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Today's Story
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by Saki
A man contemplating ending it all off the edge of a cliff is apparently - by an enormous stroke of luck - given a second chance.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction, Humor
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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Wednesday
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A childhood holdiday to the seaside reveals some unhappy family truths.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Tuesday
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by Saki
When Leonard Bilsiter claims to wield enormous powers - conferred on him by a mastery of Siberian Magic - Clovis decides to set the record straight.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
Monday
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Moving day for Danny and his father.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Sunday
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A romantic vision of the afterlife.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Romance
5 Stars
Saturday
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by Saki
When Loona Bimberton pulls off a coup with her celebrated 'Algerian aviator', Mrs Packletide feels compelled to respond.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
Friday
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The water is pink, the blood seeping into the crystals.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
3 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
But in my head that summer before we moved into the town was yellow and purple and red and supremely happy
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Truda paused at the gate and tried to calm her racing heart.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
He sat on the bench. Their bench. And watched the birds. And remembered.
- Length: 7 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
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
You have to play the cards you're dealt
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
"That tree," he says. "It's looking at me."
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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