A collection of short stories

Let’s share short stories

Italo Calvino - The Flash:
http://www.uky.edu/~eushe2/Pajares/calvino/calflash.html

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and another one.

Isaac Asmiov - The Last Question:
http://www.multivax.com/last_question.html

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borges - the aleph

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jean giono - the man who planted trees

http://www.ftpf.org/The_Man_Who_Planted_Trees.pdf

I thought this was going to be a review of Reload’s “A Collection of Short Stories.” Such a great album.

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I lived for several years in a quite remote area of the Modenese Appennines - my nearest neighbour was about three kilometres away, and the nearest town seven. A couple of years before I moved back down to Modena itself to live with my daughter (I was divorced, my ex-wife died) I wrote a set of short stories about the area, which is called Strettara di Montecreto. I originally intended to write twelve, but inspiration ran out after eight or nine. So here they are.

Stories from the Narrows.pdf (213.5 KB)

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@tehn Flippin love Borges. I took a module on his writing back in my University days. The one that made a biggest impact on me was The House of Asterion.

I recently enjoyed A Slip of the Microscope by HG Wells, and The Meek One by Dostoyevsky. But can’t find PDFs.

My all-time favourite though has to the the “epic” The Hunting of the Snark by Carroll http://www.archive.org/stream/huntingofsnarkan00carruoft#page/n7/mode/2up

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The Harvest – Amy Hempel.

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Leiningen versus the Ants - Carl Stephenson
http://www.classicshorts.com/stories/lvta.html

Varlam Shalamov “Graphite”
(The last story from the “Kolyma Tales”. Only six short pages, but an incredible mixture of ideas, experiences and materials… diamonds and pencils, bodies and landscapes, I get chills every time I read it.)

Varlam_Shalamov_Graphite_compressed.pdf (1.2 MB)

Georg Heym - The Dissection. Gruesome, beautiful and sad: The Dissection

Kafka’s exhausting and inexhaustible A Country Doctor, imo his finest achievement: http://www.holybooks.com/wp-content/uploads/A-country-doctor-by-Franz-Kafka.pdf

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This one’s been floating around teh interwebz for a while but I only found out about it the other month. It’s amusing. http://www.terrybisson.com/page6/page6.html

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“The Machine Stops” -E.M. Forster
http://archive.ncsa.illinois.edu/prajlich/forster.html

Only three paragraphs, but they pack a punch:

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This excellent story came across my Twitter today and then I saw this thread come back up so I’m posting it. How about that.

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I adore this one.