Teacup Stories
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Teacup Stories

A menagerie of micro stories of the weird, wonderful and whimsical kind

About the Book

This book is a compilation of micro-stories.

The stories have taken on a life of their own and appear ever more frequently on the pages of my notebooks. Many are what I like to call teacup stories, painting a picture in just a few lines.

Micro pigs. Teacup pigs.

Same difference. Minimal efforts?

Some are fun, some are blue, a few are wicked and I hope they will at least surprise, and make you smile.

This book is not meant to be read in one go or necessarily in order. You can pick and choose.

Have a wonderful day!

About the Author

Ana Maria Comba Riepenhausen
Ana Maria Comba Riepenhausen

An avid globe trotter. Unable to keep my hands still I have always found ways to release my creativity. I usually carry a note book with me to doodle or speed draw people whilst traveling. Sometimes napkins will have to do. Slowly, however, words found their way into various pages. I decided to compile my micro stories here and this is very much a work in progress. I hope you'll enjoy it.

My Spanish micro stories started at the airport. My father and some friends were not able to quite understand English, so a whole new rhythm of stories surfaced. They do have a different tempo and, I think, are somewhat sweeter than my English ones, or less wicked perhaps. 

Table of Contents

  • Intro
  • At Dawn
  • Teacup Story
  • Sunstroke
  • Long Time No See
  • Papillary Ridges
  • Snow Globe
  • Night Listener
  • Journey
  • Star-crossed
  • Incongruously
  • Fortress
  • Heat Controlled Environment
  • Dream Traveller
  • Quietude
  • The Virtuoso
  • Bitter Pill
  • Faraway Lands
  • Cold Heart
  • Zapp! And everything changes.
  • In Anger
  • In a rut
  • Eternal excuses
  • Night Terrors
  • Freefall

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