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Chocolade voor Anne Frank (Dutch)

By: Machiel van der Stelt; translated by Machiel van der Stelt

Anne en anderen die in het Achterhuis leven in Amsterdam, worden verraden en op vier augustus negentien vier en veertig gearresteerd. De familieleden worden naar verschillende concentratiekampen gestuurd. Anne en haar oudere zus Margot eindigen in het Bergen-Belsen kamp. Anne verwacht verschrikkelijke omstandigheden, maar wanneer ze betrokken raakt met de SS bewaker Adolfo, is er een kans dat haar situatie van een wanhopige naar een hoopvolle verandert. In dit tragisch verhaal ontdek je dat onmenselijk en moorddadig gedrag tijdens oorlog vaak extreme vormen kan aannemen. Door het alsmaar terugkeren van oorlogen moeten we ons dan ook afvragen of de mens ooit in staat zal zijn om een vredige en vrije gemeenschap te creëren? Waarschuwing: dit verhaal is niet aanbevolen voor kinderen jonger dan twaalf jaar oud, vanwege aanstootgevende of schokkende scenes en gebeurtenissen....

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Surf of Liberty (English)

By: Machiel van der Stelt; translated by Machiel van der Stelt

It is the third century BC in the area we currently call the Netherlands, twelve year old girl Nehalennia wants to desperately look for her father, who is missing after a trade voyage between Ganuenta and Gippeswic. But Mother has other plans, she made a secret deal with their tribe leader, which will force Nehalennia in an undesirable situation. There is only one choice for Nehalennia to reach her goal, and that is to make a great sacrifice. In this historical tragedy you will discover that Nehalennia's fight for gender equality is all too familiar in our modern society....

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El Cielo en Ruinas : Literatura Breve

By: Angel Fabregat Morera

Un anciano que escribe una carta a los Reyes Magos, un viudo que pasa las horas con las cenizas de su mujer, una señora madura que redescubre el erotismo a bordo del autobús que la lleva al trabajo: son algunos de los personajes que nos miran desde los relatos en miniatura de El cielo en ruinas. A lo largo de sus páginas, el autor nos somete en una mirada implacable a las heridas y cicatrices a las que nos enfrentamos cada día, pero no deja de tener un guiño cómplice y una palabra de aliento para todos los que las padecemos. Cada relato nos traslada a este mundo caótico que hace tiempo dejó de ser el paraíso, pero en el que, como destellos, siguen vislumbrándose el amor, el perdón y la solidaridad, el anhelo de querer y ser queridos. La ilusión más allá de la muerte, los desengaños del deseo, esas sutiles ironías del destino que hacen que la vida valga la pena… Ángel Fabregat nos invita a recomponer nuestro propio cielo en ruinas a través de estas páginas que son también puertas a la risa y a la felicidad. Con sus reflexiones agridulces y la belleza destilada de las palabras justas, este libro está destinado a ser un amigo de...

Microrrelatos Cantos de sirena, es una historia que le habría encantado a James Joyce. Parafraseando a Shakespeare diríamos que estamos hechos de idéntica tela que los cuentos. Este libro lo confirma....

CONTENIDO LA MARIPOSA.......................................................................1 LA BATALLA...........................................................................2 LA MONA LISA......................................................................3 LA LÁMPARA ALADINA......................................................4 TRASCENDER......................................................................5 EMOTIVA DESPEDIDA.........................................................6 LA MERIENDA......................................................................7 LA REALIDAD.......................................................................8 PRIMER APRENDIZAJE......................................................9 EL TABACO MATA.............................................................. 10 DIARIO DE INVIERNO..................................................... 11 GUERRA MODERNA........................................................ 12 EL UNIVERSO..................................................................... 13 LA PRIMERA VEZ.............................................................. 14 EL A...

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Kites Rise Against the Wind

By: Premjith Prabhakaran

Kites rise against the wind is a short novel by Premji... The story is set in Surat city of India...

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Kolm lugu ja teisi jutte

By: Jan Willemson

This collection contains five short stories by Jan Willemson (in Estonian).

Külaline Naine Sina Surmapäev Teater

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Testamentul domnitorului

By: Gavriil Stiharul

Am căutat să scriu o nuvelă fantastică, alegorică, prin care să evoc figura Sfânatului martir Constantin Vodă Brâncoveanul. Pesonajul care va aduce în prezent evenimentele din acea tulbure perioadă este G., un om obişnuit, dar totodată misterios, a cărui identintate rămane necunoscută: „Numele meu? Nu are nicio importanţă, continuă G. imperturbabil. Cine sunt? Exist în subconştientul fiecăruia. Cum de am atâta influenţă? Sunt mesagerul năzuinţelor de veacuri ale neamului românesc. Ele se găsesc adormite în adâncimile insondabile ale subconştientului colectiv, iar eu am fost chemat să le trezesc. De ce tocmai eu? Am fost iniţiat de rădăcinile duhovniceşti ale neamului. Iniţiala mea? Poate veni de la…“...

