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Random Story
Classic fable. Moral: There is no believing a liar, even when he speaks the truth.
- Length: 1 page
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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Fluttering into the air, she stretched stiffly and looked over the suburban garden. Her breath steamed in the air. “One more day,” she said brightly.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
“This is the one with the four suspects – all students of the watercolour artist who was found dead on the floor after teaching an art class.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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Welcome to the children short story section at east of the web. Find this month's featured stories above. You can browse the children 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
Eventually, some of the bravest voles offered to join Mr. Vole, and they formed a secret club which they called the 'Resistance.'
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
“This is the one with the four suspects – all students of the watercolour artist who was found dead on the floor after teaching an art class.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Beth wore her favorite pink smock. It had bottomless pockets perfect for carrying important things like handfuls of rubber bands, marbles the color of oceans, a red shoelace, a spoon, and two troops of plastic soldiers- one blue and one green.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
For the first time, Becca truly realised that grown-ups couldn’t see magic. Magic that nevertheless was very real, very powerful, and very frightening.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Once upon a time, in a small village snuggled into the side of a wooded valley, lived a candlemaker.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Oowama loved mud. As large as a school bus, though many times longer, the giant worm swam and played along the muddy lakes and streams.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
People told tales of long, long ago, when they used to enjoy Halloween, dressing up, knocking on doors showing off their fine costumes, playing something called Trick or Treat and, it used to be fun, but not anymore.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Peter was tired. After 10 years of holding together the paperwork for “Johnson, A.P. – SSN 555-66-33xx,” his tensile strength was fading; he could feel his molecules beginning to degrade.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Fluttering into the air, she stretched stiffly and looked over the suburban garden. Her breath steamed in the air. “One more day,” she said brightly.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
In a forgotten corner of the city, at the end of a nondescript back alley, was a small health food shop. It had been there more than forty years and was once popular.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Top 20 Short Stories

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