Short Story of the Month


No way! It took so many years for those damn space industry companies to get around to building a decent spacecraft, and for tickets to the Moon to get so cheap that a sane and normal person can buy one. For such an incredibly long time, Mr. Mushinka has not been allowed to inspect his own property. He looked forward to the moment so much that he spent the two nights before his flight in the spaceport waiting room, living on overpriced coffee and biscuits over the expiration date. The authorized copy of an old deed guaranteeing its owner's claim to an acre in the Mare Crisium area had been in his hand the whole time.

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Being of the Month


House elf from Hildesheim, Germany. Even the local bishop had one of these imps, always wearing a hat. Although Hödeken served well, his presence and service were – as it happens – not exactly a lucky shot. The grateful foretelling of things to come, the control of the guards, and the help in the kitchen is one side of the coin, the murder (and the subsequent hiding of the body in the pots on the stove) the other.

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Other Stuff

Sherlockiana: Police Officers

Even though Holmes became the patron of all literary detectives that came after him, he didn't consider himself as one. He thought of himself as a higher form of a sleuth.

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Quote of the Month

"Just because anyone can do something doesn't mean everyone should," Mrs. Peters said. "Besides, anyone with an Internet connection feels they have the credentials to critique or belittle anything these days.”

— Chris Colfer. The Enchantress Returns

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How to Properly Feed a Demon

How to Properly Feed a Demon

Twenty-five short short stories for short short breaks. Starring aliens and people, gods as well as demons.


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* Terry Pratchett. Hogfather


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