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After Two Days by Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin Ii After Two days is about a promising girl who suffers from an unknown disease in rural Nigeria. I... [1,881 words]
The Bear by Keri McGriff - [222 words]
The Deluded Youth by Michael Harris A boy and his dreams... [3,699 words]
Tangled Berry Bushes by E Rocco Caldwell In the style of Edgar Allen Poe. [1,892 words]
Different Paths by William S Patten First work and I am looking for feedback [2,007 words]
The Hummingbird And The Chipmunk by Bob M Ra - [738 words]
Where Chaos Reigns (Page Uno) by Wolfa Page one of a sci fi/fantasy/urban fantasy story (formerly called "e") I am worki... [386 words]
The Silver Ride by Timothy Houlihan Obsession. Insanity. Murder. [2,264 words]
The Line by Ezh Mimsyboro A quicky about two fellows in a line. [1,108 words]
The House Next Door by Moya Green What evil lurked behind its blank windows? [1,249 words]
The Eclipse by Ovidiu Bufnila When major’s Sanchez coach came, the daring Florio has just succeeded to get over the wonderful wor... [718 words]
The Awakening, Part 1 by David B Doc Byron The first half of a story me and my son had collaborated on. [491 words]
The Awakening - A 'short-Short'' by Jason ''The Bloodman'' Taylor Like my dad has said before, YOU figure it out. [305 words]
Tales Of Time And Travel by Michael A Hyer It is an anthology of 5 short stories about... well, time and travel. [21 words]
Silicone by E Rocco Caldwell (The centralized theme of the story is to ask the question in a marriage how much of it is companionsh... [3,012 words]
Mascara by Tweez Boys will be girls. [1,350 words]
It's All In The Teeth by David B Doc Byron Like alot of my darker work, there is no logical explanation. [388 words]
It Runs In The Family by David B Doc Byron A subject I've never had to deal with, but have known people who have. [214 words]
Green by David B Doc Byron A man's guilt catches up with him. [496 words]
Gibsin The Night Fall by Wesley B Rose Drley A story of how one man can make a difference. Even though he had many reasons not to. [2,130 words]
Ghosts- A ''Short-Short'' Short Story by David B Doc Byron A man's demons catch up with him. [418 words]
From The Glow Of The Gaslights Comes A Prayer by Timothy Houlihan The prayer of a man who has seen the lie. [738 words]
Choices by David B Doc Byron Bad drivers are born losers. [376 words]
A War Life by Wizard A Child and his mother seek refuge from the events of WW11 [1,203 words]
A Peaceful Sabbath by E Rocco Caldwell A reflection on modern times. [915 words]
1:25 A.M. by David B Doc Byron Is he dreaming.... or is this reality? [262 words]
Vital Signs by Jason ''The Bloodman'' Taylor At rare times, a love between two people is so strong, they dont want to let go, even in death... [307 words]
The Sand Dollar by Wesley B Rose Drley A story about a child and how she wins hearts. [1,790 words]
The Penalty Is Death by E Rocco Caldwell A Private Investigator is hired by a client to find out if his wife is having an affair. W... [4,184 words]
The Hankie Files by Mark Nash This work is inspired by real people and places, but its plot and setting is purely fiction. ... [2,676 words]
The Hankie Files, Chapter 1 by Mark Nash A serial about a Geometry class trying to catch their teacher, who is the head of a... [1,028 words]
The Belch Of A God by Timothy Houlihan Kids learning to fit in. [2,586 words]
Shadow Dancers by Wesley B Rose Drley The story of how truth and inner strength can make a difference. [4,448 words]
Salute To Courage by Arthur Zulu - [1,172 words]
Prophecies by David B Doc Byron A different take on the typical werewolf tale. [886 words]
Out Of The Ordinary World Part 2 by Metzger Visit my website www.personal.psu.edu/dmm439. [2,283 words]
Out Of The Ordinary Worlds by Metzger - [1,796 words]
My First And Only Love by Theresa A Myers A sad story of love, between a human woman and a male vampire. [1,898 words]
