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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. . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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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In the grim north of England, unpublished writer-turned-life-model Suki at last gets her first big writing break.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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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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A Small Life by Suki

Struggling poet Suki has taken up life-modelling to make ends meet...

In a run-down northern English town Suki fights a daily battle with self-doubt over her pursuit of a vocation that has brought neither recognition nor fortune. Single once again, wistfully childless, haunted by the spectre of a destitute old age, Suki starts a lonely night-time blog about art, life, love, loss, and getting old alone. This soon engages a loyal . . .

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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

Feb 10, 2010: “Cold Hillside” is the story of Simon, a man dealing with the recent death of his brother Giles in a car accident. Simon goes to Giles’ house, once their childhood home, to remember his brother, wrap up his affairs, and to try to make sense of his death.

The story is told in first person and starts with Giles experiencing the car accident that kills him. The narration then switches to Simon being interviewed by a detective while reminiscing about this [more . . .]

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RAILROAD TRAIN TO HEAVEN

A Surreal Comedy of Manners

By kpbstevens, member

May 27, 2011: The day is coming when genre categorizations will collapse around our ears. No one would shove a copy of The Master and Margarita into the fantasy section of a Barnes and Nobles, although it has many things in common with the glossy books that you would find there – talking cats, the devil, levitation. But Bulgakov’s masterpiece is given the honor of being considered surrealistic social satire instead of fantasy. The same could be said for Dan Leo’s Railroad Train to Heaven. I realize that by making this comparison I [more . . .]

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