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10:15 by Lawrence Peters A short story about fate and speed and the things that bring people together. [713 words]
The Go-Between by David Gardiner Everybody in the big city is looking for something. The trick is to find out what. [1,638 words]
Talent Takes Patience by Andrew Allyn Rasmussen This story is an interview with my next door neighbor, Christopher Beier. He has a treme... [821 words]
All For Her by F Luis Alvarez The ultimate sacrifice for the ultimate love. [834 words]
Winston (Part 4) by Wolfa Continuing story about a pitbull and a crazy woman... I don't really see the need to describe ... [3,116 words]
Till Death Do Us Part by Sorcha Colleran A chilling tale about a grieving husband. [873 words]
The Unwanted Doll by Debbie Bailey A little girl finds a lonely doll to bring home for Christmas. [821 words]
The Serpent by Simon King Beware your sins... [6,543 words]
The Promise by Debbie Bailey A fictional account of a woman caught in the WTC tragedy and the firefighter who rescues her. [2,453 words]
The Official Brown Envelope by Anna J McGuire A short story based on the challenges faced in war, by the men at war, and their wo... [829 words]
T-H-E N-U-T-Hare B-A-R-T-E-R-I-N-G R-A-B-B-I-T K-I-D by Christopher Dark This is a true story about the lives of 4 people I know ve... [2,454 words]
The Music Of The Spheres by Simon King Can you hear that noise...? [3,946 words]
The Little Things In Life by Fiona Shine This is a story told from the wiewpoint of a man who has spent most of his life in pr... [976 words]
The Greatest Gift by Debbie Bailey A woman reunites with the man who got her pregnant 25 years before. [7,498 words]
The Cab by Jeremy Shackleford Four people ride the same taxi at different times and the cabbie realizes between all of them.And in on... [927 words]
Qualities Of A Friend by Andrea Diane Brown John Denton, a high school sophomore, is excited to learn about the new neighbor his age ... [844 words]
Puppy Love by Debbie Bailey Animals do fall in love too! [747 words]
Peripheral Vision by Simon King In some places, the past and the present are very close... [2,838 words]
My Sweetheart by Debbie Bailey A high school student gets his girlfriend pregnant. [12,593 words]
Mightier Than The Sword by Simon King How much do you hate your boss...? [2,506 words]
Melody's Journey by Rose Trimovski It was her journey, her destiny to find the castle and to get the sword that had powers of the... [8,992 words]
Love That Never Dies by Andrea Diane Brown Daniel Jackson lives with his father. Both are having a great deal of trouble overcoming ... [1,273 words]
Finding Fleur by Sue (Sooz) Simpson Katy desperately wants to find Fleur, but does Fleur want to be found? [1,727 words]
False Accusations by Andrea Diane Brown Something's wrong in Sandra Richardson's life, but she just can't figure out what's going on.... [1,304 words]
Dirty Apartment by Sunny Description of my dirty apartment and its cause, me. [756 words]
Deadly Persuit by Sue (Sooz) Simpson Nature at its most cruel .. when it's interfered with by man. [1,541 words]
Dawn Rising by Sue (Sooz) Simpson He looked at his own personal sunrise every morning, yet longed for the warmth of the sun. [1,069 words]
Dark Solitude. by Sue (Sooz) Simpson A woman alone on the moors when a storm threatens, but this is no ordinanry storm and that is no... [1,434 words]
Creeping Up From Behind. by Sue (Sooz) Simpson You can't ever really know what someone else is thinking ... unless they choose to tel... [925 words]
Cold, Cold Night.. by Sue (Sooz) Simpson The night was beautiful but biting, she had to make her final farewells, a cigarette would h... [630 words]
Car Trouble by Sue (Sooz) Simpson Boys will be boys. [496 words]
