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Sky Bound by Shelley Alongi Aviation Series story 8. Five years after Anne and Andrew marry, a crisis in the making forces them t... [3,501 words]
The Way We Actually Were by Jeffrey (George) Winter Recollections from a veteran of the Third Reich. [1,337 words]
Wisdom Dug Out Of Dirt by Jeffrey (George) Winter The wealth possessed by a poor, old farmer. [1,032 words]
You've Got Mail by David B Doc Byron A parody of the secret lives of movie critics. [358 words]
The Spirit Tree by Paul Leighland MacLaine A small boy was living with his Aunt and Uncle on their farm discovers a magic tree, and a mira... [4,197 words]
The Secret Of Pimples
The Caged Introvert by Michael Harris A shy, unattached man's journey for love... [3,644 words]
Sleep Tight. Nighty Night. by Alessandra Mace This story I wrote before 'Big things come in small packages' see how is has matured... [1,282 words]
Nothing Fits, Anyway by Daniel Taylor A short story. [1,610 words]
Night Bite! by Frank Dunsmore Some believe in vampires and some wannabe vampires but Lieutenant Schmidt and his detectives are un... [3,812 words]
Cutting Critics by Frank Dunsmore We've all heard the debate: what is the responsibility of a reviewer? Is it primarily to tell t... [5,146 words]
As Told By Me by Parker Short Story about a kid that gets caught up in the wrong stuff. [6,534 words]
A Poignant Goodbye by Anne Stewart A very short story about internet relationships. [597 words]
A Pocket Full Of Stones by Paul Leighland MacLaine As he walked through the darkest part of his town, he allowed his thoughts to get the b... [929 words]
The Legacy by Paul Leighland MacLaine Abandonment is a terrible way to end a relationship, especially when it is in favour of your best fr... [3,561 words]
The Cool Clique by Pearl S I actually did some reasearch for this, interviewed a few older friends... they don't understan... [837 words]
Sweetchild by Paul Leighland MacLaine Sweetchild is the story of interracial love, a tragic story of a Romeo and Juliet. [2,387 words]
Story Of A Ghost by Matthew Mercieca A short story, about a man who goes through life being consumed by hate. [1,130 words]
Special by Pearl S - [1,338 words]
Space Walk by Sue (Sooz) Simpson May Cause offense. [1,290 words]
So This Is My Life Then by Sue (Sooz) Simpson - [517 words]
Renting by Paul Leighland MacLaine Sometimes letting go can be harder than holding on. [390 words]
Remington, Underwood & Royal by Paul Leighland MacLaine Will Kingsway has just purchased the solution to his writerís block Ė a black, Rem... [4,378 words]
Pulp-Affliction by David B Doc Byron You figure it out. [568 words]
Podunk by David B Doc Byron A small group of rednecks find out what it's like not to get the last laugh on a minority. [763 words]
On The Singularity Cusp by Matt Tracy Learn the lengths to which humans will go to reach immortality. They reach for the star... [2,287 words]
Newsworthy by Vyacheslav Yampolsky A short story. [1,459 words]
Just A Bloody Card Game by Jerry Vilhotti A strorella. [979 words]
Involution Melancholia by Paul Leighland MacLaine Mead wakes to find he has been sleeping on a bar. The room is filled with people and smo... [1,859 words]
Hickory, Dickory, Dock by Sue (Sooz) Simpson - [991 words]
Four Minute Warning by Sue (Sooz) Simpson - [476 words]
Everything's Falling Into Place by Paul Leighland MacLaine As his girlfriend throws all his possessions from a balcony, the man realises t... [957 words]
Close? Only When We Danced by Paul Leighland MacLaine Secrets and promises are often the hardest things to keep. They have a habit of slip... [908 words]
Cherry Blossom by Sue (Sooz) Simpson - [435 words]
Big Things Come In Small Packages by Alessandra Mace This story is about a boy who loves playing the piano and wishes to be a pian... [2,075 words]
