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When Lazarus comes back from the grave, something's not quite right.
- Length: 24 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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Monday
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A cautionary tale for anyone considering involvement in high finance.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
2 Stars
Sunday
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A drifter describes making, spending and losing a few bucks. Contains strong language.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Saturday
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First-person account of a successful lawyer's sudden loss of memory and the resulting adventure.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor, Fiction
5 Stars
Friday
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Kung fu dubbee and would-be actress, Ally gets one last chance.
- Length: 23 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Wednesday
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A man arrives at Dr Watson's house with a severed thumb - an injury which apparently occurred in the most unusual circumstances.
- Length: 23 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
4 Stars
Tuesday
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When one of the winter caretakers of an isolated mountain inn goes missing, loneliness beings to take its toll on the other.
- Length: 14 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: 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
I need air... I need to breathe, or I'll die... Helena coughed uncontrollably, her chest felt like it was on fire, and she kept throwing up salty water.
- Length: 28 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
A comedy about an unlikely correspondence.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre:
5 Stars
“What is it?” Ernest asked. It looked like a mad professor’s salad bar. “It’s my latest and greatest invention!” cried Mr. Oberon. “Watch.”
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre:
5 Stars
Oscar watched his housemate Philippa’s fingers move in staccato beats over the keys, each note prodded from the piano like a confession. All the same, he sang along.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
My first great love was Seraina Gadient, the flower girl, as we called her then. I had just turned fifteen when I realized with horror that I had a massive crush on her.
- Length: 40 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
Growing old is cruel. I don't recommend it to anyone. It's like snow in summer. Unseemly and ridiculous.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Albert peered out across the way. Snow stretched for miles. The earth remained silent. Albert was alone. As he had been for the past decade.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Helen was born wrong. Her daddy wanted a son who'd grow up to take over the family manufacturing business. Helen didn't qualify. Mommy wanted a dainty little girl. Helen wasn't dainty.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
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