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Random Story
While travelling in Normandy a young artist meets a singularly unfriendly older woman.
- Length: 22 pages
- Age Rating: PG
1 Stars
More Random Stories
It was then, as he was just about to bring his hands flutteringly down, that the most extraordinary smell assailed my nostrils
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
How many people who turn on a light understand the generation of electricity?
- Length: 12 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
She said she was crying tears of happiness. That’s when I learnt that happiness could make you cry too.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
It was Christmas the first time they made love; he said it felt like coming home
- Length: 2 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
They said I sat on the bottom like an astronaut floating in space...
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
He dances maida maida, like a butterfly around the candle.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
How many people who turn on a light understand the generation of electricity?
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
For my fifteenth birthday, Granddad took me to Brown’s.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
A long way overhead a jet soared, like a gull on currents of air.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
Top 20 Short Stories

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