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I usually feature one short story on Short Story Saturday, but it’s a little different this week! Henry Kuttner – 1915 – 1958, American. 2. Fritz Leiber – 1910 – 1992, American. 3. Frank Belknap Long – 1901 – 1994, American. … Continue reading Short Story Saturday – 10 Science Fiction Short Story Authors
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Teig O’Kane and the Corpse from Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry by W. B. Yeats
The Soul of the Schoolboy from The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton Continue reading My Favourite 101 Free Short Stories
The King of Elfland’s Daughter is my favourite so far, and it’s probably the most famous of his books too. It’s well known that Dunsany was a keen hunter and it’s not so well known that I’m a keen vegetarian and animal lover, so I’m sure I receive The King of Elfland’s Daughter (which contains a fair amount of hunting) quite differently to how he perhaps intended. Having said that, Dunsany was also an animal rights campaigner and was president of his local RSPCA branch, so he confuses me greatly! I guess it had something to do with the difference between animal and pet. Continue reading Lord Dunsany (Edward Plunkett)
Mike Russell is the author of two short story collections; Nothing Is Strange and Strange Medicine. His work is surreal and often humorous, with some stories even being described as erotic, absurd or disturbing. Mike has been performing his stories in the South of England for over a decade, wearing his famous top hat with its seeing eye. Continue reading Mike Russell and his Surreal Stories
It’s strange, it’s weird, it’s horror, sci-fi and romance all in one. The King in Yellow is a book of loosely connected short stories, full of fear and madness. Continue reading The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
Ryūnosuke Akutagawa – Tokyo, Japan, 1892-1927. Ryūnosuke Akutagawa was a Japanese writer active in the Taishō period in Japan. He is regarded as the “Father of the Japanese short story” and Japan’s premier literary award, the Akutagawa Prize, is named after him. He committed suicide at the age of 35 through an overdose of barbital. Ryūnosuke Akutagawa was born in the Kyōbashi district of Tokyo, the third child and only son of father Toshizō Niihara and mother Fuku. – Wikipedia. Read one of his short stories for free here. Continue reading 10 Old-School Weird Fiction Writers that are Not from the UK or USA
Everyone thinks that Dunce is an idiot. I used to think so too but not any more. Continue reading Dunce – A Short Story