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Shipwreck : A Case Study

By: Miroslava Odalović

This is a story about the man who calls himself Shipwreck. He epitomizes the spirit of the poet Flavio Eborenze Didako Piro whose grave was dragged into the sea after the earthquake in the town of Herceg-Novi (Montenegro) in 1667.This historical event is rendered into a journey of the soul in order to find ultimate peace....

Perhaps the sky above is nothing but a piece of sail left to us to be seen from a giant ship that sails beyond. To our eyes it stretches from one horizon boundary to another. If this is so, there isn’t enough sky. I’d love to ask for more. Or, perhaps, Shipwreck already told me more than I could know....

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Taakenham ja muita kertomuksia

By: Ilon Pulver

Kertomuksia arkipäivän outoudesta ja muistojen hauraudesta.

Kirgisian galaksi Suurosen ikkuna Taakenham Igor Jermanni Leinoska Provencen pataa Bakeliitin suku Lago Ardan Tilapäistyttö

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The Club

By: Vibhu Tewary

When they all met that evening, it was clear that they all were happy that the three were finally able to go on this trip together and Misha was with them as well. Varun said "Hey, so shall we take an account of what all we will need for the trip?" "Sure." Ankit said....

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Chocolate for Anne Frank (English)

By: Machiel van der Stelt; translated by Machiel van der Stelt

Anne and the others living in the secret annex in Amsterdam, are betrayed and on the fourth of August nineteen forty four arrested. The members are sent to different concentration camps. Anne and her older sister Margot end up in the Bergen Belsen Camp. Anne is expecting terrible circumstances but when she gets involved with SS guard Adolfo, her situation might change from despair to hope. In this tragic and disturbing story you will discover that inhumane and murderous behaviour of people can reach extreme levels during war. Because of recurring wars we have to ask ourselves if humankind is ever capable of creating a peaceful and free society? Warning: this story is not recommended for children younger than twelve years old, because of confronting or graphic scenes and events....

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Branding van de Vrijheid (Dutch)

By: Machiel van der Stelt; translated by Machiel van der Stelt

Het is de derde eeuw voor Christus in het huidige Nederlandse gebied, twaalf jarig meisje Nehalennia is wanhopig op zoek naar haar vader, die wordt vermist na een handelsreis tussen Ganuenta en Gippeswic. Maar moeder heeft andere plannen, zij heeft een geheime deal gesloten met hun stamhoofd, die Nehalennia in een ongewenste situatie zal dwingen. Er is maar een keuze voor Nehalennia om haar doel te bereiken, en dat is om een groot offer te brengen. In deze historische tragedie zul je ontdekken dat Nehalennia's strijd voor gendergelijkheid maar al te herkenbaar is in onze moderne samenleving....

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black & Blue Devils : Volume I

By: Bōman Eidyll

These are short stories, written with minimal editing to preserve the visceral structure; Most of the stories are composed to be read and experienced in the way that dreams might present themselves....

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Glare

By: Harold Wulffinden

Be advised: work contains very strong language and scenes of a sexually explicit and violent content. Recommended minimum age of 18 years

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L'appartement : (nouvelle): (nouvelle)

By: Claude SIMON

Avez-vous été jamais pris dans une dimension déformée de l’espace-temps ? Si c’est le cas, cette histoire vous rappellera peut-être des souvenirs lointains. Sinon, vous serez au moins prévenu et armé pour affronter une telle expérience. Mais attention : si vous tentez de sortir de cette situation grâce à votre raisonnement rationnel, préparez-vous à des moments difficiles à vivre....

Lorsqu’il atteignit l’immeuble, personne ne l’attendait. Le soleil de l’après-midi brûlait la rue, mais heureusement l’entrée se trouvait du côté ombragé. Il poussa un soupir de soulagement en s’asseyant sur les marches en pierre fraîches du seuil. Il devait rencontrer quelqu’un ici, mais la chaleur et la marche dans les rues poussiéreuses avaient embrouillé son esprit et sa mémoire. Avec un peu de chance, ce repos à l’ombre l’aiderait à recouvrer ses sens. Il songeait encore à son état lorsqu’il entendit une voix tout près de lui. - Bonjour, je suis Claudine Bertin, ravie de vous connaître. Je suis contente que vous ayez pu venir. - Tout le plaisir est pour moi, Mademoiselle Bertin. - S’il vous plaît, appelez-moi Claudine. - D’accord, pas de problème. Alors vous m’appellerez Jean-Hubert. Il se leva et serra la main tendue. C’était une surprise agréable de voir cette jeune femme énergique alors qu’il s’attendait à rencontrer un agent immobilier chauve et grisonnant, épais et fade. Il eut cependant une sensation légèrement désagréable en touchant sa main. Sa peau était froide et rêche, un surprenant cont...

