Category: Short Stories

Download E-books Just an Ordinary Day: The Uncollected Stories Of Shirley Jackson PDF

By Shirley Jackson

The tales during this variation signify the good range of her paintings, from humor to her surprising explorations of the human psyche. The stories variety, chronologically, from the writings of her university days and place of dwelling in Greenwich Village within the early Nineteen Forties, to the unforgettably chilling tales from the interval in advance of her loss of life. they supply a thrilling assessment of the evolution of her craft via a development of varieties and kinds, and upload considerably to the physique of her released work.

Just a regular Day is a testomony to how huge a expertise Shirley Jackson had and to the intensity, breadth, and complexity of her writing. notwithstanding this impressive literary existence was once reduce brief, Jackson sincerely demonstrated a different voice that has gained an everlasting position within the canon of remarkable American literature, and is still a strong impression on generations of readers and writers.

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Download E-books The Invisibles: Stories (Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction Ser.) PDF

By Hugh Sheehy

Though Hugh Sheehy’s frequently tragic, occasionally ugly tales function bloodied knives and mysterious disappearances, on the center of those considerate thrillers are finely crafted personality stories of people that combat with the darker features of human nature―grief, violence, loneliness, and the suggestions of crazed minds.

Sheehy’s tales shine a focus at the bleak fringes of the United States, giving voice to the invisibles who want it so much. a dark assistant instructor spiking her espresso after university is unexpectedly locked in a basement with a pupil who has simply witnessed his father’s homicide. A seventeen-year-old woman at a skate rink whose identify not anyone can take into accout is motherless, friendless, and certain she's going to be the following to head. The heartbroken sufferer of a miscarriage goals of her fetus’s voyage during the earth’s plumbing. The estranged addict son, yes of his innate goodness, loses himself in a snowstorm and fails his relations back. Sheehy’s characters examine that notwithstanding invisible they might suppose and no matter what their intentions, their activities incur a price either to themselves and people round them. they try to tame or come to phrases with the forces they meet―the tragedies―that are a ways higher than their small existences. during this debut, Sheehy illuminates the all-but-silent observe of grownup loneliness and the way we do something about it or, maybe, simply stream prior it.

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Download E-books The Runaway Queen (Shadowhunters: The Bane Chronicles, Book 2) PDF

By Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson

Whereas in France, immortal warlock Magnus Bane reveals himself trying to rescue the royal family members from the horrors of the French Revolution - after being roped into this mess through a most enticing count number. certainly, the bold get away demands invisible air balloons...

considered one of ten e-book brief tales within the Bane Chronicles, a chain concerning the enigmatic warlock and fan favorite Magnus Bane from Cassandra Clare's across the world bestselling sequence The Infernal units and The Mortal tools.

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Download E-books Granta Magazine, Issue 123: Best of Young British Novelists 4 PDF

For 3 consecutive a long time, Granta has foreseen the intense careers of the British literary scene, showcasing an array of expertise that incorporated Martin Amis, Pat Barker, Julian Barnes, Kazuo Ishiguro, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Rose Tremain, Alan Hollinghurst, A.L. Kennedy, Will Self, Helen Simpson, Jeanette Winterson, David Mitchell and Zadie Smith.

Here, in a set of recent paintings by means of twenty writers, is the way forward for literature in Britain: Granta’s fourth better of younger BRITISH NOVELISTS.
The List:

Naomi Alderman
Tahmima Anam
Ned Beauman
Jenni Fagan
Adam Foulds
Xiaolu Guo
Sarah Hall
Steven Hall
Joanna Kavenna
Benjamin Markovits
Nadifa Mohamed
Helen Oyeyemi
Ross Raisin
Sunjeev Sahota
Taiye Selasi
Kamila Shamsie
Zadie Smith
David Szalay
Adam Thirlwell
Evie Wyld

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Download E-books Ghost: 100 Stories To Read With The Lights On PDF

Haunted homes, mysterious Counts, weeping widows and stressed souls, this is the definitive anthology of all that is going bump within the evening. Hand-picked by way of award-winning writer Louise Welsh, this pretty number of a hundred ghost tales will pride, unnerve, and entertain any fiction lover courageous enough...

Here are gothic classics, sleek masters, Booker Prize-winners, historical people stories and fashionable noirs, proving that each author has a skeleton or of their closet.

The all-star solid of authors inlude:

Hilary Mantel, William Faulkner, Kate Atkinson, Henry James, Kazuo Ishiguro, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Franz Kafka, Ruth Rendell, Edgar Allan Poe, William Trevor, Helen Simpson, Haruki Murakami, Dylan Thomas, Bram Stoker, H.P Lovecraft, Lydia Davis, Sir Walter Scott, Annie Proulx, Bram Stoker, Angela Carter and Stephen King.

