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One in a Million

-   She is a big beautiful woman about five foot six with shoulder length rusty red hair and hazel eyes. In her opinion, she was nothing special (although others told her often she was). She made the ...

By: aussie_kitty77 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 05 Aug 2017

Keep Counting...

- Today, while walking my kids to school, I overheard my nine-year-old son ponder aloud to his younger sister, "I wonder if there are any swear words for butt." Never one to ignore a teachable moment,...

By: Ping | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 27 Jun 2017

Taken by a Highlander- chapter 5

- The next morning Ella woke up and yawned mightily stretching out her arms. She hadn't slept so well in a very long time. How she knew that, she didn't really have a clue, just that she felt good.  S...

By: Kari | Category: Fantasy | Score: 5| Added: 22 May 2017

Taken by a Highlander- chapter 3

-                                         The Forbidden Forest   As they rode across the moors, Ella kept from freaking out by trying to figure out what the man's last words meant. If she could only...

By: Kari | Category: Fantasy | Score: 5| Added: 07 May 2017

Taken by a Highlander - chapter 2

- Ella drove on the highway for a short while before sighting a gravel road that looked interesting. She turned onto the road and continued for at least forty-five minutes before she came to a place sh...

By: Kari | Category: Fantasy | Score: 5| Added: 01 May 2017

Yes Son, That Was An Elk.

- Yes, son. That was an Elk. Hunting season was always a big deal. We took hunters from all over, and these guided hunts were pretty much off-limits to youngsters wanting to tag-along. However, kind of...

By: Vern_Fawcett | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 09 Dec 2016

Hair Brushes and Tractor Batteries

- As a young man I was a night owl/late sleeper. Getting me up for chores and school was often difficult. One morning Mom had given up and sent Dad up to “Get him up NOW!" I slept in the top bunk of our...

By: Vern_Fawcett | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.7| Added: 05 Nov 2016

Adventures Across the Starways - Chapter 19

- Sive opened her eyes to darkness, blinking a couple of times. She snarled silently to herself. “You bastard!”     She desperately pushed several buttons before frustration took over and she starte...

By: Kari | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 02 Oct 2016

The Nurses. Chapter18

- Amiens. June 11 th 1940 Maria woke at Six. As the DMO had promised, she had been given instructions to report for her induction course at Eight, so she had two hours to prepare herself and ta...

By: AnnaMayZing | Category: Drama | Score: 5| Added: 09 Apr 2016

Through The Ages - chapter 10

- It was finally celebration week! Our first day seemed to go so very slowly but eventually we found ourselves at the dinner table discussing what we should do that night. There was a pile of ideas bei...

By: Kari | Category: Adventure | Score: 5| Added: 24 Feb 2016

Welcome home big brother

- My name was Alexis. I was only eight years old. I wanted to play ball outside, so my mother told me to play in the backyard. She said stay near the door so she could see me at all times and call me in...

By: Entangled_Fate | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 20 Sep 2015

Through The Ages - chapter 7

- Chapter 7 Training All eyes were on Duris as he slowly walked over to the end of the long table so everyone could see and hear what he had to say. Nina followed but stopped just a few feet behind th...

By: Kari | Category: Adventure | Score: 5| Added: 08 Sep 2015

Amber Part 36

- After breakfast on Sunday Amber did a quick count of her ready cash, she had more than enough for her needs. She then spent a few hours online searching for a cab service and found one to suit her sch...

By: The_Count | Category: Young Adult | Score: 4.4| Added: 01 Aug 2015

The many lives of Casey L. Miller

- Personal note to the readers, this story is not for the weak of heart to read for the content of this story. By choosing to read it, you agree that you are over eighteen and mature enough to handle t...

By: Rebellious_Soul | Category: Crime | Score: 4.6| Added: 16 May 2015

Amber

- Labor Day had arrived and left and it signaled the end of Summer vacation. As depressing as it was there was small amount of joy from the fact that this was the last year of school. Bruce lingered out...

By: The_Count | Category: Young Adult | Score: 5| Added: 28 Dec 2014

Good Intentions

- "It's not what it looks like," she said. The girl’s parents stared in horror at what had, the night before, been a festive and lovingly arranged assortment of gifts under the tree. "But...but w...

