192   3009 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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62   992 readings 3 min

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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159   3603 readings 5 min
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 ... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Grand Prix Hiver 2014
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116   2055 readings 3 min
It’s not complicated, it always happens in exactly the same way. We’re in a restaurant with a few good friends. As usual, we’ve had the fillet of duck breast in chestnut honey with new potatoes ... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Grand Prix Printemps 2013
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137   2649 readings 3 min

No-Claims Bonus

Jean-Claude Renault, ago

John opens the fridge and takes out a beer as bitter as the day he is having. He should never have signed that contract. “Ding!” Although he already knows what is in it, he opens the SMS he has ... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Grand Prix Hiver 2015
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64   1172 readings 3 min

Jealous Drama

Sacha B., ago

It was not so difficult to slip behind the postman into the hall of the grand old Parisian building. Could I get into the inner courtyard? It was child’s play, as the kid from the third floor always... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Grand Prix Automne 2012
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176   3559 readings 3 min
07.57. I can see the lights from the street through the closed louver shutters. Outside it is freezing cold this morning. In the cosy, dark and silent bedroom, Émilie is sleeping by my side, ... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Grand Prix Printemps 2011
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111   3382 readings 1 min

Exactly Under the Sun

Miss Flof, ago

It was a deserted spot; she had chosen this time deliberately to get some peace. With her eyes closed, she let herself be rocked by the waves breaking on the beach, in ceaseless motion. The sun warmed... [+]

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Grand Prix Été 2011
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664   8321 readings 1 min

My Cat Is My Dog

Mathieu Jaegert, ago

— Doctor, I’ve brought you My Dog.
— I don’t understand. It’s a cat.
— Yes, it’s a cat.
— So?
— I don’t like cats.
—Is that why you’re here?
— No, of ... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Grand Prix Été 2013
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376   4004 readings 3 min

In Shape

Xavier Bray, ago

— Uh… Ah… Uh… Ah…
— Daddy, what are you doing?
— Uh… Push ups… Ah…
— What are push ups? Are they like ... [+]

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Grand Prix Printemps 2014
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230   2640 readings 3 min

Plan B

Nicolas Juliam, ago

I can see myself going into my shower, quite happily, whistling. I can also remember that irresistible urge to smoke. The one that comes upon you anywhere, at any time. And you have to obey it.
So ... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Grand Prix Été 2014
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