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His halting breath echoed in the abandoned warehouse. A glance over his shoulder. No one. He began running again, soaked in sweat, in the middle of the former factory. Not a single machine, not a ... [+]

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Mist-Ocean

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I don't know who started this absurd game. But ever since I was old enough to participate, this was the Christmas ritual: each guest had to tell an extraordinary story about him- or herself, true ... [+]

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He had never seen such a thing.

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When Eliana returned to the Phoenix Hotel that night, she imagined that her grandfather’s footsteps on the same floors, in the same hotel, after climbing the same mountain, would have sounded ... [+]

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I was in the middle of painting a vein when my husband came into my studio and announced that he was leaving me for another woman. Anyone who has painted flowers and leaves knows what a delicate ... [+]

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Yann's cell phone had rung at the very moment that he was putting his computer to sleep. It was Taj, the webmaster for Dronos, a manufacturer of hobby drones, his biggest client. Their online ... [+]

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She looks distractedly through the window at the rain tapping in a light drizzle. Why today in particular? But why not? She could have come ten days ago, or twenty. She constantly put off her ... [+]

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