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Beyond Death by Robert A Ferguson A short piece on a love reaching through war and beyond death. [275 words]
The Man by Mike McWade The Man takes a break from the stiffs at work only to run into more. [1,243 words]
The Ballerina by Ashley Miranda Mary loves ballet and studies at a ballet school, but she sure is shaken up when she finds out th... [1,333 words]
The Exploits Of Tal'on Kepp by Michael Harris This is a short story set in my Chronicles of Zefaria series. I hope that all enjo... [2,542 words]
Better With Age by J Shartzer A young couple enjoy their new home, and a barrel of brandy... [1,117 words]
Randy And Sarah by Z E S Carothers A story about two young kids. A boy that lives by himself in the forest and a girl that is his ... [3,211 words]
You Don't Have To Talk... by Harvey Kennett When you are shy, and cannot find the words to say, say nothing. [607 words]
Wto Rally The Final by E Rocco Caldwell Joe has a rude awakening. [548 words]
Why Must You by Lucy Midnight - [1,593 words]
What If I... by Lucy Midnight Campfire Tales. [1,076 words]
Waiting In The Desert by Mihai Pruna The caravan pulled off the interstate on a county road. Soon they abandoned that as well ... [1,850 words]
The Unwanted by Lucy Midnight Campfire Tales. [2,159 words]
The Tower by P J Francis A man wrestles with his actions. [226 words]
The Sucidal Games by Lucy Midnight Internet Relations. [1,029 words]
The Story Of The Blanket by Patti Merrill A short story. [668 words]
The Spectator by Harry Buschman The story of a deaf man's contribution to the war on terror. [2,240 words]
The Rich Little Chipmunk by John C Popiel This is a story about how a five dollar bill travels through three different people an... [707 words]
The Mansion by Laura Depriest This is a short story for young readers about aging and leading a full life in the context of livin... [2,923 words]
The Magic Lamp by Somdev Mukherjee A story about Varun - a little boy brought up in a busy modern city with all its problems for th... [1,092 words]
The Holly Tree by P J Francis A dark fantasy tale. [1,399 words]
The Guitar Man by Jason Taylor The Bloodman A war veteran flips out. [499 words]
The Friends by Lucy Midnight ... [1,416 words]
The Forces Between
The Cubicle by D G Williford Working in a box and what is does to the psyche... [104 words]
The Adventuresof Archie 5b - The Army Surplus Salesman's Tale by Xoggoth Continued. [1,116 words]
The Adventures Of Archie 7 - The Puzzleman's Tale by Xoggoth Archie finds he is not alone in the valley. He shares it with... [2,988 words]
The Adventures Of Archie 6 - A Peaceful Solution by Xoggoth Following a Little Boy explosion Archie find himself on a deso... [1,271 words]
The Adventures Of Archie 5a - The Army Surplus Salesman by Xoggoth Archie learns the truth they try and keep from us, that... [913 words]
The Adventures Of Archie 4b - The Great Regurgitato's Tale by Xoggoth Continued. [823 words]
The Adventures Of Archie 4a - The Great Regurgitato by Xoggoth Achie learns of the greats of bodily functions and meets th... [781 words]
The Adventures Of Archie 3 - The Spider Catcher's Tale. by Xoggoth Archie escapes from the paralysing purple and find hims... [1,313 words]
The Adventures Of Archie 2 - The Little Demon's Tale by Xoggoth A hell spawned satanic creature identifies too much with m... [901 words]
The Adventures Of Archie 1 - The Great Escape by Xoggoth A sort of Alice in Wonderland meets Canterbury Tales sort of thin... [473 words]
Test Song by Jeff T Kane An alien invasion seen from a religious ant's point of view. [5,341 words]
Te Quiero by Lucy Midnight Hannah and her boyfriend Cody are getting serious when Hannah learns that Cody has cancer. [1,108 words]
Room 86b by Lucy Midnight ... [2,284 words]
Right Place, Wrong Time by Maggie Danials A story about sex. [487 words]
Retribution And New Beginnings by Erasmus Flynt Secrets will out. [8,764 words]
Radia by Z E S Carothers The begining of one of my books. Tell me what you think about it. [814 words]
On The Bus To Town by Sam Vaknin The announcer warns of imminent terrorist attacks on public transport. It recommends to err ... [2,713 words]
Nightmare by Inchara Incident faced by a girl returning home late in the evening. [1,268 words]
Monty On The Run by James Bondjamesbond The second instalment - Monty in deeper water. [1,226 words]
Miranda And Her Doll by P J Francis A sweet little girl...or is she? [1,187 words]
Love Of The Mountains Or So They Thought by Lucy Midnight ... [1,335 words]
Like Ocean's Eleven by Higgins This story takes place in a military setting, mainly Point Barrow, Alaska. Russian officers... [1,414 words]
It Happens by Lucy Midnight - [1,634 words]
Introducing Monty Finch by James Bondjamesbond This is the first chapter of my Monty Finch series. In this first instalment our hero f... [2,432 words]
In Capable Hands by Erasmus Flynt Or are we? [212 words]
Hunters Moon by P J Francis A creature is hunted. [1,768 words]
Hook by Amanda Connison Written for the PA Govenor's School. [1,855 words]
Gold by P J Francis Lost hopes... [243 words]
Girls Vs. Boys by Lucy Midnight Madison and her boyfriend Scott break up and then he asks her to marry him and she declines. She... [2,015 words]
