Category: Single Authors Short Stories

  • Espoir ? Apocalypse ? (French Edition) by Princesse Chouchane

    By Princesse Chouchane

    «?—?J'ai faim, n'auriez-vous aspect un morceau de ache ? dit l'inconnu freinant soudain son mind's eye. [...] — Hélas ! monsieur, dit-elle tout haut, chez nous l. a. nourriture n'est pas abondante. Le père nous a quittés il y a quelques années de cela, et c'est l. a. guerre qui pis est ! Puis, honteuse de sa réponse, elle referma doucement l. a. porte et se retira de nouveau dans sa chambre. Décidément, c'était le jour des catastrophes. D'abord, ce devilé chocolat qu'elle avait saisi malgré elle, sans doute, pour son petit frère. En ce cas, sa réaction avait été plutôt volitionnelle. Ensuite, cette visite inopinée... Principalement troublée par cette visite, et s'efforçant en même temps de l. a. chasser de son esprit, elle s'assit sur le bord de son lit. Mais voilà que sa sense of right and wrong vint l. a. tourmenter.?» Empruntant aussi bien à los angeles nouvelle qu'au conte, au réalisme qu'au fantastique, et tout en balançant entre gravité et légèreté, Princesse Chouchane signe un recueil kaléidoscopique... et pourtant uni par l. a. délivrance de messages forts à ses lecteurs. Messages d'autant plus intenses que c'est bien l'humain, avec ses grandeurs et hésitations, sa pesanteur et ses aspirations supérieures, qui constitue l. a. matière première de cette œuvre traversée encore par une spiritualité sensible.

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  • Honolulu e altri racconti (Biblioteca Adelphi) (Italian by W. Somerset Maugham,V. Bianconi

    By W. Somerset Maugham,V. Bianconi

    È impossibile, leggendo i superbi ‘racconti orientali’ qui raccolti, non finire irretiti negli scabri avamposti di un Impero britannico ormai presago della high-quality. Un mondo nostalgico e artificiale, in perenne contrappunto con una giungla evocata da rapidi tocchi eppure incombente e foriera di sciagura; un mondo che penetriamo con l’occhio disincantato ma insaziabilmente curioso di Maugham, sospinti ogni volta verso un inesorabile finale – spesso tragico, ma quasi mai catartico. E nel frattempo avremo visto andare in pezzi le identità apparenti dei protagonisti, intrappolati in lividi e rovinosi rapporti gerarchici, furenti ricatti incrociati, colpevoli idilli lavati col sangue. Ancora una volta i sapienti congegni narrativi di Maugham, qui celati nell’evocativo situation della Malesia, del Borneo o delle Hawaii, compongono intrecci perfetti e storie crudeli – che ci consentono di attraversare, rimanendo indenni, le passioni umane più fosche.
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  • The 2014 Flash365 Anthology by Calum Kerr

    By Calum Kerr

    12 Books 365 New Flash-Fictions multi functional quantity. This publication includes: Apocalypse; The Audacious Adventuress; The Grandmaster; Lunch Hour; Time; In dialog with Bob and Jim; Saga; unusual is the hot Black; the last word Quest; Christmas; commencement Day; publish Apocalypse.
    12 books packed with tiny tales crossing and combining genres: crime, science-fiction, horror, stream-of-consciousness, surrealism, comedy, romance, realism, event and extra. From the tip of the area to the beginning of a existence; households being chuffed and households in hassle; vacationing in time and staying within the second, this quantity brings you each type of tale advised in all types of means.

    Calum Kerr is the author of 31, Braking Distance, misplaced estate, Undead at center and extra. he's additionally the Director of nationwide Flash-Fiction Day
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  • Captures (French Edition) by Marie-France FOURNIE

    By Marie-France FOURNIE

    Une peau de banane meurtrière, une croisière qui vire au cauchemar, une dispute inutile, une gown déchirée, un embouteillage étrange, une goutte d’eau immortelle... Et voilà le quotidien qui s’emballe, dérape, pour prendre des chemins inattendus, où le drame, l. a. poésie et le sourire font un pied de nez au destin.

    Un variety fluide et des idées originales pour 36 textes courts, où l. a. tendresse et le désespoir s’invitent travel à journey pour mieux nous épingler.

    Née en 1957, Marie-France Fournié a vécu en France, au Gabon, à Madagascar et aux États-Unis. Ses voyages, son goût pour los angeles lecture et los angeles littérature, ses nombreuses expériences au sein du monde associatif culturel ont nourri son mind's eye. Des idées plein l. a. tête, elle s’inspire des surprises et des aléas du quotidien pour se lancer dans l’écriture.

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  • How Weeping Spends the Night by Larry Stenzel

    By Larry Stenzel

    How Weeping Spends the evening. This tale starts off out with Al Hartung, a housing developer, getting amnesia both from a site visitors coincidence or as a result of monetary mess his enterprise is in. 3 buddies whom he’s identified for 20 years – given that university – try and support him get his reminiscence again. those neighbors are Bernie Gross, a attorney; Tim Slaton, a painter/artist; and Kyle Paulson, a Protestant Minister.

    Just as Al is changing into useful back, he and Kyle get stuck in a drive-by taking pictures. Al is going again into surprise and Kyle, hit via a stray bullet, turns into paralyzed from the waist down. Al’s different associates express much less noticeable disabilities. Bernie has a slightly paternalistic weak point for beautiful girls and Tim has a earlier with ladies of the evening that he desires to maintain from his live-in girlfriend.

