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Holmes investigates the case of a fiancee who disappeared on the day of the wedding.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 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
She returns to the kitchen and stops in her tracks. “Now, where’d I put the pork?
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
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:
5 Stars
He watched her leave, knowing that she only pulled the latch behind her. He had at least two hours before she would be back home. He needed one last souvenir, and he knew exactly where to find it.
- Length: 10 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
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
“Jonah, are you with us?” Ms. Turner calls, her voice strained despite herself. She knows how hard it is for me. I know she’s trying. I know I’ve disappointed her. Again.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Husselbee cleared his throat, rapped on the glass, and told the woman in the green polo shirt he had murdered a man.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
“No, we have something quite different in mind for you, Harding. Something much more critical to the war effort in the long term.
- Length: 25 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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