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20 min read stories

Discover a collection of stories which are around 20 minutes read time.

25 min read

The Blockade

* Story contains bad language

Hasta returns to blockaded Nepal, with money in his pockets and two missions to accomplish

18 min read

The Horn Player: Chapter Seven

A reluctant banker tries horn playing as a substitute for his errant girlfriend.

18 min read

A Kidnapped Santa Claus

One might think that Santa Claus would have no enemies on all the earth - and for a long time, he didn't ... then the Daemons came along.

23 min read

The Trial For Murder

A banker is disturbed by visions of a murdered man and his killer. Then he is called for jury duty.

21 min read

The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

A married couple return to the groom's home town to start their life together - but his position as town marshal complicates matters.

15 min read


* Story contains bad language

"What happened when all their illusions were stripped away and revealed for what they truly were?"

16 min read

Mr and Mrs Dove

* Story contains bad language

A man prepares to propose to a woman he considers hopelessly out of his league.

18 min read

An Indian Odyssey

A philosophical journey for an American travelling by train in India

20 min read

The Mummy's Foot

A man buys the mummified foot of an Egyptian princess as a paperweight but soon finds his dreams disturbed.

20 min read

I Should Have Been Kissing You

* Story contains bad language

"He said follow the beat. Teddy thought, this the beat, isn’t it?"

24 min read

No. 1 Branch Line: The Signal-Man

A frightened railway signal-man is plagued by premonitions of distasters.

20 min read

Mrs. Manstey's View

The only pleasure in the life of a lonely widow is the dismal view from her third floor New York boarding house.