Anything Has To Be Better Than This by Paul Leighland MacLaine Nixon lives a quiet life, he minds his own business, keeps to himself...ití... [952 words]
Grounded by Shelley Alongi Aviation Series story 10. Seven years into their marriage, life presents the Crance's with a few welco... [2,957 words]
Fatal Flight by Shelley Alongi Aviation Series story 9. Reacting to Eric's death, Andrew, Eric's first flight instructor, and pro... [3,852 words]
Instrument Meteorological Conditions by Shelley Alongi Aviation Series story 6. Built on friendship and common interest, Andrew ... [2,464 words]
Worlds Biggest Loser by Sue (Sooz) Simpson - [114 words]
Watch Out, Henry! There's A Hole In That There Bucket! by Pearl S The English Essay I Had Way Too Much Fun Writing. [4,772 words]
Warring Faiths by Ami Another dream... [1,503 words]
Volunteer by Scott Turnit Red Scottturnitred The Empire Falls into civil war. Hard decesions must be made. [2,654 words]
Violet Glowing by Jason Richard Mercer The prelude to a story about an emotionally drained nymphomaniac with the soul of an angel. (I g... [594 words]
Twenty-First Century Mankind by Eric A Hofmann I chose to write a modern day myth which tackled subjects that I thought should be... [1,273 words]
Torn Over Ben by Tracy N Van Brocklin This story is an overview of a young woman's feelings about how she must give up what has been ma... [3,667 words]
The Wrong Love by Samuel James Chase When is love wrong? A story told from the point of view of a person who feels he is the victim i... [2,425 words]
The Music Of Zetaph by Rachael E Bills An intriguing outlook on a futuristic world where aliens from the planet Zetaph have interg... [3,218 words]
The Dinosaur by Sue (Sooz) Simpson - [1,523 words]
Rebecca by Tammi Goyns A short story about supposed insanity...read into the mind of a madman and how he finds society to be c... [1,034 words]
Naughty Bunny Goes To Ibiza by Sue (Sooz) Simpson - [552 words]
Lake Of The Woods by Stephanie Black A story about man vs. nature. A young boy must face a bear in the middle of nowhere during ... [2,492 words]
Insideout by David B Doc Byron A woman born deformed longs to be beautiful. [791 words]
His Prospects by Caitlin Conaway Repressed Victorians! Plus Antarctic Explorers, a pretty Oxford reject, and a little morphine. [3,535 words]
Four Months by Hopii Canterfield This is not meant to be a trite romance, although I know that it can come off that way. It's just ... [666 words]
Experience As In Dostojewski by Stefanie Aschmann The narrator is a rich, middle aged woman living in Germany. Her outlook on life t... [2,023 words]
Dropping The Red Doll by Paul Leighland MacLaine He hasnít seen his ex-wife in three years but suddenly she is back in his head and back i... [822 words]
Don't Be So Quick To Pull The Plug! by Ami Imagine yourself in her position and SHIVER! It's kind of creepy, a trigger... [1,658 words]
Cat's Chorus by Sue (Sooz) Simpson - [1,332 words]
Cancer Of The Circumstance by Paul Leighland MacLaine When a man meets a friend in the street, a long lost friend, he sees that he is dyin... [1,424 words]
Blue Pill by Scott Turnit Red Scottturnitred Deep Space Romance. [4,499 words]
Anne by Sue (Sooz) Simpson - [707 words]
After She Left by Paul Leighland MacLaine When a relationship ends and partners go their separate ways, the memory of the lost love begins... [708 words]
A Twist In The Tail by Sue (Sooz) Simpson - [963 words]

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TITLE (EDIT)
The Secret Of Pimples
DESCRIPTION
You'll never see this one coming....
[362 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Horror
AUTHOR
David B Doc Byron
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Just a wild and crazy guy!!
