Humorous Short Stories
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Random Story
A man meets his girlfriend's parents.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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by Saki
Mrs. Durmot invites the politician Latimer Springfield round, with the aim of taking his mind off the upcoming elections, a mission her niece Vera takes very seriously.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
by Saki
The Duchess of Dulverton sends an errant nephew to search for underwater gold.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Welcome to the humour short story section at east of the web. Find this month's featured stories above. You can browse the humour 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 game of Scrabble has serious consequences.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
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
5 Stars
A conversation about an unusual discovery.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
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
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
It all began the day that Martin Jenkins decided to start a new religion.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Professor Panini is too clever for his own good.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Not even fame can protect you when the world goes wrong.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: 15
4 Stars
Relaxing at home, Fernando spots an attractive young woman on the balcony opposite.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
The narrator captures a rare rabbit-like creature, thought to be extinct for over a century.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Top 20 Short Stories

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