Category «Short Stories»

Please Don't Be Upset

By Brandi Wells

Please Don’t Be disenchanted is a suite of fifteen completely rendered stories–lists, directions, yearnings, confessions, more–stories approximately imperfect moms and daughters, men and women, unusual tales approximately folded our bodies and stalking deer, tales in regards to the small, heartbreaking methods we fail one another, but dangle so tightly.

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Cheating at Canasta

By William Trevor

A new assortment from ?the maximum dwelling author of brief tales within the English language? (The New Yorker)

The e-book of a brand new booklet by way of William Trevor is a real literary occasion. one in every of our best chroniclers of the human situation, Trevor?s exact and unflinching insights into the lives of normal everyone is evidenced once more during this wonderful choice of twelve tales. sophisticated but robust, those exquisitely nuanced stories of remorse, deception, adultery, getting older, and forgiveness are an extraordinary excitement, they usually be certain Trevor?s recognition as a grasp of the shape. From an opportunity stumble upon among early life buddies to thoughts of a newly widowed guy to a kin grappling with the sale of ancestral land, Trevor examines with grace and talent the tenuous bonds of our relations, the strengths that carry us jointly, and the truths that threaten to split us.

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Blow-Up: And Other Stories

By Julio Cortazar

A tender lady spends her summer season holiday in a rustic residence the place a tiger roams . . . a guy interpreting a secret reveals out too past due that he's the murderer's sufferer . . . within the fifteen tales gathered here—including "Blow-Up," which was once the root for Michelangelo Antonioni's movie of an identical name—Julio Cortazar explores the boundary the place the typical meets the mysterious, even perhaps the bad.

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A Tangled Web (Five Hundred Kingdoms)

By Mercedes Lackey

Kidnapping Persephone must have been a simple activity. yet within the Kingdoms, nothing's ever simple—and the incorrect blonde goddess is stolen by means of mistake, leaving Prince Leopold with no his new bride. at the very least till he braves the world of the lifeless to get her back...

A story of the 500 Kingdoms novella. formerly released within the Harvest Moon anthology.

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Timelines: Stories Inspired by H.G. Wells' the Time Machine

By JW Schnarr

So I travelled, preventing ever and back, in nice strides of one thousand years or extra, drawn on via the secret of the earth's destiny, observing with a wierd fascination the sunlight develop better and duller within the westward sky, and the lifetime of the previous earth ebb away... those phrases marked the passing of the fellow recognized simply because the Time tourist as he sailed around the span of Earth's timeline and into its ultimate years. First released in 1895, The Time computer through Herbert George (H.G.) Wells is a blueprint for technological know-how fiction and horror that persists to today: beneath the technological know-how and the theories that allure a reader's brain, there's an underlying tale of somebody who struggles with the query that burns within the center of each guy: what does all of it suggest? now could be your probability to determine. In an anthology spanning the complete human heritage and attaining a ways into its destiny, witness daring new visions of man's quest to overcome the fourth measurement. together with: a guy enters a digital prior and discovers his future...A historian rewriting a brand new historical past will give you the option to revive the fragmented past...The Time vacationer witnesses the top of the universe with a significant other who will not be altogether human...Find out what occurs while Time shuttle know-how falls into the inaccurate hands...A guy indicates simply how a lot harm to the earlier a unmarried bullet can do if the objective is the suitable one. searching for nice horror and technological know-how fiction? make a journey via Terror! Wells Unleashed: booklet 2.

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Prison Noir (Akashic Noir)

By Joyce Carol Oates

"Reading the fifteen tales in Prison Noir is a sobering event. in contrast to so much claimants to that much-abused time period, this is often the genuine thing...The energy of this assortment comes from the voices of those authors, voices suffused with rage ("3 Block From Hell," by means of Bryan ok. Palmer), melancholy ("There might be Seeds for subsequent Year," by means of Zeke Caligiuri), and insanity ("Shuffle," by way of Christopher M. Stephen)."
--New York instances e-book Review

"These are tales that resonate with authenticity and verve and discomfort and fact. Any assortment edited through the nationwide booklet Award-winning writer Oates (them; Blonde, Rape: A Love Story) merits awareness, however the individuals are deft and assured, and nice writers with out her imprimatur....Authentic, robust, visceral, relocating, nice writing."
--Library Journal, Starred review

"A extraordinary anthology of news written through inmates of correctional associations throughout America...Most importantly, this landmark quantity amplifies the voices of the incarcerated."
--Publishers Weekly, Starred review

