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#1 in Suspense
once yours always yours
by adam
1 part / 4 pages
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updated Oct 22, 2016

purpose will always be fulfilled

 
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#8 in Suspense
The Blind Spot
1 part / 9 pages
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updated Nov 30, 2013

The narrative of a young man's struggle with a tortured past and the repression that comes with it.

 
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#5 in Suspense
Restoring the Dream
1 part / 12 pages
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updated Dec 06, 2013

Set in the near future, a new administration occupies the White House with large plans for the future. A favorite among the American people, the President is quick to make political enemies. He will not let anything deter him from is goals of rebuilding the dream that is America, and laying the ground work for the future

 
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#8 in Paranormal
Candy for the Conscripts
1 part / 13 pages
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updated Dec 28, 2013

A short story about a man shipped off to war against his will who finds solace in the strangest of places.

 
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#4 in Suspense
Life in Russia under Stalin
1 part / 3 pages
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updated Nov 30, 2013

Chess. A game, a tactical battle between the master and pupil hides a dark undercurrent of lust, temptation and hope.

 
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#7 in Suspense
Sleep
1 part / 7 pages
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updated Dec 28, 2013

Melvin struggles to get some sleep.

 
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#5 in Sports
The Noble Art
1 part / 11 pages
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updated Dec 06, 2013

A short story set in late-1790's Regency England, detailing a boxing match from a time when boxing was brutal and bareknuckled an, some would say, barbaric...

 
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#7 in Crime
The Day They Came
1 part / 2 pages
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updated Dec 06, 2013

Wha's it like to be a criminal? Always hiding, always operating in secret, always running from the law. The boy in the story has never known any different, but whe he finds out about a different side of the criminal lifestyle, he begins to question his 'profession.' When the police eventually catch up with him, he has the face the hard facts of his childhood finally.

 
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#7 in Crime
Oblivion Bridge
1 part / 79 pages
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updated Nov 23, 2013

GENRE: Contemporary, Crime, Fiction, Suspense24,850 words; Complete Novella - Ninth draft, but still not yet finely polished . . . More work to come but still readable, with all elements in place.Both lines of the first-person narrator’s Appalachian Mountain families’ are moonshiners going back generations, and as he tells it, “My uncles all were outlaws, every last one of them, and daddy was, too.  They weren’t lazy.  They knew what hard work was, and were eager to avoid it . . .”  The narrator’s daddy and his mother’s daddy were the biggest obstacles to circumvent in any situation that developed, and surrounding those two, one could always count on situations developing.  They made life difficult for people inside and out of the family, but they served the big fish that swim near the surface, the power elite of Mesach County.  Even after the end of Prohibition, their special services remained valuable.  As was clear that he would from the beginning, daddy finally took things too far.  Something had to give, and the end began at Oblivion Bridge . . .

 
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#9 in Suspense
What's bugging Doctor Harkness
1 part / 3 pages
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updated Dec 28, 2013

Dr Jack Harnkness is sent aboard a mining ship trying to decipher what is the cause of the ships mysterious illness passing around, which has sprung up after their latest discovery.

 
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Hello Darkness
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updated Mar 27, 2017

This poem focuses in on how depression, or in this case the "Darkness", becomes our from. We love to hate it, yet it always comes back around as a "loyal friend" would do.

 
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#8 in Self Help
The Lost City
2 parts / 13 pages
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updated Nov 23, 2013

The Lost City The JourneyOnce a day in the summer of 1920 in London, I was going on a short trip to the lake that lies not so far from my country house that remains in "greenwood village", so after an hour of driving I finally reached my wooden camp house near the lake, I lined my car beside it and started to take of my heavy bags and hold them towards the door, then I put them down to be able to open it, thereafter I started to unpack them and put them in their main places..After two hours of organizing the house and doing what I need to do, I walked into the kitchen to make hot-chocolate and some dinner, well what can I say when I finally found peace and calm away from all the noises of the village. Anyway, after a very tiring day I must go to sleep because I have a lot of things to do tomorrow morning, like cutting some trunks and doing some home-works...At seven o'clock in the morning I woke up on a very strange sound that came out from the lake, it was like a very loud trumpet ! so in a harry I wore my coat and ran towords it to find out what it was about.., when I arrived I saw strange small bright colored lights that were floating above it making weird movements and shapes, then in a blink of an eye they disappeared..

 
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Evermore
1 part / 1 page
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updated Mar 27, 2017

I wrote this poem based on the question of "what if Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven had been continued". This is why I have a quote from The Raven at the beginning. 

 
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#6 in Literary Fiction
The Smell of Sweat
1 part / 18 pages
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updated Apr 03, 2014

A  troubled young woman tries to scratch an unspeakable itch while visiting an adult video store.

