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A young soldier, assigned as a guard in a prisoner of war camp, has trouble dealing with the horrific conditions.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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He looked into her eyes. “Somehow, I feel as if this concert was more important than any of my other performances.”
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
He felt it, this time. This would be different. On the screen was the registration form for Raijin Karate.
- Length: 38 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 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
Mother and Daughter had repeated this routine every school day since Jessie was five years old but today was the day Jessie started “Big School” as her mother embarrassingly insisted on telling everyone they had met for the past three months.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
It was Zach's idea to start a Beatles cover band in high school. Zach, you see, was a dead ringer for Paul McCartney.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Simply by being here it was as if I had claimed kin with each and every one of these people. As if I could, just by looking, share, and partake in their histories, hopes, and individual despair.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
For thirty generations his family had ruled these lands. In the view of the Council of Vicars, the esteemed priests of the Church of the Edd, he’d eclipsed all predecessors in seventy years as Sovereign. But who would follow him?
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
He looked into her eyes. “Somehow, I feel as if this concert was more important than any of my other performances.”
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
We made sure we both got Ms. Meyer’s homeroom class in fourth grade, because according to my older brother, she was the best teacher of the few you could choose.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
‘There’s magic on this island,’ said Gran as I stepped off the boat.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
I need air... I need to breathe, or I'll die... Helena coughed uncontrollably, her chest felt like it was on fire, and she kept throwing up salty water.
- Length: 28 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
On April 3rd, 2019, I embarked on the longest walk known to the human race. This walk wasn’t measured by miles or steps, but by psychological trauma.
- Length: 24 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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