I Love Reading Short Stories

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    This story is about twins named Magda

    and Melda. they live in a small island surrounded by the sea. their family was poor. the father was a fisherman while their mother was a fish seller in a local village market. even though they were poor it was enough to keep the family a float.Magda was a girl who had scales at...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jul 21, 2015

    White Roses

    He took me into the bedroom at night, the train of my gown was flowing, i dropped my bouquet on the dresser, i can't believe what i was seeing, our little bedroom looked stunning. He had set candles all over the room, white rose petals on the bed, the windows were open and white...
    lolita95 lolita95
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2012

    Three hundred miles and more from Chimborazo,

    one hundred from the snows of Cotopaxi, in the wildest wastes of Ecuador's Andes, there lies that mysterious mountain valley, cut off from all the world of men, the Country of the Blind. Long years ago that valley lay so far open to the world that men might come at last through...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 20, 2014

    THE WOODEN BOWL(Author Unknown)You will

    remember the tale of the Wooden Bowl tomorrow, a week from now, a month from now, a year from now.A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year old grandson. The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered.The family ate...
    rosannarmiller114 rosannarmiller114
    31-35
    Dec 19, 2015

    "Sigh!" Sitting among other forgotten words,

    truth and love reminisced quiety about their good days. The bartender lined up 2 more shots.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 16, 2015

    There Is No Fire In Hell We Brings Our Fire In Hell.

    A VERY Holly man opened his eyes after a very long meditation, look around  on his  Proselyte/admirers,who were waiting for some advice and guidelines for there problems.He order to one of his lovers to find out fire to Ignite /light his Hubble/water pipe.Proselyte roamed...
    basy basy
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Mar 6, 2012

    Hey everyone! :) I hope you had an amazing day!

    If you have time, I'd really appreciate it if you have feedback on my friend's story below! Haha thank you! :D I left the trailer house that I shared with my mom, locked the doors, and headed towards my grandmother’s grey truck. Opening the back door, my little sister, Hikari...
    Dawb183 Dawb183
    16-17, F
    Jan 11

    3 Pieces Wisdom From A Bird

    A certain man caught a bird in a trap. The bird says "Sir, you have eaten many cows and sheep in your life, and you're still hungry. The little bit of meat on my bones won't satisfy you either. If you let me go, I'll give you three pieces of wisdom. One I'll say standing on...
    FallenCool FallenCool
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 26, 2011

    God Is Always With Us

    a man died and his soul reached heaven where god showed him his journey of life.the man looked down and saw two sets of footprints all along his journey.he asked god "god on looking down i see 2 pairs of footprints one pair of foot prints are mine but whose footprints are there...
    atidum atidum
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 13, 2012

    True Path

    "I am willing to give up everything", said the prince to the master. "Please accept me as your disciple." "How does a man choose his path?" asked the master. "Through sacrifice," answered the prince. "A path which demands sacrifice, is a true path." The master bumped into some...
    FallenCool FallenCool
    26-30, M
    Feb 24, 2011

    Story Of A Friend :)

    Long time ago, there live a Wise man called by Trust. One fine day, a fellow approached him. That person told Trust that he has some information to tell him about his friend. Before he could even start talking about his friend, Trust told him he need to ask 3 question so Trust...
    FallenCool FallenCool
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2011

    The Rose Within

    A certain man planted a rose and watered it faithfully and before it blossomed, he examined it. He saw the bud that would soon blossom, but noticed thorns upon the stem and he thought, "How can any beautiful flower come from a >plant burdened with so many sharp thorns...
    MiYoung MiYoung
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 17, 2011

    Misguided Quest Who would've thought I could

    change the world? What about the parrot? Yes, I admit it-the world we now live in is my fault...though the parrot isn't without blame either. It has been 3 1/2 months since my birthday. For my present, I had gotten a parrot. Yes, a parrot. You know those little winged beasts...
    zydeko zydeko
    18-21
    Jun 22, 2015

    A old man and his son used to live along the

    river bank. With young energy and fascination, son said " Father, I am going away to understand this world and learn super powers" Father looks at him quietly and nods his head. After many years, son returns with enthusiasm and excitement. Son says " Look father, I can walk...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 12

