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Sometimes, popping out for a pint of milk is the worst thing a father can do.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction, Humor
5 Stars
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Tuesday
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by Saki
An unusually religious Duke gets tired of petty party politics and replaces the members of the Houses of Parliament with Angels.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Sci-Fi, Humor
4 Stars
Monday
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Quince sells death. No wonder he likes his job.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction, Humor, Sci-Fi
5 Stars
Sunday
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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
Saturday
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by Saki
Bertie becomes increasingly frustrated by his mother who insists on reading all of his mail - so he mentions the problem to his friend Clovis ...
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 Stars
Thursday
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Howling dogs, Hobbits, and bowl cut hair. What the heck is going on in the apartment downstairs?
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
3 Stars
Monday
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It was as if she had stepped into another world.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
3 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
Yesterday’s air sucked out, tidied and smoothed for re-use.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Sci-Fi
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
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
You have to play the cards you're dealt
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
- 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
"I love you, Martha, but you break things. You're breaking us."
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
But when their father was killed, the dynamic of their relationship changed...
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Snow fell steadily in the wild woods of Siberia...
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
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