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    The Star Spangled Banner

    The Star Spangled Banner “Sing it,” he said, staring at the young lady intently. His lips twitched once, half in ...
    Apr 15, 2005
  • Short Story » Romantic

    I paused slowly and looked in the door. Dad was there with a newspaper turning the pages slowly with a thoughtful look on his face. Nearby the clock ticked steadily. ...
    Jun 18, 2005
  • Short Story » Action / Adventure

    Yeah, yeah, I know that this forum doesn't encourage introductions, but I'm afraid this needs one. You see, this isn't my work. When a member of my forum wanted to ...
    Jun 26, 2005
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    The Midnight Duet

    “Well at least it’s not that bad of a place,” I said glancing at the huge grand piano in the middle of the room. I looked over to my parents ...
    Jul 11, 2005
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    Snoink is a 40 year old man...

    On the internet, I am Snoink. That is, I am Snoink, the loveable (well, mostly) teenager who is rather eccentric and likes pigs. Did I mention I was a teenager ...
    Aug 8, 2005
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    Coming It is quiet, and the waves are slowly pulsing on the shore, back and forth, back and forth in an endless rhythm. Dark clouds are gathered, and it is ...
    Sep 6, 2005
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    Jack - Writing Challenge 9/5

    I want no part of it. I sigh, my body sliding down with a dull thump and I blink slowly at six words. Only six words. Words that disturb, words ...
    Sep 10, 2005
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    Knives, Blood, and YWS Poetry

    The knife feels so good in my hands. I feel it up and down, letting my fingers touch the sharp blade. Blood trickles off of it. I stare at it ...
    Nov 15, 2005
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    On Matters of Spaghetti

    She scrubbed the kitchen table, not so much in habit but in dread. Her back was beginning to ache, but she ignored it all, only pausing to peel off a ...
    Jan 4, 2006
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    Straight A's and Smudged Mascara

    Emily wasn’t really that special, she was just one of those strange girls that just stood out. Not on purpose, mind you. She just did. I had met her on ...
    Feb 11, 2006
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    It was cold and dripping. Very wet actually. "When are we going to get the new water heater?" I called out, shivering. It would figure that our house was not ...
    Mar 11, 2006
  • Short Story » Science Fiction
    The Uberduberjumerwoober

    His eyes squinted. I would say his eyebrows furrowed, except he didn’t really have any. At all. People said that he had lost them in a super galactic war. They ...
    Apr 13, 2006
  • Short Story » Romantic
    The Queen of Dolls

    The Queen of Dolls It’s full of dolls. Dolls litter the room, some on the bed, some on the windowsill; they’re everywhere. Most of them have short necks. They used ...
    May 15, 2006
  • Short Story » Science Fiction
    The Death Parlor

    The Death Parlor It was called The Death Parlor, and what a fine establishment it was! Men came, women came, children came – everybody came. It didn’t distinguish between race ...
    Jul 26, 2006
  • Short Story » Historical Fiction
    Pretty Poisoned Lady - HFC

    In 1442, King Charles VII met Agnès Sorel, a lovely woman who was smart, beautiful, and interesting. He quickly made her his mistress and for the rest of her life, ...
    Sep 6, 2006
  • 20

    Okay... this post is the first draft. The second major draft is here: viewtopic.php?p=137066#137066 So if you want to see how much I progress with a draft, then you can ...
    Sep 23, 2006
  • 3

    First Prologue So, I know what you're thinking. Yeah, Grif writes all these adventures about the SPEW commandoes (which is really funny since TECHNICALLY SPEW doesn't even exist... now how's ...
    Sep 28, 2006
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    Musings of a Statue

    “I don’t know why,” she finally said. “Why do you say that?” “Because.” She was about to say more when she stopped, confused. A dull throb echoed in her head. ...
    Nov 29, 2006
  • Short Story » Fantasy
    Tarin and Naija

    It was cold, bitterly cold, and two children were walking together. The boy had one hand shoved in his coat, but his other hand, slightly puffy from a mild case ...
    Dec 12, 2006
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    Looking for an Idea – 1/16/01

    Looking for an Idea – 1/16/01 I stared at the blank piece of paper in front of me. Last night I really wanted to write. This morning I have gotten ...
    Jan 22, 2007
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    Philosophical Musings on Daytime TV

    We were bored and he was flipping through channels as quickly as he could. Flick! A picture of two people about to kiss. Flick! A car commercial. Flick! Judge Judy! ...
    Feb 25, 2007
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    Petunia's Grove of Bluebirds

