The Princess And The Puma

The princess and the puma

The Princess and the Puma is a short story by O. Henry. This tale combines humor and romance, featuring a man’s funny attempt to save the woman of his dreams, only for things to go embarrassingly wrong. This is a retelling. Enjoy In the vast expanses of the Texan prairie, there had to be a … Read more

The Hair of Ellen Short Story

A young woman with short golden curls sits sewing by a window in a well-lit, elegant room. Sunlight catches her golden curls.

A mother and daughter lived, if living it could be called, in a damp attic, reached by descending worn steps carved into the very earth. Light barely penetrated the small barred window; the single room served as their kitchen, bedroom, and living space. Ellen spent her days confined there, diligently working on her lace and … Read more

The Pink Pearl

The Pink Pearl scene set in a luxurious jewelry store

“Only the man who locks himself away by day and watches over many hours of the night to earn what is needed to satisfy the whims of a beloved woman—my unfortunate friend told me in a faltering voice—will understand the pleasure of secretly amassing a considerable sum, and, once it is rounded out, setting out … Read more

Ghosts of Passion

image captures the youthful essence of the guest within the contemporary and luxurious setting of a London apartment, emphasizing the dynamic of hospitality, mentorship, and care from Alberto and Isabella.

In London, a young man uncovers a haunting secret between his hosts, delving into love, illusion, and the ghostly shadows of the heart. When I was studying in London, every Thursday I would dine at the house of my distant relatives, the Moraleses, who from the first day welcomed me and treated me with great … Read more

An Angel’s Adventure

A bedtime story about an angel who falls to earth and fells inlove

Exiled for a minor slip, an angel misses heaven’s joys in a year-long earthly stint, facing loneliness until a mix-up with a “fellow angel” teaches him about true temptation and forgiveness. For a mistake not as serious as Lucifer’s, which didn’t end up in a “fall,” an angel got hit with a one-year world exile … Read more

The Lady With The Dog Short Story

the lady with the dog image

The Lady with the Dog by Anton Chekhov is a touching short story of forbidden love and self-discovery set against societal norms, exploring the complexities of human emotions and relationships. Here is a retelling: People were talking about a new person spotted walking on the promenade—a woman with a dog. Dmitri Dmitrich Gurov had been … Read more

The Lost Heart

The lost heart short story. Picture a man holding the glowing, pulsing heart wrapped in a white cloth, amidst the dimly lit city street. The image aims to evoke the sense of wonder and introspection about the nature of emotions and humanity, blending the ordinary with the extraordinary in a timeless urban setting.

This short story explores the nature of human emotions, empathy, vulnerability, and the societal pressures on women regarding their feelings and expressions of love. The narrative uses magical realism to tell a tale where a man finds a living, pulsing heart on the street and takes it upon himself to find its owner, believing it … Read more

The Price of Time: A Tale of Love and Wealth

A modern adaptation of an O. Henry short story Mammon and the Archer with Tony Rockwall in his ultra-modern Manhattan penthouse.

This is a modern adaptation of O. Henry’s Mammon and the Archer that reveals the power of money to create opportunities and orchestrate events, even in love, while still leaving room for fate and the timeless interventions of Cupid, albeit unseen, to weave their magic. Tony Rockwall, a self-made millionaire from his venture, Rockwall’s Universal … Read more

The Kiss

the kiss

The Kiss by Anton Chekhov is a short story that intricately explores themes of loneliness, the longing for connection, and the transformative power of a single, unexpected moment. Here is a retelling. Enjoy At 8 p.m. on May 20th, all six units of the N—- Reserve Artillery Brigade made a pit stop in Myestetchki village, … Read more