Category: Short Stories

  • Download E-books Oblivion: Stories PDF

    By David Foster Wallace

    Within the tales that make up Oblivion, David Foster Wallace joins the rawest, such a lot bare humanity with the countless involutions of self-consciousness--a mixture that's dazzlingly, uniquely his. those are worlds undreamt-of through the other brain. basically David Foster Wallace may possibly show a father's determined loneliness in terms of his son's having a pipe dream via a teacher's homicidal breakdown ("The Soul isn't a Smithy"). Or may discover the inner most and so much hilarious facets of creativity through delineating the workplace politics surrounding profile of an artist who produces miniature sculptures in an anatomically unattainable manner ("The ache Channel"). Or seize the discomfort of love's breakdown within the painfully well mannered apologies of a guy who believes his spouse is hallucinating the sound of his noisily snoring ("Oblivion"). each one of those tales is a whole global, as totally imagined as so much complete novels, instantaneously preposterously surreal and painfully quick.
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  • Download E-books Collected Stories, Volume 1: 1891-1910 PDF

    By Edith Wharton

    Born into an upper-class ny family members, Edith Wharton broke with conference and have become a certified author, incomes a permanent position because the grande dame of yankee letters. This Library of the USA assortment (along with its significant other quantity, Collected tales: 1911-1937) provides the best of Wharton's success in brief fiction, drawn from the greater than 80 tales she released over the process her career.

    Opening along with her first released story—the captivating "Mrs. Manstey's View," a few disruption within the lifetime of an aged apartment-dweller—this first of 2 volumes offers a author, already on the top of her powers, commencing to discover the troubles of an entire life. In "Souls Belated," fans try to break out the results in their adultery—a topic to which Wharton returns all through her occupation. In "The challenge of Jane" (about a notable followed baby) and "The Pelican" (about an itinerant lecturer), she discovers her present for social and cultural satire. might be the best of her ghost tales, "The Eyes," with its Jamesian feel of evil, can also be integrated, besides novella-length works, "The Touchstone" and "Sanctuary," revealing the incredible diversity of Wharton's fictive imagination.

    Also integrated during this variation are a chronology of Wharton's existence, explanatory notes, and an essay at the texts.
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  • Download E-books Black Denim Lit #4: May, 2014 PDF

    By Alan Bray, Christopher T Garry

    Black Denim Lit is a per thirty days magazine of fiction to be had on the net and on all eReaders. The may possibly, 2014 factor edited by way of Christopher T Garry gains seven new authors and their brief tales. all of the authors extend considerably on their print paintings, developing narratives which are variously darkish, cynical, inspiring, tense, longing and irreverent.

    Stories comprise: •The Avatar Self through Susan E Sage (A girl trips from her damaged physique to a brand new self no longer understanding what she is going to find.) •Boomtown advisor for the at a loss for words through Michael Reilly (Charlie isn't yes what to make of his new loose lively neighbor. all of sudden disconcerting and captivating) •Bingo through Lela Marie De los angeles Garza (A retiree bets the farm on a excessive stakes bingo video game on an alien world.) Plus, •Merrows by way of Alan Bray •Crucible Invictus by way of Konstantine Paradias •Run through Dave Morehouse •Snake Oil Rights by means of Ken Poyner.

    Don't pass over the opportunity to determine what's in shop for artificial organics--they expire, but if? what is in a cuckoo clock that can not be all started with out outcomes? How do you propose your get away whilst medications are approximately to kill you? what is the distinction among a hero and a villain if you happen to discard vainness?
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  • Download E-books Nightmare Magazine Issue 4 (January 2013) PDF

    In our January 2013 factor, now we have unique fiction from Matt Williamson (“On homicide Island”) and Tamsyn Muir (“Chew”), besides reprints through Lucius Shepard (“The Ease With Which We Freed the Beast”) and Lisa Tuttle (“Need”).

    We even have the newest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” plus writer spotlights with all of our authors, a exhibit on our disguise artist, and a function interview with acclaimed editor Ellen Datlow.
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  • Download E-books Last Night PDF

    By James Salter

    Last Night is a spellbinding selection of tales approximately passion–by turns fiery and subdued, harmful and redemptive, eye-catching and devastating. those ten robust tales painting women and men of their so much intimate moments. A lover of poetry is requested by means of his spouse to renounce what can be his such a lot valuable courting. A ebook broker is compelled to stand the reality approximately his lifestyles. And within the identify tale, a translator assists his wife’s suicide, while he plays a final act of betrayal. James Salter’s guaranteed kind and emotional perception make him one among our so much crucial writers
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  • Download E-books C'est égal PDF

