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The Spirit of Madame de Genlis (A Spiritualistic Occurrence)

The Spirit of Madame de Genlis (A Spiritualistic Occurrence) - story

Nikolai Leskov

“It is sometimes much easier to call up a spirit than to get rid of it.” – A. B. CALMET I The strange adventure I intend to tell took place several years ago, and can now…

The Beautiful Thieves

The Beautiful Thieves - story

Martin Kluger

Later in the night he saw, strangely, the picture of himself as he had been before she came. He thought: ‘She has power to wake the dead.’  –Karen Blixen, “Tempests” Airport, present day, night-time In…

Jacob Wallenstein, Notes for a Future Biography

Jacob Wallenstein, Notes for a Future Biography - story

Shay Azoulay

Faster than light space travel to distant galaxies has been proven impossible. The existence of other planets or alien races, therefore, remains mere conjecture as these cannot be reached or contacted. Miraculous machines that let…

Another Love Story

Another Love Story - story

Uzi Weil

  1. A month before Independence Day, 2048 The Chief Scientist of the Weizmann Institute took a deep breath and turned on the secret switch on the back of the Hitler. The Hitler blinked. And…

On the Day of the Crucifixion

On the Day of the Crucifixion - story

Leonid Andreyev

On that terrible day, when the universal injustice was committed and Jesus Christ was crucified in Golgotha among robbers—on that day, from early morning, Ben-Tovit, a tradesman of Jerusalem, suffered from an unendurable toothache. His…

The Universe of Things

The Universe of Things - story

Gwyneth Jones

The alien parked its car across the street and came and sat down in the waiting room. He must have seen this happen, peripherally. But he was busy settling the bill with a middle-aged woman…

Mitigation

Mitigation - story

Kato Ramone

Don’t be afraid to cry from behind the camera, but don’t allow your tears to dampen the context, the photographer Nan Baldwin said to her in a room in a poor neighbourhood of Manhattan in…

Abulafia

Abulafia - story

Paweł Huelle

 The sand was everywhere. Not just under the miserable bed or in his bowl. It was in his eyes too, the pores of his skin, under his fingernails and in his hair. Sometimes he felt…

The Onlookers

The Onlookers - story

Kathrin Röggla

Let’s see if the forests catch fire again. Let’s see if intense heat rushes toward us. Let’s see if smoke drives animals whose names we don’t know out of the bushes. Let’s see if that…

Lions

Lions - story

Bef

These days we flee, hiding in dark corners, shying away from daylight. But things weren’t always like this. There was a time when they were just pests. The lions first began to appear in public…

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