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“Three years,” I tell her, “Three years since I saw you in the courtroom, lying to save your husband. Perjuring yourself and destroying our case.”
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Zena could hardly believe that she was on a plane, gazing down over the North Island. Everything she knew about New Zealand came from Luke’s photographs and postcards: sparkling lagoons, snow-capped mountains and silver ferns.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Once there was a man named Frederick Alarcy who lived and died. He left a widow and two strong sons, and they lived through their grief on the slopes of Broken Pine Tor
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
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What happened that day saved my life, and there is no way I would call what happened there a small tragedy
- Length: 24 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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“It’s all right for you; you’re not meeting a brother you didn’t know you had. And I’ll tell you this - I’ve got a bad feeling about him already.
- Length: 18 pages
- Age Rating: PG
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
5 Stars
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Was this the reason his store had seen such a sudden decline in sales? And if so, what was so special about this new wave of bobbleheads?
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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My office opens the earliest on the square, before the newsagent, the butcher, the café, or the florist. My clients tend to wake early if they have slept at all.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
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The crowd murmured as the rope was placed around the victim’s neck. It was at that moment the boy started crying. ‘Mummy, do something. I don’t want to die.’
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
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It hadn't occurred to Seb not to come, to ignore the unexpected and frankly bizarre bequest. It was too late to turn back now...
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Paulo’s muted tongue was as dry as the arctic air, and his heart just as cold. The blood from the knife dripped carelessly onto the pavement.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
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
Zena could hardly believe that she was on a plane, gazing down over the North Island. Everything she knew about New Zealand came from Luke’s photographs and postcards: sparkling lagoons, snow-capped mountains and silver ferns.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
“Three years,” I tell her, “Three years since I saw you in the courtroom, lying to save your husband. Perjuring yourself and destroying our case.”
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
Once there was a man named Frederick Alarcy who lived and died. He left a widow and two strong sons, and they lived through their grief on the slopes of Broken Pine Tor
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
‘Bloody hell!’ said Detective Constable Bright. ‘It’s a minefield!’ ‘There’s more …’ replied Detective Sergeant Dawes with a grimace.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
“I heard there’s a Laok in town! Where is he?” Velmar had just raised a frothing mug to his lips when the Dwarf entered. To a novice Laok, such words might’ve caused concern.
- Length: 24 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Was this the reason his store had seen such a sudden decline in sales? And if so, what was so special about this new wave of bobbleheads?
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
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
What happened that day saved my life, and there is no way I would call what happened there a small tragedy
- Length: 24 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
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