Short Story of the Month

Lucky Six

“I’m not a very superstitious person,” said Mr. Sixdorf, when he ordered drinks for the entire table, “however sometimes you just have to, even if you’re a rational person. Today is the 6th of June. I had something to do with a guy that lives nearby the horse racetrack. He wasn’t home. When I called him, he said he would be there at six. I didn’t know what I should do with all that time so I decided that I will look at horses..."

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Being of the Month

Graf Hardegg

The Headless Count of Hardegg does not haunt the ancestral castle of Hardegg, but the corridors of Riegersburg Castle. The two places are not far apart, for it is not Riegersburg Castle in Styria, but a newer building of the same name in a town on the border between Austria and the Czech Republic. He was beheaded in 1595 by a court ruling that discussed his (alleged) treason in fighting the Turks. The real cause may have been the Protestantism of Hardegg family.

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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

Language is the source of misunderstandings

— Antoine de Saint Exupéry. The Little Prince

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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

 

Welcome to my world. For the longest time I couldn’t think of right name for this place, so I left it without one. Amongst things you can find here are attempts of science fiction and fantasy stories, my collection of gods, bogeymen and monsters and also articles about things that had me interested, be it for a while or for years. (There is more of this, sadly not in English but in Czech, on www.fext.cz)

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