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“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
5 Stars
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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
5 Stars
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Berry liked movies. Correction, he loved them.
- Length: 24 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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The cozy brick bungalow stood on a short lane of similarly modest houses with a small, mostly overgrown park at the far end and an intersection leading to Darlington High Street.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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Retirement had been rougher on Dudley DuBose. Always way more career-focused than his wife, it had been tough adjusting to the record amount of free time.
- Length: 18 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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First, they stood. Right beside each other. “It’s in the air,” she said. “See?” He looked, but he was either unsure or unwilling.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Mimosa Mitchell was an 85-year-old “pillar of the community” and matriarch of one of the most prominent families in Petunia Springs.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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I feel the laboured contractions of your heart, pounding to maintain my mirrored beat, as you toil to grow me in time
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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The thunder in the rolling blanket of clouds marked a season of cleansing, a time of remembrance. It was also a time of death. The Sailor knew that well.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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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
5 Stars
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There’s all these picturesque poems, anecdotes about scattering loved ones’ ashes. Things meant to be profound, symbolic.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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It had been a week since I'd last left the house. I'd barely made it back last time.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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After such a pleasant stay at the conference in New Mexico, where his talks had gone well, and everyone had been so kind, it was distinctly uninspiring to fly home to a wife whose love for him had long been in doubt.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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“We could go to Principle Martin’s office right now. An offense like this would lead to a week suspension at best. Pick up the pen and write.” I sighed and wrote, “Montgomery Sanchez. May 29th, 2005.”
- Length: 9 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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When a friend asks Ethan to test out his new navigation app for a journey across the country, Ethan happily obliges. However, as with most new apps, it's not uncommon to run into a few bugs along the way.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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That afternoon, she still believed that her father had not meant what he had done. Once the black cloud had lifted, as it always did, he would come to his senses and beg Mum’s forgiveness.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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That afternoon, she still believed that her father had not meant what he had done. Once the black cloud had lifted, as it always did, he would come to his senses and beg Mum’s forgiveness.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Crib Goch is the hardest route up Snowden, it’s classed as a grade one scramble, which means that you can’t, or shouldn’t, do it in weekend sneakers, although I’ve seen worse.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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All I ever wanted was a chance to turn my life around. I was tired of being looked down upon and called a bum, a drifter, or a no good.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars