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Connecting writers with a new audience, and readers with new short stories.

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Captain Jim's Friend

Captain Jim burst into the little stream, and we yielded to his cheap fascination, accepting his extraordinary discoveries as "ignus fatuus rock" and "splendiferous drift". One day Lacy Bassett...

51 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

A Question of Latitude

Everett was a healthy, clean-minded enthusiast who soon discovered that passengers not in the service of that king held aloof from the Belgians. Dr. Stewart rode his bicycle into a native village,...

36 min read · Rating: PG · Read story

The Crack

A visit to an old friend takes an unexpected turn.

19 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

Room: A Word Problem

Path is a room from remembering with windows around its perimeter, a table, red wine, cutlery, couscous, partially chewed red meat, salad dressed with indifference, a silent film grand piano...

< 1 min read · Rating: G · Read story

The Private History of a Campaign that Failed

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

40 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

The Moon, the Maid, and the Winged Shoes

The last place I locked wheels with Mike Butters was in Idaho, and we bedded down a savage Injun in Mike's dental stable. I pedaled a sewing machine while Mike dug into that Injun's hangin' wall...

32 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

Banal Story

He ate an orange, slowly spitting out the seeds, and sat down upon the stove, feeling good. Mascart had knocked Danny Frush cuckoo in the second round, twenty-one feet of snow had fallen in...

3 min read · Rating: G · Read story

The Two Husbands

Walter Gray was altogether dissimilar from Jane Emory, but they were friends and in many respects intimate. Cara Linton was seen with Charles Wilton and Walter Gray, and Walter was pleased with...

34 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

The Indian Wars And Wayne's Victory

The Indians, who had been so well generaled and fought so ably, failed to follow up their victory by moving on the American settlements in force. The battle of Fallen Timbers was fought on the 20th...

9 min read · Rating: G · Read story

The Secret Cave, or John Lees Adventure

Mr. & Mrs. Lee were going off for the day & left their two children John 10 yrs old & Alice 2 yrs old. The younger Lees went down cellar & began to rummage among the rubbish little...

3 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

The Lost Special

The confession of a convicted killer sheds light on the disappearance of a mysterious Frenchman - along with the entire train he was travell

35 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

Dan the Cat

Dan was a space cat and got a lot of mail. He liked being a cat and liked being a boy.

1 min read · Rating: G · Read story