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Butterflies
by Roger Dean Kiser
A vivid memory of an incident from the life of an orphanage child.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:5 stars
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High Times in Jamaica
by Richard Jacobs
In 1954, a round-the world hitch-hiker takes a break in Jamaica
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: 18
The Hero
by Sue Ragland
A brief memory from 1918.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:5 stars
Cheese
by Sushma Joshi
A Nepalese boy dreams of cheese.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:5 stars
True American Artform
by Simon Kay
An account of a pivotal game of pool.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:4 stars
The Nicht Afore Christmas
by Jamie Cameron
Alternately funny and sad but ultimately heartwarming: a boy's experiences on Christmas Eve illustrate the harsh realities of his life.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:4 stars
The Bisto Kid
by Jamie Cameron
A boy secretly looks after a kitten after saving it from being drowned.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:4 stars
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The Cellmate
by Crystal Arbogast
A beautifully constructed tale based on the true story of a night spent in jail with the last man to be hanged in Whitesburg, Ky.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:5 stars
The One That Got Away
by Denny Johnson
A journalist tracks down the man who escaped being the twelfth victim of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Contains adult material.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: 18
- Rating:5 stars
Elvis Died at the Florida Barber College
by Roger Dean Kiser
A young boy's attempt to model himself on Elvis highlights the realities of life in an orphange.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:5 stars
Butterflies
by Roger Dean Kiser
A vivid memory of an incident from the life of an orphanage child.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:5 stars
The Whale Sound
by Roger Dean Kiser
A boy helps out 'the deaf kid' who is being picked on by the orphanage bullies.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Rating:5 stars
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