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Short stories around 5 minutes

Explore captivating short stories around 5 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

Sims (1)

A rainy evening, I was driving on the highway at a very crazy speed when suddenly, I thought I had seen something. I halted on the break and reversed the car, but the man turned quickly. The man's...

7 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

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

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 Cats of Ulthar

A cat is said to be the soul of antique Aegyptus, and bearer of tales from forgotten cities in Meroe and Ophir. In Ulthar, an old cotter and his wife delighted in trapping and slaying cats, but the...

7 min read · Rating: G · Read story

The Mysterious Ship

In the spring of 1847, a strange brig arrived in the harbour of Ruralville. John Griggs disappeared from his home, and a nameless brig was wrecked on the Florida Keys. The finding of the sub-marine...

6 min read · Rating: PG · Read story

The Mystery of the Grave-Yard or “A Dead Man’s Revenge”

Joseph Burns was dead, and the people greatly regretted his death. After the funeral services, a man with black hair and side whiskers asked to see Miss Dobson. At 3.20 o'clock in the morning, Mr...

6 min read · Rating: G · Read story