“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.