Classic Fiction

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 light.... More

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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

Fountains

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

Uncle Gus

New fiction by John Hemingway. Lost and alone, a young man overcomes daunting odds, but under the care of a quirky uncle, he learns what... 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

America

An open thread to share your thoughts on the American dream and what it means to be free.... 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

Clouds

Fleur Conkling Heyliger's celestial poem, "Clouds," appeared in the May 12, 1951, issue. ... More

The Oak

Frances Frost first began publishing poetry in the early 1930s. She was awarded the Katharine Lee Bates poetry prize by the New England Poetry Club... More

A Car for the Bricks

Published in the May 27, 1939 issue, short story author Richard Howells Watkins wins over the crowd in his depiction of a cocky racecar driver,... More

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