow by the Shore

    by Kelli Stuart

    How do you face the future if you don’t know your own past?

    When an unexpected pregnancy changes her dreams, seventeen-year-olrd Annie tries to keep it from her mother and her grandmother. But secrets have a way of coming out. In a household of strong women, the arrival of a new life sets off a spiral of truth that reveals a past full of whispers and lies—a past that existed in another world under the heavy hand of Soviet oppression. This history has dictated the circumstanc... more