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Laine Grey

Joined May 2009 and calls R.I.P. Ficlets home.

29 stories, 4 challenges, 53 comments, and 12 friends

So, my fellow Ficleteers, after over a year of soul-searchin’, I’ve returned. I have great things to write, if you’ll have me.

O.F. (Original Ficleteer)

Stories

  1. --Ike Rain

    Once upon a time, before microwaves, but after cars, there lived a boy. The boy loved nothing more than sitting on the fire escape to his New York apartment. His best friend was a girl whom he never saw, unless she was on her fire escape across the str...

  2. Of Phone Calls and Commemorative Tee Shirts

    Simon groaned as the phone rang. “Hello?” he sighed. “Simon? Simon Petra? This is Karl…we went to university together.” Simon rolled his eyes; he should have stayed in bed. “Yes, what do you want?” “Well...

  3. The Twinkies are not on Sale

    “Come again?” I asked. The woman just kept smiling with that red stained mouth. “I have been very nice to you, Mr. Friend. I can change that. I’ll ask you once more. Are the Twinkies on sale?” I sighed. I hated my job at ...

  4. The Loveless Vacation

    Some say the house was haunted, but everyone knows all houses moan with grief and sigh with discontent when their owners are away. There was nothing special about this house; simply another box in Jersey that a young couple had bought because the City ...

  5. The Day Before the World Expired

    Simon rolled out of bed. It was going to be one of those days. Not the type of day which is totally bland and useless. Not even one of those days when everything goes wrong. Just…one of those days. Opening the refrigerator door, Simon noted the ...

  6. Tu Travailles Trop

    More than anything, I just wanted him to say “OK, ma cherie, we will make it work.” Instead, he told me, “Tu travailles trop et ne bois pas assez.” You work too much, and drink too little. So, I left. I packed up my golightlys...

  7. Father McKenzie and the Drunken Confessor

    I was resolved not to tell anyone about Norah Rigby. Not that either of us was doing anything wrong. It’s just…what would you think if you saw a priest eating ice cream with a layman? And a woman at that? “Forgive me, Father…fo...

  8. Away from Next to You

    Marian threw her arms around him the moment he opened the door. “Robin!” It was the same everyday. No matter what the weather. No matter how little money he brought home to her. “Hey,” Robin smiled. “Why d’ya stick ...

  9. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

    Leonie knew that there were 50 ways to leave your lover; Paul Simon had told her that nearly every time she turned on the radio. Sometimes, when they were sitting on the couch, she’d whisper, “Still crazy after all these years…” Ares, that is, ...

  10. Robin and Marian

    It was a long way to the Sherwood Apartments complex. Robin smiled, though, as if he found his situation ideal. The bills had been piling up and despite his greatest efforts, he hadn’t been able to find a job. Robin stuffed his hands in his pock...

  11. Shall We Dance?

    She pushed the hair from in front of her eyes and frowned at the figure twirling her around the floor. “I do not think,” he whispered, staring past her, to the finely decorated table behind them, “That your husband likes me.” H...

  12. A Complete Peace

    It was sunny; not the type of day that you would expect something to happen. What’s the line again? “The sun was shining happily, shining with all his might”. The tree branches kissed the pond gracefully as we peeled off our socks an...

  13. Hello, My Name is Persiphany Vanderbilt

    “Hello, my name is Persiphany Vanderbilt. I know my name is strange, but I didn’t choose it. You ever think about that? You know, how a name is the second gift you get in this world… The first, of course, is birth. And sometimes I won...

  14. A Watch at Hand (Babel Challenge)

    Tandis que j’allais au magasin—nous n’avons pris plus de pain—J’ai rencontré un étranger. Il m’a demandé que pendant le temps, mais en raison de son aspect impair, j’ai continué la marche. Je ne devrais pas...

  15. The Way of the World

    The door slammed loudly as Fynn Klein collapsed at the kitchen table. He’d had a rough time at life these past few days, but it didn’t matter; he was home. “A day early,” Leonie commented quietly, banging the pots overhead. R...

