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Short Stories

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14 min read

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The classic tale of a beautiful girl, a wicked Queen, a magic mirror, and seven dwarves!

9 min read

Cusp

Ideas. That was what it was all about and all it was about

18 min read

The Monkey's Paw

Without, the night was cold and wet, but in the small parlor of Lakesnam Villa the blinds were drawn and the fire burned brightly. Father and son were at...

8 min read

The Oversight

Lady Prowche has trouble putting together a guest list that will ensure her house party is argument-free.

5 min read

Death of Kapsak

A husband's suspicions concerning his wife's fidelity are aroused.

69 min read

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Often cited as the first detective story. The genre arrives pretty much fully formed: a brilliant detective, the bumbing police officer and

1 min read

The Devoted Widow

Witty reworking of the -style fable.

13 min read

The Giant Who Had No Heart In His Body

A brother sets off to rescue his siblings who have been turned to stone by a giant.

5 min read

Mr Sticky

One day a tiny water snail appears in Abby's fish tank.

10 min read

Tom Hickathrift

Tom Hickathrift famously battles an evil giant!

7 min read

Chains

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.

9 min read

My Body, Herself

When the cave’s ceiling crumples, so do I. Through my body, stone kisses stone. I die.Afterward, footsteps pass by my head. I track them to the opposite...

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