Category: Short Stories

  • Angels of Darkness

    By Ilona Andrews, Nalini Singh, Meljean Brook, Sharon Shinn

    Stories of alpha angels...from 4 alpha authors.

    They start in the course of the evening, unearthly creatures of legends and lore. 4 masters of city delusion and paranormal romance discover the rapture of the heavens above, and the darkness under in 4 all-new tales of angels and guardians, and solid and evil.
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  • Cold Hand in Mine

    By Robert Aickman

    Cold Hand in Mine was once first released within the U.K. in 1975 and within the U.S. in 1977. the tale 'Pages from a tender Girl's magazine' received the Aickman international fable Award in 1975. It used to be initially released in The journal of delusion & technology Fiction in 1973 prior to showing during this collection.

    Cold Hand in Mine stands as one in all Aickman's most sensible collections and includes 8 tales that sing their own praises his powers as a 'strange tale' author to the whole, being extra ambiguous than general ghost tales. during the tales the reader is brought to quite a few characters, from a guy who spends the evening in a Hospice to a German aristocrat and a girl who sees an photograph of her personal soul. there's additionally a nod to the traditional vampire tale ('Pages from a tender Girl's Journal') yet the entire tales stay unconventional and inconclusive, which probably makes all of them the extra startling and intriguing.
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  • Art in Nature

    By Tove Jansson

    An aged caretaker at a wide open air exhibition, referred to as artwork in Nature, reveals couple have lingered directly to bicker in regards to the worth of an image; he has a shocking advice that may get to the bottom of either their row and his personal ambivalence concerning the paintings industry. A draughtsman's obsession with drawing locomotives offers a depressing twist to a love tale. A cartoonist takes over the paintings of a colleague who has suffered a worried breakdown purely to find that his personal sanity is at risk. In those witty, sharp, frequently disquieting tales, Tove Jansson unearths the fault-lines in our dating with paintings, either as artists and as shoppers. Obsession, ambition, and the discouragement of critics are all introduced into concentration in those clever and cautionary stories. Translated into English for the 1st time through Thomas Teal.
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  • The Girl in the Flammable Skirt: Stories

    By Aimee Bender

    A grief-stricken librarian makes a decision to have intercourse with each guy who enters her library. A half-mad, unbearably appealing heiress follows an odd guy domestic, looking overall sexual abandon: He purely desires to watch video game indicates. a girl falls in love with a hunchback; while his deformity seems to be a prosthesis, she leaves him. A spouse whose husband has simply again from the battle struggles with the heartrending query: Can she nonetheless love a guy who has no lips?

    Aimee Bender's tales painting an international twisted on its axis, a spot of unconvention that resembles not anything a lot as genuine lifestyles, in all its ugly, attractive glory. From the 1st line of every story she shall we us be aware of she is telling a narrative, however the ethical isn't rather what we predict. Bender's prose is wonderful: musical and colloquial, inimitable and heartrending.

    Here are tales of fellows and ladies whose lives are shaped--and occasionally twisted--by the ability of amazing wants, erotic and another way. The woman within the Flammable Skirt is the debut of a huge American author.
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  • The Red One

    There it used to be! The abrupt liberation of sound! As he timed it along with his watch, Bassett likened it to the trump of an archangel. partitions of towns, he contemplated, may good give way sooner than so monstrous and compelling a summons. For the thousandth time vainly he attempted to examine the tone-quality of that large peal that ruled the land some distance into the strong-holds of the encompassing tribes. The mountain gorge which was once its resource rang to the emerging tide of it until eventually it brimmed over and flooded earth and sky and air. With the wantonness of a unwell man's fancy, he likened it to the powerful cry of a few Titan of the Elder international vexed with distress or wrath. better and better it arose, difficult and important in such profounds of quantity that it appeared meant for ears past the slim confines of the sun process. there has been in it, too, the clamour of protest in that there have been no ears to listen to and understand its utterance.

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  • Another Chance to Get It Right HC (2016 Edition)

    Darkish Horse is proud to provide a twenty fifth anniversary version of Another probability To Get It Right, the acclaimed and groundbreaking selection of brief tales, poetry, and allegory by way of Andrew Vachss, some of the most robust voices within the box of kid defense. This paintings is an illumination of the realities of kid abuse, juvenile violence . . . and tribute to the ability of mind's eye. It contains a line-up of award successful artists, together with Geof Darrow, Paul Chadwick, Frank Caruso, Dave Gibbons, and Tim Bradstreet, in addition to all-new fabric plus a powerful (and collectible) new hide by way of Geof Darrow.

    People journal says, "Another probability is Dr. Seuss dressed up as a Scorsese motion picture, one other on-target hit by means of an writer who has made kids his basic concern."

    Another probability To Get It correct offers a different examine the potential for parenting, as a lot inspirational because it is educational, either a blessing and a caution for us all.
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  • Our Kind: A Novel in Stories

    By Kate Walbert

    From the award-winning writer of The Gardens of Kyoto comes this witty and incisive novel concerning the lives and attitudes of a gaggle of women—once country-club housewives; at the present time divorced, self reliant, and breaking the rules.

    In Our Kind, Kate Walbert masterfully conveys the goals and fact of a bunch of girls who got here into the fast rush of maturity, marriage, and child-bearing throughout the Fifties. Narrating from the center of ten partners, Walbert subtly depicts the entire anger, sadness, vulnerability, and delight of her characters: "Years in the past we have been led down the primrose lane, then deserted someplace close to the carp pond."

    Now by myself, with their very own daughters grown, they're eventually free—and able to take cost: from staging an intervention for town deity to protesting the slaughter of the rustic club's fairway ducks, to dialing former fanatics within the lifeless of night.

    Walbert's writing is quick-witted and wry, similar to her characters, but in addition, in its cumulative impact, relocating and unhappy. Our style is an excellent, thought-provoking novel that opens a window into the realm of a iteration and sophistication of ladies stuck in a cultural limbo.
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  • The Embroidered Shoes: Stories

    A chain of brief tales good points such offbeat characters as a doctor-detective-warrior who sleeps like a hippo in a cistern and a homicidal maniac housewife whose husband leads to the health center with a abdominal choked with needles."
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  • Nightmares & Dreamscapes

    By Stephen King


    New to Pocket Books’ Stephen King backlist—the brief tale assortment containing the tale "Dolan’s Cadillac," quickly to be published as a characteristic movie starring Christian Slater and Wes Bentley.

    With a variety of unforgettable videos in keeping with his brief stories—including Shawshank Redemption, 1408, and The eco-friendly Mile—readers can be extremely joyful to rediscover this vintage assortment, additionally published as a tv mini-series and on DVD. that includes twenty brief horror tales, a tv script, an essay, and a poem, Nightmares and Dreamscapes contains specified and chilling plots together with every little thing from useless rock famous person zombies to evil toys looking murderous revenge. it will likely be valuable by way of King fanatics new and old.
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  • A Fistful of Fig Newtons

    By Jean Shepherd

    From the wild and wacky international of a favourite funnyman, a dozen truer-than-life stories of tailgating at the Jersey Tumpike, infuriating babies, and different daily catastrophes, defeats, and humiliations which are the conventional destiny of usa citizens in every single place.
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