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“Going souling", they used to call it. I can remember m’grandad telling me he used to do it, when he were little, going round the houses and offering to say prayers for the dead, in exchange for these little cakes, soul cakes they called ‘em.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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Thursday
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On two couples' trip to the seaside a long-held wish is finally fulfilled.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Wednesday
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‘Bloody hell!’ said Detective Constable Bright. ‘It’s a minefield!’ ‘There’s more …’ replied Detective Sergeant Dawes with a grimace.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
Tuesday
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Moving day for Danny and his father.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Monday
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Kung fu dubbee and would-be actress, Ally gets one last chance.
- Length: 23 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Sunday
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Inside every gentle, affable guy - and nation - there is a raging beast.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Saturday
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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
Top Short Stories
A game of Scrabble has serious consequences.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime, Humor
5 Stars
“Go to Goldman’s Greenhouses. Joseph … will start you … at a buck sixty an hour.” His lungs empty of smoke, “Go talk to him. He’s your uncle. He’ll hire you.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
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
Detective Inspector Dave Box entered the room: an elderly man sat motionless in a wheelchair in a blue dressing gown open at his pale chest, revealing sparse hairs and a plastic tube entering the bottom of his throat.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 Stars
My mum is the undisputed tea-drinking heavyweight champion of the world… or at least the whole of South Lexington Avenue.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
Shepherd's family made money by being outlaws. Well, outlaws in the governments' eyes.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 Stars
The spark of his life was fading, but his mind was still sharp, and his memories cocooned him.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
Olly Rice had given his life to literature, but what had literature given him? A wound in the head that oozed something worse than blood or brain matter.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
Dessie O'Connell was 6 feet 3, thick of bone, and naturally muscular. Unlike almost all of the actors with whom he'd first competed for parts, he hardly needed to work out in order to resemble a Hellenic god.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
"Damn thing," old Ernie muttered, glancing up from his laptop. He reached out to shut off the annoying noise but noticed the call was from his area. This was unusual.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 Stars
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