“Jimmy Martin’s heart persisted in acting like the well-known eyes of the young lady in the song. He just couldn’t make it behave.”
Classic FictionMore Classic Fiction
“There’s too much gilt all over this club! There’s too much everywhere. Half the world is stucco, the rest rococo.”
“The world abounds with ghost stories, but it is exceedingly difficult to get them at firsthand.”
“Am I a crook? Is that it? Why, of course I am, and a good one — not a bloomin’ beginner like you!”
Contemporary FictionMore Contemporary Fiction
From a whale to a muscle car to an electrical transformer to a cop to a father, Will Maguire’s short story “Higher Power” explores the use, misuse, and loss of power in one man’s life.
A friendship is tested when a secret Denny has been hiding his entire life finally comes out.
Few people understood why she left in the first place, and when she returned, her troubles were still waiting for her.
How many lines must one cross to succeed in a cutthroat sales operation? From the November/December 2019 issue.
Fiction by Jack London
In this short story, a frivolous game turns deadly.
A wealthy city woman strikes up a surprising camaraderie with a late-night intruder, and they discover what lies beneath the surface of each person’s intentions.
A barn burner fight with a nimble fighter stands between an aging boxer and his prize money.
Old San Francisco, which is the San Francisco of only the other day, the day before the earthquake, was divided midway by the Slot. The Slot was an iron crack that ran along the center of Market Street, and from the Slot arose the burr of the ceaseless, endless cable that was hitched at will to the cars it dragged up and down.