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  • Donald was wealthy, handsome and, if the ring on his left hand meant anything, not available. The sexy redhead seated on the bar stool next to him seemed to consider the last point irrelevant.

    A Working Vacation

    A Working Vacation

    by Chris Mills27

  • Do you believe in magic? If so, then meet Sheila but be forewarned, what this young girl does is not magic at all.

    When Angels Sing: Chapter Five

    When Angels Sing: Chapter Five

    by Bill Holland62

  • I discovered that no one else seemed to use some of the words our family used. Thinking that they must be related to my ancestors I wondered if this might happen to other people, too.

    Are They Cornish Words?

    Are They Cornish Words?

    by Bronwen Scott-Branagan26

  • The trial is your "now," but soon it will be your "how." You'll make it through, and you'll look back in awe at how you did it.

    Through This Trial

    Through This Trial

    by Candace Green4

  • You took me through an adventure higher than the air that grasped for the wings.

    The Boy on the Plane

    The Boy on the Plane

    by Alexandra Lang0

  • Have you ever wanted to be someone else? Winnie wants so badly to be Minnie, even if it means killing her.

    Strange Girls—I Wanna Be You

    Strange Girls—I Wanna Be You

    by Melanie S Pronia0

  • We often hear comments on 'writing style' in the literary world,

    Writing Style Myths

    Writing Style Myths

    by Stephen Austen0

  • Everyone has their own way of writing their stories out. If you interviewed a dozen bestselling authors, they’d all have their own unique ways. No two write exactly the same. That tells you that there is no one formula, but their ways can be...

    Create a Mental Movie of Your Novel

    Create a Mental Movie of Your Novel

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • A zombie virus has decimated humanity. Leader of the Wind Riders, JFK, is depressed. His gang decimated, all he has left are a few stragglers, and his girlfriend - Wind. It's time for one last ride!

    Zombie Fiction - Zombies Vs Bikers: The Wind Riders

    Zombie Fiction - Zombies Vs Bikers: The Wind Riders

    by Richard J ONeill2

  • The Voice speaks and demands complete obedience. You better pray it doesn't speak to you!

    The Voice - Part 4

    The Voice - Part 4

    by William Kovacic10

  • The Voice speaks and demands complete obedience. You better pray it doesn't speak to you!

    The Voice - Part 5

    The Voice - Part 5

    by William Kovacic11

  • In generations ahead of us people may be taking for granted their ability to choose their feelings---just because someone said they could, and then it became a trend. Why not now?

    Waiting to Become Happy or Choosing It

    Waiting to Become Happy or Choosing It

    by Vladimir Karas4

  • A prisoner recalls "helping" others achieve death.

    The Euthanasiasts

    The Euthanasiasts

    by Skyler Saunders0

  • Remembering Jounieh is an adult short story written by Philip Michael Cooper. It is an account of the authors experiences in Beirut in 1976 and is available on Amazon.

    Remembering Jounieh - Short Story

    Remembering Jounieh - Short Story

    by Philip Cooper0

  • The following is part of a chapter from an uncompleted novel I begain about 15 years ago. It chronicles the life of young man trying to come to terms with the death of his first true love.

    The Amazing Amnesia Drink

    The Amazing Amnesia Drink

    by Larry Rankin24

  • Two men, war pals and fishing buddies, have a relationship cemented by one heroic act. Can the favor be returned when the enemy is unknown, hidden and very, very hungry? Word Count 1741

    Hungry Jack:  A Horror Short Story by cam

    Hungry Jack: A Horror Short Story by cam

    by Chris Mills37

  • Please, if you ever loved me, turn your eyes away. Please, please don't look at me, don't look at me that way

    Don't Let Me Fall Away

    Don't Let Me Fall Away

    by Ashley W0

  • Two men battle to the top of a mountain on a quest for domination. Through blood, sweat, and tears they come to a mutual realization about man's relation to man. Word count-480

    Victors and Lesser Men:  Free Write by cam

    Victors and Lesser Men: Free Write by cam

    by Chris Mills17

  • Are you wondering how you can wow your instructor with your research paper? It is not impossible. With some hard work, caution, and communication, anyone can create a research paper that will impress an instructor. Do Not Procrastinate One of...

    Tips for an Amazing Historical Research Paper

    Tips for an Amazing Historical Research Paper

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • If you’re any sort of writer or storyteller, I can be completely sure that the thought has creeped up on you before: “Has my story idea already been done?”

    Original Story Ideas

    Original Story Ideas

    by Jessica Nichols0

  • A descriptive sketch depicting the scene of a storm from beginning to end by use of intense imagery. Please enjoy!

