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The Mohawk Cabin (Chapter 1)

- The wood-spoked wheels of the old Crow-Elkhart began sinking in the soft mud along the shoulder of Route 9W almost as soon as I stopped the car. I had just pulled off the macadam in a panic, at the s...

By: LaJumelleMauvaise | Category: General | Score: 5| Added: 04 Jul 2017

Taken by a Highlander- chapter 7

- Rówann had been surprised when Ella had introduced herself as Lass, but it had confirmed his suspicions. She had been magicked somehow and who knew how long it would be until it wore off. Still, it s...

By: Kari | Category: Fantasy | Score: 5| Added: 12 Jun 2017

Taken by a Highlander- chapter 6

- Rówann was not having a very enjoyable morning. Whatever it was that he was tracking, he knew it was not human. Nothing human could move through a place like this and leave barely any signs of passin...

By: Kari | Category: Fantasy | Score: 5| Added: 28 May 2017

Taken by a Highlander- chapter 4

- Once horse and riders drew near the edge of the forest, they halted. Ella looked up at the wondrously tall trees. She had seen her fair share of forests in her travels, but nothing like this one. It ...

By: Kari | Category: Fantasy | Score: 5| Added: 15 May 2017

The Chronicles of Claudia Labelle -- Part XXII

- [SHORT—RAMBLING—FOLLOWED—BY—ENTRY—29]     Tunnel so dank and dark, Where dust begins to collect. The enclave seen through one flame, Seven spectators view her kept in chains. ...

By: ZMahnke | Category: Young Adult | Score: 5| Added: 09 May 2017

Taken by a Highlander

- Chapter 1. Scotland Donella, known as Ella since she was a wee lass had dreamed of this trip for as long as she could remember. The 22-year old woman was rather small, being only five feet two inche...

By: Kari | Category: Adventure | Score: 5| Added: 26 Apr 2017

Drowning Pass

- Beyond belief In disrepair I found my past Alone out there The wreckage I can not grasp Happy memories Flooding fast Dilapidations And sinking masts The desolation I will not grasp What has happen...

By: adi_me | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 11 Aug 2016

Xi Shi's Ghost

- Two thousand years ago There was a woman of exceptional beauty, So exceptional, the legend goes, That whenever she looked At her reflection in a pond, The fish would forget how to swim, A...

By: TheGreatValette | Category: Poetry | Score: 3.7| Added: 18 Apr 2016

Through The Ages - chapter 11

- Celebrations! We guys were up pretty early on this very important day. After getting washed and dressed, we fairly raced to the eating hall only to find that the girls had beat us there. There they w...

By: Kari | Category: Adventure | Score: 4.8| Added: 29 Mar 2016

Entirely Forgot

- Ashes fall upon glazed eyes, long stilled Concealing blood and bones, a carnage landfill Right and wrong, causes and convictions all dead and gone Warriors from opposing sides, togethe...

By: BBaker | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 20 Mar 2016

Through The Ages - chapter 9

- Through the Ages - Chapter 9 Festival Time The weeks and months went by while we all became truly wonderful athletes. Duris would meet weekly with Andros and contemplate our progress. I came to und...

By: Kari | Category: Adventure | Score: 5| Added: 14 Feb 2016

The Castle Part 7

- The Baroness led her ancient Grandmother into her spacious marble bathroom where she drew her a bath. She took the gown the Queen had worn and carefully folded it before placing it in up in a large pl...

By: The_Count | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4.8| Added: 21 Jan 2016

Through The Ages - chapter 3

- Town Life As I quickly rushed away from the girl in the pond, I kept thinking, “She is the most beautiful naked girl I have ever seen, actually she is the only naked girl I have ever seen. Regardless...

By: Kari | Category: Adventure | Score: 4.6| Added: 09 Aug 2015

Through The Ages - chapter 2

- Korinna At the age of 13 Korinna otherwise known as Kori was becoming more and more of a handful for her father. Since she had lost her mother to a fever three years ago, he had been just too busy tr...

