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Short Stories

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5 min read

Jorinda and Jorindel

Jorindel loses Jorinda to an evil witch, and must find a beautiful flower to save her.

30 min read

The Pit and the Pendulum

A first person account of a man's torture at the hands of The Spanish Inquisition.

39 min read

The Husband Stitch

A newly-married wife holds on to the only secret she feels she has left—a mystery her increasingly insidious husband is desperate to unravel.

6 min read

The Dog and the Sparrow

A sparrow avenges her friend a dog, who is cruelly killed by a man.

35 min read

The Lost Ghost

Late one night a little girl appears at a woman's door: "I can't find my mother".

11 min read

Hans in Luck

Lucky Hans believes that everything that happens to him is lucky... and it is!

15 min read

A Wicked Woman

A young woman is forced to reveal the terrible sin she has committed.

38 min read

The Woman at Seven Brothers

An assistant lighthouse keeper arrives at his first appointment - on an island with the lighthouse keeper and his strange young wife.

16 min read

The Middle Toe of the Right Foot

One night, four men arrive at a notorious, reportedly haunted, house and prepare for a duel to the death.

7 min read


Six degrees of separation is the hypothesis that anyone on earth can be connected to any other person through a chain of acquaintances with no more than five intermediaries.

8 min read

The Lull

Mrs. Durmot invites the politician Latimer Springfield round, with the aim of taking his mind off the upcoming elections, a mission her niec

5 min read

The Hygienist

“Do you grind your teeth,” the Hygienist asked, but Callie didn’t answer because the Hygienist was fiddling in her mouth, and because Callie knew the...

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