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A group of misfits are thrown together by the harsh realities of expulsion from their settlement.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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Freelance journalism was cutthroat. There were lots of dues to pay.
- Length: 23 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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A young boy talks about his grandfather.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
3 Stars
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The story of Sump Stevenson, an optimist and coal miner.
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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A tough gang member wanted for murder meets a lady in a bar.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction, Romance
5 Stars
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The only pleasure in the life of a lonely widow is the dismal view from her third floor New York boarding house.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
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Jake gets home from school, but can’t find his key…
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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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
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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I am looking at something I thought mine alone...a beech leaf, brittle and brown now.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
3 Stars
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People aren't always what they seem.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
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
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
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 Police are coming to the Omni!” Addison shouted across the campus quadrangle in early October of 1983.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
Through clouds of smoke, his blue eyes examined the ladies and gentlemen in front of him. They all looked hard at work, and he smiled at their naiveness, then chuckled, which turned into a coughing fit.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Sci-Fi
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
Mrs. Henshaw, grey-haired and ancient before her time, resting her rheumatic twig fingers in her pinny lap, sat facing a large wall mirror and rocked the gloom away.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- 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
“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
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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