Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

The Smiler

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1952
Language: English
Wordcount: 1,958 / 13 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 40.4
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 765
Added to site: 2009.10.29
mnybks.net#: 25665
Origin: gutenberg.org

Have you ever written science fiction? Have your stories been rejected? Herein may lie the reason.

Show Excerpt

oner blinked. "You could put it that way."

"I would put it even stronger. The theory is obviously ridiculous. It was a weak cover-up. The best I could do under the circumstances."

"You are saying that you killed Sanford Smith?"

"Of course."

The Coroner glanced at his six-man jury, at the two police officers, at the scattering of spectators. They all seemed stunned. Even the reporter sent to cover the hearing made no move toward the telephone. The Coroner could think of only the obvious question: "Why did you kill him?"

"He was dangerous to us."

"Whom

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2012.11.06
Sardo Weems
****.

The literary agent was able to tell the truth, because, by then, it didn't matter. A mildly humorous Martian invasion story.


SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Kirsten Fullmer
Kirsten Fullmer is an author who bid farewell to her job in the drafting industry and pursued her dream to write novels while traveling with her husband for his job. When she isn't writing, Fullmer loves tinkering with all kinds of crafts, including scrapbooking, cross stitching, crocheting and sewing. As our author of the day, Fullmer chats with us about how she fell in love with the Shabby Chic style, why she picked a small town as the backdrop for her books and talks about her writing habits.
Read full interview...