The Café of the Broken Heart

The Cafè of the Broken Heart is situated near the cemetery at Monmartre. When a widow calls by on the last day of the year and asks for a private room to grieve on the third...

Fifty Phenomenal Stories

A wonderful collection of 50 phenomenal stories by the world’s great short story writers.'The Other Sense' by J. S. Fletcher'A Double Return' by Arthur Machen'Presentiments' by...

A Bracelet at Bruges

'A Bracelet at Bruges' is a mystery story about a lost diamond bracelet. Initially there does not appear to be any mystery about the loss. Kitty Sartorius, the famous actress,...

The Ghost at Massingham Mansions

In his stories of detection, Bramah hit on the idea of a blind detective, Max Carrados, whose triumphs are all the more amazing because of his disability. In this story, Max...

The Golden Mermaid

Three princes are sent on a quest by their father, to find who it is who steals the golden apples from the King's tree. The youngest son befriends a wolf who is in reality a...

The Enchanted Knife A Fairy Tale from Serbia

The Enchanted Knife' is the story of a young man who seeks to marry the princess. Her father sets him an impossible task to perform before he will grant the suit - but with the...

Six Fairy Tales A Russian Fairy Tale

This is a collection of six magical fairy stories written for children.The Glass MenderThe Silver MountainThe Wise PrincessThe Cunning ApprenticeThe MinstrelThe Blue Rose

The Donkey Skin

"The Donkey Skin" is a strange fairy tale of a princess who escapes an unwanted marriage by running away from the palace dressed in a donkey skin, to a hard life of poverty as a...

The Giant who Had No Heart

Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812-1885) was a Norwegian writer, scholar and collector of traditional folktales.The Giant Who Had No Heart is one of the tales he collected. It tells...

Swept and Garnished

Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. Swept and Garnished is a horrifying ghost story written shortly after the...

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