  16. Michael Jackson: Human and Oh So Mortal

    It just doesn’t seem real, yet. Maybe because they just keep repeating the same things. All of these tributes…I feel like any minute now, he’s gonna jump up and say “gotcha!” But in my heart, I know he won’t. “...

  17. MacFicly (Challenge)

    Macbeth had just come home from a hard day’s night, and he was happy. According to the Weird Sisters, he would be made king. He could dig that. The missis, however, was impatient. So, they had everyone over for a little get together, and Macbeth ...

  18. Magistra Vellini

    I walked swiftly down the street. It was the same street I’d walked a million times over, but never with such fear. Train had offered to come with me, but I’d declined. It was a place I had to go alone. I hadn’t spoken to her in year...

  19. Explosions and Microbiology

    Cora’s frightened eyes were waiting at the end of the tunnel. Lately, our lives have been less about saving people and more about running from them. Train’s devilish grin appeared as he held up the button. Sometimes I doubt that he’s ...

  20. Father McKenzie Eats Ice Cream

    “You call this counseling?” Norah smiled as she caught the drip of ice cream on her chin. She was only teasing, but my stomach flipped. I vowed to pray all night to make up for this. “We have to get reacquainted; besides, non-traditio...

  21. The Underground

    “Dr. Seven,” I whispered down the corridor. We had nearly finished packing up our research, but the electric torches had found the Underground. Dennys Seven’s sandy hair appeared from around the corner. “I know.” His eyes ...

  22. Quarantine

    It’s 2050. They said the hole would’ve been fixed by now, but they were wrong. Oh, God, those scientists and politicians and environmentalists were so wrong. The hole didn’t close, it got bigger, and it let in the disease. The disease...

  23. Psychology and Other Bright Ideas

    His mustache. It was just so…He had an uncaring attitude that I found beguiling. Yet all I could say was “I have the homework.” Other than Leo, I’d never given anyone my homework; but that mustache and blue eyes were worth it. ...

  24. Father McKenzie Begs Forgiveness

    Norah took a breath. “Not literally of course. He works all night and sleeps all day…He didn’t used to, but we moved here and—I was the one who wanted to come back. I’ve killed him in the worst way. I’ve killed his h...

  25. Father McKenzie and the Half-Mad Confessor

    “Forgive me,” a voice began. Ben McKenzie panicked. He knew that voice! Norah Rigby. It was the voice of the girl who’d been his best friend in grammar school, ignored him in high school, and who, three years ago he’d married...

  26. Where's the Evidence?

    I have several role models. Like Remobythin, who peacefully rebeled against the Wendoflabin Dynasty when they attempted to outlaw supermarkets. Oh, and then there’s Sabyinan, who didn’t eat for 500 years in protest to the cruel treatment of...

  27. The Gorgeous Cat Loveless

    “You look gorgeous,” Ha-Ha said in his thrilling James Stewart voice. He didn’t mean to sound like him, but he did. Cat smiled and blinked her eyes at Ha-Ha’s powder blue suit. He told that he was gonna wear this one, but hadn&#...

  28. Forever and Ever. Amen.

    She scowled. Her devoutly red lips lifted slightly as she said his name: “Andrew”. That name! It was both wonderful and terrible. Honest and deceitful. Loving and hating. Andrew. He followed her eyes to the chocolate chip muffin he held in...

  29. A Hundred Ways to Boil an Egg

    Cat Loveless sat quietly, her arm folded against her stomach and an unlit cigarette rolling between her fingers. She was contemplating whether or not to begin the story. And if she were to tell it, it was to be on her terms. No compromises. “Wou...

Laine Grey's Friends (12)

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  • Saint Chuck
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  • blusparrow (LoA)
  • OrangeOreos (LoA)
  • Stovohobo
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  • ElshaHawk (LoA)
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  • Saint Chuck
  • Crown Me Tarzan, King of Mars
  • Ana Cristina
  • Stovohobo
  • One Time, One Chance
  • TalonJay
  • ElshaHawk (LoA)
  • Cobweb
  • Lone Writer
  • Brebelles {LoA}
  • Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)
  • Not You (LoA)
  • blusparrow (LoA)
  • Nouvelle Bardot
  • Tad Winslow