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The 52-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths - Extract

Hi, my name is Andy.

This is my friend Terry.

We live in a tree.

Well, when I say ‘tree’, I mean treehouse. And when I say ‘treehouse’, I don’t just mean any old… 273 more words


Fall Harvest Begins

North American skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) flourished in my partly-sunny garden this year, probably because of all the rain we’ve received this summer. As the small blue-violet flowers recently began turning to seed pods, I knew it was high time to harvest this hardy native perennial and tincture it fresh. 171 more words


lover, you are a soldier

The high cost of  this battle is cloaked with the silence of bombs and guns. We promised on our names to protect each other as we thrive to go back home.  74 more words


Chapter 1 cont.... Title undecided

As I entered the bar it was in its usual Wednesday morning peace. When I say bar it also opens during the day for quick lunches to go. 859 more words


Extract from Terms & Conditions Apply, a sci-fi romance short story by Pippa Jay

“Welcome to Venus Ascendant, a Public Grade space station in the Andromedan Sector. With our open-to-all policy, any being in the universe can find their perfect R & R, romantic getaway or dangerous liaison at our purpose built resort. 561 more words


Extract from Dragon Kin and other fantasy stories: Whisperer

Extract from Dragon Kin and other fantasy stories: Whisperer

Iliseanor’s whispered words brought Jayla back to reality. She addressed the humans. “We’re helping you to escape. 270 more words