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25 min read stories

Discover a collection of stories which are around 25 minutes read time.

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.

27 min read

The Last Hoot

* Story contains bad language

On the eve of war, it's the last night of business for Miss Celia's 'ladies'.

30 min read

The Man With The Cough

A young engineer is charged with transporting secret documents across the English channel - but criminal elements are on his trail and thing

27 min read

How Santa Claus Came To Simpson's Bar

* Story contains bad language

On Christmas Eve in remote settlement cut off by heavy flooding, a group of men pay a visit on a deprived boy.

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.

20 min read

The Fifth Wheel

A good deed by the recently unemployed coachman Thomas McQuade has strange consequences.

25 min read

Finding Skerryvore

* Story contains bad language

A camping holiday with the family takes an unexpected turn.

25 min read

Rome Black Magic

* Story contains bad language

When Paolo falls ill, he becomes convinced it is the result of black magic directed at him by ex-girlfriend Morgana.

24 min read

Dracula's Guest

Intended as a short companion for Stoker's 'Dracula' we join the narrator as he begins a coach trip on the mysterious 'Walpurgis' night.