Keywords: Short stories

Gentlemen Prefer Voodoo

Gentlemen Prefer Voodoo


Angie Fox

ISBN: 9780843963601
Year of publication: 2007

Gentlemen Prefer Voodoo Angie Fox Special thanks to intrepid readers Michelle McMurry and Julia Grace, who braved St. Louis Cemetery Number One as well as the back streets of New Orleans to take site pictures and answer lots of rather odd questions. To Koren Cota and Sandie Grassino for the translations. Also to Jessa Slade for hanging out at RWA Nationals and brainstorming the perfect word to describe a rat. Hey, these things are important. You, my dear, are resplendent. Chapter One Amie could ...

Keywords: Fantasy Fiction General Love Stories; American Paranormal Romance Short Stories Zombies
The Aggravation of Elmer

The Aggravation of Elmer


Robert Andrew Arthur

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2009

The Aggravation of Elmer By ROBERT ARTHUR It was the darnedest traffic jam Id ever seen in White Plains. For two blocks ahead of me, Main Street was gutter to gutter with stalled cars, trucks and buses. If I hadnt been in such a hurry to get back to the shop, I might have paid more attention. I might have noticed nobody was leaning on his horn. Or that at least a quarter of the drivers were out peering under their hoods. But at the time it didnt register. I gave the tie-up a passing glance and ...

Keywords: Science Fiction Short stories
The Stolen White Elephant

The Stolen White Elephant


Mark Twain

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2004

THE STOLEN WHITE ELEPHANT by Mark Twain Left out of A Tramp Abroad, because it was feared that some of the particulars had been exaggerated, and that others were not true. Before these suspicions had been proven groundless, the book had gone to press. M. T. I. The following curious history was related to me by a chance railway acquaintance. He was a gentleman more than seventy years of age, and his thoroughly good and gentle face and earnest and sincere manner imprinted the unmistakable stamp of ...

Keywords: Detective and mystery stories Short stories
The Mysterious Stranger

The Mysterious Stranger


Mark Twain

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2008

THE MYSTERIOUS STRANGER by Mark Twain Chapter 1 It was in 1590winter. Austria was far away from the world, and asleep it was still the Middle Ages in Austria, and promised to remain so forever. Some even set it away back centuries upon centuries and said that by the mental and spiritual clock it was still the Age of Belief in Austria. But they meant it as a compliment, not a slur, and it was so taken, and we were all proud of it. I remember it well, although I was only a boy and I remember, too, ...

Keywords: American Humorous stories Short stories United States -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories

The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories


Mark Twain

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2004

THE MAN THAT CORRUPTED HADLEYBURG AND OTHER STORIES By Mark Twain THE MAN THAT CORRUPTED HADLEYBURG I It was many years ago. Hadleyburg was the most honest and upright town in all the region round about. It had kept that reputation unsmirched during three generations, and was prouder of it than of any other of its possessions. It was so proud of it, and so anxious to insure its perpetuation, that it began to teach the principles of honest dealing to its babies in the cradle, and made the like ...

Keywords: American City and town life -- Fiction Honesty -- Fiction Humorous stories Short stories United States -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction
The Curious Republic of Gondour, and Other Whimsical Sketches

The Curious Republic of Gondour, and Other Whimsical Sketches


Mark Twain

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2004

THE CURIOUS REPUBLIC OF GONDOUR AND OTHER WHIMSICAL SKETCHES By Mark Twain NOTE: Most of the sketches in this volume were taken from a series the author wrote for The Galaxy from May, 1870, to April, 1871. The rest appeared in The Buffalo Express. THE CURIOUS REPUBLIC OF GONDOUR As soon as I had learned to speak the language a little, I became greatly interested in the people and the system of government. I found that the nation had at first tried universal suffrage pure and simple, but had ...

Keywords: Essays Short stories
The 30,000 Dollar Bequest and Other Stories

The 30,000 Dollar Bequest and Other Stories


Mark Twain

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2004

THE 30,000 BEQUEST and Other Stories by Mark Twain THE 30,000 BEQUEST CHAPTER I Lakeside was a pleasant little town of five or six thousand inhabitants, and a rather pretty one, too, as towns go in the Far West. It had church accommodations for thirty-five thousand, which is the way of the Far West and the South, where everybody is religious, and where each of the Protestant sects is represented and has a plant of its own. Rank was unknown in Lakesideunconfessed, anyway everybody knew everybody ...

Keywords: Fiction Short stories
How to Tell a Story and Other Essays

How to Tell a Story and Other Essays


Mark Twain

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2004

HOW TO TELL A STORY AND OTHERS by Mark Twain HOW TO TELL A STORY The Humorous Story an American Development.Its Difference from Comic and Witty Stories. I do not claim that I can tell a story as it ought to be told. I only claim to know how a story ought to be told, for I have been almost daily in the company of the most expert story-tellers for many years. There are several kinds of stories, but only one difficult kindthe humorous. I will talk mainly about that one. The humorous story is ...

Keywords: Essays Short stories Storytelling
Robert Silverberg The Science Fiction Hall Of Fame Volume One, 1929-1964

Robert Silverberg The Science Fiction Hall Of Fame Volume One, 1929-1964


Robert Silverberg

ISBN: 0765305364
Year of publication: 2003

THE SCIENCE FICTION HALL OF FAME Volume One, 1929-1964 The Greatest Science Fiction Stones of All Time Chosen by the Members of The Science Fiction Writers of America Edited by Robert Silverberg v3.0 - Fixed broken paragraphs, garbled text, formatting by peragwinn 2004-10-09 TOR A Tom Doherty Associates Book New York This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in the stories in this collection are either fictitious or are used fictitiously. THE SCIENCE FICTION HALL OF ...

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