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Short stories around 20 minutes

Explore captivating short stories around 20 minutes and indulge in the rich narratives of this curated collection. Immerse yourself in a world of imagination.

Bless me, Father

Sister Paula O'Hare thought she heard God's call and achieved her degree from University College Dublin. She built a strong reputation as an excellent teacher in Mercy Grammar School for...

Shadow of a Gunman

Shane O'Rourke outperformed everyone in his class, but hated Bony M. and never did his homework. He fought for Holy Trinity, where Speedy protected the weaker lads. Mr. Morrison's face reddened as...

The Gift

Sarah leaned backwards, opened her desk drawer, and spun towards her father, opening her legs. She learned to rid herself of the guilt, the gift game. The following week, Sarah became apprehensive...

The Landlady

Billy Weaver had travelled down from London on the slow afternoon train and was feeling fine. He caught sight of a printed notice propped up against the glass in one of the upper panes. Billy...

Man From the South

A small, oldish man walked briskly around the edge of the swimming pool and smiled at me. He thought the bathers in the pool were American sailors. One of the American cadets was standing in front...

Beware of the Dog

The pilot was still flying the Spitfire when he throttled back and fell out. He opened his eyes and could remember nothing, until he saw a fly walking upon the ceiling and remembered everything. A...

Lamb to the Slaughter

Mary Maloney made her husband two drinks and noticed that he drained his in one swallow although there was still half in it. Darling, would you like some cheese? She stood up and placed her sewing...

I Think So

“The Police are coming to the Omni!” Addison shouted across the campus quadrangle in early October of 1983.

Fishing For A Connection

After a pleasant stay at the conference, where his talks had gone well, and everyone had been so kind, it was distinctly uninspiring to fly home to a wife whose love for him had long been in doubt.

The Revelation of Paisley Parker

Paisley Parker was the dark-haired, freckle-faced, green-eyed girl in Fitzhugh’s freshman English class who had said nary a word the whole term.

The Light in the Cemetery

Born weeks apart, Julep and Ellis were playmates from the start and had been classmates through 10th grade.

An Urgent Legal Matter

Mimosa Mitchell was an 85-year-old “pillar of the community” and matriarch of one of the most prominent families in Petunia Springs.