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"He said follow the beat. Teddy thought, this is the beat, isn’t it?"
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
2 Stars
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A woman awaits the return of her husband at the end of the war.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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A love story in two voices: Martin Green, an English teacher in China in the 1980s, and MingMing, his young Chinese 'minder'
- Length: 28 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction, Romance
5 Stars
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What exactly is friendship? A miller has very strong opinions on the subject in this witty tale narrated by a bird.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
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We are there, we are ready...And then we sing.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
3 Stars
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A little girl introduces herself and her family.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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It was him all right. Who else could it possibly be? It was Death himself, the Grim Reaper, cloaked all in black. He stood larger than life.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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Danny McCree wakes up one morning to find it's Easter Day and his father's on about hippopotamuses.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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A couple apparently run into some ancient forces when they make the move to the country.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
4 Stars
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Is Barry hallucinating again?
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
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
Sitting on the plane to Chicago, Mila wondered when exactly the idea had taken hold of her. Did the idea have an infancy or a childhood, or did it ground itself in the soil of her imagination like a full-grown poison tree?
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Stella cannot remember a time before nature was her haven, her place of peace and healing. It was a big part of her life before she met her husband and the father of her two children.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
I won’t tell anyone about the diagnosis. Not my mother or sister. Certainly not Jake. Maybe not even Steve.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
“Going souling", they used to call it. I can remember m’grandad telling me he used to do it, when he were little, going round the houses and offering to say prayers for the dead, in exchange for these little cakes, soul cakes they called ‘em.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Today was her birthday – sixty-six years old going on ninety – and she was spending it the same way she had spent every other day except Sunday for the past thirty-two years.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
“We left the map behind,” said Annie as they were five hours away from Anstruther, pulling into their own driveway. “We need to go back.”
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre:
5 Stars
Nothing is as visceral as holding a handful of human ash. I resist the impulse to sift it between my fingers as I walk. Everyone, from the mourners to the pastor, are far away and yet too close.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Three o’clock on a Thursday was an odd time for a visit, but it was the only downtime between my part-time jobs that suited Jo. More unusual than the time was the prospect of a one-to-one rendezvous in my bedsit with someone about my age and attractive.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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