Ultimate List Of Best Short Stories To Read By All Ages For Free

Best Short Stories Of All Time For All Ages For Free

Daniel Odeniyi

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              How many novels can you read in a month, few, right? However, reading best short stories, you can read a lot under a month and they still give merely the same thing.  As said in the title, the stories are free for all ages and entertaining at the same time.

 
                     TABLE TO CONTENT
  • Butterfly BY VIVIAN LUDFORD ( Narrative magazine)
  • A Small Blip on an Eternal Timeline BY IFEOMA SESIANA AMOBI ( Narrative magazine)

  • WITH THE BEATLES by haruki murakami ( The new yorker)

  • THINGS WE WORRIED ABOUT WHEN I WAS TEN By David Rabe ( The new yorker)

  • A Beautiful Wife Is Suddenly Dead by Margaret Meehan (electric literature)

  • Satin Shirts By XPURECHANCES (wattpad)

  • Crush By SANDRA MITCHELL (wattpad)

  • My Father’s Dragon BY RUTH STILES GANNETT (american literature)

  • The Ant And The Grasshopper BY AESOP (american literature)

  • Hansel and Gretel by unknown (american literature)

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Butterfly BY VIVIAN LUDFORD  

SOMETIMES a customer came in sixteen minutes before closing time and Butterfly had to take care of them anyway. On this day, an American woman—young, pretty, clearly a tourist, otherwise she would have never been on Nanjing Road at all—came in at 11:44 p.m., wanting an hour-long full-body massage. Butterfly started to say that they closed at midnight, but then Jerry came in with that big cheesy smile on his face and said in his obnoxiously affected English, “Right this way, please,” before leading her down the hall. (Continue reading…)

Review- it a nice story about a girl, named butterfly. With a lot of flashback, you can tell this story is for your short read.

Rating
4.1/5

A Small Blip on an
Eternal Timeline BY IFEOMA SESIANA AMOBI

EMEKA AND I built our kingdom in a slanted row house on a patch of green grass in Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA. Our floors creaked, our toilet growled, our heater hiccupped and often went out for the night, but it was our kingdom. Ours. Our little hideaway where time stopped for us, stretching into forever at our whim. It was where I could paint pomegranates and daffodils and portraits of an eager-eyed girl without feeling like I was wasting my life away. It was where Emeka could beat his igba to the Afrobeats of Fela Kuti and dream. (Continue reading…)

Review-  A well told African short story, that surely takes us to African roots

Rating
4.9/5

WITH THE BEATLES by haruki murakami

WHAT I FIND strange about growing old isn’t that I’ve got older. Not that the youthful me from the past has, without my realizing it, aged. What catches me off guard is, rather, how people from the same generation as me have become elderly, how all the pretty, vivacious girls I used to know are now old enough to have a couple of grandkids. It’s a little disconcerting—sad, even (Continue reading…)

Review-  The best yet, for the new Yorkers.

Rating
4.5/5

THINGS WE WORRIED ABOUT WHEN I WAS TEN By David Rabe

HIGH ON THE list was trying not to have the older boys decide to de-pants you and then run your pants up the flagpole, leaving you in your underwear, and maybe bloodied if you’d struggled—not that it helped, because they were bigger and stronger—and your pants flapping way up against the sky over the schoolyard. They mostly did this to Freddy Bird—nobody knew why, but it happened a lot. It was best to get away from him when they started to get into that mood—their let’s-de-pants-somebody mood. Oh, there’s (Continue reading…)

Review- Tells the bitter truth of what we worried about when we were ten. Nicely dedicated for your reading pleasure.

Rating
5/5

A Beautiful Wife Is Suddenly Dead by Margaret Meehan

KAREN ROBERTS is going to fall out the window. She likes to perch her ass on the sill and lean against the cool glass pane, slid open halfway, the breeze lashing at the sliver of skin between the hem of her shirt and the waistband of her jeans. It feels scandalous to have the tip of her crack exposed to the world like this while reading excerpts of Hamlet or Silas Marner to her eleventh-grade English class. (Continue reading…)

Review- Title will deliver like expected. A high-class short story

 

Rating
3.5/5

Satin Shirts By XPURECHANCES

She writes all night. He flirts with girls all night. Nevertheless, when they come together in his room… the Cool Boy of the school and the Socially Inept Girl share a bed and make the night theirs. (continue reading) 

Reviews- Awwww I loved this jealous dialogue ❤

Rating
3/5

Crush By SANDRA MITCHELL

A brief but intense infatuation for someone, especially someone unattainable or inappropriate. A crush is supposed to be brief, then why was Aviana Monroe still feeling this “Infatuation” nearly 6 years later? But it’s just a silly crush we know what that’s like. (continue reading)

Reviews- I LOVE THIS SOO DAMN MUCH

Rating
5/5

My Father’s Dragon BY RUTH STILES GANNETT

RELIVE the magic of Elmer Elevator’s adventures as he runs away to Wild Island to rescue a baby dragon who needs his help.

The endearing children’s story is made extra special because of its beautiful illustrations. Hopefully, a thoughtful grown-up read this book to you when you were a child, and now it’s your turn to share it with your own children! (continue reading)

Review-  worthy  stories for your children, short with about ten chapters

Rating
3.5/5

The Ant And The Grasshopper BY AESOP

“WHAT!” cried the Ants in surprise, “haven’t you stored anything away for the winter? What in the world were you doing all last summer?”

“I didn’t have time to store up any food,” whined the Grasshopper; “I was so busy making music that before I knew it the summer was gone.”

The Ants shrugged their shoulders in disgust. (Continue reading)

Review- tells a tale of an adventure of a ant and grasshopper, A very fun one.

Rating
4.5/5

Hansel and Gretel by unknown

HARD by a great forest dwelt a poor wood-cutter with his wife and his two children. The boy was called Hansel and the girl Gretel. He had little to bite and to break, and once, when great dearth fell on the land, he could no longer procure even daily bread.

Now when he thought over this by night in his bed, and tossed about in his anxiety. He groaned and said to his wife, “What is to become of us? How are we to feed our poor children, when we no longer have anything even for ourselves?” (Continue reading)

Review- you may wonder why this classical story is on the list. but still well read and deserve to be read most of the time

Rating
5/5

CONCLUSION

Best short stories are like gold, even though they are free. You might just read an epic short story that may worth your time and most of all, due to the short plot. they are for all ages. I hope my list helps you to find amazing stories online.

 

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