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Concerned Reader

Joined February 2010.

65 stories, 11 challenges, 309 comments, and 22 friends

I ain’t a writer right now, and I probably wont be one in the future, but I sure as hell enjoy the act of writing. I’ve only just started writing in the past few years, and even then have only produced short stories and shorter stories. I haven’t taken any classes, or learned from any one source, but I read a lot.

I take from what I read, and learn from the authors on my shelf. They’re the ones who’ve taught me to write, and I’ll never stop reading and learning. My writings are sporadic, my posting of stories even more so, and I don’t ever hope to be published, much less make it a full time job, but I enjoy it. So I guess I won’t ever stop writing either.

Stories

  1. Through the Valley's of Time (Draft)

    Time traveling clown that visits each time of depression to attempt to cheer people up. originally from some idyllic future.

  2. Meeting of Minds

    The door to the library burst open, startling Edward out of his reverie. He snapped to attention, quickly stashing the parchment and quill as the door snapped closed. “Who crosses that threshold?” He queried the shadow at the door, squintin...

  3. But It Never Does

    And I wander across these fleeting shores, hoping against hope that my time will come. But it never does. My ticket remains un-punched, and burns a hole in my pocket, trying it’s damnedest to reach my heart. But it never does. The cold void of th...

  4. The 103 Proof Dragon

    Everett didn’t know if it was the 7 shots that made him do it, but all the same, he upended the uncorked bottle of whiskey and placed it back onto the statue’s waiting paws. The glass settled in with a clink, open top resting against the dr...

  5. The Way Things Were

    I didn’t want it to end this way, you know? I thought we could just keep going, live and let live. But they’re not gonna let that happen, are they? Everything used to be so great. I’m gonna miss those days. That period of joyful innoc...

  6. Handy

    It was like I’d stuck my hand in a blender that wasn’t quite powerful enough. Bones broken, tendons torn, and skin sheared; all just barely holding together. Not that I hadn’t tried. God damn, but I tried my hardest. There just wasn’...

  7. Lotka Volterra

    This wind is too hot. That was the first thought to ever enter my head. I wasn’t even really aware of myself at the time. I just knew that I had to get out of this scorching, abrasive wind. That was as far ahead as I could think. Maybe if I’d been ...

  8. Forever unwind

    To my surprise, what I did find, was nothing I’d ever seen. An old watch with no band, three hours behind, but still ticking along with ease. Three half pence, cut down the middle, their bronze plain to see. A stack of letters, postage paid, turn...

  9. What Lays Within

    There’s a safe in the living room that I didn’t know was there. I probably woulda never found it if John wasn’t there. He may have broken that framed picture with his wild pitching arm, but what lay behind was infinitely more interest...

  10. In my heaven

    I’m sitting up here in my heaven, and through the wafting smoke and flames you look up to say “all is right with the world.” From within your ashen houses, shielded from the wasteland that’s become of my creation, you turn your ...

  11. //::PING:://

    //REPLY FROM FIFTIETH HOST:BYTES=32TIME=60ms TTL=56 //REPLY FROM FIFTY FIRST HOST:BYTES=32TIME=58ms TTL=56 //REPLY FROM FIFTY SECOND HOST:BYTES=32TIME=62ms TTL=56 //REPLY FROM FIFTY THIRD HOST:BYTES=32TIME=62ms TTL=56 //REPLY FROM FIFTY FOURTH HOST:BYT...

  12. //::DAISYCHAIN:://

    {{::Endevor:ITT=INTERCEDE::}} //::SIGNAL FOUND::// //::TRANSMISSION DETECTED::// //::COMMUNICATION INTERCEPT::// //::DESCRAMBLING/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-||::// //::COMPLETE::// //::ENCODING/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-||::// //::ENCODE COMPLETE::// //...

  13. Father (Repost)

    The door to Richard’s office swung open on silent hinges, completing its full arc before resting gently against the door stop. A lone figure, obscured by a rain soaked trench coat, stepped into the room. Richard glanced up from behind his ornate ...

