This eclectic collection of 58 stories, "Fifty Odd Shades of Monochrome", in the form of shorts, poems, Drabbles and novellas, covers a wide range of genres, humour, romance, drama, science fiction, fantasy, contemporary and historical. Some will make you laugh, a few may bring a tear to your eye, but I assure you that, unlike similar titles, only the English language is bullied into submission.
With her Mum and Dad overseas, sixteen year old Annie is left in the care of her happily married sister, Sarah. Alarm bells ring in Sarah's head when she learns of the teenager's infatuation with seasonal worker Keiran, whose good looks, charm and maturity ensure he is never short of attention.
Arabella Rose is the countyâ€™s best suicide hotline telephone operator. But very few know the personal reasons behind her passion, until a call from a strangely compelling man shakes up her entire world.
13 classic stories by science fiction author Philip K. Dick.
â€śI decided to use the name Ellen Green. Itâ€™s not the name I was born with, but it will hide who I really amâ€¦ and what I have done.â€ť
From the Pulitzer and Story Prize winner: sixteen new storiesâ€”provocative, funny, disturbing, enchantingâ€”that delve into the secret lives and desires of ordinary people, alongside retellings of myths and legends that highlight the aspirations of the human spirit.
An original short story by New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci. Frank Becker is a highly sought after, expert assassin. When Becker takes a mysterious job, he has no idea that it will force him to delve deeply into his own past. Undeterred by obstacles he is determined to complete his assignment. But he may realize too late that his success will permanently alter his future.
For David, what should have been a peaceful journey home on the Friday evening commuter train, rapidly descends into terror and madness. Who is the mysterious, pale lifeless-looking woman sitting opposite him on the train?