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You'll come September By Yannis Bardas
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Young Yannako didn’t mind the snake bite he got no thanks to Pappou, his reckless grandfather. The trip to the villages of the Othris mountain range was a just reward. Nor was he going to let a... More > punch in the gut by the village’s bad boy 'Red', diminish the fun he was having with his new mate Vasili. Not to mention falling in love, or was it lust, with Dimitra. A boy growing up in rural Greece in the '60s, learns about life from two very diverse role models. His love for his grandfather comes at a high price. The loss of his innocence.< Less
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Loving Eyes Can't See
You Down With OPD? By Marcus Curry
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Scooter and Bugz are two teenage boys from the inner-city of what could be any metropolis in the US. These teenagers are granted the opportunity to meet their idol: a rapper by the name of Talent.... More > Talent grew up in the same neighborhood as the two youngsters, and he has come to give back to his community. Before he leaves, he instills in the two teens the principle of O.P.D. Talent tells them that in order to achieve success and escape their negative surroundings, they need to learn what O.P.D. is and how to apply it. He gives them each a monetary gift and tells them to be wise and responsible with what he gives them. On their journey, the boys learn the meaning of loyalty, love, and perseverance. Both young men discover that success isn't an easy road and that every true hero must embark on such a journey. True success is more than a notion; it requires Organization, Planning and Discipline.< Less
The Dead Don't Like to be Forgotten: Tales of the South Brunswick Islands By Wilburn Smith
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A thunderous boom that breaks the night waking locals from their slumber, the rattle of chains heard on lonely roads that make motorists speed along home, wet footprints that follow tourists on early... More > morning walks, cries of wild animals that defy science, and mysterious lights that dance in the night’s sky. Brunswick County is famous for its miles of shorelines and an abundance of golf courses, but a deeper look reveals hauntings directly related to historical events that even the most creative minds could not have imagined. Dark legacies the booms of Brunswick County, rooms with a boo, and ladies of the manor are just a few of the haunting stories we have uncovered in our research that redefine our unique brand of southern hospitality.< Less
REMARKABLE By Richard Alan Hall
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From the moment Stanly James McMillen launched into his unpredictable career as a registered nurse, he knew it was the right thing to do. The kaleidoscope of shocking events would change his life and... More > show the strength of the remarkable human spirit in the face of terror and tragedy, because of loyality and love.< Less
Misty’s Blues By Penny Glover
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Angel Mystique Bellows is a young lady who knows what she wants: love, hope, security, and the freedom to live her life the way she chooses, without judgment or despair. Known as Misty to her... More > friends, her life and family are in a constant state of turmoil. After her mother abandoned her, Misty has done whatever she needs to do to survive. She’s sought comfort and solace in the arms of many, in search of the love she was denied as a child. Heartbreak and disappointment are her constant companions, but she’s too strong to let herself be a victim forever. Misty is a proud woman who refuses to let the disappointments, heartaches, and pains of her past define her. Now she has some choices to make. Will she reach out to the family that hurt her? Can she forgive the mother who walked away so many years ago? Does she even need that kind of drama in her life?< Less
Haunted ME By Macabre Maine
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Haunted ME is a collection of thirteen spooky short stories.
Forgiveness Will Set You Free By Loli Alvarez
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Human Resiliency: the ability of the human spirit to "heal" from traumatic experiences. In 1943 Hitler and his Nazi army were in the midst of enacting their plan of cleansing Germany of... More > the non-aryans which included those that were Jewish, the "Gypsies", Jehovah's Witnesses, the physically disabled, those married to non-aryans and all who were against Hitler. Auschwitz was the largest death camp during this time. This novel is set during this time, when Human Resiliency was tested often. Through the perspectives of the two main characters: Kurt and Ilsa, the novel captures the resiliency of the human spirit as they face the traumatic experiences during this time period. The role that love has in fueling the resiliency of the spirit; both the loss of love, and being surrounded by it.< Less
Fresh Words... Volume 2 By Catherine Mukes
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The stories of seven middle school students are featured in this compilation presented by the Houston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated's Arts and Letters Committee.
