var ch_queries = new Array( ); For thirty generations his family had ruled these lands. Babies frequently get fevers. ch_vertical ="premium"; My brain’s a featherweight stuck in a cage with the Hulk. SHORT STORIES: Ambrose Bierce: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge The Damned Thing My Favourite Murder. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Wilde's prose poem about four people whose seemingly sinful behavior resulted from God's intervention. A lesson in self-control in which he explains to his student how the teeth and tongue demonstrate that the strongest to resist is the first to decay. Welcome to the fiction short story section at east of the web. ", "The people who won't do hard things, when they ought to, have the hardest times in the end.". A simple request from a stranger is no "match" for what happens next. Illustrations by Shawna X, Monica Ramos, María Medem, Kyutae Lee, Derek Abella, Klaus Kremmerz, Sophi Miyoko Gullbrants, Linda Merad, ABANG, Richard A. These short fiction stories have been presented here for all you to read. "'Samuel is a very excellent name.' Clicking on an author's name lists all their stories along with further information and links. Simply by being here it was as if I had claimed kin with each and every one of these people. Everyone had left the city — except for the woman on the 14th floor. Don't be boastful or you'll end up in a bag of rags! Why don't men just go to a salon where they can make an appointment, instead of this nonsense? There were lots of dues to pay. She called out, "Why- dat's ME!". You can browse the fiction library by subgenre or search it for a title, author or keyword. Is it fate or do the press and law enforcement work hand-in-hand? "They remind one so of a duck that goes flapping about with forced cheerfulness long after its head's been cut off. Please read these stories and take note of the morals therein. … We were inspired by Giovanni Boccaccio’s “The Decameron,” written as the plague ravaged Florence in the 14th century. At the age of thirteen, George Washington wrote down 110 rules to guide him in act and speech. ch_height = 250; As the Covid-19 pandemic swept the world, we asked 29 authors to write new short stories inspired by the moment. ch_sid = "Chitika Premium"; ", "We had monkeys, and 'missing links,' and plenty of other kinds of ancestors, but no Adam. A disturbing portrait of a man consumed by grief. Those who have an innate desire to explore, and those who are anchored to a specific place from birth until death. ch_width = 550; A beautiful Japanese folktale about the Weaving Maiden and the Herd Boy. 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