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Garm – A Hostage

This week’s classic fiction is coming all the way from 1899. Set in the Indian foothills of the Himalayas, “Garm — A Hostage” follows a British soldier with an unlikely gift. Rudyard Kipling wrote the story shortly after publishing The Jungle Book. ... More
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Goodness, in All Its Forms

Hoping to improve the world in her own way, Sarah joins the Altruism Project only to find herself in a philosophical dilemma concerning personal motivation and the meaning of “doing good.” ... More
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An Unobstructed View

Terrified of spending the weekend with her 4-year-old grandson, Miriam has a surprise planned that’s sure to win the coddled child’s affection. Too bad the surprise also means a bad scare for grandma. ... More
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The Other Sock

In a short story that is part riddle and part romance, two Zen Buddhists compete for the attention of one woman. ... More
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The Hula-Hoop Heart

A tween-age crossing guard faces deceit and a couple of crooked hall monitors in a hard-boiled scuffle for playground justice. ... More
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How Voter-Gunknut Became 99.8% Jail

An island community of buck-naked crab-catching “savages” is visited by a king’s emissary determined to imprison them all for the most nefariously innocuous of crimes. A battle of wills, a beach incarceration, and a potluck supper ensue. ... More
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Joe’s Coffee House

An all-night coffee house, a trunk full of stolen guns, and a briefcase full of cash. But what’s really going on in Jack Bristow’s short story “Joe’s Coffee House”? ... More
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