207 readings 3min

The man in a white coat is looking closely at the low-res images on a screen, that is neither huge nor flat. In today’s world of smartphones and tablets, our man of science is tapping away on ... [+]

1546 readings 3min
Virginie Ronteix

07.23

Virginie Ronteix, ago

07.23
Since September, every 07.23 has been the same. First, the dull sound of an engine, then the headlights piercing the dark. The bus slows, then stops. The doors open in front of ... [+]

1283 readings 1min

A sharp, piercing sound reached his ears. It was a continuous beep, a stabbing sound that took up all the space in his brain.
There was a flash of white light.
“Good morning,” said a ... [+]

886 readings 5min
Elvyre

Krab

Elvyre, ago

I don’t want to boast, but I’ve just pulled off a real masterstroke. At the age of seventy-five, I have become the unrivalled outrageous old lady of Moussy-lès-Limas. I live in this peaceful ... [+]

1803 readings 5min
Elodie Coste

Monday

Elodie Coste, ago

Eight o’clock. The alarm clock rings. Dishevelled and already very irritated, I look daggers at it. It keeps ringing. It’s provoking me, it turns up the volume. I go mad! I smash it right in ... [+]

2533 readings 5min
Hhl

Serial Lover

Hhl, ago

I have few certainties in my life. For example, knowing where I come from, where I’m going, how Nutella is made, if Marc Levy is really a writer or an impostor… Really, I know none of those ... [+]

2215 readings 3min
Nicolas Juliam

Plan B

Nicolas Juliam, ago

I can see myself going into my shower, quite happily, whistling. I can also remember that irresistible urge to smoke. The one that comes upon you anywhere, at any time. And you have to obey ... [+]

954 readings 3min
Sacha B.

Jealous Drama

Sacha B., ago

It was not so difficult to slip in behind the postman into the hall of the grand old Parisian building. Could I get into the inner courtyard? It was child’s play, as the kid from the third floor... [+]

7423 readings 1min
Mathieu Jaegert

My Cat is My Dog

Mathieu Jaegert, ago

— Doctor, I’ve brought you My Dog.
— I don’t understand. It’s a cat.
— Yes, it’s a cat.
— So?
— I don’t like cats.
—Is that why you’re here?
— No,... [+]

3219 readings 3min
The Bee

What Time is it, Darling?

The Bee, ago

07.57. I can see the lights from the street through the closed louver shutters. Outside it is freezing cold this morning. In the cosy, dark and silent bedroom, Émilie is sleeping by my side, ... [+]