[September 2002]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
doch59@yahoo.com
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (184)
1:25 A.M. (Short Stories) Is he dreaming.... or is this reality? [262 words] [Horror]
3 A.M. (Poetry) - [128 words] [Mind]
Abomination (Poetry) A poem dedicated to H.P. Lovecraft. [70 words] [Horror]
Abra Cadaver (Short Stories) an evil ventriloquist turns a man into wood. [874 words]
Abra Cadavera (Poetry) The dead have a big party. [87 words] [Horror]
Another Dead Weekend (Short Stories) A bored man wanders the streets of his hometown looking for a way to cure boredom. [509 words] [Mind]
Billy Lee (Songs) A song about a young man who has gone wayward so many times he doesn't care about life anymore. [142 words] [Fan Fiction]
Bite (Poetry) A poem of vampire lust. [97 words] [Horror]
Blood Is Thicker Than Water (Short Stories) Two vampire siblings learn how to help each other in their time of need. [674 words] [Horror]
Bloodline (Poetry) This is a poem about a man's transformation into a lycanthrope that eventually turned into a short tale and then a short story. Go figure? [120 words] [Horror]
Book Of The Dead (Poetry) A sinner signs their soul away. [81 words] [Horror]
Brimstone (Short Stories) A telephone conversation between two of the US of A's most ''intelligent'' scientists. [421 words] [Science Fiction]
Bye-Bye, Baby (Poetry) The second poem in my ''PAIN'' collection. [162 words] [Mind]
Calling All Killers (Poetry) A vietnam soldier loses his mind. [179 words] [Mind]
Cannibals (Short Stories) Two holocaust survivors learn the hard way how to survive. [334 words] [Horror]
Catch Me If You Can (Poetry) Jack The Ripper, one of the infamous serial killers in history, leaves a calling card. [404 words] [Horror]
Caves (Poetry) A man ventures into an ancient cave filled with the ghosts of other wanderers. [101 words] [Horror]
Children Of The Night (Poetry) Vampires! Dark shadows! Ghosts! Blood sucking! I'm sorry, I couldn't resist! [108 words] [Horror]
Choices (Short Stories) Bad drivers are born losers. [376 words] [Mind]
City Of The Dead (Short Stories) The original story that inspired the poem ''Book of the dead.'' [407 words] [Horror]
Common Bonds (Poetry) The author wishes Jim Morrison a fond farewell. [87 words] [Spiritual]
Cryosleep (Short Stories) An ailen exacts his revenge upon his human oppressors. [386 words] [Science Fiction]
Dance Of Death (Poetry) A story of a young man grieving over his lost lover, only to discover shes not really dead.{At least not in the usual sense.} [566 words] [Horror]
Dante's Hotel (Poetry) A sinner checks into a Hotel he can't check out of. [103 words] [Horror]
Dead Letter Office - A Serial Short Story (Short Stories) A drug addled scientist attempts to create the perfect killing machine with DNA fusion. [256 words] [Science Fiction]
Deathchant (Poetry) A goodbye song for the dearly departed. [37 words] [Horror]
Devo-1959 (Short Stories) A man attempts to teach his robot how to drive a car. [835 words]
Dinner Is Served (Short Stories) A small group of monsters gather at Dracula's castle for a Halloween dinner. [177 words] [Humor]
Doc's Movie Review (Genres) Another review of an obscure 1980's splatter film. [406 words] [Movies]
Doc's Movie Review - ''Alone In The Dark '' (Genres) Yeah...I know. Another boring review. What can I say? I love horror films! [214 words] [Movies]
Doc's Movie Review; ''Last House On A Dead End Street'' (Genres) Horror movie fans; READ THIS REVIEW!! [344 words] [Movies]
Doc's Movie Review - ''Mark Of The Devil '' (Genres) Horror movie fans read this! [135 words] [Movies]
Doc's Recomendations (Reference) - [342 words] [Fan Fiction]
Dolls (Short Stories) Dolls in a toy store come to life under a witches spell and wreak havoc. [1,226 words] [Horror]
Dream Lover (Short Stories) A tale of true love that never dies. [417 words] [Horror]