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Download E-books Mountain Magic PDF

By David Drake, Eric Flint, Ryk E. Spoor, Henry Kuttner

The forces of evil, either average and supernatural, are poised to prey at the folks of the hamlets and hollows: witches, demons, and criminals of multiple century. yet first they'll need to conquer a few very strange citizens of the hills and valleys. One is David Drake's unforgettable production, outdated Nathan the Wizard. He doesn't declare a lot for his magical powers, yet they're actual adequate for what they are-and in addition to, he hasn't forgotten the way to use his lengthy flintlock rifle. input the gritty, life like global of previous Nathan, a backwoodsman who talks to animals and says he'll face the satan himself-and who finally should face the satan in actual fact. A century later, very diverse interlopers, from criminals to snooping collage professors, are poking round the hills, as much as no solid. yet a truly strange relatives, the Hogbens, tend to reason extra hassle than unwelcome viewers can deal with, as Henry Kuttner relates. They're a kin of mutants, with very strange powers, and town folks who reason difficulty tend to all of sudden locate unbelievable-and unpleasant-things taking place to them. yet now not the entire difficulty is because of people, because the Slade relatives discover while Eric Flint and Ryk E. Spoor relate how a Kentucky relations reveals itself stuck in the midst of a fight among scuffling with teams of the creatures who reside deep underground and are the root from the outdated legends of gnomes. The Slades need to ensure that the appropriate gnomes win-or an earthquake will wipe out all people in no less than 4 states. Magic, mutants, and mountain folks upload as much as an strange quantity, with event starting from the bleak and eerie to the wildly comedian.

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Download E-books There Are Little Kingdoms: Stories PDF

From the writer of City of Bohane, a debut assortment that "could simply were titled ‘These Are Little Masterpieces'" (The Irish Times)

This award-winning tale assortment via Kevin Barry summons the entire laughter, darkness, and depth of up to date Irish existence. a couple of speedy ladies court docket hassle as they cool their heels on a gradual evening in a small city. Lonesome hill walkers take to the excessive reaches in pursuit of a saving include. A bewildered guy steps off a rustic bus looking for his identity―and a stiff drink. those tales, jam-packed with a grand feel of life's absurdity, shape a remarkably sure-footed assortment that reads like a modern day Dubliners. The winner of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and a 2007 publication of the 12 months in The Irish Times, the Sunday Tribune, and Metro, There Are Little Kingdoms marks the lovely front of a author who burst onto the literary scene absolutely formed.

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Download E-books Million Dollar Baby: Stories from the Corner PDF

By F. X. Toole

This hard-hitting selection of strong and relocating stories in response to the stories of the overdue, nice struggle supervisor and lower guy Jerry Boyd, who wrote below the pen identify F.X. Toole, is the foundation for the Oscar-winning movie starring Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman. respiring lifestyles into vibrant, compelling characters who radiate the fierce depth of the worlds they inhabit, Million greenback child "is not only struggle fiction at its most interesting, it really is very good fiction, interval" (Dan Rather).

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Download E-books Prison Noir (Akashic Noir) PDF

By Joyce Carol Oates

"Reading the fifteen tales in Prison Noir is a sobering event. not like such a lot claimants to that much-abused time period, this is often the true thing...The energy of this assortment comes from the voices of those authors, voices suffused with rage ("3 Block From Hell," through Bryan ok. Palmer), depression ("There could be Seeds for subsequent Year," by way of Zeke Caligiuri), and insanity ("Shuffle," via Christopher M. Stephen)."
--New York occasions ebook Review

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

"A outstanding 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 piece is authentic...A interesting read."
--subTerrain Magazine

"A robust compilation of criminal literature, assorted, well-written and never consistently what will be expected."
--Reviewing the Evidence

"No subject 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, specially these much less acquainted with existence in felony, will relish Prison Noir."
--Killer Nashville

"This is a suite of news that you will need to take it slow with, get pleasure from, and doubtless reread a couple of times."
--Jenn's evaluation 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 by way of the inestimable Joyce Carol Oates."
--A Lit Chick

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

Akashic Books maintains its groundbreaking sequence of unique noir anthologies, introduced with the summer season '04 award-winning most sensible vendor Brooklyn Noir. every one booklet is made out of all-new tales, every one set in a different local or position in the respective geographic diversity of the e-book. This anthology, with tales set in several prisons around the US, provides a fully new point of view on criminal literature.

From the creation via Joyce Carol Oates:

"The blood jet is poetry--these phrases of Sylvia Plath have reverberated via my event of interpreting and rereading the tales of Prison Noir. therefore the blood jet is prose, although occasionally poetic prose; if we move a bit deeper, in a few chilling cases, the blood jet is strictly that: blood. For those tales usually are not "literary" exercises--though a few are highly well-written by means of any formalist criteria, and artfully based as narratives; with a unmarried exception the tales are stark, somber, emotionally pushed cris de coeur...We could consider revulsion for the various acts defined in those tales, yet we're more likely to think a startled, even surprised sympathy for the perpetrators. And in numerous tales, together with even murderers' confessions, we're more likely to believe a profound and unsettling identification...There is not any desire for fantasy-horror in a spot during which matter-of-fact horror is the norm, and psychological ailment is epidemic. Vividly rendered realism is the primary literary technique, 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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