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2 B R O 2 B by Kurt Vonnegut

2 B R 0 2 B is a satiric short story that imagines life (and death) in a future world where aging has been “cured” and population control is mandated and administered by the government. START READING

A Bubble Burst by Fred Merrick White

How a Stock Exchange Scare Dislocated the Life of the Empire For Two Days, a story in the "Doom of London" series in which the author sounds the clarion call of potential disasters that my befall t... START READING

A Bush League Hero

This is not a baseball story. The grandstand does not rise as one man and shout itself hoarse with joy. There isn't a three-bagger in the entire 3,000 words, and nobody is carried home on the shoul... START READING

A Child's Christmas in Wales

A Child's Christmas in Wales is a prose work by the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. Originally emerging from a piece written for radio, the poem was recorded by Thomas in 1952. The story is an anecdotal r... START READING

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens. Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation resulting from a supernatural visit by t... START READING

A Comedy In Rubber

This short story narrates the love story between two rubbers, people who go to accident sites in New York City. After meeting in an accident, William Pry falls in love with Violet Seymour they part... START READING

A Dream of Red Hands by Bram Stoker

Abraham "Bram" Stoker was an Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. START READING

Aesop's Fables

Story by Aesop. Aesop was an Ancient Greek fabulist or story teller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. Although his existence remains uncertain and (if he e... START READING

A Flight Into Texas

Short story "A Flight into Texas," by Arthur Cheney Train. START READING

After Twenty Years

The story ‘After Twenty Years’ is about two friends, who meet again after twenty years. By O.Henry START READING

A Ghost Story

by Mark Twain START READING

A Haunted House by Virginia Woolf

A Haunted House is a 1944 collection of 18 short stories by Virginia Woolf. It was produced by her husband Leonard Woolf after her death although in the foreword he states that they had discussed i... START READING

A Lazy romance

By Bernard Edward J. Capes START READING

A Little Cloud by James Joyce

by James Joyce START READING

All Cats Are Gray by Andre Alice Norton

Under normal conditions a whole person has a decided advantage over a handicapped one. But out in deep space the normal may be reversed—for humans at any rate. START READING

All In The Mind by Gene L. Henderson

When does life begin?... A well-known book says "forty". A well-known radio program says "eighty". Some folks say it's mental, others say it's physical. But take the strange case of Mel Carlson who... START READING

An Honest Thief by Fyodor Dostoevsky

"An Honest Thief" (Russian: Честный вор, Chestny vor) is an 1848 short story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The story recounts the tale of the tragic drunkard Emelyan Ilyitch. START READING

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce

The condemned man stands on a bridge, his hands bound behind his back. A noose is tied around his neck. In a moment he will meet his fate: DEATH BY HANGING. There is no escape. Or is there? Find ou... START READING

A North Pacific Lagoon Island

By Louis Becke START READING

An Unwritten Novel by Virginia Woolf

A stunning short story about perspective and reality compared to the power of imagination and the ease of losing yourself in your own thoughts. START READING

A School Story by M. R. James

by M. R. James START READING

A Simple Soul by Gustave Flaubert

“A Simple Heart” by Gustave Flaubert describes the life, the affections, and the fantasies of a diligent, kindhearted servant named Félicité. START READING

A Wicked Woman by Jack London

by Jack London START READING

Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville

The narrator, an elderly lawyer who has a very comfortable business helping wealthy men deal with mortgages, title deeds, and bonds, relates the story of the strangest man he has ever known. START READING

Bartleby the Scrivener By Herman Melville

"Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" (1853) is a short story by the American writer Herman Melville, first serialized anonymously in two parts in the November and December editions of ... START READING

Berenice by Edgar Allan Poe

Berenice is a horror short story by Edgar Allan Poe. The tale is centered on the death of a young girl, named Berenice, and the mysterious visions of her cousin, Egaeus START READING

