Category: Short Stories

Download E-books Mystery Writers of America Presents 'The Mystery Box' PDF

[MP3CD audiobook layout in Vinyl case.]

[Collection Edited via Brad Meltzer]

[Read through a number of Readers]

This number of 21 unique tales comprises tales by means of New York Times bestselling authors Laura Lippman, Joseph Finder, and extra. [R.L. Stine, Steve Berry, Tom Rob Smith, Jan Burke, James Born, Katherine Neville, Charles Todd, Karin Slaughter, and eleven more.]

there is not anything extra mysterious than a locked field. even if it is a literal strongbox, an empty coffin, the interior workings of a scientist's brain, or an underground legal telephone, there are those that will use any capability essential to unencumber the secrets and techniques of . . . The secret Box.

With this anthology, bestselling writer Brad Meltzer introduces twenty-one unique tales from present day so much fashionable secret writers. In Laura Lippman's ''Waco 1982,'' a tender reporter caught with a possible mundane task on lost-and-found containers unwittingly discovers a depressing crime. In Joseph Finder's ''Heirloom,'' a scheming neighbor frightens the hot couple at the block with an unnerving story of buried treasure. In R. L. Stine's ''High Stakes,'' a guy on his honeymoon will get drawn right into a weird and wonderful guess concerning a coffin - of venture he might pay for together with his life.

From the foothills of Mount Fuji to Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp, from a physics laboratory in wartime Leipzig to an strange health membership in Boca Raton, those occasionally terrifying, occasionally humorous, and regularly suspenseful stories will maintain you riveted.

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Download E-books Slow Learner: Early Stories PDF

By Thomas Pynchon

Thomas Pynchon's literary occupation was once introduced now not with the discharge of his largely acclaimed first novel, "V., " yet with the booklet in literary magazines of the 5 tales gathered right here. In his creation to "Slow Learner" the writer studies his early paintings with disarming candor and recollects the yankee cultural panorama of the early post-Beat period within which the tales have been written. "Time" journal defined this introductory essay as "Pynchon's first public gesture towards autobiography."

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Download E-books Bloodchild and Other Stories PDF

By Octavia E. Butler

An ideal creation for brand new readers and vital for avid enthusiasts, this big apple occasions impressive ebook comprises "Bloodchild," winner of either the Hugo and the Nebula awards and "Speech Sounds," winner of the Hugo Award. showing in print for the 1st time, "Amnesty" is a narrative of a girl named Noah who works to barter the annoying and co-dependent dating among people and a species of invaders. additionally new to this assortment is "The ebook of Martha" which asks: What might you do if God granted you the ability—and responsibility—to keep humanity from itself?
Like all of Octavia Butler’s top writing, those works of the mind's eye are parables of the modern global. She proves consistent in her vigil, an unblinking pessimist hoping to be confirmed mistaken, and considered one of modern literature’s most powerful voices.

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Download E-books The Hunting Gun PDF

By Yasushi Inoue

The looking Gun, set within the interval instantly following WWII, follows the results of a sad love affair between well-to-do humans in an particular suburb of the good advertisement towns of Osaka and Kobe. advised from the viewpoints of 3 various girls, it is a tale of the mental impression of illicit love. First seen in the course of the eyes of Shoko, who learns of the affair via examining her mother's diary, then during the eyes of Midori, who had lengthy recognized concerning the affair of her husband with Saiko, and eventually throughout the eyes of Saiko herself.

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Download E-books Very Short Stories: 300 Bite-Size Works of Fiction PDF

By Sean Hill

CREATIVE FICTION that matches ON A POST-IT yet CAN movement READERS WITH strong stories of affection, existence, demise, AND daily LIFE

In this distinctive assortment, writer Sean Hill has crafted 1000's of attractive tales that conjure a complete novel in exactly a sentence or . occasionally unhappy, frequently funny and constantly artistic, those stories contact on quite a lot of existence reports from romance and relations to dying and sex.

Nana rocked in her outdated wood rocking chair. “Timmy, you've consistently been my favorite,” she acknowledged. He checked out her. “Nana, I’m Bobby.”

Read your diary, found your mystery. i assumed I enjoyed you, yet now I’m uncertain. Don’t recognize what to do, you glance so human.

Clowning was once Daryl’s career, cooking used to be his ardour. Stella idea he used to be ideal. She loved to snort and not discovered to cook dinner.

Alex received Sharon a hoop for Valentine’s Day, which she offered to shop for the gun that stopped him from loving her.

In 2009, Sean Hill mixed his love of writing and expertise through developing @VeryShortStory, a Twitter feed the place he interacts together with his readers and stocks his 140-character stories.

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Download E-books Big Cats: Stories PDF

By Holiday Reinhorn

Big Cats opens with "Charlotte," within which a tender lady with a damaged pelvis spies on her voluptuous neighbor in the course of a protracted, sizzling summer season evening, environment the tone of irrepressible interest and craving that's glaring during the assortment. In "Get clear of Me, David," a financial institution supervisor attempts to beat his haunted earlier as he bargains with the aftermath of a minor earthquake and the physique of a shopper who died within the foyer. "Big Cats" pits teenage women opposed to one another in an escalating catfight on the zoo the place they paintings, culminating in a blowout in entrance of the lion cage.