  14. Father

    The door to Richard’s office swung open on silent hinges, completing its full arc before resting gently against the door stop. A lone figure, obscured by a rain soaked trench coat, stepped into the room. Richard glanced up from behind his ornate ...

  15. //::COMMUNICATION LOST:://

    {{::Endevor:ITT=Defiance::}} //::COMMUNICATION LOST::// //::SCANNING CHANNEL 246::// //::SCANNING CHANNEL 247::// //::OUTPUT TRUNCATED::// //::ELAPSED TIME: 346 HOURS::// //::SCANNING CHANNEL 38::// //::HALT SCAN::// //::TRANSMISSION DETECTED::// //::C...

  16. Constant Consonants

    Coerced into communicating with constant consonants, Considerance could only coagulate a croak of cacophony.

  17. {{::START

    {::Start MainLine Turn On:{{ {{::Endevor:ITT=Estrangement::}} //::COMMUNICATION INTERCEPT::// //::DESCRAMBLING/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/||::// //::COMPLETE::// //::ENCODING/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\||::// //::ENCODE COMPLETE::// //::MESSAGE...

  18. Something to look forward to.

    I’d just torn the top off my package of freeze dried mash when Tony caught my attention with his eyes. “They never get the sprinkles right.” He said with a nod. “What?” “The rainbow sprinkles on the ice cream. They n...

  19. Twenty Five Thousand Feet (repost)

    I mash my foot to the floor, and the hum of the engines grows into a full roar. The atmosphere whistles around the small canopy of my Tesla X800 as I push it to the max. Both turbines are roaring behind me now, leaving twin streaks across the sky. The ...

  20. I'll see you in another life.

    Goodbye. (junk characters to fill in space. This limit is annoying.)

  21. Too Far

    I’m sorry, I didn’t know you felt this way. I’m sorry, I didn’t think it’d end this way. If I’d known how you were feeling, I’d have stopped right away. If I’d known the thoughts you were thinking, I̵...

  22. Terry and Harry

    “Oh man oh man oh man,” Terry thought to herself between the pounding of Harry’s foot on the door, “I wish my sister was here! She’d sort this out right quick!” Realizing the futility of the situation, Terry stopped ...

  23. Afflicted Heart

    Home is where your heart is, but your heart is afflicted. That strong wanderlust, coursing through your veins, calls you to be out doing, while your body is stuck just being, and so home never seems to be at hand. I can’t say I know a cure, for m...

  24. Out Of The Slime: Arrest

    The peace lasted for less than a year, Even though we tried to persevere, We couldn’t just change our ways like that. The StarFell didn’t stay for long. It turns out they weren’t very strong. None of their technology was meant for com...

  25. Out Of The Slime: Arrive

    We were winning the fight, Kept our enemies wrapped tight, But the world was much worse for wear. Whether we won or lost, It didn’t matter what lines we crossed, We’d already gone too far to care. What little land was left, We protected aga...

  26. Out Of The Slime: Arrise

    Once upon a time, We fought up out of the slime, That permeated the world that we lived in. We fought our way to the top, But once there we didn’t stop, We kept fighting as long as the world continued to spin. It didn’t take very long, Befo...

  27. A letter to the Editor

    Excuse me, Excuse me, Listen one and all! Please clean out your ears from the Mess in hall. Mr. Mess, Mr. Mess, pick your shit up off the floor. Pack your rhymes, pack your rhythms, and I’ll see you to door. Extra ordinary extraordinary, This ain...

  28. I've Got Suicide On my Mind

    I’ve got suicide on my mind. It’s drifting through my thoughts. I’ve got suicide on my mind. Not my own, but yours. I hope it solved your problems, Because it’s left me with my own. You’ve left me so many questions, About why you had to go. W...

  29. Aim for the stars

    I always fallow that shining star, as I reach out for my dream, But should it ever reach my grasp, then my life will end mid stream. Dreams are meant to be just that, something out of reach. If you can ever achieve your dream, then a true dream I must ...

  30. From A To B

    I find that simple is sometimes best, To get the message across. So instead of deciphering rhyme schemes, The meaning slips through like floss. Don’t count yourself out yet, that you can’t quite rhyme like me. If you were ever able to match my styl...

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