Tales Around The Campfire

An Inspiring Short Story Collection

Author: Sciantel Crista

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736893787

Category: Fiction

Page: 117

View: 5357

HERE IS 5 SHORT STORIES TO ENTICE AND MAYBE EVEN BRING A BIT OF FRIGHT IN THE DARK... This is book 1 of 2. 1. Heaven's Narrow Path: Meet a little boy who had it all, but misfortune soon sends him on a quest he didn't sign up for and has him even questioning his own existence... 2. M.D: Mark Tanner is a really good physician but he has no bedside manner and he could learn a lot from his patient. But can he in time? 3. Forgiven: What would you do if a serial killer took everything from you but he got it all in turn. Forgiveness. 4. Someone Else's Child: This is about two teens who collide into each other's world and at first cannot stand one another, but soon they find they have more in common than they think... 5. The Spider's Tangled Web: We'd all like to have a dad who would love and accept us. But in Zake's life that just isn't the case. No matter how hard he tries his dad just will not even hardly acknowledge his son or let alone believe he has real potential.

Palo Alto


Author: James Franco


ISBN: 3847900099

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2008

»Franco ist seine eigene Spezies«, schrieb der Spiegel über Hollywoods größtes Talent. Der Schauspieler, Regisseur und Künstler debütiert nun auch als Autor: mit eindringlichen, erschütternden Geschichten aus dem Herzen einer verlorenen Generation. »Vor zehn Jahren, in meinem zweiten Jahr an der Highschool, habe ich an Halloween eine Frau getötet.« Die kalifornischen Teenager in James Francos Geschichten wachsen behütet auf, trotzdem haben sie ihre Unschuld längst verloren. Sie experimentieren mit Drogen und Sex, sie sind berauscht und gelangweilt, sie spielen mit ihrem Leben, das doch gerade erst begonnen hat. Zugleich kindlich und weise, mitleidlos und empfindsam, sind sie immer auf der Suche nach dem Erlebnis, das die Leere füllt, die Sehnsucht tötet. Sie treffen einen, diese Storys, unerwartet und tief. Unsentimental, in ihrer Reduziertheit fast klassisch, entfalten sie eine klaustrophobische, bedrohliche Atmosphäre, die sich in Momenten drastischen Humors und überraschend zarter Schönheit entlädt. "Palo Alto" ist die beeindruckende erste Probe einer neuen literarischen Stimme.
Juvenile Fiction

The Curse of the Campfire Weenies

And Other Warped and Creepy Tales

Author: David Lubar

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 142995969X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 625

A boy discovers the answer to one of the great urban mysteries: why are pigeons always pooping in parks? A second-grade class learns why they should always be nice to their math teacher....An ancient predator uses the internet to search out its prey... A young girl and her little brother escape a campfire weenie only to encounter something even more terrifying: a troupe of Girl Scouts singing campfire songs. For this, his third collection of warped and creepy "weenie" tales, critically-acclaimed author and master of the macabre David Lubar traveled deep into the shadowy corners of his mind, looking for new ways to amuse and terrify his readers. And in the tradition of In the Land of the Lawn Weenies and Invasion of the Road Weenies, he reveals the inspiration behind each of the thirty-five stories at the end of the book. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Young Adult Fiction

KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN Ultimate Collection: 21 Novels & 130+ Short Stories, Fairy Tales and Poems (Illustrated)

Including Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm & Penelope Hamilton Series: Rose o' the River, A Summer in a Cañon, The Birds' Christmas Carol, Timothy's Quest, The Arabian Nights, Golden Numbers & many more

Author: Kate Douglas Wiggin

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8075832752

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 4845

View: 818

This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of Contents: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Series: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm New Chronicles of Rebecca The Flag-Raising Penelope Hamilton Series: Penelope's English Experiences Penelope's Experiences in Scotland Penelope's Irish Experiences Penelope's Postscripts The Homespun Trilogy: Rose o' the River The Old Peabody Pew Susanna and Sue Other Novels: A Summer in a Cañon: A California Story Polly Oliver's Problem: A Story for Girls The Birds' Christmas Carol The Romance of a Christmas Card Timothy's Quest Marm Lisa Mother Carey's Chickens The Diary of a Goose Girl A Cathedral Courtship The Story of Waitstill Baxter The Story of Patsy Short Stories: The Village Watch-Tower Tom O' the Blueb'ry Plains The Nooning Tree The Fore-Room Rug A Village Stradivarius The Eventful Trip of the Midnight Cry Ladies-in-Waiting Miss Thomasina Tucker The Turning-Point Huldah the Prophetess Two on a Tour Philippa's Nervous Prostration Anthologies: The Arabian Nights: Their Best Known Tales The Fairy Ring Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know The Talking Beasts: A Book of Fable Wisdom The Story Hour: A Book for the Home and the Kindergarten Golden Numbers: A Book of Verse for Youth The Posy Ring: A Book of Verse for Children Pinafore Palace Other Works: The Girl and the Kingdom: Learning to Teach The Republic of Childhood: Froebel's Gifts Children's Rights: A Book of Nursery Logic Bluebeard: A Musical Fantasy The Girl Scouts: A Training School for Womanhood Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856-1923) was an American educator and author of children's stories, most notably the classic children's novel Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. She devoted her adult life to the welfare of children in an era when children were commonly thought of as cheap labor.
American poetry

