Chill And Other Stories

Author: Charles George Taylor
ISBN: 9781329963382
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Charles George Taylor is a payroll messenger in New York City. He grew up in rural Pennsylvania, served in the military and went to the city to live the gay life. These stories include lyrical memories of his childhood, reflections on religion, contemplation of existence beyond the physical world, gay romance-and a lot of baking. No, really, a lot of baking. Charles loves to bake.

Explaining Cthulhu To Grandma And Other Stories

Author: Alex Shvartsman
Publisher: UFO Publishing
Size: 55.70 MB
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40 short stories by Alex Shvartsman, winner of the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction. * An elder god trapped in a pocket dimension turns up in the world's oldest magic pawn shop. * A cybernetically-enhanced assassin who can't feel pain faces a dangerous adversary. * A computer hacker and a mystic team up to break into the Book of Fate and change their futures. * Vatican investigators are called to examine a miracle on another planet. and much, much more! Each story includes author notes, written for this collection. Praise for "Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma": "Wit, sentiment, imagination--Alex Shvartsman's got them all." -Mike Resnick, Hugo award winner. "Fantastic variety and scope ... Prepare to be entertained, delighted and amazed." -Esther Friesner, Nebula award winner. "His stories feature tightly constructed, intricate, puzzle-like plots with clever banter and plenty of fresh, twisted pop culture references." -Ken Liu, Hugo and Nebula award winner "Full of intriguing ideas and wit." -Jody Lynn Nye, bestselling author "A wonderful collection of short stories that will make you laugh, think and feel." -Gini Koch, bestselling author "If you ever need to explain Cthulhu to your Grandma, this is the place to start." -Henry Gee, senior editor at Nature.

Dutch Courage And Other Stories

Author: Jack London
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1528787315
Size: 14.66 MB
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“Dutch Courage And Other Stories” is a 1924 collection of short stories by Jack London. This volume will appeal to lovers of the short story form and is not to be missed by fans and collectors of London's marvellous work. John Griffith London (1876 – 1916), commonly known as Jack London, was an American journalist, social activist, and novelist. He was an early pioneer of commercial magazine fiction, becoming one of the first globally-famous celebrity writers who were able to earn a large amount of money from their writing. London is famous for his contributions to early science fiction and also notably belonged to "The Crowd", a literary group an Francisco known for its radical members and ideas. Other notable works by this author include: “Martin Eden” (1909), “The Kempton-Wace Letters” (1903), and “The Call of the Wild” (1903). The stories include: “Dutch Courage”, “Typhoon off the Coast of Japan”, “The Lost Poacher”, “The Banks of the Sacramento”, “Chris Farrington: Able Seaman”, “Bald-Face”, “In Yeddo Bay”, “Whose Business is to Live”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

Another Kind Of Cinderella And Other Stories

Author: Angela Huth
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1448201861
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First published in 1996, this collection of stories tells of the ghost of a doomed romance haunting an Oxford undergraduate's idyllic summer affair; a tragedy of hopeless love and murderous frustration is played out against the backdrop of a provincial repertory company; passion and hatred flower side by side in suburban back gardens. Angela Huth peoples her stories with elderly ladies living out extraordinary fantasy lives and betrayed wives wreaking subtle revenge, drawing out their secret disappointments and their dreams of glamour; she brings to this exquisite collection all the wry delicacy, subversive wit and keen eye for the drama of the quietest lives that characterise her acclaimed novels.

Harmony S Song And Other Stories

Author: Carl Wooton
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1984539582
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Twelve stories explore the stresses and strains inherent in youth coming of age, family dynamics, misplaced and unrequited love, the reserved strength in a marriage, a confrontation with death, and the constant awareness that there is never enough money. Ernest Ramblers family lives with the knowledge that Ernest senses that he must always be looking for or moving to a better job, which means they will be moving again soon. The stories place the characters in Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Arkansas, and Louisiana. None of the characters seems to find a sense of permanence in any one place. In Ramblers and Spinners, coming of age can mean a counting of losses. In A Wide Day, the death of a chicken reveals a mystery about time and life and death. Arrangements and Harmonys Song display how little one might know about another. There is a general sense that everything in life involves unending pursuits of security and love and that coming of age may well be a never-ending process.

The Education Of Santiago O Grady And Other Stories

Author: Michael J. Merry
Publisher: Palibrio
ISBN: 1463392532
Size: 28.48 MB
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This is a book of nine short stories and novellas. The title novella, The Education of Santiago O’Grady, tells the story of a young man who learns about life and the philatelic business working at his country’s posts and telegraphs. In The Major, an ex-military officer meets a former subordinate. A British Army corporal barters bullets for gold in A Few Won’t Do Any Harm, and in Very Professional, bank robbers use an unusual method to escape the police. A chaplain clashes with the colonel’s wife in The Chaplain, and Wrecked tells the story of two boys shipwrecked during a scuba outing. The Zone is a personal account of life in the Panama Canal Zone 1959/62. The Hand tells how a young man records the history of an indigenous people, and Across a Crowded Room tells of strangers meeting at an embassy reception.

Summer Storm And Other Stories

Author: Glenda Baker
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146532545X
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During the fi fteen years Glenda Baker was the publisher and editor-in-chief of NEWN, she read and critiqued hundreds of short stories. She also wrote many of her own. This volume contains twenty-two of Glendas storiesfrom short (21,000 words) to short-short (about 1,000 words) to flash fiction (52 words total) in which Glenda addresses subjects such as: After doing a favor for his boss, how does a man end up in an maze he cant find his way out of? What would happen if a contemporary kid created a golem? What secrets do three generations of women learn about each other while on a weekend trip to Cape Cod? How far will a passive-aggressive woman go if pushed to the limit?

Wondrak And Other Stories

Author: Stefan Zweig
Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 1906548587
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Compulsion, In the Snow and Wondrak all concern Zweig's strong anti-war feelings following the First World War. The artist Ferdinand, central figure of Compulsion, partly reflects Zweig's own experience. In The Snow tells of the plight of a group of Jews who freeze to death while trying to escape a medieval pogrom. In Wondrak, a woman, disfigured since birth, attempts to save her only child from being drafted into the military. In this newly available English translation the reader discovers the essential humanist preoccupations of the author of Amok and Twenty-four Hours in the Life of a Woman: his compassion towards human suffering, his horror of war and his faith in idealism, generosity, love values that can, in an instant, illuminate an entire existence.

Ladder In The Water And Other Stories

Author: Feroz Faisal Dawson
Publisher: Partridge Singapore
ISBN: 1482826496
Size: 34.80 MB
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Malaysian youth, just like others their age around the world, bond during carefree times, only to arrive at the cusp of adulthood to be confronted with weightier matters such as death, marriage, and politics. In his posthumous collection of short stories, Feroz Faisal Dawson shares nine tales that highlight an eclectic group of characters poised to face emotional starts and stops as a generation comes of age together and takes different paths in life. As a juvenile vandal expresses political dissidence, a young man on a trip to the market for his mother stops to listen to a political rant that proves his indifference. After a tragic car accident, all who are left behind grieve in different ways as they face the grim reality inside a coffin. On New Year's Eve, relationships begin to show signs of strain as honor, pride, love, and hate surround a celebration. Ladder in the Water and Other Stories offers an unforgettable glimpse into a generation of Malaysian youth as they grow up and bravely face all of life's challenges-each in their own remarkable way.