VERY SHORT STORIES

Silvia Accorrà – Pomerania

As we climb towards the north, towards the Alps, feeling our way along the Grenoble road to get to Lyon and then up again,...

Fiorella Malchiodi – The Chest of Drawers

I look at the ancient chest of drawers and wonder if the latest events may be linked to the arrival of this object in...

SHORT STORIES

Silvio Lazzaroni – Alina

My name is Alina and I am Romanian: I know that people look at me even when I buy groceries at the supermarket. I...

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CLASSICS

Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein – Every Afternoon: a Dialogue

I get up. So do you get up. We are pleased with each other. Why are you. Because we...

H.G. Wells – The Flowering of the Strange Orchid

The buying of orchids always has in it a certain speculative flavour. You have before...

Saki – The Open Window

"My aunt will be down presently, Mr. Nuttel," said a very self-possessed young lady of...

Fitz-James O’Brien – A Soldier’s Letter

A Soldier’s Letter January 20, 1862 With the head of a drum for my desk, I sit...

George Moore – Alms-Giving

As I searched for a penny it began to rain. The blind man opened a...