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9 min read stories

Discover a collection of stories which are around 9 minutes read time.

9 min read

One Last Wish

“It’s always the same to begin with,” I said. “I’m on the beach. The sand is hot, the sun is bearing down. It makes the sand look white, like snow.”

10 min read

Year of the Monkey

* Story contains bad language

They were his creation and he cared for them like a father should.

11 min read

Autumn Starlings

He sat on the bench. Their bench. And watched the birds. And remembered.

8 min read

The Vandals are Coming!

Mr. and Mrs. Whitaker next door were targeted the following weekend...

11 min read

Leaving Bill

Truda paused at the gate and tried to calm her racing heart.

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Cusp

Ideas. That was what it was all about and all it was about

11 min read

The Cards

* Story contains bad language

You have to play the cards you're dealt

7 min read

Where is the Music Coming From, Where Has the Music Gone?

Her notes were played as the light dance steps of lovers...

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Mr Smelly

* Story contains bad language

It was then, as he was just about to bring his hands flutteringly down, that the most extraordinary smell assailed my nostrils

10 min read

The Scar

They said I sat on the bottom like an astronaut floating in space...

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A Crown of Kingfishers

It being the last Thursday of the month, the greatest witch in Ireland had gone to the hairdressers and would not return for another hour

10 min read

Caged

* Story contains bad language

The Neanderthal’s dog had been barking all day.