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The Brick

The Brick

There is a photograph of my mother standing in front of the chain link fence around the Chevron Oil Plant in Richmond, several minutes before…

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Pieces

Pieces

It happened first in the shower. Sasha stood, scrubbing her body, her mind occupied on the day, on when the man might be answering her…

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A Life, A Book, A Chance

A Life, A Book, A Chance

Veronika usually woke a few minutes before the church bells rang. This day she had been up for hours, tossing and turning in her small…

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The Beresford Tomb

The Beresford Tomb

Thomas Beresford fought under Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt. He settled in Fenny Bentley in Derbyshire with his wife Agnes, an heiress with…

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Love Affair in Poppy

Love Affair in Poppy

I read your message in a Garda cafe, miles away from your German stopover. You were en route to fight some war, that lasted longer…

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Autumn

Autumn

The way she says “you naughty man” when he brushes past her derrière all adds up. So he puts on “Say Wonderful Things To Me”…

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An Artist's Story by Anton Chekhov

An Artist’s Story by Anton Chekhov

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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