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Crazy Ahmet

by Nora A young woman meets her infamous Turkish grandfather for the first time. [Explicit Content]

14mins

14 Jan 2012

Rank #1

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Merits and Demerits

by Tinkerbell (pseudonym) A young misfit recalls her exploits at an all-girls school. [Explicit Content]

14mins

14 Jan 2012

Rank #2

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The Swimsuit

by Lavalamp (pseudonym) A young swimmer overcomes ridicule at the posh country club. [Explicit Content]

11mins

15 Jan 2012

Rank #3

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Organ Theft

by Ana An American traveler visits the doctor in Peru. [Explicit Content]

11mins

8 Apr 2012

Rank #4

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Plans With Dad

by Kevin A high school boy gets his first grounding. [Explicit Content]

9mins

2 Apr 2012

Rank #5

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The Brief and Real Existence of Unicorns

by Patrick What do blindness and Marco Polo have in common? [Explicit Content]

9mins

15 Jan 2012

Rank #6

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Going Christian

by Austin A religious skeptic inadvertently goes backpacking with Christians.

12mins

13 May 2015

Rank #7

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Shadow of No Light

by Raph Three teenagers walk down a dark London street on Halloween. Plus some big news: the True Story Game is now available.

9mins

21 May 2015

Rank #8

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Second Virginity

by Emily Newly liberated woman seeks Argentinian man for casual encounter.

12mins

24 Apr 2015

Rank #9

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To Where You Cannot Breathe

by Ouda A young girl has a brush with death in Madagascar. [Explicit Content]

14mins

15 Jan 2012

Rank #10

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The Third Eye

by Guru Matt (pseudonym) A grown-up remembers the world he saw as a child. [Explicit Content]

11mins

15 Jan 2012

Rank #11

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Naked on Campus

by Will and Hannah Two tales of tasteful nudity. [Explicit Content]

13mins

9 Jan 2014

Rank #12

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Almost Killed Me

by Adam Pre-school teacher by day and rocker by night, a young man recalls the dangers of stage life in Nashville.

13mins

11 Feb 2013

Rank #13

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Wheel of Misfortune

by Reed Gifted children stand trial for summertime crimes.

13mins

8 Apr 2015

Rank #14

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Tighty Whities

by Kevin The new kid in school keeps a secret from his classmates.

10mins

24 Feb 2013

Rank #15

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Highway of Tears

by Kathy Our first listener-submitted story. Hitchhiking across British Columbia, two 19-year-old girls take an unintended detour. [Explicit Content]

12mins

9 May 2013

Rank #16

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Out of the Woods

by Adam and Will Two teenage best friends brave the Appalachian Trail. [Explicit Content]

14mins

10 Dec 2013

Rank #17

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New Wives’ Tale

by Trish How do you know? A woman has second thoughts about marriage.

7mins

27 Jan 2015

Rank #18

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Teddy Bear of Shame

by Sam A pubescent boy discovers masturbation. [Explicit Content]

13mins

11 Aug 2013

Rank #19

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Nightmare at Ten Sleep

by Ana Dreams and premonitions darken a climbing trip in remote Wyoming.

15mins

8 Dec 2014

Rank #20