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The Narratorium is all about creating an enjoyable web site for readers, featuring free short fiction which you can either read online or download to your e-reader of choice. Please read and enjoy, and, most importantly for us, please spread the word about the site through your social networks!


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David Grigg’s story “A Song Before Sunset” is featured in the Wastelands anthology edited by John Joseph Adams, alongside such luminaries as Gene Wolfe, Stephen King and George R. R. Martin. Please consider buying a copy!


Featured Stories


Coffee Spoons
Graham Peterson found it difficult to make ends meet. One day, however, the loose ends of his life came together in a wholly unexpected manner.

Into the Night
Phillip was on a mission over enemy territory. But danger was closer than he thought.

The Great Circus Robbery
Looking back, it’s easy to see that Pa’s plan to rob the circus was a really bad idea.

Opus Magma
When you have a magma emergency on your hands, you gotta do what you gotta do.

The Other Side
Spiritualists were all frauds, in Gladys' experience. But perhaps tonight it might be different?

The Bronze King
Would the ancient prediction come true? It was driving Marguerite's husband to madness.

Rear View
Driving late into the night, Carl thought his mind was starting to play tricks on him.

The Poppies
Paying tribute to her dead husband, Sarah is overwhelmed by the scale of tragedy.

Death, Who is the Key
Sara has reached a point of desperation in her life, as her master dies. Is there no escape?

The Fire Workers
Dorian was afraid of the big bully Martel. But the events of that day changed everything.

Down Deep
What species REALLY rules the Earth? And where does it live?

Not All Those Who Wander
Marian and her husband Rob were on their way home. But it took a lot longer than they expected.