By: Kari | Category: Adventure | Score: 4.9| Added: 03 Aug 2015

Through The Ages - chapter 1

- Through The Ages Book 1 Crete Chapter 1. Nikos I have decided to write the story of my long life. Someone like myself might come across it one day and know they are not alone. If not, I'm sure it w...

By: Kari | Category: Adventure | Score: 4.9| Added: 01 Aug 2015

Missing: Ten Things Not Here (And All Of Them Are You)

- One. The oh-so-bulky laptop. Where I wrote you letters, and poems. I sat until my eyes were teary and all my thoughts were of you. Two. The little blue car. Where we shared our first real kiss (and ...

By: LousyNick | Category: Musings | Score: 4.7| Added: 18 May 2015

Dog's Bollocks

- I learned recently about what may be the earliest emoticon. It was interesting as I researched the information. I learned about history, typography, and how humans have changed their attitudes. It i...

By: rolandlytle | Category: Musings | Score: 4.9| Added: 26 Feb 2015

The Coat

- “He’s late,” Monica urged as a wintry wind hastily picked up out of the north. “Sam, we should go,” She insisted. As the wind rushed past, her shoulder length hair gently swayed. Her teeth chattered q...

By: cairnsboy | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 4.5| Added: 18 May 2014

Epitaph

- I have grown tired of the process of competition, and judging from the paucity of readers and comments my work gets anymore, the process has grown tired of me. I have many authors on SS and Lush that ...

By: Dreamcatcher | Category: Musings | Score: 4.8| Added: 16 Feb 2014

The Nell Gwyn Chronicles - 7

- Nell “Are there no depths to which you would not sink, Rochester?” The younger man laughed unashamedly. “When my lord and master provides me with excellent wine and even better women, the least ...

By: Tiula | Category: Romance | Score: 4.1| Added: 13 Jan 2014

The Nell Gwyn Chronicles - 6

- Nell “All right, all right, break it up! What’s going on?” I picked up my skirts and ran towards the fight. The mob jeered to see a girl push her way through, but when it became clear that I int...

By: Tiula | Category: Romance | Score: 4.6| Added: 12 Jan 2014

The Nell Gwyn Chronicles - 5

- Charles Sweet lord, she was beautiful. My eyes widened, as though by doing so they could take in more of her shape, the glistening of water on her soft skin, the spirals of steam that shrouded h...

By: Tiula | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 04 Jan 2014

The Nell Gwyn Chronicles - 4

- Charles “Charles!” My brother clicked his fingers in front of my face and I blinked, jolted back to the present. “Hmm?” “What is up with you this afternoon? Your head is in the clouds; you b...

By: Tiula | Category: Romance | Score: 4.4| Added: 03 Jan 2014

The Nell Gwyn Chronicles - 3

- Charles I laughed as her eyes widened to the size of gold coins, her plump little lips dropping into an infinitely kissable O. For a moment she was speechless as she took in the size of the room...

By: Tiula | Category: Romance | Score: 4.4| Added: 02 Jan 2014

The Nell Gwyn Chronicles - 2

- Nell I liked him. I’ve never been a girl to beat about the bush and I certainly didn’t intend to start with the King. In truth, however, the idea of meeting the man himself had set my stomach f...

By: Tiula | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 01 Jan 2014

The Nell Gwyn Chronicles - 1

- Nell The knock was soft, but made us both jump nonetheless. “Don’t get it,” Jamie whispered in my ear, “Whoever it is will go away.” Ignoring him, I climbed to my feet and straightened my skirt...

By: Tiula | Category: Romance | Score: 4.4| Added: 31 Dec 2013

The Christmas Card Part 2

- Penny tore open the card that she had already made out to Ian and added some more lines to the ones she had already penned. She then selected a fresh envelope and addressed to him and placed it in the...

