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A man is told by a palm reader that he will commit a murder. A satirical crime story that cleverly reverses the conventions of the genre.
- Length: 33 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime, Humor
5 Stars
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Lisa returns to the island of her honeymoon to think about her marriage.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Romance
5 Stars
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The story of a pretty young girl who unwittingly puts on a pair of magic shoes.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
4 Stars
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The Prime Minister asks Holmes to investigate the theft of a letter of exceptional diplomatic importance.
- Length: 28 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 Stars
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Witty and insightful tale of a memorable day in the life of a determined child.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor, Fiction
5 Stars
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A music teacher takes a singing class soon after receiving a terrible letter.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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A young woman is forced to reveal the terrible sin she has committed.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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“What is it?” Ernest asked. It looked like a mad professor’s salad bar. “It’s my latest and greatest invention!” cried Mr. Oberon. “Watch.”
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre:
5 Stars
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A bored middle-aged adulterer picks up a young married woman little expecting the great love that will develop.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction, Romance
5 Stars
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The truth behind the celebrated war hero _____ (name withheld).
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 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
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
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
A comedy about an unlikely correspondence.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre:
5 Stars
“What is it?” Ernest asked. It looked like a mad professor’s salad bar. “It’s my latest and greatest invention!” cried Mr. Oberon. “Watch.”
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre:
5 Stars
Oscar watched his housemate Philippa’s fingers move in staccato beats over the keys, each note prodded from the piano like a confession. All the same, he sang along.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
My first great love was Seraina Gadient, the flower girl, as we called her then. I had just turned fifteen when I realized with horror that I had a massive crush on her.
- Length: 40 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
Growing old is cruel. I don't recommend it to anyone. It's like snow in summer. Unseemly and ridiculous.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Helen was born wrong. Her daddy wanted a son who'd grow up to take over the family manufacturing business. Helen didn't qualify. Mommy wanted a dainty little girl. Helen wasn't dainty.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
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