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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 41

    I got to get out of here while I still can, Pete said to himself. Even though it was cooler here next to the vault, he knew the fire was coming towards him, sure as death and taxes. Now, which way? I know I can't go back the way I came in, due to that tunnel collapse. Pete began...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M Oct 13, 2010

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    Guardian Angel

    On hands and knees I crept Pausing to hold my breath still Whilst the Strangers Sought my body   Oh veil of darkness! Cloak me in velvet Hide my trembling  frame from their  Scorched hands   Where is the bugger? cried Goine I'll rake...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M 6 Responses May 17, 2010

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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 40

    Jerry rummaged through the equipment, junk and old stuff in the row of oversize lockers in the backroom of the Fire Station, but had not found saws of any kind yet. "Let's try this one over here." He said to himself. Jerry walked across the room to some other lockers. Eureka! he...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M Oct 13, 2010

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    Whats Keeping You Awake During A Fireside Chat?

    I remember camping with friends and sitting by the fire and telling either stories and or talk about dreams of the near future. The one thing that stood out is sining songs of that erra and ask one another, do you remember that song or what were you doing durring the time of the...
    redtailfree48 redtailfree48 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 10, 2013

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    Dentist Fires Assistant Because She Is Too Pretty. This Is From AP

    The Associated Press Staff Facebook Twitter Reddit Email 2 hours ago A dentist acted legally when he fired a longtime assistant because he had grown too attracted to her and worried he would try to start an affair, the Iowa Supreme Court reaffirmed Friday in its second...
    redtailfree48 redtailfree48 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 12, 2013

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    Love Fireside Chats

    I love fireside chats.  They are so beautiful and peaceful to look at.  I don't get a ton of chances to sit by the fire but when I do its wonderful. 
    Tzodiana Tzodiana 31-35, F Jun 27, 2010

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    Eldorado By Edgar Allan Poe

    Gayly bedight, A gallant knight, In sunshine and in shadow, Had journeyed long, Singing a song, In search of Eldorado.   But he grew old, This knight so bold, And o'er his heart a shadow Fell as he found No spot of ground That looked like Eldorado...
    Grin32 Grin32 31-35, M Apr 14, 2010

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    1920 Redux

    Great halls lined with dark marble cold To the touch Filled with pregnant silence Awaiting applause yet Only broken by the hollow Clocking of expensive dress shoes By ghosts in tails A concert grand centerpiece  In jet black repose Emotional key strikes Filling the shadowed...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M Jun 10, 2010

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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 44

    "Sweet!" uttered Pete Dodge, upon seeing the shiny, new machine in the apparatus locker. Actually, he wasn't surprised it was new: all firefighting equipment must be kept in top operating condition and/or replaced each year. Money was definitely not an issue for a company like...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M Oct 13, 2010

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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 42

    Having found his way to the outermost corridor on the ship, Pete started heading to the nose of the great ship. He still could not figure out where the crew had went to, or how the ship's ISIS and MSR had been reprogrammed to not automatically engage their emergency directives...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M Oct 13, 2010

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    An Excerpt From "South" By Sir Ernest Shackleton

    Intro: The following short excerpt is from the book, "South: The Last Antarctic Expedition of Shackleton and the Endurance," by Sir Ernest Shackleton. Lauded as one of the greatest polar explorers who ever lived, Shackleton became a legend in his own time. This passage I...
    Grin32 Grin32 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 15, 2010

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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 55

    In his dream, he is once more walking down a long, dark hallway in an old, old house. There is a monster of a thunderstorm raining to beat all, what the old-timers called a gully-washer. Floorboards creak and groan as Pete moves slowly along, dressed in black suit, his feet clad...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M Oct 16, 2010

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    Anise Nin

    On my 23rd birthday a friend of mine came into town where I was going to school...she was the only one that came over that day. I shall never forget us tearing down this old crack house and burning it piece by piece. A red wine soaked night led to reading Anise Nin that led to...
    vergerherring vergerherring 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 27, 2011

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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 43

    Think, think, think, Pete exhorted himself. You can do this...now concentrate, Dodge. What do you have nearby to get this scrap metal ornament out of your way? He was absently rubbing his chin with his left hand, a habit of contemplation he had. "What I chiefly need," Pete spoke...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M Oct 13, 2010

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    Summer Nights

    A warm summer evening meant sitting together in our garden and lighting candles all around us. We also had a magnificent old fashioned iron stove we found in an antique shop, and there we would burn logs that we had kept since the winter. We would smoke cigars and discuss about...
    sweetmeisje sweetmeisje 26-30, F 10 Responses Jul 22, 2010

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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 50

    Hell is a crashing, pounding, black monster, raging against sanity and safety, tearing your life away piece by piece. This wasn't actually a coherent thought, but an instant of bleak clarity...a final understanding if you will, which oddly enough, despite it's dire prediction of...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M Oct 14, 2010

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    Bad Ending.

