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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
5 Stars
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“It’s always the same to begin with,” I said. “I’m on the beach. The sand is hot, the sun is bearing down. It makes the sand look white, like snow.”
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
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We kept white feathers before exams or doctors’ appointments. Black feathers, of course, were warnings. We knew these to be facts, as empirical as science.
- Length: 18 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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As if there weren’t enough problems on his plate, Mondriel had to go and stumble upon the biggest secret ever, didn’t he? The kind of secret that would turn the natural order of things on its head if it was leaked to a wider public.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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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
5 Stars
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Truda paused at the gate and tried to calm her racing heart.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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He sat on the bench. Their bench. And watched the birds. And remembered.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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He dances maida maida, like a butterfly around the candle.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
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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
5 Stars
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It was Christmas the first time they made love; he said it felt like coming home
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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"That tree," he says. "It's looking at me."
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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You have to play the cards you're dealt
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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How many people who turn on a light understand the generation of electricity?
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
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"I love you, Martha, but you break things. You're breaking us."
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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There is a bleached skeleton that holds no marrow
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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I wondered if there was a used-teeth store I could recommend to get these guys geared up and ready for caramel apple season?
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
3 Stars
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On the morning of the Naming Day, I am up early.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
3 Stars
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These things do not happen to the dead, she told herself.
- Length: 18 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
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Ten words, one tale. Ten tales, a hundred words.
- Length: 1 page
- Age Rating: U
3 Stars
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But when their father was killed, the dynamic of their relationship changed...
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars