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Today's Story
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A writer has some problems getting started on his latest work.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction, Humor
5 Stars
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Thursday
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by Saki
Speculation about the outcome of the closest Derby race in years intensifies when Lola Pevensey claims to have dreamt the winner.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
3 Stars
Wednesday
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It was eerie sometimes, how a room filled with talking people would quiet up when he spoke. I felt like I was that room full of people then.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: 18
- Genre: Fiction
3 Stars
Tuesday
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It was as if she had stepped into another world.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
3 Stars
Monday
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In 1954, a round-the world hitch-hiker takes a break in Jamaica
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: 18
- Genre: Non-Fict
3 Stars
Sunday
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At night, in the autumn of 1861, a brave but sensitive Federal officer sits alone in the heart of a forest in western Virginia.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction, Horror
4 Stars
Saturday
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A woman who lives wild in a remote valley struggles to survive. This story contains adult material.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Sci-Fi, Fiction
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
We made sure we both got Ms. Meyer’s homeroom class in fourth grade, because according to my older brother, she was the best teacher of the few you could choose.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
It was Zach's idea to start a Beatles cover band in high school. Zach, you see, was a dead ringer for Paul McCartney.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
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
He had won tickets in a radio contest. A contest he didn’t apply to, on a station that apparently didn’t exist.
- Length: 26 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
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
Why was he still Pilt the Scrummie and not Pilt the Bosun? Most days, he would have settled for just being Pilt the Sailor.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
On April 3rd, 2019, I embarked on the longest walk known to the human race. This walk wasn’t measured by miles or steps, but by psychological trauma.
- Length: 24 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
It was him all right. Who else could it possibly be? It was Death himself, the Grim Reaper, cloaked all in black. He stood larger than life.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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