    This is one of the most touching short stories

    I have ever read- Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 5, 2015

    by: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) The

    following story is reprinted from Fables. Robert Louis Stevenson. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914. So soon as the child began to speak, the gyve was riveted; and the boys and girls limped about their play like convicts. Doubtless it was more pitiable to see and more...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 21, 2014

    A Stranger

    A beggar had been sitting by the side of the road for thirty years. One day a stranger walked by. "Spare some change?" mumbled the beggar. "I have nothing to give you," said the stranger. Then he asked: "What's that you're sitting on?" "Nothing, " replied the beggar. "Just an...
    FallenCool FallenCool
    26-30, M
    Feb 26, 2011

    On Seeing The 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning

    by Haruki Murakami One beautiful April morning, on a narrow side street in Tokyo's fashionable Harujuku neighborhood, I walked past the 100% perfect girl. Tell you the truth, she's not that good-looking. She doesn't stand out in any way. Her clothes are nothing special. The...
    ForEsme ForEsme
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jun 16, 2012

    I recently launched my website

    for my writing career. On it, you can find my stories, poetry, and essays. I also have a blog on it about writing and being a writer. Please come visit it and let me know what you think of it. www.acraignewman.com
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman
    41-45, M
    Mar 20, 2014

    A Farmer Saved the Life of a Boy His name was

    Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he h eard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog. There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 3, 2014

    Life And Death. Surat A-lfajir

    And indeed, its We who give life and  cause death, and We are the Inheritor. AlQuran, 15.23
    basy basy
    56-60, M
    1 Response Apr 20, 2012

    MISERY is manifold. The wretchedness of earth

    is multiform. Overreaching the wide horizon as the rainbow, its hues are as various as the hues of that arch,—as distinct too, yet as intimately blended. Overreaching the wide horizon as the rainbow! How is it that from beauty I have derived a type of unloveliness?—from the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 17, 2014

    I found this blog yesterday on wordpress Called

    'Tales By Anonymous' they posts Short Stories! I really liked the story of 'The Little Red Box' You can read it here : https://talesbyanonymous.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/but-there-was-something-about-anya-that-even-she-herself-hesitated-about/
    WakeupArtist WakeupArtist
    22-25, F
    May 12, 2015

    "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson is a great

    story with a surprise ending.
    ProfessorPlum777 ProfessorPlum777
    61-65, M
    5 Responses May 5, 2015

    Sand And Stone

    A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand: "TODAY MY BEST FRIEND...
    MiYoung MiYoung
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2011

    She paints a pretty picture,

    But the story has a twist, Her paint brush is a razor And her canvas is her wrist, She paints pretty picture In a colour that's blood red While using her sharp paint brush She ends up finally dead Her pretty pictures fading Quite slowly on her arm The blood is not racing...
    chloemarie69 chloemarie69
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 19, 2014

    A Woman and a Beggar One day,

    a poor boy who used to sell goods from door to door to pay his school expense, found that he had only one dime left with him. He was very hungry, so he decided to ask for a meal at the next house. However, he knocked the next house door and a lovely young woman opened the door...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 3, 2014

    Nearly Giving the Game Away (a true

    story) Sometimes, when my older brother and I exchange messages on WhatsApp, we do so with puns which can be hilarious.  Just recently, we used Elvis Presley song titles. I have to say, I did cheat by looking up Elvis' songs on the Internet so I could get the upper hand. When...
    vector8 vector8
    46-50, F
    Jan 12

    LYUBOV GRIGORYEVNA, a substantial,

    buxom lady of forty who undertook matchmaking and many other matters of which it is usual to speak only in whispers, had come to see Stytchkin, the head guard, on a day when he was off duty. Stytchkin, somewhat embarrassed, but, as always, grave, practical, and severe, was...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 13, 2014

    Jerome is slowly forgetting himself,

    and what he used to stand for. Instead he lives different lives as characters he makes up to please different women. Each character dresses different, acts different, has different friends, and girlfriends. He lives to please others. But how will he please the one woman who only...
    TheBellaBubbles TheBellaBubbles
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 1, 2014

    It was told by Captain John to a boy from the

    mainland who was spending the summer on the Island, as they sat together one August evening at sunset, on a broken bowsprit which had once been a part of the Alcázar. It was dead low water in Southwest Harbor, a land-locked inlet that nearly cut the Island in two, and was the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 20, 2014

    Salty Coffee

    He met her on a party, she was so outstanding, many guys chasing after her,while he was so normal, nobody paid attention to him. At the end of the party, he invited her to have coffee with him, she was surprised, but due to politeness, she promised. They sat in a nice coffee...
    FallenCool FallenCool
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Sep 9, 2011
    Suika Suika
    16-17, M
    Mar 12

    Why do you love me? BF: I have no reason.

