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The Would-be Father

by Charles Baxter

An eBook short.

From the collection Gryphon, Charles Baxter’s luminous story of caretaking under any circumstance.    

Burrage never thought he’d be the responsible one. When his brother and sister-in-law...


Burnt Sugar

by Lish McBride

Ava, Lock, and Ezra are on assignment—for the magical mafia, of course. Faced with a gingerbread house, they’re pretty sure that what’s inside isn’t nearly as sweet as the outside. It never is.

At the...


The Settling Earth

by Rebecca Burns

Marriage transplants Sarah thousands of miles from home; a failed love affair forces Phoebe to make drastic choices in a new environment; a sudden, shocking discovery brings Mrs Ellis to reconsider her life...


The Velveteen Rabbit, or How Toys Become Real: Illustrated

by Margery Williams

The Velveteen Rabbit, or How Toys Become Real: Illustrated. A children's novel written by Margery Williams and illustrated by William Nicholson. It chronicles the story of a stuffed rabbit and his quest to become...


Kiddieland and other misfortunes

by Tim Chapman

In his first short story collection Tim Chapman explores behaviors that are at once familiar and bizarre, while introducing us to an odd assemblage of characters. A reformed hit man has to kill to save the love...


The Strange Library

by Haruki Murakami & Ted Goossen

From internationally acclaimed author Haruki Murakami—a fantastical illustrated short novel about a boy imprisoned in a nightmarish library.

A lonely boy, a mysterious girl, and a tormented sheep man plot their...


A Market Tale: A Bruno, Chief of Police Story of the French Countryside

by Martin Walker

A charming tale from the Périgord heartland, featuring the internationally beloved Bruno, chief of police. A Vintage eBook Original Short.

      Between the seventeenth-century mairie and the stone bridge...


A Haunting of the Bones

by Julia Keller

From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Julia Keller comes A HAUNTING OF THE BONES, another suspsenseful and provocative story that will keep readers up all night...Bell Elkins, prosecuting attorney for Raythune...


Me and My Baby View the Eclipse

by Lee Smith

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

"Extremely powerful...Me and My Baby View the Eclipse is about striving and the secret nobility of people who live in a small-town American South. In these stories-thank heaven-not...


Subtly Worded

by Teffi, Robert Chandler & Anne Marie Jackson

A selection of the finest stories by this female Chekhov

Teffi's genius with the short form made her a literary star in pre-revolutionary Russia, beloved by Tsar Nicholas II and Vladimir Lenin alike. These stories,...


Good Morning Rome

by Michele Ponte

A short story by the Italian author Michele Ponte, Good Morning Rome will surprise you. They come to Rome by plane, boat, train, coach. They hitchhike or they come on foot. They come looking for success, hope,...


The Tallest Doll in New York City

by Maria Dahvana Headley

Nebula Award-nominated author Maria Dahvana Headley has always loved Damon Runyon's stylized faux-reporting on New York City. This is her version of a Runyon tale—this one dealing with the architectural guys...


In Western Counties

by Nickolas Butler

From Nickolas Butler, author of the national bestseller SHOTGUN LOVESONGS, comes a moving story of a cop’s last bid to right a wrong she may have helped create.Aida doesn’t recognize the young woman at first....


Darling?

by Heidi Jon Schmidt

A funny and observant story collection that captures the complexity of human relationships

In this smart and original story collection, Heidi Jon Schmidt paints her subjects with delicate care. What emerges...


A Cozy Country Christmas Anthology

by Christine Arness

The Memory Tree At Christmas, a young mother mourning the loss of their possessions in a fire learns from her children an invaluable lesson on how to start again. The Most Important Ingredient Anita is grieving...


Acknowledgments: Winner of the CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition

by Martin Edwards

Martin Edward's 'Acknowledgments' is the winning story of the Crime Writers' Association Margery Allingham Short Story Competition, 2014. Julia Jones, one of the founders and judges of the competition, called...


Numbers in the Dark

by Italo Calvino & Tim Parks

A posthumously published collection of short stories that span the breadth of Italo Calvino's career.


The Devil's Tub: Collected Stories

by Edward Hoagland

Edward Hoagland, best known for his essays, is also an extraordinary writer as fiction, as readers of his stories “The Final Fate of Alligators” and “Kwan's Coney Island” can attest. First published...


The Collected Stories of Frank Herbert

by Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert, the New York Times bestselling author of Dune, is one of the most celebrated and commercially successful science fiction writers of all time. But while best known for originating the character...


Return to Travers Corners: Stories

by Scott Waldie

Travers Corners, if visited by a dedicated urbanite, would be seen as nothing more than a windblown gas station of a town that would make the middle of nowhere look like Metropolis. It’s a town of 329 beloved...