By: Randall Garrett (1927-1987)
|The Bramble Bush|
|...Or Your Money Back|
|The Measure of a Man|
|In Case of Fire|
|Heist Job on Thizar|
|The Asses of Balaam|
By: Ray C. Noll
|A Fine Fix|
By: Raymond Z. Gallun (1911-1994)
|The Eternal Wall|
By: Rev. Gerald T. Brennan
Angel Food: Little Talks to Little Folks
"Angel Food" consists of a series of short sermons for children on the truths of the Catholic Faith - but told with engaging stories, in a style and simple language that children can understand.The author was a parish priest in New York for many years during the mid 1900's. He was the author of several books for children, the most well known being the books in what is considered the "Angel Food" series.
By: Rex Ellingwood Beach (1877-1949)
|Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories|
By: Richard E. Lowe
|When I Grow Up|
By: Richard F. Thieme
By: Richard Harding Davis (1864-1916)
On the steamer on his way to London, Austin Ford meets a young woman, who is going to London to find her missing husband. Being a specialist in finding people, Mr. Ford agrees to help her in her quest. However, something appears to be not quite right about the lady and her story...
The Lost House
Austin Ford, the London correspondent of the New York Republic, is spending some idle time in the American Embassy chatting with the Second Secretary, when suddenly a note is brought in. This note is an appeal for help, found in the gutter in a dark alley. The writer claims to be a young girl, who is kept against her will locked up in a lunatic asylum by her uncle. Although the Second Secretary tries to convince him that there is nothing to it, the journalist is determined to follow the lead...
The Make-Believe Man
Adventure was what our protagonist was looking for, when he boarded the steamer "Patience" for his holiday, and when one has a man with such a vivid imagination like Joseph Forbes Kinney as a travel companion, who seems to find adventures at every turn of the road (and if not, he manufactures them), the two travellers are sure to stumble into trouble...
The Boy Scout and Other Stories for Boys
RICHARD HARDING DAVIS, as a friend and fellow author has written of him, was “youth incarnate,” and there is probably nothing that he wrote of which a boy would not some day come to feel the appeal. But there are certain of his stories that go with especial directness to a boy’s heart and sympathies and make for him quite unforgettable literature. A few of these were made some years ago into a volume, “Stories for Boys,” and found a large and enthusiastic special public in addition to Davis’s general readers; and the present collection from stories more recently published is issued with the same motive...
My Buried Treasure
"This is a true story of a search for buried treasure. The only part that is not true is the name of the man with whom I searched for the treasure. Unless I keep his name out of it he will not let me write the story, and, as it was his expedition and as my share of the treasure is only what I can make by writing the story, I must write as he dictates. I think the story should be told, because our experience was unique, and might be of benefit to others. And, besides, I need the money." (From the text)
Men of Zanzibar
This is the story of Hemingway, who, after a hunting trip in Uganda, settles in Zanzibar for a while to live among the English-speaking expatriate community on that island. While keeping his true identity well to himself, he falls in love with Ms. Polly Adair, the American Belle of the little society. But when he asks her to marry him, it seems that Ms. Adair has a secret...
|Episodes in Van Bibber's Life|
|Once Upon A Time|
|A Charmed Life|
|The Reporter Who Made Himself King|
|The Man Who Could Not Lose|
|Billy and the Big Stick|
|The Nature Faker|
|The Frame Up|
|The Log of the Jolly Polly|
|A Question of Latitude|
This is a delightful little story about the most successful banker on Wall Street, who finds his philanthropic side when one of his former employees is arrested and needs someone to vouch for his character..
Cynical Miss Catherwaight
This is the story of Miss Catherwaight, collector of "dishonored honors" - medals of honor pawned by the persons they were awarded to. Part of Miss Catherwaight's collection are also the stories behind each award, and she tends to look down on their former owners for giving them away - until she finds a particular token in the shape of a heart...
By: Richard Middleton (1882-1911)
Day before Yesterday
This is a volume of short stories and essays by Richard Middleton. The British poet and author wrote a large number of short pieces during his life, which are today still as entertaining as they were then. Published 1912, one year after Middleton's death, this volume collects some of the best specimens of his prose. - Summary by Carolin
Ghost Ship & Other Stories
Richard Middleton is one of the many authors who, despite great merit, have been almost entirely forgotten today. This English author was an eminent literary figure in his day, admired by, among others, Edgar Jepson, Arthur Machen, and Raymond Chandler. This collection of short stories contains his best-known short story, The Ghost Ship, a skillfully written horror story. The other stories contained in this collection are not all horror stories, but cover a variety of genres and topics. - Summary by Carolin
By: Richard O. Lewis
|A Bottle of Old Wine|
By: Richard Olin
|All Day Wednesday|
By: Richard R. Smith
|No Hiding Place|
By: Richard Sabia
By: Richard Wilson (1920-1987)
Reverend Richard Wilson went to the heart of Russia to find stories from the eastern outposts of Christianity, untouched by the renaissance or reformation. He found the nature of the stories quite different from those of more western cultures. His hope was to teach English children about their Russian counterparts in a way they would understand, so he retold the stories rather than sought translations.
