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When a popular local doctor is murdered, the angry brother of his ex-fiance seems the obvious suspect - until the doctor's uknown past begins to reveal itself.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
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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Wednesday
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A Venturer - one who does not ask a schedule and map from Fate when he begins a journey. Two venturers challenge eachother.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Tuesday
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by Saki
The residents of the Villa Elsinore lose a baby. Then they find a baby. Then they find another baby.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
3 Stars
Monday
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A failing writer resorts to desperate measures.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction, Humor
3 Stars
Sunday
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There's a new gadget in town and Liza has to try it. But will the price be too high?
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children, Fiction
5 Stars
Saturday
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An excerpt from the life of a resident at a Californian mental institution. Told in the first person, the story offers a glimpse through another's eyes and mind.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Friday
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Suzanne stays at the bedside of her dying sister, who she has lived with her whole life.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
4 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
“Hello, sir. How may I help you?”
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
Snow fell steadily in the wild woods of Siberia...
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
But when their father was killed, the dynamic of their relationship changed...
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
It being the last Thursday of the month, the greatest witch in Ireland had gone to the hairdressers and would not return for another hour
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
What would you do if your family preferred a robot over you?
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
I woke to the sound of something creaking on the porch...
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: 18
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
The famous lexical semanticist Professor Edgar Nettleston had been found dead, a gunshot wound to the head.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 Stars
Death came around once a month...
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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New Short Stories
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