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Attractions by Sue (Sooz) Simpson People stared at the sisters and called them freaks. [678 words]
Apple Of His Eye by Sue (Sooz) Simpson Daddy's little girl, Daddy's little sweetheart. (May be deemed offensive). [1,742 words]
Angel Stew by Sue (Sooz) Simpson The kitchens are in uproar. [826 words]
Agony by Sue (Sooz) Simpson The First in a series of Agony columns written by the unstoppable Aunt Nasty. (May be deemed offensive) [1,200 words]
A Fork In The Road. by Sue (Sooz) Simpson A paradox revolving round the lonely Holker Mosses in the dead of night. [2,835 words]
Madness by Keri McGriff Story based on the life of a woman in the mad house. [593 words]
Thelma's Dilemma by Elwin L Wormwood Thelma Price is about to loose everything she holds dear, until a teenage boy arrives and chan... [3,101 words]
The Medium by Stan A Fowler An engaging and personal battle by an arrogant talk-show host to undermine and expose his guest to r... [4,843 words]
You Verbally Bruise by A Delusion Of Adequacy Just fnding no depth in peope in general. [666 words]
Winston (Part 3) by Wolfa The escaped pitbull forges a partnership with a bum. Meanwhile, the woman Dana believes she h... [2,671 words]
Should Have Would Have, Could Have Been by Alberto Pupo A story of regrets and mistakes.... [638 words]
Observations At An All You Can Eat Buffet Line by Ashley M Smoger Story satirizing Buffet Eaters. [506 words]
Janeska's Story by Ashley Burdett A story of the Holocaust told through a victim's eyes. [5,942 words]
God's Hiding Place by Lawrence Peters - [230 words]
Feng Shui Movers by Kelly Moran My short story involves a reluctant heroine who hides behind new age philosophy instead of tak... [1,922 words]
Dor Omhan by Kai Zi Led "It was... my wife's," Jrudam said, much to Omhan's embarressment, "An earring. I had it made f... [2,810 words]
Describing by A Delusion Of Adequacy The only thing I've written that I like. [532 words]
And Angels Crept. by Duluoz First attempt at writing a novella..(semi-bio)..i'm only two chapters into it but would enjoy... [1,325 words]
Alien Mask by John Barnovsky This is a third-person narration about the encounters of a mountain rescue team with a small clan of... [9,096 words]
The Ticket by Kurt Kitasaki A satire on people who play the lottery. [912 words]
Winston (Part 2) by Wolfa The pitbull, Ripper, plots his escape, and a strange young woman is introduced. [3,397 words]
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When The Blood Runs Cold by Jack M Brown A murderer surveys his victim, while trying to certify that he has done the right thin... [419 words]
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Its A Dog's Life by Ramkumar Menon This story is a poignant description of relationships between human beings. The idea is brough... [1,830 words]
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Boston Blacky by Ken Whan An extended twist on a folk tale. [1,439 words]
An Intimate Conversation With The Powers That Be by Robert G Hagans From the mind of the hopeless cynic, comes a very strange but ... [1,070 words]
When Sylvie Sang by John Kraft A story of love, food and music. [2,030 words]
The Story Of Trading (Featuring Man And Ape) by Rowan Davies 'Tis a humourous tale of the begins of trade. Ape knows the key to... [1,609 words]
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The Men And The Beast by G Sandberg A descriptive description of the horrors of the D-Day invasion of Normandy. [586 words]
Simple Pleasures In Vegas by R James Hunter One chapter of an in-progress novel. Examines life through one man's ego. [389 words]
Face Your Life by Niall Power Street racing community. [621 words]
Bad Boy by Richard Koss A true story about a bad boy growing up in 1950. Was he just mischievous? Would his behavior be consi... [2,844 words]

