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It was all the more strange then that he noticed the sign at all. It seemed half-hidden, hardly noticeable, indicating a slip road half a mile ahead.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Red’s Place was the starting point for what would arguably become the most (in)famous story in the history of Semmes County.
- Length: 27 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
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Shoes on Main was a small store nestled between Sally’s Coffee Roost and a space that had more businesses over time than he could keep track of. Some spaces are like that; cursed or haunted, whatever the explanation, nothing stuck.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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While most of the musicians dream of West End gigs, trumpet player Joel only wants to play jazz.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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This wasn’t the first time sixteen-year-old Danny Long had found himself in a tight situation since coming to Mars two years ago, but it was definitely the most dangerous.
- Length: 46 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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In his experience, being clairvoyant was a meddlesome burden with far too many costs and too few benefits.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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The helicopter would be coming in the morning to take him home. Not home forever. Just two weeks of R&R.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Critical. Critical. Critical. She was shrieking the word. And his name.
- Length: 25 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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When I run, I leave the skin of my shyness behind, and I feel like a horseman on the Mongolian steppe, free, without boundaries.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: U
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
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
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
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
Here in Saint Lizard, the one road starts on the cliff by the lighthouse and crawls in circles down to the sea. We have enough town to justify a strange-shaped road, but not enough to justify two roads.
- Length: 11 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
A flash bursts from behind me, projecting shadows onto the pavement. We turn and all share the same vision. An orange mushroom cloud billows on the horizon, but it continues to rise into the sky.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- 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
With its now-familiar rattles and wheezes - some belonging to the van, some to the myriad of potions, weapons, and equipment in the back of it - Iggy got his trusty van to Kysham village.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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