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The Effect of Frost on Southern Vines

by Sande Bunting

The Effect of Frost on Southern Vines is the debut short fiction collection from Canadian writer and poet, Sandra Bunting.  It brings together stories that are broad-reaching yet have a strong sense of place,...


by Rob Boffard

Rob Boffard's Outer Earth series thrilled readers with its no-holds-barred action and adrenaline, as it follows the story of Riley Hale's attempts to save both humanity's last refuge - and humanity itself. Yet...

Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams

by Sylvia Plath

Renowned for her poetry, Sylvia Plath was also a brilliant writer of prose. This collection of short stories, essays, and diary excerpts highlights her fierce concentration on craft, the vitality of her intelligence,...

The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress: Stories

by Michelle Richmond

Four sisters, many lovers, and a series of settings both familiar and exotic delineate the nineteen linked stories in this award-winning debut collection. Whether leaving, returning, or staying put, the women...

The Complete Short Stories of Saki

by Saki

The buttoned-up world of the British upper classes is exploded by the brilliance, wit and audacity of Saki's bomb-like stories. In 'The Open Window' an imaginative teenager gives a visitor the fright of his...

Seven Crow Stories

by Robert J. Wiersema

A hitchhiker grants a boon to the young man who picks her up . . . the ghostly wife of a country singer follows her husband from town to town, exacting a peculiar vengeance . . . the disappearance of a young...

Some Pleasant Daydream: The Stories of Jiri Kajanë: Volume 2

by Bill U'Ren, Kevin Phelan & Jiri Kajanë

Continuing where the groundbreaking Winter in Tirana leaves off, SOME PLEASANT DAYDREAM features six stories by the enigmatic Albanian writer Jiri Kajanë. The collection follows the adventures of Albania's...

A Garden Fed by Lightning

by Marshall Moore

Marshall Moore’s short fiction is propelled by a scathing wit and a dark imagination, and he does not shy away from taking readers down roads that are less traveled and rarely even mapped. In the title story,...

Winter in Tirana: The Stories of Jiri Kajanë: Volume 1

by Kevin Phelan, Bill U'Ren & Jiri Kajanë

Winter in Tirane: The Stories of Jiri Kajane, brings together six intertwined tales of bittersweet love, absurd politics, and comic hijinks by the enigmatic Jiri Kajanë. Set against the final days of the Albanian...

Flashes of Lightning: 52 Short, Short Stories

by Neil Tarpey

Flashes of Lightning contains fifty-two fiction stories (each one 101 words or less) that touch the reader's funny bone, heart, mystery-solving mind and sometimes, dark side. What drives this collection of economical...

No Need to Reply: a collection of flash fiction

by Jodi Cleghorn

"I used to think there was an unexpected freedom in unread letters. To know at the end of writing I'd be the only one intimate with the contents. Now I think it's the worst kind of invisibility...that I'm disappearing...

Tables Turned

by Ian David Noakes

A single mother's patience snaps when a delinquent yob crosses the line and breaks into her property in the middle of the night. Instead of calling the police, she ties the insolent terror to a dining chair...

Arrival (Stories of Your Life MTI)

by Ted Chiang

Previously published as Stories of Your Life and Others. Includes "Story Of Your Life," the basis for the major motion picture Arrival, starring Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner, and directed by Denis...

Virgin and Other Stories

by April Ayers Lawson

A confident and mesmerizing fiction debut, from the winner of the Plimpton Prize

Set in the South, at the crossroads of a world that is both secular and devoutly Christian, April Ayers Lawson's stories evoke...

Pagan Heaven

by Ruth Rouff

Where is Pagan Heaven? It's all around us. In our unceasing fascination with a movie star who died over half a century ago. In an inner-city youth who muses over the meaning of the word philosophy. In a statue...

The Visitors Book

by Sophie Hannah

In this sensational collection of supernatural short stories, Sophie Hannah takes the comforting scenes of everyday life and imbues them with a frisson of fear, then a gust of terror. Why is a young woman so...

Loopholes: Microfiction

by Susan McCreery & Bettina Kaiser

These perfectly formed microfictions provide glimpses into the everyday challenges of family life, relationships, ageing and loss. McCreery’s characters are typical humans – flawed, vulnerable, frustrating...

Bright Magic: Stories

by Alfred Döblin, Damion Searls & Gunter Grass

Alfred Döblin’s many imposing novels, above all Berlin Alexanderplatz, have established him as one of the titans of modern German literature. This collection of his stories —astonishingly, the first ever...

A Very Merry Christmas

by Cathy Lamb

Previously published in Holiday Magic

From acclaimed author Cathy Lamb comes a tender and uplifting story of the challenges and surprises of family, belonging, love…and Christmas.

Some people careen through...

Not a Place on Any Map

by Alexis Paige

Not a Place on Any Map, winner of the 2016 Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award, explores the switch-backing emotional terrain of traumas and triumphs, as well as the disparate landscapes where they unfold....