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European-flavoured tale of the mysterious, rotund Gudrun Schmidt von Feldenstein and her Mexican winters. Contains adult material.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: 18
- Genre: Fiction
4 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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Friday
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An obese mother's unusual powers of water retention save her family.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Thursday
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A tale of envy set in modern India.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Tuesday
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A woman interacts with the world through her polaroid photographs of stranger's houses. Contains adult material.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Monday
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When Percy is seventeen, his life changes irrevocably, from one moment to the next
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Sunday
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Alone on his seventy-sixth birthday, Jim Brennen remembers the love of his life.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction, Romance
5 Stars
Saturday
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A perfectly simple time travel experiment is made increasingly complex by the involvement of the inventor's other half.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor, Sci-Fi
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
Yesterday’s air sucked out, tidied and smoothed for re-use.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Sci-Fi
5 Stars
It was Christmas the first time they made love; he said it felt like coming home
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
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
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
But when their father was killed, the dynamic of their relationship changed...
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Snow fell steadily in the wild woods of Siberia...
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
“Hello, sir. How may I help you?”
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Humor
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
They said I sat on the bottom like an astronaut floating in space...
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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New Short Stories
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Authors
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