Free Shorts

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Try out Bradley's writing style for yourself. These fun 30- to 75-word fictional scenes allow you to start (or stop) reading wherever you'd like. New Succinct Scenes are added every few months.

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Find out why two fifth graders are so determined to possess a small grey rock. This 2,000-word fictional story explores greed, ambition, and perhaps also a little magic. 

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Unable to cope with the death of his wife, Harry becomes convinced that the man he sees in the reflection is happier than he is. In this 8,000-word story, he jealously crashes headfirst through a sliding glass window, only to be confronted by an alternate world where his other self is still happily married.
Part 1: Counting on the Other Side
Part 2: Before the Other Side
Part 3: Glass From the Other Side
Part 4: Writing on the Other Side

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