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The Staring Stranger

“There he was again, the bum who always stared at me on the subway. I hated everything about him: his white hair tucked behind a purple bandanna, his ratty black tank top hiding none of his Rambo physique, his stonewashed denim cut offs that were much too short for anyone's comfort and his bare feet [...]
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Cue Bull

Cue Bull by Dan Absalonson is a poignant short story about how a man's life changes and how he moves on after the loss of his father. George and his brothers have just finished cleaning out their parents' house, preparing it for an estate sale. Now that they are done, his brothers leave and go [...]
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12 Random Words / 12 Palabras al Azar

Fabiana Elisa Martinez's 12 Random Words/12 Palabras al Azar: A Bilingual Collection is a wonderful collection of short stories. The author cleverly takes twelve random words and, from this, she builds a story around them. It is the concept of this book that appealed to me initially, but upon finishing the collection, it is the [...]
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Quantum Lace

Quantum Lace by Leigh (Bella) St John is a remarkable science fiction novella about a young woman's introduction into the exploration of time and space. Bridgit lives with her father, Sir Frank Darnell, and a handful of servants in late nineteenth century England. Sir Frank is fascinated with scientific research and is a member of [...]
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Midlife Crisis

Midlife Crisis by Belinda Bennett is an exciting and suspenseful novella about a menopausal woman trying to remain sane while dealing with an arrogant and belittling husband. Sammy-Jo hasn't been sleeping at night, which leaves her tired and a little forgetful. Tom, Sammy-Jo's husband, doesn't understand and believes that she may be losing her marbles. [...]
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Bind Not the Heart

Bind Not the Heart: A Windflower Saga Novella by Aleksandra Layland is a deliciously crafted novella that features family, relationships, and faith, a story that explores one of the characters already featured in Of Wisdom and Valor: The Art of War. In this thrilling story, readers get to know some interesting characters, especially Sister Ermentrude [...]
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Albina

Albina (A Windflower Saga Novella) by Aleksandra Layland is a short story/novella in the science fiction fantasy genre. This is a book that would appeal most to a mixed audience of adults and young adults who have enjoyed the Windflower Saga, as well as those who enjoy a strong female main character. Albina was born [...]
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The Feathered Crown

The Feathered Crown is a beautifully written novella that is another volume in the Windflower Saga by talented scribe, Aleksandra Layland. Keholani’s seventy-three-year-old uncle, the High Chief Kahutane, is near death. He is considered to be the beloved father and mother to all the Kimbrii people. Forty-four-year-old Keholani has rushed to her dying uncle’s side, [...]
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Far Endeavor

Far Endeavor by Aleksandra Layland is the third novella in the Windflower Saga series. It can be read as a standalone novel and, in fact, recounts the familial history of the series’ main protagonist, Lord Branimir Rongo. Ms. Layland’s fantastical adventure begins with Rongo’s descendants sailing in search of new lands and falling prey to [...]
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Courage of Ansgar

All Edmond wanted to do with his life was teach in the remote boys' school in northern Aspatria, lead a simple life and, when he retired, live in the same remote area. All his cousin, Kolman, wanted was to teach at the same school. Kerys was just finishing her education and wanted to be a [...]
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