By: Rick Raphael (1919-1994)
|A Filbert Is a Nut|
By: Ring Lardner (1885-1933)
How To Write Short Stories, with examples
Here are 10 humorous short stories by Ring Lardner , an American sports columnist and short-story writer best known for his satirical writings on sports, marriage, and the theatre. His contemporaries Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, and F. Scott Fitzgerald all professed strong admiration for his writing.
By: Robert Arthur (1909-1969)
|The Aggravation of Elmer|
|The Indulgence of Negu Mah|
By: Robert Baldwin Ross (1869-1918)
|Masques & Phases|
By: Robert Barr (1849-1912)
In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories
Thirteen short stories by one of the most famous writers in his day. Robert Barr was a British Canadian short story writer and novelist, born in Glasgow, Scotland. In London of the 1890s Barr became a more prolific author - publishing a book a year - and was familiar with many of the best selling authors of his day, including Bret Harte and Stephen Crane. Most of his literary output was of the crime genre, then quite in vogue. When Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories were becoming well known,...
By: Robert Donald Locke
By: Robert E. Gilbert (1924-1993)
By: Robert E. Howard (1906-1936)
Bear Creek Collection
Breckinridge Elkins is the roughest, toughest, fastest-shootin’, hardest-fightin’ feller in the Bear Creek settlement, and probably in the entire Humbolt Mountains. As he travels further from home, he single-handedly takes on outlaws, settles (and starts) feuds and tries his hand at romancing the girls. He also discovers a lot of strange customs among other folks, such as building houses out of boards and wearing clothes that ain’t buckskins. Set in Nevada during the late 1800’s, this collection of stories is a great rollicking romp through the American frontier as seen through the eyes of one of the most enjoyable characters created in the history of tall tales.
By: Robert F. Young (1915-1986)
By: Robert J. Martin
By: Robert Keable (1887-1927)
|The Priest's Tale - Père Etienne|
By: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
New Arabian Nights
New Arabian Nights is a collection of short stories which include Robert Louis Stevenson's earliest fiction as well as those considered his best work in the genre. The first and longest story stars Prince Florizel of Bohemia who appears in the later collection of stories "More New Arabian Nights: The Dynamiter."
Island Nights' Entertainments
A marvelous depiction of two sides of South Sea Islands' life through three separate tales. One, the experience of the incoming British keen to live free and exploit the innocent; the other the supernatural as perceived by Stevenson working in the lives of the natives. One tale carries the germ of the story of Madame Butterfly, since become a part of Western culture. Another is an extraordinary retelling of a German horror story transposed to a South Sea Island setting. The last is an effort of the pure Stevensonian imagination and there can be nothing better.
|The Waif Woman|
By: Robert Michael Ballantyne (1825-1894)
|Personal Reminiscences in Book Making and Some Short Stories|
By: Robert Moore Williams (1907-1977)
|Be It Ever Thus|
By: Robert S. (Robert Shirley) Richardson (1902-1981)
By: Robert Shea (1933-1994)
|The Helpful Robots|
By: Robert Sheckley (1928-2005)
3 Robert Sheckley short stories that demonstrate the breathof his fantastic imagination. In Watchbird, the question "can machines solve human problems?" is answered with a resounding YES! But there may be a few unforeseen glitches. Just a few. Warrior Race drops us into an alien race of warriors who fight in a way you will never be able to imagine until you listen. And Beside Still Waters is a gentle story that shows us a man who really wants to get away from it all ... sitting on a rock in the asteroid belt with only a robot for a friend. No girls allowed! A poignant and unsettling story to say the least.
|Beside Still Waters|
|Cost of Living|
|The Hour of Battle|
By: Robert Silverberg (1935-)
Here are two early stories by the well known SF Author Robert Silverberg. The Happy Unfortunate was published first in Amazing Stories in 1957 and explores the angst caused when the human race reaches into space but at the cost of needing to breed a new species; specialized 'spacers' who can withstand the tremendous rigors of acceleration. The Hunted Heroes was published in Amazing stories a year earlier, in 1956. It is a futuristic story that holds great hope for the resilience of the human race after the war destroys most of the world.
|The Hunted Heroes|
By: Robert Smythe Hichens (1864-1950)
|"Fin Tireur" 1905|
|The Desert Drum 1905|
|The Princess And The Jewel Doctor 1905|
|Halima And The Scorpions 1905|
|Desert Air 1905|
|The Figure In The Mirage 1905|
|The Spinster 1905|
|Smaïn; and Safti's Summer Day 1905|
|The Collaborators 1896|
By: Robert W. Chambers (1865-1933)
The King in Yellow
Robert W. Chambers (1865-1933) studied art in Paris in the late 80’s and early 90’s, where his work was displayed at the Salon. However, shortly after returning to America, he decided to spend his time in writing. He became popular as the writer of a number of romantic novels, but is now best known as the author of “The King In Yellow”. This is a collection of the first half of this work of short stories which have an eerie, other-worldly feel to it; but the stories in the second half are essentially love stories, strongly coloured by the author’s life as an artist in France...
|A Young Man in a Hurry and Other Short Stories|
By: Robert W. Haseltine
|Prelude to Space|
By: Robert W. Lowndes (1916-1998)
By: Robert Wicks
|The Quantum Jump|
By: Rog Phillips (1909-1965)
|The Unthinking Destroyer|
By: Roger D. Aycock (1914-2004)
By: Roger Kuykendall
|We Didn't Do Anything Wrong, Hardly|
|All Day September|