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Ridley believed that human beings were beasts driven by appetite; even artistic creation was a bodily function.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
3 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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by Saki
Theodoric is not alone in his train compartment and, while not actually afraid of mice.....
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction, Humor
5 Stars
Wednesday
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A woman talks about her marriage.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Tuesday
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While travelling in Normandy a young artist meets a singularly unfriendly older woman.
- Length: 22 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
1 Stars
Monday
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A man has a day out with the young son of a woman he is seeing.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Sunday
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When Paolo falls ill, he becomes convinced it is the result of black magic directed at him by ex-girlfriend Morgana. Contains strong language.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Saturday
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Two reclusive, retired ship's Captains decide to celebrate Christmas for the first time in years.
- Length: 24 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
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
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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