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An apparently impossible scenario involving the diappearance of three people from and the appearance of a totally unknown - dead - fourth on a moving train.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 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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Monday
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by Saki
Lady Drakmanton comes up with an unorthodox way of dealing with the miserly Misses Smithly-Dubb.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
3 Stars
Sunday
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The story of the Filipino wife of a misogynistic soldier.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Saturday
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A brilliant scientist who believes that machines can think creates something dangerous in his workshop.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Sci-Fi
5 Stars
Wednesday
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After watching a debate on the perils of a consumerist society, a man turns off his television and heads to a bicycle shop.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
3 Stars
Tuesday
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Threatening notes are sent to a brilliant inventor, apparently from a former rival for the affections of a young lady.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
3 Stars
Monday
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After his life-long friend goes missing near the legendary river Strid, Weigall sets out to look for him.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
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
How do you catch someone who is falling into their own mind?
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
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
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
They would have the time of their lives. A long time.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Sci-Fi
5 Stars
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New Short Stories
- Matthew Licht
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