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Top 50 Classic Short Stories

 

  Title Author Description Size Dnlds Votes Score
1

Daddy's Day
(premier members only)
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
Posted: / (Review)
9 KB 15500 1176 9.37
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
Posted: / (Review)
6 KB 11525 1329 9.30
3

Father's Day -- How Do We See?
Fiction
OldSarge69 My effort towards a Father's Day story. Hope you enjoy it.
Tags: Fiction, Tear Jerker
Sex Contents: No Sex
Posted:
14 KB 4619 630 9.25
4

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
Posted: / (Review)
34 KB 42786 3694 9.21
5

Seventeen Years Ago: a Personal Essay
True
Jay Cantrell A personal reflection on the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and thereafter.
Tags: True Story
Sex Contents: No Sex
Posted:
16 KB 5952 697 9.05
6

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
Posted:
41 KB 3891 331 9.05
7

Remembering the Fallen
True
HLD This is an essay I wrote eleven years ago as an assignment for my English Composition class. It's a reflection on what Memorial Day means to us today.
Tags: Military
Sex Contents: No Sex
Posted:
11 KB 2292 148 9.00
8

Naked in School: Michelle's Story Don Lockwood A Story in the Naked In School Universe
My seventh and final NiS story. This one's a little different--it doesn't follow the pattern of my others, it's shorter, and it's entirely from Michelle's POV. More is explained within. And, it's a weeper--bring your hanky.
Tags: mt/ft, Teenagers, Consensual, Romantic
Sex Contents: Much Sex
Posted:
25 KB 35740 726 8.96
9

A Blossom Fell...
Romantic
Dag123 A Driftwood on Memory's River...Story (1)
Wintertime! Country Roads! School Busses! A little twelve year old girl with a crush...a young fourteen year old high school freshman on the threshold of manhood, who comes to care for her with a special fondness... treating her as he would a little sister. May you find this endearing story of two people's innocent affections for one another enriching as you enjoy this sweet poignant slice of life.
Tags: mt/ft, Teenagers
Sex Contents: No Sex
Posted: / (Review)
12 KB 15608 945 8.92
10

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
Posted: / (Review)
38 KB 25942 1049 8.85
11

Duty
True
Todd_d172 Rendering Honors
Tags: Military
Sex Contents: No Sex
Posted:
25 KB 8942 898 8.81
12

The Veteran
Fiction
Chaon An old veteran walks to the wall of remembrance and remembers. --- A short little piece that I had to get down tonight so it may be a bit rough but I hope people see it for what it says.
Tags: War
Sex Contents: No Sex
Posted:
6 KB 2394 319 8.81
13

Mother's Day - 2011 Dual Writer A short story of how some remember their Mothers.
Tags: Ma/Fa
Sex Contents: No Sex
Posted:
8 KB 3664 317 8.80
14

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
Posted: Concluded: / (Review)
48 KB 23010 488 8.78
15

The Girl By The Window
Romantic

(premier members only)
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
Posted:
38 KB 9432 484 8.78
16

Goin' Fishin'
Romantic

(premier members only)
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
Posted:
49 KB 26968 1030 8.77
17

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
Posted:
5 KB 5236 353 8.75
18

To Serve and Protect: 10-7, 10-42 Patricia51 A To Serve and Protect Story (11)
An elderly law-enforcement couple watches their family and looks back over their life together.
Tags: Ma/Fa, Romantic, Heterosexual, Safe Sex, Oral Sex
Sex Contents: Much Sex
Posted: / (Review)
32 KB 7374 156 8.75
19

What Heroes, Santa Claus And Great Sex Have In Common
(premier members only)
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
Posted:
24 KB 4742 236 8.72
20

Fun Run
Fiction
Ernest Bywater A Story in the Life in the Suburbs Universe
The Ghost Reporter of the local newspaper is at the finish line of the 20 km City Fun Run. What he sees and reports moves his column from page three to the front page. Set in Australia.
Tags: Fiction, Sports, Vignettes
Sex Contents: No Sex
Posted: / (Review)
8 KB 15743 1443 8.71
21

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
Posted:
17 KB 6487 562 8.68
22

July 4th Fireworks
Historical
Dual Writer Thoughts and memories of our nation's birthday.
Tags: Military
Sex Contents: No Sex
Posted:
1 KB 2684 350 8.67
23

