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The Wall

The American Baron

Caleb Williams

by William Godwin

Things as They Are; or The Adventures of Caleb Williams (often abbreviated to Caleb Williams) (1794) by William Godwin is a three-volume novel written as a call to end the abuse of power by what Godwin saw as...

Yama: The Pit

by Aleksandr Kuprin

A novel about prostitution in Moscow. From the introduction: It must not be thought, despite its locale, that Kuprin’s “Yama” is a picture of Russian prostitution solely; it is intrinsically universal....


The Two Christmas Celebrations, A.D. I. and MDCCCLV.

The Glamour of the Snow

Harlequin and Columbine


by Raphael Rick

Of course, no one actually knows the power of a thought. That is, the milli—or megawatts type of power ...

Death Comes But Twice

Real City

by Carrie Vaughn

“Real City” is a modern Hollywood fable set in a post-post-modern future.

A Prize for Edie

by Jesse Franklin Bone

The Committee had, unquestionably, made a mistake. There was no doubt that Edie had achieved the long-sought cancer cure ... but awarding the Nobel Prize was, nonetheless, a mistake ...

Nan Sherwood's Winter Holidays

by Annie Roe Carr

Excerpt: Ta-ra! ta-ra! ta-ra-ra-ra! ta-rat! Professor Krenner took the silver bugle from his lips while the strain echoed flatly from the opposite, wooded hill. That hill was the Isle of Hope, a small island...

The Old Manse

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.

The Slugger's Game

A Fine Fix

by R.C. Noll

Generally speaking, human beings are fine buck-passers—but there's one circumstance under which they refuse to pass on responsibility. If the other fellow says "Your method won't solve the problem!"—then...

Hudson River Bracketed

The Gods Arrive