The Wolf, the Fox, and the Ape

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This entry is part 89 of 108 in the series Aesop's FablesMoral: The dishonest, if they act honestly, get no credit. A Wolf accused a Fox of theft, but the Fox entirely denied the charge. An Ape undertook to …

The Lurking Fear

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I. THE SHADOW ON THE CHIMNEY There was thunder in the air on the night I went to the deserted mansion atop Tempest Mountain to find the lurking fear. I was not alone, for foolhardiness was not then mixed with…

The Ass and His Purchaser

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This entry is part 86 of 108 in the series Aesop's FablesMoral: A man is known by the company he keeps. A man wished to purchase an Ass, and agreed with its owner that he should try out the …

The Dogs and the Hides

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This entry is part 85 of 108 in the series Aesop's FablesMoral: Attempt not impossibilities. Some Dogs famished with hunger saw a number of cowhides steeping in a river. Not being able to reach them, they agreed to drink …

A Baby Tramp

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If you had seen little Jo standing at the street corner in the rain, you would hardly have admired him. It was apparently an ordinary autumn rainstorm, but the water which fell upon Jo (who was hardly old enough to…

The Raymond Carver Short Story Contest 2019

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Deadline15th May 2019 Who may enterThe competition is open to anyone. DescriptionThe contest is organized by the Carve literary magazine. The competition is for original, unpublished literary fiction up to 10,000 words. The story must be in …