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A couple are in agreement on the ethics of marriage but personal feelings, inevitably, intrude.
- Length: 23 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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Wednesday
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In the mosh pit at a Tricky Woo gig, a confession concerning a young man's adventure with Lisa the Buzz Cut. Contains strong language.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Tuesday
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A children's story set in the Iron Age. A girl, Morg, makes a wish to the goddess ...
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children, Fiction
5 Stars
Monday
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The reaction of one Nepalese family when a learned sadhu prophesizes the end of the world.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Non-Fict
4 Stars
Sunday
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Size isn’t everything, but it can mean life or death when Matthew and Liz come to town.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: 18
- Genre: Fiction, Horror
5 Stars
Saturday
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The story of a destructive rivalry between two brilliant scientists.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Sci-Fi
5 Stars
Friday
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A biography of scientific wizard and arch-enemy of mankind, Emil Gluck.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Sci-Fi
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
But when their father was killed, the dynamic of their relationship changed...
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
It being the last Thursday of the month, the greatest witch in Ireland had gone to the hairdressers and would not return for another hour
- Length: 6 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
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New Short Stories
- Matthew Licht
- Anthony Perrotta
- Nektaria Petrou
- Kenneth Duffy
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Read short stories on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
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