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Short stories around 4 minutes

Explore captivating short stories around 4 minutes and indulge in the rich narratives of this curated collection. Immerse yourself in a world of imagination.

The Birthday Surprise

A man was driving on the highway at a very high speed when a rattling sound in his car caught his attention. A scared puppy jumped from the back seat onto his lap and peed on his lap as it shook...

3 min read · Rating: PG · Read story

Playing Fire with Fire

Lucy and Thomas get into a fight. Thomas gets ready to end her but he doesn't know what is Lucy is capable of...

2 min read · Rating: R · Read story

Sims (2)

Kareen and I had a head collision at the airport and felt as if we were going to meet again. Kareen giggled with the I-know-you-like-it look as I went into the bathroom to refresh and we both...

6 min read · Rating: PG · Read story

The Vertical Fields

In 1942, after having the traditional punch and cookies and singing 'round the fire, I drove down Taylor Avenue to church for the midnight service. I looked out the rear window at passing houses,...

4 min read · Rating: G · Read story

One Star

Occasionally I receive letters from friends apologizing prettily inside in case I am by now a colonel. In drawing-rooms I am sometimes called "Captain-er", and a sentry mistook me for a Major and...

5 min read · Rating: G · Read story

The Bowmen

In the heat of battle, with tens of thousands of Germans descending on the British trenches and all hope lost, a man prays to Saint George.

6 min read · Rating: G · Read story


When age fell upon the world, and wonder went out of men's minds, a man traveled out of life on a quest into spaces whither the world's dreams had fled. This man dwelt in a city of high walls where...

2 min read · Rating: G · Read story

Ex Oblivione

When the last days were upon me, I loved the irradiate refuge of sleep, and wandered through old gardens and enchanted woods, sailing endlessly and languorously under strange stars, and walking...

4 min read · Rating: G · Read story


Nyarlathotep, the crawling chaos, said he had risen up out of the blackness of twenty-seven centuries and had heard messages from places not on this planet. Nyarlathotep, swarthy, slender, and...

6 min read · Rating: R · Read story


In the valley of Nis, where the waning moon shines thinly, evil vines and creeping plants crawl amidst the stones of ruined palaces, and little apes leap from gigantic trees in crumbling...

2 min read · Rating: G · Read story

The Book

My memories are very confused, and I don't know where they begin. I found a worm-riddled book in a dimly lighted place near the black, oily river where the mists always swirl, and it fell open...

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

The Little Glass Bottle

A captain of a small cat boat noticed something floating to the leeward and reached out his hand for it. Inside was a piece of paper that read: "I am John Jones who writes this letter my ship is...

2 min read · Rating: G · Read story