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Who is the mysterious Mr. W. H. to whom Shakespere dedicated his sonnets? The validity of one bizarre theory hinges on a wonderful painting which may or may not be a fake.
- Length: 30 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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Tuesday
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"He couldn’t understand why I wanted to leave the capital to spend New Year’s Eve in a second-rate resort town. We were looking for the sky, I explained."
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: 18
- Genre: Fiction
3 Stars
Monday
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After another hard day's work at the office, an aging man reflects on the state of his family.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Sunday
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Holmes comes to the aid of a civil servant who has fallen on hard times following the theft of an important treaty placed in his care.
- Length: 39 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 Stars
Saturday
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A wronged stranger determines to revenge himself on the most honest town in America.
- Length: 51 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Friday
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A gentleman moves into a reputedly haunted apartment block. Initially amused by the idea, he soon has reason to take it seriously.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
4 Stars
Thursday
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When one of the winter caretakers of an isolated mountain inn goes missing, loneliness beings to take its toll on the other.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
4 Stars
Top Short Stories
A game of Scrabble has serious consequences.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime, Humor
5 Stars
A semi-barbaric king devises a semi-barabaric (but entirely fair) method of criminal trial involving two doors, a beautiful lady and a very hungry tiger.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction, Humor
5 Stars
The famous lexical semanticist Professor Edgar Nettleston had been found dead, a gunshot wound to the head.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 Stars
When the ugly girl decides to find herself a husband she has no idea what she’s letting herself in for.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction, Sci-Fi
5 Stars
I woke to the sound of something creaking on the porch...
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: 18
- Genre: Horror
3 Stars
Just cuz a crustacean can talk don't make him magic! A children's story for adults.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
For stories feed on stories...
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
3 Stars
A conversation about an unusual discovery.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor, Sci-Fi
5 Stars
You may not be familiar with the time-sweepers.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Goatees, beards, sideburns or any other creative types of facial hair were strictly verboten but the employee handbook said I could have a mustache.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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New Short Stories
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