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Best Storytelling Sites of the Internet

A list of sites to gather stories that add value to our daily lives. The proverbial "moral of the story" type stories. Please contribute to expand the list. Thanks!

American Folklore: Famous American folktales, tall tales, myths and legends, ghost stories, and more.

Haunted Christmas The soft thud of following footsteps echoed behind him as he hurried through the snowflakes toward home. They kept pace with him, quickening when he quickened and slowing when he slowed. It was creepy...A Baker's Dozen Back in the old days, I had a successful bake-shop in Albany. Urban Legends Reference Pages

The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation


Zen Stories to Tell Your Neighbors

Zen Stories to Tell Your Neighbors

Psychologist John Suler has collected Buddhist and Taoist tales, each designed to get you thinking. Also includes readers' reactions and reflections to these stories.


Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables

Online collection of Aesop's Fables includes a total of 656+ Fables, indexed in table format, with morals listed. Most were translated into English by Rev. George Fyler Townsend (1814-1900) and Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) the rest are from Jean De La Fontaine in French and translated to English by several good internet souls.


Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts

Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts

Since 1996, D. L. Ashliman's site has been a go-to resource for fairy tales and folktales from around the world, organized by motif. Want to find another version of Cinderella? Stories about animal brides? children made of snow? defeating giants? This is the site.

Encyclopedia Mythica: mythology, folklore, and religion.

The premier encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and religion. Covers subjects such as Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology and much more!

Moral Stories - Inspirational Stories - Motivational Stories

Moral Stories & Inspirational Stories Warm welcome! This blog contains moral tales, moral stories, inspirational stories and motivational stories. Take a moment to browse around, grab your favorite beverage and bask in the warmth of these beautiful stories.

Thoughtful and inspirational stories

STORIES TO MAKE YOU THINK: 58 thoughtful stories, motivational tales, and pieces of wisdom from around the world Some of the most memorable lessons in life come from stories - whether these be nursery rhymes or children's fables read to us by our parents, parables from the Bible or Jewish wisdom tales, or motivational booklets like "Who Moved My Cheese?"

The Moth

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story – and The Moth’s directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it.