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Random Story
A disturbing portrait of a man consumed by grief. Contains descriptions of violence.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: 18
4 Stars
More Random Stories
Jeannette treasured the moment when television sets died, computers shut down, and refrigerators stopped refrigerating...
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: U
3 Stars
Haut Graves became hot graves, in his mouth.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
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Welcome to the fiction short story section at east of the web. Find this month's featured stories above. You can browse the fiction 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 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
But when their father was killed, the dynamic of their relationship changed...
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
What would you do if your family preferred a robot over you?
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Death came around once a month...
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
When the ugly girl decides to find herself a husband she has no idea what she’s letting herself in for.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
They said I sat on the bottom like an astronaut floating in space...
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
3 Stars
If you’re going to spend a lot of time with a woman before you put her behind bars, she might as well be a looker.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
As I live and breathe, I’ll always love this cabin.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
Jon Roxton was born lucky, or so he told himself...
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
3 Stars
Planes, hotel rooms, toilet cubicles off quiet corridors. These are the sliver-thin places where he finds a little time...
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: U
3 Stars
Top 20 Short Stories

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