Dreamer (Poetry) Figure it out yourself. [75 words] [Horror]
Dreamfix - I'm Closing The Story. (Short Stories) Since nobody wanted to read it or review it, I'm closing it. [154 words] [Mind]
Dreamfix - Part One (Short Stories) A junkie's drug induced demons catch up with him. [185 words] [Mind]
Dreamfix Part Three (Short Stories) Leo gets introduced to the ''Re-conditioning Center.'' [342 words] [Mind]
Dreamfix Part Two (Short Stories) A hopeless drug addict descends into junkie hell. [355 words] [Mind]
Faces (Poetry) A deformed girl finds a way to become beautiful. [140 words] [Horror]
Faust's Hotel (Poetry) A habitual sinner checks into a cheap Hotel he can't check out of. [103 words] [Horror]
Feverblues (Short Stories) A small group of people left after a holocaust find ''alternative'' ways to survive. [1,333 words] [Horror]
Frankenstien (Short Stories) Two hitmen are in the process of disposing of a body, when the tides are turned with a twist ending. [880 words] [Crime]
Freakazoid (Short Stories) a man with a grudge becomes unhinged and plans to get revenge on the people who exploited his deformed son. [301 words] [Mind]
Frightbaby (Poetry) A young ghoul's nursery rhyme. [94 words] [Horror]
Funeralchant Macabre (Poetry) A poem about a someone who isnt exactly torn up about a friends death. [117 words] [Humor]
Gamepoint - A Short Short (Short Stories) a fighter narrates a story about his life in the ring. [546 words] [Fan Fiction]
Ghost Town - Part One (Short Stories) A futuristic bounty hunter seeks a legendary ghost town where a sorcerer supposedly can arise the dead. [527 words] [Science Fiction]
Ghost Town - Part Three (Short Stories) Lexxus and the darkman finally meet on the streets of the ghost twon for the final showdown. [314 words] [Science Fiction]
Ghost Town - Part Two (Short Stories) Lexxus Machine, the sorcerer who overlooks the ghost town, awaits the Darkman's arrival. [406 words] [Science Fiction]
Ghosts- A ''Short-Short'' Short Story (Short Stories) A man's demons catch up with him. [418 words] [Horror]
Go Down Dead Part Four (Short Stories) Sampson Faith gets his ''faith'' tested. [362 words] [Science Fiction]
Go Down Dead Part One (Short Stories) A futuristic western. [360 words] [Science Fiction]
Go Down Dead Part Three (Short Stories) Sampson's battle with the undead begins. [403 words] [Science Fiction]
Go Down Dead Part Two (Short Stories) Sampson is forced to confront the living dead. [401 words] [Science Fiction]
Go Down Dead - The End (Short Stories) Sampson finally realizes what it's been about. [463 words] [Science Fiction]
Good Advice (Essays) A dying man's advice to the living. [585 words] [Spiritual]
Green (Short Stories) A man's guilt catches up with him. [496 words] [Mind]
Handicapped - A Short Short Tale (Short Stories) An internet pornographer learns the errors of his ways. [554 words] [Fan Fiction]
Hannibal, Revisited (Short Stories) Hannibal Lector recieves a very surprising phone call from an old friend. [515 words] [Humor]
Headshot (Short Stories) A drug crazed lunatic on the run from the law hides out inside a wax museum. [1,055 words] [Mind]
Headstones (Short Stories) - [200 words] [Horror]
Hearts (Short Stories) - [264 words] [Mind]
Hounds (Poetry) Doc Haliday, legendary sidekick of Wyatt Earp, pays his dues. [180 words] [Fan Fiction]
H.P. Lovecraft; True Master Of Horror Fiction (Non-Fiction) My perosnal opinion of H.P. Lovecraft's works. [401 words] [Horror]
If Only When (Poetry) The last poem in my PAIN collection. [85 words] [Mind]
I'm Coming For You (Short Stories) A devout Atheist decides to meet his maker... ....the hard way. [526 words] [Mind]
Imposter (Poetry) A drug addict reflects back on her life after her arrest. [94 words] [Mind]
Inbred (Short Stories) A story based on the mass murderer Ed Gein. [303 words] [Horror]