    Approximately, two years ago; I am guessing, my father had a lot of wood that he wanted to get rid of. After a long random conversation my dad and my husband had, my husband offered to help him and burn it, my husband had to do was dig a pit, and make sure the area surrounding...
    TorquoisePhx TorquoisePhx 26-30, F Feb 22, 2011

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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 53

    "We gotta stop meeting like this, Jerry." Pete delivered in his best dry tone. Jerry's eyes lit up with amazed recognition and unbelief both. "PETE!! " he shouted with glee as he ran over to the older man. "I thought you were a goner." "Naw.." Pete shrugged boastfully, "it takes...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M Oct 14, 2010

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    I Never Was In One...

    I never was in a fireside, but I know I would love it, with good friends there are always a lot of stories to tell and songs to play… It most be soo nice!!
    azuldream azuldream 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 13, 2010

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    In The Absence Of.

    No fire. No chat. Bereft. A chill goes up my neck.  
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Jan 12, 2011

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    An Excerpt From "Green River" By Wm. Cullen Bryant

    Though forced to drudge for the dregs of men, And scrawl strange words with the barbarous pen, And mingle among the jostling crowd, Where the sons of strife are subtle and loud-- I often come to this quiet place,  To breathe the airs that ruffle thy face, And...
    Grin32 Grin32 31-35, M Apr 14, 2010

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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 45

    He placed the retractor's spreader bars in the gap between the door frame and the damaged door, pressed the power button to turn on the pump, gripped both handles, and squeezed the trigger. Instantly, there was a shriek of tortured steel as the hydraulic arms spread apart...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M Oct 13, 2010

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    S'mores And Such...

    I truly love fireside chats.Some of my most sacred memories come from camping trips that I used to take annually with my old church's children's group.I love the smell of a blazing fire as well as how the flames entrance you.There is something about flames that trap you, even...
    minnieadams minnieadams 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 49

    Great Dodge! Do you really have a death-wish? Do you? Cause you're gonna get a short answer REAL quick-like. Pete admonished himself silently. Keeping an occasional running dialog with himself was a habit of his, one he had picked up in highschool, and had never been able to stop...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M Oct 14, 2010

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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 52

    All that Jerry could see during those terrible few minutes was a sliding, crashing, rolling, disintegrating, smoking, breaking mess. The morning's storm had blown itself out before this insane sideshow took place, and in the ensuing quiet which fell afterwards, the dusty, golden...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M Oct 14, 2010

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    My First Day Of The School

    i got up early in the morning my mum prepared me the new school that was unknown place for me my mother took tome to the school i was very afraid that day because i was scaring the other students to bulling me and the other way i was very happy because i was interesting my new...
    xaawaa xaawaa 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2012

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    Warmth

    There is something about sitting by the fire, talking with someone late into the night.  Maybe it's the darkness of the room...catching their expressions in shadow and soft light, maybe it's the way the warmth of the fire and the flickering light encourage intimacy.  I...
    cedricsmom cedricsmom 36-40, F Oct 17, 2010

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    With Rue My Heart Is Laden By A. E. Housman

    With rue my heart is laden For golden friends I had, For many a rose-lipt maiden And many a lightfoot lad.   By brooks too broad for leaping The lightfoot boys are laid; The rose-lipt girls are sleeping In fields where roses fade. 
    Grin32 Grin32 31-35, M Apr 15, 2010

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    English Primer & Catechism--Boston, Mass. 1727

    A: In Adam's Fall, We sinned all B: Thy Life to mend, This Book attend C: The Cat doth play, and after flay D: A Dog will bite, A thief at night E: An Eagles flight, Is out of fight F: The idle Fool, Is whipt at school G: As runs the Glafs, Mans life doth pafs H...
    Grin32 Grin32 31-35, M Apr 15, 2010

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    Tree Of Lost Hope

    Traveled into the Thousand Acre Wood Following a narrow, winding trail Between the tall, ancient monarchs Of green   A warm breeze whispered Against my shirt collar Slanted rays of dusty sunshine Were cast into the gloom   Deep within the forest...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M 2 Responses May 16, 2010

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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 48

