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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...


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...


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....


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...


A Burracombe Christmas

by Lilian Harry

Steal a glimpse at the past lives and loves of your favourite villagers in this captivating Burracombe short story. Autumn 1918 has brought young Alice Whiddon to the Tozer's farm to work as a maid. Alice soon...


Black Eyes Of The Night

by R.c.cooper

Based on the English folk lore legend of the black eyed kids. Hi, my name is Ashley Johnson, I'm a fairly normal guy. If you have ever heard of the urban legend of the "black eyed kids" and thought it was all...


The Vision

by Jonathan Lethem

An eBook short.

From Jonathan Lethem’s classic collection, Men and Cartoons, a haunting, playful story about dress-up, superheroes, Mafia, love and treachery.

“I first met the kid known as the Vision at second...


Alive

by Ha Jin

An eBook short.

From one of our most celebrated contemporary writers, winner of the National Book Award and PEN/Faulkner Award: Ha Jin’s staggering story “Alive,” from the collection The Bridegroom.

Tong...


The Celestial Omnibus and Other Tales

by E.M. Forster

This compilation of short stories by one of the twentieth century's preeminent authors spotlights journal and magazine fiction from 1900 to 1911. These early tales exhibit the first traces of E. M. Forster's...


Carniepunk: A Duet with Darkness

by Allison Pang

Don’t miss this urban fantasy short story featuring Abby Sinclair in the spellbinding Carniepunk anthology collection, from bestselling author Allison Pang!

Having just quit Julliard, disillusioned fiddler...


Carniepunk: The Sweeter the Juice

by Mark Henry

Author of the Amanda Feral series Mark Henry lends his brilliantly twisted imagination to the gripping Carniepunk anthology in this creepy zombie short story.

When the zombie apocalypse overtakes New York City,...


Carniepunk: The Demon Barker of Wheat Street

by Kevin Hearne

From the New York Times bestselling author of Hounded—“a superb urban fantasy debut” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)—comes an Iron Druid Chronicles short story in the captivating Carniepunk anthology....


Carniepunk: The Cold Girl

by Rachel Caine

From the mesmerizing Carniepunk anthology, a vampire short story from New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine—the author who brought you the immensely popular Morganville Vampires series.

When Kiley...