466   2536 readings 3 min

Pitman

Hermann Sboniek, ago

For a long time, I went to bed early, always reluctantly, grumbling, cursing, and dragging my feet. The time to go to bed was suffering, a break from life, a phase that nothing or no one would ... [+]

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Grand Prix Printemps 2018
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Her name is Amina. The keeper of the tribe's goats, she knows all the paths and all the trails on the great plateau of white stones that stretches all the way to the horizon. She walks and hops on... [+]

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Grand Prix Hiver 2018
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The stallion pounded the ground with its hooves in a wild gallop, its horsewoman leaning over its neck. With no saddle or bit, the mount flew free, its mane in the wind.
Nighttime enveloped the ... [+]

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Prix Saint-Valentin 2018 - Très très court
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231   1579 readings 3 min
“The baseboards can always be painted over.”
The sentence played over and over again in Margot’s head. A seemingly innocent comment, spoken in an undertone on the front steps by... [+]

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Grand Prix Printemps 2017
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Once upon a time there was a King and a Queen who loved each other with all their hearts and wanted to have a child. Soon they had the great joy of welcoming into the world a very pretty little girl ... [+]

477   1042 readings 3 min
Justine and Margie had decided to take the lead in the revolt. They were discussing in muttered tones in their little brother Charlie’s room. As he was only two years old, he would not be ... [+]

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La Matinale en cavale 5ème édition - Très très courts
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If anyone had ever told me that one day I would miss going to the beautician’s, that at certain times of the month I would no longer put sugar in my coffee, that I would be terrified at the idea... [+]

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Grand Prix Printemps 2017
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464   1012 readings 3 min
What the devil was she doing in this nightmare of a place?!
No doubt that was what people were saying as they watched me climbing up Mount Sinai. And they were right, after all, what the devil was ... [+]

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Faites sourire 2017 - Très très court
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The old plane whirls upwards in the morning fresh air to reach jump altitude. A quarter of an hour earlier we left the ground, a meadow smelling of morning dew, and now here I am lined up with the ... [+]

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Lecture Hall B

Akely, ago

I listen absent-mindedly to the radio reading out the various signs of the zodiac and the ‘predictions’ associated with them. That’s a real girly thing, thinking that such and such a planet can ... [+]

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Prix Saint-Valentin 2017 - Très très court
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