www.storymania.com
Storymania Logo

 

 

Short Stories




The House That Bernard Wellingsworth Built by Michael Harris Eli Wellingsworth travels from upstate New York to Manchester, Engla... [5,645 words]
Tales Of The Horror Inducing Kind by Michael Harris Three short stories documented by a horror enthusiast whose attempting to col... [12,838 words]
Evil's Fingers
Dragonfly Mile by D G Williford Whimsical flight of fantasy reality as a young woman tries to find her lost... you tell me... [191 words]
The Crown Of Hypocrisy by Collins At my church, me and my classmates were given an asignment to pretend to be a newpaper c... [905 words]
When Oil Wells Will Be Dry….. by Partha Pratim Majumder In the felicitation ceremony of the ace rock climber / mountaineer , a question s... [700 words]
The Stone Of Immortality by Susan Brassfield Cogan Do you want to live forever? [1,145 words]
The Portrait Of A Ukrainian Lady by Abdelilah Bouasria This is a short story about the influence of cultural difference on the unrave... [1,836 words]
The Moral Of The Story by Higgins If your golf game was disappointing, you can always say "It was a nice day in the countr... [1,868 words]
Snakeyes Part Two by David Con The battle begins. [305 words]
Snakeyes - Part One by David Con A futuristic martyr plays games with death for recognition and money. [366 words]
Reunion by Inchara - [2,989 words]
Playing Games by Clint Stutts Jase Riza has been picked up for a crime he did not commit. The detective interrogating him is h... [2,491 words]
Plane Inspection by Shelley J Alongi Aviation series story 6B. A plane, inspection, and dinner put Andrew's decision about Anne int... [1,493 words]
Nth Floor by Jack M Brown Welcome to Tower. Edward's just been employed in an office on the 100th floor, but he finds that the ... [2,614 words]
Leaving Home Twice by Amber A Whitman - [316 words]
Georgie Girl by Amber A Whitman - [329 words]
Flyby Of The Insect-O-Cuter by Jack M Brown For five employees of a restaurant, their shift plays out very differently as stran... [4,552 words]
Dealing With Mother by Amber A Whitman This is a story I have written about the relationship I have with my mother. ... [436 words]
Come Around, Go Around by Carter Z Tachikawa On Mars, another Holocaust is beginning... [1,529 words]
City Of The Lost by Shaun Stone - [259 words]
Christmas Wedding by Jannah Akira Ryan loves Vieann but due to a silly fight they broke up. Then, Ryan found out that Vieann ma... [1,804 words]
Aware by Clint Stutts Carl finds himself on a table, blind, immobile, and unable to talk. He doesn't know how he got there. A... [1,402 words]
A Walk With Terror by Lucy Midnight Dear Reader, This story is based upon a true event that happened to me. Although the names... [1,238 words]
A Likely Story by Higgins Charlie Kelly comes to grips with the police. [846 words]
Why? Why? Why? by Brian C Davis Short and reflective story of a young man broiled in internal conflict and self-doubt. [645 words]
The Passenger by Paul Simon Gregory A short story from the point of view of a spectral being that manipulates strangers into acting o... [778 words]
The Eye by P J Francis - [138 words]
The Dog by P J Francis - [258 words]
The Birds by Wael El-Manzalawy A short story about the dream of freedom. [240 words]
Spears And Swords by Jackolai Craiut The story of three young orphaned cubs, the son of a wolf leader, the son of a leopard king, ... [186 words]
Snow Falling by Ashley Burdett A poem about a young girl whose father is sent to war. it talks about how she feels when he is gon... [580 words]
Saturday by Tweez A couple, a car trip, a new life. [1,160 words]
Not Such A Funny Fool by Aardvark Anteater Lacie comes to a horrifying realisation only to then discover is may not be as horrifying... [1,332 words]
Mommy, Was I A Mistake? by Skyler Drevan Hold me when I'm here and love me when I'm gone. [768 words]
Max's Antics by Higgins A brief tale of a wealthy alcoholic. [553 words]
Make Mine A Boilermaker by Higgins A brief story of a construction worker who goes into business. [559 words]
Life's Essence by P J Francis - [123 words]
Late Night Ranter by Michael Hunter Haven't written here in 4 years. Suddenly felt this urge to write. Maybe cause I have homew... [314 words]
How Joe C. Lost His Finger by A Panos This story just goes to show that sometimes, people only read because there are stil... [648 words]
Henry's Hammer by Bradley Kabbash Short story about a teenager who discovers he's the descendant of John Henry the legendary railr... [8,571 words]
