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Top 50 Classic Short Stories All Lists
  Title Author Description Size Dnlds Votes Score
1

Daddy's Day Mendon Fishers The little girl came rushing in the house after the school bus dropped her off. She was wearing her little pink back pack with the unicorn decorations on it. She was excited and wanted her mother's attention immediately as all little children did. To a small child their needs and wants are the most important things to them. Everything and everyone else could wait.
Tags: Tear Jerker
Sex Contents: No Sex
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9 KB 9676 849 9.39
2

A Toast in an Empty Bar Jay Cantrell This is a short Memorial Day tribute to brave men and women in the United States Armed Forces.
Tags: Military
Sex Contents: No Sex
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6 KB 6378 917 9.33
3

Always a Marine
Action/Adventure
Ernest Bywater What does an old man do when confronted with a danger? He remembers what he is, he remembers his oath to "fight all enemies, foreign and domestic." The story title says it all.
Tags: Fiction, Vignettes, Violent, Workplace, Military
Sex Contents: No Sex
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34 KB 23699 2691 9.24
4

The Temple Called Love
Romantic
PostScriptor In 1910, Two people realize that they need to renew their love. A story about the nature of true love, and how that love evolves over time. Romantic and spiritual, providing us all hope and a way to look at out relationships.
Tags: Ma/Fa, Romantic, Heterosexual, Historical
Sex Contents: No Sex
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41 KB 2319 233 9.09
5

Memorial Day: Human and Heroic
True
PuffDragon This is the speech I wrote as the guest speaker for the Parshall, ND Memorial Day celebration. I think it was well received and there weren't many dry eyes in the room after I spoke.
Tags: Military
Sex Contents: No Sex
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5 KB 3824 251 8.89
6

The Making Of A Gigolo (16) - Epilogue Lubrican A Making of a Gigolo Story (16)
Bobby Dalton got married. But was that the end of his story? The women he didn't marry pledged to his bride that they'd leave him alone. Did they honor that pledge? What about his prodigious sex drive? And just how many babies did he father after all? Loose ends are tied up - and created.
Tags: Ma/Fa
Sex Contents: Some Sex
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38 KB 17301 728 8.88
7

Sine Equals Cosine
Drama
ElSol A Stringbreaker Tale (3)
(Stringbreaker III) A soul destroyed, a free spirit and a woman in love.
Tags: Ma/Fa, Heterosexual, School
Sex Contents: Much Sex
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48 KB 18236 362 8.84
8

Goin' Fishin'
Romantic
Marsh Alien A little tale of love lost and found, Italian food, and cards. Cards?! Yo, buddy, what about the fishin'?
Tags: Ma/Fa, Consensual, Romantic
Sex Contents: Some Sex
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49 KB 21763 834 8.82
9

What Heroes, Santa Claus And Great Sex Have In Common
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Lubrican It was the dreaded question from my seven year old "Daddy? Is Santa real?" that started the whole thing. There have been lots of movies, books and articles about that question. Now there's one more. Oh the other hand, this may be the first time Santa has been compared to great sex.
Tags: Humor
Sex Contents: No Sex
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24 KB 3483 197 8.82
10

Mother's Day - 2011 Dual Writer A short story of how some remember their Mothers.
Tags: Ma/Fa
Sex Contents: No Sex
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8 KB 2842 291 8.80
11

Love, True Love Joesephus Can a bed-ridden old woman tell a newly engaged couple anything about True Love? This story takes its time to fully develop.
Tags: Ma/Fa, Romantic, Heterosexual, Slow
Sex Contents: No Sex
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20 KB 2574 104 8.80
12

The Girl By The Window
Romantic
800ibgorrila Sometimes, love comes to us in the blink of an eye, and leaves just as quickly. And it can be very painful. But the alternative is loneliness and regret over what might have been. So embrace it when it comes to you, and return it in kind. What else is there?
Tags: Ma/Fa, Teenagers, Romantic, School
Sex Contents: No Sex
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38 KB 7202 369 8.78
13

