Beatrice Buonaguidi – The Two Goliards

Sior (Mister) Alvise Zanatta was never seen at home and many of those who knew him,  and would see him around the “calle” both...

F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Baby Party

When John Andros felt old he found solace in the thought of life continuing through his child. The dark trumpets of oblivion were less...

Herman Melville – The ‘Gees

In relating to my friends various passages of my sea-goings I have at times had occasion to allude to that singular people the 'Gees,...

Seumas O’Kelly – The Derelict

He Boss of The Golden Barque was very pleased when he was able to resume business on her deck. He was likewise pleased that...

Herbert George Wells – The Magic Shop

I had seen the Magic Shop from afar several times; I had passed it once or twice, a shop window of alluring little objects,...

Robert E. Howard – The One Black Stain

They carried him out on the barren sand where the rebel captains died; Where the grim gray rotting gibbets stand as Magellan reared them on the strand, And...

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....

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...

Lord Dunsany – The Bureau d’Echange de Maux

I often think of the Bureau d'Echange de Maux and the wondrously evil old man that sate therein. It stood in a little street...

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