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Short Stories (102 Books)


A short story is a work of fiction that is usually written in prose, often in narrative format. A short story usually deals with a few characters and often concentrates on the creation of the mood rather than the plot. The short story format tends to be more pointed than longer works. And short story definitions based on length differ, even among professional writers, since the short story format includes a wide range of genres and styles, the actual length is determined by the individual author's preference and the submission guidelines relevant to the story's actual market.

 
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Quick Sketches in a Crowded Cafe

By: Weston Gardner

A collection of short stories

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Peau de Pêche

By: Marc Maurissens; Fred Dawlat, Editor

Poursuivant son obsession dans de superbes coins de nature, de la très chic Irlande jusqu'au plus lointain marigot africain, des Bahamas ensoleillés jusqu'au Grand Nord canadien, l'auteur relate avec verve l'exaltation, le découragement ou l'entêtement qui animent les parties de pêche. Ces vingt-trois récits, aventureux, pleins d'humour, raviront les initiés. Et aussi les malheureux non-pêcheurs, plongés pour un instant dans la folie douce.

Vous connaissez vos classiques ? Pêcheur Jekyll et Mister Hyde ? Là, en pêcheur Jekyll, je suis parfaitement normal, loue une pêche dans les règles de l'art, acquitte le montant de mon permis, utilise un matériel éthique respectueux des usages locaux. Je socialise avec le garde, discute gestion du fonds piscicole, respecte les limites horaires, territoriales et matérielles. Mais que surviennent trois bredouilles, deux déconvenues ou une grosse tentation, et mes démons ré...

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X²=-4 : Les intermondes: Les intermondes

By: Eau Regale, Editor

10 récits ethnologiques à connotation sexuelle.

La eunuque Ce soir j’avais rendez-vous avec une femme un peu spéciale, une femme d’un autre monde, une femme d’un autre temps… Accompagnée par celle qui m’avait contacté, elle avait l’air d’une femme dépouillée de tout, vidée de sa substance féminine, une femme totalement nue, en l’occurrence simplement couverte d’une sorte de linceul ; son guide ayant tout bonnement l’air d’une ethnologue. J’avais ouvert la porte de mon appartement et j’avais dirigé les visiteuses v...

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X²=-3 : Les intermondes: Les intermondes

By: Eau Regale, Editor

11 nouvelles courtes (de 6 à 32 pages) offrant un regard croisé sur le monde présent et futur à travers quelques thèmes: la mort, le féminisme, la criminalité, les moeurs... Ce livre contient un bruitage en première de couverture et une bande son techno originale d'une durée de 60 secondes en quatrième de couverture.

Pouf ! Pouf ! Un homme embusqué vient de tirer sur des passants avec un fusil à lunette. Il ne les connaît pas, ces gens, mais il « ne pouvait pas les voir ». Dans son optique traitée à l'épreuve des re¬flets, il a vu clair sur leur front : il y a vu des bêtes, les bêtes qu'elles sont. Pour lui, ces deux victimes correspondent à… à quoi ? deux comprimés de tranquillisant. Ces deux tirs grou¬pés correspondent à sa dose quoti¬dienne de tranquillité. C'est la panique dans ...

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X²=-2 : Les intermondes: Les intermondes

By: Eau Regale, Editor

14 nouvelles courtes (7 à 18 pages), des nouvelles loufoques qui jouent de l'ironie et de la dérision. Thèmes: les espèces, la condition humaine...

La condition humaine La dernière fois que je suis né, c'était dans une fort ingrate condition ; j'avais deux bras et deux jambes reliés entre eux par un buste surmonté d'une tête et doté dans sa partie inférieure d'un appareillage excréteur correspondant à la tête. Après ma naissance, de longs mois durant je suis resté couché sur le dos, totalement impuissant, entièrement livré à ceux qui s'affairaient autour de moi pour me maintenir en vie. Le plus effrayant, c’est ...

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X²=-1 : Les intermondes: Les Intermondes

By: Eau Regale, Editor

24 nouvelles courtes (de 5 à 23 pages), des nouvelles proches de l'apologue où l'ordinaire frise l'extraordinaire dans l'extravagance et l'insolite. Thèmes: esothérisme, autre dimension, l'espace-temps...

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A Beautiful Day

By: Faisal Al-Bandar;

A short story about arrogance, ignorance and ultimately giving in to curiosity. The world is a wonderful place and discovering it could be the most delightful of experiences.

"And suddenly, a strange idea conquered his mind, his curiosity was focused on one thing; and he liked to ask the only question that no one knew the answer to: (Sheik, how shall I die?) The Sheik looked at him with tired, peaceful, kind eyes… then he looked away and informed him in low, but clear voice: (It will be a beautiful day.)"

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Planes Alias Prathalam

By: Sunil Kumar

Written by Sunil Kumar K V, during 1997-1998 while in Nagpur about two individuals who were having an extra-marital affair. During a night together, while having sex, they find out they're losing the thrill. The debate takes them to an unexpected turn where...