Coming Home
Suspense
Ernest Bywater Father's been away 3 years. His young family's meeting him at the airport. --- Bad Fred, said --- It's poignant, and you hit the right notes. If I didn't know it was your story and trust you, I would have drifted away in the first few paragraphs. It moved slowly. It was lovely, but it wasn't hitting my "what happens next?" buttons. Well, until the end when it all comes together. Readers who stick with it will be rewarded.
Tags: Fiction, Vignettes, Slow, Workplace, Military, Politics
Sex Contents: No Sex
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11 KB 9660 1019 8.71
14

Abortion
Romantic
GToast I should have been aborted, right? and my baby girl, as well? Seems not.
Tags: Ma/Fa, Consensual, Heterosexual, Tear Jerker, Slow
Sex Contents: Minimal Sex
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14 KB 5339 355 8.70
15

I Will Visit Her Grave Someday Harrison0978 Years after he vowed to visit the grave of a lovely girl who had died much too young, and aided by unlikly friends, Kent keeps his word.
Tags: Romantic, Heterosexual, True Story
Sex Contents: No Sex
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17 KB 4330 418 8.62
16

You Were Always on My Mind
Romantic
Patricia51 A Story in the Jake River's Willie Nelson Invitational Universe
A man in a hospital bed in the Cardiac Care ward thinks about how often he has let his wife down during their marriage. He vows to her to do better from now on.
Tags: Ma/Fa, Romantic
Sex Contents: No Sex
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8 KB 3255 216 8.60
17

Chocolate Covered Cherries
Romantic
DG Hear Non erotic story about a family. It was written for Valentine's Day.
Tags: Tear Jerker
Sex Contents: No Sex
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21 KB 2871 310 8.59
18

One Gold Eagle
Historical
Argon Max Wagner has reached rock bottom when fate offers him a second chance. A famous man and a pretty widow give him reason to reclaim his life. Disaster strikes, and Max rises to the challenge.
Tags: Romantic, Historical
Sex Contents: No Sex
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38 KB 17913 1677 8.57
19

The Changeling Beating Off Bob There once was an author, who had this very strange name. People kept saying "You should change your name." You'd think that people who like reading smutty stories, would also like the author to have a smutty name. Such was not the case.
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Sex Contents: No Sex
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5 KB 4823 102 8.57
20

Wingman Prince von Vlox A story in Nick Scipio's Summer Camp Universe
A story in the Summer Camp Universe by Nick Scipio. Jack MacLean went MIA in 1968. His body was recovered in 1998. This is that story.
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Sex Contents: No Sex
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31 KB 9339 447 8.56
21

The Value of an Aged Veteran's Dream
True
SlaterChance It was my pleasure to see the old man's face light up, as a dream that had been stopped in it's tracks, finally came true.
Tags: True Story, Historical
Sex Contents: No Sex
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12 KB 3107 322 8.55
22

Plea for an American Hero
Flash
MisguidedChild A Story in the Old Man's Musings Universe
This is an old man's last rant to an anonymous visitor. You probably shouldn't read it.
Tags: Historical
Sex Contents: No Sex
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8 KB 3306 382 8.54
23

Six Bells
Erotica
Patricia51 Rescue Firefighters face danger together and find love.
Tags: Ma/Fa, Romantic, Tear Jerker
Sex Contents: Some Sex
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30 KB 8141 168 8.54
24

Silver Angels qhml1 A Christmas story.
Tags: Ma/Fa
Sex Contents: No Sex
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37 KB 7234 660 8.53
25

Evelyn and Carl (Valentine’s Day 2013)
Romantic
Dual Writer The story of an old man who was and still is a devoted loving husband.
Tags: Romantic
Sex Contents: No Sex
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5 KB 3096 467 8.53
26

Fare Thee Well E. Z. Riter A love story. A story of a man and a woman, and what their love meant to them. Romance. No sex. Not even a dirty word.
Tags: Ma/Fa, Consensual, Romantic, Heterosexual
Sex Contents: No Sex
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23 KB 3641 123 8.48
27

