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Dancing to Ray Charles: Ch 09, Darrell's Disaster

- Delmar Bullock wasn’t impressed, not one little bit. The three young farts standing just inside the door to his storage shed didn’t seem good for much, most of all a Klan job. At first, they tried t...

By: Rumple_deWriter | Category: General | Score: 5| Added: 25 Sep 2017

Memories in a cloud

- Richard lay down on the grass in the garden holding a chewed ball, looking up at the clouds.  Seeing the familiar shapes floating past. He watched a Rocketship float passed, a shark swimming quickl...

By: rbo | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 03 Apr 2017

Sweet Goodbyes

- I cried that day, as you passed away In my arms, where you did lay The warmth of your body, on those long cold nights The feel of your love, as we cuddled up tight You were my love, my hope, always ...

By: John_Doe | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 23 Feb 2017

Billy

- The homecoming Tom was glad to be out of the hospital. He had little to take to his sons home from the hospital, A few pairs of pajamas, sleepers, the get well cards and pictures his family had taken...

By: aidan | Category: General | Score: 5| Added: 28 Oct 2016

It's A Dog's Life

- It's sunny this morning. No, really, it is. It's one of those rare spring days where the sun is managing to melt away the candy-floss haze, leaving behind glorious clear, blue skies. Coffee in hand,...

By: Welshdreamer42 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 07 May 2016

The Last Words of Bruno

- Bruno was on his deathbed. He’d lived a good long life, closing in on eighty-four years old. The Salerno family, from south Philly, gathered around: Mom, dad, son, and daughter. Mom could barely conta...

By: DiVitto | Category: Humor | Score: 4.9| Added: 30 Mar 2016

The Unicorn and the Frog

- This is a sad tale Not one I like to tell But still it must me told So what the hell There was a Unicorn That was cursed by Kiera To become a frog by dawn You can see why people fear her He ...

By: Kiera | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.5| Added: 26 Mar 2016

Surviving Once More

- What are the odds, I wonder. Two different cancers in less than a year. Doesn't seem fair, but I learned long ago that it ain't always fair. I had the prostatectomy done on February 23rd of this yea...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 05 Nov 2015

Billy

- Chapter 9 For Better or Worse  Ed was in the yard snow blowing out the driveway trying to stay ahead of the winter storm. He had been stewing over Kaye's sudden need to take care of yet another str...

By: aidan | Category: General | Score: 5| Added: 25 Sep 2015

Billy

- The Barter system Kaye had dozed off. A couple of nudges from Barb made her stir. “Kaye … Kaye... I’m done.” Barb nudged her a second, then a third time. Kaye’s eyes opened slowly and looked up....

By: aidan | Category: General | Score: 4.8| Added: 21 Sep 2015

Billy

- Chapter 5 The Advocate Billy lay there not moving, the woman had pulled him up on her lap blocking him from the snowfall . Both dogs now were lying beside him, Bennie the smaller of the two Hus...

By: aidan | Category: General | Score: 5| Added: 04 Sep 2015

Billy

- Chapter 3 Billy had traveled all day through fields, crossing busy highways down wood roads and was now trying to find a way across a river. He stopped there looking over his surroundings. He sat f...

By: aidan | Category: General | Score: 4.9| Added: 20 Aug 2015

Shadow

- The door has been opened, just for me.  A fuzzy blur chased right up a tree. Oh boy, I'm finally free. I breeze through the trees. A quick stop, to destroy a flea. A stern voice of trouble, s...

By: ShuttleMechanic | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 01 Aug 2015

Old Bill

- A poem written by kscorn080(Pete), long, long ago Old Bill The old man sat on the porch step The children all gathered around He told them stories about his life Concerning wealth that he'd...

By: kscorn080 | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 23 Jul 2015

What IS That Smell?

- Slam dunk Do a bunk, Skunks abound Look around, Smells not good When it should, Catch a wiff 'zat the hound? Smelly old dog Wors'na bog, Dead fish rots Dog’s delight, Roll 'round goo...

By: gypsy | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 21 Jun 2015

A Strange Day

- Had it been three months since everything changed? Marcus remembered that day as if it were only yesterday. He got up that morning, same time as always, six sharp. He ate breakfast, fed the cat and t...

By: LovelyTiff | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 3.5| Added: 30 Apr 2015

Two Stoners and a Dying Dog

- Two friends were smoking, enjoying the hour: An old dog wheezed, even creaked, at their feet “Soon so soon, the dog-god she’ll go to meet, Pain she’s in makes her shake and cower, When she goe...

By: fallingdove | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 26 Feb 2015

Roberto

- Hello my friend, you're getting old Your hair is turning grey You still don't show that in your stride In how you face the day You came to us, just skin and bones A shaking bag of fear You cowered dow...

By: paulus | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 28 Nov 2014

The Warmest Word

- I enter your room softly and quietly. The dog sleeping on the floor wags his tail, as he wakes. I walk to your bed and stand gazing down, as you sleep. Your covers lay in a heap at your feet. You sle...