"L'appartement" - une nouvelle.

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The Bride of Frank Stein

By: Ewan Lillicii

Agent Frank Nicola Stein works for the Department of Energetic Intelligence as an undercover investigator that spies on miracles of periodic occurrence - The Garden of Eden. Join Agent Stein as he snoops on the rise of the most brilliant people in the world. Then watch as his own life takes a turn down a path of depression that stirs up a Rapture of successful mistakes....

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The Apartment : A Short Story

By: Claude Simon

Have you ever been caught up in a warped space-time situation ? If you have, this will wake up forgotten memories. If you have not, you will be better armed to handle the experience. But if you try to deal with irrational situations using your rational thinking, you may go through a hard time....

When he reached the building, there was no one yet waiting. The afternoon sun was blazing the street, but fortunately the entrance was on the shady side. He heaved a sigh of relief and sat on the cool stone steps. He knew he was meeting someone here but the heat and his walk through the busy dusty streets had muddled up his mind and memory. He hoped that some rest in the shade would bring him back to his full senses. He was still daydreaming about his condition when he heard her voice close to him. - Hi, my name is Deborah Highbridge, glad you could make it. - Hi, no problem. Pleased to meet you, Miss Highbridge. - You can call me Deborah. - OK, then you can call me Anthony. He got up to shake her hand. He was startled but pleased to see a young energetic woman, when he had expected to meet some typically dull fat elderly real estate dealer. Yet he disliked the touch of her hand on his. It was cold and rough, such a contrast with her appearance, as if it belonged to another person. Especially in the midst of summer. She was elegant but not flashy, with hazelnut eyes and auburn hair. A very m...

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At Sea

By: T. Bakare

At Sea is a series of short stories set in London (mainly East) with a wide array of characters, some of whom were born in London, some are visiting and some can't leave. From the struggling Glaswegian artist who boards the train to his ex-girlfriends birthday party in the country to the young mother who can't leave her past behind her and the devout, Nigerian, churchgoer who cleans her place of worship with conviction and everything in between, At Sea casts characters from diverse backgrounds with hopes and fears but keeps them together in the hothouse that is a city of 8 million....

Hilary's Birthday Bus Stop The Interpreters The Garden Mercy Glass Rose

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Short Story Mixture

By: Don Fern

The stories: Stories up to 2500 words in length. Some are a bit tense; some are amusing, some border on nonsense. Some are science fiction. Some are on the scary side. The poems: Poems are descriptive of the change of seasons. Are written in stanza form and have the elements of rhyme and rhythm in them. ...

After the story, I thought of it as something to scare the younger kids. During the evening I went around to the food table and took as much candy as I could. Of course I never let anyone see me and always left some, as mom had taught me to do....

The Haunted Bridge in Town Time Trip to Missouri Cow Kidnapping Fishing Escape to Party Playing the Game Waiting Positive Thinking for Christmas Santa Monthly Chinese Christmas Decorations Poems ...

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Let the Water Rise and Other Stories

By: Matthew Burgos

**Contemporary Flash Fictions; not suitable for preteens & below.** A broken relationship; a hopeful lady; a full-of-rage heart of a man; a sound of a gun; a floor of blood and other scenarios. If your soul sides death; if your heart follows crumbling scenes; if your mind adores sorrow; if your eyes love blood, this anthology will fill your needs with different stories that end up tragically....

Acknowledgement Author’s Note Let the Water Rise Like I Said He is the King Do You? Elites What You Once Gave Me Let Us Play Will Not Let It I Still Remember Underwater I Never Thought I Can Ever Have Perfect Ceremony Sister Aida Along with What We Found Mystery Purity Days Hope in Hell Wide, Blue Sea Ashes Knife and Hell Will You? Rivers Payback Owned Words Prayers Guitar Tunes Marathon Memories Saving Maeve The Way We Fall One Day Lies Gone Eternal Lives Goodbye I Love You Element Wooden Chair Dear Layla Blame Aviss Windowsill What We Are Two Hours Falling Thunders Burned Waiting Butterfly MaryAnne Under Finally The End About the Author...

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The Education of Henry Appel and other stories

By: R. Joiner

Designed for the discriminating reader who expects a good story, good characters, and above all an aesthetic experience. It's in the language, you know? Contact me at R1234J@hotmail.com...

