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I Love Reading Short Stories

This group is about motivational stories that can be used as an inspiration to everyday life. 852 People

    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

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    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

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    Fable of the Porcupine It was the coldest

    winter ever. Many animals died because of the cold. The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together. This way, they covered and protected themselves, but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions even though they gave off heat to each other...
    secretme1970 secretme1970 46-50, F Dec 15, 2014

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    How a Password Changed my Life – A true story

    from the Reader’s Digest I was having a great morning until I sat down in front of my office computer, "Your password has expired!", a server message flashed on my screen, with instructions for changing it. Coming up with a new code doesn’t seem like a big deal, unless...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 4 Responses May 17, 2015

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    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

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    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 13-15, F Jan 11

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    A father is flying a kite.

    His son is watching him carefully. After some time, his observant son says, "Dad, because of the string the kite is not able to go any further higher.‎" Hearing this, the father smiles and breaks the string. The kite goes higher after breaking of the thread and then...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    ************ ALL FOR THE BEST *******This is a

    story of kings and ministers; cannibals and hunting. Its a story of Akbar and Birbal!Birbal, who was Emperor Akbar's Minister, was noted for his wit and humor, problem solving acumen, and sense of justice.So, naturally, he was the Emperor's favourite and was always consulted for...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 18, 2015

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    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 2 Responses Aug 1, 2015

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    She had never known loss,

    loss was all he had ever known. She lost herself in him, he found himself in her.
    PeacefulWarrior143 PeacefulWarrior143 26-30, M Dec 16, 2015

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    Let me wish my friends Happy New Year with an

    inspiring story: A famous writer was in his study room. He picked up his pen and started writing : ** Last year, I had a surgery and my gall bladder was removed. I had to stay stuck to the bed due to this surgery for a long time. ** The same year I reached the age of 60...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 2015

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    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...
    Shivang05 Shivang05 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 5, 2015

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    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 26-30, M Aug 7, 2014

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    I love reading short stories,

    for they are filled with intrigue, and makes one think beyond their imagination. Not to mention the crisp message it delivers subtly in the end. 1) She, a renowned artist and a strict mother, often scolded her 6-year-old son for he could never draw a line straight. As he...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    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...
    PeacefulWarrior143 PeacefulWarrior143 26-30, M Jan 12

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    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...
    PeacefulWarrior143 PeacefulWarrior143 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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    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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    This is a beautiful story worth sharing.

    A son took his old father to a restaurant for an evening dinner. Father being very old and weak, while eating, dropped food on his shirt and trousers. Other diners watched him in disgust while his son was calm. After he finished eating, his son who was not at all embarrassed...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I read whenever I can at home

    and at school or the park
    dancerwithheart dancerwithheart 13-15, F Jul 28, 2014

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    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

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    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 : "Oh, I'm writing about how rabbits eat foxes." Fox : "That's...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    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

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    "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson is a great

    story with a surprise ending.
    ProfessorPlum777 ProfessorPlum777 61-65, M 4 Responses May 5, 2015

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    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

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    He travelled through time to be with her.

    Only to find she had gone back to look for him. *Both had one way ticket. *
    PeacefulWarrior143 PeacefulWarrior143 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2015

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    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

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    BIG Hiccup fan here..

    .. Book 12 is the final book of the series...well... :( http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23590446-how-to-fight-a-dragon-s-fury
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2015

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    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

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    "Sigh!" Sitting among other forgotten words,

    truth and love reminisced quiety about their good days. The bartender lined up 2 more shots.
    PeacefulWarrior143 PeacefulWarrior143 26-30, M Dec 16, 2015

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    Who is poor? A wealthy woman goes to a toy

    store and tells the boy at the counter "Could you show some cheap toys? It is my son's birthday, and I have to give to my housekeeper's child." After sometime, the housekeeper walks in to the shop, and asks the salesman, "Could you show some expensive toys? I want to gift my...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F Oct 11, 2015

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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...
    Cahx2 Cahx2 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2015

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    **** Two Monks and a Pretty Lady **** Once

    upon a time a big monk and a little monk were traveling together. They came to the bank of a river and found the bridge was damaged. They had to wade across the river. There was a pretty lady who was stuck at the damaged bridge and couldn’t cross the river. The big monk...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 7 Responses Nov 20, 2015

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    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

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    ***** Coffee on the Wall ***** In a coffee

    shop in Venice: A man enters & orders "Two cups of coffee, one on the wall." The waiter served him one cup of coffee & stuck a "post-it" on the wall. The customer paid for two coffees. Another couple walked in & ordered 3 cups of coffee, including one on the wall. They...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2015

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    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

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