Beware of the dog

eware of the Dog is a 1944 World War II story by Roald Dahl which was originally published in Harper's Magazine and later appeared in his Over to You collection. It was made into the movie 36 Hours... START READING

Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby by Joel Chandler Harris

by Joel Chandler Harris START READING

Brown Wolf

While living in sunny California, 'Brown Wolf', the dog-wolf is feeling the call of the wild nature of the desolate and frigid North. Neither the affection that surrounds him, nor the good living c... START READING

By Water

Fortune teller foretold to young man hat he would sink in fresh water, but won't notice it. The young man laughed, because he was leaving to Egypt to work in the desert. But just in case the bride... START READING

Captain Murderer

The story is a horror and has gory parts in it. This Captain murderer has a sick and twisted mind that loves to marry innocent women and killing them to put in a pie. By Charles Dickens START READING

Christmas every day

Who wouldn't want it to be Christmas every day of the year? In this classic story by W.D. Howells, a little girl gets her wish, and soon finds out what too much of a good thing really is. Soon pres... START READING

Daisy Miller by Henry James

Henry James' 1878 publication that brought him international fame, "Daisy Miller" is subtitled "A Study in Two Parts." The plot centers around a Europeanized American man named Winterbourne, who me... START READING

Dead men tell no tales

Meeting failure in his search for wealth in the 1851 Australian gold rush, a dispirited Mr. Cole takes the next available ship back to England -- and falls in love with Eva Denison, a beautiful and... START READING

Dickon the Devil by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

This early work by Sheridan Le Fanu was originally published in 1872. START READING

Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz

By: Lyman Frank Baum START READING

Dracula's Guest

By Bran Stokers START READING

Dracula's Guest by Bram Stoker

It is widely believed that "Dracula's Guest" is actually the deleted first chapter from the original Dracula manuscript, which the publisher felt was superfluous to the story. In the preface to the... START READING

Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

These eight delightful chapters or stories, reminiscent of the childhood of each of us, are brimming with adventure and pleasure. Here are the joys of youth which grown-up Olympians can no longer e... START READING

Edgar Allan Poe Poetry

Some of Edgar Allan Poe's poetry START READING

Eva is inside her Cat by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

by Gabriel Garcia Marquez START READING

Gigolo by Edna Ferber

From the pulitzer prize-winning American novelist, Edna Ferber. Who was heralded as the greatest female author of the 1920s and 1930s and among the best-read authors of her nation. START READING

Green Tea by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Based on the psychological complexities of human mind, the work is pervaded by a mysterious aura. A drink opens the inner eye of the protagonist. What follows is a mind-boggling tale of eeriness an... START READING

Hellhound of the Cosmos by Clifford Donald Simak

Earth is being attacked by horrible black monsters that appear from nowhere and destroy and kill everything and everyone in their paths. Nothing affects them, nothing stops them; they are imperviou... START READING

His Wedded Wife

His Wedded Wife by Rudyard Kipling was published in the Civil and Military Gazette on February 25, 1887, and in book form in the first Indian edition of Plain Tales from the Hills in 1888, and in s... START READING

How the Leopard Got His Spots by Rudyard Kipling

by Rudyard Kipling START READING

Hunted Down by Charles Dickens

One might not necessarily think of Dickens as a mystery writer, but detectives and criminals do figure into much of his work. This...gathers a dozen of his stories featuring cops of one kind or ano... START READING

Hunter Quatermain's Story by H. Rider Haggard

An inspiration for the popular Indiana Jones series, Henry Rider Haggard's Allan Quatermain is one of the most beloved character to emerge from the action-adventure fiction of the nineteenth centur... START READING

In the Year 2889 by Jules Verne

In the Year 2889 was first published in the Forum, February, 1889. It was published in France the next year. Although published under the name of Jules Verne, it is now believed to be chiefly if no... START READING

Jacob's Ladder by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Jacob's Ladder" is about a man who falls in love with a young girl but, doesn't realize it until it's too late. She thinks of him as nothing more than a close friend but he loves her in ways that ... START READING

