Welcome to the world of short stories. Here you can Read, publish, listen, share or download short stories for free organized by various themes. Tales, Folklore, Fables, Fairy Tales, Classics and Literature Shorts; this is one stop destination for all kind of short stories.

No Image

The No CaseNew

Part 96 of 96 stories in Fantastic Fables

A Statesman who had been indicted by an unfeeling Grand Jury was arrested by a Sheriff and thrown into jail. As this was abhorrent to his fine spiritual nature, he sent for the District Attorney and asked that the case against him be dismissed.

“Upon what grounds?” asked the District Attorney.

No Image

All Gold CañonNew

All Gold Cañon – It was the green heart of the cãnon, where the walls swerved back from the rigid plan and relieved their harshness of line by making a little sheltered nook and filling it to the brim with sweetness and roundness and softness.

No Image

The Judge and the Rash ActNew

A Judge who had for years looked in vain for an opportunity for infamous distinction, but whom no litigant thought worth bribing, sat one day upon the Bench, lamenting his hard lot, and threatening to put an end to his life if business did not improve.

No Image

The Prerogative of MightNew

Part 95 of 96 stories in Fantastic Fables

A Slander travelling rapidly through the land upon its joyous mission was accosted by a Retraction and commanded to halt and be killed.

“Your career of mischief is at an end,” said the Retraction, drawing his club, rolling up his sleeves, and spitting on his hands.

No Image

Rejected Services

Part 93 of 96 stories in Fantastic Fables

A Heavy Operator overtaken by a Reverse of Fortune was bewailing his sudden fall from affluence to indigence.

“Do not weep,” said the Reverse of Fortune. “You need not suffer alone.