Literary-fiction stories, books, poems, and more

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Poem / Literary Fiction

September 07, 2017

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Comments: 2

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The Booksie Classic House

<p> A short poem about being yourself, by paulball06. </p> Read More
Prepared to give his forgiveness, a son visits a wayward father only to end up confronting himself with a pang of indignation over their family's plight. Seeing the truth of his father's choice, he ponders whether he would truly forgive his father... or commit a crime to forget. Read More

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Comments: 4

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The Booksie Classic House

A jazz musician making his way down an Exeter street on a Wednesday morning with a charity shop bag full of bargain books can hardly be blamed for failing to notice that he is being tailed by a tall, thin man in a dark overcoat. Musicians are more accustomed to&#8230; Read More

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Comments: 5

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The Booksie Classic House

No matter where you might be, the night train rumbles through every night at 3:05 am. Its low-pitched drone makes the whole room quake. Every time this happens, you find it disturbing. You briefly speculate as to what its ominous cargo might be and vow to find out, before going&#8230; Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

A gay man's upbringing transmogrifies into denial, insanity, and violence. Read More

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Comments: 5

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The Booksie Classic House

On occasions, just for a moment, everything seems in place. For this brief spell of time, a supernatural force seems to be at work. There is equilibrium in the universe. It might be referred to by some as an epiphany, an insight through the divine. Here at the top of&#8230; Read More

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Comments: 7

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The Booksie Classic House

The protagonist is a writer on holiday looking for characters for a story. The narrative charts his progress and the surprising results. Read More

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Comments: 4

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How many roads must a man walk down, wonders Dylan Song? He feels he has been trudging around the streets of Dalmouth for ages, yet he still can’t find the café where he is due to meet Frankie Lee. He seems to be going round in circles and getting nowhere.&#8230; Read More
The cruelties of life starts taking bits of Albert's soul as he lives through poverty and depression. To aide this, he takes the example of the people around him, just as poor and suffering as he. He see's them as happy as ever, and he tries to find out they're&#8230; Read More

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Comments: 6

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Where is the 8:39 train and why are all thses strange things happening, Max wonders as he waits on Churston Stoney station. Read More
Penny is alone. Who is waking her up at 4 in the morning and why? Read More
What happens when you open yourself up to the universe? Read More

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Comments: 8

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The Booksie Classic House

Who is the spectral old man that keeps appearing out of the blue? Read More

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Comments: 8

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The Booksie Classic House

It is said that everyone who looks into their family history will sooner or later discover a deep dark secret, some unexpected turn of events. Time is a slippery customer. There are inherent dangers in unearthing the past. You never know what you might find. Perhaps the past should be&#8230; Read More
Whos is Wet Blanket Ron, from the acclaimed series? We find out here. Read More

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Comments: 6

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The Booksie Classic House

What is it about quince? Read More

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Comments: 8

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The Booksie Classic House

Who is Sebastian? Who are the Roy Orbison lookalikes at The Pig and Whistle? What make of car is the Hyperion? Read More

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Comments: 7

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The Booksie Classic House

They keep telling us about global warming and that we've been having the hottest months on record but its been raining here for weeks. Why? Read More
The protagonist is anxious to get to the Barber, Ball and Bilk concert but is he in the right place at the right time? Read More

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Comments: 8

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The Booksie Classic House

The Steve Miller Band tune, Abracadabra sets of an unexpected turn of events. Who is the girl in the DIY store looking at the paints? And why is she so promiscuous? Read More

Reads: 322

Comments: 8

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The Booksie Classic House

Who is the mysterious man in the Homburg hat and why does he have powers over me? Read More

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Comments: 3

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The Booksie Classic House

This is a literary fiction depicting feminity's state, when masulinity is absent. Since both qualities are supposed to be together, an imbalance occurs when one of them is absent. The story was longlisted in the Springtime Writing Contest in Brilliant Fiction Magazine. Read More

Reads: 286

Comments: 4

Shelves: 3

The Booksie Classic House

What is happening beneath the ground on the secret tube line below Sussex? Read More

Reads: 317

Comments: 6

Shelves: 1

The Contently Deranged Travelers House

On a long plane journey the protagonist looks back at selected episodes in his life to try and find some connection or meaning. Read More

Reads: 361

Comments: 8

Shelves: 3

The Booksie Classic House

Dee is the name of my device. Based on my DNA profile, Dee looks after my every need. What could possibly go wrong? Read More
Lenticular clouds hang over Mount Dante and there is no power to the town. What is happening? Read More

Reads: 466

Comments: 7

Shelves: 7

The Contently Deranged Travelers House

Hermione's computer is not working. My computer is not working. Is there a problem somewhere? Read More

Reads: 334

Comments: 7

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

I begin to notice that time is not behaving how it should. This is freaking me out. What is happening? This story is a rewrite of my earlier story, 'Retriever' which I have prepared for publication in my next volume of short stories. I feel that it is vastly improved. Read More
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