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Story of the Day
Fifteen minutes to the deadline. Fifteen minutes to write the words that would end the career of a man who had once saved his life...
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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Story of the Day
Animals talk to eachother, of course. An expert tells of one particularly verbal creature.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
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
‘Bloody hell!’ said Detective Constable Bright. ‘It’s a minefield!’ ‘There’s more …’ replied Detective Sergeant Dawes with a grimace.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
“I heard there’s a Laok in town! Where is he?” Velmar had just raised a frothing mug to his lips when the Dwarf entered. To a novice Laok, such words might’ve caused concern.
- Length: 24 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Looking round he saw an old woman dragging a bucket across the floor and holding a mop. When she realised that his eyes were upon her, she said in a throaty voice, ‘Oh, don’t mind me, dear. You carry on.’
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
The forest looked ethereal in the light from the moon overhead. Ghostly, eldritch, like Dave had stepped into another world. The branches swayed with a slight breeze, and the leaves rustled out a mellifluous harmony.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: 18
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
Mrs. Henshaw, grey-haired and ancient before her time, resting her rheumatic twig fingers in her pinny lap, sat facing a large wall mirror and rocked the gloom away.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
Corporal Earnest Goodheart is crouched in a ditch on the edge of an orchard between Dunkirk and De Panne. It’s 28th May 1940, just a day into the evacuations.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
You won't find me on any map either. I, too, have been buried, not by Tarmac and sand, but by time and indifference.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre:
5 Stars
Knowing the day, you will die is strange. It filled me with a sort of anxious expectance until today. Now I just want it to be over with.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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