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  • Not a Pleasure to Meet You

    The old detective opened the door to the interrogation room, dingy with faded green paint, and slammed it. The young clean-cut man at the table winced at the bang, but he had been sweating already. “Okay – we’ve got you on arson, and ...

    • Author: TextMason
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Ishi's tears. (Mature)

    “dont leave me.. i dont want you to go..” as tears welled down on Ishi’s eyes. “dont make it more difficult for both of us, you know that this is mandatory and i will be back after what, 3 or 4 years?..” Edmund, trying ...

    • Author: tas_13
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • The Man With No Future

    Everyone ignored him. Every day. It was just the same thing. Well, every day was the same day. For him, anyway. In truth, he was tired. He was tired of everything repeating. The same faces trying hard not to look at him. The same stores in front of him...

  • Opportunity Seldom Comes (Mature)

    A guy named Jay was talking to Jane, his friend. " I love you", he said to the girl. Jane seemed to hear nothing so the Jay repeated, “I said I love you”. The gal had the same reaction. Feeling that the Jane wasn’t in love w...

    • Author: leaf
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • No Virgins

    “Where am I?” “You don’t know? Does the heat not give you a clue? How about ‘Our Lord! Surely, whom You admit to the Fire, indeed You have disgraced him, and never will the wrongdoers find any helpers.’, from Quran 3...

    • Author: ronmurp
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Dune Time

    Science fiction club romances can lead to some strange places. I’d met the cutest guy at the sci-fi club at my college. Mike was adorable, probably a genius, and maybe had some weird psychic powers-or something-it’s hard to explain. It all ...

  • Gotcha (Mature)

    “What the heck is THAT!?” Dave pointed back over my shoulder, a badly acted expression of shock and incredulity on his face but I wasn’t in the mood for stuffing about. “Yeah yeah, whatever.” I reached passed Dave fo...

    • Author: Armakane
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • Myth II: Fading

    The moon waited for the sea. Each day, as they waltzed, he always wanted more. But each year, they grew more detached. Each year, they became more distant. The moon soon became just another observer. He looked into the chaos of his lover’s childr...

    • Author: J. Rein B.
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Perfect Justice

    The President stepped up to the podium set up in the Rose Garden. “Good afternoon. “In the month since the tragic death of Justice Dobrev, a great deal of speculation has surrounded who I would nominate to replace her. Would I pick the easy way and...

    • Author: oneoveralpha
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Broken People

    Broken people. I see broken people everywhere and it makes me sad. In the street, at work, at play. They can make themselves obvious with thier dramatics, the passive aggression, thier unwavering irrational arguments. Some not in such plain sight, defe...

    • Author: Armakane
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Impact

    We saw it coming for years, a long period piece of ort cloud debris the perigee whose orbit brought it almost perfectly to the orbit of Earth. But it was massive, well massive for a wandering planet, about twice the mass of Earth. As the calculations c...

  • Budget Cuts

    It’s not what you might expect, being dead. There was my body, lying on a hospital bed, and was my spirit hovering over my body? Nope, I was sitting cross legged on a visitor chair waiting for someone to find out I was dead. I now understand why ...

  • Loquacious

    “You know, you talk too much,” he said, "in fact you all talk too much. How do you expect me to apply your make-up with all the yak- yakking? And it’s all about me, me, me; do you ever think to ask how I’m doing? I have pro...

  • Three Months (Inspiration)

    Emberlynn stared at her calendar. She had three full months, 92 glorious days, 2208 hours to fill. Everything that had been going on in her life had just come to abrupt halt. That stuff didn’t matter anymore. What mattered, were the next three mo...

  • Death and Rebirth

    There was another funeral procession today in Cozmel. Some forty mourners, at least two weeping brides, and the recently deceased. He was sitting proudly in his sedan chair carried on the shoulders of four young men. I had met him earlier when I first ...

