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Short stories around < 1 minute

Explore captivating short stories around < 1 minute and indulge in the rich narratives of this curated collection. Immerse yourself in a world of imagination.

Playing Fire with Fire

Lucy and Thomas get into a fight. Thomas gets ready to end her but he doesn't know what is Lucy is capable of...

2 min read · Rating: R · Read story


When age fell upon the world, and wonder went out of men's minds, a man traveled out of life on a quest into spaces whither the world's dreams had fled. This man dwelt in a city of high walls where...

2 min read · Rating: G · Read story


In the valley of Nis, where the waning moon shines thinly, evil vines and creeping plants crawl amidst the stones of ruined palaces, and little apes leap from gigantic trees in crumbling...

2 min read · Rating: G · Read story

The Little Glass Bottle

A captain of a small cat boat noticed something floating to the leeward and reached out his hand for it. Inside was a piece of paper that read: "I am John Jones who writes this letter my ship is...

2 min read · Rating: G · Read story

A Christmas Letter

A young lady has sent an invitation to a children's party, but her ideas are unhappily mistaken. At my mature age, I cannot participate in the sports of children with such abandon as I could wish,...

2 min read · Rating: G · Read story

Boarding-House Geometry

All boarding-houses are the same boarding-house, and all boarders in the same boarding-house and on the same flat are equal to one another. A wrangle is a disinclination of two boarders to each...

2 min read · Rating: G · Read story

Insurance up to Date

A man called on me the other day with the idea of insuring my life. I made up my mind to outwit this man at his own game, and answered a sheet of questions as an applicant, hoping to settle all...

2 min read · Rating: G · Read story

Our Compressed Old English Novel: Swearword, the Unpronounceable

Swearword, the Saxon, was killed by a real Anglo-Saxon who claimed that Swearword's line of English was Anglo-Saxon. The whole story was cut off on the first page and ended.

< 1 min read · Rating: G · Read story

The Force of Statistics

A man was talking to another man about statistics. He said that a drop of water is filled with little things, and that a coal particle contains a million little things. Every ton of coal burned in...

2 min read · Rating: G · Read story

The New Food

Professor Plumb, of the University of Chicago, has invented a highly concentrated form of food that can be mixed with water to form all the nutrients needed to support life. Professor Plumb...

2 min read · Rating: G · Read story

The Poet Answered

Dear sir, those of your childhood friends who are not in jail are still right there in your native village. You are certainly entitled to have theirs now. You have taken occasion to say that you...

2 min read · Rating: G · Read story

On the Verge of the Night

Emma, who had come from a distance to cover a breaking news story, was suddenly faced with an unanticipated predicament. Emma approached the dimly lit bar, where a horrifying sight awaited her. The...

2 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story