Friday, October 2, 2015

"Halfway Across the Room, a Small Automatic in His Hand, Stood a Man"

"Midnight Visit."
By Robert Arthur (1909-69).
First appearance: Collier's Weekly, June 17, 1939.
Reprinted in EQMM, March 1948 and The Saint Detective Magazine, December 1954.
Short short short story (1 page).
Online HERE.
The most effective kind of warfare doesn't need guns, just ideas:
"Send them away!" he rasped. "I will wait on the balcony. Send them away or I'll shoot and take my chances!"
- Wikipedia HERE - Biography HERE - FictionMags HERE - ISFDb HERE.

Category: "A dagger of the mind, a false creation"

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