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Today's Story
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by Saki
When his wife's dog begins to shift the balance of power in their relationship, Mr Strudwarden resolves to take extreme measures.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: 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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Thursday
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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
Wednesday
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Alone on his seventy-sixth birthday, Jim Brennen remembers the love of his life.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Romance, Fiction
5 Stars
Tuesday
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Very short story.
- Length: 1 page
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
2 Stars
Monday
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A forty-something wife and mother toys with the idea of having an affair.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Sunday
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A hard-up young man receives a timely invitation to visit a mysterious, wealthy cousin at his country retreat - a bizzare menagerie of birds, reptiles and a man-eating black puma.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime, Fiction
5 Stars
Saturday
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During a dinner conversation concerning the relative cruelty of capital punishment and life imprisonment, a banker and a lawyer make a bet.
- Length: 7 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: Humor, Crime
4 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
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
A conversation about an unusual discovery.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor, 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
How do you catch someone who is falling into their own mind?
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
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
Johnson has always been fascinated by spiders.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
...I did something that’s been hanging around in my mind over the years, tucked down inside of me like a lucky charm that I don’t want to lose...
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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