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Babies

Babies

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   Virginia, a copywriter at an ad agency, looks around her office one day and realizes that everyone—well, nearly...

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When She Is Old and I Am Famous

When She Is Old and I Am Famous

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   Mira is studying art in Florence when her cousin Aïda arrives for a visit. Aïda is a model who almost died—but...

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Peep Show

Peep Show

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection Allen Fein— née Ari Feinberg—is on his way to Port Authority when he hears it: “Girls,” the...

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Coming, Aphrodite

Coming, Aphrodite

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection Don Hedger had lived for four years on the top floor of an old house on the south side of Washington Square, New York, and nobody...

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The Peculiar State

The Peculiar State

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Original Selection Hamburg: home of a lapsed writer and his statistician girlfriend. He is part of the 41 percent of the German population that hasn’t...

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Adultery

Adultery

I want to change. I need to change. I'm gradually losing touch with myself.  Adultery, the provocative new novel by Paulo Coelho, best-selling...

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At the Reunion Buffet

At the Reunion Buffet

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Original SelectionIn this warm, intelligently observed novella, Isabel Dalhousie, Alexander McCall Smith's wonderful heroine,...

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Back Channel

Back Channel

October 1962. The Soviet Union has smuggled missiles into Cuba. Kennedy and Khrushchev are in the midst of a military face-off that could lead to nuclear conflagration. The only way for...

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Shockwave

Shockwave

Dell, a former mercenary, and his wife, Dolly, once a battlefield nurse, believe they have finally found peace in a deceptively idyllic town on the Oregon coast. Until early one...

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The Colonel's Wife

The Colonel's Wife

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   The colonel had served in two wars with the Marines, without being injured. Then, at home, he breaks both legs falling off...

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Today I'm Yours

Today I'm Yours

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   It was the first autumn of the Iraq War, when Ella saw Dani again. “Today I’m Yours” is a story of seduction and layered...

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Homage to Hemingway

Homage to Hemingway

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending and one of Britain’s greatest...

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Dreaming in Polish

Dreaming in Polish

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection The old man and the old woman always dreamed the same dreams. Everyone in Celia’s town knows the couple, married sixty years, with wrinkled...

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Big Volodya and Little Volodya

Big Volodya and Little Volodya

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   Sophia Lvovna loves Little Volodya, but she is married to Big Volodya. A classic Chekhov story of love, anguish,...

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The Other Week

The Other Week

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection Francine and Freddie live in a little house on the edge of the desert, with not enough money, too many snakes, no coffee, and a...

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A River Out of Eden

A River Out of Eden

On a night of torrential rain, a warrior appears near the Colombia River, where the Chinook people thrived before the hydroelectric dams came and changed their entire way of life....

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The Road to Mars

The Road to Mars

What makes humans bark?Is the funny bone funny?What is the algebra of comedy?Did the sitcom originate with the ape?Carlton is an android (a 4.5 Bowie Artificial Intelligence  Robot) who works for...

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Witness

Witness

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Original Selection Hector didn’t know how to stop Azmina from doing what she did whenever she came over, which was to clean. Hector...

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Father and Son

Father and Son

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   Colonel Norwood is the despotic owner of Big House Plantation, where he lives alone but for the occasional company...

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My Grandpa and the Haint

My Grandpa and the Haint

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   The fish are nearly jumping in the bayous of Louisiana, but hoodoo magic is just as easy to find. And one day, Bobby’s...

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Yeoman

Yeoman

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection Who explores the final frontier? The ship has reached the last world.  Beamed down from the transporter bay is...

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love / Beginners

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love / Beginners

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” SelectionFrom one of the most celebrated short-story writers in American literature, the story that launched a thousand...

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Imitation

Imitation

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” SelectionNkem is living a life of wealth and security in America, until she discovers that her husband is keeping a girlfriend back home in Nigeria....

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Boo

Boo

Do you ever wonder, dear Mother and Father, what kind of toothpaste angels use in heaven? I will tell you. . . . This book I am writing to you about my afterlife will be your nitty-gritty. One day...

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