The Raven

the-ravenBy Edgar Allan Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
“‘Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—
Only this and nothing more.”

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Headless Horseman Pursuing Ichabod Crane (1858) by John Quidor

The Headless Horseman Pursuing Ichabod Crane (1858) by John Quidor

Get into the Halloween spirit by revisiting Washington Irving’s 1820 story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. This chilling tale is one of our favorite classic short stories. At nearly 12,000 words, it is longer than many short stories; set aside 40 minutes or so to enjoy it in one sitting.

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‘Grumpy Old Menopause’ Wins People’s Book Prize

grumpyoldmenopauseWe at Select Stories are thrilled that “Grumpy Old Menopause” by Carol E. Wyer won The People’s Book Prize for nonfiction. Congratulations to Carol, whose “How Not to Murder Your Grumpy” was runner-up in last year’s balloting for the prestigious honor.

You can find Carol’s unique brand of humor in “Milly’s Magical Moment,” one of her early short stories posted here on Select Stories.