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Ultimate Video Fighters by Delmar Burkett A mysterious being caught in a digital realm has plans to destroy the world, but four t... [2,465 words]
The Watermelon Seed And The Rose Bush by Michael L Phillips (Aka The Purple Monkey) A short story based on a sothern tale told to young children. [480 words]
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Crouton Island by Paul B Kramer Soup's on! [1,666 words]
Proms Are For Lovers by Devin M McDaniel A few days before prom, Nina learns from her friend, Gage, that her boyfriend, Mitch, has ... [5,605 words]
The Journey Home Part 2 Of Awakening by Sidney Tucker Continuing from Awakening a man in need finds more at his fathers gravesid... [1,737 words]
Awakening by Sidney Tucker A mans enlightenment when struggling with thoughts of ending his life. [747 words]
Kyra (Chapter 1) by Ryuichi Minamino Its only Chapter 1 [1,918 words]
Your Thoughts Or Mine by Armand Waksberg The Mind can be a tricky affair-- A science Fiction. [2,747 words]
Washed In The Blood by Monica L Sprague During a particularly depressing time and trying to find a way to cleanse myself of shame..... [631 words]
Wall Street Man, A Fable by Jim Wellington A Wall Street executive finds himself in a battle of wills with a redneck couple over ... [2,323 words]
True Lovers Story by Hesham Helmy TRUE LOVERS STORY it tells an immaginary GREAT LOVE STORY happened on top of the greatest pyr... [2,166 words]
The Silence Of The Forest by Matthew Mark Gill Scary Dark and scary... unknown. [463 words]
The Red Wars by Ap Williams This is a synopsis of a High Fantasy novel I'm presently writing. Read it, I need feedback. Those ... [280 words]
The Power by Randall Barfield "I have to get home. I have to get home..." [1,137 words]
The Porch by Danny Swearengen A tale of a friends visit disrupted by a stranger on the porch. [1,145 words]
The Legend Of The Commodore: And Hell Followed With Him by Nathan Weaver A young boy with a talent turns fantasy to reality and ... [1,133 words]
The Golem by Jeani Rector Monster Horror. [3,988 words]
The Frustrating Switch by Monica L Sprague What happens when stress takes me beyond the breaking point? This is glimpse into my wo... [667 words]
The Fairest Of Them All by Sarah (( S A R A L A R A L )) A horror story about the perils of beauty. [2,034 words]
The Bitter Taste Of Ash by W N Dayley A young man returns home to lay his mother to rest and learns that foul play may have b... [7,678 words]
The Birth Of... by Chris Nolen The story of a mans life work to create. [1,423 words]
The Best Life by Gregory Allen If only such choices were so clear. [4,287 words]
The Aussie Media Are Full Of Shit by Thepratmeister The Pratmeister has had enough of the bullshit foisted on the Aussie public a... [510 words]
Tempest: Calming The Storm by Monica L Sprague Inner turmoil ... can it be calmed? *Caution, could be graphic* [771 words]
Summer Camp by Johan Keylay - [3,216 words]
Seeking God by Monica L Sprague This story was written in December when a vision of the god from my childhood came crashing into my... [767 words]
Runnin' For Freedom by Charles F Kane A shortstory about Charlie and his quest for freedom. [3,800 words]
Open Ended Reflection Of Time by Req - [586 words]
Nothing More by Aubrey Ashe Morrison The first of a few little blurbs that I have in my head. [735 words]
Maybe Tomorrow by Matt S Stemerman A story about a two lovers who go off to college together and their first year of love, fights, ... [2,484 words]
Hand-Carved Shame by Ambif Frantzich A story of a young woman who had to decide between death and life without her Jewish lover. [365 words]
Graduation by Ryuichi Minamino A preview. [543 words]
Graduation Day To Remember by Teresa Mizgala The emotion of your child graduation high school. [922 words]
God's Retribution by Monica L Sprague A follow on story written in early January. God is displeased and one child suffers the conse... [425 words]
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Divine Intervention by Crystal Leslie A con artist appears on a television show to talk about her experience with meeting her sup... [980 words]
Darkest Fairytale by Monica L Sprague A story written out of the depths of confusion so it's a bit confusing to follow. *Could be c... [1,571 words]
Dark Anger by Monica L Sprague A follow up, sort of, to Darkest Fairytale, sort of. [815 words]
Constantly Sinking... by Michelle O'brien The empty room is full of sensations. [963 words]
Cody And Jenna's Magic Carpet Ride by Lindsey R S Dingo - [1,495 words]
Clean Up At Register 6 by Rob Wildey A small town becomes home to a brutal and puzzling crime... [3,032 words]
Cat's Eye by Jeani Rector Psychological Horror. [2,052 words]
Behind The Waterfall by Larson Two children search for a lost dog and find a magical waterfall where anything is possible... [2,107 words]
Baby Mama by Crystal Leslie A typical day at the mall or so it seems. Twelve year old girl gets mistaken as a (very) young mother... [1,873 words]
Atlanta Love by Ibemeforever Short story. [709 words]
Again by Tamsin Butler Very short story about death and beyond. Please let me know what you think. [1,328 words]
A Volcano Of Sorts by Matt S Stemerman Tariq & Shaira are a newlywed couple, whose wedding was arranged, and they are on their hone... [2,754 words]
A Sloppy Job by Rosenthal A lone police officer must stop two of the biggest drug lords in the city. [2,393 words]
A Simple Check Mark by Matt S Stemerman An unemployed man, John Vincent, has a startling discovery when he meets his daughter for t... [3,964 words]
813 Magnolia Street by Johan Keylay Larry's roomate visits the woman across the street. He gets worried when his roomate doesn... [2,927 words]
13 Days by Laura Dickey - [4,412 words]
When Vegetables Attack by S T A C Y I Don't Know What Pseudonym Means 40 pages of fashion beauty and bling!! [610 words]
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The Ultimate Download by Felix Hartman A person who made a way to download information from a couputer in to your brain and he t... [2,759 words]
The Suicides Of The Seraphim by Mangano Laura A troubled adolescent girl is faced with a heartbreaking situation, and sheds some... [4,279 words]
The Subway Spook by James L - [304 words]
The Quest Of The Prism by Coby Hanson This is a short/fantasy story that is about a brother and a sister that go on a quest to... [1,807 words]
The Lying Voice by Yessayana Hartfield Ms.Johnson a successfully, established woman whom is constantly batteling this tormenting voice... [425 words]
The Last Snow by Ithilruin A War is coming, and Hannah is my only friend as the darkness gathers. [1,159 words]
The Judgement by Sarah K Lewry This story is about a Christian standing before God and Jesus to be judged on her life. It also i... [1,639 words]
The Decision By Patrick Dent by Patrick Dent The Decision is a character study of a man in the throes of a mid life crisis, hav... [2,845 words]
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The Combine by Matt Early A High School Senoir struggles to fit in and describes his unique view on being a teenager. [1,927 words]
The Boy In The Road by James Donaldson Collins A hot afternoon in the late 'forties. Sam lets his thoughts ramble as he waits to be called... [1,305 words]
That Night I Had The Strangest Dream..... by James Collins Dream...or reality? What is reality anyways? [1,875 words]
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Raindrops And Memories by Briony Carvalho - [804 words]
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Memorize Pt. 2
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Losing It by Leanne Nev An ordindary girl decides to lose her virginity for the wrong reasons. [1,557 words]
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Ice Castles by Krupska Miranda A fiction with an interesting twist at the end. It is a journey between the world we live in and th... [3,599 words]
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Deimos by Stephen Beck - [930 words]
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Chapter 1 : Going To Sithial by Ap Williams This is just a raw exerpt of a novel I'm working on. It's the "High Fantasy" type ... [1,528 words]
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Memorize Pt. 2
Second part of the story that continues the story of our good friend Legault. if you havent read the first one yet, please do before reading this one, otherwise you might be a bit bewildered. Once again, I did it late at night, so it once again might not be my best work.
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Griffin Lance Pool
I enjoy playing waterpolo(not marco polo,idiots), writing, drawing, snowboarding, and designing games on the computer. I listen to metal music, such as In Flames, Seether, Staind, Soilwork, Cold, Static x, Sum41, Chevelle, Tool, and Ill nino.
[October 2005]
Memorize (Short Stories) A man who works for a german weapons facility is told to find weapon blueprints from a factory in Russia. I did this at ten o'clock at night, so it might not be my best. part 1 [824 words]
Memorize Pt. 2
Griffin Lance Pool