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Prathalam

By: Sunil Kumar

Written by Sunil Kumar K V, during 1997-1998 while in Nagpur about two individuals who were having an extra-marital affair. During a night together, while having sex, they find out they're losing the thrill. The debate takes them to an unexpected turn where...

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The Brass Bed and Other Stories

By: Alan Gregor

Who you believe in and what you believe is the most important matter in life. In a morally troubled world, how powerful a hold does religion have? Are you confused about religious ambiguity, love of money, love of power, sexual immorality, art? Reading The Brass Bed and other Stories may help, then again it may just raise more questions.

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The Magpie Murderer

By: Amanda deBerardinis

What are the reasons behind the sudden outbreak of mushroom poisonings in Burgundy, France? Read at your own risk to unravel this peculiar mystery.

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Katz Tales How Boris The Cat Was Reunited With His Family

By: Ellen Whyte

This is the story of a true miracle. Read how Boris the cat got lost for over a year and how he was finally reunited with his family who were living 400 km away. Guaranteed to make you smile!

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Το τέλειο χτένισμα και άλλες συνηθισμένες ιστορίες

By: Μαρία Δριμή

Γεννήθηκα στην Αθήνα το 1968. Σπούδασα Ιατρική στο Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών με μεγάλη λαχτάρα και την εξασκώ με την ίδια αγάπη μέχρι σήμερα. Με νύχια ακόμα απαλά άρχισα να ξύνω τη λογοτεχνία από όλες τις πλευρές της, διαβάζοντας και γράφοντας. Αργότερα, σε μια δύσκολη εποχή της ζωής μου, τη χρησιμοποίησα σαν δεκανίκι. Αποδείχτηκε πολύ γερό, αντέχοντας όλο μου το βάρος και βγάζοντάς με απέναντι. Την εποχή εκείνη άρχισα να γράφω το ιστολόγιο Liquid days, που μου έδωσε την ευκαι...

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Toeristenstad

By: Gerard Stout

Surrealistische korte verhalen. Absurd en associatief taalspel. Heftig en zachtmoedig als schuurpapier.

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Urlaub von der Realität

By: Thomas Strigl

Kurzgeschichte, public domain

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Blick in den Nachthimmel

By: Thomas Strigl

Kurzgeschichte, public domain

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Read it Loud: One-page Stories

By: Read it Loud

One-page stories to read aloud to your child. It’s easy to make a difference in your child’s future… start with the story below! Make the Promise to read aloud to your child every day and earn a chance for a family trip to Walt Disney World!

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Contos Do Entardecer

By: Antonio Ribeiro de Almeida

In these tales he shares with the reader, are the reminiscences of the first day of school (who can forget the first professor?), Remembrances of childhood Christmas and other stories catadas in the corners of Minas Gerais, where he was born. Cabo Paulino, Astrogildo, os Córdovas, a preta velha Sá Anja saem do passado e vêem viver connosco suas vidas plenas de sabedoria, aventura e simplicidade. Cable Pauline Astrogildo, the Cordova, the old black Sa Anja leave the past ...

“Contos do Entardecer”, do Ribeiro, é uma delicia de ler. Assim como são os artigos que ele escreve, com senso apurado e estilo elegante, para as páginas de Opinião, do jornal Diário da Região de São José do Rio Preto, para o Correio de Uberlândia e A Imprensa. Nestes contos que ele compartilha com o leitor, estão as reminiscências do primeiro dia de aula ( quem se esquece da primeira professora ? ), as relembranças do Natal da infância e outras histórias catadas nos can...

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Grand Hotel

By: Dusan Gojkov

This book contains a collection of short stories about "Lazar" and different aspects of his life which includes a certain morning, a day on the beach, morning french toast, etc. Dusan Gojkov is a known Serbian poet/writer who has published several pieces of his work.

--Afternoon Talks-- A year already, maybe even two, Lazar is sleeping only with other men's women. Not all of them are married but they are always tied to other men. Very quickly, they meet their boyfriends, fiances or husbands with Lazar. They approve of him and characterize him as harmless. "With Lazar, nothing could happen to a woman". Not a ray of jealousy. One girl who was very attached to her fiance, told him once: "When I sleep with you, I don't cheat on...

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Album Fotografija

By: Dusan Gojkov

This is a novel compiled of three different volumes of short stories by the author Dusan Gojkov. Dusan Gojkov is an accomplished writer and poet of several different books which also contain a collection of short stories.

vizom u džepu, izlazim iz grcke ambasade. Pocinje da pada kiša. Cekam poznanicu na Terazijama, izmedu «Moskve» i «Balkana». Asocijacije. Nebo nad Beogradom sivo. Kiša hladna. ostup u restorancicu u pasažu. Na televizijskim vestima prilog o ajkuli, koju su uhvatili bokeljski ribari. Izvucena na šljunak, bacena na bok, pokušava da se okrene pravilno, na trbuh, bezuspešno. Oko nje meštani i turisti. Bockaju je prutovima. Ispred Radija susrecem mladica, bez noge. Obuce...

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