home children's short stories crime short stories horror short stories humour short stories nonfiction short stories romance short stories sci-fi short stories interactive
your bookshelf | help | submissions
short fiction
search
browse fiction random story
- all stories
    list by rating
    list by author
    list by date added
    list by length
- contemporary stories
- classic stories
- new titles
- authors A-Z
- all collections
    list by rating
    list by author
    list by date added
    list by length
subgenres:
- twists in the tale
- childhoods
- war
Eating Vinegar
by Rita Hooks
Even though some Americans like to say, "It's all good," the Chinese know better ...
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Rating:3 stars
another random story
word games
- Eight Letters ...
- Daily Cryptoquote
- Definetime
- Wordsearch
... and more
social
+1 East of the Web on Google+:

iphone app
Read short stories on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
... and more
teachers
- Custom games
- Study questions & activities
... and more
cover image
Mister Mustache
by J. D. Hager
Goatees, beards, sideburns lower than the earlobe, 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
cover image
The Allotment
by Charlie Hill
A story about loss and distraction.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
Eating Vinegar
by Rita Hooks
Even though some Americans like to say, "It's all good," the Chinese know better ...
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Rating:3 stars
Five Whole Fingers
by T.K. Lee
A young boy heads to the pond to go fishing but catches something much bigger along the way.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:3 stars
Ridley's Daughter
by Ailsa Cox
Ridley believed that human beings were beasts driven by appetite; even artistic creation was a bodily function.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:3 stars
Chinese on the Beach
by Vanessa Fabiano
"He couldn’t understand why I wanted to leave the capital to spend New Year’s Eve in a second-rate resort town. We were looking for the sky, I explained."
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: 18
- Rating:3 stars
Schrödinger's Baby
by Charlie Fish
Sometimes, popping out for a pint of milk is the worst thing a father can do.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:5 stars
Night Flight
by Simon Collings
Two travellers meet on the night flight from Bangalore.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:3 stars
Falling
by Elizabeth Baines
Then one year she started falling ...
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:3 stars
The Wrinkles
by Troy Keller
Stephen tells me the wrinkles methodology is a hoax...
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Rating:4 stars
Welcome to the fiction short story section at east of the web. Find this month's featured stories above. You can browse the fiction library by subgenre or search it for a title, author or keyword. Clicking on an author's name lists all their stories along with further information and links. Stories can be read online, printed or downloaded for reading offline or on handheld devices.
  Share this page:
                       
top short stories
The Backward Fall
by Jason Helmandollar
How do you catch someone who is falling into their own mind?
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:5 stars
The Wicker Husband
by Ursula Wills-Jones
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
- Rating:5 stars
Occupation
by Charlie Taylor
Jimmy's life changes for ever when the soldiers come to the door.
- Length: 26 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:5 stars
The Card
by James Ross
'The only thing I ever got off my old man was a birthday card when I was ten.'
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:5 stars
Big Hand Print
by T. K. Lee
The last thing he expects to see is a man in front of the third story men’s bathroom window.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:5 stars
End of the Line
by Alison L. Randall
There's a new gadget in town and Liza has to try it. But will the price be too high?
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Rating:5 stars
Do You Speak English?
by Simon Collings
A tourist couple stray from the beaten track and find themselves out of their depth.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:4 stars
The Time-Sweepers
by Ursula Wills-Jones
You may not be familiar with the time-sweepers.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Rating:5 stars
Tone
by YZ Chin
A deaf girl tells her boyfriend that she can lip read his tone.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Rating:5 stars
The Star
by Esther Claes
Not even fame can protect you when the world goes wrong.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Rating:4 stars
PRIVACY POLICY - TERMS OF USE - HELP - CONTACT - SUBMISSIONS
Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.
Copyright © East of the Web and contributors 2002-2003. All rights reserved.