Tag Archives: short story

Commutation: $9.17

In the business stories he wrote for the Post, Sinclair Lewis satirized the short-sighted, self-serving pomposity within American business. ... More

Henry’s Christmas

She had no food to give her son. They couldn’t sleep in the car. The cold would come in the night as they clung to each other, and they would wait for death. ... More

Juggernaut

In celebration of Ray Bradbury’s upcoming 90th birthday we revisit one of his classic short stories. ... 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

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. Written by Michael Forrestier and illustrated by Peter Stevens, the story paints a colorful picture of how a small boy helps an artist solve his biggest problem. ... 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 is important in life. ... 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 and washtubs, full of dishes and pots and pans and fruit jars, were still all over the kitchen floor, waiting to be unpacked-yet Mame was already making a birthday cake. ... 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, Sparrow Earle, who only has eyes for the Indianapolis bricks. ... More

The War Heroes

A well-known author during the late 1920s through the 1950s, James Warner Bellah is widely recognized for depicting the lives and perils of soldiers and Indians. In this 1929 short shorty, Bellah takes readers on an unexpected adventure at sea with sailors Bull, Rory, and the Kid aboard a rescued ship as they face the enemy head-on. ... More
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