Through the madness I shuffle. A wretched shell of the man I was when her Love possessed me. Lucifer has given me one chance at redemption. I am compelled to drag myself to the dusty finish line.... More > Compelled by the love I have somewhere in my drowning heart and by the curiosity of a new adventure that will one day, surely kill me. This is the story of William Control< Less
The Thursday Night Reading Series of the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette features two students in our MA or PhD program community who read their work... More > each week. During TNRS we hold an open mic series called Napkin Stories in which members of the audience are given the opportunity to write short pieces on bar napkins we provide and read them. A secret judge from the audience selects a winner, who receives a trophy and a prize. Throughout the year, we have been collecting napkin stories and compiling them in the hopes of creating a year-end anthology to give to our contributors, our devoted audience, and the larger creative community both at our university and in the community as a whole as a show of thanks for their participation in the written and spoken arts and their faithful support of our reading series.< Less
El sol también partió relata la vida de unos personajes que tienen que luchar a pecho abierto con los avatares y la miseria de las sociedades que los vieron crecer. El destino, como una... More > línea trazada, marca el camino de dos jóvenes que tienen que huir de su tierra para escapar de la infamia del racismo y la barbarie. A medio de camino, cuando ya creen que todos los obstáculos han sido salvados y que la vida les sonreirá junto a los vástagos y a los amigos, nuevamente el azar juega sus cartas y de nuevo tienen que enfrentarse a las aves oscuras del odio y la perversión. Con bien cuidada prosa y en un estilo reposado, Francisco Sandoval logra introducir al lector en un ambiente sórdido, lleno de paisajes y colores fuertes, vivos. El sol también partió es una historia donde lo real y lo fictivo se unen y cobran vida para hablarnos del Caribe, esas tierras donde la gente lucha de sol a sol por la luz, por la paz y el amor. Una historia de la cual ningún lector saldrá ileso.< Less
The third print issue of Steel Toe Review. This edition includes fiction by Cathy Adams, Lis Anna, CL Bledsoe, Justin Brouckaert, Katie Burgess, Jackson Culpepper, Tyler Dennis, Brenna Dixon, Lauren... More > Eyler, Jody Hobbs Hesler, Christopher Lowe, and William Trent Pancoast. Essays by Deborah Gold and Ian Hoppe. Poetry by Maari Carter, Tobi Cogswell, John Davis, Jr, Michael Diebert, Matt Dennison, Mario Duarte, Brandi George, Hastings Hensel, Donald Illich, Ray McManus, Claire McQuerry, Karla Linn Merrifield, Emily Porter, Colleen Powderly, Esteban Rodriguez, and Anna Lowe Weber.< Less
To recognize and encourage the talents of literary artists, the Arts Council of Westerville, Westerville Public Library and the ThisWeek Westerville News & Public Opinion newspaper invited... More > writers of all ages to be a part of the Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest. This book contains the entries for the contest -- a myriad of stories and poems that shines with spirit and creativity.< Less
Black Magnolias Literary Journal is a quarterly that uses poetry, fiction, and prose to examine and celebrate the social, political, and aesthetic accomplishments of African Americans with an... More > emphasis on Afro-Mississippians and Afro-Southerners. We welcome pieces on a variety of African American and Afro-Southern culture, including history, politics, education, incidents/events, social life, and literature. All submissions are to be made by e-mail as a Word attachment to email@example.com. Each issue costs $12.00, and a year’s subscription is $40.00.< Less
In a world where the school day ends and target practice begins, Ferris walks the fine line between average teenager and criminal accomplice, facing both the challenges of youth and the grim... More > consequences of being best friend to the youngest son of the hometown mob.< Less
This anthology includes works of fiction, prose, poetry, creative journaling, paintings, drawings, multimedia and collage by individuals affected by mental illness. The works have many varied origins... More > and have served many purposes. Some emerged from a process of healing, others from a moment of inspiration. Some have become a voice of advocacy, others a way of remembering. Some reveal deep inner truths or make observations about society, while some voyage in the imagination. Many do all of the above. All of them are stories that need to be told. All, in some way, have ended silence. The contributors are as diverse as the works they created. They include members of the Blue Rose, students at Rhode Island College, members of the New England community and beyond. Some have already established themselves in the writing or artistic community and some are taking their first steps on their creative path. Thank you for taking this journey with us to reflect, listen and heal.< Less
This book is about our stories, their power and the promise of forgiveness, healing and freedom if and when we choose to tell them.
