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21 min read stories

Discover a collection of stories which are around 21 minutes read time.

20 min read

The Golden Beetle

A poor woman is given a miraculous golden beetle... Starting the war of dogs and cats.

17 min read

The Mad Goose and the Tiger Forest

A poor slave girl and a mad goose help an old miser break the spell upon him.

17 min read

The Nightingale

A Chinese Emperor coves a nightingale - but then discovers a more beautiful one made of gold.

22 min read

The Little Good Mouse

A mouse helps protect a happy queen from a jealous king.

16 min read

The Valiant Little Tailor

A little tailor tricks two giants and a King, winning against all odds.

23 min read

The Enchanted Canary

* Story contains bad language

A Prince called Desire seeks a bride in warmer lands.

23 min read

Prince Darling

* Story contains bad language

A prince learns how to have empathy with the help of a fairy and a ring.

22 min read

The Enchanted Pig

A woman loves her husband, who is a pig, and follows him to the ends of the earth.

19 min read

Thicker than Water

* Story contains bad language

Joe had a bad feeling he’d need his gun before the night was over.

17 min read

Suffocating

* Story contains bad language

His mother once told him a story about how his granddaddy nearly gave her away.

20 min read

Antonio Consoli

There was always news, Antonio thought, as the announcer’s name started to boom out, and he was glad for that.

26 min read

Ivy Lodge

* Story contains bad language

That first night in the Lodge, I had the strangest dream, though I didn’t seem to be asleep. A weight was pinning me down, as if a creature were crouching on my chest.