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Short stories around 13 minutes

Explore captivating short stories around 13 minutes and indulge in the rich narratives of this curated collection. Immerse yourself in a world of imagination.

A Plan to Get My Life Together

An amorphous, omnivorous black sludge appears in a man's apartment, derailing his plans to get his life together.

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

The Last Spin

Danny looked at the gun on the table and presented a mask to his enemy, cocking one eyebrow and saying, "I. Danny wet his lips and looked across at Tigo, who was studying him with large brown...

13 min read · Rating: R · Read story


The steward asked the mate and bo's'un how the two negroes had managed to escape. The St. Lawrence was a neat little ship, and Captain Fairley was one of the finest men I ever met. His daughter...

16 min read · Rating: G · Read story

On Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

Gogol is a lively satirist who excels in familiar scenes, but he too often forgets to subordinate them to the main action of the story. Gogol's characters are almost entirely confined to idiots,...

12 min read · Rating: G · Read story

A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson

Dr. Johnson was born on the family Estate in Devonshire, and became acquainted with Mr. Addison and Dr. Swift. He was a full, pursy Man, very ill drest, and of slovenly Aspect. I saw Johnson very...

10 min read · Rating: PG · Read story


Kuranes saw the city in the valley, and the seacoast beyond, but ceased to write. Three nights afterward he came again to Celephais, and saw the village that was asleep or dead, and the abyss down...

13 min read · Rating: G · Read story


I am writing this under an appreciable mental strain, and I have discovered myself half sucked into a slimy expanse of hellish black mire. I sat thinking or brooding in the stranded boat for...

11 min read · Rating: R · Read story

From Beyond

Crawford Tillinghast changed into a maniac after answering my remonstrances. He drove me from his laboratory and his house in a burst of fanatical rage. Within twenty-four hours, a machine near the...

15 min read · Rating: R · Read story


A man was unconscious in a railway station, so I told him to come home with me and be my teacher and leader in unfathomable mysteries. We studied in the tower studio chamber of the old manor-house...

14 min read · Rating: R · Read story

Old Bugs

Sheehan's Pool Room is not a nice place, but there was a man named Old Bugs who shared the squalor and filth. He was not pleasing to look upon and made remarks which the folk of Sheehan's deemed...

15 min read · Rating: G · Read story

Sweet Ermengarde

Ermengarde Stubbs, a beauteous blonde daughter of Hiram Stubbs, was sought in matrimony by two ardent lovers, Squire Hardman and Jack Manly. Jack would go to the great city and make a fortune to...

14 min read · Rating: G · Read story

The Beast in the Cave

The horrible conclusion: hopelessly lost in the vast and labyrinthine recess of the Mammoth Cave, starving and determined to part with my life at as high a price as I could command. I became very...

12 min read · Rating: R · Read story