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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
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Friday
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by Saki
In the window of a dismal 'Toy Emporium' a particularly horrible doll in peach-coloured velvet with leopard-skin accessories fires the imagination of two passing children.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
Thursday
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A man prepares to propose to a woman he considers hopelessly out of his league.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Tuesday
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A young man finds himself in bed ... with Cora.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: 18
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Monday
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A man seeks Holmes' advice when his wife's odd behaviour leads him to suspect she is hiding a terrible secret.
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
4 Stars
Sunday
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A man helps his friend flee when he is accused of murder.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Saturday
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A case which leaves a Lady of notoriously loose morals in a nunnery and her lover - a brilliant physician - in a vegetative state.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction, Horror, Crime
5 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
Helen was born wrong. Her daddy wanted a son who'd grow up to take over the family manufacturing business. Helen didn't qualify. Mommy wanted a dainty little girl. Helen wasn't dainty.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
Kevin's dad is convinced that there's one weed spawning all the others in his garden and he just needs to find it.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
The whole exospecimen idea started the night Moses Garcia was bitten by an echidna shrew in his sleep.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Sci-Fi
5 Stars
Five years and Nolan had always been there. Five years and Dane always appeared nervous, as if it were a first date.
- Length: 22 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
It was impossible to miss. A blood-red diamond was flying in the sky, dipping and swerving with the wind. It was far outside The Hideaway walls, gliding high behind the tall, heavy gate, wind-beaten and soaring.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre:
5 Stars
When he lost his eye, half of Eric Jessop's field of vision became a black sadness that seeped into everything from football to faces. Only skating was strong enough to resist the stain.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
I have a special reason for wanting to find someone with knowledge of French, and my intuition – which I always trust – told me I would find that person here in Zenpukuji Park.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Romance
4 Stars
In the future, food is boring. Or, perhaps not.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Sci-Fi
5 Stars
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