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He wondered if he died there, would he grow into the poplar and live forever towering over the valley? It appealed to him, but dying could wait. At sixteen, life offered too much.
- Length: 12 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
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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Top Short Stories
“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
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
Berry liked movies. Correction, he loved them.
- Length: 24 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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