The winter solstice marks both the start of winter and the shortest day of the year. So why not take advantage of the long winter night to curl up with a good short story?
(PRWEB) December 21, 2014
The winter solstice (December 21st) is officially Celebrate Short Fiction Day. As Nancy Christie has said, "The winter solstice marks both the start of winter and the shortest day of the year. So why not take advantage of the long winter night to curl up with a good short story?" In support of the day's festivities, Pixel Hall Press has made several of their short stories available to the public at no charge, downloaded from their website.
- "Mr. Eastman's Empathy" by Daniel Grotta
A tale of an ordinary man who vows to fight Death itself with the only weapon he has... his empathy. "Mr. Eastman's Empathy" is a short story from the collection "Seven From Haven" -- seven gentle stories of the paranormal with O'Henry-like sensibility, charm and humor.
- "Annabelle" by Nancy Christie
A lyrical portrait of a young woman, the daughter of a painter and his devoted model. Their obsession with the creation of art binds the family and twists the soul of a child. "Annabelle" is one of the eighteen stories in the critically acclaimed collection "Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories."
- "The Broken Bottle" by Sally Wiener Grotta
A suburban wife's perceptions of life and self-awareness are irreparably altered when she witnesses a brief but vivid moment of violence in downtown Chinatown. "The Broken Bottle" is a PHP Shorts single by the author of the novels "The Winter Boy" and "Jo Joe."
About Pixel Hall Press
Pixel Hall Press is a relatively new, old-fashioned small publishing house whose focus is on discovering literary gems and great stories that might otherwise be overlooked. Our mission is to publish books that energize the imagination and intrigue the mind, and to be a conduit between readers and provocative, stimulating, talented authors.
In this era of digital technology, Wall Street involvement and merger mania, many mainstream publishers seem to have lost sight of core principles and the purpose of publishing. At the other end of the spectrum is the veritable avalanche of self-published books that are notoriously uneven in quality. Small boutique imprints like Pixel Hall Press are reclaiming the heart and soul of publishing by reviving the idea that a publisher's core purpose is finding and nurturing great writers, and to provide readers with beautiful, meaningful, truly enjoyable books.