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Pure Fiction by Kathleen Maher

A collection of Flash Fiction and serial fiction by Kathleen Maher, author of Diary of a Heretic. . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated sporadically.
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Serial Fiction by Kathleen Maher

serial fiction, "James Bond & the Girls of Woodstock"

The story is about an actor who plays James Bond in a (fictional) reboot and his relationship with the sixteen-year-old local girl, Brooke Logan. One summer works as a nanny for his two small children. The next summer, he signs on as James Bond even though he and his exiled wife are divorced. Consequently, Brooke’s mother will serve as the . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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The Asymptote’s Tail by Bryan Perkins

Hundreds of years in the future, when 3D printers provide every luxury we could desire, from food to clothing, entertainment, and beyond, when androids perform what little labor is left necessary in the resulting boon, and when we have no more need for cars, taking electric elevators wherever we want to go, whether it be upstairs, across the country, or . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Two Small Lives by Suki

Has Suki found love? Part II of Suki's trilogy.

In the grim north of England, unpublished writer-turned-life-model Suki at last gets her first big writing break. At the same time, calamity develops in her personal life. Why can’t things just be easy? As Suki goes on modeling miserably for money in inhospitable artists’ studios through the winter months, her quests for love and meaning evolve into confrontations with life . . .

An ongoing blogfic, with new posts weekly.
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The Grunge Appeal by Grace Deervale

A Serial Novel about Love, Rage, and Mutually Assured Destruction

Set in the distant future, the novel follows seven men and women who plot to assassinate a political figurehead behind an oppressive regime. It is a story of love gained and lost, a story of desperation in poverty, the pervasiveness of violence, and the lengths that young people will go to in order to matter in a world where they . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Time and Tide by Kana Smith

a time-traveler goes whaling

“What do you take with you if you know you’re going to time-travel? I’m betting ‘sports bra’ didn’t make your list, but you’d better believe it made mine. I knew what passed for underwear in the 19th century, and I knew I’d be clambering around ships for years. I wore the best sports bra I could buy, and hoped its . . .

A serialized novel.
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Gone Lawn by Owen Kaelin (editor)

A web journal of new and progressive literature. . . .

An online magazine of fiction, updated sporadically.
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Commercial Novel by Anonymous

From desperation, art.

An experimental novel combining crass commercialism, reader response, and time-tested themes like love, fear, and desperation. . . .

A serialized novel, with no recent updates.
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A Town Called Disdain by Dan Leo

A sprawling fantastic tale of the ’60s, supposedly written by “legendary” B-movie director Larry Winchester. . . .

A complete novel.
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Railroad Train to Heaven by Dan Leo

The supposed memoirs of Arnold Schnabel, a brakeman/poet recovering from a mental breakdown in the quaint seaside resort of Cape May, NJ, in 1963. . . .

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And by Edward Picot

Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, with all the important bits removed.

The house was full of packing-cases. Even the pretty lawn at the side was to pack up, stiffly and slowly, through the bare echoing November. The very robin that her father had so often made, with his own hands, more gorgeous than ever; amber and golden; here, at this bed of thyme, began to speak of carrots. The grand inarticulate . . .

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North of Happenstance by Amber Laura

This serial tale will chronicle the lives of three women who form an unlikely, but certainly unforgettable, bond of friendship, love, and forgiveness. Lost, alone, or starting-over, their paths cross—and the story actually begins—in the small (made-up) town of Whestleigh, Connecticut. Here, together, they find themselves . . . by finding one another. In essence, North of Happenstance can best be summed up . . .

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COLD HILLSIDE

The brother left behind

By Linda Schoales, editor

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ECLIPSE COURT

An Outsider’s Perspective.

By G.S. Williams, author of No Man An Island

Feb 13, 2013: Fans of "Eclipse Court" rate it as a five star story, so clearly it is beloved by its audience. However, that enthusiasm is not entirely merited.

The author, Shirley Meier, writes it as a companion novel to Karen Weherstein’s "The Philosopher in Arms" stories, providing an alternate perspective on some of those events from a supporting character’s point of view. Together they’re writing a series, "Fifth Millenium," that has existed since the early 1990s, some of which was published by Baen [more . . .]

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