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The most brutal writing I've ever done.
[967 words]
A Delusion Of Adequacy
[February 2002]
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Confusion Sets In (Poetry) Just a poem about feeling inadequate about yourself, ad who you are, to the point that you have become a ontradiction to yourself and unsure of what it is you are, and yet still trying to take care of... [34 words]
Describing (Short Stories) The only thing I've written that I like. [532 words]
You Verbally Bruise (Short Stories) Just fnding no depth in peope in general. [666 words]
A Delusion Of Adequacy

An ordinary day. If there was something to dignify it into a more spectacular day I'm sure i would recall such an event. I am of course with a good friend of mine. Now when I say good I of course mean best, but if someone were to question me as to why he deserves the title "best"...well i would most undoubtedly refrain from answering. Now when i say friend i of course mean...well friend, what else could I possibly conjure up other than friend? So we of course are discussing our days when he has a thought of dismembering himself by removing his legs. I know this because he then says to me, "I just had a thought of dismembering myself by removing my legs." Now of course there is now the awkward silence between the transition of speech. Now i think of a reputable response in, "I would like to gouge out my eyes with a ball point pen so i do not have to witness you in pain." I am nothing short of a best friend to him. Who could bare to see their greatest friend in such suffering chopping off their own legs off? Now i use the term greatest loosely of course. He may earn the title best, but greatest, he still is short in some qualifications for that title. I hope and pray that no one dares think of me as someone who just politely hands over the title to anyone who claims to be a friend of mine. I am much more critical and discreet than that.
       So as our discussion continues he then decides that we should partake in these acts that have graced our thoughts. Again i know this because he notifies me of it, "I decided we should partake in these acts that have graced our thoughts." Naturally i will be the first to "partake in these acts that have graced our thoughts," quoting my "best" friend, because what type of friend would i have become if i could just witness my friend tormenting himself by impaling himself beyond recognition with the cutting off of his legs. I am possibly the greatest friend there is just because of this factor. I deserve the title greatest.
       So now that the decision has been made to partake we begin in the bathroom and i am sitting on a white chair. I picked the bathroom so it would be easier to clean up. Picking a white chair granted was a foolish mistake, but this is not a learning experience. For you can only gouge and chop these appendages no more than once.
       So my "best" friend hands me a black pen due to the fact i cannot pick one up for my eyes are close, for i of all people would not want to witness what i am about to attempt. Thinking, i wonder if my "best" friend deserves the title greatest. He did know to obtain a black pen for this occasion for i use no other color. Granted it could be blue and i would be oblivious for my eyes are shut and this would be something he would do. On the other hand he could have achieved the level of greatness if this ball point pen is black. Again he sent back to merely the best for his next comment was a retraction of his previous comment of wanting render himself with no legs. Again i am aware of this because those are his next words, "I would like to retract my previous comment of wanting to render myself with no legs." I can only assume this hesitant feeling comes from witnessing only what the greatest of friends could do.
       I jammed the pen through my tightly closed eyelid. Closed in fear i may avoid the stabbing motion if i see it. As i felt it puncture the top of my iris i began to swivel the pen around so as to get a decent grip on my eyeball. For i would not want to leave any residue of my eye inside the socket that it dwells. As i give a quick tug and rip it from my retina i see with my right eye blue ink rolling off my face onto my white chair. This naturally is more upsetting than the actual act of ripping sight from my head. I was under the impression that he was more consciences of my personal feelings than that. So now that my left eye is dangling and bleedings all over the god forsaken blue pen it is now that he makes his statement that i had stated before. It is after hearing this that i would like to force this mutilated eye down his esophagus. But i do not say this out loud for i am beginning on the right eye.
       So now as i sit here with both eyes in my hands, saturated with blue ink i pray that my "best" friend will come lead me to my bed so i can lay down for i am feeling a bit lightheaded and would like to take a nap. But he again falls short. I can hear his stomach crawling up his esophagus, the one in which i would like to shove my eyes and this pen down, and regurgitating his previously digested food. I sit here and try to think of what he is. I am sitting on this white chair, which is now discolored with shades of red and blue and purple where they have mixed, blinded for his benefit. And now he will most certainly not hold his end of the deal. I do not say any of this out loud, for what type of friend would i be, i would only become what i hate.



"Fine, I'll accept that all your stories are going to be poorly written, and in far too conversational a tone. This is a cute little story with a clear message. Take it farther when you edit and rewrite it. Suggestions: Look up "impale" and a few other word before you use them again; use a spell-check; watch your grammer, punctuation, and syntax; and, try to make the timeline a bit clearer. " -- AJ Magy.
"Of course, "word" should have been pluralized as "words". Looks like I'm not perfect after all. (c;" -- AJ Magy.


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February 2002

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