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ANGEL in the SHADOWS
Story by JT (78)
Grace Clarkson entered the Olde Book Shoppe, hoping to find a long lost treasure. What she found instead was a messenger from the other side of the veil, bearing news she never thought possible.
17 mins
Words: 3550
Read Time: 17 mins
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Someone New
Poem by FlamingGrill (23)
Finding someone who you can connect with.
1 min
Words: 258
Read Time: 1 min
(1)
Drown It Out 18+
Story by NobodyImportant (17)
He turned the music up louder, trying to drown out the painful sobs of his mother.
4 mins
Words: 807
Read Time: 4 mins
(5)
Rainbow
Story by Hobo (41)
She lay on her bed and looked up at the poster of the rainbow on the pale blue ceiling. “I wonder what it is that attracts two people in the first place?”
5 mins
Words: 1045
Read Time: 5 mins
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Fireborne Maiden - Part 1
Story by Michael T Burr (51)
On the ruins of an ancient colony, a tyrant king is losing control. He has chosen his young niece to take his place, but can she survive the trials that lead to her destiny?
52 mins
Words: 10505
Read Time: 52 mins
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There Will Be No Miracles
Poem by Victor Reigns (35)
After losing hope, one must be honest about their situation.
<1 min
Words: 143
Read Time: <1 min
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The Little Boy And The Clouds
Story by PoeticT (43)
This was wrote due to my son looking up at the clouds and saying he wanted them away to play out.
3 mins
Words: 714
Read Time: 3 mins
(4)
Green Bin One
Story by Nathan M Green (46)
Young boy travels the stars to help save his unborn brother.
4 mins
Words: 874
Read Time: 4 mins
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