Category Archives: Short Stories

Chinese Ghost Stories: Curious Tales of the Supernatural (Tuttle Classics)

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By Lafcadio Hearn

Chinese Ghost Stories are a variety of the main enjoyable chinese language conventional stories of the unusual and fantastic.

Hearn had an exceptional affinity for the normal ghost tales of China, and those tales essentially encouraged him as he penned next works. Set in richly atmospheric locales, those stories communicate of heroic sacrifice, chilling horror, eerie attractiveness and otherworldly intervention.

This thoroughly reset and pinyin-converted version of Hearn's vintage paintings incorporates a new foreword through Victoria Cass, which locations the tales, their writer, and his love for the unusual and mysterious into viewpoint. if you are looking insights into the conventional chinese language international of ghosts, goblins and demons—or simply are looking to think a sit back run down your backbone on a depressing and lonely night—then this e-book is the best companion.

Ghost tales include:

  • The Soul of the good Bell
  • The tale of Ming Yi
  • The Legend of Zhi Nu
  • The go back of Yan Zhenjing
  • The culture of the Tea Plant
  • The story of the Porcelain God

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Nightmare Magazine, November 2012

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By John Joseph Adams

NIGHTMARE is a web horror and darkish delusion journal. In NIGHTMARE's pages, you will discover every kind of horror fiction, from zombie tales and haunted residence stories, to visceral mental horror.

In this month’s factor, we've unique fiction by means of horror legend Ramsey Campbell (“At Lorn Hall”) and up-and-coming author Desirina Boskovich (“Construction Project”), in addition to vintage reprints via Joe Haldeman (“Graves”) and Poppy Z. Brite (“The Ash of reminiscence, the airborne dirt and dust of Desire”). We even have the newest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” and half of our in-depth interview with Peter Straub. All that, plus writer spotlights with all of our authors, and a exhibit in this month’s artist.

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The Midnight Heir (Shadowhunters: The Bane Chronicles, Book 4)

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By Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan

Magnus idea he might by no means go back to London, yet he's lured by means of a good-looking provide from Tatiana Blackthorn, whose plans - concerning her attractive younger ward - are way more sinister than Magnus even suspects. In London on the flip of the century, Magnus reveals outdated associates, and meets a really remarkable younger man...the sixteen-year-old James Herondale.

One of ten e-book brief tales within the Bane Chronicles, a chain in regards to the enigmatic warlock and fan favorite Magnus Bane from Cassandra Clare's across the world bestselling sequence The Infernal units and The Mortal tools.

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My First Suicide

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By Jerzy Pilch

Neither strictly a suite of news nor a unique, the 10 items that include My First Suicide straddle the road among intimate revelation and drunken confession. via turns nostalgic and poetic, those tales mix irony and humor, anecdote and gossip, love and hope with an irresistibly readable type that's classic Pilch.

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The Airs of Earth

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By Brian W. Aldiss

Contents:

    [li]A form of Artistry[/li]
    [li]How to be a Soldier[/li]
    [li]Basis for Negotiation[/li]
    [li]Shards[/li]
    [li]‘O Moon of My Delight!’[/li]
    [li]The overseas Smile[/li]
    [li]The video game of God[/li]
    [li]Old Hundredth[/li]

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Hungry for Your Love: An Anthology of Zombie Romance

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By Lori Perkins

Romance ain't dead...it's undead. during this exciting zombie anthology, horror fanatics will ultimately get their fill of zombie-on-zombie motion, zombie-human love, and zombie smut. simply because why may still vampires have all of the fun?

This selection of never-before-published brief tales includes:

--"Revanants nameless" through Francesca Lia Block: zombies meet at a Revanants nameless assembly and while sparks fly they ask yourself how "dead" they truly are

--"I middle Brains" by means of Jaime Saare: a widow and a lifeless guy get a moment probability at love

--"Captive Hearts" by way of Brian Keene: zombie plagues cannot cease a girl from taking care of the fellow she loves

--"Everyone i like is lifeless" via Elizabeth Coldwell: what occurs while your real love comes again from the dead--after you've gotten already moved on with a brand new man?

--"Last occasions at Ridgemont excessive" by means of Kilt Kilpatrick: an electrifying zombie romp

--and many more!

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Problems with People (Vintage Contemporaries)

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By David Guterson

those ten clever, impressive stories discover the mysteries of affection and our advanced hope for connection. Spanning huge and numerous geographies—America, Nepal, South Africa, Germany—they exhibit Guterson’s presents for mental nuance, emotional suspense, and evocation of the wildlife.
        In those pages, we meet, between others, a lonely landlord attempting to achieve out to his tenants; a middle-aged widower trying to find love on-line; an American Jew touring to Berlin to confront his haunted previous. Celebrating the surprises that lurk in the dramas of our day-by-day lives, Problems with People marks the go back of a latest American grasp to the shape that introduced his literary career.

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I Want to Show You More

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“Passionate, sensuous, savagely severe, and memorable . . . strikes among carnality and spirit like a few franker, modernized Flannery O’Connor.”—James Wood, the hot Yorker

“An obsessive first assortment that appears like a 5th or 6th. . . . unusual, exciting, and disarmingly honest.”—J. Robert Lennon, The long island occasions e-book Review

Sharp-edged and fearless, blending white-hot craving with bold humor, Quatro’s tales upend and shake out our perspectives on infidelity, religion, and family.

Set round Lookout Mountain at the border of Georgia and Tennessee, Quatro’s hypnotically revealing tales variety from the normal to the fabulist as they reveal lives torn among spirituality and sexuality within the New American South. those fifteen associated stories confront readers with fractured marriages, mercurial temptations, and darkish theological complexities, and identify a sultry and enticingly cool new voice in American fiction.

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Sleep Disorder

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By Jack Ketchum, Edward Lee

For years Ketchum (Peaceable nation) and Lee (City Infernal) have written taboo-breaking horror fiction that's continuously provocative and occasionally strong taste-challenged. This number of their 5 collaborative tales is the literary identical of a frat-house Halloween social gathering, jam-packed with tacky shocks, raunchy intercourse and gross-out humor. "I'd provide whatever for You" and "Love Letters from the Rain Forest" have carbon reproduction plots concerning nymphomaniacal younger women who spurn wimpy suitors for studly hunks and pay for his or her selection with grisly fates. "Eyes Left" offers extra of a similar, supplying its account of an desirable woman zombie who turns tables on a gaggle of drooling barflies as a morality story at the wrongness of sexual objectification. The name tale, a few guy unhinged in waking existence through a mystery lifestyles lived in his slumbers, will depend on a trite narrative shortcut-a tape recorder that catches the reality whereas he sleeps-to get to the bottom of its secret. simply "Masks," approximately magically endowed mask that carry out the unconscious impulses of an intimate couple, succeeds in conveying the strangeness of uncanny event. The publication additionally comprises first drafts of 2 tales, one by way of all the authors, that convey Lee to be the extra services of the pair to artistic descriptions of physically features. This ebook is not going to earn both writer new readers, yet nor is it prone to deter the hardcore lovers at whom it truly is aimed.

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