Short Stories

Story of Your Life

Dr. Louise Banks is enlisted by the military to communicate with a race of aliens, after they initiate first contact with humanity. The story revolves around Banks, woven through with remembrances of her daughter. This short story is the basis for the 2016 feature film Arrival.

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Loteria

The Mexican board game of Lotería is a game of chance. It is similar to our American bingo.

However, in Loteria instead of matching up numbers on a game board, players match up images. There are 54 cards in the Lotería game, and for this short story collection you will find one unique stor...

There's Something About Mac

After graduation from Neptune High, Cindy "Mac" Mackenzie reconnects with the Mother she was separated with at birth.

When her younger biological sister goes missing from a summer college prep camp, Mac's called in to lend a hand in order to track down Lauren Sinclair.

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Shooting Monkeys in a Barrel: Ten Twisted Tales

From the author of Breathers, Fated, and Lucky Bastard comes a collection of ten dark and humorous tales about extraterrestrial sex toys, a family of luck poachers, a group of professional guinea pigs, the immortal personifications of the Seven Deadly Sins, and a zombie gigolo. Just to name a few...

Rey: Esclava Virgen y Prometida del Señor del Crimen (Novela de Romance y Erótica)

Nueva York me pertenece.

Todo lo que ves es mío. Aunque no conozcas mi nombre. Soy el señor del crimen. El millonario más rico. Reysiel. Rey para los súbditos. Siel para los amigos. Leah vino a mí. Voluntariamente. No tenía porqué ayudarla. Pero lo hice. Lo arreglé todo. Las deudas de jueg...

The Kept Woman and Other Stories

”I feel a woman is most attractive when she surrenders to her man. She is incomplete without a man,” averred Kamala Das shortly before her death in May, 2009. One of the most controversial and celebrated Indian authors, she combined in her writings rare honesty and sensitivity, provocation and po...

All These Lonely People

Even with a huge problem to worry about, Father McKenzie still manages to see the good in everyone.

His job is made more difficult by his nosy housekeeper and the gossips from the shop down the road. Will they succeed in spoiling things, or will Father McKenzie's advice win the day? This c...

The Sadness of Beautiful Things: Stories

An exquisite new collection of short stories from award-winning author Simon Van Booy. Over the past decade, Simon Van Booy has been listening to people's stories. With these personal accounts as a starting point, he has crafted a powerful collection of short fiction that takes readers into the i...

The Accident

Two people - One accident - Their lives change forever.

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Sons of Nowhere: Leviathan

When a sea monster of unprecedented size is sighted off the coast of California, the Ophion Foundation deploys its Director of Cryptozoology, Gedeon Vassago, to verify the wild claims. The simple task of observation becomes a life-and-death struggle when the massive creature turns its attention o...

Real Conversations with Imaginary Friends

E.

E. King delivers a collection of short stories that are original, funny and always thought provoking. From a hilarious tale of an animal activist that can't get anything right to a man tasked with writing a guidebook for heaven. These tales will delight you. Ray Bradbury, author of Fahre...

Micro Fiction: An Anthology of Fifty Really Short Stories

Ten years ago, Jerome Stern, director of the writing program at Florida State, initiated the World's Best Short Short Story Contest.

Stories were to be about 250 words long; first prize was a check and a crate of oranges.

Two to three thousand stories began to show up annually in Ta...

Glossolalia: New & Selected Stories

Available for preorder from www.press53.com/BioDavidJauss.html. Also available in ebook format.

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I Have Chrome Balls, Don't You?

Brand new and fresh, an “In Between” The Author’s Lab/Collaborations by his one and lonely Giovanni “The G-Man” Gelati. “The G-Man” takes us through a wild romp at a beach bocce tournament. Will you laugh? Will you almost drop your ereader? Do you have Chrome Balls? Giovanni “The G-Man” Gelati ha...

Uhuru Street: Short Stories

A collection of stories set in the Asian community of Dar es Salaam, depicting the changes in Uhuru Street from the sheltered innocence of colonial rule in the 1950s to the shattered world of the 1980s. The author received the 1990 Commonwealth Writers Prize for his novel The Gunny Sack.

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Time - A Short Story of Love

Sometimes your life can flash by in the blink of an eye. Pay attention, you won't want to miss it.

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Thirteen Steps in the Underworld

Free online fiction from tor.com. Stories about mortals travelling into hell have been omnipresent in our literary canon for almost as long as we’ve had one, but young writer Su-Yee Lin has still managed to find modern resonance and new territory to explore in this lyrical and evocative vision of...

Black and White

Liza hates photographing weddings. Of all of the things she shoots, they're her least favorite subject. So she doesn't expect to see anything at the latest wedding that she likes. Then she meets Janice, a beautiful lady who might be the best subject she's ever seen fo her pictures. Will Janice fi...

Bear and His Daughter

The stories collected in Bear and His Daughter span nearly thirty years - 1969 to the present - and they explore, acutely and powerfully, the humanity that unites us. In "Miserere," a widowed librarian with an unspeakable secret undertakes an unusual and grisly role in the anti-abortion crusade. ...

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