Time for a humble present, here are five philosophical short stories.

Isaac Asimov's The Last Question describes the world as a computer, or does it.

Daniel Dennett's Where am I takes Putnam's brain in a vat thought experiment to the next level.

Ursulas Le Guin's The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas is a tale of a city and its inhabitants.

Jorge Luis Borges' Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius is a literary labyrinth with broken paths.

Howard P. Lovecraft's Ex Oblivione is a mellow experience.