Get Flashes of Lightning: 52 Short, Short Stories PDF

By Neil Tarpey

Flashes of Lightning includes fifty-two fiction tales (each one one hundred and one phrases or much less) that contact the reader's humorous bone, center, mystery-solving brain and infrequently, darkish part. What drives this number of least expensive tales are a medley of memorable characters and a decent mix of sensible conversation, inside monologues and irony. the forged of characters—both likeable and despicable—have reasons various from fit to diabolical, regardless of the constrained observe counts combating designated again tales. The tales happen in numerous settings, together with the wilderness, forests, a funeral domestic, shores, bayou, basements, bars, cliffs, church buildings, a counseling consultation, a marriage reception, eire, ny urban, and Paris. Characters comprise scoundrels, liars, cheats, murderers, hit males, psychics, ghosts, sleepwalkers, evil faeries, cats, canine, a horse and a skunk

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Download PDF by Max Brand: The Red Well: A Western Trio

By Max Brand

A thief has a transformation of center after a theft is going improper and makes a decision to come back the cash . . . in any respect costs!

In “Bad information for undesirable Men,” Jimmy Jones is a ne’er-do-well with a set off finger who has spent part his lifestyles elevating hell. In hopes of turning his lifestyles round, Jimmy arrives to town of Jasper, the place his uncle has gotten him a task on the city newspaper. not a gunfighter, Jimmy is now an editor. yet his uncle welcomes Jimmy with a caution: “The purely information in Jasper is undesirable news.”

When invoice Genniver and his accomplice, Jerry Garlan, choose to delay a stagecoach for a few speedy funds, the 2 outlaws fast locate themselves at odds. Garlan shoots down a horse to forestall the level, yet Genniver takes it one step additional while he shoots a passenger to get to the money. With the cold-blooded cash of their fingers, Garlan’s moral sense will get the higher of him. He regrets not just killing the pony, however the entire theft too, and comes to a decision that one way or the other he has to do the perfect factor and go back the cash in “The Lion’s Share.”

The name tale introduces Jerry Finnegan, a rancher and a relations guy. but if Slade the outlaw and his band of misfits threaten to kill Finnegan and his relatives to scouse borrow the ranch, Finnegan calls out to Charlie Kimball for aid. Kimball is familiar with his pal is in difficulty, and believes the true cause Slade desires the ranch is a different good at the estate that simply occurs to show the water blood red.

Skyhorse Publishing is proud to post a extensive diversity of books for readers drawn to fiction that happens within the outdated West. Westerns—books approximately outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indians—are a style within which we submit frequently. Our record contains overseas bestselling authors like Zane grey and Louis L’Amour, and plenty of extra. whereas now not each name we put up turns into a New York Times bestseller or a countrywide bestseller, we're devoted to books on topics which are occasionally neglected and to authors whose paintings will possibly not differently discover a home.

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Download e-book for iPad: Reckonings: Contemporary Short Fiction by Native American by Hertha D. Sweet Wong,Lauren Stuart Muller,Jana Sequoya

By Hertha D. Sweet Wong,Lauren Stuart Muller,Jana Sequoya Magdaleno

The fifteen local ladies writers in Reckonings record transgenerational trauma, but in addition they have a good time survival. Their tales are important testaments of our occasions. not like so much anthologies that current a unmarried tale from many writers, this quantity bargains a sampling of 2 to 3 tales via a decide upon variety of either well-known and lesser identified local ladies writers in what's now the U.S.. the following you'll find much-loved tales, many made simply available for the 1st time, and colourful new tales by way of famous modern local American writers in addition to clean emergent voices. those tales percentage an realizing of local women's lives of their a number of modes of loss and fight, resistance and reputation, and rage and compassion, eventually highlighting the person and collective will to suffer opposed to all odds.

Reckonings good points brief tales via: Paula Gunn Allen, Kimberly M. Blaeser, Beth E. Brant, Anita Endrezze, Louise Erdrich, Diane Glancy, Reid Gómez, Janet Campbell Hale, pleasure Harjo, Linda Hogan, Misha Nogha, Beth H. Piatote, Patricia Riley, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Anna Lee Walters.

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Download e-book for iPad: Eggnog Murder by Leslie Meier,Lee Hollis,Barbara Ross

By Leslie Meier,Lee Hollis,Barbara Ross

With the hearth crackling, the tree twinkling, and the carols buzzing, few issues in existence are as photograph ideal as Christmas in Maine—until homicide dampens the vacation spirit. It has to be anything within the eggnog . . .
EGGNOG homicide by means of LESLIE MEIER
while a gift-wrapped bottle of eggnog—allegedly from the true Beard Santa Club—proves to be a killer concoction for a Tinker’s Cove neighborhood, all Lucy Stone wishes for Christmas is to discover the murdering mixologist who’s stirring up trouble.
meals and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell hasn't ever cared a lot for Bar Harbor’s grouchy city librarian, Agatha Farnsworth. yet after the Scroogy senior has a fatal—and suspicious—allergic response to supposedly non-dairy eggnog, it’s as much as Hayley to ladle out a few justice.
Julia Snowden’s tenant Imogen Geinkes appears to be like jinxed. First, her poorly named “Killer Eggnog” supplies all her co-workers meals poisoning on the vacation celebration, then her boyfriend’s physique indicates up in Julia’s relocating truck as she’s headed again to Busman’s Harbor. Now Julia has to get relocating to seize the cold-hearted offender.
Cozy up with a tumbler of eggnog and revel in the spirit of homicide and secret in a yule deal with ideal for these wintry weather vacations . . .

