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For Solo Cello, op. 12

Veritas Nos Liberabit

by Kristin Janz

“Veritas Nos Liberabit” is a story told in emails about how emails can tell stories.

Hudson River Bracketed

The Old Manse

Miss Ludington's Sister

by Edward Bellamy

The happiness of some lives is distributed pretty evenly over the whole stretch from the cradle to the grave, while that of others comes all at once, glorifying some particular epoch and leaving the rest in...

The Good Neighbors

by Edgar Pangborn

You can’t blame an alien for a little inconvenience--as long as he makes up for it!

The Kenzie Report

by Mark Irvin Clifton

If this story has a moral, it is: "Leave well enough alone." Just look what happened to Kenzie "mad-about-ants" MacKenzie, who didn't....

Teething Ring

by James Causey

Anyone can make an error, but the higher the society... the more disastrous the mistake!

The Sky Trap

On Handling the Data

by M.I. Mayfield

Sometimes a story is best told by omission!

The Lost Kafoozalum

by Pauline Ashwell

One of the beautiful things about a delusion is that no matter how mad someone gets at it ... he can't do it any harm. Therefore a delusion can be a fine thing for prodding angry belligerents....

Christian Gellert's Last Christmas

by Berthold Auerbach

A Christmas short-story extracted from "German Tales".


by Jesse Franklin Bone

Generally, human beings don't do totally useless things consistently and widely. So--maybe there is something to it--

Crucial Instances

The Draw

by Jerome Bixby

Stories of the old West were filled with bad men who lived by the speed of their gun hand. Well, meet Buck Tarrant, who could outdraw them all. His secret: he didn't even have to reach for his weapon....

To Invade New York....

by Irvin Lewis

It would be foolish to do a thing a hard way, when there is such an easy way. In a technically dependent culture, people become quite helpless, really....

Christmas with Grandma Elsie

by Martha Finley

A Christmas story from the Elsie series.


by Carroll M. Capps

To disobey the orders of the Council of Four was unthinkable to a Space Admiral of the old school. But the trouble was, the school system had changed. A man, a fighter, an Admiral had to think for himself now,...

Doctor Wortle's School

The American Baron