J.Tuffy Kennedy By Duane L. Petersen
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Jewell “Tuffy” Kennedy gained a solid reputation as a fierce protector of his family and his property among the Indians in the Wyoming Territory. They knew him well as one who would... More > never back down from a fight. Over the years their respect for Jewell helped fuel the growth of a huge cattle ranch providing a rugged backdrop for the raising of his daughter and grandson in a territory where others came and failed. This is a story of one tough man’s struggles and hardships to be a successful rancher and family man in the early days of an unforgiving early western frontier.< Less
This Little Girl By Tina Marie Turner
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This insightful novel walks its readers through a young girls’ journey of the realization that she is poor. She has to face the reality that even though she is poor, not everyone else in the... More > world is. She begins putting together the pieces of how poverty really works, why generation after generation suffers from poverty and why many people around her still do not recognize there is a world outside of their own where poverty does not live.< Less
Deranged By Nora Jamieson
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The Inuit say that every story has a yua, a spirit, its person. Through the stories of Anna, Sophie, and Louise, Derangedhonors the Spirit of grief, redemption, restoration, and the invisible realm.
Complexity Is Free By David Hartmann
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The ability to create, an ability deeply embedded into every individual on the planet, is about to be set free by a powerful new technology, 3D printing. To Jack Einarsson, the reclusive founder of a... More > subculture aimed at revolutionizing how people create, 3D printing promises to empower mankind to solve the many challenges that civilization faces. But when 3D printing is threatened the impact is felt from Singapore to San Francisco, from Mumbai to Brussels and conflict ensues between power networks who fear the potential of 3D printing and those who wish to unleash it. Reluctantly returning to the world he’d left behind, Jack sets out to counter the governments and corporations fighting the spread of 3D printing and on the way discovers how rich the concepts and applications of 3D printing have become. A whirlwind journey through the varied perspectives of the future of 3D printing, ‘Complexity Is Free’ inspires you to imagine where 3d printing will take your world.< Less
Modern Fairy Tales By Lori Butler, Susan Wilson
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This collection of short stories is presented by the Freedom High School Communications Academy, The Freedom High School Graphic Design classes and the Creative writing classes. It was edited and... More > compiled by Lori Butler and Susan Wilson with the help of several dedicated students. It includes original artwork and designs by student artists. The stories are an imaginative set of modern day fairy tales, and the images are directly and indirectly inspired by the writing. We hope you enjoy them!< Less
Big Sky pb By Sharon Farritor Raimondo
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Big Sky is the story of the McCloud family living in the Sandhills of Custer County Nebraska. It follows the lives of a hard-headed Irishman, his staunchly Catholic wife and their children as they... More > fall under the lengthening shadows of the Great Depression, illness, infant death, crushing poverty, and their determination to overcome. Not only does the patriarch endure mysterious seizures and health problems, this family faces apocalyptic challenges. The focus is on John — an 8-year old when the story opens — the eldest brother to a brood of hungry mouths and a scrappy fighter, struggling to survive. John is a young warrior, seemingly born to battle the world around him.< Less
Big Sky By Sharon Farritor Raimondo
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Big Sky is the story of The McCloud Family of Custer County Nebraska, and their children. It is the story of a hard-headed Irishman, his staunchly Catholic wife and their children as they fall under... More > the lengthening shadows of the Great Depression, illness, infant death, crushing poverty, and their determination to overcome. Based in the Sandhills of Nebraska, the focus is on John — an 8-year old when the story opens — the eldest brother to a brood of hungry mouths and a scrappy fighter, struggling to survive. John is a young warrior, seemingly born to battle the world around him.< Less
The Ben-Hur Murders: Inside the 1925 ‘Hollywood Games’, A Novel By John W. Harding
