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Today's Story
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Aside from that Glaswegian Friend of the Earth, Dougie Macleod didn’t have a lot of time for the other men on the rig. He kept his head down and got his work done.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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Sunday
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by Saki
A man contemplating ending it all off the edge of a cliff is apparently - by an enormous stroke of luck - given a second chance.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction, Humor
4 Stars
Saturday
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A children's story set in the Iron Age. A girl, Morg, makes a wish to the goddess ...
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children, Fiction
5 Stars
Friday
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Memories of a house and a Grandma.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: 18
- Genre: Fiction
3 Stars
Wednesday
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A short history of and a personal tale concerning the phenomenon of being buried alive.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
4 Stars
Tuesday
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Piecing together events after a touch of amnesia concerning the previous night, the clues begin to take a sinister turn. Contains descriptions of violence.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction, Horror
2 Stars
Sunday
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Growing old is cruel. I don't recommend it to anyone. It's like snow in summer. Unseemly and ridiculous.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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
Today was her birthday – sixty-six years old going on ninety – and she was spending it the same way she had spent every other day except Sunday for the past thirty-two years.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Ed slammed through the front door and looked wildly around the tavern. “Quick! What year is this?”
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Sci-Fi
5 Stars
Twenty years after the death of his only pet, Jonah found himself wondering how he may share some similarities with the disgusting, stupid-looking creature his parents gifted him.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
The world to Kieran Gilchrist had never made complete sense, even more so when he found his mum and dad stone-cold dead in their bed one rainy morning.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Melissa believed the human race could be divided into two groups. Those who have an innate desire to explore, and those who are anchored to a specific place from birth until death.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Aside from that Glaswegian Friend of the Earth, Dougie Macleod didn’t have a lot of time for the other men on the rig. He kept his head down and got his work done.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
When I was younger I fell in love with a performance artist. During these last decades, the interest in this particular performance art has drastically decreased.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre:
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
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