It's time for short stories! (19 Bücher)

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People have less and less time for reading, so the time for short stories is coming. Here is our selection of the fast reading for people in a hurry.

 

Lively Custard

von Michael Graeme

Rogue trees are popping up all over the little town of Frinton-cum-Hardy and the residents have begun speaking in metaphors so mixed and mangled, poor Armitage, connoisseur of all things bookish, finds he no...

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Love is a Perfect Place

von Michael Graeme

A short story by Michael Graeme - a twenty minute read: He scooped some water up and drank. It astonished him. It tasted like he imagined the most perfect water should taste, but it was a sensation spoiled by...

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von O. Henry

A collection of 16 short stories.

Other Sides: 12 Webfiction Tales

von Ergofiction

The advent of digital publishing has seen the rise of a new breed of writers: independent, experimental and unfettered by convention. This brand new anthology features a small sampling of these very writers,...

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Password Incorrect

von Nick Name

25 short, sometimes funny and sometimes mean stories ideal to rediscover the joy of reading a book as shiny and beautiful as a brand new cell phone. A look from a distance at the absurdity of our present day...

Single: Two Stories

von Jim Hanas

"Single" contains two previously published short stories: "Miss Tennessee" and "The Cryerer," which first appeared in The Land-Grant College Review and One Story, respectively. Both appear in "Why They Cried,"...

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Stories for Parents, Children and Grandchildren - Volume 1

von Paulo Coelho

“Stories for Parents, Children and Grandchildren” is a stroll through the universal traditions and legends, lulled by the unforgettable magic words “Once upon a time…” This book by Paulo Coelho contains...

Stories for Parents, Children and Grandchildren - Volume 2

von Paulo Coelho

“Stories for Parents, Children and Grandchildren” is a stroll through the universal traditions and legends, lulled by the unforgettable magic words “Once upon a time…” This book by Paulo Coelho contains...

The $30,000 Bequest and other short stories

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes #9

von Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his famous detective and illustrated by Sidney Paget. These are the first of the Sherlock Holmes short...

The Ant King and Other Stories

von Benjamin Rosenbaum

A dazzling, postmodern debut collection of pulp and surreal fictions: a writer of alternate histories defends his patron’s zeppelin against assassins and pirates; a woman transforms into hundreds of gumballs;...

The Awakening & Other Short Stories

von Kate Chopin

The Awakening shocked turn-of-the-century readers with its forthright treatment of sex and suicide. Departing from literary convention, Kate Chopin failed to condemn her heroine's desire for an affair with the...

The Baum Plan for Financial Independence and Other Stories

von John Kessel

An ex-con finds himself falling, once more, under a seductive, amoral woman's spell. A hidden door in a summer house leads to a land of plenty. An inventor's life converges with the pulp fiction he reads. In...

The Choices

von Michael Graeme

A fifteen minute read: I am sitting here in the lounge-bar of the McKinley Arms Hotel, by the shores of Loch Lomond, and I am staring out into the twilight at my choices. I have been this way before many times...

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

von Francis Scott Fitzgerald

This story was inspired by a remark of Mark Twain's to the effect that it was a pity that the best part of life came at the beginning and the worst part at the end. By trying the experiment upon only one man...

The Enigma that was Carla Sinclair

von Michael Graeme

I was not completely unhinged. She was just a computer program, a crude simulation - at best a never ending animated cartoon with only one character and no story line. But she was "something",... She was a hobby...

The Man Who Could Not Forget

von Michael Graeme

I have a problem with my memory. It isn't that it ever fails me - quite the opposite in fact. Indeed, my recall of events from all but the earliest years of my life is truly photographic, so there was little...

The Way of the Bow

von Paulo Coelho

“The Way of the Bow” relates the story of Tetsuya, the best archer of the country, who conveys his teachings to a boy in his village. Using the metaphor of archery the author leads us through several essential...

World Weary Avengers

von Tom Lichtenberg

The good folks at World Weary Avengers Incorporated had a simple idea - changing the world for the better merely by talking loudly in public. Seemed simple enough, but even with the help of the most sophisticated...

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