Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle"
Dec
25
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Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle"

'No, no. No crime,' said Sherlock Holmes, laughing. 'Only one of those whimsical little incidents which will happen when you have four million human beings all jostling each other within the space of a few square miles.'

What's this? A bonus story for Christmas Day? Sounds like a case for only one man.

Anton Chekhov, "At Christmas Time"
Dec
22
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Anton Chekhov, "At Christmas Time"

She could say nothing more. And yet before, when she lay awake thinking at night, it had seemed to her that she could not get all she had to say into a dozen letters.

Anton Chekhov died in 1904, and did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

Shane Jones, "Defamer"
Dec
20
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Shane Jones, "Defamer"

Lying in bed at night, Birdie tries to come up with a reason her boss would work in a deli. She can’t figure it out and slips into a dream about noodles as water slides. Peanut-sauce slides. While Birdie sleeps, the two workers come into the apartment and measure for a new kitchen floor.

Read our interview with the author.