Headboards And Tombstones by Kevin Myrick The fourth story in the Sierra Madre Series/Stories, this one is about the boyfriend ... [2,898 words]
Global Part Two by E Rocco Caldwell One way around the problem of made organs and real organs is a line straight line! [585 words]
Global Part Three by E Rocco Caldwell Clones can bleed and have emotions and what's worst they can have babies..... [792 words]
Global Part One by E Rocco Caldwell It's in the near future and human organs are in great demand...to make money you have to get th... [655 words]
Global Part Four by E Rocco Caldwell Some clones are like bad pennies...they keep turning up even when you don't want them to! [610 words]
Fireworks At Christmas by Kevin Myrick This is the fifth story in the continuing series called the Sierra Madre Stories. [3,274 words]
Dinner Without Glances by Tweez Five friends sit down to eat together with a cloud hanging over them. [320 words]
Conversations With A Hate Monger by Skyler Drevan A tale of the ramblings of a bigot. Make your own judgements. [1,090 words]
Blue Heaven Cubicle by David Lloyd First draft of a short story I'm working on...forgive the obvious mistakes, will edit when ... [8,008 words]
Baby-Sitter's Menace! by C M J Wood About a babysitter fearing attack from a hunted man, after getting a visit from the polic... [4,418 words]
A Ride On The New York City Subway by Skyler Drevan If you live or have traveled on our lovely subway systems here, you would to... [1,115 words]
A Night At The Cineplex by Skyler Drevan Sometimes I feel like watching a flick, sometimes I feel like this. [957 words]
A Battered Woman Looks In The Mirror by Skyler Drevan What does she see? [912 words]
Wedding Bells by Inchara It is a interesting story about the hunt for a suitable groom. [2,176 words]
Way To Go George by Richard Kelly A man dying from cancer discovers a unique way to find meaning in life during the little time ... [5,946 words]
The White Room by P J Francis - [892 words]
The Antichrist Of The Blue Moon by Abbie Angel My name is Abbie and I am a runaway. I think I met the Antichrist and that is m... [1,409 words]
Mole M. Speaks by Higgins An alcoholic who once played minor league baseball speaks to the members of the Royal Palm Room ... [1,147 words]
Manipulated By The Seer by La Longue Carabine More of an extract than a short story. Please review it. [534 words]
Magic Man by Abbie Angel - [1,008 words]
Hell's Gate by Abbie Angel A sad story about a fire burning underground since 1962. [681 words]
Eastbound Wanderer by Abbie Angel A runaway's Journey. [543 words]
Beyond A Doubt by J Shartzer He was more interested in that strange girl... [2,339 words]
Atlanta by Daddyslittlegirl - [701 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)
Evil's Fingers
DESCRIPTION
After a young boy by the name of Timmy Hutchinson falls into a pit and is rescued, circumstances arise in Blackberry Village that none are prepared for. Read and you will not be disappointed.
[7,440 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Fantasy
AUTHOR
Michael Harris
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
African American male. Accepted Christ as savior as I have been born again since August 1st of 2002. I have been writing on and off for about 10 years though I'm pretty determined to keep at it this time.
[August 2012]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
[email protected]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (24)
Alone With My Sin (A Collection) (Poetry) This is a collection of poems wherein I express the stinging loneliness that sin has caused in my life as a Christian and the fallout of those transgressions. There is also a long poem expressing what... [2,477 words] [Spiritual]
Attack From The Beyond (Short Stories) A guardian race recruits human beings in the defense of the Earth in the face of the Aelkighted. The fourth tale in what I'm calling "The Adrian and Lucalan Saga." The first story is called "The Riv... [11,647 words] [Science Fiction]
Chronicles Of Zefaria: The Plight Of The Free Peoples (Novels) These are dark times for the people of Zefaria. Lord Osmadaan's provinces are causing havoc throughout the land. Tonomoli Foster embarks on a quest to attract help from some of the bigger countries ... [33,846 words] [Fantasy]
Chronicles Of Zefaria: The Realm Of The Ancients (Novels) Here follows the first four chapters of the continuation of my Chronicles of Zefaria series with a bit of chapter five thrown in for good measure. This installment of the series follows the exploits ... [8,455 words] [Fantasy]
Here And Thereafter (Novels) A young, dirt poor African American couple struggle to make ends meet. The husband places all of his beliefs in his unfinished fantasy novel, while the wife struggles with the everyday realities of t... [12,076 words] [Drama]
Journey To The Planet Merridion (Short Stories) This is my third tale in what I'm calling "The Adrian and Lucalan Saga," unless someone can come up with something better. It follows the short stories "The Rivals" and its sequel, "The Arrivals." ... [8,445 words] [Science Fiction]
Octavia's Obsession (Short Stories) This story is about... Octavia's obsession... [2,237 words] [Drama]
Star Saga (Screenplays) The year is 2120 and colonization of space is well underway. Thanks to the unlocking of the human genome during the 21st Century, humanity is experiencing a time like no other. No intelligent life h... [11,766 words] [Science Fiction]
Star Saga: A Clash Of Empires (Screenplays) Sequel to my sci fi scipt "Star Saga: Swarm of the Bulgata," which came after the script "Star Saga." Two months have passed since the conflict on the colony of Dorridion ended, and now the Earth Emp... [22,716 words] [Science Fiction]
Star Saga: Swarm Of The Bulgata (Screenplays) Sequel to my sci fi script "Star Saga." The Bulgata have been beaten back on the alien planet of Unisee, and the Earth Empire watches over the people. However, a new conflict soon surfaces on the co... [17,954 words] [Science Fiction]
Tales Of The Horror Inducing Kind (Short Stories) Three short stories documented by a horror enthusiast whose attempting to collect supposedly true stories, and told from the perspective of those who saw them. "The Centipedes" - A story about a man'... [12,838 words] [Horror]
The Arrivals (Short Stories) **********WARNING*********** Do not read further without first reading my short story, The Rivals, unless you want to be spoiled**************Adrian Belfast is suffering through events that took place... [10,381 words] [Science Fiction]
The Caged Introvert (Short Stories) A shy, unattached man's journey for love... [3,644 words] [Drama]
The Deluded Youth (Short Stories) A boy and his dreams... [3,699 words] [Drama]
The Exploits Of Tal'on Kepp (Short Stories) This is a short story set in my Chronicles of Zefaria series. I hope that all enjoy. [2,542 words] [Fantasy]
The House That Bernard Wellingsworth Built (Short Stories) Eli Wellingsworth travels from upstate New York to Manchester, England, to take control of the estate of his deceased and demented uncle, but he could hardly be expected to be prepared for what he is ... [5,645 words] [Horror]
The Man Who Walked Unseen (Short Stories) An account in the exploits of the life of the unseen... [1,457 words] [Horror]
The Menace Of That Most Demented Order (Short Stories) Eli Wellingsworth finally comes face to face with the horror perpetrated by his demented Uncle Bernard. The third tale in a series that I am calling "The Perils of Eli Wellingsworth." The first one ... [12,529 words] [Horror]
The Path That Eli Wellingsworth Took (Short Stories) Sequel to my short story, "The House That Bernard Wellingsworth Built." Eli Wellingsworth travels from Manchester, England, to New York after resigning defeat in garnering the attention of anyone who... [9,402 words] [Horror]
The Rivals (Short Stories) Adrian Belfast, a young and aspiring author, chances upon the works of one Lucas Slaughter, a person whom he considers his rival. Sequel forthcoming. [5,415 words] [Humor]
The Struggle Within: Sestina Number One (Poetry) A sestina is a poem where you interchange six words at the end of each line in six stanzas. This is my first. [258 words] [Horror]
The Suffering Christian (A Collection) (Poetry) These are my very first Blank Verse poems, Heroic Couplets, and a Stanza in Heterometric form. The Blank Verse poem possesses some rhyme, and is about being Christian and a selfish sufferer (wanting C... [528 words] [Spiritual]
War Of The Writers (Short Stories) This is my first fantasy themed short story. I welcome any and all comments. Thanks in advance! [1,955 words] [Fantasy]
We Storymaniacs Should Be The Best (Essays) An essay dealing with why I believe many of us Internet writers will one day be a cut above the rest, and what it will take to get there. [1,101 words] [Motivational]
READER'S REVIEWS (18)
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.

