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by Saki
A domineering wife and mother unobtrusively and inexplicably vanishes.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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by Saki
Lady Barbara is charged with finding a suitably new and tasteful method for greeting the head of state of a small Euopean princedom.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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by Saki
Clovis discusses a match for Wriatislav - the black sheep of a rather greyish family.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
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by Saki
Lady Bastable is - quite rightly - reluctant to look after young Clovis for a week.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A renegade experimental psycologist explains how to inflict his methods on the general public.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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While dusting off his extensive library, the narrator discovers a diminutive man on one of the lower shelves.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A man notices a small wart on his left hand.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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The misadventures of a group of reluctant soldiers during the American civil war - in many ways, this story anticipates Catch 22.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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The strange and incredible truth behind the sudden disappearance of Johnny Bellchambers.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A newly imported King of England finds a harsh - but effective - way of dealing with the country's feminists.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A game of Scrabble has serious consequences.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
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
5 Stars
You could tell by the way she got off the helicopter that she wasn’t having any funny business. Perhaps she’d heard about the chap who’d been sent over to get their chakras realigned. He was effing and blinding by the time he left.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Aspiring writers are generally advised to ‘show’ not ‘tell’ and to minimise their use of adverbs. But where’s the fun in that?
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Sadly Broke is never silent. As the moon steals behind the Bus Station, not all who populate the new town are asleep.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Dear Mrs. Machiavelli: My reason for this letter is to relay an incident that occurred with your boy, Niccolò, today in class.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
When Max was killed and buried and a shallow grave, he thought his troubles would be over. He was wrong. He’s just realized he’s a vampire, and he sucks at it.
- Length: 45 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
I needed to find out what was happening. I hobbled over to the bathroom blindly, using my sense of smell to guide me, and stared at the mirror. Though my vision was hazy, what reflected back at me was undeniable. I was a dog.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
“Hello, sir. How may I help you?”
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Simon cried and cried, but the textbooks say you’ve got to let them.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
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