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Short stories around 31 minutes

Explore captivating short stories around 31 minutes and indulge in the rich narratives of this curated collection. Immerse yourself in a world of imagination.

Fitzhugh and Zada

On the first day of ninth grade, Fitzhugh Hardee Rainwater met the girl who immediately took up permanent residence deep in his heart.

The Double Date

Ensconced in bed reading his history textbook, Delphus McManus was startled when the phone rang. - Length: 20 pages

A Murder and a Mystery: A Reasonable Explanation

What happened at Devil’s Cape no longer surprised anyone. At least once a year, a body washed ashore.


A child called Minnikin conquers three trolls to save two captured princesses.

A Red Flower

Emperor Peter the First came to inspect an insane asylum, and the two young men who brought the patient felt little inclination to laugh. The patient became terror stricken when they took him to...

Success and Artie Cherry

Artie Cherry appeared, wore gray clothes, and Wooden followed him admiringly. Lulu accepted his silver cigar-case without looking at him. Artie Cherry went home early that evening and felt glad. He...

How the Third Floor Knew the Potteries

George Barnard helped me to pay for a little cheap schooling four nights a week, where I first saw Leah Payne. After I talked with George in the yard, he shook my hand off and stamped with his iron...

A Service of Danger

FREDERICK GEORGE BYNG was welcomed by the Archduke Charles and Gustav von Lichtenstein, but the Archduke John wanted boldness and erred on the side of over-caution. The famous battle of Hohenlinden...

An Engineer's Story

Benjamin Hardy was apprenticed to a Birmingham iron-master and began a new life taking trial trips with the locomotives. Our landlady was the widow of a silver-worker, and had more lovers than she...

A Doer of the Word

Noank is a little played-out fishing town on the southeastern coast of Connecticut. Charlie Potter is contented, works at a shipyard, and gives his rubber boots away to old drunken Jimmy...

A True Patriarch

A true patriarch lived in a moderate-sized county seat in Missouri, dispensing sympathy and becoming an haranguing prophet. He refused to go to church and used all his art to soothe a...


W.L.S. - - , Jr., was a small, wiry, lean-looking individual arrayed in a bicycle suit. He wore a close, sharp-pointed Vandyke beard and gold-bridge glasses. He talked with the greatest ease upon a...