Lucky Ones by Staci Christophers How bad can a blind date be? [836 words]
Life Sucks by David B Doc Byron - [360 words]
Life Sucks - Part 2 by David B Doc Byron Haven't you figured it out yet? [144 words]
Letters From Purgatory -Part 4-Ending by David B Doc Byron The secret is finally revealed! [147 words]
Justice For Mrs. Millicent Meeks by Timothy Houlihan - [1,428 words]
I'm Bored Of You. Can I Be Somebody Else? by J L Watts Two alien bounty hunters are on Earth, one with a unique abiltity whi... [2,184 words]
Headstones by David B Doc Byron - [200 words]
Filling The Pages by Krige Van Rensburg A true Hithcock thriller! [2,280 words]
Popular? Part 2 by H Wood Cont. on from popular? Part 1 - A teenage party, drunken sex and upset parents ends with distur... [2,530 words]
Why I Like Watermelon by Sarrabisco - [379 words]
Tortured by J L Watts Wrote this about three years ago as a GCSE 'Victim Writing' piece. Am annoyed with the way I finish it... [986 words]
The Tragedy That Was Dave by Slick Nick A man that has lost hope and can't find meaning in life commites suicide. But was it... [1,580 words]
The Portrait by Judith Goff A painting with a dark secret ... [1,352 words]
Michael.... By J.D. Stiltner by J D Stiltner It's about a young man who is faced with the harsh realities of life and they take... [1,034 words]
Letters From Purgatory by David B Doc Byron Figure it out as you go along. [244 words]
Letters From Purgatory Part 3 by David B Doc Byron He's getting closer to the truth! [227 words]
Letters From Purgatory Part 2 by David B Doc Byron You figure it out as you go along. [186 words]
Letters From Purgatory - Interlude by David B Doc Byron - [70 words]
Hamilton by J Eric Eckard A short story. [4,890 words]
Diary Of A Killer Kat by Kathryn J Gabrielle A week in the life of a Kat. [1,263 words]
Clouds Across The Moon by C A Steen A short story. [1,558 words]
Cassandra by Wandering Minstrel The story of Cassandra and the domination of her vanity. [1,205 words]
Bird In The Hand by E Rocco Caldwell Gothic story of two men on a battlefield dealing with racism. [5,695 words]
Victor And Louise by Salai G Prit Rough draft for the first half of a short story... please read and comment... please.. [3,962 words]
Transitions by Tom Soukup An unusual love story that will tingle the back of your neck. [3,628 words]
The Myriad Slips by Salai G Prit A reworking of an old piece... more of an extension. [3,074 words]
The Healing by Jill Snider - [2,911 words]
The Gift by Tom Soukup Jeremy struggles with his ability to predict death. Is it a gift? He learns the curse of it when cal... [3,934 words]
The Club Monster by William Spongberg A city girl and her two friends confront both the prospect of finding love out on the town and... [4,958 words]
The Candle by N M A Al-Sharekh It has 5 kinds of living ceatures. It has a candle that gives you 5 wishes if u own it [1,083 words]
The Bus Station Tearoom by Rebecca Vaughan A girl waits for her bus and as she does so she decides to go on a journey longer than ... [802 words]
Taking Care Of Your Own by David B Doc Byron The father of a quadrepalegic finds out love does not conquer all. [521 words]
Pipe Dreams by Tom Soukup A boy uses new-found mystical powers to bring revenge to his bully classmates. He almost gets away... [3,860 words]
On This Lovely Day... by Daroga Daae A short horror story about four children and one crazed "Hannibalistic" killer. [436 words]
Dream Lover by David B Doc Byron A tale of true love that never dies. [417 words]
Bruising by Emmie Sinclair Strange tale, make of it what you will - I was in a weird mood when I wrote it. [506 words]

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the most popular guy at school? read how kenny smith manages to put up with his social status at high school. Wouldn't you just DIE to be like him...
Cont. on in 'popular part 2' please feel free to read.
[709 words]
H Wood
16 year old BRITISH author. Study english at college.