    Charlie’s lips curled as he smiled, his milky eyes twinkling. “Pretty girl,” he said in a husky whisper. “Pretty girl, come to me.” He shifted from the bed to reach ...
    Mar 10, 2007
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    A Pillar of Salt

    A Pillar of Salt I remember. It is not by choice. If I could, I would delete the memory entirely, taking away the vivid details and replacing it with a ...
    May 3, 2007
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    How to Kill a Baby

    She peeked into the room. “May I come in?” “Certainly.” For a moment, she didn’t believe him. He could tell because her eyes became squinty and she looked him over ...
    Jun 2, 2007
  • Short Story » Fanfiction
    For the Sake of a Child

    For the Sake of a Child She pressed the baby to her breast and smiled. “He’s beautiful, isn’t he?” Artaban looked at the mother and then the child – just ...
    Jul 20, 2007
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    A Thousand Dancing Kites

    “Is he ready?” “Yeah.” “Bring him in.” They brought him in. The doctor leaned close to the man. “Can you see me?” No answer. “Can you hear me?” No answer. ...
    Aug 13, 2007
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    The Last Prophet

    For Jennafina I am dead. My execution is tomorrow and I know what to expect. My hands will be tied and I will be hooked to a wagon, where I ...
    Aug 27, 2007
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    The Wolf Cries for Heaven

    Somebody called you pretentious today. It was not that which bugged you, because you have been called that many times before. It was the way it was said, the classic ...
    Oct 9, 2007
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    Stand Still As I Stab Your Heart

    The man with the red pen and crooked glasses smiles as he beckons you closer, a mad glint in his eye. In the folder on his desk are papers full ...
    Nov 25, 2007
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    Pandora's Box

    In her dreams, she holds a box. It is a blue box, wrapped in a deep velvet, embossed with little stars and moons. There is no lock, but all around ...
    Apr 19, 2008
  • Short Story » Romantic
    Cockroaches and Condoms

    “Here, let me get that,” he murmured, pushing the door open. The girl poked her head in and wrinkled her nose. “It’s dark.” “That’s because there’s no light turned on. ...
    Jun 30, 2008
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    FROM: The Riddler riddlemethis@archnemesis.comTO: bwayne@wayneenterprises.comSUBJECT: Riddle me this…What is rich and black and flies at night?--THE RIDDLER#FROM: Bruce Wayne bwayne@wayneenterprises
    Sep 23, 2008
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    There's A Heroin Addict On Our Street

    There’s a heroin addict on our street. He doesn’t bother us, so we don’t bother him. It’s an understood arrangement. Even the children of our street understand this unspoken rule. ...
    Oct 2, 2008
  • Novel / Chapter » General
    Anything Really (blame Nate for THIS title)

    Once upon a time, there was a bunny rabbit. His name was Floppy Ears. He was white and extra cuddly and extra cute. One day, he was hopping around, but ...
    May 23, 2009
  • Short Story » Science Fiction
    The White Room (Warning: Graphic Imagery)

    She didn’t want to die. The taste of blood in her mouth terrified her and, though she knew that the blood only came from a couple pulled teeth, in another ...
    Sep 13, 2009
  • Short Story » Fanfiction
    Fragile Little Things: Leonard's Story

    All fandom goes to Teague*Leonard squinted at the motel and then back at Jesse's impeccable handwriting. According to the note, Jesse would be here. Mentally, Leonard ran through all the ...
    Jun 22, 2010
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    It was the man’s gesture that alerted Dhananad’s eye to the intent of their visit. Just before the man came in, he shook his snow off his coat, brushed the ...
    Aug 31, 2010
  • Short Story » Science Fiction
    The Risk-Taker

    There were whispers as soon as the boy with the broken arm came into the classroom. He was a little boy, just under 130 centimeters tall, and his arm was ...
    Oct 1, 2010
  • Short Story » Action / Adventure
    The Great Blood Heist [unfinished]

    Right now this short story is unfinished. It'll probably be finished tomorrow. In any case, please put down your general thoughts about the story. If you can't finish the story, ...
    Jan 29, 2011
  • Short Story » Science Fiction
    Quantum Chronometric Tunneling and Purple Socks

    To say that Professor Briggs was boring was an understatement. He was the most boring teacher that had ever existed. After every class session he taught, a squadron of janitors ...
    Jun 30, 2011

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