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Story of the Day
A young clerk lands what appears to be an ideal job - but soon begins to suspect he may be part of an elaborate trick.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 Stars
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Story of the Day
by Saki
In the window of a dismal 'Toy Emporium' a particularly horrible doll in peach-coloured velvet with leopard-skin accessories fires the imagination of two passing children.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
4 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
Helen was born wrong. Her daddy wanted a son who'd grow up to take over the family manufacturing business. Helen didn't qualify. Mommy wanted a dainty little girl. Helen wasn't dainty.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
Kevin's dad is convinced that there's one weed spawning all the others in his garden and he just needs to find it.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
The whole exospecimen idea started the night Moses Garcia was bitten by an echidna shrew in his sleep.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Sci-Fi
5 Stars
Five years and Nolan had always been there. Five years and Dane always appeared nervous, as if it were a first date.
- Length: 22 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
It was impossible to miss. A blood-red diamond was flying in the sky, dipping and swerving with the wind. It was far outside The Hideaway walls, gliding high behind the tall, heavy gate, wind-beaten and soaring.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre:
5 Stars
When he lost his eye, half of Eric Jessop's field of vision became a black sadness that seeped into everything from football to faces. Only skating was strong enough to resist the stain.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
I have a special reason for wanting to find someone with knowledge of French, and my intuition – which I always trust – told me I would find that person here in Zenpukuji Park.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Romance
4 Stars
In the future, food is boring. Or, perhaps not.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Sci-Fi
5 Stars
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