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The End of Devil Hawker

To celebrate Sherlock Holmes' return to the big screen, we present a classic Post short story written by his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.... More

Commutation: $9.17

In the business stories he wrote for the Post, Sinclair Lewis satirized the short-sighted, self-serving pomposity within American business. ... More

Not Just Another Plot

The following short story by author Mark Howell received an honorable mention from the 2009 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition. ... More

Henry’s Christmas

She had no food to give her son. They couldn’t sleep in the car. The cold would come in the night as they clung to... More

God-Fearing Mrs. Bates

Old Mrs. Bates is always Peeping through her curtain, Peering up and down the street, Making very certain Of the wicked goings on Of all... More

Thanksgiving … 1950

Hard, hard it is, this anxious autumn, To lift the heavy mind from its dark forebodings; To sit at the bright feast, and with ruddy... More

Mid-November

I greeted the new day happily, but the sky was a gray that scowled at me, and the wind was a voice that turned away,... More

November Jailbreak

I stopped this morning to admire A row of icicles in sun And watched prismatic colors run About them like a restless fire ...... More

November Night

The wind goes keening through the dark, Disconsolate for what is lost— The rose, the leaf, the lyric stream Now songless under ice and frost. ... More

Warning on Halloween

Whoever rings my doorbell Might as well roam; I won't be there with cookies, I won't be home ...... More

Saying Sorry

It was now a few weeks from Christmas, and I dug my hands into my pockets as I approached the Reb’s front door. A pacemaker... More

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