Short Stories

Download E-books Short People: Stories PDF

By Joshua Furst

An wonderful debut: ten tales that explore—and reveal—American youth in all its glory, wish and conflict.
In brief humans we come across, between many others, Jason and Billy, most sensible buddies who become aware of by way of the age of six the best way to triumph over the realm, in simple terms to determine this idyll then shatter earlier than them; Shawn, whose baptism compels him to make existence a holy hell for everybody round him; and Evan, who reveals that his pursuit of a Boy Scout benefit badge is luring him into uncharted social territory. meanwhile, an agonized couple exhausts their expectancies for his or her personal young ones, with an aftermath that afflicts all of them. There’s additionally Mary, whose 16th birthday precipitates an maturity she is scarcely ready to go into, and Emmy, who begun that very same transition whilst she was once in simple terms twelve. ultimately, and maybe so much harrowingly, is the nurse who with eerie prescience promises such a lot of infants to their destiny.

In a outstanding reveal of mind's eye and compassion, Joshua Furst reconstrues our preconceptions approximately innocence, purity, religion and reminiscence via an unflinching, pitch-perfect gaze, with either authority and originality. each one new tale complements a set whose significance is punctiliously modern and instantaneously hilarious and heartbreaking.

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Download E-books Nightmares & Dreamscapes PDF

By Stephen King

New to Pocket Books’ Stephen King backlist—the brief tale assortment containing the tale "Dolan’s Cadillac," quickly to be published as a function movie starring Christian Slater and Wes Bentley.

With quite a few unforgettable videos in keeping with his brief stories—including Shawshank Redemption, 1408, and The eco-friendly Mile—readers might be extremely joyful to rediscover this vintage assortment, additionally published as a tv mini-series and on DVD. that includes twenty brief horror tales, a tv script, an essay, and a poem, Nightmares and Dreamscapes contains distinct and chilling plots together with every little thing from useless rock celebrity zombies to evil toys looking murderous revenge. it will likely be precious by way of King fanatics new and old.

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Download E-books Full Dark, No Stars PDF

By Stephen King

The acclaimed no 1 New York Times and undisputed King of Horror Stephen King supplies 5 unforgettable brief works, of that allows you to quickly be tailored for movie, and which Booklist called “raw appears on the limits of greed, revenge, and self-deception.” Like Different Seasons and Four previous Midnight, which generated such enduring hit motion pictures as The Shawshank Redemption and Stand through Me, complete darkish, No Stars proves Stephen King a grasp of the lengthy tale form.

“I think there's one other guy inside of each guy, a stranger…” writes Wilfred Leland James within the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up “1922,” the 1st during this pitch-black quartet of captivating stories from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is woke up while his spouse Arlette proposes promoting off the family members domicile and relocating to Omaha, atmosphere in movement a ugly teach of homicide and insanity.

In “Big Driver,” quickly to be a massive Lifetime motion picture starring Maria Bello, a cozy-mystery author named Tess encounters the stranger is alongside a again street in Massachusetts whilst she takes a shortcut domestic after a e-book membership engagement. Violated and left for lifeless, Tess plots a revenge that might convey her head to head with one other stranger: the only within herself.

“Fair Extension,” the shortest of those stories, could be the nastiest and definitely the funniest. creating a care for the satan not just saves Harry Streeter from a deadly melanoma yet offers wealthy recompense for a life of resentment.

In the final of the stories, quickly to be an immense movie, Darcy Anderson’s husband of greater than two decades is away on one among his work trips and his unsuspecting spouse seems for batteries within the storage. Her toe knocks up opposed to a field less than a worktable and she or he discovers the stranger within her husband. It’s a scary discovery, rendered with bristling depth, and it definitively ends “A solid Marriage.”

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Download E-books Collected Short Stories of Bertolt Brecht PDF

By Bertolt Brecht

Everyone is aware that Bertolt Brecht was once one of many nice 20th-century innovators in theatre - the literary-theatrical an identical of a Picasso or Stravinsky - and Germany's maximum poet of the final century, however the playwright was once additionally a stunning author of news. Storytelling permeated his paintings as a dramatist; essentially in his performs he used to be a storyteller. This quantity collects the entire brief tales written via Brecht, together with the prize-winning 'The Monster', and the fragmentary memoir ghost-written via Brecht, 'Life tale of the boxer Samson-Körner'. Brecht student Marc Silberman presents an creation and editorial notes.

Fans of Brecht will locate within the 37 tales assembled right here an analogous directness, loss of affectation, and wry humour that characterise his performs. each lover of brief tales will become aware of an unforeseen trove of enjoyment during this "mine for short-story addicts" (Observer).

