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Therapy

- I just answered one of those calls that I get from the Vet Center the day before I go in for an appointment with my counselor. One of the nice things about having been in a war is that I get a free s...

By: fallingdove | Category: Memoirs | Score: 5| Added: 09 May 2017

The Ghoul Part 6

- Suddenly, the warning of the tribal elder and Wasad’s explanation came rushing back to us. The entire, horrible truth came crashing down upon me in a rush. I realized that the body we had seen in the ...

By: Jerseyboy1316 | Category: Horror | Score: 5| Added: 04 Jan 2017

The Ghoul Part 5

- Once packed, we had nothing else to do but hurry up and wait. Sam and I were conflicted about leaving. We felt that it was wrong that we were leaving Chris, but we had searched all over for him, the g...

By: Jerseyboy1316 | Category: Horror | Score: 0| Added: 03 Jan 2017

The Ghoul Part 4

- At around 5 o'clock the next morning, I was awakened by Sam shaking my shoulder. “Dave, you need to get up,” he said. “What? What? Why? What's happening? What’s going on?” was my reply. “It's Chri...

By: Jerseyboy1316 | Category: Horror | Score: 0| Added: 02 Jan 2017

The Ghoul Part 3

- Chris and I both groaned. We knew Sam was one to go a little bit too far, but this was too much. “That’s absolutely disgusting,” I said. “That used to be a person. That is so disrespectful. You’re unb...

By: Jerseyboy1316 | Category: Horror | Score: 5| Added: 01 Jan 2017

The Ghoul Part 2

- Chris jumped in after Sam got out, and, on our signal, he mashed the accelerator down, and he was off. As we watched him race around the track, I considered asked Sam if he had felt uneasy in the ware...

By: Jerseyboy1316 | Category: Horror | Score: 5| Added: 31 Dec 2016

The Ghoul Part 1

- The Ghoul The following happened about ten years ago. There are times that I still wake up in the middle of the night, sweating in the grips of a nightmare. When this occurs, I know that getting bac...

By: Jerseyboy1316 | Category: Horror | Score: 5| Added: 30 Dec 2016

Untouchable Chapters 4, 5

- Chapter 4 The drug induced sleep was dreamless, and I awoke with a start. There was a strange sensation on the left side of my body. I looked down and was startled at the sight of the machine now a...

By: collinsigler | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 11 Apr 2016

Untouchable Introduction Part 2

- Introduction, (conclusion) Chapter 6 Sounds of commotion drew my attention away from my latest victim. I looked up just as half a dozen slaves opened up with the dead guard's laze-rifles. Their ...

By: collinsigler | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 05 Apr 2016

Untouchable Introduction Part 1

- Unt o uch a b le Pr o l o g u e C h a p te r 1 Prologue Chapter 1 My first mission under direct orders from the Imperial Inquisition was an absolute disaster; landing Gunnery Sergeant M...

By: collinsigler | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 04 Apr 2016

The Chill Sinks In

- Trying to sleep in the field  The chill sinks in Beneath the five ton truck Out of the rain But soaking up the cold Inside the bag With head out Letting in the chill Sinking in While thoughts k...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 14 Oct 2015

Glimmer of Time

- WC: 6343   KX730, Solarian Sector Naval Command Destroyer Glimmer of Time   "Mayday, mayday, mayday, this is kilo xray seven three zero, going down. Anti-gravity fields almost dest...

By: mfburbaugh | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 4.7| Added: 05 Feb 2015

Stephanie's wish

- The Christmas present ticked to an abrupt stop at the bottom of the stairs. It was the pink electric drum set she wanted so bad. "Why would you do that Stephanie?!" her mother wailed. "All I asked...

By: BestAbsolutePerfect | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.8| Added: 14 Dec 2014

Welcome Heroes

- (This short story is graduation day for the elite of the elite, Space Marines... It is based on one of my eBooks 'Rocer Penal Colony' available at most eBook sites, but not needed for this.) ...

