Category: Short Stories

Download Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation by Adam Resnick PDF

By Adam Resnick

Adam Resnick, an Emmy Award-winning author for NBC’s past due evening with David Letterman, has spent his whole lifestyles attempting to keep away from interplay with humans. whereas courageously admitting to being “euphorically antisocial” and “sick within the head,” he permits us to plunge even deeper into his psyche during this unabashedly uproarious memoir-in-essays the place we become aware of Resnick’s dedicated indifference to kinfolk, acquaintances, strangers, and the realm at huge. His brain formed by means of such touchstone occasions as a hectic Easter egg hunt while he used to be six (which solidified his hatred of events) and overwrought via obsessions, together with one with a plastic procuring bag (which solidified his hatred for change), he refuses to be confused through chores like uncomplicated social legal responsibility and private progress, dwelling as a substitute by means of his personal steadfast rule: “I refuse to do whatever I don’t are looking to do.”

Cut from the same (if a little bit stranger) textile as Albert Brooks or Louis C.K., Resnick is the loopy, depressing bastard you can’t support rooting for, and the bright won't Attend showcases this professional comedy author at his overtly hilarious top.

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Download The Matisse Stories by A. S. Byatt PDF

By A. S. Byatt

Those 3 tales have a good time the attention at the same time they demonstrate its unforeseen proximity to the center. For if each one of A.S. Byatt's narratives is indirectly encouraged through a portray of Henri Matisse, each one can be concerning the intimate connection among seeing and feeling--about the ways that a look we intended to be informal might without warning name forth the private reserves of our being. fantastically written, intensely saw, The Matisse Stories is fiction of spellbinding authority.

"Full of enjoyment and humor...The Matisse Stories is studded with brilliantly apt photos and an exceptional experience for subtleties of dialog and emotion."--San Francisco Chronicle

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Download Bright Shards of Someplace Else by Monica McFawn PDF

By Monica McFawn

Within the 11 kaleidoscopic tales that make up vibrant Shards of some other place, Monica McFawn lines the combustive, hilarious, and profound results that happen while humans misinterpret the minds of others. The characters—an array of artists, scientists, songwriters, nannies, horse running shoes, and poets—often try and pin down another's perspective, merely to discover that their very own worldview is way from fixed.

The characters in McFawn's tales lengthy for and worry the encroachment of others. a tender boy reduces his nanny's mobile invoice with a decision, then convinces her he can remedy her different difficulties. a guy who works at a butterfly-release enterprise turns into dangerously enthusiastic about fixing a recognized mathematical facts. A poetry professor reveals himself entangled within the research of a murdered pupil. within the ultimate tale, an getting older lyricist reconnects with a popular singer to put in writing an album within the Appalachian Mountains, in simple terms to be interrupted through the looks of his drug-addicted son and a legendary tale of recovery.

by means of turns exuberant and philosophically adroit, brilliant Shards of some place else reminds us of either the bounds of empathy and its absolute necessity. Our misreadings of others might be unavoidable, yet they themselves may be issues of attractiveness, attraction, and connection.

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Download The Wars of Heaven by Richard Currey PDF

By Richard Currey

The lives of the operating category in West Virginia—a educate engineer, an epileptic, coal miners and outlaws, the delicate and dispossessed—are explored during this robust but delicate choice of six brief tales and a novella. They depict an remoted global of worry, human patience, and hard-won dignity and are a lyrical rendering of occasions and areas now principally gone—but the stirring readability of individuals and panorama can persist within the reader's mind's eye.

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Download Charmed Destinies by Mercedes Lackey, Catherine Asaro, Rachel Lee PDF

By Mercedes Lackey, Catherine Asaro, Rachel Lee

3 vintage tales of undying love and tantalizing fantasy...

Counting Crows via big apple instances bestselling writer Mercedes Lackey

In woman Gwynnhwyfar's darkish, lonely courtroom, her purely best friend used to be noble Sir Atremus, a warrior prepared to struggle for her honor. yet could her strong spell seize his heart-- or tumble the dominion into chaos?