One of BookRiot's Must-Read Books from Indie Presses for 2014

"I devoured it up. The voice in every bit is authentic...A attention-grabbing read."
--subTerrain Magazine

"A robust compilation of felony literature, various, well-written and never regularly what may be expected."
--Reviewing the Evidence

"No topic what aspect of the bars you reside on, Prison Noir is worthy doing time with."
--Killeen day-by-day Herald

"Readers will absorb each line...There is not any doubt that readers from all walks of lifestyles, in particular these much less familiar with existence in felony, will relish Prison Noir."
--Killer Nashville

"This is a suite of reports that you'll want to take it slow with, enjoy, and possibly reread a number of times."
--Jenn's assessment Blog

"There is an depth and depression that shines via those fifteen brief tales, all written through criminal inmates incarcerated during the US, and edited through the inestimable Joyce Carol Oates."
--A Lit Chick

"Affecting, powerfully written and arresting literature. really worth looking out."

Akashic Books keeps its groundbreaking sequence of unique noir anthologies, introduced with the summer season '04 award-winning most sensible vendor Brooklyn Noir. each one e-book is made out of all-new tales, each set in a unique local or situation in the respective geographic variety of the publication. This anthology, with tales set in several prisons around the US, offers a completely new viewpoint on felony literature.

From the advent through Joyce Carol Oates:

"The blood jet is poetry--these phrases of Sylvia Plath have reverberated via my event of examining and rereading the tales of Prison Noir. hence the blood jet is prose, even though occasionally poetic prose; if we pass a bit deeper, in a few chilling circumstances, the blood jet is strictly that: blood. For those tales aren't "literary" exercises--though a few are quite well-written via any formalist criteria, and artfully dependent as narratives; with a unmarried exception the tales are stark, somber, emotionally pushed cris de coeur...We may possibly believe revulsion for many of the acts defined in those tales, yet we're prone to believe a startled, even shocked sympathy for the perpetrators. And in different tales, together with even murderers' confessions, we're prone to believe a profound and unsettling identification...There is not any want for fantasy-horror in a spot within which matter-of-fact horror is the norm, and psychological disorder is epidemic. Vividly rendered realism is the fundamental literary method, as in a riveting documentary film."

Featuring brand-new tales by: Christopher M. Stephen, Sin Soracco, Scott Gutches, Eric Boyd, Ali F. Sareini, Stephen Geez, B.M. Dolarman, Zeke Caligiuri, Marco Verdoni, Kenneth R. Brydon, Linda Michelle Marquardt, Andre White, Timothy Pauley, Bryan ok. Palmer, and William Van Poyck.

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Friend of My Youth: Stories

By Alice Munro


The ten miraculously finished tales in Alice Munro's Friend of My Youth not just astonish and enjoyment but in addition express the unstated mysteries on the middle of all human adventure.

"[Friend of My Youth is] a superb choice of tales, fantastically written and deeply felt."--Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

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Princess Callie and the Fantastic Fire-Breathing Dragon (The Callie Chronicles, Book 2)

By Daisy Piper

Subscribe to Callie and her neighbors as they embark on an exhilarating venture to discover a paranormal stone and get to the bottom of the secrets and techniques of a misplaced urban in publication 2 of The Callie Chronicles.

When Callie and Lewis go back to an international of dragons, unicorns, and speaking tiaras, they make a startling discover... darkish forces threaten to overthrow the Palace of Albion with an old magic that needs to be destroyed in any respect expenses. And that's no longer all. Rumors are stirring that the Raven Queen is alive and well...and bent on revenge.

As Princess Callie reunites with outdated buddies and meets new ones alongside the right way to the traditional urban of Antheon, she discovers all isn't really what it seems... And that typically buddies and foes are one and an analogous.

"A fast moving, hugely unique fairy tale." - The Flashlight Reader

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The Cocaine Chronicles (Akashic Drug Chronicles)

By Gary Phillips, Jervey Tervalon

Fiction. not anything to chortle at, this formidable anthology of jaw-grinding legal habit is masterfully curated by means of acclaimed authors Phillips and Tervalon. The individuals to this anthology of cocaine-themed tales comprise Susan directly, Ken Bruen, Donnell Alexander, Letrice Johnson and extra. Gary Phillips is the writer of a number of crime fiction novels, together with Bangers. Jervey Tervalon is the writer of a number of books, together with the la occasions most sensible vendor useless Above flooring.

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