Download modern and classic short stories and read them on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. Fiction, horror, humor, nonfiction, romance, crime, science fiction and children's stories - the app gives you access to one of the largest high-quality collections of short stories in the world, for free.

From East of the Web, the leading electronic publisher of short stories.

With new stories published regularly, you'll never be without something quick to read. Browse stories in eight genres, take a chance with the random story feature or get the story of the day.

The Short Stories application lets you:
- Download free modern and classic stories from the world-renowned East of the Web site
- Read short stories on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with a clear, easy to use interface
- Adjust text size, font, background colors and change between portrait and landscape for the optimal reading experience
- Browse by genre, author, rating, age rating, length and more
- Take a chance with a random story in any genre or get the story of the day

Some reviews of East of the Web’s website:

"There are corners of the Net where an effective sentence of fiction is duly respected ... East of the Web is a slick site dedicated to new, previously unpublished fiction, as well as to classic short stories ... Cool." - The Times (of London)

"A lover of literature could get carried away perusing the virtual shelves of East of the Web ... East of the Web represents the ever-evolving canon of Western literature from established classics to fresh new voices." -

"[East of the Web] sets itself apart with the impressive appearance, options, and interactivity of its design ... there is an amazing selection here, in both variety and volume ... East of the Web should be able to cater to any literary preferences." - The Christian Science Monitor

"East of the Web presents this splendid collection of short stories organized by theme ... the stories are wonderful." - Yahoo

What’s New

Version 1.8

Bug fixes and update for most recent iOS.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

CaramelCleo ,

A Must Have for Busy Bookworms

This is the only short story app I can find that allows me to download short stories in groups and rate each story in a way that allows me to go back to all my favorites. The stories are great and cover a wide array of subjects. I wish it was more active still though.

If you love to read but have limited time, this is a MUST HAVE!

MatinM2 ,


The best app ever in this categorie.
I really enjoy it, it’s useful , great and FREE!

happyzhb ,

Robust App, Rich content, and FREE

Unbelievable, a free app with such high-quality user interface, nice navigation, easy adjustment of color, font, and page layouts. It is rare to see such robust free app. What's more valuable is the direct access to the largest short story repository on the internet, with a collection of high-quality stories, all for free! Highly recommended!


Advertical Media, LLC
1.5 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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