Some popular short stories available online include "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson and "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe. The Project Gutenberg website provides free electronic books and offers many other sh... More » Art & Literature Literature Fiction, and are three online resources to read nonfiction stories online for free. The nonfiction titles on these websites range from well-known authors to undiscovered writers... More » Art & Literature Literature Non-fiction

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Shirley Jackson's short stories include "The Lottery," "The Daemon Lover," "Pillar of Salt," "Seven Types of Ambiguity," and "After You, My Dear Alphonse." These and other stories — 25 total — were included in Jackson's ... More »

The setting of Shirley Jackson's short story "The Lottery" takes place in an area named "the village." Though it is thought to be inspired by the small New England villages, the village in the story is never formally nam... More »

The author Zane does not have books available to read online for free but some of her original short stories are online at Erotica Noir. Her books can be purchased in hardcover, paperback or eBook format at most major bo... More » Art & Literature Literature Fiction

Find some funny short stories at, and Find collections of short stories including animal stories, Aesop's fables, mythological stories and witty tales at English-For... More » Art & Literature Literature Fiction