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Short Stories


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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Chocolate for Anne Frank (English)

By: Machiel van der Stelt; translated by Machiel van der Stelt

Anne and the others living in the secret annex in Amsterdam, are betrayed and on the fourth of August nineteen forty four arrested. The members are sent to different concentration camps. Anne and her older sister Margot end up in the Bergen Belsen Camp. Anne is expecting terrible circumstances but when she gets involved with SS guard Adolfo, her situation might change from despair to hope. In this tragic and disturbing story you will discover that inhumane and murderou...

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Branding van de Vrijheid (Dutch)

By: Machiel van der Stelt; translated by Machiel van der Stelt

Het is de derde eeuw voor Christus in het huidige Nederlandse gebied, twaalf jarig meisje Nehalennia is wanhopig op zoek naar haar vader, die wordt vermist na een handelsreis tussen Ganuenta en Gippeswic. Maar moeder heeft andere plannen, zij heeft een geheime deal gesloten met hun stamhoofd, die Nehalennia in een ongewenste situatie zal dwingen. Er is maar een keuze voor Nehalennia om haar doel te bereiken, en dat is om een groot offer te brengen. In deze histor...

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Surf of Liberty (English)

By: Machiel van der Stelt; translated by Machiel van der Stelt

It is the third century BC in the area we currently call the Netherlands, twelve year old girl Nehalennia wants to desperately look for her father, who is missing after a trade voyage between Ganuenta and Gippeswic. But Mother has other plans, she made a secret deal with their tribe leader, which will force Nehalennia in an undesirable situation. There is only one choice for Nehalennia to reach her goal, and that is to make a great sacrifice. In this historical tr...

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ΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΑ ΙΤΑΛΙΚΑ ΔΙΗΓΗΜΑΤΑ

By: ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΙΔΗΣ, Translator

Συλλογή δεκατριών σύγχρονων ιταλικών διηγημάτων διαφόρων συγγραφέων. It's a collection of thirteen modern italian short stories written by various authors.

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The Garden of Branching Paths

By: Jorge Luis Borges; Norman Thomas di Giovanni, Translator

An author who frequently played with the borders of his own identity, Borges loved to create works in collaboration with others. One of his longtime companions in this literary game of exquisite corpse was Norman Thomas Di Giovanni, who translated this edition of El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan. They worked together on English editions of much of Borges’ fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, all of which was signed by both authors together as a collaborative effort. Bo...

The writing of vast books - setting out in five hundred pages an idea which could be perfectly expressed orally in a few minutes - is an exhausting and impoverishing piece of extravagance. Far better to pretend that such books already exist and to provide them with a summary or commentary. This is what Carlyle did in Sartor Resartus and Butler in The Fair Haven, works that have the imperfection of also being books and no less tautological than any others. More rational, ...

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Kites Rise Against the Wind

By: Premjith Prabhakaran

Kites rise against the wind is a short novel by Premji... The story is set in Surat city of India...

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Detour : A short story

By: Azure James

In the post-Civil War period, our hero Matthew Wilson, during a trip to see his partner in New Orleans, finds himself stranded in the deadly uncharted swamp with no tools or help. On his journey back to civilization, he encounters a deranged domestic prisoner and his wife, deadly wildlife, and many other threats.

The driver cleared his throat. “They take fifteen minutes to get there us half the time. J.S Peterson Carriage has a commitment to quality that never ends.” Although he had just commenced his job, he already had the tired, repetitive tone of someone who had repeated that phrase innumerable times. To the couple's surprise, the horses quickly lurched into a dark underworld of a street. Untamed mosses and vines swallowed up the dilapidated, vacant houses, which bore sign...

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Shipwreck : A Case Study

By: Miroslava Odalović

This is a story about the man who calls himself Shipwreck. He epitomizes the spirit of the poet Flavio Eborenze Didako Piro whose grave was dragged into the sea after the earthquake in the town of Herceg-Novi (Montenegro) in 1667.This historical event is rendered into a journey of the soul in order to find ultimate peace.

Perhaps the sky above is nothing but a piece of sail left to us to be seen from a giant ship that sails beyond. To our eyes it stretches from one horizon boundary to another. If this is so, there isn’t enough sky. I’d love to ask for more. Or, perhaps, Shipwreck already told me more than I could know.

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The Club

By: Vibhu Tewary

When they all met that evening, it was clear that they all were happy that the three were finally able to go on this trip together and Misha was with them as well. Varun said "Hey, so shall we take an account of what all we will need for the trip?" "Sure." Ankit said.

