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A game of Scrabble has serious consequences.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Shepherd's family made money by being outlaws. Well, outlaws in the governments' eyes.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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"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
5 Stars
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- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Dr. Vandermeer laughed. First to himself because he was a true capitalist. Then out loud because he simply wanted to.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A warmth filled my chest, an immense sense of pride that you were here. With me. I'd only met you properly for the first time this morning. Of course, I knew you before then.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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‘What shall we do with the body?’ The other one rubbed his chin. ‘Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, eh?
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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That wasn’t the third thing I did that made me look suspicious. It was the suitcase.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A lone sedan entered the parking lot of the processing plant and went dark. A tenebrous figure emerged from the shadows, sheathed in tactical garb and gripping an M-4 carbine. He loaded a magazine and charged the weapon.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: 15
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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Deacon Park is where they bury the bodies. For a cold-blooded killer, a huge tract of wild land in the middle of the city can be an indispensable resource.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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It was the early evening in the small farming community of Sunlight County when the stranger came knocking.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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“I’m having a problem with something I did. I mean something I didn’t do but should’ve. And I can’t make it right. It was really bad."
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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What happened at Devil’s Cape no longer surprised anyone. At least once a year, a body washed ashore.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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“This is it,” he said. “This is the big one. After years of carrying crap, we’ve finally got us a job that’s going to change our bank accounts and bloat our pensions.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: 15
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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If I can just keep walking, I can burn off some of this nervous energy. I need to walk until I’m exhausted, until I can convince myself that this rapid, stuttering heartbeat of mine is the result of exercise.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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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
5 Stars
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“It’s all going to be just fine,” she said. “We’re going home soon, I promise.”
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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He steals with swift, simple hands in the yellow Roman sun. The crowds are bulging, swollen, and he bobs amongst them as silent as a jellyfish.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars