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4 min read stories

Discover a collection of stories which are around 4 minutes read time.

4 min read

Gene Therapy for Nice Women in Love with Lunatics

The gene therapy comes later. Gene therapy is never a first resort!First comes ice cream. The nice women meet once a week at a parlor, while their husbands...

3 min read

Bed-making

My bed has been made, though not by me. Who has made this bed? It is one more thing I cannot figure out.For many years I made our bed, to give our children...

2 min read

The Making

* Story contains bad language

We made eyes across the room. We made each other’s acquaintance, whatever that means. I made a move, you made a face. We made out anyway. We made bad...

4 min read

Addition

Mysterious people seem to be living in my house

3 min read

Plurality

It is patent to the eye that cannot face the sun The smug philosophers lie who say the world is one; World is other and other, world is here and there,...

2 min read

Notes for a Young Gentleman

A gentleman should greet with genuine warmth only the following persons – his sister’s daughters, his maternal aunts and his mortal enemies.

6 min read

A Brief and Fearful Star

Mama did not talk about her journey west very much; the circumstances had to be right. When she did—in the electric moments before rainfall, if a rabbit...

4 min read

Haunt

Two months into my time as Fred and Elsie’s ghost, they wake up in the middle of the night to find me at the kitchen table, staring at the Ouija board...

6 min read

Horror Story

The strangeness fed our discontent.

3 min read

A Haunted House

Whatever hour you woke there was a door shutting. From room to room they went, hand in hand, lifting here, opening there, making sure--a ghostly couple."Here...

5 min read

The Glugs of Gosh - The Little Red Dog

* Story contains bad language

The enchanting poem about the Glugs who live in Gosh, a land of adventures and magic.

5 min read

The Glugs of Gosh - Emily Ann

* Story contains bad language

The enchanting poem about the Glugs who live in Gosh, a land of adventures and magic.