ANTIGONE PROJECT is a play in five parts by Tanya Barfield, Karen Hartman, Chiori Miyagawa, 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, and Caridad Svich that reconsiders the story of Antigone from a... More > variety of rich and radical perspectives. With a preface by dramatist Lisa Schlesinger and an introduction by classics scholar Marianne McDonald, this is a unique addition to contemporary drama.< Less
"The Governor's Daughter" is a story of three generations of women steeped in the history of the Caribbean Island of St. Thomas; the story of Lanni, an Island Native who influences all... More > three women by bringing her rich heritage and island proverbs into their world. It is also a novel of tragedy and betrayal, of loyalty and passion. But above all this is a love story, of a seven-year old child who is inextricably drawn to one man for a lifetime.< Less
The Homophobes is a clown show by Argentine performance artist and playwright Susana Cook wherein a misunderstood miracle shakes a conservative congregation’s values to its core when their... More > beloved pastor becomes the center of a spectacular firestorm that will forever shatter their notions of sex, gender and intercourse between animate beings. The Homophobes was commissioned and first presented by Dixon Place in New York City.< Less
Sheppard Schulek has spent his entire life trying to find what it feels like to be “normal.” He lives with the difficulties of having an abusive father, celebrity mother, sexual abuse,... More > and his struggles to find personal peace in a lifetime journey of travel and search. We follow Sheppard’s path through the university experience, to Mexico, Europe, Japan, entry in to his professional world, a first failed marriage to a coffee heiress, and finally—in the most unexpected way—he finds his redemption.< Less
My name is Justin Bailey. My best friends are Matt and Wendy. We aren't the kind of people that stuff happens to very often. Usually, you can find Matt and Wendy at my apartment, getting drunk and... More > playing video games. In fact, I would be surprised if you found them anywhere else on a weeknight. But that's not what this story is about. Well, that stuff happens too. But then there's other stuff. Stuff that usually doesn't happen to people like us.
Stuff like murder. And there's a ninja.
And an explosion at the Gummi Bear factory.< Less
Stereovision is a fictional drama about astrophysicist Philip Duke and his family and friends who help shape his life. A thought-provoking read that weaves through the lives of people with varying... More > belief systems that make up the struggle of science vs religion. You'll never look at our universe the same way again.< Less
Truth to Vipers is set in an imaginary country named Shoboko and mirrors the character of vital institutions of a modern State in interface with political corruption. Despite the risks, individuals... More > like the protagonist, Dr. Ishaka Wada, assert their conviction in order to hasten the realisation of their dream State. The tension and conflict reach a boiling point, about to explode into a conflagration. Then a stroke of wisdom restores the balance, and all is well again. In the end, Shoboko is a nation redeemed by truth spoken at grave personal risk.< Less
QUEERING THE CLASSICS brings together three outrageous, fearless, provocative performance texts by acclaimed Argentine playwright and performer Susana Cook. HAMLETANGO, DYKENSTEIN and WE ARE... More > CALIGULA are powerful, mordantly funny plays that queer the classics in more ways than one. This collection features an afterword reflecting on Susana Cook's work by theatre-maker Julián Mesri.< Less
In a small mid-western farming community, famed author and psychiatrist Tessa Savage has made an idyllic life for herself. Her closely-guarded secret - mental abilities that allow her to see the... More > minds of others - has always seemed like a harmless, if useful, tool in her pursuit towards helping others. But when local women begin disappearing, and videos of their torture and subsequent suicides are made public, Tessa finds herself thrown into a battle against a psychopathic evil with talents more potent than her own. As she struggles against the forces that have been set in motion to stop her, Tessa finds unexpected allies while rediscovering the strength and courage of the human spirit. As the murderer raises the stakes, Tessa races against time to protect her friends, her community, her secret, and her life.< Less
A CAUTIONARY TAIL AND OTHER PLAYS by christopher oscar peña collects for the first time full-length and short works by this acclaimed playwright. with a foreword by Naomi Iizuka and essays by... More > Stephanie Ybarra and Stephen Stout. A roaringly wild collection of plays by a dynamic voice in US theatre.< Less
Charles Dickens left us with the notion that Ebenezer Scrooge was “better than his word and became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man as the good old city knew.”... More > Another Christmas Carol, by author Lee E. Woodard, picks up where Dickens left off.
