388   806 readings 5 min

Lynx

André Page, ago

McGregor lifted his tired eyes toward the immense sky filled with gods, demons, and winds. In the distance, a flock of gray geese was about to be swallowed up by a huge black cloud. Loneliness had ... [+]

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Prix Saint-Valentin 2017 - Très très court
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A bellowed order wakes me with a start: “Get up!”

All around me, there’s movement in every direction. Shouts fill the space and bounce off the moldy walls. The other ... [+]

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La Matinale des Lycéens 2017 - Très Très court
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55   8354 readings 5 min
“Rudolph! Are you coming? We’re going to be late...”
“I’m coming, Mom. Where are we going?”
“We’re going to visit Mara the Witch.”
... [+]

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Grand Prix Hiver 2017
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479   1314 readings 5 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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51   784 readings 5 min
Dearest, I have to tell you a secret. I have stifled my emotions for so long but I can no longer silence that which persists in tormenting me. I had not thought to tell you because it can come to ... [+]

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They called me that night.
And they told me.
I don’t like being called at night, it brings back too many bad memories,
of gloomy light, emitted by neon lamps even colder than the bodies ... [+]

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Grand Prix Automne 2017
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418   896 readings 5 min

No Problem!

Thimul, ago

We’d been walking for two hours and I had had my fill.
All four of us were advancing in single file and we had not stopped climbing. At the beginning I had put myself second in the line, just ... [+]

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Faites sourire 2017 - Très très court
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Vertical Mile

Alex Des, ago

Do I have to tell him? I think I have to tell him. I tell him, I have to.

“There’s something I have to tell you: I can’t shout.”
“I beg your pardon?”
“I can’t shout. ... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Faites sourire 2017 - Très très court
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848   1973 readings 5 min
I went blind by choice. Because the light which was so precious to me, the colors which enchanted me, no longer made up for what my daily life had become. By an effort of will, I extinguished my ... [+]

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Grand Prix Automne 2017
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16   500 readings 5 min
I watch her running. She is fast, slender, distinguished even. I love watching her running. I come to all her training sessions. Every time I do, she raises her eyes to the heavens and tells me that I... [+]

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612   1360 readings 5 min
“I’ve always hated Valentine’s Day. First, because it’s an English invention and I hate the English. And second, because recently it’s become a Halloween-style sort ... [+]

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65   1013 readings 5 min

A Haven of Peace

Elodie Torrente, ago

“You really need to give yourself a total break, my dear. Why not try the sea spa at Trouville? It would be perfect for you. They do thalassotherapy, there’s a spa and a Michelin restaurant”. ... [+]

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