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Demian*
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Here's a new idea for a thread - share a short story you love with the forums. Please include approximate length so people can choose a story to fit their coffee break.


I'll start with Cal, a funny and sad tale by Asimov. 57k, 15 mins or so to read.

(If you have word wrap problems, save as a text file then open it up)

http://demian.thedaddy.org/cal.txt
  

Dregan
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http://textual.net/poe/hanspfaall.htm
"The Unparalleled Adventures of One Hans Pfaall" by Edgar Allen Poe. About 20 minutes read.

http://www.ie.lspace.org/books/toc/toc-english.html
"Theatre of Cruelty" by Terry Pratchett. Very short, no more than 5 minutes.
    

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The Library of Babel.
http://jubal.westnet.com/hyperdiscordia/library_of_babel.html

Took me about 15 minutes to read, but then, I've had a few pints and my reading was slowed so I could concentrate. Although I've read it before. However my housemate was demanding my opinion of his plan to lure apes away from looking at the bums of lady apes with juice during the reading.
So I'd reckon about 15 minutes. Brilliant tale, first introduced to me by Mr Demian - cheers mate!

Oh and 'ab aeterno' means 'from eternity' or rather: 'from the beginning of time'
 

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Not quite a short story more of a novella.
http://craphound.com/down/

It is quite an interesting concept, though possibly not the best written book I have ever read.

Just read the hexagon one. Reminded me of a J G Ballard short story about an unending towerblock.
    

Demian*
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Swoop was bold enough to comment:

The Library of Babel.
Brilliant tale, first introduced to me by Mr Demian - cheers mate!




My pleasure. I'd forgotten about this. I just read it again and it's still mind-blowing
  

General*
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Demian could you repost CAL cos the link has gone dead.
Cheers dude!
    

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http://demian.thedaddy.org/cal.txt

It's the capital C what done it.
 

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http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/mountainsofmaddness.htm

probably too long for coffee break,

bit of a bigot but I found this quite creepy,
 

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Woo cheers
    

Demian*
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Ralph Malph was bold enough to comment:

http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/mountainsofmaddness.htm




I can attest to this being one of the creepiest stories I've ever read. Brrrrr. And on a similar note, although it's had a thread of it's own, I'll remind everyone of Ted the Caver:

http://www.holyshiite.com/caver/

Web-based storytelling at it's finest
  

Dregan
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Ralph Malph was bold enough to comment:

http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/mountainsofmaddness.htm

probably too long for coffee break,

bit of a bigot but I found this quite creepy,



Hooray! I used to have this link, but I lost it,and now you've posted it and I have it again!

Also, this is one of the creepiest Lovecraft stories: http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/theratsinthewalls.htm
    

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Wed 12th Mar '08 3:02PM
hi its buffy let me into thy chamber

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dracula was bold enough to comment:
hi its buffy let me into thy chamber



come in by all means, buffet!

Demian*
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Thu 13th Mar '08 3:31PM
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Well that has to be the randomest thread resurrection I've seen in a while
  

Dregan
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Well in the spirit of the thread I guess http://www.dionaea-house.com/ is relevant

also I'd like to get into buffy's chamber if you catch my drift

i'd "stake"* her "heart"**



*touch
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Diziet
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Dregan was bold enough to comment:

also I'd like to get into buffy's chamber if you catch my drift





are you sure you're not thinking of the cinematic classic Muffy the Vampire Layer?


Monster Island by David Wellington. a serialised zombie novel free to read online. the sequels are free as well...

http://www.brokentype.com/monster/

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