There goes Le Roi de Soliel rolling down the hill. Like Roy always says: the first thing you do when you open one of these gallon jugs is toss the cap away. Now, he’s tumbling down a dirt path in the Presidio with the lights of The City winking behind and the GGB, a waterfront hack’s “golden”, glistening through the light fog and beckoning dead ahead. Michigan Bob gets to Roy first to make sure the wine is intact, both of them laughing and coughing, a couple of lunatics in the darkness. Just like them to howl at a new moon as now here comes Tex plummeting down the hill to meet them, hoping he can arrest his momentum before he bowls them over like a couple of tenpins needed for a spare. ...

THERE GOES LE ROI DE SOLIEL... AN OLD SCORE THE GOOD PROFESSOR A VISIT TO THE LIBRARY WASHINGTON SQUARE CHANCE ENCOUNTER RELAY THE NATURE OF WORLDS THE EDUCATION OF HENRY APPEL, A NOVELLA...

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Detour : A short story

By: Azure James

In the post-Civil War period, our hero Matthew Wilson, during a trip to see his partner in New Orleans, finds himself stranded in the deadly uncharted swamp with no tools or help. On his journey back to civilization, he encounters a deranged domestic prisoner and his wife, deadly wildlife, and many other threats....

The driver cleared his throat. “They take fifteen minutes to get there us half the time. J.S Peterson Carriage has a commitment to quality that never ends.” Although he had just commenced his job, he already had the tired, repetitive tone of someone who had repeated that phrase innumerable times. To the couple's surprise, the horses quickly lurched into a dark underworld of a street. Untamed mosses and vines swallowed up the dilapidated, vacant houses, which bore signs of antiquated engineering and design. They were slowly sinking into the soft ground, as Nature took them back from Man....

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10 Ways to Win the Job 2015

By: LiveCareer Ltd, Editor

LiveCareer wants to help make this the year you land the job you want. Our eBook is packed with helpful hints and expert tips that can give you the edge you need to succeed in 2015!...

How to impress employers, get hired faster and make more money

How to Win the Job in 2015 3 The Worst Jobs of 2014, The Best Jobs of ‘15 & Cities that Are Ready to Take Off 4 Clean Up Your Act! Social Networks & Your Personal Brand 7 Get Hired Faster! Tap Into Your Network 9 Stand Out from the Crowd: How to Optimize Your Resume for Search Engines 11 Are You Qualified? The Skills You MUST Include in Your Resume 13 Volunteer Work Is More Important than Ever 15 Your Resume is #1 in 2015: How to Make It Great 17 The New Rules: Writing Your Cover Letter 19 Five Interview Tips You've Never Heard Before 21 Your Job Apps Are Done! What’s Next? 23...

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A Matter of Angels : Slightly subversive survival stories

By: Nyla Nox

'The Virgin Mary had more lines but I had the better costume.' After the Christmas play was announced, I had been dreaming all autumn of the Virgin Mary and the essence of femininity that I knew the role possessed if I could only get it. No longer would I have to pull on pants, hide my hair, swagger around with plastic swords or sit in a chair uttering the mild regrets of middle age. No, for once I would be the centre of delight and attention, with a husband, a donkey and various deferential well-wishers from all walks of life to support my soft and vulnerable womanhood while at the same time getting the lion’s share of lines and scenes. Tender, frail, passive and beautiful, I would be the chosen one. The star. But since I had the wrong religion, this was not to be.' For everyone who has ever been in a school play, or whose daughter is in one right now. At the age of nine, Nyla runs into the hard facts of life. Her school nativity play turns out to be a pretty ugly affair. It opens up the cracks in the social divides, religious discrimination and dark family secrets. Told with wry humour and compassion for the pain of ch...

At first I had been upset. I was the best actress in class, not just by my own assessment but also as overheard several times in comments from my teacher. So when the roles were handed out, I was stunned. The lead went to a class mate who had never shown a special interest in the theatre. I looked at her. She smiled and acknowledged the privilege, her blonde hair shimmering in the late morning winter sunlight that fell through the class room windows. Was it my hair? Then I looked around in the room and at all the other girls who had been cast in background parts. Why her? The boys, of course, had plenty of parts to share amongst them. Joseph, shepherds, inn keepers, Romans, kings... At least I had been cast in the second best female part – I was the archangel Gabriel. But right then I have to admit I felt nothing but contempt for the archangel Gabriel. A consolation prize, appearing in only one scene. Why? The answer was a lot more complex than I knew. In fact I had fallen afoul of religious discrimination. It was a late aftertaste of the persecution that had made my ancestors walk all the way across Europe in search of a sa...

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