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The Waking Dream

- London, Spring 1816 He clearly remembered when he first became aware of a hint of unease; a sense of otherworldly darkness. Before then in his life, of course, he had moments of disquiet in terms ...

By: curvygalore | Category: Supernatural | Score: 5| Added: 27 Sep 2018

Night Streets-Chapter 2

-       “Hey Andrew,” Jeremy began. “You know, when you said you had exams to study for, I thought you meant you were going to study for them after our little outing.” Andrew rolled his eyes. Sar...

By: Perwinkle123 | Category: Young Adult | Score: 5| Added: 07 Sep 2018

Shadows and Streets-Chapter 1

- Sarvanez shifted in her chair. The corset pinched into her waist and it was every bit as uncomfortable as it looked. How do the women here wear these every single day? She thought to herself, feeli...

By: Perwinkle123 | Category: Young Adult | Score: 5| Added: 31 Aug 2018

Danegyth's lament

- Lament, lament, I heard upon a day Ealdgyth mourning, mourning her lost Lord and the cry went up when he was lost and could not be found.   So they came to us, the monks. A Christian burial the...

By: Pixie_Hoffmann | Category: Memoirs | Score: 5| Added: 29 Aug 2018

Rahab's Red Book: further discoveries

- Sarah's comments on the similarity between myself and Rahab, the memoirist whose book I had discovered in Istanbul, gave me pause for thought. Could it possibly be that there was a connection between...

By: Pixie_Hoffmann | Category: Memoirs | Score: 5| Added: 28 Aug 2018

The origins of Rahab's Red Book

- Getting the contents of the Red Book back to London was exciting, as it gave the experts at the British Library a chance to order them. There were ten volumes in all. The leaves had been bound in re...

By: Pixie_Hoffmann | Category: Memoirs | Score: 5| Added: 17 Jun 2018

Rahab's Red Book

- During a visit to Istanbul, I had occasion to meet a colleague in an old Ottoman era town house near the Hagia Sophia, the great Basilica built by the emperor Justinan the Great in the sixth century ...

By: Pixie_Hoffmann | Category: Memoirs | Score: 5| Added: 05 Jun 2018

Five Dollar Donation

-   The bus ride over to the museum was as painful as a tooth extraction without the laughing gas. Kids who were nearing adulthood acted like two year olds on Red Bull, bouncing in their seats, yellin...

By: vkent1112 | Category: General | Score: 5| Added: 13 May 2018

Why I Invented Gravy

- Because some meats are very dry. For centuries people just drizzled water, or Coke, on their overcooked cutlet or Grandma’s Classic Thanksgiving Sawdust Turkey, and this really just made their plate...

By: TouchOfGray | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 02 Aug 2017

Wendigo Part 1

- Jamestown Fort, January 1609 Sarah awoke in the dark. The first thing she noticed was the cold. It had seeped through the clothing she wore, through the blanket that she had wrapped herself in, thro...

By: Jerseyboy1316 | Category: Horror | Score: 0| Added: 05 Jan 2017

Execution

- He slowly walked through the crowd of people, his eyes roving everywhere. He had expected there to be more noise from the crowd, more jeers and ugly insults hurled, but they were silent and watching h...

By: LauraDanielle | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 15 Sep 2016

The Baron's Quest

- PROLOGUE DRAGO SAW THE two Americans from yesterday up ahead. They had their backs turned to him, as they stood at the base of a large medieval wooden gate that led into Predjama Castle. His sh...

By: cairnsboy | Category: Action | Score: 5| Added: 25 May 2016

Where Were You?

- This is a more-or-less faithful retelling of the great, “Where Were You?” controversy that occurred back in the fall of 1951. However, due warning is hereby given that being as how the story involves...

By: Rumple_deWriter | Category: General | Score: 5| Added: 17 Aug 2015

Meg's Story (working title)-The opening of my first novel

- Meg’s Story (Working title) – first part of Chapter 1 1930 “You little scamp!” I actually yelled out loud at him (if we were at home, I’d have been in trouble for that). I had to think an...

By: SjW47 | Category: Memoirs | Score: 5| Added: 01 Feb 2015