37   1160 readings 5 min
In three days, it will be Christmas. Despite the decorations illuminating the streets, the wreaths of mistletoe attached to the doors, and the decorated trees that he glimpses through windows, ... [+]

11   288 readings 5 min
In the Langelot family, devotion to happiness is deep-seated. Right when Rose and Henry met, they were amazed by the range of possibilities that were offered to them, the chance to light up with ... [+]

9   621 readings 5 min
Melody jostled a dust-coated box into the backseat of her car. The box had remained untouched for the three years she’d been at Harvard. Why had she insisted on bringing it to law school? ... [+]

8   487 readings 5 min
Elise finally succumbed to exhaustion just as the plane was circling Schiphol Airport. She was flying from New York to Amsterdam to visit an aging uncle. Elise had never left the U.S. before, had ... [+]

6   559 readings 5 min
The moment he entered the bar, I knew that Mister J. wasn’t your usual guest. Maybe it was the way his eyes darted around, taking the measure of everything he saw, or that half smile as he ... [+]

209   1099 readings 5 min
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 ... [+]

262   1224 readings 5 min

Mist-Ocean

Sarnier, ago

Bag over my shoulder, I turn around once more at the threshold of the crevice: this cave was my last abode. Giving it up is hard, but I don't have time to feel sad: the tide of mist crawls at my ... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Imaginarius 2017
326   1414 readings 5 min
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 ... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Prix Saint-Valentin 2017 - Très très court