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The Return To Narnia (Short Story Concept) by Nathaniel A Miller A concept story that sequeled loosely the last book of the Narnia Ch... [8,436 words]
The Hawk by Cari Graham We find our strength and healing powers in the strangest of places. [489 words]
She (The Short Story) by Jamie Goetz She is the short story of a girl who sees the apparition of a familiar female figure. She... [2,961 words]
The Clergyman And The Brothel by James Buchannon This is a scene from a book I'm thinking about writing. It's set in the future an... [2,684 words]
Warm Goo by Gregory Allen Oddly enough, this story has generated interest with a publisher (subject to some rewrite) [3,277 words]
The Convict by Gregory Allen In the mind of a serial killer. [723 words]
The Bookcase In The Basement by Francois Fouche A mystery tale developed around the phenomenon of books changing locations in a ca... [5,118 words]
The Sunrise For Lady May by Gregory De Feo - [1 words]
The Virgin Of Chelsea by Francois Fouche The Virgin of Chelsea is the story of Eoin Farrelly, a London oil painter obsessed with t... [2,527 words]
The Slow Man by Gregory Allen Story of unstable retarded man. [1,267 words]
Wicked They Come by Susan Brassfield Cogan What is making that darned noise? [2,930 words]
Why Did You Not Stop Me? by Animesh Kar He thought he knoew about all of them! but he was wrong till that morning ... which wa... [3,028 words]
What Is Love Anyway! by Shmuel Yacobi Gist of the story: Feggy and Phil became good friends through Internet chat. Feggy wanted... [1,975 words]
The Legend Of Yin by Michelle Jones A story of an assassin in ancient China, out for revenge on his father's murderer. [2,940 words]
The Lake (The V. D. P. Levon Version) by V D P Levon Except for exact words, the inclusion of a cell phone and an idea, and th... [757 words]
The First Night by Alvin Gladstone The couple have just got married and the night has began, as they get ready to sleep - the adve... [4,709 words]
The First Alex by Gregory Allen Does anybody review any stories? [3,985 words]
The Color Of Life by Shmuel Yacobi Gist of the story: An actress was kidnapped. She managed to escape into the forest area. She ... [2,073 words]
The Chinese Run Away Bride by Shmuel Yacobi Gist of the story: The wedding celebration started in a village in China. The commun... [1,351 words]
The Absent by Martin De Leon Taking place in a hallway, a young mexican math teacher and his wife--she a maker a videos that she ... [4,500 words]
Star Shining Masterpiece. by Bradley Grimes A man exposes his masterpiece, to an overly critical girlfriend. [3,953 words]
Shooting Birds by M B Barlow A SF story set in the world of Deus. [6,092 words]
Out Of Sync by Gregory Allen Maybe it was just a dream. [722 words]
Nothing But The Truth by Shmuel Yacobi Gist of the story: Willy was on his way to Las Vegas and met with an accident. Willy slo... [2,071 words]
Middle Aged Misadventure by Ryan Michaels A humorous and true story about a 50 something year old and his quest for a kinship wi... [6,156 words]
Man In The Bank by Alvin Gladstone An anxious man in a bank, something is worrying him. [824 words]
Lost In New York by Shmuel Yacobi Gist of the story: The beach cop finds a lost girl. She is mute. Beach cop took her to Dr. Sar... [1,574 words]
Letter To Dad by Cari Graham This is moving letter written to a father that has passed in hopes of bringing closure to the gri... [403 words]
If All Things Are Possible,” Why Can't I Balance My Checkbook? by James Snyder For me, the most terrible time of each month is ... [904 words]
How It Must Feel To Die Alone by Aryka - [484 words]
Girl Downstairs by Alice W-M A girl meets another girl who steals the love of her life. [707 words]
Fenrir Part 1 by George L Shultz Big man meets small girl and kills many bad-guys. [3,310 words]
Engagement Of Love by Bancy Mwihaki A short story about relationships - family, love, friendship - all involving one young woman... [2,755 words]
Enemy Inside by Shmuel Yacobi Gist of the story: The US National Security Adviser Raymond’s Chinese wife Joe had secretly hired ... [3,877 words]
Do You Think I Was Wrong? by Animesh Kar When the thin line between reality and dreams get crossed!!!! [2,991 words]
Dead Or Alive by Shmuel Yacobi Gist of the story: Draco is a hunter and a very big man. He went out into the forest for hunting.... [1,809 words]
Alternative Justice by Shmuel Yacobi Gist of the story: Two young fellows raped a girl and accidentally killed her. The police f... [1,821 words]
After Death by Animesh Kar How he wished to come with him. But they said destiny is much more powerful than one can imagine! [2,052 words]
A Special Day by Cari Graham Remember how it used to feel when you waited for that special someone to arrive. [376 words]
A Cup Of Joe Says A Lot About Us by James Snyder This week I came face-to-face with a genuine dilemma. I had several meetings a... [902 words]
This Story Will Never End by Elide Bors This is a story of love... It proves that even when the body is old, the spirit can l... [7,467 words]
The Weight Of The Past by Diana Blizzard A young biracial girl explores her past in an attempt to connect with her African Americ... [2,945 words]
The Nephilim by Clint Stutts A man reflects on the demise of the small town he lived in. Where did the giants come from? Can ... [2,369 words]
The Movie Store by Daniel Hurley When I wrote this story I wanted to make it as real as possible. I wanted to capture the every... [3,003 words]
The Lopsided Penguin by Lori Lorien A research scientist in Antartica takes a penguin on board. [1,491 words]
The Escape by Nur Syafiqah A Jaaffar A short tale of a prisoner's escape from jail. [964 words]
The Dream by Daniel Brown A short story with a surprise ending. [1,163 words]
Soap Machine by Alexander Petrov - [2,187 words]
Shadow's Adventure 2 by Maritza Vargas This is just basicly part 2 of the story!! Shadow is having no luck in finding Menchi. Oh ... [668 words]
Pay Dirt by Armand Waksberg To be different is not necessarily bad! [1,811 words]
One Friday Night by Kenneth MacLellan - [3,112 words]
Neuro by Martin De Leon A piece of microfiction that was a top ten finalist in the Austin Chronicle's 2004 Short Story Contest. I... [1 words]
Jai by Casey Lauber Jai is an average guy or so he thinks... [1,549 words]
I-10 Crash by Brittany Tellez On August 13,2004 my brother, me and my mom were driving home and their was a dust storm, and we wer... [800 words]
Hunger Pains by Riot "She was fat..." [495 words]
Her Last Breath by Ryne Hughes This is a story of me witnessing my own mother as she takes her last breath. Title pretty much ... [895 words]
Final Climb by Constant Ngozi It's all about a climb that was supposed to be the final. [1,894 words]
Falling Free by Sarah-Ashleigh Jones-West When a man numb with life, hopelessly in unrequited love discovers a woman also caught in the mund... [2,157 words]
Estrella's Walk by Skeeze Whitlow Sensual description of Central American Witch's walk to the sea. [629 words]
Drugged On Vengeance by Jack M Brown A son, father and uncle, poisoned by sweet stories of victory, courage and honour, decide ... [1,408 words]
Doctor Trek - Meeting The Grade by Ian Kidd Captain Who and his companions try to stop a band of crazed, time-travelling "D... [8,936 words]
Cheeku And His Jungle Friends. by Srija Bhattacharjee The story is about a intelligent rabbit who trys to solves problems and troubles... [142 words]
Capp Gun by Bryan King A story about a capp gun. [1,089 words]
Capp Gun (Extended And Edited) by Bryan King A story about a capp gun. [1,489 words]
Brothers Of War by Brett M Holden A Union Sergeant marches to war with a regiment of veterans and new recruits. He has no left a... [4,005 words]
A Story Of Warriors Rev1 by Albert Davis This is a revised edition of a short story I submitted several years ago. [3,373 words]
6 Billion Chances To Kill by Bryan King An inspector is comming to the grill. I wonder what he might find. [511 words]
6 And 1 Half Minutes by Bryan King Sheriff Lanson is a crazy man. [1,034 words]

