Classic Fiction


Now is the drifting time when the leaves blossom, The sun of chrysanthemum in the soft blue sky. Slow dawn and hasty sunset seal the heavens. And a sleepy moon is there as the day goes by.... More

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Swift Summer

Running with summer was a race Till, far from the familiar town, He comes upon an altered place Of green now turning, bronze to brown; ... More

Song upon Maturity

Oh, now I need no longer fear Ingratitude, the jealous smile; For I have known the face of lies This bitter while.... More

Jet-Age Reverie

When last the circling sun went down You sat in silence by my side To watch the crimson colors drown In night’s advancing westward tide.... More

Watching Water

The emerald surf cascades in churning cream; The sea beyond is silent: in a dream Part colored by the moving wave and sky, And part by shadowed cloud... More

Contemplative Blossom

Sitting in silence for an hour, I watched the petals of a flower Unfold, the fragile tissue slowly Opening till the heart lay wholly Golden and perfect in the... More

Dangerous Gift

He went to the safe and ceremoniously handed him five hundred dollars as a wedding present. But, what was behind this strange act of generosity?... More

The Broken Music Box

Though sound has ceased Within this dainty box, Who will presume To say its music Has been totally released?... More

A Most Beautiful Model

This short work of fiction is just as entertaining now as it was 50 years ago when it appeared in the July 25, 1959, issue.... More


Caged fountains through the starlit summer night Have tender voices, like a mother’s song, Or like a passing flock of birds in flight, While some the measure of... More

For Export, Lend-Lease

Robert D. Abrahams poems appeared regularly on our pages throughout the 1940s. "For Export, Lend-Lease" was published in the July, 7, 1945, issue. ... More

Marry for Love

Hania didn't want to get a husband according to the old-world custom. She wanted to MARRY FOR LOVE.... More

Dad’s Night

When Dan, Jr. came home from school at noon, Mame was already beating the batter for Dan's birthday cake. They had moved only that morning-boxes... More

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