By: SydneyLeigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 19 Dec 2014

Last Day Aboard Ship - chapter 3

- All the way down the passageway, I heard the laughter and comments yelled after me from the crew’s mess. Today is just getting better and better. As I walked towards the tadar equipment compartment,...

By: rolandlytle | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 4.9| Added: 01 Feb 2014

A Random Moment, Part 19: Who is it?

- Sitting in his seat, tea in hand, Rufus was almost tempted to stand and grab something stronger. He looked at the girl, his eyes wild and unbelieving, head spinning. “Seriously, where did you come f...

By: Circle_Something | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4| Added: 29 Nov 2013

Gidealis Enigma Chapter 46

- Chapter 46 Message for the Future When I come to, I’m on the floor with Yasen and Zumi over me. “Your heart has stopped!” My lover caresses my face, and looks into my eyes, not knowing what ...

By: GriffinGarcon | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 27 Nov 2013

Gidealis Enigma Chapter 43

- Chapter 43 The Secret to Keep The thought makes me smile, and I even let that smile light up my face. The imprint is within the reach. I can imagine their surprise when I interface with the sh...

By: GriffinGarcon | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 11 Sep 2013

The Conclusion of Quirks

- Well here I am reporting for work on the haunted house project, its the day after my birthday and I am not in he best frame of mind. If you read the first installment you will remember that none of m...

By: The_Count | Category: Memoirs | Score: 5| Added: 29 Aug 2013

Gidealis Enigma Chapter 22

- Chapter 22 Searching for Relemill We’re coming down between the two mountain tops, abundant with life and beauty. The stunted trees hide the paths that mountain rams and deer made with their ni...

By: GriffinGarcon | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 02 Aug 2013

Gidealis Enigma Chapter 15

- Chapter 15 A Gypsy Trick Sada has a strange vision as we ride out of the village. It’s getting ready to rain. Iris and we wrap ourselves tighter in our cloaks, but the prophet does not seem to ...

By: GriffinGarcon | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 19 Jul 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

A Random Moment, Part 13: A Surprising Moment

- The last van load was finally delivered to Rufus’ flat. “Wow, it’s finally official,” Cynthia sighed. “Not yet,” Rufus smiled. “Huh?” Cynthia was confused. “Here you go!” Rufus fished a key out of...

By: Circle_Something | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 17 Jun 2013

Melanie's Mystery Man

- The wide walkway that was a few steps above the lengthy beach was teeming with the sun loving crowd. The first days of warm weather after weeks of a wet, dreary Spring drew the multitudes. As Mel...

By: Rascal | Category: Horror | Score: 4.7| Added: 30 Apr 2013

Computer Problems

- A young woman was sitting behind the desk, looking intently at a document, and nervously clicking her pen. As I came in, she looked up at me, giving me one of those formal smiles that I hate so much. ...

By: Heel | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4| Added: 01 Apr 2013

Hi, so what happened?

- Hi, so what happened didn’t I tell you to avoid this? How could you even begin to do this to your family, all our resolutions, out of the window. Standing on the edge of the shower tray ...

By: courage2bfree | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.3| Added: 20 Jan 2012

The Truth About Garnette

- I The silos were all so visible as I traveled the road taking me to the Ketler’s farm. Like giant missiles, they rose into the air like tin gods ruling the very ground that grew the grain they wer...

By: Douglas_Daleray | Category: Mystery | Score: 4.4| Added: 28 Sep 2011

the Broken Fall

-  He walked around the back of the mansion house noticing the stonework and Victorian plumbing. Suddenly he saw a leg emerging from an upstairs window, then another leg, then a bottom all nicely comp...

By: courage2bfree | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4.7| Added: 30 Aug 2011

The View

- The View By Tony Radford An institute was built to suite some folks that most don’t know, a place to send our wounded men with no place else to go. In a room of white, all day and night two...

By: tradford | Category: Poetry | Score: 3.8| Added: 18 Aug 2011

Tonsillitis

- Copyright: oomph 2011 I say clothes are an unnecessary inconvenience. But my Mum says they’re necessary and not an inconvenience. She makes me wear them. She always makes me wear them. And because I’...

By: oomph | Category: Humor | Score: 5| Added: 21 Jun 2011