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26 min read stories

Discover a collection of stories which are around 26 minutes read time.

25 min read


* Story contains bad language

How many people who turn on a light understand the generation of electricity?

25 min read

The Underneath Place

* Story contains bad language

It was his underneath place, the place where he came to bury his jars.

23 min read


* Story contains bad language

Tom is infatuated with his brother's fiancé on the day of their engagement, and still infatuated nearly thirty years later

30 min read

The Beetle-Hunter

A job advert with a bizarre set of requirements leads a young entomologist off on a mysterious adventure.

26 min read

The New Catacomb

In this homage to Poe, two rival scholars are brought together when one discovers an important early Christian burial ground.

22 min read

Highway Time

A musician helps out a young girl.

26 min read

The Young King

The story of young prince, brought up as a goatherd, who becomes king on the death of his father and develops a deep fascination with the be

21 min read

On Sacrifice, Dartboards, and the Night J.D. Salinger Died

* Story contains bad language

...being the bouncer is a lot like being the designated driver at a raging house party...

28 min read

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The inhabitants of Sleepy Hollow include Ichabod, the lovely Katrina and very possibly a headless ghost.

22 min read

Mademoiselle Fifi

* Story contains bad language

A group of bored Prussian soldiers amuse themselves destructively while holed up in a French chateau.

27 min read

Top Chef, Negotiable

Reading lessons prove unexpectedly beneficial for a cook and the retirement home where she works. A mouth-watering tale of fine food and per

24 min read

The Darling

* Story contains bad language

The story of Olga, a woman who must always be in love with someone.