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Soap Machine (Short Stories) - [2,187 words]
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Alexander Petrov

The gardens

      The big truck stopped in front of the clinic without turning off the engine. Four armed men were guarding until others unloading the ‘consignment’ inside. They were delivering it to the next group and that was the end of their duty. But that was only the half way for this cargo – from the very beginning to… the end.
      -- 3-12! The cargo is supplied, we’re going home. – this was followed by crackling noise on the radio and some answer. That put an end of another work day for this group.

      -- Six hours on the road! That ain’t a job. I’m jaded. I haven’t slept for 24 hours, haven’t eaten since yesterday, haven’t taken a shower since… I don’t remember since when, and tomorrow morning I’m on duty again. You know it wasn’t so before – it was easy – no problems, no rebellions, no worries, just transporting meat (laugh).

      Calm level voice said:
      -- Shut up! Your lousy cynicism is teasing me. We’re all tired and you’re talking all the time, just shut your mouth! You’re playing with my nerves!
      -- Just… ah… hey, you know what? Fuck you! And the money is not good for this. To shit my pants every day watching for freaks with guns. It ain’t gonna happen. Hear me?!
      Once again the calm voice said:
      -- Take it easy. Go home, take a rest. Tomorrow will be as good as new. Don’t rush yourself. Take it easy and don’t blow our heads off, OK?!
      The empty truck was going home and the ‘cargo’ was now somebody else’s care.