Girl In The Rain by Rowan Davies We always think of ourselves as individuals, until we notice that there are other individuals ... [505 words]
Expectations by Jacson A Bevens A tale about what can happen when expectations are laid aside and feelings take over. [1,220 words]
Devastation 2 by Buxton The journal piece of the only women left after the end of the world. 34 year old Emily Carter's d... [448 words]
Deep Fur by Jeff T Kane The downfall of a corrupt lion judge in Long Island. [6,460 words]
Cluedon't by Tomphil Baed on the popular board game, what will happen when Edward and his wife go round to play Cluedo wit... [3,567 words]
Black Widow by Lucy Midnight Kayli, Becky, and Eddy are three sisters that lose their only living relative left. Kayli and Eddy ... [3,096 words]
Being An Atheist Is Hard by Aaron Horn A guy spills the beans to his mom that he doesn't believe in good ol God. [626 words]
Bare Facts by Partha Pratim Majumder When western culture and western fashion representing economic power of West has been making serious... [1,461 words]
At A Wto Rally by E Rocco Caldwell - [853 words]
At A Wto Rally (Part Three) by E Rocco Caldwell Joe gets his first lesson as to what is the consortium. [435 words]
At A Wto Rally 4 by E Rocco Caldwell Joe confront the internal workings of the consortium. [723 words]
Allefureine by Tomphil A story about a clash of cultures between a race of alien creatures and humans. [463 words]
Alice In Wonderland by Katy Pierce It's a newer version of Alice in Wonderland . . . Alice goes to a party, gets druggged, and... [782 words]
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A Stroll Through The Beach Sands by Ravikumar Hariharan About how we lose innocence with age. [553 words]
A Perfect Crime by P J Francis One womans vengenance as a perfect crime. [1,048 words]
A Marriage Made In Heaven by P J Francis A tale of revenge. [936 words]
A Beheaded Cart by Sam Vaknin My grandfather had one love: my grandmother. A ravishing, proud, raven-haired woman. A framed r... [1,508 words]

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TITLE (EDIT)
The Forces Between
DESCRIPTION
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[977 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Humor
AUTHOR
Lucy Midnight
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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[October 2004]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (37)
10 Wishes (Poetry) - [123 words] [Teenage]
A Walk With Terror (Short Stories) Dear Reader, This story is based upon a true event that happened to me. Although the names have been changes. There are a few stretches in the story, such as what happened at the mausoleum. But my b... [1,238 words] [Mystery]
Addict (Poetry) - [62 words] [Motivational]
Addicts, Sex, And Suicide (Poetry) ... [95 words] [Psychology]
Anything? (Poetry) - [44 words] [Romance]
Black Widow (Short Stories) Kayli, Becky, and Eddy are three sisters that lose their only living relative left. Kayli and Eddy both know where there going in life. They try to set Becky on the right trail by setting her up on a ... [3,096 words] [Crime]
Chaos (Poetry) - [68 words] [Romance]
Crush Or Love? (Poetry) - [81 words] [Romance]
Four Years (Poetry) - [120 words] [Relationships]
Girls Vs. Boys (Short Stories) Madison and her boyfriend Scott break up and then he asks her to marry him and she declines. She goes off to college and meets a new guy. He says that Scott killed his little sister but in reality he ... [2,015 words] [Humor]
Happens All The Time (Non-Fiction) - [530 words] [Mind]
I Love... (Poetry) - [67 words] [Romance]
I Never Thought (Poetry) - [48 words] [Relationships]
I Think... (Poetry) - [52 words] [Romance]
It Happens (Short Stories) - [1,634 words] [Relationships]
Lies Within An Honest Creature (Poetry) - [72 words] [Relationships]
Love Of The Mountains Or So They Thought (Short Stories) ... [1,335 words] [Humor]
Love Or Hate (Poetry) - [112 words] [Romance]
Mind (Poetry) - [38 words] [Mind]
Object (Poetry) I wrote this piece on the way home on the bus. I'd also like to dedicate it 3 guys in my life that treated me more like an object than a person. [49 words] [Romance]
One Step At A Time (Poetry) - [56 words] [Relationships]
Room 86b (Short Stories) ... [2,284 words] [Crime]
Rumbles N' Fights (Poetry) - [98 words] [Humor]
Soft Touch And Tender Kisses (Poetry) - [68 words]
Tangles Of My Heart (Poetry) - [61 words] [Romance]
Te Quiero (Short Stories) Hannah and her boyfriend Cody are getting serious when Hannah learns that Cody has cancer. [1,108 words] [Romance]
The Creature Within (Poetry) - [62 words] [Fantasy]
The Friends (Short Stories) ... [1,416 words] [Humor]
The Sucidal Games (Short Stories) Internet Relations. [1,029 words] [Crime]
The Unwanted (Short Stories) Campfire Tales. [2,159 words] [Relationships]
What Happens (Poetry) Hurt feelings, Lost loved ones, etc. [88 words] [Teenage]
What Happens All The Time (Non-Fiction) This is kind of a teens point of view. [530 words] [Mind]
What He Means To Me (Poetry) - [99 words] [Relationships]
What If I... (Short Stories) Campfire Tales. [1,076 words] [Mystery]
What You Took For Granted (Poetry) - [33 words] [Teenage]
When I... (Poetry) - [46 words] [Romance]
