239   2064 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 one... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Grand Prix Printemps 2017
58   14522 readings 3 min
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 ... [+]

102   1696 readings 3 min
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... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Grand Prix Printemps 2017
465   1254 readings 3 min

Glimmer of Hope

Célestina Orn, ago

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 ... [+]

7   593 readings 3 min

Parachute

Pierre Lieutaud, ago

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 ... [+]

167   542 readings 3 min

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 ... [+]

91   1710 readings 3 min

Life (or Lives)

Renise Charles, ago

When I weave through the lines of cars, I feel like the king of the world. I can slip into the smallest space and at rush hours I am faster than a Porsche. But here, lying on my side, in this ... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Grand Prix Eté 2015
263   2973 readings 3 min
This is the story of the man who didn’t finish his. He was called. His personal details show that he was born in. But no doubt that isn’t. Not much is known about.

It was in 1974 that ... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Grand Prix Printemps 2017
152   2241 readings 3 min

The Two Old People

Chantal Sourire, ago

They were my neighbors on the other side of the road. People called them "the Siamese twins."
According to local legend, they had been married for seventy years. No one had ever seen one of ... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Grand Prix Eté 2017
9   220 readings 3 min

Canyoning

Pierre Lieutaud, ago

That’s what life’s like, you don’t really make choices. The whole thing terrified me but I loved her. Mathilde adored canyoning, she spent her Sundays and vacations roped up, climbing the ... [+]