This story chronicles the life and times of Scrooge from the point of his reclamation throughout the balance of his life. As the trials and tribulations of everyday life in Victorian London come alive, Woodard’s continuing story highlights Scrooge’s interaction with the Cratchit family and the other wonderful characters Dickens created.
As Scrooge attempts to spread his newfound happiness, he is forced to deal with painful parts of his past and must once again connect with the spirit world to fulfill his destiny. What was true in Dickens’ original classic work is true yet again. Relive the joy of the familiar characters as they grow up, grow old, and live out their lives.< Less
Some of the stories in this book are true, out of alignment only by the passing of time and my suspect memory. The rest are purely figments of my imagination. I'll leave it to the reader to decide... More > which is which. The poetry I offer only as a salve to my creative conscience.
I hope that the immense enjoyment I receive while sitting at my computer and telling myself stories is passed onto those who care to expend a few hours indulging me.< Less
"From the first second I saw you, all I knew was that I had to know everything about you."
Seventeen-year-old Despy Boutris wanted to write a book about the things people don't say. Here... More > it is.
In truth, Constellations On Your Wrists is about you, and me, and all of us.
Throughout four distinct sections: Objects, Feelings, Mind, and Body, you will be both charmed and repelled with the thoughts and experiences of its character.
Constellations On Your Wrists describes the truth that is rarely shared. Until now.< Less
A collection of gripping tales that display man kind's dramatic trials and will to survive when casted apart from the world we call our own. Told through the eyes of characters not much different... More > from ourselves, we are witnessed to the survivors of a wrecked plane as they traverse through a hostile and unforgiving tundra in hopes of reclaiming touch with anything besides that of which is stalking their every move; a small group of soldiers, stripped and clinging to their last strengths are forced against the wall where a single command could mean their end; a married couple sit inside the remains of an upside down cab, buried deep within the snows of winter as something--not so human--tries to set them free, and not for their own wellbeing. These stories, among seven others portray life and our struggles to keep it from departing us. But when the ice gives, there is no knowing of how long we will truly have it.< Less
Carla Flores, a homeless ex-cop, is living her nightmares. Her mind, a juxtaposition of real life, night terrors, and cocaine, leaves her isolated on the streets of Albuquerque. She constantly... More > struggles to rid herself of the memories that overlay her waking hours: a traumatic shootout during a case of mistaken identity, and being overpowered and taken hostage while her partner lay dying. The dangers of the long nights seem ready to swallow her completely until she is found by an unlikely companion – a stray dog named Rivet. Carla’s only salvation in a city that has forgotten her walks on four feet – a life line out of the darkness and into the light.< Less
A gallery of Black business people, artists, hangers-on and street hustlers struggle with life, love, their personal hang-ups and the consequences of their decisions, while trying to survive in a... More > run-down hotel in Los Angeles. You will meet people of high human esteem and some you will consider of low character. As far as life in this little corner of the world, you may see a person you could admire or respect. You may see someone that you easily despise. The point is, there is a lot going on in your city that you will not see at school or on the TV news. People who read, may develop an insight from "The Gallery" of people within these pages that would be otherwise, inaccessible to them. The world is in swift transition, however, these days, either one of us could meet one of those herein on the way up or on the way down, or they may be the neighbor next door, if indeed we have a neighbor or, tomorrow, a door. Whatever...Have a nice day... It's all good! A rambling writer. Time's up.< Less
Gentle grows up trying to follow his grandfather's wise ways, and in spite of having to fight wars, avoid killing people. He succeeds because his grandfather's ever present parrot inspires him to... More > become all his grandfather wanted him to be.< Less
"With his story, 4-fingered, Mr. Epic reaches the internal discontent of a Kafka or Gogol character." Drone BEE Gazette.
3 moving short stories---one fiction, one non-fiction, and one... More > poetry book. If you have a few bucks to spare, please get a copy.< Less
A mix of poetry, short stories, and one-act plays drawn from the world of mythology and fairy tales, some traditional and some newly created. Renew your acquaintance with Helen of Troy, Rapunzel and... More > Ponce de Leon and prepare to smile and at times laugh out loud< 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