 
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Across the White Sands
1 part / 42 pages
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updated Nov 19, 2013

GENRE: Fiction, Historical, Western, Paranormal, Romance,12,200 words; the first chapter of a 100,000 - 120,000 word novel, well over one-third of which is written, but not yet polished.It is 1879.  Inside the AT&SF Railway station in Emporia, Kansas, Snyder Starr ended what might have been a far worse incident with a lightening quick six-gun.  Clearly, he was a capable man, short in stature but big on integrity, courage, and fair play.  A Civil War veteran, he fought for the losing side, and stood at Appomattox as the surrender was signed, then carried the news to his outfit, McNeill Rangers, awaiting word.  The war was over, but the loss did not sit easy; Snyder was a restless man.  He wandered westward plying his railroad occupation, but found he could not live long in any one place before he had to draw his gun.  To their detriment, people tended to underestimate him.  Wherever he roamed, he also won admirers by applying bow to violin.  Although accomplished, cultured, and knowledgeable, Snyder wasn’t prepared for the opportunities that killing the behemoth bully in Emporia presented.  In one act, doors to the paranormal opened to aid him in events, which he inadvertently set in motion; a struggle between two worlds, and an evilly aligned faction led by the dead giant’s even more menacing twin, who stood in the way of a bright future and a beloved woman with special talents of her own.

 
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Bawalla
1 part / 8 pages
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updated Nov 19, 2013

Bawalla’s main character is Mick, a plumber who lives in a small coastal Australian town where his wife is a school teacher. Both are eagerly anticipating the birth of their first child. Mick tells of his fears and hopes for the future as the story unfolds. At times, the story flashes back to parts of his childhood, both humorous and tragic, to let the reader know how he came to be the man he is. The main story revolves around the following sequence of events: Mick’s wife Janelle, becomes frustrated before one of her classes after an incident with recently-returned-to-town know-it-all, Ken Perry. She takes it out on one of her students, Jay who happens to be the son of Mike’s best mate and employee, Dave. Ego bruised, Jay and his mates play a seemingly harmless trick on their teacher a few nights later by drunkenly prank calling her to announce that her husband has been involved in an accident. Janelle, who earlier in the night had a phone conversation regarding drink-driving with her husband whilst celebrating his brother’s birthday, rushes to make it to the hospital and in doing so, has an accident which causes her to miscarriage. The story then focuses on Mike and his ability to control his urge for some sort of revenge versus forgiving his best-mates son, amid strained relationships between all parties.

 
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Chronicles of Revenge
1 part / 10 pages
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updated Dec 06, 2013

Chronicles of Revenge Chronicles of Revenge is a fictional autobiography based around the character of Captain Matt North.   North is a natural killer and leader; the best the UK has seen in or out of the military. He has the senses of a wild animal and extraordinary skills with just about any weapon. His other unusual skills include accelerated healing abilities due to a regenerating injection for Zartanium poisoning after an attempt on his life at a young age, and a one hundred percent photographic memory, plus the ability to move without any sound, which for a man of his height and build is amazing, and years of military training.   North’s two sons were kidnapped and murdered at the orders of three international government officials when he refused to take on an assassination assignment from them. After five years and a worldwide manhunt, North returns to exact his revenge upon these politicians. Matt tracks and kills the offspring of the politicians, before once again disappearing. Now they will feel his pain.   Little did they realise what they had unleashed upon themselves, but they would know soon enough.   This captivating novel takes the reader through the first half of Matt’s strange and violent life, from the first attempt on his young life when he was less than two days old, to the brutal bare knuckle fight with a top prize fighter while still only fifteen years old.    

 
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#3 in Travel
Lebanon
1 part / 3 pages
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updated Nov 26, 2013

It's about an adventure mixed with the component of suspense and discovery of new beautiful locations and landmarks, knowing new directions and a mixed culture with the new and old..

 
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#3 in Music
Relations: Short Stories of Life
1 part / 11 pages
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updated Dec 28, 2013

The book is all about human relationships. The dilemma faced by us is not different, it's same everywhere, in every city, in every country. Love doesn't lie in only finding and spending the whole life with a beloved, sometimes it manifests even in separation.

 
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#3 in Suspense
A Trip In Time
1 part / 5 pages
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updated Dec 06, 2013

“Tommy, get in here this minute!” his mother shouted. “I’m trying to mum but I’m having trouble with Bonnie.” Tommy yelled back. “If she won’t come, leave her and hurry up inside.” His mother commanded.  Tommy loved his puppy and was not prepared to obey this command. Tommy struggled with the dog in his arms and slowly made his way towards the house being guided by the light shining from the open door. When he  only had about a hundred yards to go to reach the safety of the  house there was a lull in the storm and an eerie calmness befell the area around the house. He stopped to look at the heavens and saw a beam of light coming from the clouds and getting brighter as it came nearer to the earth. He stood fascinated, watching the light coming towards him, fearful of what was to happen next. He could hear his mother calling him, as if from a long distance and as he turned to look towards his home he could see her reflection in the light of the doorway. He shook his head and started advancing once again towards the back door. As he was walking the light started to fade away until there was no light at all and he was left in total darkness. He called out to his mother and heard a faint reply, and then there was total silence. No sound of the wind or pelting rain, just total eerie silence.

 
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