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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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Humorous application of the Aesop fable to modern writers.
- Length: 1 page
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
2 Stars
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A gentleman moves into a reputedly haunted country house; soon the servants are scared witless but the master is not convinced. Plays with different attitudes to paranormal activity.
- Length: 28 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
5 Stars
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"This is how you talk about a city you love. You talk about it as if it’s the only place in the world where this story can happen."
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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I'd been forgetting a lot of things lately. Then again, I'm not alone in that.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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In the southeast region of the plains of Buenos Aires, you might come across the Cubelli Lagoon, known as the "Lake of the Dancing Alligator."
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor, Sci-Fi
4 Stars
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The narrator captures a rare rabbit-like creature, thought to be extinct for over a century.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
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A childhood holdiday to the seaside reveals some unhappy family truths.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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Sitting on the plane to Chicago, Mila wondered when exactly the idea had taken hold of her. Did the idea have an infancy or a childhood, or did it ground itself in the soil of her imagination like a full-grown poison tree?
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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A little girl introduces herself and her family.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
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
Sandra performed her little charade in front of the mirror and morphed into the Gisela character on a whim. She had a small tickle of flirtatious laughter down pat.
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre:
5 Stars
Beth wore her favorite pink smock. It had bottomless pockets perfect for carrying important things like handfuls of rubber bands, marbles the color of oceans, a red shoelace, a spoon, and two troops of plastic soldiers- one blue and one green.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
I won’t tell anyone about the diagnosis. Not my mother or sister. Certainly not Jake. Maybe not even Steve.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
It wasn’t fury that vitalised Hannah, it was loss, grief even – though heaven knows she shouldn’t be the one grieving. But she couldn’t bear him just carrying on without her.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
“Going souling", they used to call it. I can remember m’grandad telling me he used to do it, when he were little, going round the houses and offering to say prayers for the dead, in exchange for these little cakes, soul cakes they called ‘em.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Stella cannot remember a time before nature was her haven, her place of peace and healing. It was a big part of her life before she met her husband and the father of her two children.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Outwardly Seth didn’t react as he watched Mrs. Hatfield misplay the four spade contract, but inwardly he groaned. True, she made it, but most of the other pairs would make it with an overtrick.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 Stars
“We left the map behind,” said Annie as they were five hours away from Anstruther, pulling into their own driveway. “We need to go back.”
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre:
5 Stars
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