Tag Archives: fiction

Cutaway

“Cutaway” is the story of two couples having dinner, but the emotions underneath tell a tale of their own. ... More

The Death Voyage by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, turns 151 years old this month. One of the several stories he wrote for the Post is “The Death Voyage,” the tale of a German naval disaster in World War I. ... More

The Second Generation, by Steven Crane

Steven Crane, author of The Red Badge of Courage, wrote several short stories for the Post. One of them, “The Second Generation”, was written to commemorate the second anniversary of the Spanish-American War. ... More

The Classic Books of America, by W. Somerset Maugham

This week, rather than fiction or poetry, we offer a 1940 appraisal of American literature by Somerset Maugham. The noted English author comments on a few of the Big Names in American letters. As always, his writing is rewarding and highly readable. He deflates Henry James but says all the right things about Mark Twain. […] ... More

A Goboto Night, by Jack London

Jack London grew up an impoverished, illegitimate child in the slums of Oakland, CA, to become arguably the most successful writer of the early 20th century. His experience as a prospector in the Klondike gold rush led him to write “White Fang” and “The Call of the Wild,” which first appeared in the Saturday Evening […] ... More

The Case of the Missing Painting

Ever wonder what happened to the wonderful illustrations from old Post stories? So do we! We found the answer to one such mystery when we dug up the original story behind a reader’s painting ... More

The Snow Goose

Paul Gallico’s (1897 — 1976) stories appeared in the Post from 1931 to 1959. Of all these stories, and all of his works, his best remembered piece is the short story “The Snow Goose.” It is unapologetic melodrama, but it is also one of those rare sentimental stories that can still surprise you with its […] ... More

Short Stories by J. D. Salinger

“Juanita, she’s always dragging me to a million movies, and we see these here shows all about war and stuff. You see a lot of real handsome guys always getting shot pretty neat, right where it don’t spoil their looks none, and they always got plenty of time, before they croak, to give their love to some doll back home, with who, in the beginning of the pitcher, they had a real serious misunderstanding about what dress she should ought to wear to the college dance. “ ... More
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