Encyclopedia of the New York School Poets

Author: Terence Diggory

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438119054

Category: American poetry

Page: 560

View: 4507

An A-to-Z reference to writers of the New York School, including John Ashbery, who is often considered America's greatest living poet. Examines significant movements in literary history and its development through the years.

A Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Hesperus Press

ISBN: 1780940599

Category: Fiction

Page: 134

View: 1577

Cosy-up on a cold winter’s night with a collection of festive tales from literary master Charles Dickens, re-issued just in time for Christmas. Published in its entirety for the first time since 1852, this Christmas number of Dickens’ periodical Household Words is a shining example of the varied thematic and narrative styles of Victorian storytelling. One of Dickens’ earliest collections of stories for the holiday season, A Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire offers tales of romance, theft, justice and heart-warming family reunions. Continuing the tradition of ghost stories for Christmas, some of the haunting tales are inspiring while others are chilling. The voices of this round include servants and employers alike - host and charwoman, mother and nursemaid - and some surprising ruminations on topics as diverse as disability and interracial love.
Young Adult Fiction

The Curiosities

A Collection of Stories

Author: Brenna Yovanoff,Tessa Gratton,Maggie Stiefvater

Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™

ISBN: 1467731919

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1646

From acclaimed and New York Times best-selling YA authors Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff comes The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories. • A vampire locked in a cage in the basement, for good luck. • Bad guys, clever girls, and the various reasons why the guys have to stop breathing. • A world where fires never go out (with references to vanilla ice cream). These are but a few of the curiosities collected in this volume of short stories by three acclaimed practitioners of paranormal fiction. But The Curiosities is more than the stories. Since 2008, Maggie, Tessa, and Brenna have posted more than 250 works of short fiction to their website Their goal was simple: create a space for experimentation and improvisation in their writing—all in public and without a backspace key. In that spirit, The Curiosities includes the stories and each author's comments, critiques, and kudos in the margins. Think of it as a guided tour of the creative processes of three acclaimed authors.

Der Omega-Punkt


Author: Don DeLillo

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462305581

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 4587

Erscheint weltweit gleichzeitig: der neue Roman von Don DeLillo, dem »aufregendsten Schriftsteller seiner Generation« Die Zeit Ein junger Filmemacher sucht einen ehemaligen geheimen Kriegsberater der amerikanischen Regierung in dessen Haus irgendwo in der kalifornischen Wüste auf. Er hofft, ihn für eine Dokumentation gewinnen zu können. Als die Tochter des älteren Mannes auftaucht, nimmt die Geschichte einen verhängnisvollen Lauf.Im MoMa in New York betrachtet ein Mann eine Installation: Hitchcocks »Psycho«, verlangsamt auf eine Spielzeit von 24 Stunden. Und er betrachtet zwei Männer, einen älteren, einen jüngeren, die sich die Installation anschauen. Schnitt.Mitten in der Wüste, »südlich von Nirgendwo«, lebt der dreiundsiebzigjährige Richard Elster in einem einsam gelegenen Haus. Hierher hat er sich zurückgezogen, um über Raum und Zeit nachzudenken. Elster, ein Gelehrter, der sich jahrelang mit dem Thema Auslöschung in all seinen Varianten beschäftigt hat, diente der amerikanischen Regierung während des Irakkriegs zwei Jahre lang als geheimer Berater, er sollte ihre Kriegshandlungen mit einem intellektuellen Referenzrahmen versehen. Als seine Dienste nicht mehr gebraucht werden, zieht er sich in die Wüste zurück.Dort besucht ihn Jim Finley, ein junger Filmemacher, der Elster von seinem Filmprojekt überzeugen möchte: eine Dokumentation ganz ohne Schnitt, nur eine einzige Einstellung: ein Mann – Elster – vor einer Wand. Keine Fragen aus dem Off, keine Regieanweisung. Zwölf Tage schon diskutieren die beiden Männer, als Elsters Tochter Jessie auftaucht, eine junge Frau aus New York, die die Dynamik der ganzen Geschichte grundlegend verändert. Etwas Unfassbares geschieht, und alles Gesagte wird in Frage gestellt.Der Omega-Punkt ist ein tief verstörendes, brillantes Werk über Verlust und Verschwinden von einem der größten Schriftsteller der Gegenwart.Die deutsche Übersetzung erscheint zeitgleich mit der amerikanischen Originalausgabe.

Indian Tales

Ghost Story Collections

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: 谷月社


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6845

Who is the happy man? He that sees in his own house at home, little children crowned with dust, leaping and falling and crying. —Munichandra, translated by Professor Peterson. The polo-ball was an old one, scarred, chipped, and dinted. It stood on the mantelpiece among the pipe-stems which Imam Din, khitmatgar, was cleaning for me. "Does the Heaven-born want this ball?" said Imam Din, deferentially. The Heaven-born set no particular store by it; but of what use was a polo-ball to a khitmatgar? "By your Honor's favor, I have a little son. He has seen this ball, and desires it to play with. I do not want it for myself." No one would for an instant accuse portly old Imam Din of wanting to play with polo-balls. He carried out the battered thing into the veranda; and there followed a hurricane of joyful squeaks, a patter of small feet, and the thud-thud-thud of the ball rolling along the ground. Evidently the little son had been waiting outside the door to secure his treasure. But how had he managed to see that polo-ball? Next day, coming back from office half an hour earlier than usual, I was aware of a small figure in the dining-room—a tiny, plump figure in a ridiculously inadequate shirt which came, perhaps, half-way down the tubby stomach. It wandered round the room, thumb in mouth, crooning to itself as it took stock of the pictures. Undoubtedly this was the "little son."


Author: Thirteen O'Clock Press


ISBN: 1326646389


Page: N.A

View: 4849


The Sick-a-Bed Lady

And Other Tales

Author: Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775459144

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

View: 7848

Fans of charming domestic dramas in the vein of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women will love Eleanor Hallowell Abbott's short story collection The Sick-a-Bed Lady. Filled with industrious heroines, resilient families, and budding romance, these inspiring tales provide a delightful diversion for readers young and old.

To Build a Fire

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 9780553903478

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 9504

To Build A Fire and Other Stories is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging collection of Jack London's short stories available in paperback. This superb volume brings together twenty-five of London's finest, including a dozen of his great Klondike stories, vivid tales of the Far North were rugged individuals, such as the Malemute Kid face the violence of man and nature during the Gold Rush Days. Also included are short masterpieces from his later writing, plus six stories unavailable in any other paperback edition. Here, along with London's famous wilderness adventures and fireband desperadoes, are portraits of the working man, the immigrant, and the exotic outcast: characters representing the entire span of the author's prolific imaginative career, in tales that have been acclaimed throughout the world as some of the most thrilling short stories ever written.

Apocalyptic and Dystopian Tales

Author: Celesta Thiessen

Publisher: Visions Encoded


Category: Fiction

Page: 60

View: 3048

Apocalyptic and Dystopian Tales is a collection of fourteen, inspirational short stories: Green Hope They Came From the Sea Lucy, the P.I. The Call Once in a Black Moon Light Speed to Nowhere World War Four Research White Too Late For Life? Count to Ten The Carefully Wound Clock Escaping Darkness Escaping Darkness They fell. That’s what I had said. No one had objected. We got away. Now I travel alone, one step ahead of the darkness that consumes the world. This book is rated 12+
Juvenile Fiction

The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies

And Other Warped and Creepy Tales

Author: David Lubar

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429962690

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 3135

A girl doesn't have a date for the school dance—until her dad makes one for her in his lab. "Lily—meet Stitchy." A family enjoys a nice Thanksgiving dinner—until they are interrupted by a torrent of turkeys out for revenge. A princess meets a pea-brained suitor. And the battle of two red hot pepper weenies ends in flames. Critically-acclaimed author and master of the macabre David Lubar returns from a journey into the darkest depths of his brain with thirty-five more warped and creepy tales. And in the tradition of the three previous Weenie collections—In the Land of the Lawn Weenies, Invasion of the Road Weenies, and The Curse of the Campfire Weenies—he reveals the inspiration behind each story at the end of the book. Don't be a weenie. Read these stories...if you dare! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Raven and the Monkey's Paw

Classics of Horror and Suspense from the Modern Library

Author: Edgar Allan Poe,Edith Wharton,Saki,Charles Dickens,O. Henry

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0307824020

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2576

The third in the Modern Library's series of original compilations, The Raven and the Monkey's Paw is a collection of classic tales and poems to engage our fear-seeking senses. The beauty of these stories and poems lies in their readability: ideal for sharing aloud around the campfire or for a quick, thrilling dip . . . under the covers with a flashlight. The writing itself sends as many awe-inspired shivers down the spine as do the ghosts and goblins on these pages. Edgar Allan Poe, the master of the horror story and the chiming lyric poem, opens the volume with his best-loved stories: "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Black Cat," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Premature Burial," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "Berenice," and "Ligeia." Every bit as chilling now as on the day they were written, these tales retain their power to stir the reader again and again. Poe, who was as well known for his poems as for his stories, is also represented by such verse standards as "The Raven," "Lenore," "To Helen," "Ulalume," and "Annabel Lee," among others. Numerous other practitioners of the supernatural story are included: Edith Wharton, with her gripping "Afterward"; Charles Dickens and his famed ghost story "The Signalman"; W. W. Jacobs, with this com- pilation's inspiration, "The Monkey's Paw." Also here are Saki's engrossing "Sredni Vashtar"; O. Henry's story of love lost and hopes dashed, "The Furnished Room"; Wilkie Collins's lively "A Terribly Strange Bed"; and "The Boarded Window," Ambrose Bierce's tale of the bizarre. A year-round collection for reading aloud--and frightening your friends--The Raven and the Monkey's Paw will gratify all manner of thrill-seekers. The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foundation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editions of important works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torchbearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inaugurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Stories for Boys who dare to be different - Vom Mut, anders zu sein

Author: Ben Brooks

Publisher: Loewe Verlag

ISBN: 3732012697

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 1634

Von Beethoven bis Obama – 100 Jungs, die die Welt verändert haben! Jungs brauchen Vorbilder – heute mehr denn je. In diesem aufwändig gestalteten Buch finden sie über 100 ganz persönliche Geschichten von Künstlern, Wissenschaftlern, Umweltaktivisten, Fußballern, Politikern und Entdeckern – von großen und kleinen Helden aus der ganzen Welt und aus allen Epochen, die Grenzen überschritten haben und gegen den Strom geschwommen sind. Sie alle hatten den Mut, ihren eigenen Weg zu gehen und so ihre Träume zu verwirklichen. Nach dem großen Erfolg von Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls gibt es nun endlich auch eine inspirierende Geschichtensammlung für Jungs. Autor Ben Brooks erzählt von Persönlichkeiten, die Erstaunliches erreicht und die Welt auf ihre Art ein Stück besser gemacht haben – jenseits von stereotypen Männlichkeitsbildern und Rollenklischees. Denn: Man muss sich nicht mit großen Kämpfern identifizieren, die Drachen töten und Prinzessinnen retten, um zum Helden zu werden. Dieses Buch zeigt, dass man auch als Querdenker, als sensibler oder introvertierter Junge Außergewöhnliches zu leisten vermag. Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different ist ein unvergleichliches Buch, randvoll gepackt mit Abenteuern, spannenden Geschichten und mancher Überraschung. Am wichtigsten jedoch: es bestärkt kleine und große Jungs darin, ihren eigenen Weg zu gehen. "Dieses Buch kann Leben retten. Dieses Buch kann Leben verändern. Dieses Buch kann dazu beitragen eine neue Generation von Jungs hervorzubringen, die es wagen ihren eigenen Weg zu gehen." - Benjamin Zephaniah Mit spannenden Biografien von großen Persönlichkeiten, wie: Ai Weiwei, Barack Obama, Benjamin Zephaniah, Bill Gates, Christopher Paolini, Confucius, Daniel Radcliffe, Galileo Galilei, Hans Scholl, Harvey Milk, Jamie Oliver, Jesse Eisenberg, Jim Henson, John Green, John Lennon, Lionel Messi, Louis Armstrong, Louis Braille, Ludwig van Beethoven, Mahatma Gandhi, Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela, Nikola Tesla, Oscar Wilde, Patch Adams, Ralph Lauren, Roald Dahl, Salvador Dalí, Siddhartha Gautama, Stephen Hawking, Steven Spielberg, Tank Man, Thomas Edison, Vincent van Gogh
Juvenile Fiction

Tournament of Fear

And Other Martial Arts Stories

Author: Mark Kehl

Publisher: Roxbury Park

ISBN: 9781565659490

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 95

View: 3147

Short stories that focus on young people and the martial arts.