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The Next New World

by Bob Shacochis

“If we are in the golden age of the short story, Bob Shacochis is one of the writers who got us here.” —Providence Journal

The haunting stories in The Next New World have a directness, an immediacy, a funny,...


My Sister's Hand in Mine

by Jane Bowles & Truman Capote

Jane Bowles has for many years had an underground reputation as one of the truly original writers of the twentieth century. The collection in My Sister's Hand in Mine of expertly crafted short fiction will fully...


Primal Chase

by Jessie Snow

He’s not a monster, but he’s not human… Jay is driving back to his mountain cabin when his jeep dies. A brilliant flash of light draws him beyond the treeline, like a moth to a flame. When the light fades,...


The Kiss of the Executioner's Blade

by Cora Buhlert

France in the year of the Lord 1516: Born a nobleman but long since reduced to the dishonourable profession of executioner, Geoffrey de Bressac is the most skilled headsman in all of France. But when he is called...


Demolition

by Cora Buhlert

The stately mansion stood tall for one hundred years. But after the death of its last owner, the old house has been neglected and forgotten, its garden overgrown by rose bushes. When three children stumble upon...


The Iron Border

by Cora Buhlert

Ana has lived in the shadow of death all her life. For when she was six years old, a TV broadcast announced that an asteroid would hit the Earth twenty-two years later, extinguishing all life as we know it....


Past, Present, & Future: Second Edition: Short Stories

by C. Ross Landrum

What would happen if there were a Nuclear Holocaust? Who or would be left to rule? There have been several sites much like "STONEHENGE" found worldwide; all with a circular pattern and an arch or two. What is...


The Confessions of Arsene Lupin

by Maurice Leblanc

French writer Maurice Leblanc was heavily influenced by Arthur Conan Doyle's creation Sherlock Holmes. After devising several characters inspired by Holmes, Leblanc hit his stride with Arsene Lupin, a criminal...


Graveyard of Dreams

by H. Beam Piper

This classic science fiction tale from H. Beam Piper takes place in the Federation universe that served as the setting for many of his stories. In the distant future, the inhabitants of the strange planet Poictesme...


Madam Crowl's Ghost and The Dead Sexton

by Sheridan Le Fanu

Irish writer Sheridan Le Fanu gained fame as a master creator of horror stories. Indeed, many critics cite Le Fanu as being central to the skyrocketing popularity of the genre during the late Victorian period....


Green Tea and Mr. Justice Harbottle

by Sheridan Le Fanu

Irish master of gothic horror Sherdian Le Fanu does it again with the two stories collected in this volume. Though both are distinct tales that will leave your spine tingling, they share a common theme: an ordinary...


The Angels of Mons

by Arthur Machen

Early in his career, Welsh author Arthur Machen got caught up in an unusual controversy when "The Bowmen," a fictional tale he published about supernatural beings coming to the aid of British soldiers during...


The Honour of the Flag: And Other Stories

by William Clark Russell

Set sail for classic high seas adventure with this eclectic volume of short stories from William Clark Russell. Ranging from straightforward nautical action in the traditional vein to tales with a terrifying...


The Wind in the Rose-Bush: And Other Stories of the Supernatural

by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Author Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman gained acclaim in her time as a chronicler of life in rural New England. In this creepy collection of supernatural tales, Freeman makes full use of both her spare, skillful...


The Funny Bone: Short Stories and Amusing Anecdotes for a Dull Hour

by Henry Martyn Kieffer

Whether you're looking for a quick pick-me-up after a lousy day or something pleasant to pass the time while you're waiting in line, the eclectic collection The Funny Bone is just the ticket. Packed with poems,...


Adolescents Only

by Irving E. Cox

This classic sci-fi tale is sure to send chills up your spine, especially if you're under the age of 20. One night, an unusual object lights up the sky, and soon afterwards, a local high school teacher begins...


Love Story

by Irving E. Cox

On one level, this witty short story describes a future in which traditional gender roles are reversed and men have quite literally become enslaved to the capricious whims of their female masters. On another...


Told in the Coffee House: Turkish Tales

by Cyrus Adler

Arkansas-born educator and scholar Cyrus Adler had the opportunity to spend a significant amount of time in and around Constantinople in the late nineteenth century. During his time there, he became fascinated...


French Short Stories

by Various

Whether you're a longtime fan of French fiction or just beginning to explore the genre, this wide-ranging collection of short stories is an excellent grab-bag of tales from one of Europe's literary hotspots....


The Ten-Foot Chain: Or

by Achmed Abdullah, Max Brand & E. K. Means

This unique collection of short stories came about when a dinnertime conversation led to the following question being posed: What would happen if a man and woman were forced to spend several days shackled to...