How Shall I Know You A Short Story

Author: Hilary Mantel
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 146688181X
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How Shall I Know You A Short Story from the Author: Hilary Mantel. "She looked up and smiled. She had a face of feral sweetness, its color yellow; her eyes were long and dark, her mouth a taut bow, her nostrils upturned as if she were scenting the wind." In "How Shall I Know You?," a melancholic and ailing writer reluctantly travels east of London to give a lecture before a literary society. Mr. Simister, the organization's secretary, lures the world-weary novelist turned biographer with promises of a modest stipend and lodging at a charming bed-and-breakfast for her trouble. Nevertheless, on that rainy day she meets Mr. Simister at the train station, she wonders why she ever agreed to come in the first place. Driving past steel-shuttered windows and Day-Glo banners, Mr. Simister takes the writer to her hotel for the evening, which turns out to be crumbling and isolated rather than picturesque. As she crosses the threshold into the dank stench of Eccles House she is faced with the feral porter, Louise, and suffers through an evening that may be more than she bargained for. From Hilary Mantel's brilliant and darkly comic collection of contemporary stories, The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher, comes a tale told with her distinctive blend of subversive wit and gimlet-eyed characterization. "How Shall I Know You?" showcases the extraordinary genius of Hilary Mantel, called one of our "greatest living novelists" (NPR).

Explosions In The First Person More Of Sassoon S Short Stories

Author: Elias Sassoon
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557490715
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Explosions In The First Person More Of Sassoon S Short Stories from the Author: Elias Sassoon. 3 story openings, 3 first person story accounts. … I am a wife and a mother. Think I do both well. I provide for all the needs of my husband and that includes the sexual thing. Why am I bitching? Wouldn't you if you suddenly find dirty books in my husband's dresser drawer. They're not just dirty but disgusting. From DIRTY BOOKS POLISHED CLEAN…"Why is it mom, you don't talk to your sisters?" my single daughter asks. A natural question, one she’s asked before. Sure she'd be curious. I have five sisters and don't speak to any of them. From: SISTERS IN ANGER AND INDIFFERENCE…. Don't think I have to justify myself to you, but I will to teach you a lesson. There are those who say it's stupid to get involved in finance; they're the same ones who ask for handouts. Never had to ask for a handout in my life, not for myself or for Ronnie, my wife. Knock on wood, I'm now sending the my girls through college. Had it planned years ago. Pretty good right! …From: A MONEY MAN EXPLAINING HIS POSITION

The Darkening

Author: Fr Savvas David Vasileiadis
Publisher: AKAKIA Publications
ISBN: 1908362359
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The Darkening from the Author: Fr Savvas David Vasileiadis. In a world which is full of light, bright and bursting with love, joy, paradise and truth, some choose to hide in the darkness. They prefer to move around in the abyss and to become beasts which terrify the light and devour weak consciences. Some choose to find the one dark part of their soul and to dwell there forever, side by side with blood-soaked apologies which are given to none. They choose the Darkening. IT IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED for this book to be read by anyone suffering from heart conditions, psychological ailments, asthma or ulcers. It is also prohibited to be read by pregnant women and, in general, anyone who is sensitive. If you start to feel unwell, shakiness, heart palpitations, chest pain, nausea, acute pain in the head or eyes, or if you feel yourself losing consciousness or detect bleeding, then you’re on the right path!

Crafting Novels Short Stories

Author: Writer's Digest Books (Firm)
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 1599635712
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Crafting Novels Short Stories from the Author: Writer's Digest Books (Firm). This comprehensive resource provides in-depth information about every aspect of writing novels and short stories, so readers can discover new ways to generate ideas, implement intriguing techniques, and find the inspiration they need to finish their work. Crafting Novels & Short Stories provides an extraordinary gathering of more than 40 authors and publishing insiders whose advice and experience will help readers create strong characters, keep their plots moving, master the art of dialogue, choose the right point of view for their stories, and more.

The Doll Short Stories

Author: Daphne Du Maurier
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748128468
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The Doll Short Stories from the Author: Daphne Du Maurier. 'I want to know if men realise when they are insane. Sometimes I think that my brain cannot hold together, it is filled with too much horror - too much despair . . . I cannot sleep, I cannot close my eyes without seeing his damned face. If only it had been a dream.' In 'The Doll', a waterlogged notebook is washed ashore. Its pages tell a dark story of obsession and jealousy. But the fate of its narrator is a mystery. Most of the stories in this haunting collection were written early in Daphne du Maurier's career - when she was still in her early twenties - yet they display her mastery of atmosphere, tension and intrigue and reveal a cynicism far beyond her years.

