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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
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]
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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]
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Gardens by Alexander Petrov - [1,296 words]
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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]
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6 And 1 Half Minutes by Bryan King Sheriff Lanson is a crazy man. [1,034 words]

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Out Of Sync
Maybe it was just a dream.
[722 words]
Gregory Allen
All stories originate within my own mind. Do not do stories about other stories, movies, or books. Any moron can do that. No stereo-typical characters or political correctness tolerated here, only true insight.
[July 2006]
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Its Alright (Short Stories) A short little brain fart. [837 words]
Sally Part One (Short Stories) Opening chapter in the adventures of Sally. [2,245 words]
The 9-11 Opportunity (Short Stories) This idea was given to me by my boss. He is the star of the story. Fixed a couple of things. [3,872 words]
The Best Life (Short Stories) If only such choices were so clear. [4,287 words]
The Convict (Short Stories) In the mind of a serial killer. [723 words] [Psychology]
The First Alex (Short Stories) Does anybody review any stories? [3,985 words]
The Slow Man (Short Stories) Story of unstable retarded man. [1,267 words]
Tom (Short Stories) Story about Tom the prick. [528 words]
Warm Goo (Short Stories) Oddly enough, this story has generated interest with a publisher (subject to some rewrite) [3,277 words]
Out Of Sync
Gregory Allen


Thinking back, it was when he saw the picture that he realized that something wasn‘t right. He remembered the woman pictured, her sad, resigned, beautiful face, her eyes seeming to look into his, imploring him to some action, that there was hope. He had shaken off the impression, determining that the feeling was merely an echo of his recent recreational drug use.

The picture had belonged to a sweet, little old lady, whom he had helped move into the retirement center. He did not remember her name, probably because she was already gone by the time he came the following week. He thought nothing of it. Although it was unusual, he had learned from his court-ordered, community service at the nursing home, that sometimes the old folks passed away quickly once you removed them from their homes and put them into such a hopeless place.

Soon, he completed the prescribed treatment for his addiction, and his obligation to the state’s penal system was fulfilled. He went on with his life, but was never able to lose the feeling of alienation he felt from that time forward. Memories, even those as recent as the previous day, lacked the color and clarity of those he remembered from his younger years. It was if he had left a movie theatre that had been playing his life on the screen to get some popcorn and had wandered back into the wrong theatre that had no exit.

As the long years stretched slowly on, he searched and researched the length and breadth of man’s knowledge to the very edge of lunacy, never finding a solution or escape from his accidental prison. Always, he was goaded on by the soft voice in his head, calling his name, that faded and became more desperate as time went on.

Time and despair finally took their toll and he, like many old people, was committed to a state-run nursing facility. The final irony being assignment to the same home and room that had prompted his realization of disaffection all those years before. The home was no longer clean or maintained; its primary use now was for indigent, wards of the state, like himself. The picture, of course, was no longer there, if it ever had been. Likely, it was merely another symptom of his, then, emerging, and now in full bloom, insanity.

For months, he endured the callous and impersonal treatment by the unsympathetic and jaded nursing staff. At last, his heart failed and he was finally released from his body. He drifted upwards, feeling indifferent to the fact that the medical staff made no attempt to revive him. He passed out of the room and found himself accelerating rapidly down a dark tunnel towards a brilliant, white light. An arm reached out from the tunnel wall and grasped his shoulder, preventing him from going to the light. He knew that the light was the place to go and struggled to free himself as other souls passed him on the way to the end of the tunnel. The hand held its grip firmly.

“It’s a trick!” a voice whispered urgently in his head. The hand pulled him through the side of the tunnel, into empty space and released him to fall though the black void. He fell for a long time until he was jarred by an impact.

Where he was now, he did not know. Awareness crept over him. He had a body and it was lying on a soft surface, perhaps a bed. His body was damaged in some way. He could feel the tubes in his arm discharging their fluids, fluids that would help him heal.

He opened his eyes and saw that he was, indeed, in a bed, a hospital bed. A short dark-haired woman was sitting in a chair at the foot of the bed reading a book. He stared at her familiar face, trying to get some sense of orientation. The woman felt his gaze and looked up. Her eyes widened as she jumped out of her chair and rushed sobbing to his side, clutching his hands and saying his name. The voice sounded so familiar. He had heard it in his head, crying his name for all those years. He had seen her picture. She was his….wife.

She looked, smiling into his eyes.

“Welcome back, honey.” she said.



"Liked the story, liked the ending. Wasn't sure where the story was going when it was first started. Perhaps the begining of the story should have had some playful clues correlating to the ending. However the story did move along quite nicely after the start." -- Gary Rehnke, Sartell, MN, USA.


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