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Short stories around 2 minutes

Explore captivating short stories around 2 minutes and indulge in the rich narratives of this curated collection. Immerse yourself in a world of imagination.

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

Helping the Armenians

The financial affairs of the parish church at Doogalville have been getting rather into a tangle in the last six months. To pay for a new pipe organ, they raised a mortgage on the parsonage, held a...

4 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

On Collecting Things

Like most other men I have from time to time been stricken with a desire to make collections of things. I began collecting postage stamps and made wonderful progress for three days, but then the...

4 min read · Rating: G · Read story

My Financial Career

I get rattled when I go into a bank. The clerks rattle me, the wickets rattle me, the sight of the money rattles me, everything rattles me. The moment I cross the threshold of a bank and attempt to...

4 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

A Cold Night

A cold night had me sitting on a balcony with my stiff denim and rolled-up-by-the-cuffs button-up. It had been twelve months since I took a drag, nine. None It was supposed to be a great day,...

2 min read · Rating: R · Read story

Autumn Leaves

Reflecting on the passage of time and the transient nature of life.

< 1 min read · Rating: G · Read story