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Download E-books Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories PDF

By H. G. Wells, Jules Verne, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Edwin A. Abbott, Arthur Conan Doyle, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Jack London, Mu

The tales of Mary Shelley, H. G. Wells, and Jules Verne prepared the ground for the wonderful technological know-how fiction literature that all of us get pleasure from at the present time. even if, complete appreciation of those modern works is very unlikely with out an knowing in their literary roots. Classic technology Fiction and fable Stories is an excellent assortment, comprising excerpts and brief tales from one of the most loved writers of all time. whereas many readers have just a cursory wisdom of those works, having both heard approximately them or skimmed via them, they'll now be capable of have this whole assortment within the palm in their hands.

Included during this finished assortment are recognized writers spanning a number of centuries:

• Frankenstein by means of Mary W. Shelley (1818)
• Dr. Heidegger’s test by means of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1837)
• a few phrases With a Mummy by means of Edgar Allan Poe (1845)
• The Sphinx by means of Edgar Allan Poe (1850)
• Twenty Thousand Leagues lower than the ocean via Jules Verne (1870)
• Flatland via Edwin A. Abbott (1884)
• A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s court docket by way of Mark Twain (1889)
• The megastar via H. G. Wells (1897)
• Edison’s Conquest of Mars via Garrett P. Serviss (1898)
• The Doomsman by way of Van Tassel Sutpen (1905)
• The Poison Belt through Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1913)
• The big name Rover by means of Jack London (1915)
• urban of unending evening through Milo Hastings (1919)
• The Blind Spot through Austin corridor and Homer Eon Flint (1921)
• Tanks by means of Murray Leinster (1923)
• the guy Who stored the Earth via Austin corridor (1926)
• The Moon steel via Garrett P. Serviss (1926)
• the arrival of the Ice by means of G. Peyton Wertenbaker (1926)
• the recent Accelerator by way of H. G. Wells (1926)
• The Stolen brain by means of M. L. Staley (1930)
• A Scientist Rises by way of D. W. corridor (1932)
• the area past through Ray Cummings (1942)

Classic technological know-how Fiction and fable tales bargains not just a front-row seat to the production of the recognized technological know-how fiction and fable genres, but additionally perception on the place the good sci-fi minds of this day acquired their proposal. With the aid of Stephen Brennan, this assortment is one who all lovers of George A. Romero, Max Brooks, and Stephen King must have on their bookshelves.

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Download E-books The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories, Volume 1: Where on Earth PDF

By Ursula K. Le Guin

The Unreal and the Real is an important occasion to not be overlooked. during this two-volume collection of Ursula okay. Le Guin's top brief stories—as chosen via the nationwide ebook Award profitable writer herself—the reader might be extremely joyful, provoked, amused, and confronted with the pointy, satirical voice of 1 of the easiest brief tale writers of the current day. Where on Earth explores Le Guin's earthbound tales which variety around the globe from small city Oregon to heart Europe in the course of revolution to summer season camp.

Companion quantity Outer area, internal Lands contains Le Guin's most sensible identified nonrealistic tales. either volumes comprise new introductions by way of the author.

Praise for Ursula okay. Le Guin's brief tale collections:

"An vital author. Period."—The Washington Post

"Witty, satirical and a laugh. but it's the author’s extra critical paintings that screens her abilities top, as she employs habitual topics and elements-cultural variety, not going heroes and heroines, power’s skill to deprave, love’s strength to guide-and considers characters and kinds (women, little ones, the otherwise sexed and gendered) so frequently disenfranchised via different, extra technologically orientated SF writers. . . . [A] elegant and invaluable collection."—Publishers Weekly

"Her characters are advanced and haunting, and her writing is notable for its sinewy grace."—Time

"Le Guin's prose is so luminous and easy, and she or he constantly tells the reality, and while I'm along with her humans, I'm with dwelling humans, on worlds as reliable and genuine as my very own. Le Guin has a present, that is to remodel phrases into worlds."—Molly Gloss

"A grasp of the craft."—Neil Gaiman

"[E]verything Le Guin does is attention-grabbing, plausible, and exquisitely detailed."—Los Angeles usher in Examiner

"Delicious ... her worlds are haunting mental visions molded with enterprise artistry."—Library Journal

"There is not any extra based or discerning expositor than Le Guin."—Kirkus Reviews

Ursula okay. Le Guin has got the PEN–Malamud and nationwide e-book Awards, between others. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Download E-books Bluebeard PDF

By Angela Carter

'Curiosity is the main fleeting of pleasures; the instant is chuffed, it ceases to exist and it usually proves very, very expensive.'

Angela Carter's playful and subversive retellings of Charles Perrault's vintage fairy stories conjure up a global of ingenious girls, black-hearted villains, wily animals and very good modifications. In those seven tales, bristling with frank, earthy humour and gothic mind's eye, not anything is because it seems.

This e-book comprises Bluebeard, Little crimson using Hood, Puss in Boots, The sound asleep great thing about the wooden, Cinderella: or, The Glass Slipper, Ricky with the Tuft and The silly needs.

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