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Quince returns to the life-selling business, but this time he's got competition
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Sci-Fi
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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Saturday
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A case which leaves a Lady of notoriously loose morals in a nunnery and her lover - a brilliant physician - in a vegetative state.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction, Horror, Crime
5 Stars
Thursday
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A troublesome package is left at the home of an employee of the Insignia Financial Group.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
3 Stars
Tuesday
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There was always news, Antonio thought, as the announcer’s name started to boom out, and he was glad for that.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
3 Stars
Monday
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When the taxi dropped Connor in the centre of Haight-Ashbury outside a tall, thin Victorian terrace sporting bright yellow walls, he was as excited as a red setter chasing a stick.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre:
5 Stars
Sunday
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Holed up in an isolated mountain shanty, the emaciated Mr. Hiram Beeson receives a visit from a dark stranger.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
Saturday
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While dusting off his extensive library, the narrator discovers a diminutive man on one of the lower shelves.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 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
ulissa Ye relished all the comfortable little routines and quietude defining her part-time job at The Bookery, downtown’s last small, locally-owned bookstore.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
Henry pours more coal onto the hearth as a gust of wind rattles through the cracked window frame. She’s almost an hour late. He’s half tempted to leave a one-star review on her website, but he knows it won’t make a difference, not after tonight.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
“The Police are coming to the Omni!” Addison shouted across the campus quadrangle in early October of 1983.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
Through clouds of smoke, his blue eyes examined the ladies and gentlemen in front of him. They all looked hard at work, and he smiled at their naiveness, then chuckled, which turned into a coughing fit.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Sci-Fi
5 Stars
The forest looked ethereal in the light from the moon overhead. Ghostly, eldritch, like Dave had stepped into another world. The branches swayed with a slight breeze, and the leaves rustled out a mellifluous harmony.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: 18
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
Mrs. Henshaw, grey-haired and ancient before her time, resting her rheumatic twig fingers in her pinny lap, sat facing a large wall mirror and rocked the gloom away.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
‘Sofia, let me in, I didn’t mean nothing,’ shouted Charlie as he banged his fists on the door. ’It won’t happen again, I promise. You can come out now, darling.’
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
“I got a call this morning. My dad…” And Martin had explained the situation, as best he could. He wanted to see his father one last time. He wanted Joel to see his grandfather.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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