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One day a tiny water snail appears in Abby's fish tank.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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Becca laughed and smiled at her brother ruefully. She wished she could go, but something in her heart felt heavy.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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Two woodcutters discover a baby where a shooting star falls - but the child it becomes is both beautiful and cruel.
- Length: 18 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A fisherman accidently captures and falls in love with a mermaid but must make a sacrifice to be with her. A fairytale, reminiscent of The Little Mermaid, parodying usual divisions between body and soul.
- Length: 36 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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People told tales of long, long ago, when they used to enjoy Halloween, dressing up, knocking on doors showing off their fine costumes, playing something called Trick or Treat and, it used to be fun, but not anymore.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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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
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Every week, Polly and her mother go to the park. In the park, Polly enjoys the wonderful sunshine, wonderful breezes, wonderful colors and most importantly, the big wonderful silver slide.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: U
4 Stars
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Story for young adults about old Bill Smith and his mysterious ability in dealing with dogs.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: U
2 Stars
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Classic fable. Moral: It is best to prepare for days of need.
- Length: 1 page
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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Classic fable. Moral: Do not trust flatterers.
- Length: 1 page
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Top Short Stories
The tale of King Twilight and his two daughters happened a long time ago. They ruled over a stunning northern country named Celeste.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Emma nervously entered the classroom and found an empty desk while she felt the burning power of a hundred sets of eyes staring. She expected the teasing and giggles, but she didn’t expect silence.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Mrs. McDoogle had a bugle, But she couldn’t play a note.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
On a summer evening in August, Laura sat cross-legged on the concrete floor of the teepee-shaped rec center. The air was heavy and warm inside.
- Length: 1 page
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
One stormy night, as I tried to sleep, The scary monsters began to creep.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
For the first time, Becca truly realised that grown-ups couldn’t see magic. Magic that nevertheless was very real, very powerful, and very frightening.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Eventually, some of the bravest voles offered to join Mr. Vole, and they formed a secret club which they called the 'Resistance.'
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Beth wore her favorite pink smock. It had bottomless pockets perfect for carrying important things like handfuls of rubber bands, marbles the color of oceans, a red shoelace, a spoon, and two troops of plastic soldiers- one blue and one green.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Oowama loved mud. As large as a school bus, though many times longer, the giant worm swam and played along the muddy lakes and streams.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
“This is the one with the four suspects – all students of the watercolour artist who was found dead on the floor after teaching an art class.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Top 20 Short Stories