    By Agota Kristof

    Un homme est changé en statue au second où il embrasse son chien pour los angeles dernière fois. Une femme explique au docteur qu'elle ne comprend pas remark son mari a pu se fendre le crâne sur une hache en tombant de son lit. Un enfant, accompagné d'un puma ' splendide, beige et doré ', marche au bord d'un canal où il croisera son père pour un rendez-vous décisif. Ce père qui, dans los angeles toute dernière histoire, l. a. plus autobiographique certainement, ' ne s'est jamais promené major dans los angeles major avec sa fille ' et termine ses jours ' dans une terrible ville industrielle, qu'il n'avait jamais aimée '. Vingt-cinq textes baignant dans une atmosphère étrange et émouvante, qui ont été composés au fil des années, dès le début de l'exil d'Agota Kristof hors de Hongrie, en 1956. Peut-être l. a. half l. a. plus secrète de son oeuvre.
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  • Download E-books The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: And Six Other Stories (Penguin Modern Classics) PDF

    By F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Complete grown with an extended, smoke-coloured beard, requiring the companies of a cane and fonder of cigars than hot milk, Benjamin Button is a really curious child certainly. And, as Benjamin turns into more and more younger with the passing years, his kin wonders why he persists within the embarrassing folly of residing in opposite. during this inventive delusion of getting old and the opposite tales accrued the following together with The Cut-Glass Bowl within which an ill-meant reward haunts a relatives s misfortunes, The 4 Fists the place a man’s lifestyles formed by way of a chain of punches to his face, and the revelry, mobs and pain of may well Day F. Scott Fitzgerald screens his unequalled present as a author of brief tales.
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  • Download E-books Le Sei Facce Di Un Dado PDF

    By Juan Sepulveda Sanchis

    Chi make a decision durante los angeles nostra vita quale strada percorrere consistent with andare a lavoro o a un appuntamento? Noi o il destino? Questa è los angeles sensazione che trasmette questo libro, come il caso può cambiare una situazione apparentemente normale e farla diventare pericolosa o strana, o ambedue le cose contemporaneamente. In “Le sei facce di un dado” sfileranno, tra le storie, delle misteriose equazioni matematiche che possono trasformare los angeles realtà che ci circonda, pellicole cinematografiche che sembrano prendere vita o escursioni in montagna durante le quali l. a. tranquillità sarà l. a. sola invitata che non si presenterà. Però, su tutti questi racconti aleggia una domanda: chi sta lanciando il dado che determinerà il futuro dei protagonisti di queste storie?

    “Le sei facce di un dado” è formato da sei storie di intrighi. Ognuna di esse è diversa dalle altre, ha uno stile e un tema propri. Nonostante questo, tutte sono collegate da un filo conduttore: il destino dei personaggi è assoggettato al caso.
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  • Download E-books Savior (After Earth: Ghost Stories, Story 5) PDF

    By Michael Jan Friedman

    On a far off planet known as Nova best, the United Ranger Corps defends the galaxy's final people from an alien race referred to as the Skrel and their genetically engineered predators, the Ursa--and one Ranger will research simply how excessive the price of victory might be. "Ghost tales: Savior" is the 5th of six e-book brief tales that lead as much as the occasions of After Earth, the epic technological know-how fiction event movie directed by way of M. evening Shyamalan and starring Jaden Smith and should Smith.

    Ranger Jon Blackburn wakes up from voluntary mind surgical procedure, dazed and careworn. he's a hero... or a minimum of he'll be one, if the fragile operation to take away his feel of worry used to be profitable. Blackburn consented to participate within the experimental initiative to extend the Rangers' reserve of "Ghosts," squaddies whose loss of worry renders them invisible to the lethal Ursa. All symptoms are that it's a magnificent success--but Blackburn doesn't think distinct; he doesn't believe commemorated whilst Cypher Raige, the unique Ghost, for my part thank you him. in truth, he doesn't feel a lot of something. medical professionals say that his worry is long past, yet whatever else is lacking, too; anything Blackburn will not be capable of come again, except he can piece jointly this twisted jigsaw puzzle and give you the chance to develop into entire back.
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  • Download E-books The Blood of Strangers: Stories from Emergency Medicine PDF

    By Frank Huyler

    Hailed via The Boston Globe as "a compact, faceted gem that shines with intelligence," this awesome and engaging publication bargains a decent, startling, deeply relocating depiction of the trendy emergency room. The twenty-eight vignettes in The Blood of Strangers, all written via a tender E.R. health care provider and author established in Albuquerque, New Mexico, seamlessly juxtapose visceral portrayals of genuine and unedited medical institution events with perceptive and lyrical meditations at the international of medicine--and the area at large.

    All scholars, students, and practitioners of emergency medication will locate this attractive account of lifestyles, loss of life, paintings, and fact within the E.R. either haunting and instructive.
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