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Jack London

Planchette

The girl looked down at the man, who dropped his head upon her knee and said, "I cannot marry you." She continued to caress his hair, while idly watching a great gray squirrel. Two horses grazed...

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

All Gold Canyon

A man peered out at the meadow and pool in the green heart of the canyon, where a red-coated buck dozed knee-deep in the cool, shaded pool. The man lay down on the lip of the pool and drank long...

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

The Shadow and The Flash

Lloyd Inwood and Paul Tichlorne were rivals who were always competing to outdo each other. Doris Van Benschoten entered into their lives in their undergraduate days. Paul Tichlorne was mooning in...

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

The Minions of Midas

Wade Atsheler was dead by his own hand and yet we never once had heard of his trouble. We require you to pay twenty millions of dollars to us. After a week, the Money Baron hardened his heart and...

23 min read · Rating: G · Read story

Amateur Night

The elevator boy smiled knowingly to himself, watched her trip out into the street, and then suggested she do Amateur Night at the Loops. The management of the Loops instituted amateur night. You...

25 min read · Rating: G · Read story

Local Color

Leith Clay-Randolph melted the heart of Gunda and came to Idlewild to stay. He prided himself upon his utter divorce of reason from emotion. Cerberus sized me up and I rapped him smartly, and then...

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

The Leopard Man’s Story

The Leopard Man was anaemic, narrow-hipped, and seemed oppressed by gloom, but he had a dreamy, far-away look in his eyes. He had fought with lions, and the thing to do was to stick out your leg...

8 min read · Rating: G · Read story

Moon-Face

John Claverhouse was a moon-faced man, I hated him, and I set fire to his haystacks and barn, insulted him, and got a shrewd money-lender to get the mortgage transferred to him. I forced the...

11 min read · Rating: R · Read story

A Piece of Steak

A prize fighter struggles to survive in his twilight years. A lyrical Rocky 10.

39 min read · Rating: R · Read story

A Nose For the King

A Korean politician, in jail for diverting just a few too many public funds, develops a cunning escape plan.

9 min read · Rating: G · Read story

The Shadow and the Flash

The story of a destructive rivalry between two brilliant scientists.

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

Told in the Drooling Ward

An excerpt from the life of a resident at a Californian mental institution. Told in the first person, the story offers a glimpse through ano

20 min read · Rating: PG · Read story