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A vivid memory of an incident from the life of an orphanage child.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
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Welcome to the nonfiction short story section at east of the web. Find this month's featured stories above. You can browse the nonfiction 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
The 40-Year-Old Marigolds” is a personal essay that ties gardening in childhood to the present day. It has themes of family ties, nature, nostalgia, and the bridge of place and time.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
They were his creation and he cared for them like a father should.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
In 1954, a round-the world hitch-hiker takes a break in Jamaica
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: 18
3 Stars
A Nepalese boy dreams of cheese.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
A vivid memory of an incident from the life of an orphanage child.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
A brief memory from 1918.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
A journalist tracks down the man who escaped being the twelfth victim of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Contains adult material.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: 18
5 Stars
A chance meeting brings back memories of a difficult childhood.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
An account of a pivotal game of pool.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
A boy helps out 'the deaf kid' who is being picked on by the orphanage bullies.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Top 20 Short Stories

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