By: mfburbaugh | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 4.5| Added: 25 Nov 2014

Gunny And The Chief

- They were sailing in the Gulf of Aqaba with the fleet, supporting the super carrier George H. W. Bush. They were aboard an LHD amphib with a contingent of over one thousand fleet sailors and about 1,6...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Action | Score: 5| Added: 14 Sep 2014

The Dogs of Iraq

- I remember the barking and howling of the dogs. Not the average, neighborhood dog that barks at the mailman and has somehow gotten off of its chain, but wild, feral dogs. Never seen, only heard. D...

By: Jerseyboy1316 | Category: Memoirs | Score: 4.3| Added: 20 May 2014

Tim McCravey, U.S.M.C.

- I have a great friend and his name is Tim McCravey. He joined the Marines instead of the Army or Navy. He bravely fought in the Persian Gulf War. It's people like him who Americans are thankful for. ...

By: RandyJohnson | Category: Musings | Score: 4.8| Added: 10 Feb 2014

Ruffles and Flourishes

- The other day, I was reading a piece on storiesspace, titled “Choices” and was struck by the thought that certainly my life choices have had far-reaching unforeseen consequences. It was June, 1972. ...

By: DLizze | Category: Musings | Score: 3.7| Added: 14 Oct 2013

Jiggi-jiggi

- “Missus. Missus. Missus.” said the Iraqi teenaged boy. I looked up. The sound “Missus.” Had become like a bird call, a constant background sound that came from the boys on the other side of the wire...

By: fallingdove | Category: Memoirs | Score: 4.7| Added: 06 Aug 2013

Fresh

- It had been more than ten days since I had a shower. It was a sweltering summer in South Korea. I worked the night shift, plotting points on maps and playing war games. During the day I sat at the ga...

By: fallingdove | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 03 Aug 2013

The Flag Waved

- It all happened on a morning when I was a little late in my daily outing. Fast walking down the trail I came to the little bridge over the first stream I always passed in my daily jaunt. I was approac...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Mystery | Score: 4.8| Added: 25 Jun 2013

One Heck of a Hangover

- My base was the Presidio of Monterey. The Defense Language Institute, West Coast, to be exact. I was studying Spanish to be a linguist in the Navy. It was a 24 week course. I felt lucky to be there. I...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Memoirs | Score: 4.9| Added: 25 May 2013

Happy Valley

- It was growing light in a tiny valley a few miles from the Demilitarized Zone. This valley was the closest thing I had seen to a cemetery in Korea. Happy mounds encircled me on three sides and there w...

By: fallingdove | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4| Added: 08 Mar 2013

Like a Pit-Stop in Oz

- A bracket that holds the steering wheel to the dash came loose. The convoy of military vehicles pulled over and waited for a mechanic to come and fix the problem. We were parked on the side of a freew...

By: fallingdove | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.3| Added: 07 Mar 2013

Christmas Far from Home

- Christmas Far from Home PART ONE A cold wind swept the dirt street sending clouds of dust into the air. A few pedestrians scurried along the worn paths between the ruined buildings. Anxiety m...

By: OldTexasWriter | Category: Drama | Score: 4.2| Added: 30 Nov 2012

A Sentry's Story

- Sam trudged along the now familiar path around the storage area. Two hundred paces along the fence line, one hundred paces to the corner of the first building, two hundred fifty paces along the back o...

By: OldTexasWriter | Category: Drama | Score: 3| Added: 29 Nov 2012

How I Lost My Way - Part 1

- How I lost my way - Part 1 This is about myself. I've never written a story, let alone about myself. I grew up in Michigan in the 50's with my older brother and parents. Grew up with a strong German ...

By: fuzzy1954 | Category: Musings | Score: 4.9| Added: 23 Oct 2012

The Box

-   With a face begrimed, an old man climbed from a tattered cardboard box to a sight he knew - was an alley’s view, beneath the loading docks. The morning light would end the fight he always had...

By: tradford | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.3| Added: 16 Aug 2011