For 65 years Ava held onto a secret that tormented her very... More > soul. The day has arrived when she must free herself and her daughter, Almah, from the wretched consequences of that secret, before its too late. As she sets out to finally tell Almah, she finds herself unexpectedly travelling back in time--from the urban streets of Brooklyn, NY to the bucolic landscape of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica-- to the moment the unspeakable occurred. Now 21 years old and faced with her trauma again, she has the opportunity to either change the future or forever keep silent.
Healing begins by telling the untold stories< Less
You’re looking at Barbara Eastwood’s debut novel The Dozen Lives of Erica Whitefield. You want to read it. You want to own it. Inside these pages you will find yourself taking part in... More > a story that casts you as our main character, a teenage girl named Erica. This is an interactive story, in the spirit of the choose your own adventure novel you might have read as a child. However, this is definitely not a child's book. As the main character, you will get to make choices throughout the book which will affect the ultimate outcome of the story.
The particular story in which you are about to partake, starts you off as a seventeen year old girl. You’re young, fit, idealistic, and you have your whole life ahead of you, full of hardships and happiness. Now that you have the gist, you can skip the introduction and read on to discover just which version of Erica you’ll choose to become.< Less
Revenge of the Scammed is a benefit anthology to support Edward J. Rathke. The anthology features 17 tales of revenge from the following authors: David S. Atkinson, Susan Gibb, Douglas Hackle,... More > Christopher T Garry, Alex Pruteanu, Ben Tanzer, Rory Fleming, Matt Rowan, Richard Thomas, William Lemon, Stephen Conley, Paul Beckman, Ryan Shoemaker, Matt Potter, Sameul-Snoek Brown, Stephen V Ramey, and Peter Tieryas Liu. Cover art by Ryan Bradley.
While many individuals are harmed in these stories, no one was harmed in the making of this anthology. However, we can't guarantee that you won't be harmed from reading it.< Less
When new evidence comes to light, Detective Calleigh Hayes must search deeper into her father's past to find the answers to find the serial killer who has been targeting her family.
As her family... More > remains the primary target for a serial killer set on revenge, Calleigh is taken off the case. Stopping at nothing to protect her family, Calleigh teams up with her Private Investigator boyfriend, Sean, to catch this psycho before another person dies.< Less
As war clouds gather over South Africa, Melinda Bellingham is shocked to learn that her father's suicide has left her penniless. When a relative offers her a home, she bids goodbye to Jack... More > Cartwright, the Australian digger she loves, and sets off for Ladysmith, unaware that the small town will soon be under siege.
When the BOER WAR breaks out, Jack enlists. He survives the battle at Talana, only to be reported missing a few days later.
As the siege tightens its noose, Melina must summon all her courage to keep going and cling to hope that one day Jack will come back.
THUNDER ON THE VELDT brings history to life in an epic tale that sweeps from the goldfields of Witwatersrand to Ladysmith, the battlefields in Natal and on to the concentration camps where so many women and children died.< Less
These beautiful stories hover on a dreamlike border between fiction and memoir. A woman fleeing a disastrous marriage finds God on a bus to Phoenix; a Mohegan family, scattered as far as Hawaii,... More > reunites on ancestral ground; an elderly men's home is brought to life by the appearance of a mysterious toddler. Stephanie Fielding hails from a long line of spiritually-
minded Mohegan authors, as she writes about different cultures, about faith, and always, fundamentally, about love.< Less
Jake Banyon is satisfied when he arrives at his new cabin in the quiet town of Lakeview, Oregon. A former investigative reporter for a major East Coast newspaper, he’s relieved to escape the... More > drama of his past. But his reverie doesn’t last long. While standing on his balcony admiring the view, he’s shot in the head and left there to die.