A Proper Goodbye Writingdragon Gebriele's grief and heartache are finally put to rest.
Tags: mt/ft, Teenagers
Sex Contents: No Sex
Posted:
29 KB 5013 222 8.66
24

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
Posted: / (Review)
20 KB 3248 144 8.65
25

Dandelion Memories...of... Yesterday's Roses...
Drama
Dag123 A Driftwood on Memory's River...Story (13)
A Young boy makes a Mysterious Discovery! A Lady well underway on her Eternal Journey! A Grieving Sister has a Memorable Meeting with a Special person in a Quiet Garden of Remembrance. A Young Boy's Awakening! Sweet Poignant Dandelion Memories of Yesterday's Roses...
Tags: mt/Fa
Sex Contents: No Sex
Posted:
12 KB 1634 133 8.64
26

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. Set in Australia.
Tags: Fiction, Vignettes, Slow, Workplace, Military, Politics
Sex Contents: No Sex
Posted:
11 KB 15736 1376 8.63
27

The Makeout Machine
Drama
Strickland83 A young boy's image of his hero is shattered as he realizes the man is only human. In time, he comes to realize that ordinary humans can be heroes, too. A no-sex story about coming of age. Also available as an audiobook from SToMP3 (The Stories on MP3 Project).
Tags:
Sex Contents: No Sex
Posted: / (Review)
42 KB 3711 125 8.63
28

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
Posted:
14 KB 7708 496 8.61
29

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
Posted:
21 KB 4130 370 8.61
30

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 26157 2200 8.57
31

To Serve and Protect: Concrete Angel Patricia51 A To Serve and Protect Story (5)
A case pushes a woman detective to the end of her strength. There is no sex and this story is not erotic.
Tags: Ma/Fa
Sex Contents: No Sex
Posted:
10 KB 2974 127 8.55
32

Wingman
(premier members only)
Prince von Vlox A story in Nick Scipio's Summer Camp Swingers 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.
Tags:
Sex Contents: No Sex
Posted:
31 KB 12070 576 8.54
33

Mother's Day 2016 Dual Writer Just a note about Mother's Day remembered.
Tags: Historical
Sex Contents: No Sex
Posted:
6 KB 3806 347 8.54
34

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
Posted:
8 KB 4298 442 8.52
35

Silver Angels qhml1 A Christmas story.
Tags: Ma/Fa
Sex Contents: No Sex
Posted: / (Review)
37 KB 12880 982 8.51
36

The Last Ride
Action/Adventure
Todd_d172 The Last Ride of Iceman and Gypsy Jane
Tags: Ma/Fa, Consensual, Fiction, Sharing
Sex Contents: Much Sex
Posted:
39 KB 8836 662 8.51
37

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
Posted:
12 KB 3939 384 8.51
38

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
Posted:
19 KB 1946 213 8.50
39

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
Posted:
5 KB 3872 511 8.48
40

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
Posted:
8 KB 4539 279 8.46
41

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
Posted:
23 KB 4732 191 8.45
42

Six Bells
Erotica
Patricia51 Rescue Firefighters face danger together and find love.
Tags: Ma/Fa, Romantic, Tear Jerker
Sex Contents: Some Sex
Posted:
30 KB 9837 243 8.42
43

Forget The Drink, Gimme The Bitch
Romantic

(premier members only)
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
Posted: / (Review)
39 KB 14369 798 8.40
44

Doors E. Z. Riter A short, sweet romance about Bill and Carla. No explicit sex.
Tags: Ma/Fa, Consensual, Romantic
Sex Contents: No Sex
Posted:
5 KB 3181 158 8.38
45

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
Posted:
9 KB 30816 1878 8.35
46

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
Posted:
43 KB 14748 1264 8.35
47

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.
Tags:
Sex Contents: No Sex
Posted:
5 KB 5631 134 8.35
48

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
Posted:
7 KB 1655 172 8.34
49

The Shack: a Parable of Wolves
Fiction
Todd_d172 A story in the Tales From The Shack Universe
Through Angel Eyes
Tags: Ma/Fa, Blackmail, Fiction, Violent
Sex Contents: No Sex
Posted:
43 KB 11829 794 8.33
50

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 29461 1808 8.32
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