www.storymania.com
Storymania Logo

 

 

Short Stories




No Name by Tamsin Butler Have continued the story and would really appreciate any ideas :) [4,463 words]
No Title Sake Man by Janette Dejesus . [4 words]
Valentine,S Day by Janette Dejesus Story has been deleted. [1 words]
The Adoption by Janette Dejesus About 2 girls who are adopted and one goes over the edge and commits a crime. [1 words]
The 9-11 Opportunity by Gregory Allen This idea was given to me by my boss. He is the star of the story. Fixed a couple of thing... [3,872 words]
Sally Part One by Gregory Allen Opening chapter in the adventures of Sally. [2,245 words]
Those Old Men by Charles F Kane A serious theme to ponder about, as we become may become the old men I describe in the first part... [424 words]
House Of Dolls by Lady Sashi When one of the X-Men dabbles in the Craft, the results are unforeseen. [3,148 words]
Alphabet by Tamsin Butler I was seeing if I can write a story starting from Z and working backwards. I am still working on it. [213 words]
Ocular Dolor by Ouazan G Skilad "Left?" "Right." "When?" "What?" Benny the doorkeeper in my building was almost completely deaf. [749 words]
Tom by Gregory Allen Story about Tom the prick. [528 words]
The Writer's Twist by John H Pallister Frank Damper is a writer a good one, he leads a pretty straight forward life until a strange... [6,027 words]
The Perfect Lover by Loyd A Lesbian Love Story. [545 words]
The Pen by Alvin Gladstone Story of a man and his pen. [4,897 words]
The Last Song Of C S H (A Reprise) by Lawrence Peters If you need to know... [578 words]
The Highway by Debbie Bailey - [1,541 words]
The Dawn Of Twilight by Matt M Cantelon A man returns to his home town only to find he can never truly go back. Any feedback is w... [1,537 words]
The Agent by Laurence L'abre I wrote this for my GCSE a year or two ago ago. The assignment was 'a story set in one room'. I would... [909 words]
Russian Roulette
Memorize by Griffin Lance Pool A man who works for a german weapons facility is told to find weapon blueprints from a factory in Russ... [824 words]
Memories Past by Alice W-M It's pretty self expanitery [453 words]
Kitty And The Mystery Of Loreta by Maya Eaddy One day kitty and Loreta were sitting at home when someone cat-napped Loreta.wh... [263 words]
Jesus And The Woman by Jamie Fernandez Run-down woman encounters an inspiring Mother. [1,247 words]
Entity At Midnight by J Steven A man leavs work and is visited by something supernatural. [427 words]
Child by Laurence L'abre My little brother was annoying me the other night and somhow inspired me to write this story. Any feedbac... [635 words]
Black Shadow by Mousie It's my first story kinda, so don't be too harsh but I'd definitely appreciate suggestions. Thanks... [413 words]
A Close Facsimile by Jason P Neubauer The fax machine made me do it. [2,412 words]
The Wall by Upasana Datta The story has been set in a serene Indian village once under the British reign.The story is basically... [815 words]
Red by Ouazan G Skilad A short story about a professional hitman who has been in the business one job too long. Please take the ti... [302 words]
Ypres 1917 by Kimberly McGuinness It's World War I. Mud, sickness and death surround everyone and everything when two soldiers meet: ... [3,043 words]
Tree Man by Robert Davis A man finds solace in the shadows of a great tree. [726 words]
The Walls Have Eyes And They Whisper by Jason P Neubauer I find that sometimes actual nightmares, when they are lucid ones and are ... [981 words]
The Waiting Room by Julia Helen Livingston - [700 words]
The Trouble With Immortality by Iain Spittles I know this will make some of you laugh. A tongue in cheek peek into another world... [591 words]
The Skeptic by Jason P Neubauer Kind of a character sketch. I wanted to write something that included a guy who was kind of a jerk... [6,703 words]
The Last Song Of Cold Steel Heart by Lawrence Peters - [3,382 words]
The Gamble by Vera Marbrylouch A fund raiser, set up as a fake casino in Monte Carlo allowed everyone to "gamble" and "win big." T... [394 words]
Quick And Dirty by Devin B Wieland Quick and Dirty follows the decline of a 25 yr. old man. In short, he believes that he must ret... [2,533 words]
Pursuit Of Survival by R M Harcourt Futuristic. [1,433 words]
Planet 22 Butte Montana Summer '03 by Robert J Speers An in depth look at the inner workings of a trail dusty roadie. [1,872 words]
Its Alright by Gregory Allen A short little brain fart. [837 words]
Hottie Pursuit by Iain Spittles Was walking through town yesterday and got the idea for this...... [734 words]
Five Dollars by Stevo Nagie A homeless man finds five dollars, has a small adventure, then loses the five dollars. [264 words]
First Bonding by Art Becaud A young mother to be bonds for the first time and realises her destiny. [445 words]
Everybody Loved Polly by Randall Barfield I detest violence and violent people! [1,809 words]
Doctor Trek - Crossbreed by Ian Kidd The Captain and his companions are plunged into a parallel universe where fiction is r... [11,902 words]
Call Girl. by Tamsin Butler Random story based around my job and my aspirations. [331 words]
Building The Outhouse by Caroline Woodson This is a true story. [614 words]
A Fallen Warrior by Byron Tuckett - [967 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
TITLE (EDIT)
Russian Roulette
DESCRIPTION
Five men find themselves in a room being forced to play Russian Roulette.
[616 words]
AUTHOR
Daniel Brown
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hey I'm 17, and I live in Champaign, Illinois. I've been thinking about writing a story like this for a while, so I'm glad I finally did. Enjoy!
[July 2005]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
[email protected]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (1)
The Dream (Short Stories) A short story with a surprise ending. [1,163 words] [Literary Fiction]
Russian Roulette
Daniel Brown

