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Dr Ragin is honest and intelligent but lacks the strength of character to see to it that life around him is honest and intelligent - which has serious consequences for the psyciatric ward he runs.
- Length: 56 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
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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A woman marries a meek, scientifically minded doctor but can't help comparing him to her much-admired artistic friends.
- Length: 26 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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A frank extract from the notebook of an eminent - but aging - Russian professor.
- Length: 63 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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During a dinner conversation concerning the relative cruelty of capital punishment and life imprisonment, a banker and a lawyer make a bet.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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In the midst of manoeuvres, a young officer attends a dinner party at the home of the von Rabbeck family.
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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Sophia, a beautiful married woman, and her neighbour Ilyin meet 'by accident' - he wants to declare his love for her, she to tell him to stop pursuing.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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Grief has a sobering effect on a drunkard craftsman as he takes his sick wife to hospital during a blizzard.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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The story of Olga, a woman who must always be in love with someone.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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A man falls in love with the sister of a ruined landowner, a predatory woman turned cold by a lust for money and status.
- Length: 26 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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A late night encounter between an intelligent but lazy village dropout and the peasant wife of a signalman.
- Length: 12 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
Yesterday’s air sucked out, tidied and smoothed for re-use.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Sci-Fi
5 Stars
But in my head that summer before we moved into the town was yellow and purple and red and supremely happy
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Truda paused at the gate and tried to calm her racing heart.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
He sat on the bench. Their bench. And watched the birds. And remembered.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
He dances maida maida, like a butterfly around the candle.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
She said she was crying tears of happiness. That’s when I learnt that happiness could make you cry too.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
It was Christmas the first time they made love; he said it felt like coming home
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
You have to play the cards you're dealt
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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