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Open Access

These are open access resources that are avalible for use.

Short Stories

Aaron's World of Stories
Contains folk tales, fairy tales, trickster tales, tall tales, animal tales, myths, and legends from many parts of the world.

American Folklore
Features folktales from all fifty states.

American Short Story - Google Books

Classic Short Stories
Complete short stories from some of the best classic short story writers.

Free Short Story Resources
The Literary Roadhouse, a literary podcast community, discusses one short story a week.

Folklore and Mythology - Electronic Texts
This is an extensive list of folk and fairy tales from the University of Pittsburgh.
An exploration of short stories by Edgar Allan Poe featuring his biography, quotes, stories and summaries of stories, timeline, etc.

SurLaLune Fairy Tales
This site features 49 annotated fairy tales including their histories, similar tales across cultures, modern interpretations and over 1,500 illustrations.

The Short Story
This site from UK features an expanding collection of new and old short stories that are free to download.

The Short Story Library
There are over 4000 titles in The Short Story Library, including the greatest short stories ever written.

World of Tales
Contains fairy tales for children from around the world.