Gripping short stories

East of the Web – short stories, interactives, word games

Classic Short Stories

Some great stories…

The Illusionist


Lamb to the slaughter

The sniper

Themes: war, dehumanisation.  Heart renching story with a real twist.  Suits year 8.

The necklace

The Lottery

Harrison Bergeron – by Kurt Vonnegut.  Themes: totalitarianism, dystopia.  Would suit year 10.

5 short stories by Roald Dahl:

The landlady

The umbrella man

The hitchhiker

The way up to heaven


Perfect for year 7

There will come soft rains