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Raymond Guidry,Adam MacDonald,Daniel Holman's Poems and Short Stories PDF

By Raymond Guidry,Adam MacDonald,Daniel Holman

"Ray Guidry had the soul of a poet and the center of a missionary" in keeping with Rev. James Pawlicki SVD, provincial greater of the Society of the Divine observe U.S. Southern Province. in the course of his occupation of over sixty years in spiritual vows and fifty-five years as a clergyman, Father Raymond Guidry stuffed many jobs together with missionary to Ghana, army chaplain in Germany and Vietnam, parish priest in Texas and Louisiana, and prolific poet and writer of brief tales. Fr. Guidry used to be considered one of a gaggle of African-American males who joined the Society of the Divine note within the Forties. His adventure as a Black Catholic priest gave him a special viewpoint on existence and ministry, matters which lie on the middle of a lot of his writings. He usually contributed to Negro Digest, a well-liked African-American journal based via publishing legend John H. Johnson, who later constructed Jet, Ebony, and Essence. a lot of Fr. Guidry’s writings have now been compiled to function an enduring tribute to his lifestyles and legacy.

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Download PDF by Pat Cadigan,William Gibson,Jonathan Lethem,Greg Bear,Mark: Cyberpunk: Stories of Hardware, Software, Wetware,

By Pat Cadigan,William Gibson,Jonathan Lethem,Greg Bear,Mark Teppo,Cory Doctorow,Cat Rambo,Kim Stanley Robinson,Bruce Sterling,Victoria Blake

Cyberpunk has introduced us motion pictures like Blade Runner, Tron, and The Matrix, and it has introduced us now-classic novels like Snow Crash and Neuromancer. It remains to be a robust subject in modern literature as writers think a gritty, darkish, wild, and depraved destiny the place physique amendment, seedy components, omniscient firms, and some down-luck anti-heroes are continually having it out. contained in the covers of this e-book, readers locate tales through the easiest and the best cyberpunk writers — from foundational authors like Bruce Sterling and William Gibson to new voices like Cory Doctorow — all of whom write with the hearth and zeal that powers the easiest cyberpunk writing. listed below are tales approximately society long gone improper and society stored, approximately soulless people and soulful machines, approximately futures worthy scuffling with for and futures that do not anything yet kill. Welcome in your cyberpunk world.

Welcome in your cyberpunk world.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Lost Woods: Stories by H. William Rice

By H. William Rice

The misplaced Woods is a set of fifteen brief tales, so much of them set in and round the fictional small city of Sledge, South Carolina. The occasions narrated within the tales commence within the Thirties and proceed to the current day. The tales aren’t debts of looking equipment or legends of trophy kills—they are severe tales approximately looking which are comparable popular to William Faulkner’s cross Down, Moses. the gathering strains the evolution of 2 families—the Whites and the Chapmans— in addition to the alterations in looking and land use of the earlier 80 years.

Some of those tales are narrated in 3rd individual; others are advised by means of quite a lot of characters, from grown males to ladies and youngsters, yet in basic terms from one perspective—that of the hunter. As they stroll the woods looking for turkey, deer, or raccoons, those characters search anything greater than meals. They search a misplaced connection to a few a part of themselves. The identify “the misplaced woods” is tailored from Cherokee myths and tales in which guy needs to go back many times to the woods to discover the animals that have been misplaced. Thereby, guy unearths not just foodstuff, yet who he is.

Through those tales, Rice reminds us that looking is inextricably intertwined with who we're. As one of many oldest rituals that we as a species understand, it displays either our the Aristocracy and our depravity. via it, we go back many times to discover the misplaced woods inside of ourselves.

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Jim Ray Daniels's Trigger Man: More Tales of the Motor City PDF

By Jim Ray Daniels

Trigger Man is an excellent number of tales shooting the gritty spirit of Detroit and the occasionally grim situations of the characters formed by way of its and economics. Grounded at the bleak streets of the Motor urban, those tales additionally discover the legendary “Up North,” the idealized state of many Detroit employees’ fantasy—an get away from the concrete and steel truth in their day-by-day lives. Daniels’ characters are resilient and defiant, inhabiting an international that has usually positioned them at the margins of society, scouring a declining zone for religious windfall. development on Daniels’ past collections of reports, Trigger Man brings bright existence to members suffering either to stay in and to escape town that after sustained them.

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Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein,Cyrena N. Pondrom PDF

By Gertrude Stein,Cyrena N. Pondrom

Geography and Plays is a set of Gertrude Stein’s writing from approximately 1908 to 1920. initially released in 1922 with an advent by way of Sherwood Anderson, it used to be nearly inaccessible for a few years. This version allows for scholars and different devotees of Stein to work out the constructing ideas of 1 of the stated giants of literary modernism, whose pathbreaking departures in literary sort have lately been assigned nonetheless higher significance in mild of latest theories approximately women’s writing. An creation by means of Cyrena N. Pondrom presents modern readers with a superb orientation to the significance of Stein’s fulfillment during this early work.

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