When Jake regains consciousness, he has no recollection of who he is or where he is. His only connection to his past and present are Janine Delany and her daughters Mellissa and Roxanne who own the dude ranch next door; they found him and saved his life. When his hospital nurse is killed during the second attempt on his life, the sheriff doubts Jake’s claim of amnesia and pegs him as a major criminal who has brought trouble to Lakeview.
As Jake digs deep to discover his identity, the evidence points to a larger conspiracy—a scheme that envelops the people of this remote region into criminal activity the local sheriff’s office can’t handle.< Less
In England in 1943, a young woman’s life and trust are forever shattered by a brutal act of violence. Sexually assaulted by Jock, her parents’ lodger and the respected manager at the... More > nearby airfield, twenty-year-old Mary Louise struggles for self-respect and safety in the aftermath of the attack. When she learns she is pregnant, she must find the courage for another battle. She fights to keep the child and raise him alone, as the father refuses to acknowledge, support, or participate in his son’s life in any way.
For thirty years, the aftershocks of that terrifying night continue to shake her world and those of her family, friends, and son. With ordinary lives thrown into chaos, complex human emotions run rampant. In her fierce determination to survive and thrive, Mary Louise will discover just how strong she really is.
Inspired by one girl’s real-life tragedy, An Unplanned Encounter reveals the secrets of a life torn apart by violence and rebuilt by courage and love.< Less
Seven Generations is a historical novel of Native America taking place from 1825-2013. There are seven parts, one for each generation. The first part is the stories of Trees-Told-It; a Shoshone... More > Indian who was born to the “old way” in 1825 then lived a life of change as new people came to the West, until he died on the Wind River Indian reservation in 1910. In six additional stand-alone parts, the family members tell their stories, from polygamist Utah, to the World Wars, to the building of the federal dams that drowned the salmon fisheries, through the federal "relocation" program and as soldiers in Afghanistan. In the last part, the living family members gather back home on the Wind River Indian Reservation where they uncover important secrets that will impact the next seven generations.< Less
In this sequel to “That Coe Women”, “Blame it on God” tells the next phase in the lives of Ryan and Jenny as they struggle, along with Liz and Hank to help a troubled neighbor... More > and his family.
When Liz agrees to lend her hand as a mid-wife, she has no idea of the tribulation and subsequent joy she will bring to herself and her family. Enjoy reading of a fictional family living in the late 1930’s as they continue to struggle with life’s daily challenges.< Less
Tim Rutger writes his diary from prison. After killing the wife he still adored, he’s on a one-man, isolated mission to redefine himself in the eyes of his family, and of his son who he... More > hasn’t seen since he was lead away from the murder scene, five years ago. A gut-wrenching, gritty story of love, loss, grief, and redemption.< Less
Embrace the emptiness of a world that has died overnight—A world now spread with terror and the ravenous undead. Within the mind of one man, one can see the horrors endured within seven days,... More > along with the personal hell that dwells within. All the blood, dirt, smoke, and pain—all of it echoes from the aching lust of the undead, begging these questions: To what end does one fight to survive? To what lengths could one maintain humanity? How much blood can be spilled before the mind loses itself, dowsed in fear and the vengeful cries of the relentless undead? When the world seems most bleak, who do you turn to when there is no one left alive? At what point does it no longer matter?
Humanity, it seems, does not come without its own sense of irony.
This is the rise of November.< Less
TANGLED is an award-winning play that examines gun violence in the age of Obama. This play uses humor, candor and intergenerational conflict to explore the crisis of gun violence---a crisis which is... More > devastating communities throughout the United States.< Less
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
Originally conceived as a complement to Lilith Lore's storytelling show, Poison Apples & Pretty Witches, this is a collection of alternative and twisted fairy tales. Along with new takes on... More > well-known classics such as Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood, you'll find a few lesser-known tales hiding in this collection.< Less