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Twenty years after the death of his only pet, Jonah found himself wondering how he may share some similarities with the disgusting, stupid-looking creature his parents gifted him.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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Where am I? She wonders. None of the details of the room feel familiar. She gets up. Slowly. It feels like her body is bound; it is almost suffocating. Why do I ache so much?
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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It isn’t always easy having someone to care for.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: 15
4 Stars
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During the French Revolution, three nuns and a priest live in fear of a man who appears to be watching them.
- Length: 18 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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I'd been forgetting a lot of things lately. Then again, I'm not alone in that.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A bedraggled writer corners the editor of a respected publication and demands to know why his story has been rejected.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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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
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The narrator's entrance into the afterlife is used to frame a story highlighting the pitiful conditions of one girl's working life.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Size isn’t everything, but it can mean life or death when Matthew and Liz come to town.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: 18
5 Stars
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Unusual barber shop conversation.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 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
I won’t tell anyone about the diagnosis. Not my mother or sister. Certainly not Jake. Maybe not even Steve.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
“Going souling", they used to call it. I can remember m’grandad telling me he used to do it, when he were little, going round the houses and offering to say prayers for the dead, in exchange for these little cakes, soul cakes they called ‘em.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Stella cannot remember a time before nature was her haven, her place of peace and healing. It was a big part of her life before she met her husband and the father of her two children.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: U
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
A flash bursts from behind me, projecting shadows onto the pavement. We turn and all share the same vision. An orange mushroom cloud billows on the horizon, but it continues to rise into the sky.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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