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A Weekend in O
by Grant Elder
A travel guide to the little-known Eastern European destination of O.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:4 stars
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Schrödinger's Baby
by Charlie Fish
Sometimes, popping out for a pint of milk is the worst thing a father can do.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: PG
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Jeremy and the Magic Lobster
by Matthew Licht
Just cuz a crustacean can talk don't make him magic! A children's story for adults.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
Professor Panini
by Matthew Grigg
Professor Panini is too clever for his own good.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:5 stars
The New Religion
by Clare Reddaway
It all began the day that Martin Jenkins decided to start a new religion.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:5 stars
The Cubelli Lagoon
by Fernando Sorrentino
In the southeast region of the plains of Buenos Aires, you might come across the Cubelli Lagoon, known as the "Lake of the Dancing Alligator."
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:3 stars
Baggio's Story
by Charlie Fish
Baggio discovers that becoming a philosopher isn’t as simple as he thought.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:5 stars
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Death By Scrabble
by Charlie Fish
A game of Scrabble has serious consequences.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:4 stars
They're Made out of Meat
by Terry Bisson
A conversation about an unusual discovery.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:5 stars
Maggot And Misogyny
by Iain Grant
A writer has some problems getting started on his latest work.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Rating:5 stars
My Friend Luke
by Fernando Sorrentino
A profile of the timid but highly irritating man known to his friends as Luke.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:4 stars
There's a Man in the Habit of Hitting Me on the Head with an Umbrella
by Fernando Sorrentino
Not your everyday problem.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:5 stars
Squirrel
by Iain Grant
Revolution at Ramsay and Co when Mr Ramsey appoints a new managing director.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:4 stars
A Psychological Crusade
by Fernando Sorrentino
A renegade experimental psycologist explains how to inflict his methods on the general public.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:5 stars
The Ushuaia Rabbit
by Fernando Sorrentino
The narrator captures a rare rabbit-like creature, thought to be extinct for over a century.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:5 stars
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