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Short Stories

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5 min read

The Open Window

Frankly, Framton Nuttel doubted whether these formal visits on a succession of total strangers would do much towards helping his nerve cure.

56 min read

The Portrait of Mr. W. H.

Who is the mysterious Mr. W. H. to whom Shakespere dedicated his sonnets? The validity of one bizarre theory hinges on a wonderful painting

17 min read

Molly's Bath

An obese mother's unusual powers of water retention save her family.

11 min read

The Day Resurgent

Danny McCree wakes up one morning to find it's Easter Day and his father's on about hippopotamuses.

3 min read

The Glugs of Gosh - Joi, the Glug

The enchanting poem about the Glugs who live in Gosh, a land of adventures and magic.

14 min read

The Story of St Vespaluus

The great king Hkrikros - a devout worshiper of the sacred and esteemed serpants - depairs as his favourite nephew begins to show signs of C

9 min read

Waiting for a Resolution

A fearsome mosquito traps a man in his apartment.

11 min read

Dear Jack

A short break and a cat's response throw light on a relationship.

35 min read

A Descent into the Maelstrom

A man sets out to uncover the secrets of the strange natural phenomenon that is the Maelstrom vortex.

4 min read


A protagonist and her author have a falling-out.

16 min read


Touching story in which two immigrants are brought together by a broken lift.

26 min read

The Flying Stars

The last crime of the notorious thief Flambeau was a Christmas crime, a cheery, cosy, English middle-class crime.

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