Short Stories

These short stories in English include vocabulary help and some have vocabulary and comprehension quizzes.

The Winepress by Josef EssbergerThe Winepress
1500 words (British English)

This short story is set in Madagascar and France. It tells about wine and love - and hate. And about a winepress, the machine used to press the grapes from which wine is made. Comments

The Chapel by Josef EssbergerThe Chapel
3000 words (British English)

The background to this short story is the tropical island of Trinidad in the Caribbean. This is a story of quick lust and long revenge - with an ironical twist at the end. Comments

The Metro by Josef EssbergerThe Metro
7000 words (British English)

This short story is set in Paris. This is a story of love and murder, and a little voodoo. Comments

The following short stories are well known, classic stories in the public domain, all with WordChecker to help with vocabulary.
Upper-Intermediate to Advanced