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Story of the Day
Alternately funny and sad but ultimately heartwarming: a boy's experiences on Christmas Eve illustrate the harsh realities of his life.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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A classic satirical look at consumerism. On the morning of June 15th, Guy Burckhardt wakes up screaming.
- Length: 34 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Sci-Fi
5 Stars
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Top Short Stories
A game of Scrabble has serious consequences.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime, Humor
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
Yesterday’s air sucked out, tidied and smoothed for re-use.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Sci-Fi
5 Stars
But in my head that summer before we moved into the town was yellow and purple and red and supremely happy
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
He dances maida maida, like a butterfly around the candle.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
It was Christmas the first time they made love; he said it felt like coming home
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
"I love you, Martha, but you break things. You're breaking us."
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
You have to play the cards you're dealt
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
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
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
But when their father was killed, the dynamic of their relationship changed...
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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New Short Stories
- Christopher Whitby
- Bashir Sakhawarz
- Martin Westlake
- George Sandison
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Authors
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