Kew Gardens by Virginia Woolf

Kew Gardens is one of Virginia Woolf’s earliest short stories. The gentle narrative drifts among an eclectic group of visitors as they stroll through the Gardens, including a young couple, a pair o... START READING

Lady Bountiful

by George A. Birmingham START READING

Last Enemy by Henry Beam Piper

The last enemy was the toughest of all—and conquering him was in itself almost as dangerous as not conquering. For a strange pattern of beliefs can make assassination an honorable profession! START READING

Little Benjamin

By Laura E. Richards START READING

Long Odds by H. Rider Haggard

by H. Rider Haggard START READING

Lost Face by Jack London

Jack London's short fiction is often thought to be his greatest achievement. The short story "Lost Face" is about Polish fur trader that strikes a deal with the Nulato Indians who tortured and kill... START READING

Lost Hearts

The tale tells the story of Stephen, a young orphan boy, who is sent to stay with his much older cousin at a remote country mansion. His cousin is a reclusive alchemist obsessed with making himself... START READING

Love Among the Haystacks by David Herbert Lawrence

Love Among the Haystacks is the story of two brothers, the tensions between them and the emotional fulfilment each finds one summer night after the Nottingham harvest. START READING

Love Story by Irving Cox

Everything was aimed at satisfying the whims of women. The popular cliches, the pretty romances, the catchwords of advertising became realities; and the compound kept the men enslaved. George knew ... START READING

Mademoiselle Fifi

During the months after the Prussian defeat of the French in 1871, Prussian troops occupy many areas of France. Five bored Prussian officers are among the leaders of the force occupying the small N... START READING

Missing Link by Frank Herbert

"Missing Link" is vintage Frank Herbert. It tells the story of Lewis Orne, junior I-A field man, on the planet Gienah III. He is there to investigate a missing ship, and the natives are nothing but... START READING

Moxons Master

Short story by American author Ambrose Bierce that speculates on the nature of life and intelligence. It describes a chess-playing automaton that murders its creator. START READING

Muder in the gunroom

By: H. Beam Piper - The Lane Fleming collection of early pistols and revolvers was one of the best in the country. When Fleming was found dead on the floor of his locked gunroom, a Confederate-ma... START READING

Nobody's Story

A Charles Dickens Christmas story about remembering the poor, forgotten, and overlooked once a year by the Christmas fire. This grand story sets up the bickering Big Wig family as a guide to the la... START READING

Peasant wives by Anton Checkhov

by Anton Chekhov START READING

Police Operation by Henry Beam Piper

Hunting down the beast, under the best of circumstances, was dangerous. But in this little police operation, the conditions required the use of inadequate means! START READING

Rebel Raider by Henry Beam Piper

A short book about Moseby, the Confederate raider leader. START READING

Records of a tourist

The word Haw-ho-noo was originally applied to America by the Iroquois Indians, and signifies the country upheld on the back of a turtle; and my reasons for employing it on the present occasion are ... START READING

Regret

When Mademoiselle Aurelie's neighbour appears and asks her to take care of her four children in an emergency, she accepts the challenge very reluctantly. Mademoiselle Aurelie knows nothing about ch... START READING

Regret by Kate Chopin

by Kate Chopin START READING

Resumed Identity by Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist. Today, he is best known for his short story, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and his s... START READING

Ridan the Devil by Louis Becke

by George Louis Becke START READING

Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving

"Rip Van Winkle" is a short story by American author Washington Irving published in 1819 as well as the name of the story's fictional protagonist. Written while Irving was living in Birmingham, Eng... START READING

Romeo and Juliet (simplified version)

Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespea... START READING

Scarlet Stockings

by Loisa May Allcott START READING

Schalken the painter

Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was the leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genr... START READING

