Short story: The Adventure of the Novel Bachelor by Arthur Conan Doyle, from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Recommended.
Poem: The Unpredictable by Thomas Blackburn, from 100 Poems by 100 Poets, edited by Harold Pinter, et al. (1986). Recommended.
Essay: Thawing the Minnesota Iceman, listened to on the Skeptoid podcast, from May 2017. Recommended.