Red. The color of blood, of war, of passion—and of a new unicorn herd. Game of Horns: A Red Unicorn Anthology has gathered 21 original stories about red unicorns from famous and soon-to-be-famous authors, including New York Times best-selling authors Jody Lynn Nye and David Farland. Some stories feature physical unicorns; most do not. Some unicorns are kind; most are not. From a battlefield to a candy store, from zombie unicorns in rural America to telepathic unicorns on the dark side of Europa, from the fantastical past to the possible future, no creative avenue or conflict remains unexplored by these talented storytellers. Pick a story. Take a chance. And play the Game of Horns. All profits benefit the Superstars Writing Seminar Scholarship Fund.
Seven contrasting short stories, all set at Christmastime.1. 'Mr. Huffam' by Hugh Walpole2. 'A Strange Christmas Game' by J. H. Riddell3. 'The Christmas Tree and the Wedding' by Fyodor Dostoyevsky4. 'The Snow' by Hugh Walpole5. 'The Gift of the Magi' by O. Henry6. 'The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle' by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle7. 'The Cop and the Anthem' by O. Henry
In a collection of short tales inspired by his experiences, Gambhir reveals insight into his interactions with housewives, students, ex-cons, bootleggers, seekers, and healers pursuing side gigs in an economic revolution. From a Buddhist monk-in-training who drove an Uber to make ends meet while questioning the evils of materialism to a former circus daredevil seeking the infinite calm in Key West to a Somalian transplant relying on her faith to drive in treacherous weather, Gambhir’s stories delve beneath the surface of the mundane and the ordinary to provide a fresh look into the people, places, and cultures that comprise our big beautiful world.
The Uber Chronicles is a volume of bite-sized stories that highlight the wisdom and insight gathered from an Uber passenger’s short conversations with his drivers while en route.
William Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories.Mad Monkton is a bizarre ghost story. It is said that a strain of hereditary madness blights the Monkton family, heirs to the huge domain of Wincot Abbey. Rumours in the neighbourhood are that Alfred, the youngest scion, has inherited this insanity. His odd behaviour certainly points that way. Alfred is engaged to his childhood sweetheart, Ada Elmslie.But at the very moment when various obstacles to the match are overcome, Alfred suddenly departs for Italy on what appears to be a wild goose chase, seeking the corpse of his disreputable uncle, who is believed to have been killed in a duel.But what could have driven Alfred to do this? And why does he so desperately want to find his late uncle's remains? The mystery is bizarre and gruesome...and the tale takes on one weird twist after another.
Stories are one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements. Whether written down or spoken they have an ability to capture our imagination and thoughts, and take us on incredible journeys in the space of a phrase and the turn of a page.
Within a few words of text or speech, new worlds and characters form, propelling a narrative to a conclusion with intricate ease. Finely crafted, perfectly formed these Miniature Masterpieces, at first thought, seem remarkably easy to conjure up. But ask any writer and they will tell you that distilling the essence of narrative and characters into a short story is one of the hardest acts of their literary craft. Many attempt, but few achieve.
A welfare cheque floats down the river, a cowboy spreads the Word of the Lord and crotches tick like clocks: the world of Spare Parts is unpredictable, evocative and vividly distorted. Its initial appearance, in 1981, caused a stir; at a time when linear narrative was the m.o. of feminist writing, Gail Scott had the nerve to fracture and dislocate her stories and her language.
Spare Parts is as vital as it was twenty years ago. Scott's densely textured tales about the world of growing up female in a small town, where violence lurks just beneath the skin, recreate the uncertainty of life. Their incantatory language and tough imagery are as relevant and crucial now as they were then.
This edition adds two new pieces, including 'Bottoms Up', an essay on narrative which first appeared on the 'Narrativity' website Scott co-edits.
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