  • Calming The Storm

    The blast blew in a few windows and made all inside the old warehouse duck and cover. Charlie’s mind only had one thought, Wendy. He wanted to run, get away from her once and for all, but she’d kill everyone in here and go after him as well...

  • Worried about Jr.

    “I’m worried about him. I think it may be drugs.” “Are you sure? He seems so sweet and happy.” “Now, yes. And not that I necessarily want it to change, but this mellow demeanor is a pretty radical change.” R...

    • Author: vmg
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Crushed (radiohead challenge)

    Look at her, walking around with no idea she makes your heart melt. Her hair flutters in the breeze, her skirt caresses perfect curves and her blouse puckers in the right places as she walks to her first class. You watch her, mesmerized, yet unseen by ...

  • Yellow Daisy

    He smiled back up at her, she was taller than he imagined, and then he looked down and realized she was wearing very tall wedged shoes. If he wanted to kiss her, he’d have to stand tip toe, he thought. One hand behind his back pulled out a single...

  • Stone Rockwell in: Adventures in Facial Reconstructive Surgery

    It was dawn when the rescue crew found Stone Rockwell, Ace Explorer. “Oh God.” A paramedic was vomiting in the corner. “His FACE.” The Yetis had destroyed almost all of his face. It was like that one scene in Silence of the Lambs, when Anthony...

  • Sunset Boulevard, Eat Your Heart Out

    When I finally woke up, it was with an earth-shattering hangover and a note pinned to my chest. My first thought was that God must have taken issue with the things I’d done last night and inflicted this headache on me as punishment, not “Why is thi...

  • In Defense of Indifference

    You know, you talk too much, he smirked. The third attempt at drawing her attention, and maybe the last if he didn’t get something… a sign. She airily drew on the bar’s sticky walnut finish. With nothing but a half-broken neon Clydesd...

    • Author: guygreene
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Park pt. 2/ Day 2 part 1. (sorry if its confusing)

    They both walked over to the ice cream truck. Tim got a toll house cookie ice cream sandwich and encouraged Stacey to do the same. But as usual since most girl’s tend to watch what they eat she simply got a vanilla ice cream cone. They sat on the...

  • A point of law in the torah

    There is a traditional story, concerning a debate among 100 rabbis on a particular point of law in the Torah. The debate was 99 rabbis against one. The debate had lasted for days with no stopping. Finally the one rabbi cried out, “Lord, if I am right...

  • Martian Oops Four

    As Mars Polar Lander started the landing sequence it hit the atmosphere at 6.8 km/s and had 4 minutes and 33 seconds to land. The heat shield slowed the craft. At an altitude of about 7.3 km and a speed of 500 m/s, the parachute deployed. The heat shie...

  • Martian Oops Three

    Computers have really improved since the 1970’s. And one way you can tell that is by the amount of memory available for programs. It seems to be a fact of life that computer programs will expand to fill up all available memory and then some. And a re...

  • Martian Oops Two

    It costs a boatload of money to send stuff to Mars. Not just the launch and the fuel but the development and production is expensive too. That is why NASA contracted with the European Space Agency to develop the propulsion section of the Mars Climate O...

  • Paranoid Android or I Am A Computer

    “He is in there detective in front of the computer.” “Did he confess?” “He is wearing her skin and guts as a suit, I say he did it.” “Ya think?” The detective approached the macabe mangled mass of morose ...

  • Martian Oops One

    It was late one night at the Jet Propulsion Laboratories in Pasadena California. Two graduate students were sitting at the control panel for the Viking Two Lander. Their job? To sit there and monitor the lander until the day crew came back. One of them...

  • Everything he ever wished for.

    “My Lord, i have news.” “Yes?” “The Templar’s have cut the aqueduct,we will die.” The Sheik Al Sandra sat down his infant son and opened a dirty sack containing two oil lamps. “Two lamps?” “Fear not Kanji. Allah’s will is reso...

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