        It was an ordinary basement room. There was a dim light in the center hanging over a round table with five people sitting around it in a semi-circle. Just across from the broken end of the semi-circle was the door through which they had entered and two burly men with guns on their respective hips standing on either side of the door.

The game had just started, but it was almost Don’s turn and his already nervous mind was gradually becoming manic. He secretly hoped that one of his friends to his left would die before the gun reached him, but he knew that that was not likely, and he had to be prepared. I hope the boys remember the plan…. What if Mike moves? Shit, what if they both move? Are the boys gonna be ready?

Click.

Zach passed the gun to Ferguson. As Ferguson slowly lifted the gun up to his head, Don could see the dim light reflecting off his sweaty arm.

Click.

Okay… This is it. If the boys don’t fuck up, this is it. If everything goes as planned, this is it. Don moved his arm towards the gun and hoped that the two guards, Mike and Jerry, wouldn’t notice that his hand was shaking more than it should be. There were two prior clicks… that means that the bullet could be now, or it could be the fourth shot. Don glanced over to Mike and Jerry. They couldn’t see his eyes in the dimly lit room. Don was going to aim at Jerry and fire until the bullet came out. Meanwhile, Zach and Walt (the two on his right closest to the two guards) were going to tackle Mike and take away his gun. After that, they would take Jerry’s gun too, hold both the guards at gunpoint, and make them lead them all out of this place. Then they would be free. Yes, it was a pretty far-fetched plan, but it was all they could come up with in the time they were given.

Don grabbed the gun. His hand was shaking terribly. This is it.

Click! Don’s arm jerked forward as he fired at Jerry. Walt and Zach burst out of their seats.

Click! Zach came from the right of Mike and grabbed around Mike’s neck with his arm. Meanwhile, Walt punched Mike in the gut and then grabbed Mike’s gun hand.

Click! Zach tripped Mike while Walt pulled on the gun. Mike’s grip gave, and the gun was now Walt’s.

Click!

What!?

Walt spun around and smacked Jerry in the face with his gun.

Click! Click!

The gun isn’t loaded! Everyone in the room seemed to realize it at the same time.

Jerry’s head jerked back at the force of the hit, but he regained his composure and pointed his gun at Walt. At the same time, Walt pointed his gun at Jerry. “No!” Jerry screamed. “You don’t under--” Walt shot Jerry in the chest five times.

The sound of the gunshots rang in everyone’s ears. Don’s shaking arm was still pointed at the place where Jerry was standing.

Mike, lying on the floor, looked somewhat confused, like he just barely understood what had just happened. “We’re cops,” he said somewhat quietly. “This was just a set-up… this guy’s sister hired us…” He motioned towards Zach.

As everyone looked at him, Zach got a nervous look on his face. “What? Why?”

“Isn’t it your birthday?” Asked Tyler, one of the friends who was sitting to the left of Don.

“Yeah, but my sister…? She said I’d get a surprise on my birthday….” He scratched his head. “That’s fucked up….” He looked at Jerry’s bloodied carcass.

Jerry gurgled on a little of his own blood, then muttered “Happy birthday,” before dying.

 

READER'S REVIEWS (4)
DISCLAIMER: STORYMANIA DOES NOT PROVIDE AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR REVIEWS. ALL REVIEWS ARE PROVIDED BY NON-ASSOCIATED VISITORS, REGARDLESS OF THE WAY THEY CALL THEMSELVES.

"Nice story mate...good ending ....but what was the deal with the sister?" -- Jonathan, perth.
"I thought was very good, i got a bit confused with who was who but that was probably my poor reading skills. I loved the bit at the end the final twist. Given it a 9. Nobody gets a 10. " -- john H pallister.
"The setting is dramatic but at the end I seemed to have been left with many questions.Lots of internal logic questions need answers.More showing might help perhaps. Or a simpler 'set-up'." -- Cleveland W. Gibson.
"Hey this is the author. I know my story is kind of confusing, so I'll clear a couple things up. And maybe I'll revise it and post the revised edition later. But anyways, the twist at the end is that Zach's sister hired the two cops to force them all to play a fake game of russian roulette, just to scare them. Like a prank. A happy birthday prank. Hope this helps." -- Daniel.

TO DELETE UNWANTED REVIEWS CLICK HERE! (SELECT "MANAGE TITLE REVIEWS" ACTION)

Submit Your Review for Russian Roulette
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 Russian Roulette

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

COPYRIGHT NOTICE
© 2005 Daniel Brown
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
November 2005
NUMBER OF TIMES TITLE VIEWED
1845
 

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