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A student doctor becomes suspicious of the methods being used to supply dead bodies for his professor's dissection table.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
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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Thursday
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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
Wednesday
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In 1954, a round-the world hitch-hiker takes a break in Jamaica
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: 18
- Genre: Non-Fict
3 Stars
Tuesday
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Sophia, a beautiful married woman, and her neighbour Ilyin meet 'by accident' - he wants to declare his love for her, she to tell him to stop pursuing.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Monday
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A woman talks about her marriage.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
2 Stars
Sunday
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Description of a dysfunctional family's evenings. Contains strong language.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Saturday
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Tender portrait of a man known as Wing Biddlebaum who's hands have played a particularly significant role in his life.
- Length: 6 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
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
When the ugly girl decides to find herself a husband she has no idea what she’s letting herself in for.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction, Sci-Fi
5 Stars
Just cuz a crustacean can talk don't make him magic! A children's story for adults.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
A conversation about an unusual discovery.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor, Sci-Fi
5 Stars
You may not be familiar with the time-sweepers.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Goatees, beards, sideburns or any other creative types of facial hair were strictly verboten but the employee handbook said I could have a mustache.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
How do you catch someone who is falling into their own mind?
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
"What happened when all their illusions were stripped away and revealed for what they truly were?"
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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