Storymania Logo



Short Stories

A Streetlight Story by A Panos A very depressing story. Don't judge it by that though. The ending is up for interpretation... [2,216 words]
The Small Black Object by Michael G Barbieri A soldier in a battle fatally wounds an enemy, only to realize the family his opponent l... [1,256 words]
Wine And Owls by Zdravka Evtimova A woman is left by the person she loves. her reaction to that. [2,804 words]
We Attack At Dawn! by Gregory J Christiano Toward the end of WWII, an army platoon encouters German resistance. [1,391 words]
The Wars Of Belfast Part 1. by Sasu A story about a city searching for hope through war, based in the late eighties. Co... [1,221 words]
The Final Statement. by Bradley Grimes A man about to be executed makes his final statement. [1,221 words]
The Braided Belt by Michael Lowell A man learns about love and its loss one summer. [501 words]
Stranger Underneath by Keivn Luk Have you ever heard the sound of heavy breathing? Imagine it, the noise of someone or somet... [1,123 words]
Shadow Walker by Albert Davis This is a short story for the warrior in you or anyone, the mentality needed to be a destroyer an... [837 words]
Scenes From A Memory by Michael Armstrong Stefan Kaufmann reflects on his past. [1,064 words]
Nunnada'utsun't'yi - The Trail Place Where They Cried by Desi Williams It is about a white girl and her father during the 1800s ... [1,675 words]
Nothing But Touch by Rae Haven't had inspiration lately, so I picked ten random words and wrote around them. [239 words]
Melanchony by Vodka Ryuki Mint The title says it all. [620 words]
Lottery Ticket by Kid Mercury A man goes on a quest in search of the unthinkable: a hot date. [2,658 words]
Life Is Full Of Virtues by Brodie J Hughes Read the title again. [226 words]
His Wings by Vodka Ryuki Mint I've always dreamed of this scene, don't know why, somehow it gives me an indescribable feeling. not ... [553 words]
Here Today, Gone Fishing Pt.1
Fixing A Broken Heart. by Keivn Luk What you seek is hidden in the shadows. [234 words]
First Meeting by Charity B Baez Erotic tale of a man and woman who met online, and are meeting face to face for the first time. [2,501 words]
Fading Away With The Rain by Desi Williams I wrote it based on the cover of "Fallen" by Evanescence. [137 words]
Fade Away by Vodka Ryuki Mint About a father and a son. [650 words]
Drop Dead Gorgeous by James C Bernthal A very light-hearted horror short. [875 words]
Discovering Truth by Kelley Rose This is a story about a girl who tries to find the truth about her sister's death. [5,089 words]
Anthropomorphia by Jeff Hunt A short story about people and animals. [1,754 words]
And You Thought Today Was Going To Be A Good Day by Michael Spiegel A day in the life of a very strange indvidual, written in 1st ... [4,840 words]
... And She Would Tell Her Story by Animesh Kar A fairy tale with a twist! [1,915 words]
Alexander Khri'pher by Draco Streaver As a young child, a Bengal tegal looses his father/mentor in a battle to save their village... [26,332 words]
A Soul Sold For Ten Seconds Of Heaven by Lithium - [479 words]
A One Night Stand by Animesh Kar A young single working lady and a piece of her mind. [4,101 words]
10:34 by Danielle You describe it. [276 words]
The Teen Girl Suicide Story by Riot This is satire. Keep that in mind. [575 words]
The Sob Story by Riot Alchohol does not equate responsibility. [1,116 words]
Walking The Road by Keivn Luk Two strangers, with no recollection on how they got there meet each other in a strange place w... [2,166 words]
Unexplained by Trax A man and his dog go on a walk they will never forget.... [430 words]
Undefined by Josh Anderson What do you tell yourself when you don't know the answer? [408 words]
The Way Life Is... by Vanessa Moya - [285 words]
The Radical. by Amit Shankar Saha - [589 words]
The Lady And The Train by Michelle Lynn Clements A tragic short story about a woman running away from her husband and troublesome daughte... [1,980 words]
The Closing Of The Eyes by Steve Deutsch A man has to overcome his fear and destroy a part of his life. My first real descriptiv... [1,175 words]
The Assassin by Susan Brassfield Cogan What lurks in the chill of the night? [440 words]
Sue Aside by Andy Kim May not be suitable for children. [255 words]
Step Three by Steve Deutsch A boy sets up his camera and wants to tell his story. This is the beggining. [657 words]
Slipping Away From Me by Josh Anderson The 7th part of Serra's swamp, suspense filled, and back on track… I hope. Theres another... [1,145 words]
Self Defense by Naya Renee A'Janae is a young mother caught in a relationship she can't seem to get herself out of. Determine... [5,202 words]
Q by Don F Vaccarino A story about the man who created James Bonds "toys" when he was in high school. [18,783 words]
Project Chyooryooku Akiraka by Josh Anderson Sci-Fi, about how the world has a Chi and how the people who inhabbit it are linked... [1,157 words]
On Her Way Home by Bancy Mwihaki A partly romance and partly drama short story about a young lady and her oddyssey in conjugal l... [2,785 words]
Of Bikes And Boys by Ali Rizvi A tragic memoire of a young character that reveals a story of loss of innocence. [1,965 words]
Nothing Here by Ally K - [2 words]
Not Without My Future by Steve Deutsch A group of boys pertake on their weekly tradition of figuring out what to do next in thei... [926 words]
Much To Do About Nothing by Armand Waksberg A short story. [1,496 words]
Mexican Soul by Steve Deutsch Elementary students enjoy their favorite part of the day--lunchtime. However, today is extra speci... [1,074 words]
John Nikolaus by Tim Gorichanaz The story of John Nikolaus's journey from Croatia to America in the early 1900's. [1,589 words]
Jessie's Friend by Mike McWade A strange visitor warns Jessie of impending danger. [2,370 words]
Hunter by Hayden Woods Story about a female werewolf... [1,833 words]
Homeland Ssecurity by Firsttime Story When the moment comes that people realize that government can only give its citizens what it... [19,563 words]
Hi by Gary R Hoffman This is a true story of a dog my family once owned. [1,444 words]
Fine Weather For Ducks by Josh Anderson Love Short Story in poetry form. Inspired by the meeting of a friend of mine, I had a re... [1,683 words]
Empire Park by Aaron Er Lozier Carl finds himself lost in "Empire Park" late one night, chased by a glinty-eyed monster, and assau... [588 words]
Effects by Kevin Costello EFFECTS is an existential story which delves into the psyche of a college professor who just lost his w... [4,079 words]
Behind These Eyes by Vanessa Moya - [884 words]

