Not all of the stories I recommend are easily available. Some have only appeared in athologies long out of print. To combat this, every Friday is Freebie Friday, where I ensure the story can be found for free online. You can find every free story using this tag, but for easy browsing here’s a list of all freely available stories, newest first.

But Our Hero Was Not Dead by Manly Wade Wellman

Nicholas Was by Neil Gaiman

Mongoose by Sarah Monette & Elizabeth Bear

A Pair of Stockings by Kate Chopin

Scoring Off Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse

A General in the Library by Italo Calvino

The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

Creating the Innocent Killer by John Kessel

Blessed by Helen Marshall

Three Months, Six Days by Charlie Jane Anders

The Rats in the Walls by H.P. Lovecraft

A Tall Tail by Charles Stross

Understand by Ted Chiang

Negative Reinforcement by Chuck Palahniuk

Catskin by Kelly Link

I Hold My Father’s Paws by David D. Levine

Spar (The Bacon Remix) by Kij Johnson

Spar by Kij Johnson

Dead Like Me by Adam Troy-Castro

When Dickens met Dostoevsky by Eric Naiman

The Man who Carved Skulls by Richard Parks

The Fortress Unvanquishable, Save for Sacnoth by Lord Dunsany

The Bolt Tightener by Sarena Ulibarri

Arbeitskraft by Nick Mamatas

The Adventure of the Field Theorems by Vonda N. McIntyre

Earth’s Holocaust by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Exo-Skeleton Town by Jeffrey Ford

The Screaming Skull by F. Marion Crawford

The Microscopic Giants by Paul Ernst

PauseTime by Mary Soon Lee

The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol

The Silver Key by H.P. Lovecraft

Last Seen on September 10th by Mark Fass

The Other Two by Edith Wharton

The Willow Walk by Sinclair Lewis

Skull-Face by Robert E. Howard

The Cambist and Lord Iron by Daniel Abraham

The Streets of Ashkelon by Harry Harrison

Graves by Joe Haldeman

The Tourist by Paul Park

The Adder by Fred Chappell

Yellow Card Man by Paolo Bacigalupi

26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss by Kij Johnson

The Horror of the Heights by Arthur Conan Doyle

Disneyland with the Death Penalty by William Gibson

Winter Dreams by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Hated by Frederik Pohl

Silly Novels by Lady Novelists by George Eliot

The Ray-Gun: A Love Story by James Alan Gardner

London Bone by Michael Moorcock

The Midlist Bombers by Charles Stross

The Thief Versus King Rhampsinitus by Herodotus

The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

What’s Up Tiger Lily by Paul di Filippo

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