Im Just A Fork Lift Operator After All What Do I Know

Author: Joseph Traver
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456846604
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Im Just A Fork Lift Operator After All What Do I Know from the Author: Joseph Traver. One of the key teachings in all of the Bible is that of Matthew Chapter 7 verse 14. The Son of God, Jesus Christ, spoke about a/the way to eternal life (heaven) as being one of great difficulty. In other words, Jesus was saying that if someone wants eternal life it won't be easy and there must be a searching and an uncovering in finding the way. In this book God uses the life and words of an ordinary man's changed life as a compass in/to helping you/people find that/the narrow path to eternal life.

Giotto S Circle A Short Story

Author: Robert Swartwood
Publisher: RMS Press
ISBN:
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Giotto S Circle A Short Story from the Author: Robert Swartwood. In this new wildly imaginative tale by USA Today bestselling author Robert Swartwood, a young man learns his grandfather's shocking secret — and in the process becomes tasked with helping his grandfather find the only thing that will save the world. This ebook includes an excerpt from Robert Swartwood's forthcoming novel New Avalon.

Odd Thomas You Are Destined To Be Together Forever Short Story

Author: Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0804180938
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Odd Thomas You Are Destined To Be Together Forever Short Story from the Author: Dean Koontz. The singular journey of Odd Thomas is approaching its unforgettable conclusion in Saint Odd. But before Odd’s destiny is revealed, this exclusive eBook short story looks back—way back—to where it all began for Odd Thomas and Stormy Llewellyn, two souls who are destined to be together forever. Amid the dizzying rides, tantalizing games of chance, and fanciful attractions of a state fair, two teenage sweethearts on the cusp of life and love’s pleasures find their way to a shadowy carnival tent brimming with curiosities. There, from the bizarre and enthralling Gypsy Mummy, a mechanized merchant of dreams and prognosticator of tomorrows, the young couple learns what fate promises for them. But fate, for Odd Thomas and Stormy Llewellyn, is something altogether different: full of dark corners, sharp edges, and things no seer or soothsayer could ever anticipate. And for Odd Thomas, a gallant fry cook from a sleepy California desert town, the future beckons—to listen to unquiet spirits, pursue unsettling mysteries, and learn shocking truths . . . for a purpose far greater than himself. Acclaim for Dean Koontz and his Odd Thomas novels “This is Koontz working at his pinnacle, providing terrific entertainment that deals seriously with some of the deepest themes of human existence: the nature of evil, the grip of fate and the power of love.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “The nice young fry cook with the occult powers is Koontz’s most likable creation . . . candid, upright, amusing and sometimes withering.”—The New York Times “One would be hard-pressed to find a more satisfying read. . . . Not since Watchers has Dean Koontz created such an endearing and enduring character as Odd Thomas. . . . A superb story from one of our contemporary masters.”—San Antonio Express-News “An inventive . . . mix of suspense, whimsy and uplift.”—The Washington Post “Heartfelt and provocative . . . a wonderfully rich and entertaining story.”—Chicago Sun-Times “Suspense, tension, and surprising plot twists . . . Characters and the search for meaning, exquisitely crafted, are the soul of his work. . . . One of the master storytellers of this or any age.”—The Tampa Tribune

2015 Novel Short Story Writer S Market

Author: Rachel Randall
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 1599638614
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2015 Novel Short Story Writer S Market from the Author: Rachel Randall. The Best Resource for Getting Your Fiction Published! The 2015 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market is the only resource you'll need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. As with past editions, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers hundreds of listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other important tips. New to this year's edition: Gain access to the exclusive webinar "Blockbuster Fiction: Exploring Emotional High Points in Popular Films" from best-selling author Cheryl St. John. This 45-minute webinar explores the ten most popular films of 2013--including Frozen, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and more--to show you how to create intense, emotional, engrossing moments in your fiction. When you make your readers care about your characters and your story, you'll evoke excitement, indignation, fear, anxiety, tears, and laughter--and keep them hooked from start to finish. You'll also find articles and interviews on all aspects of the writing life, from in-depth lessons on craft and technique to helpful advice on getting published and marketing your work. The 2015 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers everything a fiction writer needs to achieve publishing success, including articles and essays like these: J.T. Ellison, New York Times best-selling author, reveals how to capture – and keep – reader interest. Ransom Riggs, mega-popular YA novelist, shares advice on writing out-of-the-ordinary fiction. Chuck Wendig, hybrid author extraordinaire, talks about the pros and cons of traditional and self-publishing. You'll also receive: A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets "If you're looking for the best resource for connecting with publishers who are hungry for your fiction, you've found it. Ten novels ago I got my start as an author using Writer's Market guides." -Steven James, writing instructor and best-selling author of The King and Story Trumps Structure "If you can't go to every literary cocktail party in New York, get this book. It's an instant network." -Elizabeth Sims, best-selling author of You've Got a Book in You