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Short stories around 22 minutes

Explore captivating short stories around 22 minutes and indulge in the rich narratives of this curated collection. Immerse yourself in a world of imagination.

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...

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.

Four Days

I recollected how I knocked a little young soldier's gun out of his hands and struck him with the bayonet, but I caught a glimpse of something blue, which must have been the sky.I was wounded in...

The Signal

Semen Ivanov served as trackman on the railroad, and after the war he returned without a wound, but with rheumatic pain in his legs and arms. He learned by heart all the rules of the railroad, and...

The Way the World Is

Nicholas saw The New Lady's house marked by a row of poplars outside the fence and went by it. There she saw his tragedy, the loneliness which his shyness masked as some constant plight of...

The Dance

After breakfast one morning Peleas and I were standing at the drawing-room window watching a snowstorm. Nichola came to and rolled her eyes naturally, and I kept Peleas in the kitchen while I...