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The Bride of Frank Stein

By: Ewan Lillicii

Agent Frank Nicola Stein works for the Department of Energetic Intelligence as an undercover investigator that spies on miracles of periodic occurrence - The Garden of Eden. Join Agent Stein as he snoops on the rise of the most brilliant people in the world. Then watch as his own life takes a turn down a path of depression that stirs up a Rapture of successful mistakes.

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Taakenham ja muita kertomuksia

By: Ilon Pulver

Kertomuksia arkipäivän outoudesta ja muistojen hauraudesta.

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Eternal Grief

By: Marcelo Hipolito; Marcelo Machado

From the vastness of outer space to the streets of contemporary America, tales of fantasy, suspense, science fiction and horror, written for intelligent people who seek out strong emotions for both the mind and soul. With “Eternal Grief”, nominated for Best Short Story of 2003 by the Preditors & Editors Readers´ Poll.

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Glare

By: Harold Wulffinden

Be advised: work contains very strong language and scenes of a sexually explicit and violent content. Recommended minimum age of 18 years

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10 Ways to Win the Job 2015

By: LiveCareer Ltd, Editor

LiveCareer wants to help make this the year you land the job you want. Our eBook is packed with helpful hints and expert tips that can give you the edge you need to succeed in 2015!

How to impress employers, get hired faster and make more money

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Short Story Mixture

By: Don Fern

The stories: Stories up to 2500 words in length. Some are a bit tense; some are amusing, some border on nonsense. Some are science fiction. Some are on the scary side. The poems: Poems are descriptive of the change of seasons. Are written in stanza form and have the elements of rhyme and rhythm in them.

After the story, I thought of it as something to scare the younger kids. During the evening I went around to the food table and took as much candy as I could. Of course I never let anyone see me and always left some, as mom had taught me to do.

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A Matter of Angels : Slightly subversive survival stories

By: Nyla Nox

'The Virgin Mary had more lines but I had the better costume.' After the Christmas play was announced, I had been dreaming all autumn of the Virgin Mary and the essence of femininity that I knew the role possessed if I could only get it. No longer would I have to pull on pants, hide my hair, swagger around with plastic swords or sit in a chair uttering the mild regrets of middle age. No, for once I would be the centre of delight and attention, with a husband, a donkey ...

At first I had been upset. I was the best actress in class, not just by my own assessment but also as overheard several times in comments from my teacher. So when the roles were handed out, I was stunned. The lead went to a class mate who had never shown a special interest in the theatre. I looked at her. She smiled and acknowledged the privilege, her blonde hair shimmering in the late morning winter sunlight that fell through the class room windows. Was it my hair? The...

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At Sea

By: T. Bakare

At Sea is a series of short stories set in London (mainly East) with a wide array of characters, some of whom were born in London, some are visiting and some can't leave. From the struggling Glaswegian artist who boards the train to his ex-girlfriends birthday party in the country to the young mother who can't leave her past behind her and the devout, Nigerian, churchgoer who cleans her place of worship with conviction and everything in between, At Sea casts characte...

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The Education of Henry Appel and other stories

By: R. Joiner

Designed for the discriminating reader who expects a good story, good characters, and above all an aesthetic experience. It's in the language, you know? Contact me at R1234J@hotmail.com

There goes Le Roi de Soliel rolling down the hill. Like Roy always says: the first thing you do when you open one of these gallon jugs is toss the cap away. Now, he’s tumbling down a dirt path in the Presidio with the lights of The City winking behind and the GGB, a waterfront hack’s “golden”, glistening through the light fog and beckoning dead ahead. Michigan Bob gets to Roy first to make sure the wine is intact, both of them laughing and coughing, a couple of lunatics ...

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black & Blue Devils : Volume I

By: Bōman Eidyll

These are short stories, written with minimal editing to preserve the visceral structure; Most of the stories are composed to be read and experienced in the way that dreams might present themselves.

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L'appartement : (nouvelle): (nouvelle)

By: Claude SIMON

Avez-vous été jamais pris dans une dimension déformée de l’espace-temps ? Si c’est le cas, cette histoire vous rappellera peut-être des souvenirs lointains. Sinon, vous serez au moins prévenu et armé pour affronter une telle expérience. Mais attention : si vous tentez de sortir de cette situation grâce à votre raisonnement rationnel, préparez-vous à des moments difficiles à vivre.

Lorsqu’il atteignit l’immeuble, personne ne l’attendait. Le soleil de l’après-midi brûlait la rue, mais heureusement l’entrée se trouvait du côté ombragé. Il poussa un soupir de soulagement en s’asseyant sur les marches en pierre fraîches du seuil. Il devait rencontrer quelqu’un ici, mais la chaleur et la marche dans les rues poussiéreuses avaient embrouillé son esprit et sa mémoire. Avec un peu de chance, ce repos à l’ombre l’aiderait à recouvrer ses sens. Il ...

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