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20 min read stories

Discover a collection of stories which are around 20 minutes read time.

15 min read

John Sadness

Touching sci-fi story about the enduring connection between mother and child.

17 min read

The Moonlit Road

A man's mother is brutally murdered but, except for the finger marks around her neck, no trace of the killer can be found.

15 min read

Responsibility and Corruption on Elm Avenue

* Story contains bad language

When Helen decides to buy a computer, she finds herself with a new acquaintance, Arsenius Jackson.

23 min read

Ridley's Daughter

* Story contains bad language

Ridley believed that human beings were beasts driven by appetite; even artistic creation was a bodily function.

19 min read

The Shadows On The Wall

Following the sudden death of their brother Edward, Caroline, Rebecca Ann and Henry are left in the family home.

21 min read

Appearance

* Story contains bad language

"I watched as the man I saw so clearly disappeared into the endless white."

21 min read

A Dog's Tale

Genuinely tragic story of a dog's devotion to his master.

15 min read

Epitaph for Peter

* Story contains bad language

Story following the life of a Pole and his village during its occupation.

21 min read

Extracts From Adam's Diary

The first man on earth recalls the early years.

17 min read

A Weekend in O

* Story contains bad language

A travel guide to the little-known Eastern European destination of O.

16 min read

Trading Places

* Story contains bad language

An Irish traveller leaves his clan and tries to make it in Dublin.

18 min read

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

A man stands on a railroad bridge; his wrists are bound with a chord, a rope encircles his neck. This story was adapted into the most popula