Never Buy an Online Restaurant (148 Words)
It seemed like a deal too good to be true. Mick’s dreams of running his own restaurant seemed so immediate and so real that he closed the deal on Ebay and dropped out of school.
He thought twice too late. The “restaurant” had clearly not been used for years. Mick doubted if there were even electricity.
The Invisible Thief (54 Words)
Ever since she had eaten that magic acorn, Ellie realized there really were perks to being invisible.
Kites and Galleons (200 Words)
It had been a little over a year. Every morning Clare sat at the cliff ledge overlooking the sea. She would sit there with her chin resting on her knees, gazing west, watching the ships on the far horizon. The Rover had been lost months ago, but she refused to believe Evan, Lan, and Kate were dead.
Golden Tree (103 Words)
It was a relatively young tree, no more than thirty or fifty years old. But trees have long memories. On a cool autumn day, memories drop like falling leaves, and this tree saw the young couple sitting on the bench and remembered.
Homeland (98 Words)
“Do you ever wish you could go back?”
Alan looked up from watching the second hand tick across the clock face. His companion watched him keenly, the dragon’s eyes narrowed against the harsh light of the second of twin suns.
Straight On Till Dawn (53 Words)
It was 3:30 in the morning—she sat with her hands gripping the wheel.
Extraterrestrial Sabotage (187 Words)
Dave looked up.
“Have you got it?” he asked.
Jasper held out the file. Dave put aside the magazine he had been reading and took it. His face was tense with concentration. He didn’t notice the expression on his partner’s face, sharp and ready.