Free literary fiction Kindle books for 14 Dec 13

River of Dreams: Essays, Short Stories & Flash Fiction

by Stephen J. Matlock

This book is a collection of essays, short stories, and flash fiction written over a four-year period in various styles and for various purposes.

In the section “Stories from the Writers Bloc” you’ll find many flash fiction pieces written under the gun on a variety of topics. You might see some of the early inspiration for my first published novel here.

In the section “Stories from SnoValley Writes!” you’ll find a selection of writings inspired by prompts and meetings with my local writers and novelists, as well as stories written to celebrate our various public festivals and readings. Several of these stories have been separately published in other books.

The last section, “Other Stories and Essays,” is a grab-bag of stories and essays written for various contests or just for the fun of it.



QUESTING BEASTS

by J.B. Aspinall

Four novellas about hapless hunters and elusive quarries:

THE SEA: Two drinkers in a Scarborough bar consider the inexplicable dénouement of a love-affair forty years earlier. Masquerading as a detective-story, it is a poetic statement about love and an allegory of the relationship between artist and audience.

OLD LOVE’S DOMAIN: News of the death of Alison, last seen in Paris in 1968, takes Jeremy on a Hardyesque journey of nostalgia that ends surprisingly. A lament for the second half of the Twentieth Century by a despondent but unrepentant socialist.

IMAGERY OF DAY DESIRES: George dreams about a woman who has no place in his waking life: he lost his chance of her on a bus eighteen years earlier. His search for Jenny toys with the concept of alternative existences but basically this is a naturalistic study of delusion.

THE GIRL HE CHOSE: In the shambolic world of the future Precinct Frendlicop Kyriakos, investigating the deaths of two consumers of drug-induced fantasies at the Dream Palace, is compelled to undergo the perilous adventures himself to solve the case.



Davidi dhe Bathsheba

by Aida Bode

Nje liber i ri ne Librari Albania:
Davidi dhe Bathsheba – është një adoptim i mrekullueshëm nga Aida Bode i ngjarjes së njohur nga Bibla e mbretit David dhe Bathshebës. Davidi, një djalosh bari, kurorëzohet mbret i Izraelit nga vetë Perëndia. Përkushtimi i Davidit ndaj Perëndisë dhe ligjit të tij, sfidohet thellësisht kur ai hyn në një marrdhënie jashtë-martesore me Bathshebën, gruan e njërit të u
dhëheqësve të ushtrisë së tij. Konflikti i romanit është shumë i thellë dhe tronditës. Ai i kapërcen së tepërmi kufijtë e një “dashuriçke” të zakonshme apo të një shkeljeje banale të kurorës. Në atë konflikt ka diçka nga përjetësia, diçka nga morali njerëzor, që i kalon kufijtë e një familjeje, madje edhe të një kombi, doemos edhe të një epoke. (Niko Dako -redaktor)
“Davidi dhe Bath Sheba” u shkrua fillimisht si tregim dhe më pas u zgjat në formën e kësaj novele dhe u botua në shqip dhe anglisht.



Grand Hairdo (Alphabet)

by David Podlipny

A collection of two short stories and two poems, leaping through the shifting moods and wants of everyday life.



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