Classic Fiction

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 cheer Give thanks for the harvest of a troubled year. 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

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

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.  More

Clouds

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

The Oak

Frances Frost's poem "The Oak" was published in the August 19, 1938, issue. 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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