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Fifteen minutes to the deadline. Fifteen minutes to write the words that would end the career of a man who had once saved his life...
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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by Saki
A penniless young gentleman with a mildly successful gambling habit finds a 'sure thing' to put some serious money on.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
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Quince returns to the life-selling business, but this time he's got competition
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Sci-Fi
5 Stars
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A drifter describes making, spending and losing a few bucks. Contains strong language.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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As expected on a Monday morning, the clinic’s waiting room was crowded. There were a few old couples who were quiet, with the wives generally reading and the husbands looking around or watching TV.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
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Cruise ship crooner Danny DiMarzio causes big headaches for an orchestra when he arrives, but comes to the rescue when the mask of hospitality slips to reveal a dangerous and unhinged villain lurking amongst the crew.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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Seeking shelter for the night, a wounded man breaks into a bizarre, abandoned chateau decorated by an unusually large number of paintings.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
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by Saki
Bertie becomes increasingly frustrated by his mother who insists on reading all of his mail - so he mentions the problem to his friend Clovis ...
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
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Witty reworking of the Aesop-style fable.
- Length: 1 page
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
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
- Genre: Fiction, Humor
5 Stars
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A game of Scrabble has serious consequences.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime, Humor
5 Stars
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
- Genre: Fiction, Humor
5 Stars
Looking round he saw an old woman dragging a bucket across the floor and holding a mop. When she realised that his eyes were upon her, she said in a throaty voice, ‘Oh, don’t mind me, dear. You carry on.’
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
ulissa Ye relished all the comfortable little routines and quietude defining her part-time job at The Bookery, downtown’s last small, locally-owned bookstore.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
‘Bloody hell!’ said Detective Constable Bright. ‘It’s a minefield!’ ‘There’s more …’ replied Detective Sergeant Dawes with a grimace.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
Henry pours more coal onto the hearth as a gust of wind rattles through the cracked window frame. She’s almost an hour late. He’s half tempted to leave a one-star review on her website, but he knows it won’t make a difference, not after tonight.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
The forest looked ethereal in the light from the moon overhead. Ghostly, eldritch, like Dave had stepped into another world. The branches swayed with a slight breeze, and the leaves rustled out a mellifluous harmony.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: 18
- Genre: Horror
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
- Genre: Fiction
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
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
The rain fell on him as he died and kept on well after he was dead.
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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