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A New York gentleman desperate for attention from the press enlists the help of a grafter - who learns a valuable lesson about women.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
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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Ridley believed that human beings were beasts driven by appetite; even artistic creation was a bodily function.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
3 Stars
Monday
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A man drinks a magic potion and sleeps through the American Revolution. Classic reworking of a European folk-tale.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children, Fiction, Sci-Fi
5 Stars
Sunday
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She has everything she needs, everything she ever wanted - why would she risk losing it all?
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Saturday
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During the French Revolution, three nuns and a priest live in fear of a man who appears to be watching them.
- Length: 18 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Wednesday
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Life's roughest jokes don't have punch-lines.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
3 Stars
Tuesday
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Very short story.
- Length: 1 page
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
2 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
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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