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A game of Scrabble has serious consequences.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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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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‘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
5 Stars
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Looking round he saw an old woman dragging a bucket across the floor and holding a mop. When she realised that his eyes were upon her, she said in a throaty voice, ‘Oh, don’t mind me, dear. You carry on.’
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Most of our problems involve Grandma Grace, or rather her ashes. “It’s a public health violation,” Mom loves to snap at Dad. “We can’t have your dead mother on a shelf next to the food.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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My daughter’s chihuahua, André, looks more like a rat than a dog. Last Saturday she asked me to babysit him when she went out of town, and I only agreed because I’m a doting father and like to think chivalry isn’t dead.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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It’s not every day you get an offer like that. In fact, most days, you don’t get an offer at all.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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ulissa Ye relished all the comfortable little routines and quietude defining her part-time job at The Bookery, downtown’s last small, locally-owned bookstore.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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“The Police are coming to the Omni!” Addison shouted across the campus quadrangle in early October of 1983.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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As expected on a Monday morning, the clinic’s waiting room was crowded. There were a few old couples who were quiet, with the wives generally reading and the husbands looking around or watching TV.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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Bertie had heard of a place we could go, somewhere we could live in peace, safe from our winnings. I’m not sure it exists.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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You could tell by the way she got off the helicopter that she wasn’t having any funny business. Perhaps she’d heard about the chap who’d been sent over to get their chakras realigned. He was effing and blinding by the time he left.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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For some reason, his singleness drives his sister crazy. Even now, at forty-two, when the rest of his family and friends accept that he’s a bachelor for life, Brenda keeps trying to hook him up.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
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On the first day of ninth grade, Fitzhugh Hardee Rainwater met the girl who immediately took up permanent residence deep in his heart.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
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Aspiring writers are generally advised to ‘show’ not ‘tell’ and to minimise their use of adverbs. But where’s the fun in that?
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Sadly Broke is never silent. As the moon steals behind the Bus Station, not all who populate the new town are asleep.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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I needed to find out what was happening. I hobbled over to the bathroom blindly, using my sense of smell to guide me, and stared at the mirror. Though my vision was hazy, what reflected back at me was undeniable. I was a dog.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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When Max was killed and buried and a shallow grave, he thought his troubles would be over. He was wrong. He’s just realized he’s a vampire, and he sucks at it.
- Length: 45 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Dear Mrs. Machiavelli: My reason for this letter is to relay an incident that occurred with your boy, Niccolò, today in class.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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“Hello, sir. How may I help you?”
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars