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Long Island University And The 2006 College World Series by Winson Thai Two best friends, both closing pitchers for the LIU Bl... [974 words]
2007 Little League Baseball Cup - Championship Game by Winson Thai A fictional story about how a 10-year-old boy wound up play... [475 words]
Lost In The Wilderness: What Guys And Girls Want 3 by Winson Thai A year after Danny moved in with Mary, his skills on protect... [3,352 words]
Trapped! What Guys And Girls Want 2 by Winson Thai When Danny Lynn, having faced the ramification for quitting his job at Path... [3,359 words]
What Guys And Girls Want by Winson Thai The life of teenage cashier Danny Lynn will be changed beyond his imagination after he... [3,356 words]
A&P by Winson Thai For English class last year, I was assigned to rewrite John Updike's "A&P" from Queenie's point of view in ... [948 words]
A Tragic Love Story by Richard Kelly A man's effort to deal with the devastating loss of a loved one has unexpected and ironic r... [1,692 words]
Battle Within by Mathew Hamm The good and evil within us, we must choose to control either side, but what side will you listen... [2,195 words]
Tight Jeans 1 by Randall Barfield - [264 words]
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Italy by Briony Carvalho this is a piece I've written for my Mum - PLEASE can you provide some feedback? [805 words]
Sun And Moon by Alice Tyler - [2,434 words]
Something Irresistible by Randall Barfield Ten fingers? Who me? [231 words]
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Going On by Hector Vaca A rather eventful journey to nowhere... [3,937 words]
A Man Lives... by Hector Vaca A man lives. [2,942 words]
The Liberator by Matthew James Parsons The sequel to The Elementalist, following the story of Gregory Ford, a teen who can control fire. [5,320 words]
Sunday Morning by Gregory Novak Memories. Just... memories. [458 words]
In The Darkness Comes The Silence by Mike Piotrowski Hello everyone! I just finished writing part one of my short story and I woul... [562 words]
I Never Come Here Anymore! by Snazi Reynolds Letting go of your first love is the hardent thing but its finally time. [1,044 words]
Urban Frat. by Randall Barfield - [216 words]
Tight Jeans 2 by Randall Barfield - [246 words]
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The Cry Baby by Randall Barfield - [615 words]
She Took Everything by Markus Zonik - [721 words]
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Lid by Randall Barfield Beware of half baths. [376 words]
Dear Cailyn by Anne F Fosburg Adelene tells a heart-wrenching story in letters to her friend Cailyn [2,570 words]
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A Quiet House by Randall Barfield - [257 words]
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The New House Near Campus by Randall Barfield - [422 words]
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Warm Night by Randall Barfield - [303 words]
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Chapter 54 by Tracy Jean Amelia Tj Harrison A convict contemplates his crime while awaiting the execution of his sentence. Warning: foul langua... [978 words]
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My Fairy by Luanne Gasilla Kady was a girl who wants to meet a fairy in person. When suddenly a fairy fall in her head and she ta... [1,623 words]
My Beautiful Life (A One-Shot Written By Me. Have Fun Reading!) by Nikki Zuraidah Revenge on that person who have killed you! [714 words]
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The Little Old Lady Gets Even by Vera Louch (The Tea Lady) -This lady's pride was hurt, her heart was broken. She felt betrayed, maybe she ... [1,123 words]
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Moron by Randall Barfield - [374 words]
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Chances by Jeff Burleson I wrote this on the first real day of spring. My partner and I are moving in a couple of months to Phoe... [490 words]

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is it cheating?
[1,416 words]
someone who is really pissed off
[April 2008]
Flavor Of The Month Rant

I feel so empty and lost. I feel as though I’m being punished. There is nothing harder than having someone that you love pull away from you. But it’s all karma. Yes, Karma. Wikipedia describes it as “the effects of all deeds actively create past, present, and future experiences, thus making one responsible for one's own life, and the pain and joy it brings to him/her and others”. I started it, three years ago when I pulled away from my husband. I started an on going affair with a much younger man, whom I fell deeply in love with. And they say that you can’t be in love with two people at once. That once you start to feel those feelings for another person that your entire being pulls away. But that’s not where the karma comes into play. The karma kicked in about six months after I left my husband. My new boyfriend convinced me to move out and to start a life with him. And it was all perfect and beautiful for a while. The passion helped me to forget about the guilt that I held so deep inside me. I rationalized it with the fact that I was so in love and that I was finally with someone who understood me and needed me. It was the first kiss affect, the first touch and the feeling of “new” love that pulled me into a tightly woven web that would ultimately destroy me. I can’t even begin to describe the intense excitement that drilled through me every time I saw him; every time that we were together. But about 3 months after I moved out was when it all began to unravel. It started out just perfect. We spent as much time together as we could manage. Every aspect of us was passionate and romantic. We were constantly in awe of our new love. But then one day, while he was at home searching for a new job, he began to chat online and on the phone with some girl. Looking back now he says it was a way to cope with his fear of intimacy, with his fear of commitment to me. If we had both known then what we know now we would’ve seen that it was a coping mechanism. He would solicit female affection in order to boost his own self esteem. Was that was I had been? Was I just one of his coping mechanisms for his previous relationship? Had we just taken it too far? The girl that he was chatting to all day while I was at work was an old high school friend. She was beautiful and charming. She also had the HIV. Yes, that’s right. She was unattainable. Maybe that was the plan. But he made her want him anyway. They flirted back and forth all day for months. Eventually it went too far and she began to send him nude and inappropriate pictures of herself. He didn’t ask her to stop. He says that it was because he didn’t want to hurt her feelings; especially since she had AIDS. So he continued to stroke her ego and his own by carrying on. One day I was looking at his email with him, of course, at a picture of his son. And that’s when we stumbled across the emails with the inappropriate pictures. He jumped out of his chair like a bolt of lightening and shut down his email. I was really confused as to what had just happened but he said he was just playing around. We laughed it off. When he walked away I logged back on. I know what you’re thinking…I shouldn’t have. But you would’ve too and you know it. There were at least ten pictures of this girl in very pornographic poses. I chose not to say anything. For months I held it inside and hoped that his time with her would dwindle and eventually it did. Fewer phone calls meant less interaction and more time for me and him. One night at my house, we were watching television and it came up and I finally told him. He looked crushed. He knew he had wronged me and there was nothing left to say but “I’m sorry”. I chose to let it go. A few months later, I noticed that he began to become secretive again. He would hide his phone calls and since we were on the same phone plan I had access to the numbers that he was talking to. The phone conversations with girls increased. Only this time it was a lot of different girls, not just one. That was a little easier to deal with. One night while we were both sound asleep he began to talk in his sleep; he does that a lot. He mentioned some girl’s name and the next morning I questioned him on it. Katie was just a friend that he met online. He was calling her and texting her way more than what I would deem appropriate for just friends. Then one night he told me that he was going to dinner with his parents, which I never believed. He had called Katie an hour after telling me he was leaving to “eat out with Mom and Dad”, and apparently they met somewhere. I don’t know that this is a fact or not but I have had my suspicions for some time. He was supposed to come over right after dinner but didn’t show up at my house until almost 1 a.m. He said that he and his dad were having a long talk. I never believed that. Not since he called Katie when he was supposed to be out to eat. A week later, a text from Katie came through that said “I still can barely walk”. What did that mean? Did he have sex with her? Was it so good that she couldn’t walk after that and they had a nice laugh over it? Was I a sucker again? Eventually she was no longer a contact on his cell phone which meant less interaction with her and more time for me and him. A few months later, Jenifer came into the picture. She was an old friend from school. They would chat online and text each other constantly. There were always messages about how they should hang out; when was a good day; he wanted to wine and dine her. I was standing in a mine field once again. One more step and I would explode. But that is what we do in order to not be alone. We suffer. I approached him about this one even though I had let the Katie episode go away on its own. He said that Jenifer was an old friend and that she had had a hurt foot and he was just being nice. He said he never intended to actually go out with her or “wine and dine” her. I knew that was bullshit. And now here we are again, months later, and the new flavor of the month is Stephanie. She’s apparently got her arm sleeved with tats, which is right up his alley, and she is way into cars, which is a huge plus. Luckily I think she is ugly but to each his own, ya know. She lives about 50 miles away which is also a plus, but they still chat on the phone. Just the other day I was looking for a bill and while flipping through them I found a note. “Hey I was thinking about going to Yargo State Park. Since you’re into photography why don’t you come join me and we’ll hang out. Also since you are so into cars, I think that’s really cool, plus you’re cute” GAG! Who was this to? Did he give it to her? What the fuck do I keep having to deal with this for? Why? I asked him. He said he wrote it when we were fighting. My response was “when we are fighting, we are supposed to be focused on trying to fix it, not on trying to hook up”. He cried. I wonder, do I deal with this Baskin Robin’s relationship, wondering who the next flavor of the month will be or do I leave. He says he likes the attention and that it will never go past flirting and that he will try and control it. It’s not cheating, per say, or is it?



"Hello - not sure if you want advice on a relationship or on writing. If it's writing - this is a nicely written piece. If it's relationships then I say end it - end it now and get someone who will give their all to you" -- me.
"are you a male or female? thanks for the comments on the writing. i feel like i dont deserve any better right now." -- katmandoo.
"Female! You always do. I know nothing about you but I know his type and he'll stretch the limits of your sanity. You don't need that." -- me.
"thanks for your advice!" -- kat.
"Good prose..........relationship issues .........engaging tale telling truth hopefully. " -- Partha Pratim, Kolkata, India.


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