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A journalist gets a lead on the O.J. murder weapon.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Non-Fict
2 Stars
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On Christmas Eve in remote settlement cut off by heavy flooding, a group of men pay a visit on a deprived boy.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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Top Short Stories
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
Growing old is cruel. I don't recommend it to anyone. It's like snow in summer. Unseemly and ridiculous.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
I need air... I need to breathe, or I'll die... Helena coughed uncontrollably, her chest felt like it was on fire, and she kept throwing up salty water.
- Length: 28 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Most people would see that shoe and assume a drunken partygoer had forgotten it somehow, or that perhaps even a car had driven past and it had possibly fallen from the window unknowingly. But Jenny knew better.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Horror
5 Stars
Helen was born wrong. Her daddy wanted a son who'd grow up to take over the family manufacturing business. Helen didn't qualify. Mommy wanted a dainty little girl. Helen wasn't dainty.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
Kevin's dad is convinced that there's one weed spawning all the others in his garden and he just needs to find it.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
The whole exospecimen idea started the night Moses Garcia was bitten by an echidna shrew in his sleep.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Sci-Fi
5 Stars
Five years and Nolan had always been there. Five years and Dane always appeared nervous, as if it were a first date.
- Length: 22 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
When he lost his eye, half of Eric Jessop's field of vision became a black sadness that seeped into everything from football to faces. Only skating was strong enough to resist the stain.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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