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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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Becca laughed and smiled at her brother ruefully. She wished she could go, but something in her heart felt heavy.
- Length: 6 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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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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“Bailey Smith, if you can’t take defeat nicely, you shouldn’t play at all. You need to just enjoy the experience of playing. It doesn’t matter if you win or lose, at least not as much as you think.”
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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This afternoon’s adventure is just what I’ve been craving. Time alone with the kids. No other adults to compromise with. Andrew is going to stay back and work on the house, and I’m going hiking with my sweeties.
- Length: 27 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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He steals with swift, simple hands in the yellow Roman sun. The crowds are bulging, swollen, and he bobs amongst them as silent as a jellyfish.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
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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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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“She’s in the mirror.” The man sitting in front of Detective West quavered. The whiskey on his breath danced around the room, leaving an unpleasant odor that disturbed the Detective.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
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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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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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
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A game of Scrabble has serious consequences.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime, Humor
5 Stars
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
- Genre: Fiction, Humor
5 Stars
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
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Becca laughed and smiled at her brother ruefully. She wished she could go, but something in her heart felt heavy.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
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
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
He steals with swift, simple hands in the yellow Roman sun. The crowds are bulging, swollen, and he bobs amongst them as silent as a jellyfish.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 Stars
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
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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