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Classic first-person account of a woman's descent into madness.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Shoes on Main was a small store nestled between Sally’s Coffee Roost and a space that had more businesses over time than he could keep track of. Some spaces are like that; cursed or haunted, whatever the explanation, nothing stuck.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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Typhoid enters a religious household. An emotional tale examining the morality of lies.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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When Squire Petrick's dying wife admits that their new born child is not his, he takes steps to see that the boy is disinherited - but soon begins to regret his decision.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A hard-up young man receives a timely invitation to visit a mysterious, wealthy cousin at his country retreat - a bizzare menagerie of birds, reptiles and a man-eating black puma.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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As the supply of fan mail dwindles, ageing screen icon Lana Lawn decides to invite a young student to dinner. Someone's in for a surprise.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Albert peered out across the way. Snow stretched for miles. The earth remained silent. Albert was alone. As he had been for the past decade.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 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 Confederate soldier carries a locket around his neck.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Grief has a sobering effect on a drunkard craftsman as he takes his sick wife to hospital during a blizzard.
- 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
‘Sofia, let me in, I didn’t mean nothing,’ shouted Charlie as he banged his fists on the door. ’It won’t happen again, I promise. You can come out now, darling.’
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
“I got a call this morning. My dad…” And Martin had explained the situation, as best he could. He wanted to see his father one last time. He wanted Joel to see his grandfather.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
The aftermath of the collision was silent and haunting. One car was on its side with crippled wheels spinning; the other was off the road in a shallow ditch.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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
Ambling along the paths of his childhood apartment complex, Will told me stories from before we met.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
Paisley Parker was the dark-haired, freckle-faced, green-eyed girl in Fitzhugh’s freshman English class who had said nary a word the whole term.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: 15
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
Miriam Bailey remembered how the sound of the car crash became incorporated into the dream she was having that morning.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
While I was indulging in the ritual hand blowing that characterised my Christmas travels around the graveyard, I noticed a man who was by a grave which was two rows forward and three plots along from where I was.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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