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Happy birthday, Jack London: The Fox in the Yard

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My Dad loved adventure stories, so it’s no surprise that some of the earliest stories I remember him reading to me were written by Jack London (Jan. 12, 1876 – Nov. 22, 1916). London is probably one of the most diverse writers in history, but is best remembered for The Call of the Wild, a novel serialized in The Saturday Evening Post about a domesticated dog who is stolen and forced into Alaskan sled work in the Klondike (for the literary lovers: the primary theme here is the return to primitivism).

Anyway, in connection, we’ve recently had our very own Call of the Wild here. It’s not about dogs, but foxes. For me, close enough.

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VISCERAL, CREEPY GHOST STORY: THE TALE OF RAUÐÚLFR BY LISA FARRELL NOW AT READ SHORT FICTION!

As most of you know, I love a good ghost story. The most recent feature we’ve got over at Read Short Fiction is just that! If you’ve read my short story “Wailing Station” and enjoyed it, I’m pretty sure you’ll like this one—Farrell has done a beautiful job with atmosphere, and the tale is reminiscent of Jack London’s scarier pieces. For best results, read “The Tale of Rauðúlfr” in the middle of a snow storm in front of a roaring fire.

Enjoy!

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