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Fifteen minutes to the deadline. Fifteen minutes to write the words that would end the career of a man who had once saved his life...
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Private Alexander Huxley sat in the hull of the C-47, jaw clenched and lips twisted into a savage grimace. The weight of his parachute kept him hunched in his seat, and the straps of his harness and weapon case chafed raw swathes into his skin.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Doctor Hendall sat down at his mahogany desk and drummed his fingers on the finish. On the back wall, he had a silver plaque that said, “Semper Fidelis.” His three piece-suit made me feel like I was going to be prosecuted by an attorney.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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He crouched down on both knees to look under the vehicle. When he said, “Oh God!” it wasn’t in his adult voice, but in a child’s voice, like the time he had accidentally run over his little brother’s leg with his dirt bike.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Charlie and John Green were brothers. They were raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Jackson County, North Carolina.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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I muttered a quick prayer for my soul’s renewal, hoping the words would catch on the hawk’s wings and be taken to wherever such prayers should go.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Ever since he had dropped out of college, ended up in a seedy area of the city, and found a part-time job at a bar, he had no desire to play it or write songs.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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“I do hope he likes them,” Doris thought to herself over and over again. They were, after all, very special cookies for a very special person.
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars