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The Ghosts of Stukeley Castle: A 15-Minute Humorous Ghost Story, Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Ghost Stories. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
There should have been snow on the ground to make the picture look more in season. But the American had lived in England long enough to know that this only happened in holiday magazines. On the 24th of December, he cheerfully accepted the low, brooding sky, and the delicate tracery of leafless pines. This was the background to Stukeley Castle. Find out what happens. Ages 9+. Has Common Core tasks.
The Toothless Hag: A 15-Minute Ghost Story, Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Ghost Stories. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,930. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
It wasn’t fair! Why should Colin spend a week at his Aunt’s house picking apples when she wouldn’t even buy him a candy marble! Well, if life wasn’t going to be fair to him, he didn’t care about being fair. He cut out right after lunch and headed for the cemetery. He explored around, and stumbled upon a crypt with the bones of those long dead. Find out what happens there. Ages 9+. Has CCSS tasks.
The Ghosts in the Cellar: A 15-Minute Ghost Story, Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Ghost Stories. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,310. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
This was our last chance. I know my wife thought this was a folly, but tomorrow she would see how right I was. Tomorrow our dreams would come true. Let me give you a bit of background. I had been a normal working slob my whole life. I was unhappy as an accountant, but I was even unhappier when I got laid off. It wasn’t my fault I wasn’t working anymore. Ages 9+. Includes Common Core exercises.
The Scarecrow: A 15-Minute Horror Story: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Ghost Stories. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,620. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » General
The scarecrow in the field was certainly scary, and not just to crows. Bobby couldn’t say why exactly he found it as scary as he did. He just did. He told himself it was only some material filled with straw, but avoided going near it, all the same. He preferred it if he didn’t have to even think about it. The scarecrow had been there forever, or so it seemed. Ages 9+. Has Common Core exercises.
The Ghost of the Clairborne: A 15-Minute Ghost Story, Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Ghost Stories. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
I was so excited. I was finally going to stay at the Claiborne Hotel. I had grown up in San Francisco, and the Clairborne sat grandly on one of the highest hills in the city, looking out over the Bay. As a kid I had always dreamed about what it would be like to live in a place like that, or even stay there for a few nights. Find out what happens when he does. Ages 9+. Has Common Core exercises.
Effie and the Plum Country Open
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
Effie Casper, unexpectedly retired, has always dreamed of golfing in a tournament and now, using only her three beat-up clubs she takes on a sophisticated country club teenager who's used to winning by any means. Will Effie's unorthodox strokes perfected on her homemade farm course be enough to win the prize she covets?
The Haunted Bicycle: A 15-Minute Horror Story, Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Ghost Stories. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,380. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
I got my bike at a police auction. I thought it looked like a fantastic piece of machinery! The cops had said it was abandoned, but I couldn’t believe it! Why in the world would anyone abandon an incredible bike like this? A few days later I found out the answer to that question. Let me tell you what happened. Found out about this strange, terrifying bike! Ages 9+. Includes Common Core exercises.
True Love Created by God
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,920. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Christian » Romance
Andrew ( Drew) Davis) is a twenty-six year old single firefighter for the Oak Hill’s Fire Department. He has been a Christian from the time he was twelve years old. He wants to find true love but the women he has dated in the past have come up short of what he wants or needs. He is looking for the woman of his dreams, but can’t find her.
The Cemetery Ghost: A 15-Minute Ghost Story, Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Ghost Stories. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
I was driving down a deserted road. It was a shortcut I often took to get home. I’m not sure it was any shorter, but it was definitely quieter. A lot fewer cars came this way. Perhaps it was because most of the houses weren’t out this direction. Maybe it was even because of the cemetery. I actually liked going by the cemetery. Find out what happens when he does. Ages 9+. Has Common Core exercises
Anything That Spins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,480. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Greta Rutherford, a simple mechanic, is used to solitude. For two years she has traveled through the void of space to a place in the wake of Jupiter’s orbit to repair an unmanned relay station. What she found there shocked her. Because she is not alone.
The Haunted Ghost: A 15-Minute Ghost Story, Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Ghost Stories. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,030. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
"Ah, this one was going to be easy," Martin thought to himself. "A single woman living alone." He had haunted families, bachelors, and old maids before. None of them lasted more than a week. He had his favorites, of course. Find out what happens to the new owner of this haunted house in this short by creepy tale. Ages 9+ Educational Versions Include exercises designed to meet Common Core Standards
Overtaken
Price: $2.22 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nicole and Barry have moved to the little town of Traysi, Arizona, and on the thirteenth of October, there's a knock at their door. It turns out that in Traysi, every October 13th is Takeover Day, when certain residents of the town are singled out by something not of this world. Also includes an author's note.
The Persistent Ghost: A 15-Minute Ghost Story, Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Ghost Stories. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
“I’m sorry if I’m such a pain,” Mr. Sidney said as I adjusted his pillows. “Oh! It’s not you,” Janet sighed. “I just have some things on my mind.” “They don’t seem to be happy things,” Mr. Sidney noted with a wheeze. “Is it all this taking care of dying folks that has you upset? Or is it something else? I have a hard time talking, but I can be a great listener. Ages 9+. Has Common Core exercises.
Werewolf Fever: A 15-Minute Horror Story, Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Ghost Stories. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,140. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
“There's a werewolf around. I just know it.” “Johnson lost another lamb last night.” “They found what was left of it torn to bits.” “And they found tracks of the monster too.” “They were huge.” Sheriff Corbin listened as the talk around him started raising the pulses of the crowd. Finally he stepped in. Find out what happens next. Ages 9 and up. Includes Common Core exercises.
I Town
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 94,390. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Jackson and Shevi live at opposite ends of society in I Town where people walk on treadwheels to make electricity and body weight determines status. She’s a big girl betrothed into a big Ironclad family. He’s a diminutive scraping a living from crime. Both have good reason to ignore their attraction to each other, but it grows each time they meet, threatening to upset the status quo.
Wrong Way Round Hall: A 15-Minute Horror Story, Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Ghost Stories. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,890. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » General
We tried to think of where to go trick or treating next. “I think we should go to Cedar Street,” Carrie said. “Why Cedar Street?” I asked. “Those are small houses, not rich ones.” “Yeah,” Carrie answered. “But they are close together. We can hit more houses in less time.” I had to admit she had a point. Suddenly I saw a lane branching off to the side. What is there? Includes Common Core Exercises.
The Isle of Death: A 15-Minute Horror Story, Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Ghost Stories. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Out in the Atlantic lies an island shaped like a huge footprint with amputated toes. A ridge of mountains runs the length of the island. On one side the island is covered with a beautiful town. Mansions dot the hillsides and once beautiful gardens stretch out before them. But all the inhabitants of these wondrous homes reside on the other side of the island. Ages 9+. Includes Common Core exercises
Принц-медведь (The Bear Prince, Russian Translation)
Series: Fantasy Folktales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,330. Language: Russian. Published: January 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
"Принц-медведь" - это три народные сказки из некого вымышленного мира. Какие сказки рассказывают родители детям на ночь, если в их мире слабая магия работает по-настоящему? Какие байки плетут уличные сказители, чтобы слушатели кидали им монеты? О жизни магического мира расскажут его сказки: "Принц-медведь", "Принцесса и клок овечьей шерсти", а также "Самоцвет-Звездосвет-Луносвет".
The Haunted Haystack: A 15-Minute Horror Story, Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Ghost Stories. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
The night started out just great. I’d gone to a scary movie with some friends, and Mary Lou Pendergrass had cuddled up to me all night long. Then I started walking home through the field. That’s when my luck changed. Suddenly I was being followed, but not by anything human. Would I ever make it home safely? Read this short, creepy tale to find out. Ages 9+. Includes Common Core exercises.
The Disappearance of Sara Oglethorpe: A 15-Minute Ghost Story, Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Ghost Stories. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Sara Oglethorpe’s father was a drunk. When he drank he got mean, and Sara hated him for it. Then one night the neighbors heard a fight coming from the Oglethorpe house. The next day Sara wasn’t in school. On Sunday she never made it to church. Find out what happened to Sarah and her father in this creepy tale. Ages 9+. Educational Versions Include exercises designed to meet Common Core standards.