Drusilla's Dream by way of united states at the present time bestselling writer Rachel Lee

Every evening Drusilla Morgan dreamed of brave and good-looking Miles Kennedy. Their quest: to conflict evil and locate real love. but whilst the solar rose, may Drusilla's fable guy turn into a reality?

Moonglow through Nebula Award-winning writer Catherine Asaro

In an international the place kings married for magic, Iris Larkspur used to be required to wed the prince--despite the spell that stored him deaf, mute and blind. therapeutic her bridegroom might take an influence more than any she'd ever known--one simply bonded hearts may provide!

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Download Cuentos de sutura: Noticias by Ramón Martínez PDF

By Ramón Martínez

Cuentos de suturaes un libro atípico y brillante

Una excepcional radiografía de lo más sórdido y florido de nuestros muchos síndromes. Escrito con el pulso firme de un cirujano y el sentido del humor de un anestesista, las siete historias que conforman este libro ahondan en lo peor de los angeles condición humana con extraordinaria mala leche y afiladísima pluma. Las soberbias ilustraciones de Judas Arrieta que acompañan a los relatos son obra de un artista de gran sensibilidad y poderosa pegada que ha sabido trasladar al papel con cariño y puntería el meollo de las historias.

Siete noticias, cada una tan desafiante como l. a. otra, para descubrir los aspetos más sombros del ser humano

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Que el señor Somoza es un caballero de continente inalterable, exquisitos modales y ethical intachable es evidente; y que en el carácter del señor Riesco destacan su afable semblante, su humor astuto y su discreta prudencia no lo duda nadie. Pero ahora, el señor Somoza, en un rapto alucinado y sin venir a cuento, le acaba de meter un dedo en el ojo al señor Riesco, que está sentado a su lado. Éste se ha sorprendido bastante, por lo inopinado de l. a. agresión, supongo, se ha llevado l. a. servilleta a los angeles cara y se ha ido directamente al cuarto de baño. El señor Somoza se ha soplado las puntas de los dedos y los ha frotado delicadamente contra los angeles solapa.

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Download Big Cats: Stories by Holiday Reinhorn PDF

By Holiday Reinhorn

Big Cats opens with "Charlotte," during which a tender lady with a damaged pelvis spies on her voluptuous neighbor in the course of an extended, sizzling summer time evening, atmosphere the tone of irrepressible interest and craving that's obvious in the course of the assortment.

In "Get clear of Me, David," a financial institution supervisor attempts to beat his haunted prior as he offers with the aftermath of a minor earthquake and the physique of a shopper who died within the foyer. Big Cats pits teenage ladies 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 Between the Dark and the Daylight by Richard Marsh PDF

By Richard Marsh

Hailed by means of a few fanatics because the Stephen King of the early 20th century, Richard Marsh produced a prodigious physique of labor within the horror, secret, and supernatural genres sooner than turning to action-adventure later in lifestyles. the gathering among the darkish and the sunlight brings jointly a few of Marsh's top paintings, starting from mysteries to romances and extra.

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Download You're an Animal, Viskovitz! by Alessandro Boffa PDF

By Alessandro Boffa

During this wickedly hilarious selection of fables, Alessandro Boffa introduces us to Viskovitz and his endless look for his real love, Ljuba. As he modifies from a lovelorn lion to a jealous finch, from a harassed dung beetle to an enlightened police puppy, Viskovitz embraces his metamorphoses with wry humor and an often painful experience of self.

As an ant, Viskovitz fights his method to the pinnacle the place his egotism calls at the colony to create a monument to his greatness out of a bit of bread. As a sponge, he's horrified through the inbreeding in his family--"I'm my very own mother-in-law!!!"--and yearns for a transformation in present so he can mate with Ljuba, who lies downstream. As a mantis, he asks his mom what his father was once like, in basic terms to listen to, "Crunchy. a piece salty. excessive in fiber." regrettably, while he meets Ljuba almost immediately thereafter, he follows his father's destiny. And as a scorpion, his uncontrollably lethal potency meets its fit in Ljuba and reveals "no method to get away this insupportable, sinister happiness."

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