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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
One stormy night, as I tried to sleep, The scary monsters began to creep.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
It felt dark, but not uncomfortably so. Sometimes they dimmed the lights or pulled the curtains, but this felt different.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Jack Scrimshaw. Born 22/05/1991. Collected over the course of 10 years at Dartmoor Prison and Correction facility. The following entries were deemed pertinent to these proceedings.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre:
5 Stars
Here in Saint Lizard, the one road starts on the cliff by the lighthouse and crawls in circles down to the sea. We have enough town to justify a strange-shaped road, but not enough to justify two roads.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
“We left the map behind,” said Annie as they were five hours away from Anstruther, pulling into their own driveway. “We need to go back.”
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre:
5 Stars
Nothing is as visceral as holding a handful of human ash. I resist the impulse to sift it between my fingers as I walk. Everyone, from the mourners to the pastor, are far away and yet too close.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Three o’clock on a Thursday was an odd time for a visit, but it was the only downtime between my part-time jobs that suited Jo. More unusual than the time was the prospect of a one-to-one rendezvous in my bedsit with someone about my age and attractive.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
She was not unused to calls of distress, the groans of the feverish, or the cloying stench of broken bodies and all their expulsions, but never so many at a time and never so twisted and ripped.
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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