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Mae's Street

Mae’s Street

Looking out on Christmas Eve, Mae felt like she owned the street, along with her neighbors, whom she loved—each and every one.  More

Cutaway

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

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

Saying Sorry

It was now a few weeks from Christmas, and I dug my hands into my pockets as I approached the Reb’s front door. A pacemaker had been put into his chest a few weeks earlier, and while he’d come through the procedure all right, looking back, I think that was the man’s last chip. His […]  More

Juggernaut

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