Archive for the 'British Short Stories' Category




The Looking Glass

By J.D. BERESFORD (From The Cornhill Magazine) 1921, 1922 This was the first communication that had come from her aunt in Rachel’s lifetime. “I think your aunt has forgiven me, at last,” her father said as he passed the letter across the table. Rachel looked first at the signature. It seemed strange to see her own […]

Where was Wych Street?

By STACY AUMONIER (From The Strand Magazine and The Saturday Evening Post) 1921, 1922 In the public bar of the Wagtail, in Wapping, four men and a woman were drinking beer and discussing diseases. It was not a pretty subject, and the company was certainly not a handsome one. It was a dark November evening, and the dingy […]