Shooting an Elephant

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Solepa

One evening in Nukufetau, a man (writer) sat down on the verandah with an old man folk, Pakia, a native of Nukufetau. They were talking, and drinking grog, about a ship that supposed to be came soo... START READING

Strictly Business by O. Henry

This story is one of 33 stories from 1908 chronicles the place with which O. Henry is most identified: New York City, which he called "Baghdad-on-the-Subway." A very popular and prolific author, O.... START READING

Success Story by Robert Turner

What is to be will be. Our only refuge lies in that which might not have been. START READING

Survival Tactics by Al Sevcik

The robots were built to serve Man; to do his work, see to his comforts, make smooth his way. Then the robots figured out an additional service--putting Man out of his misery. START READING

Tennessee's Partner

It's a short story centering on the friendship between two men at the gold-mining settlement of Sandy Bar, California, in the middle of the nineteenth century. By Bret Harte. START READING

The Aviator

In this short story, a French pilot is faced with the fact his government doesn’t want him enlisted in their army fighting under the colors of the French flag. Resisting all orders he flies over th... START READING

The Black Cat by Allan Poe

"The Black Cat" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. It was first published in the August 19, 1843, edition of The Saturday Evening Post. It is a study of the psychology of guilt, often paired in a... START READING

The Blind Man And The Talking Dog

By Juliana Horatia Ewing START READING

The Body Snatcher

he Body Snatcher is a short story by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894). First published in the Pall Mall Christmas "Extra" in December 1884, its characters were based on crimin... START READING

The Boscombe Valley Mystery - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle START READING

The Bride comes to Yellow sky by Stephen Crane

by Stephen Crane. Stephen Crane was an American author. Prolific throughout his short life, he wrote notable works in the Realist tradition as well as early examples of American Naturalism and Im... START READING

The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky by Stephen Crane

The story's protagonist is a Texas marshal named Jack Potter, who is returning to the town of Yellow Sky with his eastern bride. Potter's nemesis, the gunslinger Scratchy Wilson, drunkenly plans to... START READING

The Burial of the Rats by Bram Stoker

In 19th Century France, a young Bram Stoker is captured by a man-hating, all-female cult of thong bikini wearers. Aided by flesh-eating rats, the warrior women raid the lairs of evil men and punish... START READING

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

This story is a wild yarn involving a case of mistaken identity, a gambler who’d bet on anything, and a very unusual frog named Daniel Webster. By Mark Twain START READING

The Child's Story

Everyone begins life's journey as a child. "The Child's Story" is a timeless account of the journey we all take, from carefree childhood and spontaneous youth, through adulthood and marriage, and i... START READING

The Colour Out of Space by Howard Phillips Lovecraft

"The Colour Out of Space" is a first-person narrative written from the perspective of an unnamed surveyor from Boston. In order to prepare for the construction of a new reservoir in Massachusetts, ... START READING

The Copper beeches - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

"The Adventure of the Copper Beeches", one of the 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is the last of the twelve collected in The Adventures of Sherloc... START READING

The Crawling Chaos by Howard Phillips Lovecraft

The Crawling Chaos was written in the year 1921 by Howard Phillips Lovecraft. START READING

The Crystal Crypt by Philip K. Dick

Stark terror ruled the Inner-Flight ship on that last Mars-Terra run. For the black-clad Leiters were on the prowl ... and the grim red planet was not far behind. START READING

The Damned Thing by Ambrose Bierce

This engrossing tale presents as its central theme the ultimately unknowable – and untameable – essence of nature and the natural world. Told from several different perspectives, the story focuses ... START READING

The Dancing Partner by Jerome K. Jerome

by Jerome K. Jerome START READING

The Demon Spell by Hume Nisbet

The Demon Spell was written in the year 1894 by Hume Nisbet. START READING

The Devoted Friend

The Devoted Friend is an interesting short story of two friends having different temperaments and different conceptions of devoted friendship written by Oscar Wilde. He was one of the most eminent ... START READING

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