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Jeannette treasured the moment when television sets died, computers shut down, and refrigerators stopped refrigerating...
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: U
3 Stars
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Two soldiers speculate as to where the dead go the night before a battle.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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"Sometimes I wonder if there's ever an exact moment when your life changes"
- Length: 31 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A couple are in agreement on the ethics of marriage but personal feelings, inevitably, intrude.
- Length: 23 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A night in with pizza and videos for a group of twentysomethings turns into much more.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: 15
2 Stars
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Scary bedtime story about a mother and daughter's night-time journey home.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Alone on his seventy-sixth birthday, Jim Brennen remembers the love of his life.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Two men at a fishing spot see Joe and Teddy Emmanual and their sister Carrie ...
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
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An obese mother's unusual powers of water retention save her family.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Two low-lives from the west go to New York with plans to relieve the fool inhabitants of their cash.
- Length: 7 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
Mother and Daughter had repeated this routine every school day since Jessie was five years old but today was the day Jessie started “Big School” as her mother embarrassingly insisted on telling everyone they had met for the past three months.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
He looked into her eyes. “Somehow, I feel as if this concert was more important than any of my other performances.”
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
It was Zach's idea to start a Beatles cover band in high school. Zach, you see, was a dead ringer for Paul McCartney.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Husselbee cleared his throat, rapped on the glass, and told the woman in the green polo shirt he had murdered a man.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Simply by being here it was as if I had claimed kin with each and every one of these people. As if I could, just by looking, share, and partake in their histories, hopes, and individual despair.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
For thirty generations his family had ruled these lands. In the view of the Council of Vicars, the esteemed priests of the Church of the Edd, he’d eclipsed all predecessors in seventy years as Sovereign. But who would follow him?
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
We made sure we both got Ms. Meyer’s homeroom class in fourth grade, because according to my older brother, she was the best teacher of the few you could choose.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
‘There’s magic on this island,’ said Gran as I stepped off the boat.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
I need air... I need to breathe, or I'll die... Helena coughed uncontrollably, her chest felt like it was on fire, and she kept throwing up salty water.
- Length: 28 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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