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Amos Hangs On

by Jim Newell

Like most house cats, Amos isn't owned by anybody, but he owns a human named Jeff. When Jeff's life is threatened, Amos has a reason for being a hero. If Jeff were to die, who would feed Amos, clean his litter...


Nightlight

by Trey Dowell

A new work of horror short fiction from the Derringer-nominated author of Ballistic andThe God of Speed. Nine-year-old Kayla suffers from horrible dreams, along with the nagging fear that monsters will come...


Sunshine, with a Chance of Snow: A Twenty-Minute Treat From Carole Matthews

by Carole Matthews

Beth and Michael have worked hard all their married life to give their children everything they want. It hasn't been easy but it's been worth it. Now, as Beth enjoys quality time with her family on their beach...


Scottish Ghost Stories

by James Robertson

With its rich folklore and diverse cultural and religious heritage, Scotland has been a notoriously fertile haunting ground for the recording and transmission of ghost stories down the centuries, those of both...


Women Who Wear The Breeches

by Shahrukh Husain

Delicious and dangerous, this collection of fairy tales is a glorious tribute to women with 'do what thou wilt' bravado - those who dare to wear the breeches. They shed their female garb (and modesty) and don...


Winter Warmers: An eBook Exclusive from Carole Matthews

by Carole Matthews

Three short stories from the wonderfully warm Carole Matthews.

All I Want for Christmas is You

Christmas is around the corner but Maria just can't get into the spirit - will she ever find Mr Right? But when a...


Soft Thunder

by Adam Wilson

An excerpt from Adam Wilson's debut short story collection, What's Important Is Feeling, which humorously pinpoints our most desperate moments of longing—sexual and otherwise. "Soft Thunder" is a short story...


Flings

by Justin Taylor

The acclaimed author of Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever and The Gospel of Anarchy makes his hardcover debut with a piercing collection of short fiction that illuminates our struggle to find love, comfort,...


Perfect Lives

by Polly Samson

In an English seaside town, lovers and children, young men and middle-aged women weave in and out of each other's lives and stories.

A mother is tormented by her daughter's tattoo; another only pretends to love...


In the Convent of Little Flowers: Stories

by Indu Sundaresan

Now in paperback, internationally bestselling author Indu Sundaresan presents a poignant collection of contemporary short stories about the challenges and consequences faced by women in Indian life today.

Like...


The Writ of Years

by Brit Mandelo

Few things can be as terrible as to get your heart's desire.


More Shapes Than One

by Fred Chappell

These thirteen tales are populated by an assortment of fictional as well as real characters, all of them vividly sketched and true-to-life: the botanist Linnaeus, the composer Offenbach, the poet Hart Crane,...


Diary of Jenny Parker

by Palmer Erhirienta

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Jenny Parker was a very young and happy girl from Florida. She's an only child to her loving parents. Her grandparents live in Texas where the family gathers once every year to celebrate her birthday...


Too Much Happiness

by Alice Munro

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

Ten superb new stories by one of our most beloved and admired writers—the winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize.

With clarity and ease, Alice Munro...


A Faraway Smell of Lemon (Short Story)

by Rachel Joyce

Rachel Joyce, internationally bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Perfect, delivers an unforgettable Christmas story of moving on from lost love, now available exclusively as an e-short....


Local Girls

by Alice Hoffman

From the New York Times best-selling author of The DovekeepersAlice Hoffman is at her haunting, thought-provoking best with these interconnected stories about a Long Island family, the Samuelsons, and...


Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bible!

by Jonathan Goldstein

A hilarious re-imagining of the heroes of the Old Testament for a modern world-and the neurotic, demanding reader.

In the beginning...there was humor.

Sure, it's the foundation for much of Western morality and...


Wolverton Station

by Joe Hill

From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns, and the award-winning story collection 20th Century Ghosts, comes this e-short story.

Saunders made his fortune as a hatchet man for hire and has...


The Rise & Fall of the Scandamerican Domestic: Stories

by Christopher Merkner

Shirley Jackson for the contemporary Midwest, where the ties of family and community intersect darkly with suburban American life.


Fire Year

by Jason K. Friedman & Salvatore Scribona

Gay and Jewish men struggle to navigate conservative communities in Georgia and the Deep South.