Although I’ve written only a couple of short stories, available free on my Web site, I enjoy stories I can read in one sitting.
One of my favorite places to find short fiction is More Than Novellas. The site has Christian short stories, novellas (usually posted a chapter at a time), and interactive fiction (where the audience writes the story).
My Web site includes a page with links to free e-books. Classics and other works in the public domain are available online at no cost, along with free sample stories and excerpts from contemporary authors who want to introduce their work to readers.
As an author, I believe writers should receive fair compensation for their work. But if you want to read great classics and find new authors, check out the free sites and save your money to buy the books of the authors you discover … and love.