A war story
A newly discovered short story by Kurt Vonnegut
Love and suffragism at a girls’ school in 20th-century England. A short story
His apartment had no heat. Worse: Council officials said his building did not exist. A short story
An exhibition of unintended consequences. A short story
A short story about family and class.
After surviving a gruesome accident, a Catholic priest struggles with life. A short story
“What’s it like?,” Natalie said quietly. “Marriage, I mean.” Mathilde said, “Kipling called it a very long conversation.” A short story
Father's Day 1972—an oddball quest. A short story
He is 40. You are almost 17. You know his kiss is coming, that day in the classroom, but still it surprises you. A short story
What if Lee Harvey Oswald had lost his nerve? A historical novelist—who is also a student of the Kennedy assassination—imagines what might have happened next.
A short story
"My heart started beating rapidly after the third time I read the letter. I could have sat there and guessed for a hundred years and never come up with what my brother had to say." A short story
Love happens, like age or weather. It’s not hard to do, only to endure, sometimes. A short story
He saw deputies in their serious hats coming through the restaurant from the kitchen, four white guys who looked like they meant business. A short story
“The exam went off without a hitch, and from there, stopping just didn’t make sense. Before each Calc test, we convened at Jill’s house to work out the answers.” A short story
An absurdist short story about a Union doctor—which many Atlantic readers erroneously believed at the time to be nonfiction.
Set in a wartime hospital, a short story about a family with a poisonous secret
A young couple is parted by Civil War in an early short story by the 21-year-old Henry James
As soon as his book was published, Antonio realized that the pure vision of him that only she harbored would be shattered— and that he would do anything to keep her from reading it.