First off, I’d like to point you all in the direction of the Library of Lost Books – a wonderful idea by publisher, Scott Pack. Go see what it’s all about yourselves, folks. I think you might like like what you find there.


And, here’s the second in my series of short story recommendations that I’m running on here for National Short Story Week.

It’s called ‘Lamb to the Slaughter’ and it’s by Roald Dahl, and it begins…

The room was warm and clean, the curtains drawn, the two table lamps alight-hers and the one by the empty chair opposite. On the sideboard behind her, two tall glasses, soda water, whiskey.  Fresh ice cubes in the Thermos bucket.

Mary Maloney was waiting for her husband to come him from work.

Click here to read on.