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Moving day for Danny and his father.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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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
3 Stars
A story about loss and distraction.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
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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.
Top Short Stories
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
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
5 Stars
How do you catch someone who is falling into their own mind?
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
You may not be familiar with the time-sweepers.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
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
5 Stars
Sometimes, popping out for a pint of milk is the worst thing a father can do.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
...I did something that’s been hanging around in my mind over the years, tucked down inside of me like a lucky charm that I don’t want to lose...
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
Even though some Americans like to say, "It's all good," the Chinese know better ...
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: 15
4 Stars
Then one year she started falling ...
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
A children's story set in the Iron Age. A girl, Morg, makes a wish to the goddess ...
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Top 20 Short Stories

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