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Classic Short Stories

Lord Dunsany – The Field

When one has seen Spring's blossom fall in London, and Summer appear and ripen and decay, as it does early in cities, and...

Edmondo De Amicis – The Emigrants

See the dead eyes, with hollow cheeks, Pale, distressed and serious,Supporting stricken and pale women,They step on the shipThe way you step on the...

Mary Shelley – The Mortal Immortal

JULY 16, 1833. --This is a memorable anniversary for me; on it I complete my three hundred and twenty-third year! The Wandering Jew?--certainly not....

The Upturned Face

I "What will we do now?" said the adjutant, troubled and excited."Bury him," said Timothy Lean.The two officers looked down close to their toes...

Should lanterns shine

Should lanterns shine, the holy face, Caught in an octagon of unaccustomed light,Would wither up, and any boy of loveLook twice before he fell...

Outside the Door

The rest of the small party staying with my friend Geoffrey Aldwych in the charming old house which he had lately bought at...

The Haven

  The long journey over the bog was tiring to the men. They sat about, melancholy and silent, for the hours it lasted. Hike trudged...

Fitz James O’Brien – The Prisoner of War

The Prisoner of War by Fitz-James O’Brien   As I lie in my cot at night, and look through the open door, And watch the silken sky that...

The Clerk’s Quest

For thirty years Edward Dempsey had worked low down in the list of clerks in the firm of Quin and Wee. He did...

Arthur Conan Doyle – The Leather Funnel

  My friend, Lionel Dacre, lived in the Avenue de Wagram, Paris. His house was that small one, with the iron railings and grass plot...

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Mitko Gogov and the the Enhalon award

From the first half of September 2018 Inkroci’s rubric “Facing East” will be presenting the translated text and the winning authors of the Enhalon...