By: The_Count | Category: General | Score: 5| Added: 28 Dec 2013

Legend of Bancroft Tower

- When I was young, I spent a lot of time in the back seat of my cousin's car alone. She had a boyfriend, but he did not drive and she never liked to drive alone. As a result, I went on many dates with...

By: frogprince | Category: Memoirs | Score: 4.4| Added: 24 Sep 2013

Who Do You Think I Am?

- This poem only available on Stories Space. If you are reading it elsewhere, it has been stolen. You see my writing on the wall And you think you know who I am. Am I splayed out naked for all to se...

By: Daisy | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 17 Aug 2013

Exotic Woods for Carpenters

- The Eucalyptus trees in California . Living in Northern California is a nice thing most of the time. It seems to be a very different state when compared to Southern California and the Sacramento a...

By: frogprince | Category: Humor | Score: 4.6| Added: 10 Aug 2013

Let Me Go

- This poem only available on Stories Space. If you are reading it elsewhere, it has been stolen. Hand against the cold glass, Condensation runs like tears Down the outside of my leaden heart. The ...

By: Daisy | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 18 Jun 2013

The Wonders of Technology

- My first exposure to the wonders of television was shortly after the Second World War when a hardware store up the street put one in their front window. They turned it on when programming started whic...

By: Rascal | Category: Musings | Score: 4.7| Added: 25 Mar 2013

The Lonely Gloom

- I want to close my eyes Clench them tight to stop the Spill of salt water that aches to rush And fill this hollow void inside of me. The world shifts sideways Life revolves and history...

By: LittleSister_ | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.3| Added: 27 Jan 2013

The Scavenging Birds Of Prey

- Ancient animosities bestirred on that fateful day  And the scavenging birds of prey feasted Upon the fields of battle As they ever had And would. The wars had started when rulers tamed the world And ...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.5| Added: 27 Jan 2013

Life of a Nauga

- We have all heard of Naugahyde. It was used in upholstering custom cars in the 1960’s and 1970’s. But does anyone know where it comes from? Does it come from an animal? Where does it live? What does ...

By: frogprince | Category: Musings | Score: 4.7| Added: 16 Jan 2013

Life Begins, Life Ends

- Can you deal with science? Can you know what is real? Will you accept the truth? Are you lost in the past? Would you allow for doubt? Would you give up your faith? Could you let in the new? Wi...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 31 Dec 2012

I Am

- This poem only available on Stories Space. If you are reading it elsewhere, it has been stolen. I am Nothing. And Something. Something and Nothing That float in the ether, Shadows of grace on the a...

By: Daisy | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.5| Added: 26 Dec 2012

Fever or Curse

- 1849, Gold Rush, Sutter's mill was the start of it all. From around the world, many Argonauts came to call. Heading away to discover the newest gold find. Their families, homes and businesses left ...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.6| Added: 25 Oct 2012

Sweet Lies

- Click. Click. Click. The high, clear clicks of heels on marble unnerved me, and it was a few moments before I recognised them as my own footsteps. Fear curled in my stomach, trussed up so ti...

By: Tiula | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4.7| Added: 13 Aug 2012

Dawning of Love

- As the morning light dawns so does our love grow. Like the love of Romeo and Juliet. while the day moves on we meet and dance our love continues to bloom like Fred and Ginger in the mea...

By: timidlittlebabe | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.3| Added: 11 May 2012

SANTAPEDIA: Anti-Child Attitudes at the North Pole in the 1950’s

- Overview Credible Christmas historians have long known that the North Pole was not always a child-friendly place. This was evident in the early 1950’s, when resentment over impossible Christmas Ev...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Humor | Score: 5| Added: 09 Dec 2011

September 11

- Flash Back Age 12 “What's going on?” “Some guy accidentally crashed a plane into a building in the city” Laughs. “No. Really. People are dead.” Laughs stop. “What? Like a large plane?” “Y...

By: Patrick | Category: Musings | Score: 4.7| Added: 30 Jul 2011