Souls (Alive)

S. give up with his soul

The souls World

Il venditore di anime
Il venditore di anime

The idea

The basic idea of the story is quite simple, as we can find so many examples of it in our everyday life. A touch of fantasy let us see more clearly our own existence. Then, it will be you, readers, the best judges.

A soul



In a world similar to ours, people spend their time in silence staring at their rectangular devices. Their dream is buying a better soul than the one they already have. Who decide if a soul is better than another? The dealers of souls can put a label, a price on a soul depending on its colour and weight. The same dealers don’t have any soul, though. Their dream is to finally one day possess a personal soul.

The story

The story is about a souls dealer and different objects will be the narrators. Souls, trapped in objects and so close to humans that they’re now very similar to them.

First chapter

The world of souls
The world of souls

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The first chapter is all about the description of the world of souls. Every element of this world has a soul. So we’ll have the first chapter accounted by a pair of shoes. I took inspiration from Gogol’s Dead Souls not only for the title of the book, as you will see. And Italo Calvino, and Saramago, and so many other authors guided me throught this crazy idea which is writing a book.

Second Chapter

Second Chapter
Second Chapter: The journey of souls

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So we finished our first chapter knowing that S. is going to be a Boss, with a girlfriend and no problems in sight. His father’s death complicates everything and the discovery of a dark soul inside his body instead of the white one expected will be a shock. The rightful owner of the soul appears, together with a coroner doctor. Here our travel begins!

Third Chapter

The well of souls_Third Chapter
The well of souls_Third Chapter

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Here is where you, reader, aware of the rules of the world of the souls, are ready to go deeper and deeper to the secrets of this world.

Fourth Chapter

The final Chapter will be published in a book, in Italian and English.

This story will be published once per week only, with all rights reserved for the story and its translations by Flyingstories.org and in the person of Daniele Frau.

All the graphics are handmade and designed with different techniques by Gabriele Manca, DMQ productions, who reserves all rights.