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25 min read stories

Discover a collection of stories which are around 25 minutes read time.

28 min read


* Story contains bad language

Here she is, on the porch, all straw-hair and slumpy joints and a crack that passes through her lip like she is dirt that has never known rain. In her arms...

29 min read

Eight bites

* Story contains bad language

As they put me to sleep, my mouth fills with the dust of the moon. I expect to choke on the silt but instead it slides in and out, and in and out, and I am,...

23 min read


* Story contains bad language

I got another barber that comes over from Carterville and helps me out Saturdays, but the rest of the time I can get along all right alone. You can see for...

20 min read

East of the Sun and West of the Moon

A young girl breaks her promise, and must voyage east of the sun and west of the moon to recover her love.

30 min read

The Master Maid

* Story contains bad language

A stubborn young prince goes to work for an evil troll, and falls in love with a maid.

28 min read

The Bamboo Cutter and the Moon Child

A moonlight princess does not wish to marry, or else she will disappear.

21 min read

The Adventures of Momotaro, Son of a Peach

* Story contains bad language

A brave boy goes on a quest to rid his village of wicked demons.

30 min read

The Happy Hunter and Skillful Fisher

Two brothers, a skilled fisher and a happy hunter, try to get along.

26 min read

Prince Yamato Take

The story of Prince Yamato Take and his protector the Sun Goddess.

22 min read

The Talking Fish

A cranky old man decides to become a fish and loves it - until he starts to get hungry.

20 min read

The Golden Beetle

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