    GF: No. Give me a reason. BF: I love you because you’re beautiful, caring and attractive. (The girl was satisfied with this answer. Then one day she got sick ‘and looked terribly thin, pale ‘and weak… GF: Do you still love me? BF: Now that you’re not pretty ‘and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 16

    Unconditional Love

    A story is told about a soldier who was finally coming home after having fought in Vietnam. He called his parents from San Francisco.   "Mom and Dad, I'm coming home, but I've a favor to ask. I have a friend I'd like to bring home with me."   "Sure," they replied, "we'd...
    MiYoung MiYoung
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 17, 2011

    I love stories that reflect the real world.

    STORY 1 Scene: It's a fine sunny day in the forest, and a rabbit is sitting outside his burrow, tippy-tapping on his typewriter. Along comes a fox, out for a walk. > > Fox : "What are you working on?" > > Rabbit : "My thesis." > > Fox : "Hmm. What is it about?" > > Rabbit...
    novembermoon novembermoon
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 1, 2015

    He travelled through time to be with her.

    Only to find she had gone back to look for him. *Both had one way ticket. *
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 15, 2015

    Love And Time

    Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others, including Love. One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so all constructed boats and left. Except for Love.Love was the only one...
    MiYoung MiYoung
    18-21, F
    Feb 17, 2011

    It was a chilly November afternoon.

    I had just consummated an unusually hearty dinner, of which the dyspeptic truffe formed not the least important item, and was sitting alone in the dining-room with my feet upon the fender and at my elbow a small table which I had rolled up to the fire, and upon which were some...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 20, 2014

    Love Openly

    Twenty monks and one nun, who was named Eshun, were practicing meditation with a certain Zen master. Eshun was very pretty even though her head was shaved and her dress plain. Several monks secretly fell in love with her. One of them wrote her a love letter, insisting upon a...
    FallenCool FallenCool
    26-30, M
    Feb 27, 2011

    My favorites are all classics: The Monkey's Paw,

    The Cask of Amontillado, The Tell Tale Heart, Araby, and of course The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
    capitangarfio1975 capitangarfio1975
    41-45, M
    Mar 17

    Once upon a time in the deep mountains forest

    there lived an old monk and a young monk. The old monk was a great practitioner of Buddha-dharma and was frequently in deep meditation. Normally when he started meditation, it could last for half a day or one full day. In addition, during his meditation he would know what was...
    ksnit ksnit
    26-30, M
    Apr 14, 2014

    I read whenever I can at home

    and at school or the park
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 28, 2014

    I love writing stories specifically

    for one person. I really enjoy being able to craft a fun and tailor made reading experience for a friend. I love to hear their reaction to the story. I love taking specific elements they request that interest them and mixing it into a story custom designed to entertain them. So...
    Sebastianblack Sebastianblack
    31-35, M
    Aug 7, 2014

    The Crocodile There was

    once a baby crocodile. He had a beautiful shiny tail and all the other crocodiles were horrible to him because they were jealous of him. One day the little baby crocodile counted all his beautiful shiny scales and there were a thousand. A lot more than he thought. So he...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 15, 2014

    The 4 Wives

    There was a rich merchant who had 4 wives. He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to delicacies. He took great care of her and gave her nothing but the best. He also loved the 3rd wife very much. He's very proud of her and always wanted...
    MiYoung MiYoung
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2011

    Zen Story

    Two traveling monks reached a river where they met a young woman. Wary of the current, she asked if they could carry her across. One of the monks hesitated, but the other quickly picked her up onto his shoulders, transported her across the water, and put her down on the other...
    FallenCool FallenCool
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 26, 2011
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