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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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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
Most people would see that shoe and assume a drunken partygoer had forgotten it somehow, or that perhaps even a car had driven past and it had possibly fallen from the window unknowingly. But Jenny knew better.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
Growing old is cruel. I don't recommend it to anyone. It's like snow in summer. Unseemly and ridiculous.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Helen was born wrong. Her daddy wanted a son who'd grow up to take over the family manufacturing business. Helen didn't qualify. Mommy wanted a dainty little girl. Helen wasn't dainty.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
Kevin's dad is convinced that there's one weed spawning all the others in his garden and he just needs to find it.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
The whole exospecimen idea started the night Moses Garcia was bitten by an echidna shrew in his sleep.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Sci-Fi
5 Stars
Five years and Nolan had always been there. Five years and Dane always appeared nervous, as if it were a first date.
- Length: 22 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
It was impossible to miss. A blood-red diamond was flying in the sky, dipping and swerving with the wind. It was far outside The Hideaway walls, gliding high behind the tall, heavy gate, wind-beaten and soaring.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre:
5 Stars
When he lost his eye, half of Eric Jessop's field of vision became a black sadness that seeped into everything from football to faces. Only skating was strong enough to resist the stain.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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