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A game of Scrabble has serious consequences.
- Length: 4 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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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
5 Stars
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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
5 Stars
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Though he would normally look away from such people, for some reason he kept examining them from the back of the elevator. Do I know these losers? He wondered.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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The spark of his life was fading, but his mind was still sharp, and his memories cocooned him.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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There was a lot at stake. Too much to lose. They reckon we all have our price, and Algy knew mine.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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“Guess who’s coming to the campus coliseum?” Zora greeted Zarius in the hall with a wide-eyed grin as he left the classroom.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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As a rule, the Bishop was more in than out. Consequently the size, the airiness, and the aggressive modernity of the room made quite an impression on him. Deacon Sue realised this from the way he quietly looked around and nodded.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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The dinner invitation was totally unexpected since Josiah Gorgas had not heard from his high school and college buddy Austin Ervin in well over a decade.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Ensconced in bed reading his history textbook, Delphus McManus was startled when the phone rang.
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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If there was one thing Alex knew about JP by now, it was that the elaboration of a keenly held opinion wouldn’t be far away. And so it proved.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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by Saki
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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‘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
5 Stars
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Looking round he saw an old woman dragging a bucket across the floor and holding a mop. When she realised that his eyes were upon her, she said in a throaty voice, ‘Oh, don’t mind me, dear. You carry on.’
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Most of our problems involve Grandma Grace, or rather her ashes. “It’s a public health violation,” Mom loves to snap at Dad. “We can’t have your dead mother on a shelf next to the food.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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My daughter’s chihuahua, André, looks more like a rat than a dog. Last Saturday she asked me to babysit him when she went out of town, and I only agreed because I’m a doting father and like to think chivalry isn’t dead.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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It’s not every day you get an offer like that. In fact, most days, you don’t get an offer at all.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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“The Police are coming to the Omni!” Addison shouted across the campus quadrangle in early October of 1983.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars