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A beautifully constructed tale based on the true story of a night spent in jail with the last man to be hanged in Whitesburg, Ky.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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An older woman tries to help a young drug addict.
- Length: 33 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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The planned felling of a cherry tree causes conflict between a father and daughter in this childhood recollection.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
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A visit to an old friend takes an unexpected turn.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: 18
4 Stars
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Two men at a fishing spot see Joe and Teddy Emmanual and their sister Carrie ...
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
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An older woman goes for a walk in the park.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Maupassant's short masterpiece following the journey of a group of civilians during the Franco-Prussian war.
- Length: 42 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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An old man, his memory failing, searches for the grave of his lost love.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A South African border guard and his family adopt a confiscated tortoise.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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There’s always tomorrow, Oscar said to himself
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
3 Stars
Top Short Stories
A semi-barbaric king devises a semi-barabaric (but entirely fair) method of criminal trial involving two doors, a beautiful lady and a very hungry tiger.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Truda paused at the gate and tried to calm her racing heart.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
But in my head that summer before we moved into the town was yellow and purple and red and supremely happy
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
He sat on the bench. Their bench. And watched the birds. And remembered.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
She said she was crying tears of happiness. That’s when I learnt that happiness could make you cry too.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
It was Christmas the first time they made love; he said it felt like coming home
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
"I love you, Martha, but you break things. You're breaking us."
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
You have to play the cards you're dealt
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
"That tree," he says. "It's looking at me."
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
But when their father was killed, the dynamic of their relationship changed...
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Top 20 Short Stories