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The Neanderthal’s dog had been barking all day.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
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In thirty-eight years my writing on the labels had changed from big and wonky to neat and tiny.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
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Not even the best shepherd can keep his flock completely safe
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
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There’s always tomorrow, Oscar said to himself
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
3 Stars
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They danced and the cat-rat danced with them
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
3 Stars
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The water is pink, the blood seeping into the crystals.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
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“Hello, sir. How may I help you?”
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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I know it's risky attempting to steer a liminal conversation but that's me...
- Length: 1 page
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
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His watch was a large, solid Breitling which he wore in defiance of all the advice he’d been given...
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
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Haut Graves became hot graves, in his mouth.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
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Once again, Joseph noticed the anger in his friend’s eyes.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: 15
3 Stars
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If you’re going to spend a lot of time with a woman before you put her behind bars, she might as well be a looker.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
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It being the last Thursday of the month, the greatest witch in Ireland had gone to the hairdressers and would not return for another hour
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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As I live and breathe, I’ll always love this cabin.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 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
“Hello, sir. How may I help you?”
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
Snow fell steadily in the wild woods of Siberia...
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
But when their father was killed, the dynamic of their relationship changed...
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
It being the last Thursday of the month, the greatest witch in Ireland had gone to the hairdressers and would not return for another hour
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
What would you do if your family preferred a robot over you?
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
I woke to the sound of something creaking on the porch...
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: 18
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
The famous lexical semanticist Professor Edgar Nettleston had been found dead, a gunshot wound to the head.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 Stars
Death came around once a month...
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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