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Today was her birthday – sixty-six years old going on ninety – and she was spending it the same way she had spent every other day except Sunday for the past thirty-two years.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Twenty years after the death of his only pet, Jonah found himself wondering how he may share some similarities with the disgusting, stupid-looking creature his parents gifted him.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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The world to Kieran Gilchrist had never made complete sense, even more so when he found his mum and dad stone-cold dead in their bed one rainy morning.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Ed slammed through the front door and looked wildly around the tavern. “Quick! What year is this?”
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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He wasn’t wanted in this country. But as a volunteer in the hospital, he could serve and he could belong.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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His mind was a spring that was rapidly unwinding. As it spun, the only thoughts Chip had, involved ways to get more pills.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
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Pandemic, protests, and presidency. But here it was, the countdown to New Year. New Year in New York. Times Square at New Year.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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I never wanted to be a hitman. To take lives for money. Then I met Frank.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
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It was the fifth day at her new school and ten-year-old Buseje hung her head as she settled down into her desk.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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Dear Mrs. Machiavelli: My reason for this letter is to relay an incident that occurred with your boy, Niccolò, today in class.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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Anthony blinked and looked up in a vague haze. A face was staring down at him. It was a face he didn’t know.
- Length: 29 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
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Aside from that Glaswegian Friend of the Earth, Dougie Macleod didn’t have a lot of time for the other men on the rig. He kept his head down and got his work done.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Even though Miss Parker is nice, I don’t always like our visits. She has so many words while I have none.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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Hoover had been the runt of his mother’s fourth litter. He was so small and weak at birth his parents worried he would not get enough to eat or would be smushed by the other babies as they slept, but Mama Muridae had faith in her little pup.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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The end of the world tends to have a negative impact on the motivation to complete one’s daily chores.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 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
Today was her birthday – sixty-six years old going on ninety – and she was spending it the same way she had spent every other day except Sunday for the past thirty-two years.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Ed slammed through the front door and looked wildly around the tavern. “Quick! What year is this?”
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Sci-Fi
5 Stars
Twenty years after the death of his only pet, Jonah found himself wondering how he may share some similarities with the disgusting, stupid-looking creature his parents gifted him.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
The world to Kieran Gilchrist had never made complete sense, even more so when he found his mum and dad stone-cold dead in their bed one rainy morning.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Melissa believed the human race could be divided into two groups. Those who have an innate desire to explore, and those who are anchored to a specific place from birth until death.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Aside from that Glaswegian Friend of the Earth, Dougie Macleod didn’t have a lot of time for the other men on the rig. He kept his head down and got his work done.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
When I was younger I fell in love with a performance artist. During these last decades, the interest in this particular performance art has drastically decreased.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre:
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It was Zach's idea to start a Beatles cover band in high school. Zach, you see, was a dead ringer for Paul McCartney.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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