Insideout (Short Stories) A woman born deformed longs to be beautiful. [791 words] [Horror]
It Runs In The Family (Short Stories) A subject I've never had to deal with, but have known people who have. [214 words] [Mind]
It's All In The Teeth (Short Stories) Like alot of my darker work, there is no logical explanation. [388 words] [Horror]
Jolie Marie (Poetry) A poem about a cajun girl bitten by a werewolf. [252 words] [Horror]
Letters From Purgatory (Short Stories) Figure it out as you go along. [244 words] [Horror]
Letters From Purgatory - Interlude (Short Stories) - [70 words] [Horror]
Letters From Purgatory Part 2 (Short Stories) You figure it out as you go along. [186 words] [Horror]
Letters From Purgatory Part 3 (Short Stories) He's getting closer to the truth! [227 words] [Horror]
Letters From Purgatory -Part 4-Ending (Short Stories) The secret is finally revealed! [147 words] [Horror]
Letters From The Wasteland (Novels) A serial novel about a young drifter who stumbles on to a secret society run by a lunatic who fancies himself the second coming of the anti-christ. [1,899 words] [Horror]
Letters From The Wasteland-- Installment Two (Novels) JR Walker's brother, Billy, is on the search for JR when he runs into unexpected trouble. [813 words] [Horror]
Letters From The Wasteland-Installment - Three (Novels) The dark one, Ted Lexxus, is lead to his isolation cell, unknowing to his captors he has a plan for escape. [566 words] [Horror]
Letters From The Wasteland--Installment 4-Part5 (Novels) JR Walker and the nun get aquainted under the worst of circumstances, and JR comes up with a plan for escape. [729 words] [Horror]
Letters From The Wasteland-Installment 5 Part6 (Novels) Billy Walker is still being chased by the crazy cop. [815 words] [Horror]
Life Sucks (Short Stories) - [360 words]
Life Sucks - Part 2 (Short Stories) Haven't you figured it out yet? [144 words] [Mind]
Lifelights (Poetry) You figure it out. [237 words] [Horror]
Lizardman (Poetry) A poem about a legendary swamp dwelling beast. [128 words] [Horror]
Love And Sacrifice (Poetry) Werewolves, man!!!!! [147 words] [Horror]
Loverdoll (Short Stories) - [400 words] [Horror]
Machines - A Short Short Tale (Short Stories) A freelance strongarm protects the tenants in his building. [499 words] [Mind]
Magic (Short Stories) A magician meets up with his successor. [263 words] [Horror]
Mdern Myths And Urban Legends Part Two (Genres) - [147 words] [Horror]
Meat (Short Stories) A man loses his grip on reality after a tragic accident. [704 words] [Mind]
Memoirs From The Row (Short Stories) A man in prison awaiting death reflects back on the reason he was doing time. Killing. [1,241 words] [Crime]
Millineums Later (Poetry) A scorned lover reflects on the past. [76 words] [Relationships]
Modern Myths And Urban Legends - Part 1 (Genres) An examination of myths and legends that alot of people find so true to life. [137 words] [Humor]
Mother Trucker - Ending (Short Stories) - [237 words] [Horror]
Mother - Trucker - Part One (Short Stories) A tale of revenge. [236 words] [Horror]
Movie Review - By: ''Doc'' (Genres) The first in my reviews of obscure 1980's horror films. [448 words] [Movies]
Movie Review: Don't Go In The House (Genres) Another review of 1980's horror films. [430 words] [Movies]
Mr. Nasty - A Crimehorror Tale Part One (Short Stories) A stupid redneck learns why alot of folks carry handguns. [391 words] [Crime]
Mr. Nasty - Ending (Short Stories) - [437 words] [Crime]
Naked - Poem Three Of The Pain Collection (Poetry) - [143 words] [Mind]
No Matter At All (Songs) Two college classmates have trouble with their relationship. [202 words] [Relationships]
Offerings (Screenplays) A screenplay for a short, fifteen minute film about a young man meeting up with the devil after a genocide has occurred. [588 words] [Movies]
Our City's Finest (Short Stories) A cop hunts a serial killer? [408 words] [Crime]
