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Story of the Day
A romantic vision of the afterlife.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Romance
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Welcome to the short story section at east of the web. Find this month's featured stories above and in the nine genres. You can browse the library by genre or search it for a title, author or keyword. Clicking on an author's name lists all their stories along with further information and links. Stories can be read online, printed or downloaded for reading offline or on handheld devices.
Top Short Stories
A game of Scrabble has serious consequences.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime, Humor
5 Stars
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
- Genre: Fiction, Humor
5 Stars
We made sure we both got Ms. Meyer’s homeroom class in fourth grade, because according to my older brother, she was the best teacher of the few you could choose.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
It was Zach's idea to start a Beatles cover band in high school. Zach, you see, was a dead ringer for Paul McCartney.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
I need air... I need to breathe, or I'll die... Helena coughed uncontrollably, her chest felt like it was on fire, and she kept throwing up salty water.
- Length: 28 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
He had won tickets in a radio contest. A contest he didn’t apply to, on a station that apparently didn’t exist.
- Length: 26 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
Oscar watched his housemate Philippa’s fingers move in staccato beats over the keys, each note prodded from the piano like a confession. All the same, he sang along.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Why was he still Pilt the Scrummie and not Pilt the Bosun? Most days, he would have settled for just being Pilt the Sailor.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
On April 3rd, 2019, I embarked on the longest walk known to the human race. This walk wasn’t measured by miles or steps, but by psychological trauma.
- Length: 24 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
It was him all right. Who else could it possibly be? It was Death himself, the Grim Reaper, cloaked all in black. He stood larger than life.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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