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Short Stories

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14 min read


"I love you, Martha, but you break things. You're breaking us."

5 min read

My Beloved Edith

An old man, his memory failing, searches for the grave of his lost love.

14 min read

The Water of Life

A King is dying, and his sons set off to discover the Water of Life that will save him.

27 min read

The Day of an American Journalist in 2889

A fly-on-the-wall account of a futuristic Citizen Kane's busy daily routine.

20 min read

East of the Sun and West of the Moon

A young girl breaks her promise, and must voyage east of the sun and west of the moon to recover her love.

1 min read

I Will Know You by Your Red Carnation

The box probably full of live animals or other animals has gone missingand with it the sense of crushed sadness to which we’d so lovingly tendedand now we...

6 min read

No Less than Thirty

When he was only six years old his mother sent him to the mosque to learn the Quran

1 min read


The room was suddenly rich and the great bay-window was Spawning snow and pink roses against it Soundlessly collateral and incompatible: World is suddener...

4 min read

The Talking-Out of Tarrington

When an wholly unsuitable man tries to aquire invitations to an aunt's picnic, the task of putting him off is left to Clovis.

1 min read

The Sun in a Box

When I was younger I drafted a memory. I drew a rectangle on a piece of card and called it a computer. Happy hours spent playing with framed nothing...

6 min read

The Three Sillies

A crazy story about three silly people, and a man's quest to find three sillier!

4 min read

Model Citizen

'Do you think he's sometimes too perfect?' she said quietly.

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