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Classic fable. Moral: It is best to prepare for days of need.
- Length: 1 page
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
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I was only fourteen at the time of the railroad demon encounter. Now at age thirty, I'm finally telling the story of that horrific day that changed everything.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
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Animals talk to eachother, of course. An expert tells of one particularly verbal creature.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
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A dramatic confrontation between two sworn enemies in a generation-old land dispute.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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The inhabitants of Sleepy Hollow include Ichabod, the lovely Katrina and very possibly a headless ghost.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction, Humor
5 Stars
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What do an horrific dream and the name 'Catharine Larue' have to do with a man found dead in the hills around the Nappa Valley?
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime, Fiction, Horror
4 Stars
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Byron has been to Mars. Now he's not supposed to leave New York and New England. For good reason.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Sci-Fi
5 Stars
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A sort of 19th century American Psycho. More obviously humorous and satirical - but equally grim.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
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She has everything she needs, everything she ever wanted - why would she risk losing it all?
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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Alternately funny and sad but ultimately heartwarming: a boy's experiences on Christmas Eve illustrate the harsh realities of his life.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- 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
Sandra performed her little charade in front of the mirror and morphed into the Gisela character on a whim. She had a small tickle of flirtatious laughter down pat.
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre:
5 Stars
Once upon a time, in a small village snuggled into the side of a wooded valley, lived a candlemaker.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
Jack Scrimshaw. Born 22/05/1991. Collected over the course of 10 years at Dartmoor Prison and Correction facility. The following entries were deemed pertinent to these proceedings.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre:
5 Stars
Here in Saint Lizard, the one road starts on the cliff by the lighthouse and crawls in circles down to the sea. We have enough town to justify a strange-shaped road, but not enough to justify two roads.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
For the first time, Becca truly realised that grown-ups couldn’t see magic. Magic that nevertheless was very real, very powerful, and very frightening.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
Kendlemyre Hall is simply spectacular – I still can’t believe I get to live and work on an estate that has been here for hundreds of years.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Horror
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
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