Short Story of the Month

Near the Finish Line

Just a little bit further. Six steps, five, four and a half!
There is the place where I dropped it last time.
A quarter of a step and there is the mark I made … wait a moment … nine hundred and seventy-four attempts ago. I could even break the record in the last …

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Being of the Month

Van Hunks

He was a pirate by trade, and he managed (which was quite unusual, unlike how adventurous books portray it) to amass substantial wealth and retire in Cape Town. He had his life secured, and he was duly proud, and with a pile of sins in the register, making him an ideal candidate for a curse.

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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

The Tiger looked at him steadily and then yawned a wide, wide yawn.
"You're a coward," he remarked.
"Well," said the Lion, "it's better to be a coward than to do wrong.“

— L. Frank Baum. Little Wizard Stories of Oz.

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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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"Things just happen. What the hell."
Didaktylos*
* 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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