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Upper and working class collide as young Laura's family throw a lavish garden party.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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Portrait of an old lady deeply affected by the death of her grandson.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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As Bertha Young turns the corner of her street she is overcome by a feeling of bliss. Subtle tale of the events surrounding a couple's dinner party.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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An older woman goes for a walk in the park.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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A day in the life of the inhabitants of Crescent Bay.
- Length: 39 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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Two sisters readjust their lives following the death of their father.
- Length: 23 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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A man prepares to propose to a woman he considers hopelessly out of his league.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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A coulple are left in charge of a difficult young girl while her mother visits a Casino.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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A portrait of a couple's post-divorce relationship as a lawyer visits his ex-wife and their two children.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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A young girl is sent off on a voyage with her grandmother.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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With a mixture of excitement and trepidation, a country girl newly arrived in the city attends her first ball.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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A music teacher takes a singing class soon after receiving a terrible letter.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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A man waits for his wife to disembark the ship she has returned on after ten months in Europe.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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A literary sketch of a bank holiday fair.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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After another hard day's work at the office, an aging man reflects on the state of his family.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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Top Short Stories
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
‘Bloody hell!’ said Detective Constable Bright. ‘It’s a minefield!’ ‘There’s more …’ replied Detective Sergeant Dawes with a grimace.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
“I heard there’s a Laok in town! Where is he?” Velmar had just raised a frothing mug to his lips when the Dwarf entered. To a novice Laok, such words might’ve caused concern.
- Length: 24 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Henry pours more coal onto the hearth as a gust of wind rattles through the cracked window frame. She’s almost an hour late. He’s half tempted to leave a one-star review on her website, but he knows it won’t make a difference, not after tonight.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
ulissa Ye relished all the comfortable little routines and quietude defining her part-time job at The Bookery, downtown’s last small, locally-owned bookstore.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
Knowing the day, you will die is strange. It filled me with a sort of anxious expectance until today. Now I just want it to be over with.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
The forest looked ethereal in the light from the moon overhead. Ghostly, eldritch, like Dave had stepped into another world. The branches swayed with a slight breeze, and the leaves rustled out a mellifluous harmony.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: 18
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
My daughter’s chihuahua, André, looks more like a rat than a dog. Last Saturday she asked me to babysit him when she went out of town, and I only agreed because I’m a doting father and like to think chivalry isn’t dead.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
Grandma Mason had taken guardianship of Joey after his parents perished in an unspeakable tragedy earlier that year. Joey had been devastated by the loss of his parents and came to rely heavily on his grandma.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
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