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Tales of Town & Country

by Willa Cather

These seven stories by Willa Cather, edited by Patricia T.

O’Conner and Stewart Kellerman for Rushwater Press, are

published here under the title Tales of Town & Country. All

but one first appeared in periodicals....

Romantic Interludes

by Anthony Trollope

These stories by Anthony Trollope have never before been

collected in this form. The text, edited by Patricia T.

O’Conner and Stewart Kellerman for Rushwater Press, is

published here under the title Romantic...

She Receives the Night

by Robert Earle

From childhood to old age, the remarkable women of She Receives the Night bear the burden of the world’s darkness and carry it toward the light.


Robert Earle’s dazzling stories illuminate the decisive...

In the Year 2889 (Phoenix Classics)

by Jules Verne & Phoenix Classics

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 not entirely...

The Star (Phoenix Classics)

by Phoenix Classics & H. G. Wells

n January (about 1900, presumably), the people of Earth awaken to the notion that a strange luminous object has erupted, into the Solar System, after disturbing the normal orbit of the planet Neptune. Indeed,...

Star-begotten (Phoenix Classics)

by Phoenix Classics & H. G. Wells

Star Begotten is a 1937 novel by H. G. Wells. It tells the story of a series of men who conjecture upon the possibility of the human race being altered by Martians to replace their own dying planet. The protagonist...

The Empire of the Ants (Phoenix Classics)

by Phoenix Classics & H. G. Wells

"The Empire of the Ants" is a 1905 short story by H. G. Wells about the littleness of humanity and the tenuousness of the dominion Homo sapiens enjoys on Earth. A 1977 film, Empire of the Ants, was loosely based...

A Dream of Armageddon (Phoenix Classics)

by Phoenix Classics & H. G. Wells

The story opens aboard a train, when an unwell-looking man strikes up a conversation with the narrator when he sees him reading a book about dreams. The white-faced man says that he has little time for dream...

The Chronic Argonauts (Phoenix Classics)

by Phoenix Classics & H. G. Wells

This brief story begins with a third-person account of the arrival of a mysterious inventor to the peaceful Welsh town of Llyddwdd. Dr. Nebogipfel takes up residence in a house sorely neglected after the deaths...


by Mona Simpson

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection

The acclaimed author gives us a mesmerizing story of a family built, not by blood, but by second and third marriages and the relationships children have to “step”...

Nest in the Bones: Stories by Antonio Benedetto

by Antonio Di Benedetto & Martina Broner

Philosophically engaged and darkly moving, the twenty stories in Nest in the Bones span three decades from Antonio di Benedetto's wildly various career. From his youth in Argentina to his exile in Spain after...

Whittiford Wilds

by Chris Perera

Welcome to Whittiford - County of Mirth.

In this collection of short stories, Chris Perera takes us on a humorous excursion around the fictional county of Whittifordshire. Populated with mild eccentrics, seemingly...

The Pit and the Pendulum (Phoenix Classics)

by Edgar Allan Poe & Phoenix Classics

"The Pit and the Pendulum" is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in 1842. The story is about the torments endured by a prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition, though Poe skews historical...

The Murders in the Rue Morgue (Phoenix Classics)

by Edgar Allan Poe & Phoenix Classics

"The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe published in Graham's Magazine in 1841. It has been claimed as the first detective story; Poe referred to it as one of his "tales of ratiocination"....

The Fall of the House of Usher (Phoenix Classics)

by Edgar Allan Poe & Phoenix Classics

The tale opens with the unnamed narrator arriving at the house of his friend, Roderick Usher, having received a letter from him in a distant part of the country complaining of an illness and asking for his comfort....

The Tell-Tale Heart (Phoenix Classics)

by Edgar Allan Poe & Phoenix Classics

Edgar Allan Poe (19 January 1809 – 7 October 1849) was an American writer best known for stories of mystery and horror. Poe also wrote poetry, including the well known poem “The Raven”. Not much is known...

Gravity Changes

by Zach Powers

Gravity Changes is a collection of fantastical, off-beat stories that view the quotidian world through the lens of the absurd. Set in a surreal fictional world that is populated by strange characters—children...

Guy De Maupassant: Complete Original Short Stories (Phoenix Classics)

by Guy de Maupassant & Phoenix Classics















Things to Do When You're Goth in the Country: and Other Stories

by Chavisa Woods

"Darkly funny and brilliantly human, urgently fantastical and implacably realistic. This is one of the best short story collections I've read in years. It should be required reading for anyone who's trying to...

The Discovery of Honey

by Terry Griggs

The Discovery of Honey is a suite of short stories narrated by Hero, its hyper-precocious and nosily omniscient central character. Running wild even before she can walk, Hero goes on riotous road trips, dabbles...