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After accepting a post as a music teacher at a country house, a woman begins to worry when she is followed by a mysterious stranger on her weekly cycle trips down a usually deserted road.
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
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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Even though some Americans like to say, "It's all good," the Chinese know better ...
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Tuesday
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A vivid memory of an incident from the life of an orphanage child.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Non-Fict
5 Stars
Monday
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An excerpt from the life of a resident at a Californian mental institution. Told in the first person, the story offers a glimpse through another's eyes and mind.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Sunday
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The Prime Minister asks Holmes to investigate the theft of a letter of exceptional diplomatic importance.
- Length: 28 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 Stars
Saturday
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A perfectly simple time travel experiment is made increasingly complex by the involvement of the inventor's other half.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor, Sci-Fi
5 Stars
Thursday
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With a mixture of excitement and trepidation, a country girl newly arrived in the city attends her first ball.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 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
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
You may not be familiar with the time-sweepers.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Johnson has always been fascinated by spiders.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
They would have the time of their lives. A long time.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Sci-Fi
5 Stars
Top 20 Short Stories
New Short Stories
- Jack Delany
- Andrew Jury
- Fernando Sorrentino
... and more

iPhone, iPad & iPod touch
Read short stories on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
... and more
Teachers
- Study questions & activities
- Word games
... and more