Short stories published in The Atlantic Monthly.

Listing 85 stories.

A man describes the evidence leading up to an explanation for the recent death of an atheist in a religious society.

An actress rolls through the plan of a rehearsed production while making small mistakes to spite the production team.

A man dips his toe into horse racing with a mysterious business partner, rejoicing at their horse’s success until he is greeted with sinister news of the horse and his partner.

A man recounts his life experience in New York, covering the various people near and dear to him, as well as the growth of the city itself.

A boy is invited to a hogs hunt and dinner party and encounters the quirky members of the host's family.

When three troublemakers board a bus with a plan to cause mischief, their jokes take a sour turn and ends grimly.

After stopping by the Depot Saloon to visit a girl he has his eyes on, a man and his two horses find themselves victims of a sudden accident on a wintry night.

A young man who works at a shipping company comes back to a rooming home and befriends the host. He meets the host's ill husband and discovers more about the couple until he receives the news of the husband's passing.

When an ignorant farmer with a toothache seeks out the help of Paul Revere, he accidentally starts the American Revolution.

Protagonist Leo Gold attends the annual Anarchists’ Convention in New York City, a spectacle predictably filled with divisions and subcommittees and impassioned debates over topics as banal as the order events and whether dinner should be self-serve or not. But when the hotel manager comes in to ask the party to vacate the room as it had been previously booked, the group unites to building barricades and sing protest songs in defense of their noble cause.