Go to page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 [24] 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
Here Today, Gone Fishing Pt.1
A little after-drug-deal excitement.
[1,105 words]
Sullivan Of The Sea
I am a 17 year old thinker. I am too cool for school and too scared to drop out.
[March 2005]
Coined Truth (Essays) Jesus would approve. [203 words]
Naminalism (Essays) Is this for you? Because it should be if you care about yourself. And our future. [228 words] [Self-Help]
The Business Of Hope (Short Stories) Gentlemen, welcome to the Hot Candy Hut. It's the best eye candy money can buy. [903 words] [Literary Fiction]
Here Today, Gone Fishing Pt.1
Sullivan Of The Sea

There I was, heading north on Interstate 15, on my way to meet my connection. The window on my 1988 Toyota truck was down and my arm hung out of it like a dry flapping tongue from a dying dog’s mouth. My face wore a dry frown as I wiped off my rose-colored lipstick and nodded my head to “Nightcrawler.” I flipped the shade-mirror down and my view of the road was replaced by my image. “Fuck,” I muttered after seeing a hung-over and twisted drag queen with half-opened eyes and a mouthful of dirty words.
I had ten minutes before I had to meet Skalco at the golf course. He would be really embarrassed if he was seen with a clown like me, and I couldn’t just wear my ski mask on the passenger seat to cover up my painted skin. I didn’t think 70 year-old veterans took kindly to seeing an advertised thief on their range; and also it was the middle of spring. I stopped to get a gallon of water at the Texaco before I met him. Before I got into my black beauty, I drowned myself in the water and wiped my dripping face with my mask. “Five minutes.” I thought to myself as I drove away, clean as a Catholic and ready to get dirty again.
“You’re late again,“ my Italian friend said as I pulled up next to his car. “If I wasn’t fucking in love with you I would have left your sorry ass in the dust- I mean, grass.”
“Skalco, just give me the money.”
“First tell me how your date went.”
“I got your weed, three pounds, as promised.”
“That’s my Alvin, let me smell it.”
He got out of his new Camero and into my lifted truck. I asked him what he thought. He took a wiff and grinned. “I fucking dressed in drag to get this shit for you, it better be good.” I explained. This wasn’t the first time I drove to the Mexican border for a friend, but it was the last. “Hey man, I have to get going, Bruce is setting up my new place.”
“Whatever man, you’re only jealous because your cousin doesn’t love you enough to be your bodyguard.”
“My cousin is nearly a godfather, he could simply buy me one.”
“All right give me my cut, I have to go.”
He handed me a leather bowling bag and got out, smiling to me as he left. I didn’t even look inside the bag; I was feeling sick, most likely because I had spent two hours in women’s clothing and full makeup. Nobody really asks how I get their drugs. This is perfectly fine because I feel like throwing up every time I am reminded. Driving a clutch in stilettos is hard enough without being hung-over, and the trip from the Valley is anything but exciting. All I wanted was to be at my new investment. A nap at my new place was in order.

