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An unusually young ship's captain lets a stranger aboard his ship - a stranger who appears from the sea in the night. But an unusual bond forms between the two men.
- Length: 43 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Tale of the highs and lows of working in a chip shop. Contains strong language.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: 15
4 Stars
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Revolution at Ramsay and Co when Mr Ramsey appoints a new managing director.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A man seeks out the truth behind the sudden withdrawal of a well-known painter from the art world three years before.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Inside every gentle, affable guy - and nation - there is a raging beast.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
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"He said follow the beat. Teddy thought, this is the beat, isn’t it?"
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: 15
2 Stars
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Howling dogs, Hobbits, and bowl cut hair. What the heck is going on in the apartment downstairs?
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
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What would you do if your family preferred a robot over you?
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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Story following the life of a Pole and his village during its occupation. Contains adult material.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: 15
4 Stars
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Lawrence looked out the balcony to the city beyond. Skyscrapers of glass and shining metal twisted up, looming like a giant’s fingers prepared to crush them all in the palm of his hand.
- Length: 22 pages
- Age Rating: 15
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
It felt dark, but not uncomfortably so. Sometimes they dimmed the lights or pulled the curtains, but this felt different.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Here in Saint Lizard, the one road starts on the cliff by the lighthouse and crawls in circles down to the sea. We have enough town to justify a strange-shaped road, but not enough to justify two roads.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Nothing is as visceral as holding a handful of human ash. I resist the impulse to sift it between my fingers as I walk. Everyone, from the mourners to the pastor, are far away and yet too close.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Three o’clock on a Thursday was an odd time for a visit, but it was the only downtime between my part-time jobs that suited Jo. More unusual than the time was the prospect of a one-to-one rendezvous in my bedsit with someone about my age and attractive.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
She was not unused to calls of distress, the groans of the feverish, or the cloying stench of broken bodies and all their expulsions, but never so many at a time and never so twisted and ripped.
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
His fingers moved over the strings of his violin with ease and without effort. The bridge, the neck, the strings, and the bow was an extension of his talent as well as his soul.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
My mother is the weather. As a child, I was the core target to which she would unleash her hailstorms and earthquakes that tore me down and broke me into pieces.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
“So.” she began. “The thing is. You’re a shadoweater. From a long line of shadoweaters. Me, your nan, her mum, stretching all the way back as far as anyone can go ...”
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
I reach the Styx, whose sluggish waters remain inky even in the bright of day. Just as my guide said there would be, a queue of people in white chitons similar to mine line the river banks.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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