    As all the 4 males fall wanting what's anticipated of them, their friends come extra onto middle level. Al’s spouse Linda, who manages a small chain of health facilities, makes a decision to divorce Al simply because, whereas she will stand to nurse him, she can’t submit together with his bullying. Tim’s female friend britt, a version a lot more youthful than him, turns into pissed off with Tim’s secretiveness approximately his prior and attempts to begin an affair with Bernie. Bernie’s spouse Megan, who works as a attorney in his legislations enterprise, comes to a decision that she has to take over their marriage to maintain it intact. Terry, Kyle’s spouse who as soon as used to be a chemist yet is now many years domestic individual, reveals herself being driven into the historical past as defeating his incapacity turns into extra of a problem to Kyle than protecting the spark of romance alive of their marriage. To get them via their problems, either Terry and Kyle need to come much more head to head with their Christian truth, not really too strange for a minister and his wife.

    All of the undefined, other than Tim and Britt, have children in a single configuration or one other and those young children in the meanwhile appear to do a greater activity of growing to be up than their mom and dad do of starting to be old.

    How Weeping Spends the evening is either a parody and a parable. it's a parody on how we alter and rearrange companions. Its parable is that the damage that comes from now not giving is bigger than the damage that comes from no longer receiving.

    Beyond Divining. This tale is set a guy named Todd Farrell who loses his spouse Daphne to her task at an ads organisation. Todd is aggravated and bewildered simply because his festival isn't one other guy, yet relatively Daphne’s way of life, a life-style that Daphne doesn’t inevitably wish yet thinks she must have. Drawn into the couple’s struggling with are Paul Mournier, Daphne’s boss, who lives in terror as Daphne’s problems one after one other spill over into her paintings position, and Becky Newton, their marriage counselor, who finally has to lodge to doing handstands to get Todd and Daphne’s awareness. Daphne additionally has a teenage son, Eric; the 2 can by no means appear to get at the similar wavelength.

    The one that is the straw who stirs the drink within the tale is an outdated timer named McGillivary. McGillivary has a name for with the ability to make things better. He can repair something from mechanical instruments to urban politicians. within the tale he's requested to mend Todd and Daphne’s marriage. McGillivary has no endurance for backsliding and restraint that individuals attempt to move off as politeness. He attempts to think that during relationships there are a few codes which are black and white and also you may still stick with them. even though he's a Bible-thumper, he lives his existence in one of these method that he indicates that it takes extra braveness occasionally to make exceptions than it does to make rules.

    The moveable Courmeer. Walter Courmeer is a passably popular novelist who wrote among the 2 global Wars. he's somebody who has the group: an Ivy League schooling, Paris within the Twenties, social outrage in the course of the melancholy, out to the West Coast within the past due Thirties.
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  • L'occhio del male (Italian Edition) by Joyce Carol Oates

    By Joyce Carol Oates

    In questa raccolta Joyce Carol Oates offre al lettore quattro racconti sull’amore, mostrando fino a che punto possono arrivare le persone consistent with trovarlo, tenerlo e a volte mettervi superb, e continua los angeles sua esplorazione degli angoli più bui e disturbanti della natura umana. Nel primo racconto della raccolta incontriamo Mariana, l. a. quarta giovane moglie di un noto intellettuale. Quando una notte l. a. sfacciata prima moglie del marito va da loro, Mariana scopre una terribile verità che minaccia il suo matrimonio e l. a. sua stessa sanità mentale. Allo stesso modo tutte le storie che compongono los angeles raccolta raccontano legami d’amore in cui l. a. tensione, il segreto, los angeles violenza dei legami e delle passioni catturano il lettore in una suspense continua.
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  • How (The Ohio State University Prize in Short Fiction) by Geoff Wyss

    By Geoff Wyss

    If each tale is born of a question—How did we get right here? How do you are making your arm do that?—the tales in Geoff Wyss’s How look for solutions to the mysteries of an impressive variety of characters. The narrator of “How I emerge as right here on the GasFast” explains why he hasn’t left a truck cease within the days on account that he scratched a successful lottery price ticket. In “How to Be a Winner,” a activities advisor browbeats a highschool soccer crew together with his idea of heritage and a justification of his failed training profession. misplaced within the mazes they’ve made up of themselves, Wyss’s characters look for exits on flooring that shifts dizzyingly from humor to pathos, from cynicism to earnestness, from comedy to tragedy, usually in the similar sentence. even supposing propelled by way of a razor-sharp, modern voice, Wyss’s stories—many set in a brand new Orleans unknown to tv and tourists—have extra in universal with Chekhov and O’Connor than with “Treme.”
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  • Nada del otro mundo (Spanish Edition) by Antonio Muñoz Molina

    By Antonio Muñoz Molina

    El viaje de un escritor hacia un destino en el que será testigo de extraños sucesos abre l. a. reunión de l. a. narrativa breve completa de Antonio Muñoz Molina, que incluye un relato inédito. Nada del otro mundo descubre a un Antonio Muñoz Molina divertido, autocrítico e insólito. Un incisivo humor se filtra a través de estos cuentos de terror, de amor y muerte, en los que l. a. inesperada aparición de escenas al más puro estilo del género fantástico tiene l. a. facultad de mantener el suspense, maravillar al lector y multiplicar las lecturas de l. a. narración

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