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by Saki
A man becomes obsessed with the idea that owners might grow to resemble their pets. Then someone buys him a monkey.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Welcome to the humour short story section at east of the web. Find this month's featured stories above. You can browse the humour 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 game of Scrabble has serious consequences.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
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
5 Stars
Dessie O'Connell was 6 feet 3, thick of bone, and naturally muscular. Unlike almost all of the actors with whom he'd first competed for parts, he hardly needed to work out in order to resemble a Hellenic god.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Though he would normally look away from such people, for some reason he kept examining them from the back of the elevator. Do I know these losers? He wondered.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
There was a lot at stake. Too much to lose. They reckon we all have our price, and Algy knew mine.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
As a rule, the Bishop was more in than out. Consequently the size, the airiness, and the aggressive modernity of the room made quite an impression on him. Deacon Sue realised this from the way he quietly looked around and nodded.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
The dinner invitation was totally unexpected since Josiah Gorgas had not heard from his high school and college buddy Austin Ervin in well over a decade.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Ensconced in bed reading his history textbook, Delphus McManus was startled when the phone rang.
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
If there was one thing Alex knew about JP by now, it was that the elaboration of a keenly held opinion wouldn’t be far away. And so it proved.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Top 20 Short Stories

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