    Storming

    Storming

    by Mae Hanson3

  • Chambers knew that every visit to the autopsy room reaffirmed a detective's need for a mental buffer between the living and the dead. The freezer held more than a dozen bodies just waiting for the dis

    By Virtue

    By Virtue

    by Frank Atanacio35

  • With another book in the bookstores and a singing appearance at the upcoming Nobel Prize gala, Patti Smith is maturing as a writer

    The Literary World of Patti Smith

    The Literary World of Patti Smith

    by Harry Nielsen2

  • Calvin purchased a home and was making remodeling plans, beginning with the master bedroom. In that very room, fantasy and reality seemed to be converging to create a whole new world. But was it real?

    The Convergence:  Flash Fiction by cam

    The Convergence: Flash Fiction by cam

    by Chris Mills18

  • Ever wonder what happened to readers in the passed century? Has television and film become the only acceptable form of story-telling? Let's find out together.

    Reaching a Non-Reader Audience

    Reaching a Non-Reader Audience

    by Arthur Gulumian2

  • Thanks for joining me as we continue a story from another time, about a good family determined to succeed with love as their guiding light.

    When the Corn Died: Chapter Fifteen

    When the Corn Died: Chapter Fifteen

    by Bill Holland58

  • A short story. All italicized song lyrics are from the band Cocorosie.

    The Organ Donor

    The Organ Donor

    by V Ron Dorn0

  • When a character snickers emotionally, sighs sadly, and whispers gladly before their words even come out, then we, my friend, have a dialogue problem.

    Improving Dialogue: The End of Adverbs

    Improving Dialogue: The End of Adverbs

    by Olivia Godsey0

  • Join Ash as he struggles with the idea of himself (something we all do), as well as with his friends and family. Abuse, identity, and the struggle for meaning are twisted into this short story. Enjoy!

    What We Hold On To

    What We Hold On To

    by Mae Hanson4

  • Today the World Economy Collapsed...this is Jack Shorebird reporting from somewhere south, in the former United States… (Short Story)

    The Great Collapse

    The Great Collapse

    by Jack Shorebird9

  • Solving murder mysteries, Tiffany found, is hard work. Tiffany looked forward to a new type of assignment. One that entailed much less drama!

    Murder by the Written Word Conclusion

    Murder by the Written Word Conclusion

    by Jacqueline Williamson BBA MPA MS1

  • An old woman pushes a shopping cart around the city and rescues the lost and discarded. She adopts them as her own and gives them a second chance at life.

    Oh, My Babies:  Flash Fiction by cam

    Oh, My Babies: Flash Fiction by cam

    by Chris Mills22

  • William Washington swallowed hard. He moved his head into the apartment just a bit, but still had enough to keep the conversation with O'Brien going. He snapped his fingers as if trying to recall some

    And Then Silence...

    And Then Silence...

    by Frank Atanacio40

  • A fictional short story about a woman who returns from a vacation in Ireland and finds the job situation is getting worse. Was her vacation just a short respite from a lackluster life?

    The Painting of the Ruins

    The Painting of the Ruins

    by Robert Sacchi14

  • Bosley was simply too thorough as an international bank accountant. He found a loose end, tied it up and wham, he's sitting on a log beside a campfire looking over his shoulder.

    No Reply:  Flash Fiction by cam

    No Reply: Flash Fiction by cam

    by Chris Mills15

  • Ivy's discharge has arrived. Her life is in limbo, but she is free of the torment she suffered with so long.

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 16

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 16

    by Lori Colbo9

  • My first Western short story. A great big tip of the Stetson to Jason Whitman for allowing me to use his excellent photo. Jason Whitman Photography

    Roland, A Short Story

    Roland, A Short Story

    by Ronnie Sowell10

  • Pete lived above his favorite bar, a place where he spent time and money, doing what he loved to do. Drink until he was drunk enough to sleep it off, so he could start again the next day.

    Flash Fiction- The Watering Hole

    Flash Fiction- The Watering Hole

    by Ruby Jean Fuller38

  • A short story by Isabella King, published in the fall 2017 issue of the Wellesley Review.

    Knuckles

    Knuckles

    by Isabella King2

  • Jacko and the team have their 'ride' but Joey and Sandy are still running for their lives. The team head back into the 'fray' as there's "NO WAY" they are leaving them behind! Do they make it in time?

    Sting of the Scorpion Part 17 "Getting out"

    Sting of the Scorpion Part 17 "Getting out"

    by Lawrence Hebb11

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