Short Stories — For FREE!

Our short stories are now free online! Bookslinger comes preloaded with short stories from independent publishers around the world. Every week we let fly a free story from one of our award-winning publishers. Available on iTunes.

Just out:

“Our Big Game” from “Immanence of God in the Tropics” by George Rosen



Recent Leapfrog Press stories available on Bookslinger:



“Shadowboxing” from “Dancing at the Gold Monkey” by Allen Learst





“The Floods” from “And Yet They Were Happy” by Helen Phillips





“Men in Brown” from “How to Stop Loving Someone” by Joan Connor
— this one is guaranteed to make you fall out of your chair laughing!

Helen Phillips’ book selected for Selected Shorts program


Author of the short story collection And Yet They Were Happy (2011), Helen Phillips has received the opportunity to have her story “Failure #1” be a part of a performance of readings by actors of short stories and poetry for an invited audience of adult literacy students.

Selected Shorts is a weekly public radio show broadcast from New York City. It records podcast episodes free for download and sponsors readings of authors’ and students’ work read by actors.

This year, Phillips’ short story has been recognized and will be included  in the live readings at three performances between November 2013 – June 2013 at Symphony Space and at various locations in Upstate New York. The readings will also be recorded and free for literacy teachers to use in their classrooms until June 2014. Dates and venues will be posted at a later date.