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I had known Bill for five years but had never seen him outside the office. “Don’t you find that strange?” Annie asked me one evening.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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Perhaps I even saw it as a foretaste of things to come: the hopefully not-too-distant days when my destiny would be fulfilled, and I’d be a key inhabitant, one of the new history makers.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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My ex-girlfriend is there when I get home from work. I find her sitting on the couch, wearing nothing but a pair of black lacy knickers and one of my old shirts, rolling a fag in front of the TV.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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‘Sofia, let me in, I didn’t mean nothing,’ shouted Charlie as he banged his fists on the door. ’It won’t happen again, I promise. You can come out now, darling.’
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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It all began with a new electronic cat flap ...
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction, Humor
5 Stars
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A spectacular party is thrown in honour of the Infanta of Spain's birthday; there are actors, jugglers, magicians - and a dancing dwarf. A heart-wrenching tale about inner and outer beauty.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Children
4 Stars
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My brother’s name is David. Our parents called him that because it means “beloved,” in case you didn’t know.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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Dolan’s first weeks as a correspondent hit him hard. Not the work, but the weirdness of it all. He kept thinking it was scripted somehow as if Vietnam in ’72 was written for him as a parade of absurdities Rod Serling would love..
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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A bored middle-aged adulterer picks up a young married woman little expecting the great love that will develop.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction, Romance
5 Stars
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Emerging as an adult dragonfly was more painful than Ollo had anticipated. His new tail whipped out like a bamboo shoot, its nerve endings raw and overstimulated.
- Length: 40 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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A game of Scrabble has serious consequences.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime, Humor
5 Stars
“Go to Goldman’s Greenhouses. Joseph … will start you … at a buck sixty an hour.” His lungs empty of smoke, “Go talk to him. He’s your uncle. He’ll hire you.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
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
Detective Inspector Dave Box entered the room: an elderly man sat motionless in a wheelchair in a blue dressing gown open at his pale chest, revealing sparse hairs and a plastic tube entering the bottom of his throat.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 Stars
My mum is the undisputed tea-drinking heavyweight champion of the world… or at least the whole of South Lexington Avenue.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
Shepherd's family made money by being outlaws. Well, outlaws in the governments' eyes.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 Stars
Olly Rice had given his life to literature, but what had literature given him? A wound in the head that oozed something worse than blood or brain matter.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
The spark of his life was fading, but his mind was still sharp, and his memories cocooned him.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
Dessie O'Connell was 6 feet 3, thick of bone, and naturally muscular. Unlike almost all of the actors with whom he'd first competed for parts, he hardly needed to work out in order to resemble a Hellenic god.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
"Damn thing," old Ernie muttered, glancing up from his laptop. He reached out to shut off the annoying noise but noticed the call was from his area. This was unusual.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 Stars
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