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Slap a Story is a place for people like you and me: for people who like to read and write. Submit your original short story (heck, you can do it anonymously) for everyone to read and discuss. As well as vote and comment on stories submitted by others.

So go ahead, start writing and let your creative juices flow.

Fable Stories

Reflections Of A Mouse

Fable and Abstract
Frantastic
11 comments
6 votes

My whiskers twitched whilst I watched from the hole in the wall. Carefully hidden beside the pink-coloured set of drawers my small beady eyes twinkled in the wakening sunlight. Yet there was a change that dawn. I'd never beheld Death this closely before. I’d seen what was left in its wake but now I saw it not a metre away from my home. The long black cloak slithered across the floor, filling...

The Devoted Widow

Humour and Fable
Ambrose Bierce
1 comments
8 votes

    A widow weeping on her husband's grave was approached by an Engaging Gentleman who, in a respectful manner, assured her that he had long entertained for her the most tender feelings.      "Wretch!" cried the Widow. "Leave me this instant! Is this a time to talk to me of love?"      "I assure you, madam, that I ha...

Grieving 1

Fable
luke
4 comments
7 votes

There is a bath before me. A deep, metal beast with carved feet. I've just run it. I am back home, at my dad's place. Mum died yesterday. I travelled all night to get back here, a three hundred mile trip. Doesn't matter, this is where I want to be. Genie wisps rise gently and crowd the ceiling but there are too many; I always fill the tub too hot. I like to sweat, makes it different from a shower....

In a Time before Time

Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fable and Abstract
CoderGirl42
1 comments
5 votes

In a time before time, existed a race of beings known as the Titans. They existed as a single being, yet also as many beings, like a drop of water in an infinite sea. Their existence is beyond the boundaries of all perception and reason, not of matter, nor of energy. Dreamers of all that was and all that will be, creators of all that is. Their dreams so fleeting yet so vast they could encompass t...

Grieving 2

Fable
luke
3 comments
6 votes

Anal is what she always called me. For keeping a ‘space blanket' in the car. You know the things, silver looking that they give to marathon runners. ‘You won't need that thing' she'd say. ‘You're such a pessimist; have a little hope'. Bless her, she's not with us anymore. Gone last autumn. Might sound awful but I‘ve coped pretty well. Feet firmly grounded was alway...

Loss of Youth Chapter 1

Fable
Anonymous
3 comments
6 votes

BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ. George Aldridge awoke in a daze. His 76 year old body was rested. And yet, he still had imense trouble getting out of bed. He made the bed, dressed, and took his pills. "What you makin there?", said George walking into the kitchen. "Eggs and sausage." said his wife of 52 years, Margarette. "You get the mail?", said George. "No." she replied. ...

The Lost Child

Romance
infactitsme
0 comments
6 votes

Mrs. John Emerson, sitting with her needlework beside the window, looked out and saw Mrs. Rhoda Meserve coming down the street, and knew at once by the trend of her steps and the cant of her head that she meditated turning in at her gate. She also knew by a certain something about her general carriage -- a thrusting forward of the neck, a bustling hitch of the shoulders -- that she had important n...

The Ingenious Patriot

Humour and Fable
Ambrose Bierce
0 comments
6 votes

Having obtained an audience of the King an Ingenious Patriot pulled a paper from his pocket, saying:      "May it please your Majesty, I have here a formula for constructing armour-plating which no gun can pierce. If these plates are adopted in the Royal Navy our warships will be invulnerable, and therefore invincible. Here, also, are reports of your Majesty's Ministers, ...

The Hare and The Tortoise

Humour and Fable
Ambrose Bierce
0 comments
6 votes

A Hare having ridiculed the slow movements of a Tortoise, was challenged by the latter to run a race, a Fox to go to the goal and be the judge. They got off well together, the hare at the top of her speed, the Tortoise, who had no other intention than making his antagonist exert herself, going very leisurely. After sauntering along for some time he discovered the Hare by the wayside, apparently as...

The Painting

Science Fiction and Fable
Watimena
1 comments
4 votes

Mark walked up a broad and shallow gully following a thin stream which meandered among the scattered rocks and light scrub. It was spring and the Flinders was vibrant with wild flowers, all colours of the rainbow. Despite the colour, everything still had a faded greyness about it. This country is ancient, Mark thought, the mountains are worn down to foothills like an old man’s ...

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