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An orphan child is born into an all-male community of low lives - acting as the catalyst for some radical changes.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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As the supply of fan mail dwindles, ageing screen icon Lana Lawn decides to invite a young student to dinner. Someone's in for a surprise.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A beautifully constructed tale based on the true story of a night spent in jail with the last man to be hanged in Whitesburg, Ky.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A man stands on a railroad bridge; his wrists are bound with a chord, a rope encircles his neck. This story was adapted into the most popular ever episode of The Twighlight Zone.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A group of misfits are thrown together by the harsh realities of expulsion from their settlement.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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An incident that takes place during the American civil war begins with a sentry asleep at his post. Neatly examines the personal amongst the duty and professionalism of war.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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While in the service of a widower with a dark past, a young tutor begins to wonder about his master's regular visits to a room nobody else is allowed to enter.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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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
5 Stars
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In this homage to Poe, two rival scholars are brought together when one discovers an important early Christian burial ground.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A man contemplating ending it all off the edge of a cliff is apparently - by an enormous stroke of luck - given a second chance.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A hard drinking, womanising, moustache-wearing baron decides he must get married.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Typhoid enters a religious household. An emotional tale examining the morality of lies.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A hard-up young man receives a timely invitation to visit a mysterious, wealthy cousin at his country retreat - a bizzare menagerie of birds, reptiles and a man-eating black puma.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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An excerpt from the life of a resident at a Californian mental institution. Told in the first person, the story offers a glimpse through another's eyes and mind.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A Korean politician, in jail for diverting just a few too many public funds, develops a cunning escape plan.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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