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kaellinn18

Joined May 2009 and calls I Push Buttons home.

84 stories, 3 challenges, 456 comments, and 52 friends

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I love to write. One of my life goals is to write a novel, but right now work, church, and family take up most of my spare time. This site helps me scratch that writing itch that pops up occasionally.

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Stories

  1. The Secret Passage

    As the stone gave way, the wall slid open. Rebecca started to tumble backward, but Thomas grabbed her. He could just make out the outline of a staircase winding down into the depths of the hill. “No way!” he yelled. Thomas pulled his iPod T...

  2. It's Just A Myth

    Rebecca snorted and burst out laughing. Thomas sighed and rolled his eyes. “You promised you wouldn’t make fun of me.” “I’m not making fun of you. I’m laughing at you!” Thomas crossed his arms. “Alright, ...

  3. Trespassing

    Lightning streaked the sky as sheets of rain soaked the earth. Rebecca ran up the path on Glastonbury Tor, dragging Thomas along behind her. A few rain-soaked moments later and they reached the shelter of Saint Michael’s Tower. Rebecca leaned aga...

  4. The Interrogation

    “Who are you?” the man squeaked out. “You can call me The Dark Hillbilly,” the captor closest to him answered, circling menacingly. “Oh. Wh- why do they call you that?” The Dark Hillbilly grinned down at his victim. ...

  5. A Day You Would Not Believe

    You will never believe what happened to me today, dear reader. I was driving down the expressway when all of a sudden the front right tire gave out with a deafening boom. You can understand that I was caught quite by surprise, and I only barely managed...

  6. Quenching The Thirst

    Royce and Arthur held the tarp between them and eased it under the small waterfall. As the water flowed over the tarp onto the ground, it became obvious that the floor’s surface was angled toward the back of the cave, forcing the water directly i...

  7. Mind Over Matter

    Royce and Arthur placed their backs against the cave wall. “On three,” Royce commanded. “One, two, three.” They planted their feet and pushed with all their might. The rock didn’t budge so much as a millimeter. The two men...

  8. The Serpent's Throat

    Royce grabbed Arthur’s hand and helped haul himself over the ledge into the cave. The stone walls were rough except for the elaborate tail of a snake carved into the rock, beginning at the entrance and disappearing into the cavern. “Hand me...

  9. The Ascent

    Royce and Arthur carefully navigated the cliff side, sidling deeper underneath the waterfall. The moist surface made the going treacherous. Royce lost his footing once and would have plunged to the river below had Arthur not pulled him to safety. As th...

  10. Seeking The Serpent

    The waterfall burst from the clifftop several hundred feet above and cascaded down to the roiling river below. Small, wet particles floated in Royce’s direction on the thick air, cooling his face. He hacked through the underbrush, making his way ...

  11. On The Trail

    The air was thick with moisture, and every time Royce breathed in it felt like he was drowning. With each hack of his machete it felt like the jungle grew back twice as thick, ripping at his already well-worn trousers. Arthur trudged along behind, grun...

  12. An Unexpected Interruption

    Mike ushered Tina into the diner and the two sat down at the bar. “Evening, Sam,” Mike said as the older man came over to take their order. “Can we get a couple cups of Joe?” “Sure thing, Mike. Two coffees coming up!”...

  13. Last Flight

    Manfred von Richthofen kept his Fokker low, pursuing the RAF Sopwith Camel over the treetops. He occasionally fired bursts from his 7.92mm machine guns, but his target continued to elude him. He was about to bring his guns to bear once more when he saw...

  14. Weeping Willow

    I sheltered your parents with my leafy curtains on the warm summer night you were conceived. They made love on a bed of blankets and soft moss, safe from the eyes of the world. I hid you from your sister, providing the perfect place for you to wait in ...

  15. A Deadly Destiny

    The Amazing Ariel sat in the candlelit room, wrapped in her long flowing robes. The light of the tiny flames flickered over her face and reflected in her eyes as she took in the visage of her customer. “You wish to know your future?” The ha...

  16. Long Gone

    Sarah stepped off the hoverbus and stared at the cemetery gates. “You sure you want me to leave you here by yourself ma’am?” the operator asked with a concerned look. “This is a rough neighborhood.” “I’ll be fi...

  17. Shared Guilt

    When the jury announced the guilty verdict, Rob’s stomach turned. His client had just looked at him, eyes tearing up, mouth open. “I’m sorry,” was all Rob could think to say, and the words rang hollow in his ears. He finished pl...

  18. Disillusioned

    Evan entered the hospital and walked over to the information desk. A middle-aged woman with horn-rimmed glasses and too much makeup gave him a tired smile. “Can I help you, young man?” Evan nervously smoothed down the front of his shirt. &#...

  19. Results

    She threw the pregnancy test into the trash can and curled up on the bed, tears flowing freely down her face. Negative again.

  20. A Conversation

    I shut the door behind me as I enter the house and head toward the bedroom. Max jumps down from the couch and runs ahead of me. When I get to the bedroom, he is lying on the bed, paws reaching out in my direction. “Hey, Spud,” I say, scratc...

  21. A Lover Scorned

    Gerald sat and watched Jimmy and Rose play out the end of act two, loathing every minute of it. Jimmy, dressed in uniform, was just about to exit stage right when Rose ran past Gerald from stage left and screamed, “Roger, wait!” “Juli...

  22. Six Word Memoir

    I write what I can’t do. -————————————————-

  23. The Promise

    It had all been going so well. Ten years ago, he had made a promise, and he had been true to his word. It had been hell for a few weeks, but he still had her. In time, they had stopped fighting, and he had started performing better at work. He had even...

  24. Dirty Laundry

    “They’re coming for you.” I stared incredulously at the grungy looking man. Why had I let this lunatic into my house, exactly? For all I knew he was a serial killer. “Who? Why would anyone want to come after me? I’m the mo...

  25. Meta Poem

    This stanza is a grouping That’s made up of four lines And if you count the words here You’ll find fourteen and nine. The rhyme scheme that I’m using you may already know: with rhyming words adorning just every other row. The meter, t...

  26. The Measure Of A Man

    Marshal Brandon Hix reclined on his front porch, oiling his revolver. The setting sun illuminated the approaching messenger in blood red hues. As he approached, Hix could make out the wiry frame of Billy Goodall, the local blacksmith’s son. Billy...

  27. Severed Ties

    Ava sauntered into Rafferty’s office, her package mixed with the empty boxes she had procured from the mail room. She gave Rafferty a sympathetic look as she handed him one of the boxes. “They’re letting you go,” more statement ...

  28. Deliverance

    Prague was ground zero. No one expected this kind of thing to come out of the Czech Republic, but there you have it. In their defense, it was Americans doing the research. The disease spread faster than anything we’d ever seen before. Most of Eur...

  29. One In A Million

    Before I left for my trip to Vegas, my office-mate Joe gave me $100 and asked me to bet it all on red over and over until I lost or I reached ten bets. The odds of successfully hitting red ten times in a row are slightly less than .001%. I told him tha...

  30. The Ultimate Chronicle - Part 35

    Rasputin placed his hands on the sides of Lincoln’s head, closing his eyes in deep concentration. Lincoln slowly lifted his gauntlets above his head. An arc of lightning shot from one glove, shattering one of the view screens. Then another, and a...

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