The Gift of the Magi

Initially published in The New York Sunday World under the title “Gifts of the Magi” December 1905, then in book form in the O. Henry Anthology The Four Million in April 1906, here’s the story transcribed in Simplified Gregg by yours truly for the blog. Attachment: the-gift-of-the-magi.pdf

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Miniature Shorthand Book signed by Gregg

I recently came across this adorable miniature Gregg Shorthand book, signed by the man himself. I’m going to be selling it, as I know there are folks out there who collect Gregg signed books. But I wanted to share it with the blog first. I had no idea there were miniature Gregg books published!  

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Elven Prince

A short story I told at Open Mic this fall. It’s based on a story I read years ago, that I can’t find anymore, so I don’t know how much is plagiarized vs my own work. Elven Prince — In Gregg Simplified Shorthand The goal is readable for Simplified, but some DJS and Anni might have…

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Green Eggs and Ham

Someone issued a Dr Seuss challenge… Green Eggs and Ham — In Gregg Simplified Shorthand My goal is readable by Simplified. There’s probably some DJS and maybe a bit of Anni (only where it the Simplified version really annoys me). Comments welcome. If you can read it, then I’ll be able to read it years from…

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Joining up, with a sample

Hi everyone, I ran across this site and I’m happy to be able to join up. Both my parents at some time in their lives were stenographers so I grew up with Gregg shorthand books around. I’ve tinkered with it off and on for years. I’m no expert but I recall one of my college…

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1001 Nights: Never-Ending Community Improv

Trying out a new concept for collaborative blogging: here are a few pages of the “Thousand Nights and One Night” (cleaned-up, PG-13), headed by a quatrain from Omar Khayyam, in “Intermediate DJS,” meaning “with mistakes.” The next step is for YOU to add the next bit of story, and then for someone to pick up…

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