Pain (Poetry) - [169 words] [Mind]
Paranoia (Short Stories) If Michelle liked my story ''MAGIC,'' she'll love this one. [444 words] [Mind]
Passing Through Heaven's Door (Poetry) A dedication to the late Warren Zevon [161 words] [Motivational]
Podunk (Short Stories) A small group of rednecks find out what it's like not to get the last laugh on a minority. [763 words] [Humor]
Prisoner (Poetry) A dark seduction. [130 words] [Horror]
Prophecies (Short Stories) A different take on the typical werewolf tale. [886 words] [Science Fiction]
Pulp-Affliction (Short Stories) You figure it out. [568 words] [Mind]
Quotable Quotes (Non-Fiction) - [76 words] [Mind]
Redemption Part 0ne (Short Stories) A hitman looks back on his past to realize he possess's something he didnt knew he had; a heart. [869 words] [Crime]
Redemption Part Four (Short Stories) An ex-hitman recieves an offer he cant refuse. [345 words] [Crime]
Redemption Part Three (Short Stories) An ex-hitman reflects back on his past. [683 words] [Crime]
Redemption Part Two (Short Stories) An ex-hitman grows a heart. [203 words] [Crime]
Remember Me In Your Heart (Poetry) A song written by my late father, David Doc Byron. [190 words] [Motivational]
Roadkill; The Last Days Of John Martin (Genres) Yet another review of an obscure 80's horror flick. [390 words] [Movies]
Scarecrow (Poetry) A poem about a scarecrow. What else can I say? [80 words] [Fantasy]
Shadowman (Poetry) Let my son figure it out since he's hanging around. [110 words] [Horror]
Shapeshifter Part Five (Short Stories) Billy pays his strange new friends a visit. [207 words] [Horror]
Shapeshifter Part Four (Short Stories) Billy decides to make a major ''change.'' [184 words] [Horror]
Shapeshifter - Part One (Short Stories) - [412 words] [Horror]
Shapeshifter Part Three (Short Stories) - [259 words] [Horror]
Shapeshifter Part Two (Short Stories) - [219 words] [Horror]
Shapeshifter The End (Short Stories) Uh uh...no way. Gotta read it!!!! [245 words] [Horror]
Sheela (Short Stories) An avid fan of hunting wild game is suddenly faced with the idea of preserving life. [674 words] [Fantasy]
Skins (Poetry) - [105 words] [Horror]
Solitaire (Short Stories) An abused child seeks solace in her own little world. [952 words] [Mind]
Strawman (Short Stories) A scarecrow comes to life and desires freedom. [960 words] [Fantasy]
Taking Care Of Your Own (Short Stories) The father of a quadrepalegic finds out love does not conquer all. [521 words] [Humor]
Tender Nights (Poetry) A man's nightmares begin to torture him. [115 words] [Mind]
The 2nd Party - Part 0ne (Short Stories) An ex-hitman reflects back on the job that changed his life forever. [295 words] [Crime]
The Awakening, Part 1 (Short Stories) The first half of a story me and my son had collaborated on. [491 words] [Horror]
The Blood Taster's Club - Ending (Short Stories) - [428 words] [Horror]
The Blood Taster's Club Part One (Short Stories) - [390 words] [Horror]
The Boneyard (Non-Fiction) - [476 words]
The Brethren Ending (Short Stories) - [478 words] [Horror]
The Brethren Part One (Short Stories) A lonely farmer finds his destiny in his own back yard. [384 words] [Horror]
The Hunger (Short Stories) An ancient planet/entity/being voices it's opinion. [243 words] [Mind]
The Immortality Thief (Short Stories) A college professor meets up with his worst nightmare. [480 words] [Science Fiction]
The Long Ride Home (Short Stories) An alien from another world gets captured and examined. [574 words] [Science Fiction]
The Messiah (Short Stories) A small town youth grows up to be the anti-christ. [331 words] [Horror]
The Optimist Club (Short Stories) Its a surprise. [395 words] [Horror]
The Raod To Hell - Part Two (Short Stories) Leo meets up with an old ''friend.'' [192 words] [Horror]
The Red Moon - A ''Short Short'' Tale. (Short Stories) An ancient werewolf plans to plant hia seed in a new bloodline. [440 words] [Horror]