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The coliseum games of ancient Rome had nothing on the “Hollywood Games” of 1925. Here the contestants were American boys—hard-luck World War vets and lost cowboys who had reached... More > the end of the range and just kept coming. Each was as willing as any Roman gladiator to put his life on the line if there was money in it. And out in Culver City that foggy October morning, there was big money in it. All of Hollywood had turned out to see the filming of the spectacular “Ben-Hur” chariot race. To guarantee excitement, production chiefs agreed to run the race for real. Now the glamorous film stars up in the stands pick their favorites. The invited Los Angeles elites place their bets. And suddenly the games are on! But down on the track the stakes are life-or-death. A brutal competition from the dawn of time is about to be played out again. It will be burned forever into the memory of those present as the day of “The Ben-Hur Murders”< Less
The Boneshaker Anthology By Lillian Nećakov, Editor
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An anthology curated by the founder of the Boneshaker Reading Series in Toronto, featuring a wide variety of fine work from across Canada, including Stuart Ross, Jim Smith, Emily Schultz and many... More > others.< Less
Bumped: Stories and Poems By Lesley McAllister
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The poems are complex… [they] combine observation, compassion and quiet despair. They are direct and deeply moving.” – Nelson Ball “A poignant and resonant take on physical... More > and mental decline… [McAllister] inspires the reader to dream of new possibilities that lie beyond both fiction and reality." – Shawn Syms, Prairie Fire< Less
Bloodbath in Barranquilla By Richard T. Weese
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In Richard T. Weese’s sophomore novel, his cast of unlikely heroes travel the globe to kill, capture, rescue and rehabilitate the various characters they encounter. Roger Smith and Don... More > Pederson continue on their paths of redemption whilst maintaining the grit and viciousness that is required of men in their trade. As many lives that are rebuilt are lost in a massacre in paradise.< Less
Pens Ablaze! By Georgetown Middle School
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It has been my pleasure to teach middle schoolers for over thirty years. Most of those years have been at Georgetown Middle School. When the idea for an in-school ‘club’ for students was... More > suggested, I was unsure of what I would be in for, or how successful this endeavor might prove to be. I was about to find out when I chose to sponsor Pens on Fire!, a club comprised of middle schoolers who loved to write. Since the publication of that book last year, a new group of students have comprised this writing class. As a result of the success of the first book, the talents of these new writers, and a lot of hard work from everyone involved, I am proud to introduce this second book: Pens Ablaze! And so, read and enjoy Pens Ablaze!. Most likely someday you will see some of these young writers quite successful in the diversity of life endeavors they choose to pursue. They are creative authors, and it has been a joy to work with them. May they inspire you as they have inspired their teacher.< Less
Montage Literary Magazine 2015 By Kristine Brown
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The students and staff of Fishers High School submitted original poems, prose, photos, and artwork for publication in the 2014-15 literary magazine.
The Gateway Review By Spring 2015
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The inaugural issue of The Gateway Review: A Journal of Magic Realism features writing by Kristen Gipson, Gwendolyn Kiste, NoahDavid Lein, Dorian Maffei, and many other talented writers, established... More > and new. The stories contained herein involve the magical and fantastic: ghostly apparitions, silent, masked strangers, words sent to an island to while away their meaningless existence. The stories in this issue leap off the page and will take you to imaginative new places.< Less
Theo and Ria By Katherine Nora
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   Theo meets Ria in 1939, at summer camp on Cape Cod. One day Ria finds an historic bronze medallion given by English settlers to the Indians who helped them. She gives it to... More > Theo’s friend Casco, a hermit who lives in a wigwam in the woods. Casco has run away from civilization to live like his ancestors, the Indian tribe who once occupied the area. When Theo finds Casco dead, apparently murdered, and the medallion missing, he buries his friend there in the woods, then hides in the wigwam, trying to piece together what happened.  The mystery of Casco’s death becomes the enduring theme of Theo and Ria's friendship as the years go by. Searching for Casco’s murderer leads them through the Cape’s Indian and Pilgrim past, into the world of art and antiquities, and ultimately to some shocking revelations. < Less
The Color of Death By Curtis Walling
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Dean Nygard is that blond, athletic California teenager that seems to have everything going on in life. Everything, that is, until at age 15 he watches his mother die of breast cancer. Three years... More > later when it seems life is back on track, a second tragedy, this one of his own doing, devastates his life again. Follow along as Dean’s life goes wildly off the rails and we are left to wonder how we would ever survive what Dean is facing . . .< Less