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Just before his death, Adrian Borlsover develops the power of automatic writing, which creates some unexpected issues for one of his heirs.
- Length: 28 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
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Tuesday
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"What happened when all their illusions were stripped away and revealed for what they truly were?"
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Monday
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A New York gentleman desperate for attention from the press enlists the help of a grafter - who learns a valuable lesson about women.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
Sunday
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Mystery in which a pawnbroker is offered an apparently unmissable job opportunity - only red-heads need apply.
- Length: 26 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 Stars
Saturday
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A beautifully constructed tale based on the true story of a night spent in jail with the last man to be hanged in Whitesburg, Ky.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction, Non-Fict
5 Stars
Thursday
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An assistant lighthouse keeper arrives at his first appointment - on an island with the lighthouse keeper and his strange young wife.
- Length: 22 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
4 Stars
Wednesday
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When the army accuses Sam of disgracing the entire cause of the Confederacy and vows to hunt down his companion, the suspicion falls on three close buddies.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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
But in my head that summer before we moved into the town was yellow and purple and red and supremely happy
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Yesterday’s air sucked out, tidied and smoothed for re-use.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Sci-Fi
5 Stars
He sat on the bench. Their bench. And watched the birds. And remembered.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Truda paused at the gate and tried to calm her racing heart.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
He dances maida maida, like a butterfly around the candle.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
She said she was crying tears of happiness. That’s when I learnt that happiness could make you cry too.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
It was Christmas the first time they made love; he said it felt like coming home
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
"I love you, Martha, but you break things. You're breaking us."
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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