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Helium balloon mishap

I can remember being at a birthday party and having my first helium balloon experience. I was having a whale of a time, sucking out the gas and maki...

Luke Simmons
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Smelly Lessons in Life

When I was about 5 my mum had a demonstration of what you would call my "child's honesty". We got on a bus and took a seat. ...

Camila Santos Simmons
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Stan’s Bike Has A Creepy Admirer

I grew up in the suburbs of Albuquerque and we lived in close proximity to nature. My younger brother Stan had just received a new bike as his birthday gift – it looked brilliant in black and red....

Susan Smith
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This is a place for "byte-sized" stories and there is a 1500 character (about 250 words) limit for two main reasons. Firstly, we want you to know that "War and Peace" isn't required to leave your mark. Secondly, it takes about 2 minutes to read each story meaning you can head here whenever you want a quick (and entertaining) read.