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Download E-books Who Will Hear Your Secrets? (Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction) PDF

By Robley Wilson

A federal agent quits his activity after his caution a few terrorist assault is going unheeded. a girl fleeing her abusive lover realizes her protection will perpetually be cruelly out of achieve. An American customer to eire learns that he'll continually be an excessive amount of of an interloper to appreciate the country's politics and cultures. on the earth of Who Will listen Your secrets and techniques? fragile human relationships are marked through lies, betrayals, suppressed thoughts, and infrequent moments of pleasure. no matter if analyzing damaged communications among fans or the misunderstandings that spoil outdated friendships, those tales quandary the problems that divide us, in a global the place the current is haunted and infrequently overpowered by means of the previous, and the long run holds in basic terms the prospect? by no means the peace of mind? of forgiveness. this can be Robley Wilson's 6th tale assortment. talking of his first assortment, Kurt Vonnegut acknowledged, "His writing is an admirable demonstration of the continued power of the fast tale shape, and good-looking evidence that we aren't improper once we proceed, with Mr. Wilson, to like it so".

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Download E-books Tourist Season: Stories PDF

By Enid Shomer

In Tourist Season, award-winning writer Enid Shomer bargains ten remarkable, richly targeted unforgettable tales of resilient girls, elderly seventeen to seventy, every one at a pivotal aspect in her lifestyles. Their trips go distances of position and brain: A middle-aged Floridian who learns that she is the reincarnation of a Buddhist saint takes bold steps on her route to enlightenment; a long-buried mystery forces one girl to go away the daughter she deeply loves; a Radcliffe scholar faces stunning family members truths and taboos throughout the summer time of 1966; an unforeseen kinship types among ladies who land in a county prison after an expedition to Las Vegas. those tourists wander via transferring emotional landscapes of affection, intercourse, and relationships, and sometimes pass over the locations they’d needed to reach–of perception, connection, and figuring out. no matter if travelling to new geographical locales or exploring uncharted own terrain, Tourist Season offers a provocative, enticing, and infrequently funny highway map of the center and soul.

“[When studying Enid Shomer’s stories,] the object one quick senses is the desire and the voice, a person asserting, in impact, ‘Relax, be cozy, I’m going to take excellent care of you.’ those are very high quality stories.”
–James Salter, in Imaginary Men

“Beautifully made, mind-blowing and inevitable, splendidly artistic and deeply actual, those tales are packed with small, irreverent, straight-faced miracles. they're going to lead ladies of every age to suspect that the simplest can be but to come.”
––Pam Houston, writer of Cowboys Are My Weakness and Sight Hound

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Download E-books Under the Duvet: Shoes, Reviews, Having the Blues, Builders, Babies, Families and Other Calamities PDF

By Marian Keyes

From the acclaimed bestselling writer of Sushi for Beginners and Angels comes a set of non-public essays on purchasing, writing, moviemaking, motherhood and all of the diversified calamities excited by being a savvy girl within the new millennium.

Her novels are learn and cherished via hundreds of thousands around the globe, and with Under the Duvet, Marian Keyes tackles the area of nonfiction. those are her accrued items: usual announcements from the girl writing below the covers.

Marian loves sneakers and her LTFs (Long-Term Friends), hates realtors and misplaced baggage, and she or he as soon as had a Christmas workplace celebration that concerned roasting sheep on a spit, Moroccan-style. She's similar to you and me ...

Featuring a large compilation of Marian's journalism from magazines and newspapers, plus a few unique, formerly unpublished fabric, Under the Duvet is bursting with humorous tales: observations on lifestyles, in-laws, weight-loss, events and using classes that may maintain you completely gripped -- both wincing with acceptance or roaring with laughter.

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Download E-books The Warlizard Chronicles: Adventures with Vodka, Women, & War PDF

By Warlizard

My new fiancée Betty and that i have been sitting at the sofa, gazing the Westminster Kennel membership puppy convey while she regarded over at me and casually acknowledged, "My first orgasm got here from a dog."

As I sat there surprised, attempting to regulate my reactions and gather myself, I had instant thoughts:

1. Now i do know why my puppy likes her better.
2. I want this have been the worst factor she'd ever informed me.

And so starts off the descent into the loopy inconceivable global of Warlizard, a normal man with a very good existence. without excuses and no apologies, Warlizard lives his existence through one basic rule - "If chance knocks, solution the door." Gulf battle Veteran, womanizer and serial troublemaker, occasionally he wins, occasionally he loses, yet his tales are outlandish, severe, fast moving and humorous as hell. 

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  • "Warlizard does not regularly drink beer, but if he does, he prefers Dos Equis."
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Download E-books Interference & Other Stories (American Fiction) PDF

By Richard Hoffman

Fiction. Richard Hoffman, writer of the acclaimed memoir Half the House and of 2 prize-winning collections of poetry, offers us a strong first choice of tales. Its name novella tells the tale of a kid in a blue- collar relations who's victimized via a serial predator. the opposite tales, uncooked and intimate, discover the tricky struggles to come back of age and to stay as a guy in those occasions.

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Download E-books Waiting: Stories PDF

By Dumitru Tsepeneag

Notwithstanding most sensible identified now for his novels, this choice of pre-exile brief tales by means of the popular Romanian writer and "onirist" not just exhibit Dumitru Tsepeneag at his most sensible, yet offer a glimpse into the key heritage of surrealism uunder the brutal regime of Nicolae Ceausescu. In those tales, existence is either banal and peculiar, at the verge of breaking down, like a movie loop performed as soon as too frequently, with the recent glare of irrationality continuously ready to burn via. awaiting Vain paintings of the Fugue and again to Breton, Waiting is a subversive delicacy.

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