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Short Stories

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7 min read

An Enlightening Book

Detailing Dr Ludwig Boitus' studies of the strangely charastmatic Caliguinas bird.

12 min read


In thirty-eight years my writing on the labels had changed from big and wonky to neat and tiny.

10 min read

The Stranger

In the middle of an Arizona desert night, a group of explorers are approached by a mysterious stranger with a tale to tell.

21 min read

The Mummy's Foot

A man buys the mummified foot of an Egyptian princess as a paperweight but soon finds his dreams disturbed.

23 min read

The Brass Teapot

* Story contains bad language

When Alice and John buy an antique teapot they get more than they bargained for.

40 min read

The Private History of a Campaign that Failed

* Story contains bad language

The misadventures of a group of reluctant soldiers during the American civil war - in many ways, this story anticipates Catch 22.

13 min read

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

* Story contains bad language

The story of an enterprising gambler who finds some unusual uses for animals.

13 min read

One Eye, Two Eyes, Three Eyes

A girl with two eyes is mistreated by her sisters, who think she is ugly because they have one and three eyes.

33 min read

The Adventure Of Charles Augustus Milverton

* Story contains bad language

A young Lady employs Holmes to negotiate with London's most notorious blackmailer.

19 min read

The Fulness Of Life

* Story contains bad language

A romantic vision of the afterlife.

< 1 min read

Ten Ten-word Tales

Ten words, one tale. Ten tales, a hundred words.

5 min read

Hats Off to Herb

A true story, based on the written history of Hester N. Harris, the author’s grandmother.

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