VERY SHORT STORIES

Davide Rissone – Lacquered duck breast

I am here lying on my bed while my wife is there in the kitchen with the boy for private lessons. Since we moved...

David Valentini – It’s the law

It’s been twenty years today. I almost forgot. Had you not been interviewed today maybe I would have never thought about that. Look how...

SHORT STORIES

Anna Ettore – The Gypsy Night

That was my first time there. It was the end of February; the gypsy camp had been reported in the fields behind Chiaravalle abbey....

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Caroline Smith – The Immigration Handbook

Caroline Smith (Orbis 176) is delving here beneath the morass of statistics and forms to uncover the real lives, circumstances, memories and emotions of...

CLASSICS

F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Baby Party

F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Baby Party

When John Andros felt old he found solace in the thought of life continuing through...
herman melville

Herman Melville – The ‘Gees

In relating to my friends various passages of my sea-goings I have at times had...
Seumas O’Kelly

Seumas O’Kelly – The Derelict

He Boss of The Golden Barque was very pleased when he was able to resume...
George Wells

Herbert George Wells – The Magic Shop

I had seen the Magic Shop from afar several times; I had passed it once...
robert howard

Robert E. Howard – The One Black Stain

They carried him out on the barren sand where the rebel captains died; Where the grim gray...