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8 years 7 months ago #126605 by FailingBreath
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mrs v. viper wrote: I need your help.
I need a shorstory for a illustrating project. I wanted to do Poe, but sooo many people do Poe and even with a less kown story of him it's not outstanding enough. then I wanted to do Kafka,... but i don't seem to be able to come up with something for it.
I'm searching for a deep short story. preferably something dark and gloomy, maybe a bit fantasy-ish, or mabey horror stuff, but not too obvious. Or something realistic but with black humor.. like pulp fiction maybe? shouldn't be longer than 20 pages and preferably be set in this time or 100 years in the futute or past to the max. Despite being deep, it should have a storyline that is easy to follow.

Sounds über picky, I know. Any ideas?


Gonna go through the material we got in my literature lectures.. sad that you don't wanna do poe because he's got some amazing shortstories.. Also the less famous one's are great.. but let me see if i can find something

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8 years 7 months ago #126612 by XiLaii
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I tried reading the Sunset Strip diaries by Am Asbury but it's really not written well and the inaccuracies over simple things made me give up :|
I mean, if you can't take the time to check that simple things are correct, how on Earth can you expect a reader to believe some of the ~wilder things you're saying :|
I might pick it up again in the future, but for now I don't get on with it.

Also, If I think of anything Viper, I'll be sure to let you know :)

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8 years 7 months ago #126613 by FailingBreath
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The shortstories I found in our material are all reaaally really short.. did you ever think about taking something out of "Ich hab die Unschuld kotzen seh'n" by Dirk Bernemann? I read that book years ago it just came to my mind because it has shortstories in it.. I'll keep thinking ;)

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8 years 7 months ago #126619 by mrs v. viper
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hmm I'll check that one... yeah I know, it's sad. I intended to do the adventures of Hans pfaal... but the problem is that I have to keep in my mind that the professors maybe have 2 minutes to look at my stuff, when they take muich time for it. otherwise it's more like 30 seconds... and I'm afarid they just read "E.A. Poe" and go "Not agaaaiiin... can' she come up with another author" you know...

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8 years 7 months ago #126631 by FailingBreath
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Yeah i know that situation.. may I ask what you are going to do with the shortstory? Because then it might be easier to think of something.. You could also maybe look at "How to tell a true war story" by Tim O'Brien if Dirk Bernemann is not what youre looking for.. His stuff is pretty heavy in a way ;) Also Stephen King wrote "The Secret Window" as a shortstory but I'm not sure how short it is....

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8 years 7 months ago #126875 by Melody..Marvelous
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I just read a book that caught me completely, and it's basically in my mind from when I wake up in the morning until I go to sleep in the evening.
It's called The end of Mr.Y and it's written by Scarlett Thomas. It's about a woman named Ariel who can't believe her luck when she finds the book "The end of Mr.Y" by Lumas in a bookshop. The book is said to be cursed, and it's said that there is only one copy left, and it's locked up in a bank in Germany.
In the book there is instructions on how to create a formula that will take you to a place called "the Troposphere". The Troposphere is built on people's thoughts, wich means that when you're in there you can jump into people's minds and read their memories.
And then it get's really exciting, but I'm not going to tell you about that, because anything I'd mention about the rest of the book would just be a huge spoiler.
The book is quite hard to understand (even though I actually read it in my native language), with lots of theories and thought experiments. So it is a quite heavy book, but otherwise it's just great.

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8 years 2 months ago #137750 by CrashNika
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Well, lately I read "I am Christiane F." - a book about a German girl who was into drugs, she was 14-16 by that time. It's a real story.

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8 years 2 months ago #137754 by Sleaz
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I am reading Steven Adlers "My Appetite for destruction" for the moment!

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8 years 2 months ago #137838 by peterlondon
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I'm reading a book by Joseph Kwan, "Joomla! VirtueMart 1.1 Theme and Template Design", does that count? Haha

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“Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think.
Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there
was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than
when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh...

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8 years 2 months ago #137840 by martinkrush
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^ Still a book, right? :P

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8 years 2 months ago #137848 by Kraljosovina
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peterlondon wrote: I'm reading a book by Joseph Kwan, "Joomla! VirtueMart 1.1 Theme and Template Design", does that count? Haha

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We'll let it slide this time ;)

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8 years 2 months ago #137981 by CrashNika
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Started readind All My Sons, and Antigone, both for School.
I love reading, just the "for School" thing makes me lazy... :/

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