One Was Stubborn, published in 1940 in Astounding Science-Fiction

“One Was Stubborn”
Published under the pen name Rene Lafayette

Publication date: November 1940

Original publication: Astounding Science-Fiction

Genre: Science Fiction

Story description: George Smiley claims things are vanishing because he wants the world to disappear; stubborn Old Shellback, deciding two can play at that game—makes a new one.

Currently available as part of the Stories from the Golden Age series, in book One Was Stubborn.