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He wondered if he died there, would he grow into the poplar and live forever towering over the valley? It appealed to him, but dying could wait. At sixteen, life offered too much.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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Thursday
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A man takes up an offer to stay with a charming but ferocious baron - who promises some unusual hunting near his cold Carpathian home.
- Length: 22 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
Wednesday
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There’s always tomorrow, Oscar said to himself
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
3 Stars
Tuesday
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What happened at Devil’s Cape no longer surprised anyone. At least once a year, a body washed ashore.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 Stars
Monday
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A man uncovers the dark secret of a mysterious valley owned by a xenophobic drunkard.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction, Horror
5 Stars
Sunday
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By the time I was old enough to watch my first Michael Myers movie, Halloween III, I already knew firsthand that infamous Haddonfield, Illinois, was not the only place where nightmares come true for ordinary kids!
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Saturday
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Upper and working class collide as young Laura's family throw a lavish garden party.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
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
Zena could hardly believe that she was on a plane, gazing down over the North Island. Everything she knew about New Zealand came from Luke’s photographs and postcards: sparkling lagoons, snow-capped mountains and silver ferns.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
“Three years,” I tell her, “Three years since I saw you in the courtroom, lying to save your husband. Perjuring yourself and destroying our case.”
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
Once there was a man named Frederick Alarcy who lived and died. He left a widow and two strong sons, and they lived through their grief on the slopes of Broken Pine Tor
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
‘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
“I heard there’s a Laok in town! Where is he?” Velmar had just raised a frothing mug to his lips when the Dwarf entered. To a novice Laok, such words might’ve caused concern.
- Length: 24 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Was this the reason his store had seen such a sudden decline in sales? And if so, what was so special about this new wave of bobbleheads?
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
Perhaps I even saw it as a foretaste of things to come: the hopefully not-too-distant days when my destiny would be fulfilled, and I’d be a key inhabitant, one of the new history makers.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
What happened that day saved my life, and there is no way I would call what happened there a small tragedy
- Length: 24 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
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