Featured Stories of the Week

All Tied Up in Brazil

Confused and drunk Australian tourist: - "Where am I? What's going on?"

Attentive Brazilian doctor: - "Garble garble garble garble"

Confused and drunk Australian tourist: - "Arrrrrrrr!!!"

It was June 2014 and I was working as a local guide for an Australian touring group and I was havi

Luke Simmons


Moving House

The family and I decided it was time for a "tree change", sell up and get out of town to the fresh air of the country.

That decision was easy, this was the first time however I had made a significant move now that I had kids, I'd moved around and travelled a bit when I was young and single but

Rohan Doherty


You Had Just One Job

It’s sunny. It’s party time. For 4 year olds. It’s 1998. My sister is turning 4. The party is being held in a huge park near our house. My Mum is flat out, baking a cake, getting snacks and drinks organised and trying to “control” what resembles a black hole of mischievous children. My Mum has a lot on her plate, my Dad does not.

Nick O'Connell


By Location

Why is it called bytestories?

This is a place for "byte-sized" stories and there is a 1500 character (about 250 words) limit for two main reasons. Firstly, we want you to know that "War and Peace" isn't required to leave your mark. Secondly, it takes about 2 minutes to read each story meaning you can head here whenever you want a quick (and entertaining) read.