Keywords: Short stories

The Leech

The Leech


Robert Sheckley

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2009

The Leech Illustrated by CONNELL The leech was waiting for food. For millennia it had been drifting across the vast emptiness of space. Without consciousness, it had spent the countless centuries in the void between the stars. It was unaware when it finally reached a sun. Life-giving radiation flared around the hard, dry spore. Gravitation tugged at it. A planet claimed it, with other stellar debris, and the leech fell, still dead-seeming within its tough spore case. One speck of dust among ...

Keywords: Science Fiction Short stories
The Hour of Battle

The Hour of Battle


Robert Sheckley

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2009

THE HOUR OF BATTLE BY ROBERT SHECKLEY ILLUSTRATED BY KRENKEL That hand didnt move, did it Edwardson asked, standing at the port, looking at the stars. No, Morse said. He had been staring fixedly at the Attison Detector for over an hour. Now he blinked three times rapidly, and looked again. Not a millimeter. I dont think it moved either, Cassel added, from behind the gunfire panel. And that was that. The slender black hand of the indicator rested unwaveringly on zero. The ships guns were ready, ...

Keywords: Science Fiction Short stories
One Man's Poison

One Man's Poison


Robert Sheckley

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1953

One Mans Poison Robert Sheckley Hellman plucked the last radish out of the can with a pair of dividers. He held it up for Casker to admire, then laid it carefully on the workbench beside the razor. Hell of a meal for two grown men, Casker said, flopping down in one of the ships padded crash chairs. If youd like to give up your share Hellman started to suggest. Casker shook his head quickly. Hellman smiled, picked up the razor and examined its edge critically. Dont make a production out of it, ...

Keywords: Fiction Science Fiction Short stories
Dubliners

Dubliners


James Joyce

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2001

DUBLINERS By James Joyce THE SISTERS THERE was no hope for him this time: it was the third stroke. Night after night I had passed the house it was vacation time and studied the lighted square of window: and night after night I had found it lighted in the same way, faintly and evenly. If he was dead, I thought, I would see the reflection of candles on the darkened blind for I knew that two candles must be set at the head of a corpse. He had often said to me: I am not long for this world, and I ...

Keywords: Dublin (Ireland) -- Fiction Short stories
Revelations

Revelations


Paul C Middleton
Michael T Anderle

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2017

Paul C. Middleton and Michael Anderle REVELATIONS To the various friends of the family who have been so supportive of my writing. Especially to my Godparents, Thank you Paul C. Middleton To Family, Friends and Those Who Love To Read. May We All Enjoy Grace To Live The Life We Are Called. Thank you, Michael Anderle REVELATIONS: The Boris Chronicles 03 Team Includes Editor In Chief Kat Lind Beta Readers Bree Buras Aussie Awesomeness Tom Dickerson The man Dorene Johnson US Navy Ret DD Diane ...

Keywords: Action and Adventure Genetic Engineering Paranormal Short Stories Two Hours or More (65-100 Pages) War and Military
Retaliation

Retaliation


Paul C Middleton
Michael T Anderle

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2016

Paul C. Middleton and Michael Anderle RETALIATION Dedication To my Father I wouldnt be who I am today without you. I wouldnt have had the courage to take this journey into writing without you. I DO love you. Even if you can be a hard bastard sometimes. To those who supported me, All of you from 20books. But Especially To: Final Copy Editor: Kat Lind Editorial Team: Bree Burrs, Diane Velasquez, Dorene Johnson, Tom Dickerson, This Book would literally be less than half as good without you. Your ...

Keywords: Action and Adventure Genetic Engineering Paranormal Short Stories Two Hours or More (65-100 Pages) War and Military
Evacuation

Evacuation


Paul C Middleton
Michael T Anderle

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2016

Paul C. Middleton and Michael Anderle EVACUATION Dedication To you, The Fans These stories would not be nearly so enjoyable to write without your enthusiasm The Amazing Beta Readers for The Boris Chronicles Evacuation Bree Buras Our Aussie Lady Dorene Johnson Our kick-ass navy lady Diane Velasquez Our original Chinchilla lady who kicked off so much The Lady Editor who beat us into submission Ok, mostly Paul. Since Mike is writing this dedication, he gets to type whatever the hell he wants. He I ...

Keywords: Action and Adventure Genetic Engineering Paranormal Short Stories Two Hours or More (65-100 Pages) War and Military
Retaliation

Retaliation


Paul C Middleton
Michael T Anderle

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2016

Paul C. Middleton and Michael Anderle RETALIATION Dedication To my Father I wouldnt be who I am today without you. I wouldnt have had the courage to take this journey into writing without you. I DO love you. Even if you can be a hard bastard sometimes. To those who supported me, All of you from 20books. But Especially To: Final Copy Editor: Kat Lind Editorial Team: Bree Burrs, Diane Velasquez, Dorene Johnson, Tom Dickerson, This Book would literally be less than half as good without you. Your ...

