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A modern fairy tale about the selfless acts of a golden statue and a migrating swallow.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
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Fairy tale about a little fir tree that wants to grow up.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
4 Stars
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A fisherman accidently captures and falls in love with a mermaid but must make a sacrifice to be with her. A fairytale, reminiscent of The Little Mermaid, parodying usual divisions between body and soul.
- Length: 36 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
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A beautiful but rude and conceited princess is taught a lesson.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
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A soldier risks his life to uncover the secret of twelve beautiful princesses.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
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A wicked enchantress imprisons a beautiful girl in a tower.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
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A little girl has an encounter with a wolf while visiting her grandmother.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
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A princess makes a promise to a talking frog.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
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A romantic nightingale comes to the aid of a lovesick student who has a single day to find a red rose.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
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Two woodcutters discover a baby where a shooting star falls - but the child it becomes is both beautiful and cruel.
- Length: 18 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
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A prince's mother takes steps to ensure her son marrys a real princess.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
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An emperor whose only ambition is to be well dressed falls victim to a couple of visiting swindlers.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
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The mother of a brood of beautiful ducklings gets a surprise when her final, largest egg hatches.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
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On a cold winter's night, a penniless young girl is left selling matches on the street.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
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The story of a young mermaid who falls in love with a prince from above the waves.
- Length: 22 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
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
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
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
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
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
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
He had won tickets in a radio contest. A contest he didn’t apply to, on a station that apparently didn’t exist.
- Length: 26 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
My first great love was Seraina Gadient, the flower girl, as we called her then. I had just turned fifteen when I realized with horror that I had a massive crush on her.
- Length: 40 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
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
- Genre:
5 Stars
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