Sci-Fi Shorts II

Ten humorous science fiction stories telling of a train journey into a parallel world, a hen party in space, a galactic bailiff tasked with evicting everyone from Earth, a trial in the afterlife, a retired scientist who invents an antidote to Murphy’s Law, and more.

Meet Mark Roman

Mark Roman is a retired research scientist who fritters away his time writing humorous science fiction. He lives in London, is married, and has two adult children. His two most recent books have been collections of SF stories – Sci-Fi Shorts and Sci-Fi Shorts II – both of which are also available as audio books narrated by the splendid Duncan Galloway of the Pasadena Roof Orchestra.

Flashes of Fright

Thirteen horror stories, each 1,000 words long. In Flashes of Fright, you’ll meet a witch intent on carrying out a wicked plan, a woman whose quest for love has a tragic end, an office worker whose act of peaceful rebellion triggers a horrifying act, and more …

Meet D. T. Adams

D. T. Adams is the pen name of an anonymous British writer who writes both fiction and non-fiction. His e-books include a novel, collections of short horror stories, two-sentence stories, poetry and more. He’s inspired by the world we live in today, as well as imaginary worlds of fantasy, horror and everything in between.

The Stringship Chronicles: Stories About Our Other Paranormal Lives

In this unique concoction that is our universe, there are tales waiting to be told—stories that dwell in the space between reality and imagination, where the boundaries of the known are stretched and twisted into the realm of the inexplicable.

Dive into the extraordinary with “The Stringship Chronicles: Stories About Our Other Paranormal Lives” by Gary Paul Bryant, author of “Reworld,” “The Phone” and “Awkward: The First Resurrection of Robert Levenplatter.”

In this collection of 29 short stories, Bryant blurs the lines between the everyday and the paranormal. You’ll encounter mind-bending scenarios, time travel adventures, and even a unique take on the Second Coming.

You won’t find any ghosts, demons, psychics, vampires or fairies in any of these stories, instead, you’ll explore uncharted territories of imagination, where the ordinary becomes extraordinary. Bryant’s storytelling talent shines through, making these tales captivating and thought-provoking.

So, get ready for a thrilling journey into the paranormal side of life. “The Stringship Chronicles” promises unexpected twists and a fresh perspective on the extraordinary hidden in the mundane.


Short Italian Stories for Beginners: Learn Beginner Italian With 20 Exciting Tales!

Dreaming of learning Italian in a fun and engaging way, but having trouble finding the right reading material? Look no further! Start an exciting journey to learning Italian with 20 engaging short stories! Designed for both young and adult learners, it offers an exciting journey into the Italian-speaking world. Each of the 20 short stories has been carefully selected to cover a wide range of topics, from bright colors to fascinating animals, bustling professions, and mouthwatering culinary experiences. Start your Italian journey now!

Meet LingoMelo

Welcome to LingoMelo, where language learning meets a world of possibilities. We’re a passionate group of linguists and educators on a mission to make language learning not just accessible, but also enjoyable and affordable for everyone. LingoMelo was born from the belief that language is more than just words and grammar; it’s a bridge connecting people and cultures worldwide. We invite you to join us on this linguistic journey that goes beyond borders. Thank you for choosing LingoMelo as your trusted language-learning partner. Let’s unlock new linguistic horizons together!

Short German Stories for Beginners: Learn Beginner German With 20 Exciting Tales!

Dreaming of learning German in a fun and engaging way, but having trouble finding the right reading material? Look no further! Start an exciting journey to learning German with 20 engaging short stories! Designed for both young and adult learners, offering a exciting journey into the German-speaking world. Each of the 20 short stories has been carefully selected to cover a wide range of topics, from bright colors to fascinating animals, bustling professions, and mouthwatering culinary experiences. Start your German journey now!

Meet LingoMelo

Welcome to LingoMelo, where language learning meets a world of possibilities. We’re a passionate group of linguists and educators on a mission to make language learning not just accessible, but also enjoyable and affordable for everyone. LingoMelo was born from the belief that language is more than just words and grammar; it’s a bridge connecting people and cultures worldwide. We invite you to join us on this linguistic journey that goes beyond borders. Thank you for choosing LingoMelo as your trusted language-learning partner. Let’s unlock new linguistic horizons together!

