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Very Short Stories

123 Ideas for Character Flaws - Writers Write When you're creating characters for novels, short stories, comics, and games, you have to make sure they have flaws. Nobody is interested in perfect people. They tend to be boring.

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Very Short Stories for High School & Middle School

Very Short Stories For High School. A great resource for English teachers at all levels. I will definitely be using these.


Writing prompt (and is the "you" here a vampire, a human, or something else? That could affect the story too!...)

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Very Short Stories for High School & Middle School

Very Short Stories for High School and Middle School Students- good for beginning of the year to set writing habits! (FULL TEXTS INCLUDED)

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Which Magic Spell Do You Need?

((Open RP)) It is late at night. The time of night when your deepest secrets come out. I sit on my bed and tell my best friend my secret. "I was chosen at birth for a very special mission." I tell him. "Sure you were, Jess!" He says rolling his eyes. "No, really I was!" I say frusterated, showing him what I could do. I wasn't suposed to tell any one, let alone show them. But I couldn't keep it to myself anymore. There was one other person somewhere in the world who was like me. My mission…

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Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

"The Pit and the Pendulum" - Francis goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Elizabeth's husband, Nicholas, is the son of the brutest torturer of the Spanish Inquisition. Nicolas tells Francis that Elizabeth died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to believe. After some investigating he finds out that it was extreme fear that was fatal to his sister and that she may have been buried alive. Two words: Vincent Price. Image and info credit: IMDb.

from Zazzle


The Time Machine ~ H.G. Wells. I have pulled out this old chesnut for a dark and stormy Saturday afternoon.


Palo Alto is a 2013 American drama film based on James Franco's short story collection Palo Alto (2010). Gia Coppola directed the film and wrote the screenplay, while Franco stars with Emma Roberts and newcomer Jack Kilmer. #paloalto