Illustrated by Earl Mayan The mobsters would kill him if they ever caught on to his game. He was betting his life they wouldn’t. Read the short story “Swindler’s Luck” by Ben Hecht [PDF]. Read More:fiction | short story You might also like... The Bishop’s BeggarFrom the Post archive, a timeless tale from one of America’s greatest storytellers. Miss TemptationA soldier just back from Korea disrupts a small town’s daily ritual—and makes a pretty girl cry—in Kurt Vonnegut’s well-loved short story. “Screwtape Proposes A Toast” by C.S. LewisWritten in 1959 by C.S. Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) of The Chronicles of Narnia fame, “Screwtape Proposes a Toast” is a follow-up to his very popular Screwtape Letters.