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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]
Breakfast In Bed by Sue (Sooz) Simpson She loved her husband so much, and a sepcial man deserves a special breakfast. [1,633 words]
Barriers by Sue (Sooz) Simpson Everybody's frightened of the prisoner in the cell at the end of the block. [2,913 words]
Bandit At Twelve-O-Clock by Sue (Sooz) Simpson A sinister note drops through her letter box, but who is it from and what's it all abo... [2,144 words]
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
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]
Greatest by A Delusion Of Adequacy The most brutal writing I've ever done. [967 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]
Winston (Part 1) by Wolfa A brutal, viciously intelligent pit bull -- a champ pitfighter -- makes his way from the dogfi... [3,013 words]
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]
The Medusa Raft by Dimitry Shreders The Medusa Raft is the story of one man ascension from cowardice and personal despair to courag... [7,100 words]
Thanks For Asking by Charles Bishop Twisted Bishop The town that polices it own. [787 words]
Papa by Lawrence Peters For one of the greatest there was. [473 words]
Nympholepsy by Rowen Ravera A bit of prose? attempting to leave the reader aware of violent emotions - particularly relating to... [499 words]
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]
If Not (Dog), Then What? by Jaaffar Munasip A short story of deception and self-believe. [1,344 words]
Devil's Embrace by Black Widow It's an erotic tale of one woman's descent into madness and masochism. [5,139 words]
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]
The Signal by Tom Campbell What if our search for extraterrestrial intelligence proved fruitful? [876 words]
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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An engaging and personal battle by an arrogant talk-show host to undermine and expose his guest to ridicule. (Unexpected Twist)
[4,843 words]
Stan A Fowler
I was born in the Northeast of England in 1953 and I've recently married my fiance in America. I'm an artist favouring realism and a prolific writer of short stories, or novelettes more like. Although I've sold many paintings and drawings, I have never made the attempt to sell any of my written work, until now. My interests are chiefly sedentry although I love the countryside. I would really appreciate some feed back on this story, good or bad. Thank you!
[March 2002]
From Darkness To Light (Poetry) A quest for the search of inner truths. I wrote this in 30 minutes way back in 1985 but then edited and updated it's grammatical content, from what I've learned since. Hmmmmmm! I wonder... [702 words]
The Mysterious Golden Robe (Short Stories) Looking for abstract answers in a real world. [8,325 words] [Spiritual]
To My Wife On Valentine's Day (Poetry) A contemporary love poem in an old fashioned rhyme. I wrote this very recently, very quickly, in modern language but old fashioned verse. [752 words] [Romance]

"Hiya Stan, I really loved this, my type of story. My only problem with is is the way you've written Sphincter. I'd like to see him softened. He comes across as a total idiot and yet to hold down the position of top talk show host in the states I think he'd have to have a high level of intelligence and charisma. I don't like his name, he would never have chosen it and his ego would not have allowed anyone else to choose it. I don't like his dress, he reminded me very much of our Jonathan Ross (yeuk) and I think his personality was just written on the wrong side of thick. If you toned him down just a little bit he'd be perfect. " -- Sooz, Dalton-in-furness, Cumbria, England.
"PLEASE DON'T READ THIS IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE STORY! The dialogue in this was perfect, speech is something that can be so difficult to get right, I think you did a great job with this. I like the way you kept us guessing all the way down the line. I thought you were leading us down the road of him revealing himself a Jesus for awhile. I thought the twist was going to be that his sister had given him heppy C or aids or something the momentum continues without losing any oomph from begining to end." -- sooz, Dalton-in-furness, Cumbria, England.
"Okay I do have one little problem with the ending. This is a man who lives by Christ and is a *good* man. I can't then see him disregarding the children in his revelation. Yes he wanted to expose Sphincter, but in doing so the way he did, he also exposed the children to all the media attention that would follow, that seems to me just a little bit unbelieveable. Would a vulnerable and possibly already disturbed child in the foster system, be subjected to probing and intimate examination just on the say so of a possibly mad medium? I just feel that the end could do with a bit of a re-work to take the childrens welfare into consideration more. Best story I've read on this site so far. I really enjoyed it thank-you, and thank-you also for reviewing my work. " -- Sooz, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, England..
"Hi Sooz, thank you so much for your wonderful insights and reviews. You are very analytical, just like me, a trait I feel is essential in a writer's toolbox, yeah? I'll answer your points as best I can. The main character's name, I chose simply to epitomize all that is sleazy in some presenters that spring to mind. I tried to be clever by naming him, spoken in an American accent, to suggest 'Hairy Asshole' if you pardon my French? Curiously enough, I based his suit exactly on our mutual friend, Wossy, whom I like very much - he makes me laugh with his sharp wit! I chose the most shocking ending I could imagine that would turn people against their idol on the turn of a sixpence. A touchy subject I know, but it worked so well. It wasn't the medium but the presenter who actually exposed the children through his challenge, and the media or papparazzi has its own cross to bear, if you catch my drift. In my mind I would think, rightly or wrongly, that the exposure would save at least others from becoming victims, don't you think? It is a very complex and extraordinary situation that touches very lightly on reality, and I am humbled by my ignorance in this subject. For a supposed writer, I am very naiave! Thank you again for your honesty!" -- Stan, USA, NY.
"I'd refrain from stating (Unexpected Twist) in the story description since it is unnecessary. Makes a reader actually expect a twist, and does nothing to get a reader to want to read.--The Advisor " -- JA St.George.
"Very well put together and main characters well drawn and believable. I hate to nit pick but I found it a little bit straightforward and predictable. I was actualy expecting more of a twist than I got. I think it might have worked better if the presenter seemed to have the upper hand right up to the ending, seemed to be able to explain away every "demonstration" that Zodiac could come up with, and then suddenly: Bang wallop! The death-blow. As it's written we can see that Sphincter is in trouble pretty early on and it's only a matter of HOW (not if) Zodiac/Goldberg is going to demolish him. It's an extremely entertaining story though. A little proof-reading is needed here and there. Examples: I think "unruffled" is used when it should be "ruffled"; there is a curious use of "uncomplimentary" at the very beginning; "damn" is spelled "dam" throughout; there are some garbled sentences such as "Nor I do not contact the dead", and so on, but that kind of thing is very minor and easy to correct. " -- David Gardiner, London, England.


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