Forget The Drink, Gimme The Bitch
Romantic
Marsh Alien Armed with his precious Scotch, writer Andrew Cavanaugh believes himself immune to the simple pleasures of life. But are his defenses enough to keep out the beautiful woman who has drunk herself unconscious at Pablo's Irish Bar?
Tags: Ma/Fa, Romantic
Sex Contents: Some Sex
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39 KB 11243 656 8.47
28

Visiting Queensland
Romantic
Peter H. Salus A Gordy and Weena Adventure (9)
Gordy and Weena visit the Hollisters in Queensland and encounter nasty insects and public health problems.
Tags: Ma/Fa, Consensual, Heterosexual, True Story
Sex Contents: Minimal Sex
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47 KB 9425 223 8.43
29

Lawyers in Love
Humor
Lazlo Zalezac A Donaldsons Story (3)
Lawyers go out on dates just like normal people or do they? Things are a little different when the lawyer is an Anders.
Tags: Ma/Fa, Romantic
Sex Contents: No Sex
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44 KB 19173 1347 8.41
30

Lynn Dirty Dawg A very romantic story.
Tags: Ma/Fa, Consensual, Romantic
Sex Contents: Much Sex
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40 KB 7533 189 8.41
31

Not Guilty
Humor
Harddaysknight Wife's lover is shot to death and there appears to be more than circumstantial evidence pointing toward the husband.
Tags: Ma/Fa, Consensual, Heterosexual, Humor, Cheating
Sex Contents: Minimal Sex
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16 KB 15666 970 8.40
32

Valentine's Day Remembered
Romantic
DG Hear Non-erotic story, An Elderly man talkes about his family and past Valentine's Days.
Tags: Ma/Fa, Romantic, Tear Jerker
Sex Contents: No Sex
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19 KB 1438 183 8.39
33

A Winter's Tale - Gloves for Joey...
True
Dag123 A Driftwood on Memory's River...Story (14)
A Wintry Day! Bone chilling cold! A frozen cornfield! Sharing a pair of Gloves with his father, a young boy learns a true lesson of love, of caring, and sacrifice.
Tags: True Story
Sex Contents: No Sex
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7 KB 1048 136 8.39
34

Just A Story DG Hear Man pays his debt to society and begins his new life.
Tags: Ma/Fa, Consensual, Romantic, Tear Jerker
Sex Contents: Some Sex
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48 KB 16031 470 8.38
35

Biker Vets Lose a Righteous Brother
Action/Adventure
BikeWriter Biker Lifestyle? Yes, I've lived it.
This story has the same main characters as a book I'm posting here. One main focus is the loss of a Brother Vet. The story is dedicated to all Veterans, and to our Brothers and Sisters who never came home!
Tags: Ma/Fa, Consensual, Romantic, Tear Jerker
Sex Contents: Minimal Sex
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28 KB 2319 258 8.38
36

An Open Letter From Just Plain Bob Just Plain Bob A lot of you have asked why, so here it is.
Tags: True Story, Cheating, Slow
Sex Contents: No Sex
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10 KB 13157 451 8.37
37

The Best Meal I Ever Had
Action/Adventure
XofDallas A Story in the A Fresh Start Universe
This short story was written as an adjunct to rlfj's "A Fresh Start." It explores how a good man's actions and words might affect those who witness them, and how those effects might expand into something that is more far reaching, and longer lasting, than anyone could have contemplated at the time. It has spoilers, and should not be read before Chapter 162 of A Fresh Start. I hope you enjoy it.
Tags: Military
Sex Contents: No Sex
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9 KB 18403 1313 8.35
38

Amateurs
Science Fiction
Frostfyre A Swarm Cycle Story
Becky runs a restaurant filled daily with regulars hoping for a pickup. The Marines think its a simple extraction from a restaurant filled with sponsors and their concubines. How hard could it be? Once again showing how no plan can survive the first engagement.
Tags: Science Fiction
Sex Contents: No Sex
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43 KB 8326 877 8.35
39

