Introducing The Premier Issue of The Stone Digital Literary Magazine

The Schleicher Spin is proud to present a unique new “experiment” with the premier issue of The Stone!

The Stone was founded as a way to bridge the gap between classic storytelling and new technology.  Our goal is to provide great stories to the masses in a modern user-friendly format, through the Kindle App, at an affordable price ($1.99 USD for four stories) – cheaper than downloading music. 

You don’t need a Kindle to read The Stone.  All you need is the free Kindle App!  Don’t have the Kindle App yet?  Click here to download it for free to your PC, Mac, iPad, tablet or smart-phone.

Have the Kindle App already?  Then click here to download The Stone Premier Issue now for only $1.99 (USD).

We are now open to the public for submissions.  We seek contributors from across the globe, both established writers and independents.  If you are a writer looking to submit your original, previously unpublished work for consideration in future issues, click here for submission guidelines.

The premier issue features three great stories from fellow bloggers/independent authors as well as one story from yours truly

Here’s a sample of what you will find in the premier issue:

Then a strange thing happened. It was as if she was a silent-screen actress and the ballroom was flickering in black and white. Words, sound, didn’t seem to matter. It was the look in her large eyes. It was seduction.  – from “You Are What You Dream” by Jack Lehman

And finally, still squinting through his glasses, the old man scrunched his face up into a smile, swung one hand up, and waved at her.  It was such a pure and honest wave, free from judgment, free from sleaze, and even slightly ridiculous considering they were essentially two feet away from each other, with only a pane of glass between them, that Willemijn couldn’t help but laugh.  She waved back.  –  from “Willemijn, Ruysdaelkade 135″ by Amanda Perino

For a while, it was just the two of us on the bus at that hour.  I always sat in the back, alone, with just my thoughts to keep me company.  Most of the time, I was fine with that, but every now and then, I’d get that feeling like I really wanted someone to talk to, commiserate with, bitch about the state of the world or our favorite sports team or some broad who hates the hours we work. – from “The Ringing” by Christopher Tait

This one he could tell was too young to be deliberately mean, but in her naivety her throw-away commentary was insulting in a way that would lend itself well to ripening when she grew older and spiteful like all the rest.  Why did he even bring her here, this little girl from the city who had never seen the ocean?  She could never understand what this place meant to him. – from “Shore to Please” by D. H. Schleicher

So go ahead and roll back The Stone to uncover great stories in the digital age.

Remember – You don’t need a Kindle to read The Stone.  All you need is the free Kindle App!  Don’t have the Kindle App yet?  Click here to download it for free to your PC, Mac, iPad, tablet or smart-phone.

Have the Kindle App already?  Then click here to download The Stone Premier Issue now for only $1.99 (USD).

* Note :  The image used for the cover was from an original photo I took at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.

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10 comments on “Introducing The Premier Issue of The Stone Digital Literary Magazine

  1. Congratulations David! Yet another feather in your cap.

    Thanks, Prakash – maybe you might submit a story for a future issue? –DHS

    • David! You read my mind. It’s a honor that you ask. I was contemplating submitting one but was unsure if I consider my works literary enough to appear in your publication.Well! That’s anyway for The Editor (you) to unbiasedly decide once I submit it. So, you’ll find one coming your way soon.

      BTW, I wanted to purchase the online version. But Amazon is selling it for $3.99, and not $1.99. Why is that?
      I don’t own a Kindle, can I download a PDF copy somewhere? I am willing to pay.

      Prakash – I look forward to reading your work! That’s interesting about the price points – Amazon automatically converts the $1.99 USD price point to the specific foreign territory. In some places it ends up lower, some higher – I guess it all fluctuates depending on conversion rates. –DHS

  2. Spanky says:

    Nicely Done Daf!!!

    Thanks, Spanky! – DHS

  3. BookSellerNJ says:

    How Exciting! Congratulations; I can’t wait to read more!

    Thanks! –DHS

  4. Sam Juliano says:

    Congrats David! This looks like more fun, and I agree it is yet another feather in your cap! I’ll definitely be downloading this myself!

    Thanks, Sam! Feel free to take you teacher’s red pen to my story :) — DHS

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  7. Julio Ibanez says:

    That’s a great idea! Good luck with the endeavor.

    I’ll be grabbing a copy. And if I get the nerve up (and the spare time), submitting a contribution or two!

    Congrats!

    Thanks, Julio – I’d love to read your work. –DHS

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