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5 min read stories

Discover a collection of stories which are around 5 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...

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,...

7 min read

There was this boy I met at a party, years back

* Story contains bad language

and I really don’t know if I should be telling you this, because you might even meet him around here somewhere or – even worse – try to find him and use him....

7 min read

The Old Women Who Were Skinned

There once were two sisters, close in age, who had been birthed and loved and became stooped and wise and were now old women together. They lived in a house...

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...

7 min read

The Winepress

Set in Madagascar and France, it tells about wine and love - and hate. And about a winepress, the machine used to press the grapes from which wine is made.

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.