Battlefield of the Mind (Stories)

A science-fiction short story collection taking you to the front lines of human conflict—within our own minds. In “The Clock That Never Stops Ticking,” previously published in The Absent Willow Review, a bounty hunter neurologically modified to never sleep takes on her biggest foe yet. In “The Stranger in the Snow,” an amnesiac finds sanctuary in a mute woman’s cabin while tortured by visions of what may be his past life. “Brain Drain” is a whimsical tale of a young junkyard collector having an existential crisis. “When They Come, They Will Be Many” is a slipstream story about a guilt-ridden fighter pilot fending off mysterious flying creatures attacking London. Lastly, “The Rapture” looks at the collective insanity of mass purges through the eyes of a 13 year old girl. Explore the wonderful terrible depths of the human mind in this five short story collection.

Meet Daniel DeVoto

Daniel DeVoto writes science fiction and crime fiction as well as screenplays. His work has previously been published in the Absent Willow Review, Aphelion-Webzine, Heater, and Mystery Weekly Magazine.

Hubris

En este volumen Carlos Rubio nos ofrece Hubris –palabra griega que significa arrogancia pronunciada– una novela corta que describe la accidentada llegada del norteamericano Jason West al pueblo costero de Costa Blanca. Desde el principio vemos sus frustraciones y dificultades con el idioma, con los habitantes del pueblo y con las costrumbres en general. También presenciamos su cambio radical después de conocer a Nara Montero, residente del pueblo y su sorprendente reacción cuando ya está libre de regresar a los Estados Unidos. Además de la novela, el autor nos ofrece unos relatos, al igual que la novela, ambientados en Costa Blanca. En ellos encontramos personajes que ya hemos conocido de pasada en Hubris, pero que ahora adquieren su propia voz y nos permiten entrever sus conflictos internos: una mujer que imagina que su marido le es infiel; un adolescente a punto de perder la virginidad; una mujer religiosa que termina en un prostíbulo; dos hermanos gemelos cuyas vidas se bifurcan después de visitar una feria ambulante. El volumen concluye con Xinef, el eterno, cuento que alude al proceso creativo y a la fuerza de la imaginación.

Meet Carlos Rubio

CARLOS RUBIO was born in Cuba and came to the United States while still an adolescent. After finishing high school, he attended Concord College, West Virginia University and the University of Maryland. A bilingual novelist, in Spanish he has written Saga, Orisha and Hubris. In 1989 his novel Quadrivium received the Nuevo Leóoacute;n International Prize for Novels. In English he is the the author of Orpheus’s Blues, Secret Memories and American Triptych, a trilogy of satirical novels. In 2004 his novel Dead Time received Foreword’s Magazine Book of the Year Award. His novel Forgotten Objects was published by Editions Dedicaces in 2014 and was a finalist in the Readers Choice Awards in 2015. More recently, his novel Doble Filo was a finalist in the 2018 Reinaldo Arenas International Prize for Novels and published in 2019 by Ediciones Alféizar in Spain.

Chinese Idioms: With Stories & Analyses

“Chinese Idioms: With Stories and Analyses” takes you on a journey to discover the world of Chinese idioms. With each chapter consisting of a story, lesson, and research section, you will dive into the rich history and cultural significance of these linguistic treasures. Uncover the narratives behind the idioms, gain valuable life lessons embedded within their meanings, and explore the psychological research on their relevance and validity. Accompanied by visually stunning pictures and art, this book provides readers with a profound understanding of Chinese idioms, making it a must-have for language enthusiasts and cultural explorers. Citations for further reading ensure a scholarly yet accessible exploration of these cherished expressions. Embark on a captivating linguistic adventure and unlock the hidden depths of Chinese idioms.

Meet Henry Li

Henry Li is currently a professional accountant. In the past, he has studied and done research in cognitive and social psychology. His knowledge in Chinese culture combined with his past experience as a researcher really shows in his writings. In his spare time, he enjoys having intellectual discussions with his friends over a game of chess.

The Successor

The Successor and Other Odd Stories is a collection of ten short stories by award-winning author Carlos Rubio. All told in the first person, each one contains an unusual or unexplainable element which is certain to arouse the reader’s curiosity.

Meet Carlos Rubio

CARLOS RUBIO was born in Cuba and came to the United States while still an adolescent. After finishing high school, he attended Concord College, West Virginia University and the University of Maryland. A bilingual novelist, in Spanish he has written Saga, Orisha and Hubris. In 1989 his novel Quadrivium received the Nuevo Leóoacute;n International Prize for Novels. In English he is the the author of Orpheus’s Blues, Secret Memories and American Triptych, a trilogy of satirical novels. In 2004 his novel Dead Time received Foreword’s Magazine Book of the Year Award. His novel Forgotten Objects was published by Editions Dedicaces in 2014 and was a finalist in the Readers Choice Awards in 2015. More recently, his novel Doble Filo was a finalist in the 2018 Reinaldo Arenas International Prize for Novels and published in 2019 by Ediciones Alféizar in Spain.