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Random Story
Quince sells death. No wonder he likes his job.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
More Random Stories
After watching a debate on the perils of a consumerist society, a man turns off his television and heads to a bicycle shop.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
In the southeast region of the plains of Buenos Aires, you might come across the Cubelli Lagoon, known as the "Lake of the Dancing Alligator."
- Length: 3 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
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
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
For stories feed on stories...
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
A conversation about an unusual discovery.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
A book lover lends one of his prized possessions to a mysterious girl.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: 15
4 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
Not even fame can protect you when the world goes wrong.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: 15
4 Stars
Professor Panini is too clever for his own good.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Top 20 Short Stories

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