7   650 readings 5 min
Distant thunder warned of an approaching storm as the wedding party strolled along the Danube. Budapest’s new National Theatre had indeed been a lavish affair.
“I like that Cyrano only ... [+]

264   1334 readings 5 min
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
328   1527 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
377   2238 readings 3 min
Her name is Amina. The keeper of the tribe's goats, she knows all the paths and all the trails on the great plateau of white stones that stretches all the way to the horizon. She walks and hops on... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Grand Prix Hiver 2018
272   1632 readings 3 min
The stallion pounded the ground with its hooves in a wild gallop, its horsewoman leaning over its neck. With no saddle or bit, the mount flew free, its mane in the wind.
Nighttime enveloped ... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Prix Saint-Valentin 2018 - Très très court
127   3342 readings 5 min
How did they first meet? By the revolving door, on the beach side. It was like a scene in a Lelouch film. Being a person who hums shoobedoobedoo every time I walk into our dear old hotel, I was... [+]

49   1787 readings 1 min
Felix jumped up onto the sofa and, lying full length against his master, began to purr noisily to show how contented he was. His master stopped reading and began to stroke him, delighting in sinking ... [+]

31   2009 readings 1 min
With his arm outstretched and his shoulders relaxed, he concentrates on the target. No rush. Shooting with a bow and arrow is a delicate art. He remembers the words of his trainer, “You have to ... [+]

176   2336 readings 3 min
7:23 a.m.

Since September, every 7:23 a.m. 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... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Grand Prix Hiver 2016
80   829 readings 5 min
Old Shanghai was dying, losing between three and six streets a day. The modern city was strangling it among its many skyscrapers. Soon, in a few years at most, it will have disappeared. Yet, ... [+]

32   968 readings 1 min
When he was small, he had always dreamed of being an astronaut. Unfortunately, he was hopeless at astrophysics, but that had not stopped him from becoming the best geneticist at NASA.
The day ... [+]