The Road To Hell - Part Four (Short Stories) - [145 words] [Horror]
The Road To Hell Part Three (Short Stories) - [305 words] [Horror]
The Running (Short Stories) A man left alone after a holocaust reflects back on his former life. [437 words] [Mind]
The Saviour Part One (Short Stories) A serial killer helps sinners redeem themselves in his own way. [385 words] [Horror]
The Saviour Part Three (Short Stories) The investigation into mysterious deaths continues. [287 words] [Horror]
The Saviour Part Two (Short Stories) The ''Saviour'' tries to figure himself out. [244 words] [Horror]
The Vagabond Heart (Poetry) a poem about an evil entity. [110 words] [Horror]
The Wildwood (Novels) A novelette about an ancient entity that travels the universe in search of any type of wildlife that it can use to take power over mankind and other lifeforms for evil purposes. [533 words] [Fantasy]
The Wildwood - A ''Short Short'' Tale. (Short Stories) After hundreds of years of being hunted for sport by man, wild animals plan a rebellion. [423 words] [Fantasy]
The Wildwood Part Four (Novels) Nakata, the evil entity who plans to oblierate mankind, observes the earth from his lunar perch. [213 words] [Fantasy]
The Wildwood Part Three (Novels) Alex realizes that the shapes he saw on the moon werent just shadows. [305 words] [Fantasy]
The Wildwood Part Two (Novels) Lester Talbot, an old man living in a hillside cabin alone, experiences something he's sure is paranormal. [678 words] [Fantasy]
The Wish (Songs) - [128 words] [Romance]
The Wolf Part 0ne (Novels) The Wolf investigates the abuse case of a neighbor. [237 words] [Crime]
The Wolf Prologue (Novels) A self educated street tough decides to become a modern day Robin Hood. [1,115 words] [Crime]
There's Nothing Left Here (Poetry) A pessimist examines life. [124 words] [Mind]
Timebomb (Poetry) A poem dedicated to the late Ted Bundy. [155 words] [Crime]
To All My Favorite Writers; You Know Who You Are (Non-Fiction) Update on my college placement tests. [412 words] [Humor]
To ''C'' From Doc (Non-Fiction) A personal rebuttal to a nasty review. [434 words] [Self-Help]
Tombstones (Poetry) You figure it out. [225 words] [Horror]
Trees (Poetry) You figure it out! [145 words] [Horror]
Tsp - Epilogue (Short Stories) The hitman is still haunted by his past. [399 words] [Crime]
Tsp - Interlude (Short Stories) See if you can make the connection. [143 words] [Crime]
Tsp - Part Five (Short Stories) The moment finally arrives. [515 words] [Crime]
Tsp Part Four (Short Stories) The hitman decides to go through with it. [272 words] [Crime]
Tsp Part Three (Short Stories) The hitman kills time while awaiting the big day. [506 words] [Crime]
Tsp - Part Two (Short Stories) The hit is set up. [456 words] [Crime]
Uncle Marty (Short Stories) An invalid Uncle pays another visit to his favorite nephew. [1,165 words] [Comedy]
Vampire Wedding (Poetry) Two vampires take their wedding vows. [129 words] [Horror]
Vampyres-A Stageplay In Six Acts (Screenplays) A centuries old vampire named damien vargas seeks revenge against the descendants of his wife's assassins. [724 words] [Horror]
Voodoo Moon (Short Stories) An infertile couple adopt a baby. [283 words] [Horror]
We've Forgotten So Much (Poetry) A dying man ponders over why might have been. [133 words] [Relationships]
Your Own Shadow (Poetry) A poem about Vampires, man! [79 words] [Horror]
You've Got Mail (Short Stories) A parody of the secret lives of movie critics. [358 words] [Humor]
Zipperhead (Short Stories) A woman attempts to hide the fact she has a son who's tastes in food tend to lean towards... uh... the exotic. [2,186 words] [Horror]
The Secret Of Pimples
David B Doc Byron


My Papa had always told me that you had to dig
really deep to find the best secrets, just like
he'd buried his best secrets in me.
