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Today's Story
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by Saki
A dramatic confrontation between two sworn enemies in a generation-old land dispute.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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East of the Web's story of the day gives you a new short story every weekday, with the best stories of the week also available at the weekend. You can receive our story of the day in the following ways:
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Saturday
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A perfectly simple time travel experiment is made increasingly complex by the involvement of the inventor's other half.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor, Sci-Fi
5 Stars
Thursday
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Someone slams the door to the trailer and my bed trembles because this is a small “mobile home” and no one can hide anything here.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Wednesday
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‘Bloody hell!’ said Detective Constable Bright. ‘It’s a minefield!’ ‘There’s more …’ replied Detective Sergeant Dawes with a grimace.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
Monday
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by Saki
An author, at work on the third chapter of his eighth novel, is interrupted by an encyclopaedia salesman.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
Sunday
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'I fancy there are few persons living today who ever knew the secret of that window, but I am one, as you shall see.'
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Saturday
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The dinner invitation was totally unexpected since Josiah Gorgas had not heard from his high school and college buddy Austin Ervin in well over a decade.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
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A game of Scrabble has serious consequences.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime, Humor
5 Stars
“Go to Goldman’s Greenhouses. Joseph … will start you … at a buck sixty an hour.” His lungs empty of smoke, “Go talk to him. He’s your uncle. He’ll hire you.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
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
- Genre: Fiction, Humor
5 Stars
My mum is the undisputed tea-drinking heavyweight champion of the world… or at least the whole of South Lexington Avenue.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
Shepherd's family made money by being outlaws. Well, outlaws in the governments' eyes.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 Stars
"Damn thing," old Ernie muttered, glancing up from his laptop. He reached out to shut off the annoying noise but noticed the call was from his area. This was unusual.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 Stars
The cozy brick bungalow stood on a short lane of similarly modest houses with a small, mostly overgrown park at the far end and an intersection leading to Darlington High Street.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
The spark of his life was fading, but his mind was still sharp, and his memories cocooned him.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
Olly Rice had given his life to literature, but what had literature given him? A wound in the head that oozed something worse than blood or brain matter.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
Dessie O'Connell was 6 feet 3, thick of bone, and naturally muscular. Unlike almost all of the actors with whom he'd first competed for parts, he hardly needed to work out in order to resemble a Hellenic god.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
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