By: frogprince | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.7| Added: 06 Nov 2014

Arrow

- The brown eyes steadily watched Eloise from under a plain wooden chair. There was a silent growl filling the border patrol office. Eloise stood at the counter and filled out paperwork. Several uniform...

By: fallingdove | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 26 Sep 2014

Losing Renegade

- ** some may find to sad to read ** We brought him home as a 6 month old puppy. Our only pet. We named him Renegade after a college mascot. ( funny how 13 years later my daughter attends that school!...

By: Finallyatpeace | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 20 Mar 2014

Dog

- Every night I walk into my house He attacks me with his fearless paws And those fierce teeth He scratches my flesh and he barks vulgar words I see wickedness in his eyes When he has d...

By: christena | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.5| Added: 09 Feb 2014

An Angel's Story

- I came to live with this family in 1988, when they moved across the country, leaving family and friends behind in search of a new beginning and a better life. I was already here in California, waiting...

By: frogprince | Category: Musings | Score: 4.7| Added: 01 Jan 2014

In the Gray Brush

- Eloise, my mom, milked cows for a round faced dairy farmer named Bob Krump. He was having a bad year. There was a pile of black and white calves freezing near the corner of an unused corral. A few bea...

By: fallingdove | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.7| Added: 27 Nov 2013

Woof

- "Hello, boy." "Woof." It's Twink, actually. "Here, boy." "Woof. Woof." Watch it, stranger. Don't go getting familiar. I need to check you out first, give you a good sniffing and... "C'mon, bo...

By: steffanie | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 08 Oct 2013

Stuff

- Something strange happened... Some time this week. Time has bled so much, I can’t tell what day it is, or what I’m doing much, apart from a peach fuzzy sort of fuzz. Buzz. Probably the lack of sleepin...

By: Circle_Something | Category: Musings | Score: 4.3| Added: 19 Jun 2013

Lina's Hand

- Everyone in the village liked Raffi- the friendly mongrel dog who lived near the bus station, in an improvised kennel made of wooden crates. Though not pure- blooded, Raffi looked impressive, maybe b...

By: Heel | Category: Horror | Score: 5| Added: 15 May 2013

Tea

- I had new tea tonight. Vanilla Chai to be exact. It’s an art form, getting that stuff just right. So far I’ve not mastered it, but I will. I love the challenge of getting new tea and having to learn h...

By: Circle_Something | Category: Musings | Score: 2.8| Added: 26 Apr 2013

Tito

- I had a nice office job on post, Fort Hood, Texas. I lived right outside the air field gate. I had a blue healer named Tito, and I enjoyed taking him for walks. His leash hung from the door handle, an...

By: fallingdove | Category: Memoirs | Score: 3| Added: 06 Apr 2013

Tom

- Tom by 1941aaa I was orphaned at an early age and was most fortunate to be taken in by Peter and Mary Withers, for I took the place of the child they never had. Peter was the gamekeeper for Lord...

By: 1941aaa | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.5| Added: 31 Mar 2013

The Belle of Catawba Street

- Warning: While supposedly humorous, this is a story about racists and includes two racial slurs. However, the “N” word does not appear in print, but it is unavoidably, in my opinion, there in spirit...

By: Rumple_deWriter | Category: Action | Score: 4.8| Added: 06 Mar 2013

Seamus

- I woke up, yawned, blinked and stretched out my arms. I was pleasantly surprised to feel the warmth of the sun streaming in through the window onto my face and body. "Well, this is a good start," I s...

By: mazza | Category: Action | Score: 4.6| Added: 14 Sep 2012

KC Murphy and the dog from hell

- KC Murphy and the Dog from Hell The oldest one of Murphy’s sons – the one they named “KC”, would rise each morn to the task he’d sworn – tossing papers for a fee. He’d hit the road with a bas...

By: tradford | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.6| Added: 22 Mar 2012

The Story Of Smarty The Dog

- Hello, my name is Smarty and I am a dog, or at least, this is what the two-legged humans call me and those who look and bark like me. I live with a small family, the Harley who are very nice people e...

By: mylie | Category: Humor | Score: 4.4| Added: 04 Feb 2012

Shifting Sands

- Crisp, brittle dune grass scratched against my jeans as I hiked up the slope. Molly followed behind on her leash, head down, her soft, floppy ears drooping even more than normal. I reached the top of...

By: MissAdventure | Category: Supernatural | Score: 3.8| Added: 06 Dec 2011

The Teacher

- I want to teach my dog, Some tricks that are new, Like sit, fetch and heel, As a dog’s expected to do. But after many hours, Things are not going good, For despite all my efforts, She won’t do as sh...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 20 Nov 2011

What's after, death us do part?

- We watched a video about a dog called Hachiko. Richard Geere played the lead - a western professor in Japan. This is the heartrending story about his dog... What’s after, “death us do part”? ...

By: Puppyjo | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 02 Jul 2011