262   2507 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 ... [+]

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Grand Prix Printemps 2017
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Revenge!

Laureline, ago

The bell rings and I put my backpack on, tighten my shoelaces and shoot off. From school to my house is one mile. One thousand seven hundred and sixty yards is not much but sometimes it can seem much ... [+]

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Faites sourire 2017 - Très très court
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Radio in Utero

Nicolas Juliam, ago

The man in a white coat is looking closely at the low-res images on a screen, that is neither huge nor flat. In today’s world of smartphones and tablets, our man of science is tapping away on his ... [+]

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07.23

Virginie Ronteix, ago

07.23
Since September, every 07.23 has been the same. First, the dull sound of an engine, then the headlights piercing the dark. The bus slows, then stops. The doors open in front of me.
... [+]

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Grand Prix Hiver 2016
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Old Shanghai was dying, it was losing between three and six streets a day. The modern city was strangling and stifling it among its skyscrapers. Soon, in a few years at the very most, it would have ... [+]

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Grand Prix Eté 2016
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A Potted Cactus

Anna Paquier, ago

A sharp, piercing sound reached his ears. It was a continuous beep, a stabbing sound that took up all the space in his brain.
There was a flash of white light.
“Good morning,” ... [+]

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Grand Prix Automne 2016
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Krab

Elvyre, ago

I don’t want to boast, but I’ve just pulled off a real masterstroke. At the age of seventy-five, I have become the unrivalled outrageous old lady of Moussy-lès-Limas. I live in this... [+]

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Grand Prix Hiver 2017
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152   2098 readings 5 min

Monday

Elodie Coste, ago

Eight o’clock. The alarm clock rings. Dishevelled and already very irritated, I look daggers at it. It keeps ringing. It’s provoking me, it turns up the volume. I go mad! I smash it right in its ... [+]

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Grand Prix Printemps 2014
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190   2955 readings 5 min

Serial Lover

Hhl, ago

I have few certainties in my life. For example, knowing where I come from, where I’m going, how Nutella is made, if Marc Levy is really a writer or an impostor… Really, I know none of ... [+]

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Grand Prix Automne 2015
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Ode to Mother-in-Law

Waytigueule, ago

Dear Mother-in-law,

In response to your previous missives pointing out (and with what style!) my inability to feed my family, and giving way to powerful poetic impulses, I am tempted to ... [+]

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Grand Prix Printemps 2014
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Like I do every morning, after a quick shower and a long coffee, I have settled down at my computer. This is the control station from where I can manage everything, staying nice and warm without ever ... [+]

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Grand Prix Hiver 2014
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