* * *

      For a while the cloning industry was dead but now continued with full power. The problem was coming from the fact that the cloned had consciousness, intelligence and feelings. For short time they managed to create some troubles to the authorities – escaping, rebellions, but the measures were taken and they were hard and raw. (Cattle). They all were slaughtered and the whole ‘lot’ considered for defective was quickly replaced. This reflected on the market, the prices suddenly jumped and confusion took over. Even the ‘business’ became mostly part of the mobsters’ and little gangsters’ actions. They started trading with real people selling them in the Far East and for the rich guys in Europe and USA. Now the meaning of ‘slaves’ was different – ‘born’ organs. Well, not as good as the cloned ones, not so precise and made by order but still good enough, and in this crisis, fall of the selling and total lost of merchandise were fine replacement. Only the best chosen for the rich and worst – for the others, like always – got money, going to live longer and better, don’t have… well, going to die with worn out organs from bad donors. Of course the richer have always had saved for them individuals specially grown for them – the best possibly.
      Still there were some people missing from time to time and became donors somewhere in the world although the black market was dieing. Now the cloned ones were under control and the official market had its positions back.

* * *

      -- We’re again defenseless and with no arms and weapons against humans, again we’re targets, and they have a lot of us and won’t save us for any reason - just kill us and that’s all. We have to put up with this – we’re created to die and be sold in parts.
      -- Will fight and die… but at least we’ll chose our own death, own way to go.
      -- Shut up! We’re game and that’s it. We can only hide. Soon or later they will find us. Have you ever heard some of us passed away by natural death? I haven’t!
      -- Humans…
      -- Hey!!! ‘Humans’?! Why you call them this way?! What are we? Subjects? Aren’t we humans? Even better than them?! What they have better than us? Organization and
numbers, that’s it! – they’re more, much more than us and that’s what they have in advantage.
      -- We’re merchandise, animals for sale, cattle for food. Just accept it. Why… why we ran away at first place? At least we could die in peace, calm, painless, and now… how I got myself in this?! What do we need senses and mind for, why couldn’t they eliminate them? We could be now pieces of meat with no memories or feelings but no… How long is calculated the medium life of ours to be long, cloning life? – 120 years. And how many of us lived longer than 25? – three of us! The first three who spent their life in glass aquariums under observation. In the name of science. The science whose fruit we are, we and the clinics for organ cultivation – the modern slaughterhouses.

* * *

      Big demolition stopped the conversation and s.w.a.t. team went inside the basement where they were hiding. Almost everyone was killed. Only one survived – B12 – series 206 – number 2016. He by some miracle survived – wounded with legs broken in many pieces and missing arm. But he was still valuable – with inner organs still good for sell – that made him valuable – 300 000 at least. Rebel or no rebel he was in the lists officially as property of a clinic and had a price even damaged. Although he survived by chance (They all must die) was still ‘garden for organs’.

* * *

      Two months later, after difficult recovery, he was living in a clinic under doctor’s treatment who were nice to him and taking good care of his health. Of course he knew what was coming for him in the nearest future (Garden for organs).
      It was wonderful summer day outside, sun was shining happily and the green grass seemed like a sea swung by the light wind and so fresh that even shone like a glass in the sun shine. Trees looked like aureoles and the sky was blue and without a single cloud. Clinic’s yard was beautiful place; the cloned ones were leaving the world with this view in their minds. There they all were living as free persons although everyone knew what was coming.
      That was only one of the clinics around the world. There were a lot worst places looking like catacombs or canalization tunnels where the treatment was like in concentration camp or slaughterhouse – cloned ones were in small rooms and cells, feed with artificial foods often left with no clothes or shoes absolutely naked. But there they were producing organs for poor countries and people.

* * *

      The crippled rebel was ‘enjoining’ the nature waiting to be called, because he was now recovered (even though crippled) and again put in the lists of market. Somebody brought him a newspaper and he was reading to kill time and distract his thoughts away from the main. At the first page read: The negotiations between Middle East countries went in culminating point. At last peace and non-violence are main leading elements of our civilization… on second and third page there was articles about the national holyday and big color pictures of jolly celebrating people. On fourth in the criminal chronicle there was headline: Rebel clones blowing up bridge and below continuing: new lot of 200 individuals set on the market for North America. And on last page in CURIOSITY article it was written: New more painless and humane way for mortifying in the organ clinics is discovered.
      There were steps along the corridor which stopped in front of his door. Someone knocked…
                It was beautiful summer day outside…




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