“You look like shit Alf.” Bruce said with a television set in his arms. Bruce was like a horse. He was strong and handsome, and looked wise beyond his years. But in fact he was the stupidest creature on earth. Following orders was his specialty, when I give them, of course. Bruce and I hate guns, all we use are knives. His father was in the circus and was the best fighter with a good steak knife. My uncle taught us everything we know about knife-brawling. “Put it over there Bruce.” I instructed. I slipped my heels off and laid down on a plastic-wrapped couch, dropping the satchel on the ground. It was a long drive and the only way to get through it was to entertain myself is to drink. My two flasks were empty but my bladder wasn’t, so I headed to my newly installed toilet.
On my way to the bathroom I decided I needed to shit, so I grabbed the paper. On the second page the headline read, “Drug Trafficking at an All Time High.” I chuckled to myself after seeing the headline and let out a healthy break in the wind beneath my spread legs. Suddenly my skin jumped as I heard the crack of a 12 gauge in the kitchen followed by the sprinkling of broken glass on the floor tile. I also heard a loud reverberating scream of pain that would have made Jesus blush. I pinched it off and knew I had to get to my weapon safe in my room; which was across my house near the kitchen. “Shit,” I whispered, “I love this chair.” I picked up the stationary maple work of art and moved it under a mirror. Fucking aesthetic. I snuck across the carpet towards where I heard the shot and as I was passing the kitchen I heard Bruce swearing under his breath, obviously injured but not dead. I heard sets of footsteps. Two or three guys, one of them pretty large judging from his walking pattern; his weight on his heels. Tile is unforgiving, you can determine anything by a person from listening to the reflections off of tile flooring. I put these thoughts out of my mind and rushed to my room. I got to my closet and opened my safe, thinking out loud, “A hunting knife and a katana. I’ll take both. There is more than one asshole in my house and Bruce may be able to fight.” These thoughts are better suited for a drug middleman than the previous ones. I was about to kill some fat-asses.
I rushed into the kitchen and let out a Japanese war howl, in vain. A quick look around the room told me the assholes were gone. Bruce was crying with a drink in his hand, the back door was open, and my leather satchel was gone.
“You pussy, are you okay?”
“Uh huh, I think I should go to the doctor. There’s a lot of blood coming out of my leg Alf.”
“The bastards shot me and took the bag. They looked like model horses Alfie.”
“On TV, there’s that ‘Fonzie’ guy that they call the Hungarian Horsie or Sumthin”
“You mean Italian Stallion?”
“Yeah, they were Italian.”
“Fucking Skalco.”
“No, it wasn’t Skalco’s guys, these guys had suits on.”
I knew that black-haired bastard had something to do with it whether he knew it or not. It was up to me to find out. But first I told Bruce to clean up the glass. I also finished taking my dump and reading my paper. Then I took a nap. It’s nice having my own place, so calm and private.



Submit Your Review for Here Today, Gone Fishing Pt.1
Required fields are marked with (*).
Your e-mail address will not be displayed.

Your Name*     E-mail*

City     State/Province     Country

Your Review (please be constructive!)*

Please Enter Code*:

Submit Your Rating for Here Today, Gone Fishing Pt.1

Worst     1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9     10     Best

© 2005 Sullivan Of The Sea
March 2005

Copyright © 1998-2001 Storymania Technologies Limited. All Rights Reserved.