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In the middle of an Arizona desert night, a group of explorers are approached by a mysterious stranger with a tale to tell.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
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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Tuesday
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The story of a man's encounter with a painstakingly mysterious girlfriend.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Monday
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A decapitated body is found during a dinner party at the house of the Chief of the Paris Police, in the walled garden. Father Brown is a guest ...
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
4 Stars
Sunday
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Holmes investigates a case that begins when a young man finds his uncle terrified by five orange pips he receives in the mail.
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 Stars
Saturday
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The inhabitants of Sleepy Hollow include Ichabod, the lovely Katrina and very possibly a headless ghost.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction, Humor
5 Stars
Friday
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by Saki
A man becomes obsessed with the idea that owners might grow to resemble their pets. Then someone buys him a monkey.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
Thursday
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Venture capitalists get a bashing in this witty reworking of the Aesop-style fable.
- Length: 1 page
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
3 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
Sometimes, popping out for a pint of milk is the worst thing a father can do.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction, Humor
5 Stars
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