02-08 Dani-girl
Drama
Ernest Edwards A story in the Clan Amir Universe
June 2002, a young woman from a family of warriors faces her destiny - head on. Through an unusual and close link to her young genius brother, he's more aware of events than you think. This story is part of a series that follows events that shape his life and destiny, this is one event at a critical time in his life. It answers the questions 'What IS a warrior?' 'Can a warrior also be a pacifist?'
Tags: Fiction, Vignettes, Violent, Workplace, Military, Royalty
Sex Contents: No Sex
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33 KB 7517 580 8.35
40

It Ain't Easy
Romantic
jack_straw Wife reflects on her marriage after her husband has heart surgery.
Tags: Ma/Fa, Romantic
Sex Contents: Some Sex
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32 KB 3897 167 8.35
41

Reunion Girl Friday When Cat is reunited with Luke at her best friend's wedding, her world is turned upside down in the space of twenty four hours. Can an old flame really be Mr. Right? And what will Emma have to say about it? **Winner of August 2003 Silver Clitoride Award (tied with The General)
Tags: Ma/Fa, Consensual, Romantic, Heterosexual, First
Sex Contents: Much Sex
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40 KB 13214 357 8.34
42

Eulogy
Romantic
GToast I want to tell the world about my wife, without giving away too many personal. details
Tags: Ma/Fa, Consensual, Heterosexual
Sex Contents: Minimal Sex
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6 KB 2816 141 8.34
43

Chuck Honors Mother's Day 2014 Dual Writer A shortie by Chuck for Mother's Day. He remembers his mother and honors the mothers he knows. Hokie but no tears required.
Tags: Fiction
Sex Contents: No Sex
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12 KB 4241 443 8.33
44

Christmas Alone
Romantic
Joesephus Runner up for the Golden Clitorides Award for "Best Seasonal Story of 2005." He loved his wife of 28 years with every molecule of his being. Now six months after she died, can anyone stop his slide into irreversible depression? Is a very special lady's visit on Christmas morn a forlorn hope?
Tags: Ma/Fa, Romantic, Slow
Sex Contents: No Sex
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15 KB 6493 230 8.33
45

Death Bringer 5: Christmas Triumph
Humor
jj76 Death Bringer and Friends (5)
Death Bringer and family prepare for the last great war against evil.
Tags: Humor, non-anthro
Sex Contents: No Sex
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8 KB 1325 133 8.33
46

Down From the Mountain
Fantasy
Gina Marie Wylie I don't write many short stories, this is one of my first attempts. It is said that you can get used to anything. This man has an affliction few of us would be comfortable with -- but he makes do just fine.
Tags: Fiction
Sex Contents: No Sex
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43 KB 7915 525 8.31
47

A Tale of Frustration
True
Velused Wittledick From Vietnam to Afghanistan... political failure writ large.
Tags: Military
Sex Contents: No Sex
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8 KB 848 135 8.31
48

What Do You Dream Of? Don Lockwood Kiersten dreams about Glenn. As does Cammie. What does Glenn dream of? Warning: there is very little sex in this story. You want stroke, this ain't it. Winner of the September 2003 Silver Clitorides
Tags: Ma/Fa, Consensual, Romantic, Cheating, School
Sex Contents: Much Sex
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45 KB 12199 477 8.30
49

Song 9 - Because we are in Love
Romantic
Heathen57 An Almost Like a Song Story (9)
The end of the "Song" saga. Dave and Mickey try to deal with setting up a wedding and life afterwards. Along the way other problems pop up, and Mickey has a surprise for Dave.
Tags: Ma/Fa, Consensual, Romantic, Heterosexual
Sex Contents: Some Sex
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30 KB 6973 187 8.30
50

I Took a Memory to Lunch
Romantic
Denham Forrest A Story in the Jake's C&W Invitational Universe
A guy comes to a point in his life when he starts to wonder whether he made the right decisions when he was young man. Written in response to Jake River's forth C&W invitational.
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Sex Contents: No Sex
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48 KB 5376 315 8.29