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What Happened to “the Love You Had at First”?

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“I’m still here.” All night long Ruben had been patiently waiting, trying to get his wife’s attention. He longed to spend time with her. “I know,” Rose replied, hardly lifting her head from the pile of papers she was sorting. “But there’s just so much to do!” Rose rubbed her tired head, thinking about how…

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Story: Always a Way of Escape

“We’ve got you now.” The evil voice came over the loudspeaker, with a hideous laugh. Sam shuddered. It did indeed seem as if he was trapped. Hedges surrounded him on every side, looming above him and alongside him, as if they were about to devour him. All around was darkness. It was hopeless. Despair gripped…

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Short Story: The Private Who Expected Steak

Justin walked around the army camp dejected. He was a new recruit and was still getting used to army life. Nothing so far was going the way he’d pictured. He wanted steak for dinner—or at least something edible—but instead was served a pot of something or other that tasted more akin to poison. He wanted…

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Short Story: Super Busy…on Sandcastles

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Emma was busy–very busy. Her little mind raced with all the things she needed to get done on her sandcastle city. To her, getting her castle just right seemed to be the most important thing in the world. Little did Emma dream that soon the ocean would sweep away all her work. She was stressing…

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Short Story: If Plants Were People…

Short Story: If Plants Were People...

It was a very strange garden. It had been planted by the gardener, with each plant lovingly and thoughtfully chosen. The gardener had put a wide variety of plants in his garden—ones of every hue, texture, and height. Some were designed to bear large, showy flowers; others were to provide a restful green backdrop. Some…

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Short Story: Playing for the Wrong Goal

Short Story: Playing for the Wrong Goal

Kalee was determined to collect as many tokens as she possibly could. She loved the feel of the tokens in her hands and the thrill it gave her to have yet another one. The entire game, she strategised all she could to get more tokens. Little did she dream the surprise awaiting her at the…

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Ignoring the Warning

Short Story: Ignoring the Warning

Screech, screech, screech. The tornado siren intruded on Sarah’s solitude. Sarah knew she should get up and take shelter. Only she was in the middle of a book and didn’t want to stop. Just a few more pages, she told herself. There’s plenty of time. But her book kept getting more and more interesting. So…

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Story: What’s Important?

Story: What's Important?

“What happened here?” Sarah exclaimed in dismay as she surveyed her bedroom. It looked like all of her things had been pulled out and gone through. In the middle of it all sat her little one-year-old daughter, playing contentedly with what she obviously considered the greatest treasure of all: a worthless cardboard jewelry box. Kaitlyn…

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