Keywords: Action and Adventure Genetic Engineering Short Stories Two Hours or More (65-100 Pages) War and Military
Evacuation

Evacuation


Paul C Middleton
Michael T Anderle

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2016

Paul C. Middleton and Michael Anderle EVACUATION Dedication To you, The Fans These stories would not be nearly so enjoyable to write without your enthusiasm The Amazing Beta Readers for The Boris Chronicles Evacuation Bree Buras Our Aussie Lady Dorene Johnson Our kick-ass navy lady Diane Velasquez Our original Chinchilla lady who kicked off so much The Lady Editor who beat us into submission Ok, mostly Paul. Since Mike is writing this dedication, he gets to type whatever the hell he wants. He I ...

Keywords: Action and Adventure Genetic Engineering Short Stories Two Hours or More (65-100 Pages) War and Military
The Thrill of Falling: Stories

The Thrill of Falling: Stories


Witi Ihimaera

ISBN: 9781869799212
Year of publication: 2012

The Thrill of Falling by Witi Ihimaera FOR JESSICA, OLIVIA, JANE AND JAMIE Maggie Dawn A GOOD DAY It was Saturday, 8 a.m. Maggie Dawn was awake before the alarm went off on her cellphone. She lay quietly in bed for a little while, looking at the patterns on the ceiling caused by the curtains drifting in the morning sun. Then she leant over and reached under the bed for her diary and pen. Brushing her hair back from her eyes, she wrote: LISTEN UP, WORLD, TODAY IS GOING TO BE A GOOD DAY You got ...

Keywords: Contemporary Fiction Literature & Fiction Short Stories Short Stories & Anthologies Single Authors
Short Stories From Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists

Short Stories From Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists


J K Rowling

ISBN: 9781781106297
Year of publication: 2016

Short Stories From Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists J. K. Rowling The digital heart of the Wizarding World www.pottermore.com Azkaban CHAPTER THREE Horace Slughorn Potions Polyjuice Potion Cauldrons FROM THE POTTERMORE EDITOR Every witch or wizard with a wand has held in his or her hands more power than we will ever know. With the right spell or potion, they can fabricate love, travel through time, change physical form and even extinguish life. In the wrong hands, power and ...

Keywords: 90 Minutes (44-64 Pages) Action & Adventure Fantasy Fiction Literature & Fiction Paranormal & Urban Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories Sword & Sorcery Teen & Young Adult
Short Stories From Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies

Short Stories From Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies


J K Rowling

ISBN: 9781781106280
Year of publication: 2016

Short Stories From Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies J. K. Rowling The digital heart of the Wizarding World www.pottermore.com FROM THE POTTERMORE EDITOR The wizarding world can be a dark and dangerous place. There are spells that can kill in six syllables, potions that can rob someone of free will and magical beasts that can tear even the bravest wizard limb from limb. Thats what makes valiant acts of heroism more powerful and more necessary. Having a wand in hand can instil ...

Keywords: Action & Adventure Fantasy Fiction Literature & Fiction Paranormal & Urban Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories Sword & Sorcery Teen & Young Adult Two Hours or More (65-100 Pages)
Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide

Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide


J K Rowling

ISBN: 9781781106273
Year of publication: 2016

Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide J. K. Rowling The digital heart of the Wizarding World www.pottermore.com FROM THE POTTERMORE EDITOR We know quite a lot about Hogwarts. Its a school for witches and wizards, who are invited to attend by an owl-delivered letter. It has a hundred and forty-two staircases, which move as though they have minds of their own. It was founded by Godric Gryffindor, Rowena Ravenclaw, Helga Hufflepuff and Salazar Slytherin, after whom the schools houses were ...

Keywords: Action & Adventure Fantasy Fiction Literature & Fiction Paranormal & Urban Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories Sword & Sorcery Teen & Young Adult Two Hours or More (65-100 Pages)
The Mammoth Book of the New Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes

The Mammoth Book of the New Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes


Denis O Smith

ISBN: 9781510709485
Year of publication: 2016

Denis O. Smith The Mammoth Book of the New Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes 12 Original Stories The Adventure of the Black Owl Mr Sherlock Holmes was undoubtedly an enthusiast, if a somewhat eccentric one. For some men, the discovery of a rare stamp or a broken fragment of ancient pottery is the occasion for joy approaching almost to ecstasy. For others, such joy comes from the chance discovery of an old, forgotten book, or a rare and dusty bottle of wine. For my friend, Sherlock Holmes, the worlds ...

Keywords: Mystery Short Stories
Six Scary Stories

Six Scary Stories


Stephen King
Elodie Harper
Manuela Saragosa
Paul Bassett Davies
Michael Button
Stuart Johnstone
Neil Hudson

ISBN: 9781587675713
Year of publication: 2016

Six Scary Stories Selected and Introduced by Stephen King About Stephen King No. 1 bestselling author Stephen King is an acclaimed master of novels and short stories. His collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams received excellent reviews, with his story Obits winning the Edgar Award for Best Short Story: King can sketch a full-blooded character in just a few pen strokes. This gift comes to the fore in his short stories, where every syllable counts Sunday Telegraph Short stories have a famous place ...

Keywords: Horror Short Stories

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