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If you commute to work every day on public transportation, you know that the time you spend on a crowded bus or underground is not always the most pleasant part of your day. But, short stories make it much more fun. They’re engrossing, they’re entertaining, you can usually read them in one sitting, and hey, they’ll probably even make you smarter. Here, we’ve collected thirty of our favorite stories — all available to read or download instantaneously, all by women, all truly brilliant — just waiting to be gobbled up on your next ride to work. Happy travels!