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Read Kurt Vonnegut's early story "2 B R 0 2 B"

“2 B R 0 2 B”

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Kurt Vonnegut

Everything was perfectly swell.

There were no prisons, no slums, no insane asylums, no cripples, no poverty, no wars. 1,411 more words

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"How Nuth Would Have Practised His Art upon the Gnoles" -- Lord Dunsany

“How Nuth Would Have Practised His Art upon the Gnoles”

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Lord Dunsany

Despite the advertisements of rival firms, it is probable that every tradesman knows that nobody in business at the present time has a position equal to that of Mr. 1,847 more words

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"Greville Fane" -- Henry James

“Greville Fane”

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Henry James

Coming in to dress for dinner, I found a telegram: “Mrs. Stormer dying; can you give us half a column for to-morrow evening?  7,389 more words

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"A Worn Path" -- Eudora Welty

“A Worn Path”

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Eudora Welty

It was December—a bright frozen day in the early morning. Far out in the country there was an old Negro woman with her head tied red rag, coming along a path through the pinewoods. 3,263 more words

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Read "Tony and the Beetles," an early short story by Philip K. Dick

“Tony and the Beetles”

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Philip K. Dick

Reddish-yellow sunlight filtered through the thick quartz windows into the sleep-compartment. Tony Rossi yawned, stirred a little, then opened his black eyes and sat up quickly. 4,100 more words

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Read Kobo Abe's short story "The Magic Chalk"

“The Magic Chalk”

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Kobo Abe

Next door to the toilet of an apartment building on the edge of the city, in a room soggy with roof leaks and cooking vapors, lived a poor artist named Argon. 629 more words

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Read Ursula K. Le Guin's short story "The Stars Below"

“The Stars Below”

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Ursula K. Le Guin

The wooden house and outbuildings caught fire fast, blazed up, burned down, but the dome, built of lathe and plaster above a drum of brick, would not burn. 738 more words

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