"I think that it was a very good story. I liked the part when Timmy fell into the pit and the grunting beasts came and tried to communicate. There isn't anything that I disliked. If it was a movie I would give it two big thumbs up." -- Brittany Harris, Detroit, MI, USA.
"Hey, Brittany! Thanks for your comments and I'm glad you liked the story. Hey, have you noticed that we live in the same city? That's quite a coincidence, isn't it? For those of you who don't know (and that's everyone) Brittany and I are siblings. But let it be known that I didn't tell her what to say in her review. These are (at least I think they are) her true feelings about the story. Hopefully seeing this review will give more people the gumption to want to read through the story, as it really is one of the best short stories I've ever written. Please! If you're reading this, then read the story!" -- Michael Harris, Detroit, MI.
"I can't wait for the sequel "Evil's Toes"." -- Bobo.
"You just couldn't resist the urge, could you?" -- Michael, Detroit.
"I really liked this story! It had a neat little moral about not destroying what you don't understand. Very interesting! One of the most interesting things I have read here! Imaginative, pretty good dialog as well. Keep on truckin'!" -- Collins, in, in, us.
"Hey, Collins! Your comments were greatly appreciated. In fact, I hadn't even noticed that the story contained that moral that you mentioned. Nice analysis. Thanks a mil!" -- Michael Harris, Detroit.
"I liked it too. Hey, it would make a good movie. " -- km.
"Hey, km! I'm glad you liked the story. Thanks a mil for your comments!" -- Michael, Detroit, MI.
"Hey Michael, I enjoyed the story as well. It read like a story I've written about eight years ago during my freshman year of high school. Nice work!" -- Skyler Drevan.
"Hey, Skyler! I'm glad you liked the story. Take care." -- Michael Harris, Detroit, MI.
"Great introduction to the story - it kept up my interest and drew me deeper into the plot. Wonderful descriptions keeping the story moving along at a good pace. Once again, excellent use of dialogue, as you've demonstrated so many times throughout your work. I'm very much impressed and enjoyed reading your stories. You have a vivid and fertile imagination. Well done, Michael." -- Gregory Christiano, Hopatcong, NJ, USA.
"Hey, Gregory! You're the first person to remark on my introduction. I was going for a Lovecraftian feel with it. Thanks a mil for the review!" -- Michael Harris, Detroit, MI.
"Your voice has certainly matured but I fear that it could have grown a little too formal for the subject matter - this could easily be made into a children's story (ever considered the market?). I'll start with a couple of notes that I picked up on. Being overly specific with the time, the time of day and which day of the week takes away a bit of the magic of the piece. I think it might be better left 'timeless' - you can say 'the next day' and 'yesterday' and what not, but don't give it the particulars of Monday, Tuesday, five o'clock etc. This piece of dialogue "I just told him to be safe, and he said he would, running out of the house in his customary manner with his arms splayed out mimicing a bird." doesn't sound realistic, and it would be better if changed slightly to "I just told him to be safe, and he said he would." Timmy then ran out of the house in his customary manner with his arms splayed out mimicing a bird. Where Timmy's mother and nanny are talking about him suddenly being social, shouldn't they be pleased rather than quizzing him about it? The mayor sounds like he naturally speaks like he's making speeches on the election campaign. I like how the story begins centred around Timmy but is then confined to the parents - the bunch of innocents. Who were the creatures who chatted at the top of the pit? Good description all the way through - this is a very good piece of work. Just keep polishing it until it sparkles - good luck." -- Jack Brown.
"Hey, Jack! My father wants me to write children stories and I've even taken a children's literature class but I've just never got the gumption to write children's stories. The creatures who chatted at the top of the pit could either be orcs or goblins depending on your point of view. Thanks for the review and I'll be looking forward to your Goblin sequel." -- Michael Harris, Detroit, MI.
"Yeah, that might take me a while but I'll keep you posted, lol. Just posted the Happy House and have started a romance novel (eek) so we'll see how all that goes." -- Jack Brown.
"Yeah, I was intent on reading and critiquing your newest story too, just so you know. Until then I guess." -- Michael Harris, Detroit, MI.
"Do you use any pen-names, Michael? http://www.fantastichorror.com/06/byron-evilsfingers.html ... We would like to straighten this out." -- Fantastic Horror.
"No I don't actually. That's pretty shocking. I contributed to this guys horror emag a couple of times in the past..." -- Michael Harris, Detroit, MI.

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

Submit Your Review for Evil's Fingers
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 Evil's Fingers

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

COPYRIGHT NOTICE
© 2004 Michael Harris
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
November 2008
NUMBER OF TIMES TITLE VIEWED
537
 

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