[March 2003]
Popular? Part 2 (Short Stories) Cont. on from popular? Part 1 - A teenage party, drunken sex and upset parents ends with disturbing consequences. [2,530 words] [Teenage]
H Wood

He stopped typing and looked at the screen, squinting at what he’d written he sighed and hit the backspace. It had been one of those days. Chewing on his bottom lip he methodically put away the various files and papers he’d been using before walking briskly out of the door to breathe. In computer room A 4 2 the air was as thick and heavy as the waiting room at the dentists. He could feel every ones eyes on him as he paused outside that room, deciding not to care, and glancing briefly towards the stairway he put his hands to his forehead and sank to the floor. The cool, dusty tiles did nothing for his body heat, which was now, he was sure, close to boiling point.
“Kenny are you alright? You don’t look well to me”
It was Miss Cuthbertson.
“I don’t feel good either”
He replied lifting his head.
“Well perhaps you should visit the med room”
“Go now…”
He sighed, then slowly and painfully rose to his feet. Looking down now at the short, but pleasant teacher he managed a smile.
“I’m going”
The truth was he thought as he trudged down the fire colored stairwell, that he didn’t know why everyone was staring. Sure, he was used to the envy filled looks of aspiration or admiration he received daily from the students at Valley High. But today…He didn’t know. Perhaps he wondered it was the long, bloody welt stretching from his left ear to his strong jawbone that attracted the quick, downcast glances – that sense of foreboding whenever he entered a room. It could even be, and he laughed at the thought, the two black bruises on his face – The only two imperfections on an otherwise flawless landscape.
     Reaching the bottom now, he looked left toward the clinical, white door of the medical room and sat on the bottom step. He kicked at some dirt with one immaculate white tennis shoe, then dusted some imaginary lint off his khaki pants. Standing up again he flicked hair from his eyes, checked his pockets, wiped his nose, zipped his zipper higher. Anything to keep from passing thru that white door, the one that should be black like the truth, perhaps red, but definitely not white. He could feel his cheeks flaming with the monotony of this day. Nothing was right, and they knew it. Sometimes he felt as if someone was chasing him – like there was some whacko with an AKA 47 on a rooftop someplace. He sighed. Wanting his thoughts to give him a break sometimes, he checked his pockets one last time. Still empty. He breathed air out thru his nostrils in disgust, and then purposefully took the second left and breezed on out of the school gates into the summer.
     It wasn’t like he was scared of that white door. He’d often sat on the inside of it pretending to have various ailments and charming the somewhat pretty nurse into letting him skip classes that way. No. It was the questions. The ones he knew someone would ask. Cruel questions, without intent. “How did he get that slash on his wrist?…”
And so on. Anyway, it didn’t matter now. The sun shone down on him making his skin the colour of rich, dark, golden honey and his flaxen hair bright, like sunlight, only with more white of the moon than that. Eyes, he thought, pausing in his relaxation, never change. No amount of sunlight could turn his blue eyes Green. Or Hazel, Brown, or even Grey. Then again, fire could make them flicker Orange, and passion made them Black. Wrong again then. And closing his (still Blue) eyes he lay down amongst the green blades of summer, warmed by the sounds of daytime (and the sunshine helping), thoughts of yellow blossoms and yellow beaches, and also with the knowledge that if he did open his eyes he would see the (still Blue) sky with a White jet trail drawn across it he fell asleep. Almost. Unfortunately the ‘almost’ was what prevented him from doing most things beautiful. Sleep being the least important of them. But, no. Surely it couldn’t last. He knew that, and soon they’d know it too

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"This story is so NOT!" -- The Contradiction.
"Hello Hezzy, since performing a critique upon the Storymania board is cumbersome, I placed my critique in HTML. I was unable to locate to locate an email address for you, I instead sent the critique to http://www.writersbbs.com/bbs3/forum.cgi?action=read&forum=general&message=3838-1 where you will be able to read it much more easily. If you have any comments feel free to post them here." -- JA St. George.
"Thankyou ga. st george,I thought your critique was very fair, but i think I'm going to delete the story simply because i don't know where its taking me - the only part that i actually think makes sense is part 3, so i might leave it (i dont know if you've read that yet) only one point about the critique - the part about my use parenthesis, i was intending to try and take the readers mind away from the story, and mention colours overly because this character is oviously not thinking straight, and therefore the story will not read in chronological order, just like human thoughts - i dont think i had chance to write enough to make that apparent just yet , guess i'll wait and see. But thankyou, i appreciated it!" -- hezzy.


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