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Today's Story
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A mother has great ambitions for her daughter's ice-skating career.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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East of the Web's story of the day gives you a new short story every weekday, with the best stories of the week also available at the weekend. You can receive our story of the day in the following ways:
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Saturday
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Holmes investigates the case of a fiancee who disappeared on the day of the wedding.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 Stars
Wednesday
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A soldier encounters a beautiful girl.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Tuesday
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by Saki
Matilda ignores Mrs. Panstreppon's advice not to take her rumbustious son to the poll on his father's election day.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
Monday
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A day in the life of the inhabitants of Crescent Bay.
- Length: 39 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Sunday
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A tale of envy set in modern India.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Saturday
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A protagonist and her author have a falling-out.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- 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
She returns to the kitchen and stops in her tracks. “Now, where’d I put the pork?
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
He looked into her eyes. “Somehow, I feel as if this concert was more important than any of my other performances.”
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: U
- 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
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
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
“Jonah, are you with us?” Ms. Turner calls, her voice strained despite herself. She knows how hard it is for me. I know she’s trying. I know I’ve disappointed her. Again.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Husselbee cleared his throat, rapped on the glass, and told the woman in the green polo shirt he had murdered a man.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
“No, we have something quite different in mind for you, Harding. Something much more critical to the war effort in the long term.
- Length: 25 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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