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Today's Story
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by Saki
A couple apparently run into some ancient forces when they make the move to the country.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
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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Damien finds out who he is .. by becoming someone else.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Thursday
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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
Tuesday
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An Arizona man on a brief trip to New York bumps into an old friend - but finds him changed by his seven years in the city.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Monday
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A man is called to give evidence at the coroner's inquiry into the violent death of a hunter.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
4 Stars
Sunday
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Portrait of an old lady deeply affected by the death of her grandson.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Saturday
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Two kidnappers fail to heed the old adage - never work with children.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
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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
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- 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
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- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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- 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
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- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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