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Adventure story following the circumstances surrounding the escape of a notorious prisoner from his Bermudan jail.
- Length: 26 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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East of the Web's story of the day gives you a new short story every weekday, with the best stories of the week also available at the weekend. You can receive our story of the day in the following ways:
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Wednesday
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An insight into perhaps the strangest instance of marital delinquency on record.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Tuesday
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The Neanderthal’s dog had been barking all day.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
3 Stars
Monday
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Have Jeanna and Malcolm something more in common than a love of books?
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction, Romance
4 Stars
Sunday
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Local prospectors wait expectantly for the return of Henry's wife.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Saturday
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A gentleman moves into a reputedly haunted country house; soon the servants are scared witless but the master is not convinced. Plays with different attitudes to paranormal activity.
- Length: 28 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
5 Stars
Friday
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An unsually wet ghost soaks the master of Harrowby Hall every Christmas eve.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor, Horror
5 Stars
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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
Sandra performed her little charade in front of the mirror and morphed into the Gisela character on a whim. She had a small tickle of flirtatious laughter down pat.
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre:
5 Stars
Once upon a time, in a small village snuggled into the side of a wooded valley, lived a candlemaker.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
Jack Scrimshaw. Born 22/05/1991. Collected over the course of 10 years at Dartmoor Prison and Correction facility. The following entries were deemed pertinent to these proceedings.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre:
5 Stars
Here in Saint Lizard, the one road starts on the cliff by the lighthouse and crawls in circles down to the sea. We have enough town to justify a strange-shaped road, but not enough to justify two roads.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
For the first time, Becca truly realised that grown-ups couldn’t see magic. Magic that nevertheless was very real, very powerful, and very frightening.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
Kendlemyre Hall is simply spectacular – I still can’t believe I get to live and work on an estate that has been here for hundreds of years.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
“We left the map behind,” said Annie as they were five hours away from Anstruther, pulling into their own driveway. “We need to go back.”
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre:
5 Stars
Nothing is as visceral as holding a handful of human ash. I resist the impulse to sift it between my fingers as I walk. Everyone, from the mourners to the pastor, are far away and yet too close.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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