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Top 50 Classic Short Stories

 

  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 14512 1136 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
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6 KB 10805 1287 9.29
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 38557 3494 9.21
4

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
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11 KB 2128 142 9.07
5

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 3406 300 9.06
6

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 33587 675 9.00
7

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
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12 KB 14353 883 8.92
8

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 23914 973 8.85
9

Duty
True
Todd_d172 Rendering Honors
Tags: Military
Sex Contents: No Sex
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25 KB 7655 810 8.84
10

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 3467 309 8.81
11

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 5009 341 8.79
12

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 4462 225 8.79
13

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
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49 KB 26124 1008 8.78
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
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48 KB 21929 471 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 9142 479 8.77
16

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
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32 KB 6954 141 8.77
17

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.
Tags: Fiction, Sports, Vignettes
Sex Contents: No Sex
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8 KB 14438 1369 8.74
18

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 6088 533 8.67
19

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 4675 205 8.67
20

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 3781 358 8.64
21

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
Posted:
11 KB 14478 1316 8.63
22

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 7083 465 8.63
23

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 3106 139 8.63
24

Wingman
(premier members only)
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.
Tags:
Sex Contents: No Sex
Posted:
31 KB 11460 564 8.57
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 1370 116 8.57
26

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 23846 2060 8.56
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
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42 KB 3499 114 8.56
28

Mother's Day 2016 Dual Writer Just a note about Mother's Day remembered.
Tags: Historical
Sex Contents: No Sex
Posted:
6 KB 3661 342 8.55
29

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 4087 430 8.53
30

Silver Angels qhml1 A Christmas story.
Tags: Ma/Fa
Sex Contents: No Sex
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37 KB 11134 873 8.52
31

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 3762 375 8.51
32

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 4236 265 8.51
33

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 3634 501 8.49
34

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 2761 117 8.49
35

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 1793 205 8.46
36

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 9440 226 8.41
37

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
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39 KB 13856 786 8.40
38

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 4446 179 8.40
39

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 2831 135 8.38
40

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 11777 367 8.36
41

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 27959 1747 8.34
42

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 27162 1722 8.34
43

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
Posted:
10 KB 16974 609 8.34
44

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 1469 164 8.34
45

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 13284 1182 8.33
46

Shameless (2)
Romantic
Todd_d172 A story in the Tales From The Shack Universe
A Tale of a Knight, Monsters, and a Tarnished Russian Angel
Tags: Ma/Fa
Sex Contents: Minimal Sex
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31 KB 13184 1120 8.32
47

You Dance Don Lockwood A writing group I'm on had a festival for stories based on songs. Since I do that anyhow, it was right up my alley! This is the story about two friends, best friends since toddlerhood, who--having no other options--decide to go to the junior prom together. What happens? Read and find out!
Tags: mt/ft, Teenagers, Consensual, Romantic, First, Safe Sex
Sex Contents: Much Sex
Posted:
40 KB 37179 1133 8.31
48

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 9860 717 8.31
49

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 4823 471 8.31
50

Biker Vets Lose a Righteous Brother
Action/Adventure

(premier members only)
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
Posted: / (Review)
28 KB 2637 275 8.31
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