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Theodore

Theodore

Theodore Gabriel Watson awoke early on the day he was to unintentionally kill a fifteen-year-old white girl, feeling like a diseased mouse had crawled inside…

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A Cold Winter's Night

A Cold Winter’s Night

She laid there, in quiet repose, as though I might wake her from her slumber. All the energies in the world could perform no such…

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The Spider Story

The Spider Story

I A mature, female spider needs to know how to make proper webs. But spider A was still struggling. First, she was reluctant to make…

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Everything Happens While I Sleep

Everything Happens While I Sleep

The sand is wet
from the forgotten rain
that poured over the streets
and shop corners last night.

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One of Us

One of Us

Somewhere in a town where time has died
and where the river does not speak,
I see you staring at the fishermen

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After the Noon

After the Noon

in the aloe
I reside
accosted by the ragweed

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The Veldt by Ray Bradbury

The Veldt by Ray Bradbury

Every month, The Reading Room showcases a short story, or excerpts of a book, from some of the greatest writers the world has ever seen.

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