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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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Mother and Daughter had repeated this routine every school day since Jessie was five years old but today was the day Jessie started “Big School” as her mother embarrassingly insisted on telling everyone they had met for the past three months.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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He looked into her eyes. “Somehow, I feel as if this concert was more important than any of my other performances.”
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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It was Zach's idea to start a Beatles cover band in high school. Zach, you see, was a dead ringer for Paul McCartney.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Husselbee cleared his throat, rapped on the glass, and told the woman in the green polo shirt he had murdered a man.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Simply by being here it was as if I had claimed kin with each and every one of these people. As if I could, just by looking, share, and partake in their histories, hopes, and individual despair.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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For thirty generations his family had ruled these lands. In the view of the Council of Vicars, the esteemed priests of the Church of the Edd, he’d eclipsed all predecessors in seventy years as Sovereign. But who would follow him?
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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We made sure we both got Ms. Meyer’s homeroom class in fourth grade, because according to my older brother, she was the best teacher of the few you could choose.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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‘There’s magic on this island,’ said Gran as I stepped off the boat.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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I need air... I need to breathe, or I'll die... Helena coughed uncontrollably, her chest felt like it was on fire, and she kept throwing up salty water.
- Length: 28 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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On April 3rd, 2019, I embarked on the longest walk known to the human race. This walk wasn’t measured by miles or steps, but by psychological trauma.
- Length: 24 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Doris knew exactly why she'd survived. Like her physicist mother and other members of the scientific, military and political elites, she'd been in an immersion tank when the bombs started falling.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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He felt it, this time. This would be different. On the screen was the registration form for Raijin Karate.
- Length: 38 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
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It was him all right. Who else could it possibly be? It was Death himself, the Grim Reaper, cloaked all in black. He stood larger than life.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Oscar watched his housemate Philippa’s fingers move in staccato beats over the keys, each note prodded from the piano like a confession. All the same, he sang along.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Albert peered out across the way. Snow stretched for miles. The earth remained silent. Albert was alone. As he had been for the past decade.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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Growing old is cruel. I don't recommend it to anyone. It's like snow in summer. Unseemly and ridiculous.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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For seven weeks, three days and some number of hours we’ve come here; nocturnal pilgrims looking for answers — holding vigil while she drifts further from our grasp.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Why was he still Pilt the Scrummie and not Pilt the Bosun? Most days, he would have settled for just being Pilt the Sailor.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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There was always something magical about the last day of school before the summer holidays. I am sure you remember the sensation yourself.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars