Short Stories

Download E-books The Hemingway Hoax - Hugo and Nebula Winning Novella PDF

By Joe Haldeman

The Hemingway Hoax is a Hugo- and Nebula-winning novella that weaves an complex plot of a pretend Hemingway manuscript with time commute, a number of universes, and the aptitude destruction of the omniverse itself.

Hemingway’s first spouse, Hadley, misplaced a bag containing the manuscript of his first novel on a Parisian teach. In 1996, John Baird, a popular Hemingway student, comes to a decision to take advantage of that loss to account for a faux manuscript he creates.

Little does Baird suspect that his try and move off the forgery as a recovered Hemingway manuscript will take him on a trip related to parallel universes and time trip. For Hemingway’s attractiveness is intricately associated with the destiny of a number of worlds within the omniverse and any try to switch that may have disastrous outcomes.

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Download E-books The Warlizard Chronicles: Adventures with Vodka, Women, & War PDF

By Warlizard

My new fiancée Betty and that i have been sitting at the sofa, staring at the Westminster Kennel membership puppy exhibit whilst she seemed over at me and casually stated, "My first orgasm got here from a dog."

As I sat there surprised, attempting to keep an eye on my reactions and acquire myself, I had instant thoughts:

1. Now i do know why my puppy likes her better.
2. I want this have been the worst factor she'd ever informed me.

And so starts the descent into the loopy unbelievable international of Warlizard, a typical man with an excellent lifestyles. with out excuses and no apologies, Warlizard lives his lifestyles through one basic rule - "If chance knocks, resolution the door." Gulf battle Veteran, womanizer and serial troublemaker, occasionally he wins, occasionally he loses, yet his tales are outlandish, severe, fast paced and humorous as hell. 

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Download E-books Regina Puckett's Short Tales of Horror PDF

By Regina Puckett

Mine- an evening of ghost searching with a lovely coworker becomes a dangerous video game of cat and mouse with an evil spirit. Can whatever store them whilst the spirit makes a decision they belong to him? Crying via Plastic Eyes-A messy divorce, a room full of creepy dolls, and a lacking six-year-old all create the suitable hurricane for a tender mother’s worse nightmare. Will paintings for nutrition- you spot them far and wide begging for funds or meals. while an older couple comes to a decision to lend a aiding hand to a tender guy and his son, anyone will get greater than they discount for. Pieces-A battered girl confesses to the mutilation and loss of life of her husband, yet did she relatively dedicate this heinous crime? Paying the Hitchhiker-You see a gorgeous younger lady at the facet of the line together with her thumb out, soliciting for a trip. Who could be the main afraid: the hitchhiker or the individual deciding on her up? Inheritance-A confession from Accalia’s grandmother a few curse and an inheritance are only the prologue to seven days of anguish via a residing hell.

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Download E-books Ray Bradbury Stories Volume 1: v. 1 PDF

By Ray Bradbury

One hundred vintage tales from the distinguished writer of Fahrenheit 451.

In this, the 1st quantity of Ray Bradbury's brief tales, a few of the author's best works are released jointly, between them ‘Homecoming’, ‘Veldt’, ‘A Sound of Thunder’ and ‘The lengthy Rain’.

Join an ill-fated team of astronauts driven to the threshold of madness via the incessant and hugely corrosive rain on Venus, a high-tech digital truth playroom that involves lifestyles with bad outcomes, and a safari corporation providing excursions for the rich again in time to the prehistoric period to stalk and kill dinosaurs, leading to the current they go back to being irrevocably altered.

This assortment is a unprecedented treasure trove of ask yourself; as nervous approximately know-how and the destiny of humanity because it is elegiaic of its irrepressible development. each one tale provides an enlightening and poetic side of Bradbury’s writing, each as correct now as whilst it used to be first written.

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Download E-books PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2011: The Best Stories of the Year PDF

The PEN/O. Henry Prize tales 2011 contains twenty unforgettable tales chosen from hundreds and hundreds of literary magazines. The profitable stories happen in such far-flung locales as Madagascar, Nantucket, a Midwestern meth lab, Antarctica, and a post-apocalyptic England, and have a desirable array of characters: getting older jazzmen, avalanche researchers, a South African wild baby, and a mute actor in silent motion pictures. additionally incorporated are essays from the eminent jurors on their favourite tales, observations from the winners on what encouraged them, and an in depth source checklist of magazines.
 
Your destiny Hurtles Down at You
Jim Shepard
 
Diary of an enticing Year
Helen Simpson
 
Melinda
Judy Doenges
 
Nightblooming
Kenneth Calhoun
 
The recovery of the Villa the place Tibor Kálmán as soon as Lived
Tamas Dobozy
 
Ice
Lily Tuck
 
How to depart Hialeah
Jennine Capó Crucet
 
The Junction
David Means
 
Pole, Pole
Susan Minot
 
Alamo Plaza
Brad Watson
 
The Black sq.
Chris Adrian
 
Nothing of Consequence
Jane Delury
 
The ideas Are the Rules
Adam Foulds
 
The Vanishing American
Leslie Parry
 
Crossing
Mark Slouka
 
Bed Death
Lori Ostlund
 
Windeye
Brian Evenson
 
Sunshine
Lynn Freed
 
Never Come Back
Elizabeth Tallent
 
Something You Can’t stay Without
Matthew Neill Null
 
For writer interviews, images, and more,  visit www.ohenryprizestories.com 
 
A component to the proceeds from this booklet will visit aid the PEN Readers & Writers Literary Outreach Program.
 

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Download E-books The Water Museum: Stories PDF

NAMED awesome e-book OF THE 12 months by means of Washington Post, most sensible BOOKS OF THE yr: Kirkus Reviews, NPR, Men's Journal

A new brief tale assortment from Luis Alberto Urrea, bestselling writer of The Hummingbird's Daughter and The Devil's Highway.

From one among America's preeminent literary voices comes a brand new tale assortment that proves once more why the writing of Luis Alberto Urrea has been known as "wickedly reliable" (Kansas urban Star), "cinematic and charged" (Cleveland undeniable Dealer), and "studded with delights" (Chicago Tribune). interpreting the borders among one country and one other, among one individual and one other, Urrea unearths his mastery of the fast shape. This assortment comprises the Edgar-award profitable "Amapola" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses," which had the distinction of being selected for NPR's "Selected Shorts" now not as soon as yet two times.

Suffused with wanderlust, compassion, and no small quantity of rock and roll, THE WATER MUSEUM is a set that confirms Luis Alberto Urrea as an American grasp.

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Download E-books The Transition of H. P. Lovecraft: The Road to Madness PDF

By H. P. Lovecraft

Some of the most influential practitioners of yankee horror, H.P. Lovecraft encouraged the paintings of Stephen King, Anne Rice, and Clive Barker. As he perfected his mastery of the macabre, his works built from seminal fragments into said masterpieces of terror. This quantity strains his chilling profession and includes:

IMPRISONED WITH THE PHARAOHS--Houdini seeks to bare the demons that inhabit the Egyptian night.
AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS--An unsuspecting excursion uncovers a urban of untold terror, buried underneath an Antarctic wasteland.

Plus, for the 1st time in any Del Rey edition:

HERBERT WEST: REANIMATOR--Mad experiments yield hideous ends up in this, the muse for the cult movie Re-Animator.
COOL AIR--An icy condominium hides secrets and techniques no guy dares unlock.
THE poor previous MAN--The intruders search a fortune yet locate simply death!

AND TWENTY-FOUR extra BLOOD-CHILLING TALES

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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Download E-books The John Varley Reader PDF

By John Varley

From the instant John Varley burst onto the scene in 1974, his brief fiction was once like not anything someone else was once writing. His tales received each award the technological know-how fiction box needed to provide, repeatedly over. His first assortment, The endurance of Vision, released in 1978, used to be crucial choice of the last decade, and altered what lovers might come to anticipate from technological know-how fiction.

Now, The John Varley Reader gathers his most sensible tales, many out of print for years. this can be the quantity no Varley fan-or technology fiction reader-can do with out.

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Download E-books Jump, Didi!: A Collection of Short Stories set in India PDF

By Sharath Komarraju

- Why might you will have your sister to leap off a height?
- What could you do should you walked right into a track store and met a touch elderly model of yourself?
- How satisfied could you be in a wedding prepared for you via a machine?
- What if books have been not anything greater than diabolical tools out to catch your soul?
- How simply is justice, really?

These are a few of the questions you'll find solutions to if you open this e-book. As you switch the pages, the folk in them will bounce out. they'll sit down through you, they're going to smile at you, they're going to drink the phrases with you.

Written in easy, evocative kind, this selection of tales provides you with a wealthy, immersive event, one who each reader craves.

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