He was right.
I realized it when I was about fifteen years old;
it was the day I woke up to find I had the biggest
pimple I'd ever seen right on my own body.
I hate those big ones, too.
I mean those kind that really swell up BIG. The
big red ones, the kind without a white head on
them so you can't even pop them. You can squeeze
and squeeze and press on it, but the white just
won't pop out.
You can even dig around with a needle to find
the white under the blood, because if you don't
get the white out it will never heal up, no matter
how many times you peel the scab off.

And, if you just give up on the big ones, and
go to school looking that way, the other kids will
see it and you'll never hear the end of it. They
will start calling you names like pizzaface and
balloon.
And it's always dark when my Papa comes in my room
to tease me, saying stuff like, ''I know
you're mad about me taking out your night light,
but you're a big girl now, and it doesn't matter
if it's LIGHT or DARK, that big red one is still
there!''
Sometimes my Papa can be so mean when he's trying
to be funny.

But, one thing I've learned lately is, when a zit
gets just SO BIG, you can pop it, just from the
pressure.
Lately, I've been sharpening a big knitting needle
I found on a whetstone I found in my Papa's
workshop.
Because...this is one of those BIG ONES.
I mean, it's not big ENOUGH just yet, even though
the bleeding stopped three months ago, and there's
no scab left to pick off. But, I don't want to
wait for it to show. Sometimes I lay awake at night,
thinking about that big one forming inside me, and
actually wonder if it's worth more than I am.

I think I'll slide that big needle through my
belly button tonight, right when my Papa walks
through my bedroom door.

 

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"I tend to be more "In your face" about such things. It might, or might not, come as a suprise to you to know I figured it out. One thing you might want to look at. "I found on a whetstone I found in my Papa's workshop." I'm not the best reader, so I got hung up on this line. Shivers, no. Dark understanding and unease, yes. Good job. " -- Sylvia.
"You scare me." -- R. Bennett Okerstrom.
"?Why?" -- Sylvia.
"Not you. Him." -- R. Bennett.
"I knew that, just wanted to know someone elses point of view is all. I know what makes it scare me, but what makes it scare you? Seriously, I would like to know. For me it is the fact there is just enough there for me to recognize, yet not so much that it makes it someone elses story. That feeling of being totally vulnerable. What is it that scares you?" -- Sylvia.
"Oooo, Doc ... really creepy!!" -- Judith.
"I'm thinking the big one is the papa's baby growing inside of the 15 year old girl. I'm thinking he comes into her room and rapes her. She's pregnant. She wants to kill the baby by stabbing herself in the belly-button. THAT's why it scares me." -- R. Bennett.
"I remember my first pimple. a big white head right in the middle of my lip. Since then I've gotten them all over my face. I've tried everything on the market, and they go away. For a while. But they always come back. So I figure why fight it? When I die, people won't remember me for my beautiful skin, but who cares? I have a certain amout of pride about my zits. They are mine and mine alone. LOL, just kidding. Good work David." -- Steven T.
"i totally agree with benett, this story gave me a real bad feeling...like this wasn't fiction at all but real, either doc is doing it or he/she is the girl....but what the fuck..." -- sunny, washington, dc, usa.
"I'm quite sure it IS fiction. Isn't it?" -- R. Bennett .
"Obviously a tale of incestual rape and self inflicted abortion. Chafflingly disturbing yet famously penned. I would only change the double founds. Excellent job. D.G. Williford" -- D.G. Williford, GVL, SC, USA.
"I enjoyed the story but wonder if the flow of it was a bit bumpy? I think the impact of this story is the final line and so in order for it to have a lasting impact the story should flow. All and all it was a great tale." -- e. rocco caldwell, tacoma, washington.
"You seem to have captured the admiration of several on this site who obviously enjoy this particular genre. I think you have writing talent but I'm not really interested in what you write about. There's so much of this crap around today, It's become almost too commercial. It's fun to read stories about people who are not totally fucked up, really! Otherwise, your admirers' will have merely crowned you "Little King Shit of Turd Island." " -- Richard.

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