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The target, the target. I had little to go on.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
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It is not Pneumonia alone that is killing Johnsy - for some reason, she has resigned herself to death.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A tale set in a fairground that will strike a chord with anyone who has siblings.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A girl celebrates her father's birthday.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
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A glimpse of the meth epidemic in Oklahoma.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: 18
5 Stars
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I asked my mother once when I was old enough to figure things out if I was an accident. She smiled and said no, more of an afterthought.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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After lunch the family sat on the back porch chatting leisurely, watching who was walking down the street, and speaking to those they knew.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A man returns to the family holiday home without his aging wife.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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It was as if she had stepped into another world.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
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Let me tell you about myself. My name is Donald Lally, and I am 18, and I like girls, but when I go out with one, there’s usually just the one date.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A semi-barbaric king devises a semi-barabaric (but entirely fair) method of criminal trial involving two doors, a beautiful lady and a very hungry tiger.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Zena could hardly believe that she was on a plane, gazing down over the North Island. Everything she knew about New Zealand came from Luke’s photographs and postcards: sparkling lagoons, snow-capped mountains and silver ferns.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
When a friend asks Ethan to test out his new navigation app for a journey across the country, Ethan happily obliges. However, as with most new apps, it's not uncommon to run into a few bugs along the way.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
That afternoon, she still believed that her father had not meant what he had done. Once the black cloud had lifted, as it always did, he would come to his senses and beg Mum’s forgiveness.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Once there was a man named Frederick Alarcy who lived and died. He left a widow and two strong sons, and they lived through their grief on the slopes of Broken Pine Tor
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
“I heard there’s a Laok in town! Where is he?” Velmar had just raised a frothing mug to his lips when the Dwarf entered. To a novice Laok, such words might’ve caused concern.
- Length: 24 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Perhaps I even saw it as a foretaste of things to come: the hopefully not-too-distant days when my destiny would be fulfilled, and I’d be a key inhabitant, one of the new history makers.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Corporal Earnest Goodheart is crouched in a ditch on the edge of an orchard between Dunkirk and De Panne. It’s 28th May 1940, just a day into the evacuations.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Knowing the day, you will die is strange. It filled me with a sort of anxious expectance until today. Now I just want it to be over with.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
He wondered if he died there, would he grow into the poplar and live forever towering over the valley? It appealed to him, but dying could wait. At sixteen, life offered too much.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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