Classic Fiction

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 and burning sun, And part by where the buried centuries lie. More

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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

The War Heroes

Take an unexpected adventure at sea with sailors Bull, Rory, and the Kid aboard a rescued ship as they face the enemy head-on.  More

Baby Valentine as king
Memorandum for an Infant Son

You may not find it easy, son, on Mother’s-Days-to-be, To think of anything for which you should be thanking me. And so I list some reasons More

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