Legault gazed into the sky, deeply pondering his dark thoughts. What happened in his past that had made him forget so much? The only thing he ever had to believe was what the company told him about his past, along with the bits and pieces of certain things that reminded him of a fragment, which he rarely came across. For all he knew, he could be brainwashed by these people just for their own benefit. To hide him from the truth. To corrupt him…
He was now standing outside the German weapon industry. He had finished the job, returned, gotten his pay, and was awaiting the next task to challenge him. As he waited throughout the days, he began to wonder about his past more intensely than usual. All because of that last mission he was assigned, something made him realize that he might not have been told the truth. He felt the scar across his bicep from the glass that had pierced his skin. It didn’t feel like anything he had felt before, but, he had to have felt it before. He had to have felt it in his childhood, when he broke a window with his fist and the result ended in a small fragment of glass penetrating the skin below his eye. Why didn’t the two scars feel the same? He felt along under his left eye. The scar was rugged, it almost bulged out of his face. The scar on his arm was smooth. At first he had thought maybe the scar under his eye went deeper, but if it had gone any deeper it would have cut into his inner skull and killed him. So why did they feel so different?
Maybe he was just paranoid. He quickly shoved his hand into his pocket, as if nothing was wrong. A small piece of paper left in his trench coat pocket from a few days ago he just noticed was still in there. He swiftly took it out and flipped it open, then skimmed the note with his yellow green eyes in a quick motion

“New mission assigned. Arrive at the headquarters a seven sharp on Thursday to get more information


…He looked at his watch. Quarter till. He slowly turned around and ambled into the German headquarters.
“Your next few days will be spent in the engineering room where the weapons are built, helping the engineers in anyways possible. Whatever they ask, you do.”
“As you wish, Krieg.”
Krieg was the head man of the organization, the one who took Legault in and made him his own. Legault was his work slave. His machine. His property.
And so the next few days Legault spent his time in the invention work room, nearly boring himself to death as the engineers lazily used him to get objects out of their reach and to get to places they couldn’t fit into.
Until one fateful day:
“Legault, I need you to go down to the cells and get a bowie knife for me. I think its against the back wall”
“…Right. Whatever.”
Legault stumbled down the stairs into the dark dank depths below the headquarters. Along the back wall was a few barrels of whiskey, along with an assortment of knives, trench coats and other useless storage supplies. He moseyed over to the back wall where he found the collection of cutlery. After he had found a relatively long knife, he turned around and started back up the stairs. Unfortunately, as he blankly walked, he was oblivious to his surroundings and was caught off guard after tripping over a few rocks along the ground. Flipping the knife along with him as he fell, it stuck up from the ground and pierced through his shoulder. He shrieked, and fell to the gravel in the darkness with the knife still stuck into him. His vision started to blur, as he laid there motionless and silent. The darkness closed in on him, it went silent, and Legault turned over on his back unconscious.

* * *

He awoke with a startle. At first, he had forgotten where he was, then it dawned on him. Struggling with his one arm and keeping the other one out of pain, he stood up. Noticing the knife was still stuck in his shoulder, he pulled it out, clenching his fists as the pain seared within him.
Then he noticed something. He had felt this pain before. Nine years ago, when he got stabbed in the eye. He never punched a window. He never even broke one. It wasn’t glass that had struck him in the eye, it was a knife. A slash. A swipe at his face.
It all came back to him. He remembered it all. The organization had brainwashed him. The whole past they told him about, all lies. Nothing was true. He was being used. And he was sick of it. His dad didn’t die from a mission, Krieg killed him. His father had refused to do the mission, because it involved taking another mans life. Furious, Krieg killed Legault’s father, and went to Legault’s house, planning on killing his mother to make sure she wouldn’t find out what really happened to him. Legault wanted to keep Krieg from doing so, so he got in Krieg’s way. Krieg, who just got even more infuriated with him, took a swipe at Legault, and threw him unconscious. After Krieg had killed Legault’s mother, he took Legault and brought him back to the headquarters for a memory erasing. Legault, unbeknownst to what happened to him, became the organization’s puppet.
Legault screamed in horror. He had been betrayed, stolen from, lied to, and forced against his free will, all because he trusted somebody. He couldn’t believe it. Why didn’t he remember sooner? Why had he not have thought of that? Infuriated, he sprinted up the stairs to the main headquarters where Krieg was hiding.
“Liar!!!” he screamed. “I fucking hate you!!! You lied, you stole, you murdered my parents, you betrayed me! What the hell is wrong with you?!?!”
“Imbecile. You finally figured out what the hell happened to your parents. That’s right, I killed them. Your father was a damn fool to not accept that mission. I guess that runs in the family. You were just as naïve and usable as they both were. So I killed them, and used you. I don’t have a single regret.
“I’ll kill you, Krieg. If I have to do it myself, I will,” and with that, Legault sprung at Krieg, holding his switchblade in his hand.
Krieg was fast to act, he pulled out a pistol and started pulling the trigger, firing bullet after bullet at Legault. Legault swiftly dodged the bullets until he was a few feet away from Krieg. Knife poised, he jumped in the air, right as Krieg fired a bullet. The bullet shot through the air and penetrated Legault’s left arm. Legault fired backwards and slammed onto the ground, where his bloody left arm laid there. He no longer had control over it. It was just a lifeless limb now, bloody and wounded horribly. Hoisting himself up from the shot, he threw the knife at Krieg, sticking it into his leg. Krieg yelled with anger and dropped his gun. Legault frantically searched through his pockets for a match.
“Come on, come on, where is it?!?!?!” he yelled. Then he found it. Finding a barrel of gunpowder in the room, he quickly threw the match down and ran. Second before after he sprinted out the back door the fire hit the gunpowder and exploded, setting off chain reactions which destroyed the factory.
Legault briefly stood up and wiped off the dirt on his coat. “well, surviving two exploding factories in one week isn’t so bad,” he said to himself.
The second man, who was watching along the whole time on the hill, disappeared through the trees.
Legault looked up into the starry sky, pondering his thoughts. Where he would go next, he didn’t know, but all he cared about right now was that it was over, and he was relieved it was.


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