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Found 261 stories and posts tagged 'Literary Fiction'.



Mark R Conte

A Band of Clowns

Published May 4, 2019 · 7,494 words (28 minutes) · 22 views

Literary Fiction

A rowdy, boisterous romp through life in the tough Irish section of the Devil's Pocke in South Philadelphia where an orphan learns the meaning of life.

a couple of brothers in their first vacation to sea


Mark R Conte


Published May 4, 2019 · 5,594 words (21 minutes) · 23 views

Literary Fiction Romance

This is a subtle romance that begins with an accident on a busy highway

Kid in the Alley


Charlotte Platt

Neither Fishing nor Mending Nets chapter 10

Published Apr 24, 2019 · 1,935 words (8 minutes) · 52 views

Humor Literary Fiction disabled lead character tw: d slur not used as a slur Alice is sick of this all Scottish writing

The aftermath of the meeting, and a chat on the beach. Warning for the use of language that could be considered a slur for lesbians - this is used in own voice terms but I'm aware this word is regarded differently in different areas. This is chapter ten of a larger work, which deals with a disabled young woman in a rural community and the people she comes to know once she leaves home. This will update fortnightly.



Edward Ashton

Morning Sun

Published Apr 21, 2019 · 982 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 25 views

Literary Fiction

You may not think it, but this is a story about hope.



James Van Pelt

Flying in the Heart of the Lafayette Escadrille

Published Apr 21, 2019 · 4,675 words (17 minutes) · 47 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Historical war WWI Flying

Some bars try to create an atmosphere to transport their patrons to other worlds. After a few drinks, they might even succeed. Poor, lonely Eddie, adrift in a Denver singles bar, experiences two worlds that look like they shouldn't have anything to do with each other, until they suddenly do.



Bill Schubart


Published Apr 20, 2019 · 1,432 words (6 minutes) · 30 views

Literary Fiction dairy farming grass-fed beef farming Vermont farms

A story of an old Vermont farmer failing in the industrialized dairy business which has become alien to him and he tries a new type of farming.

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Litchfield, Connecticut


Angela Yuriko Smith


Published Apr 20, 2019 · 977 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 31 views

Classic Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction power of words girl forest good versus evil fairy tale witch word

A young girl defeats an evil witch using only words. Stick and stones won't break bones, but words can save a life. Originally written for Spreading the Writer’s Word 12-25-2018

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Angela Yuriko Smith

The Last Child

Published Apr 20, 2019 · 468 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 35 views

Horror Literary Fiction death Murder Classic Mystery Historical abuse neglect child child neglect childhood

Written for the Women of Horror prompt challenge in February 2019. Read the original at Nina D’Arcangela’s Spreading the Writer’s Word blog here:

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Sid Gustafson

How Wolf Became Dog

Published Apr 19, 2019 · 2,060 words (8 minutes) · 83 views

Literary Fiction Magical Realism Montana Wolf Native American

Nina took an interest in wolves as a young child. She grew up with her dog, Lick, and it was Lick who taught her a keen awareness regarding the nature of animals. Wolf and dog. How could two animals so alike live so differently, Nina wondered? Why did dogs prefer people, and wolves shy away from folk to roam the wilderness? Where did the path of dog and human meet? Where did the path of wolf and man part? When? Why?

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Irene Radford


Published Apr 19, 2019 · 3,740 words (14 minutes) · 60 views

Humor Literary Fiction Adam & Eve discover Beer

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