Why Must You (Short Stories) - [1,593 words] [Crime]
The Forces Between
Lucy Midnight

"When I was a five my father was killed by his mistress". "Memaw whatís a mistress"? "Itís a lady that seduces a man that is helpless". "Oh. So what happened to her when she was caught"? "They put her to death in a federal prison". "Then what makes this story so good"? "What happened 20 years later when your Memaw was pregnant with your mother". "What"? "I was walking home from the store when I started to feel sharp pains. I realized my water had broken". I started screaming for help but no one could hear me. I saw a car going in the opposite direction and I tried to flag it down but it wouldnít stop. I screamed after it but they just kept driving. When I turned around a woman was shuffling me into her car and then she was driving and before I knew it we were at the hospital. I screamed as your mother was born. When it was all over I finally took a good look at the woman that had driven me to the hospital. She looked like the woman that had killed my father. I screamed, "get away from me you murderer". "Are you talking to me"? "You murdered my father"! "What are you taking about"? "You murdered my father 20 years ago"! "Okay, how is that possible if Iím only 19"? "Prove it". "Hereís my driverís license". "Youíre telling the truth. But how is it that you look exactly like the woman that was gassed when I was only a mere child"? "Well she couldnít have been my mother or grandmother. She couldnít have been an aunt. I donít have the slightest clue". She was the perfect twin of the woman that had killed my father and we didnít have the slightest idea how she had become to look the way she did. "I heard screaming all the way down the hall, is everything okay in here"? "Yes, it was just a case mistaken identity". "Okay". "Letís see if we can figure this out". "Wait a minute. This could be- No it couldnít be". "Youíre talking in circles. What is it youíre trying to get at". "What if you were born to be her successor". "Thatís impossible". "True". "But it could be that sheís my past life". "What do you mean"? "Itís where someone dies to soon so they take on the life of another person to full fill the rest of their life". "But that would mean that her soul wandered around the earth at least a year before she found you". "But thatís impossible. Unless she lived in your heart". "What"? "She had to have gone somewhere". "But why in me"? "Maybe she liked you". Now she was talking in circles. I didnít understand why this woman was meeting me or even why she stayed with me while I was having my baby. Most people would have split after they dropped me off. But not her. She was more stubborn than most people. Maybe she recognized me from her past life. "Why did you pick me up off the side of the road anyways"? "Instinct that you were in trouble". "What instinct was that"? "I couldnít tell you. I saw you yelling to the other car then I realized that you were in trouble so I picked you up". "Well Iím gonna go to sleep if youíll excuse me". "Of course. I guess this is goodbye for a long-time or maybe even forever". "I guess so". "Well..." "Whatís your name anyways"? "Michelle". "Thatís a pretty name". "Thanks". "Thank you for coming to my rescue". "Youíre welcome. I never asked what you named your baby"? "Shelly". "Thatís short for what"? "Michelle". Michelle smiled and left the room with a slight smirk. When I thought about it for a while I remembered that I had had a heavy feeling on my heart for about a year after my father died. Maybe Michelle was right, there is a possibility that the woman that had killed my father spirit had been living in my heart that year until this Michelle was born. After I got out of the hospital I researched the last woman that was put to death by gas. Her name was Michelle Reynolds. Then I looked up the reason she was put to death. Beside her name it had a small paragraph. Michelle Reynolds has been put to death because she killed a man by a hitting him with her car and then tried to cover it up by stuffing his body into a dumpster. This man was known as Henry Jacobs. He was found in a Dumpster 300 miles away from his hometown Hardinsburg. One Michelle Fredricks discovered the body. The coroner said that heíd been dead for a good 59 hours before the body was discovered. I noticed that every person involved in the case of her fathersí murder had the name Michelle. I then thought about my mothersí name and my middle name. My mothersí name was Michelle Jacobs. And my full name was Jessica Michelle Jacobs. I then thought it was weird that a woman named Michelle had picked me up when I was in my time of need. It was almost like Michelle Reynolds was trying to make it up to me through this Michelle. "I researched and tried to find my mysterious Michelle that saved my life and your mothers, but I read in the newspaper that the woman died on her way out of the hospital by a hit and run driver. She was struck and then died almost instantly. I found out that her last name was Fredricks". "Memaw what happened to mommy"? "She died when she was hit by a car sweetie". "I mean after that". "Oh. She was then found in a dumpster 300 miles away from here".

 

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