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Today's Story
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A woman reflects on an old love.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Romance
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 man wakes from thought and realises he is wandering on an unfamiliar and desolate expanse of plain.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Sci-fi
4 Stars
Tuesday
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Piecing together events after a touch of amnesia concerning the previous night, the clues begin to take a sinister turn. Contains descriptions of violence.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction, Horror
2 Stars
Monday
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A sad, gentle tale of memories and a magic moneybox.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Sunday
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How do you catch someone who is falling into their own mind?
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Saturday
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When Alice and John buy an antique teapot they get more than they bargained for.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
Thursday
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Uncomfortable confession based around the events of a summer evening on a building job. This story contains strong language.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
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
Snow fell steadily in the wild woods of Siberia...
- Length: 4 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
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
But when their father was killed, the dynamic of their relationship changed...
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
3 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
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New Short Stories
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