    "Whew! Man! I'm glad that's done." Jerry stated as he wiped his arm across his forehead, sweat stinging his eyes anyway. He set the saw down away from the newly enlarged hole in the hull. He put his hands on his hips, and stood looking down at Pete, who was climbng up through the...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M Oct 14, 2010

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    Jabberwocky By Lewis Carroll

    From 'Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There.' (1872) `Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. "Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 19, 2010

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    A Maxim From Poor Richard's Almanac By Ben Franklin

    Felix quem facirent aliena pericula cautum  Happy the man whom the experiences of others make cautious.
    Grin32 Grin32 31-35, M Apr 16, 2010

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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 46

    Twenty long minutes later, Pete had managed to get three of the six feet open enough to fit in, but once the retractor, as excellent of a device as it was, encountered the reinforced, triple-layered, hardened steel of the outer hull, it couldn't budge it. "Rats. Ah, it's a great...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M Oct 13, 2010

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    Memories Of My Childhood

    I grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas, near the beach, so bon fires at the beach were something common to me growing up. As a kid, my father loved the beach, so we would camp out often. In the evening, sometimes we would just lay under the stars and talk about the constilations, but...
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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 47

    RuhaaAAAHHHMMM!!!!! RaahhuHHMMM!!! The saw screamed to life, and the diamond chipped blade, with Jerry bent over the engine, spun seven inches from his smooth, unlined, teenagers face, a blurred, wheel of death. "Oh!" Jerry blurted out, releasing the throttle and leaning his body...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M Oct 14, 2010

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    A Dream Within A Dream By Edgar Allan Poe

    Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow-- You are not wrong, who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet if hope has flown away In a night, or in a day, In a vision, or in none, Is it therefore the less gone? All that we see or seem Is...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M Jul 20, 2010

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    Bavarian Gentians By D. H. Lawrence

    Not every man has gentians in his house in Soft September, at slow, Sad Michaelmas.   Bavarian gentians, big and dark, only dark darkening the day-time torch-like with the smoking blueness of Pluto's gloom, ribbed and torch-like, with their blaze of darkness...
    Grin32 Grin32 31-35, M Apr 17, 2010

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    The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M Jul 20, 2010

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    Excerpt From The Second Coming By Wm. Butler Yeats

    Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all...
    Grin32 Grin32 31-35, M Apr 17, 2010

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    The Ocean Prophet By Stahl

    Rolling across a dead ocean Devil tongues of lightning Scald the stale air   Where am I? cried Alazar His tattered robes like Ancient sails from the  Marie Celeste   Sea breezes moan In the moldy ruins Of the mountainside stronghold Long...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M 8 Responses May 8, 2010

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    Romantic Fireside

    Every Halloween, it is tradition that everyone in our estate to go this a certain field and make a bonfire, and people can drink and have food and talk around it all night.  But Last year I was talking to a girl that was actually only lived about 3 or four doors up from me...
    Daveokay Daveokay 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 17, 2010

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    The Battle Of Agincourt By Michael Drayton (1563-1631)

    FAIR stood the wind for France When we our sails advance, Nor now to prove our chance Longer will tarry; But putting to the main, At Caux, the mouth of Seine, With all his martial train Landed King Harry. And taking many a fort, Furnish'd in warlike sort, Marcheth tow...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M Jul 19, 2010

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    The Hut-Sut Song By Freddy Martin

    In a town in Sweden by a stream so clear and cool A boy would sit and fish and dream when he should have been in school. Now, he couldn't read or write a word but happiness he found In a little song he heard and here's how it would sound;   Hut-Sut Rawlson on the...
    Grin32 Grin32 31-35, M Apr 15, 2010

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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 54

    "I have a suggestion before you tell me about this." Jerry said. "Hmm?" "I say we adjourn to your office, get something to drink and eat, then.." "Say no more, Jerry me boy. That's the best idea I've heard all day." They went back to Pete's office, where he made himself his...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M Oct 15, 2010

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    The Daring Escape Of Jerry Mills: Part 51

    Slowly Pete opened his eyes. Did I die? he wondered. In place of darkness, dazzling sunshine now flooded his field of vision. Arms shaking, shoulders throbbing, (he had sprained both shoulders from the force of impact) he tried to release the handlebars of the retractor rig that...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M Oct 14, 2010

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    The Dark Hills By Edwin Arlington Robinson

    Dark hills at evening in the west, Where sunset hovers like a sound Of golden horns that sang to rest Old bones of warriors under ground, Far now from all the bannered ways Where flash the legions of the sun, You fade--as if the last of days Were fading, and all...
    Grin32 Grin32 31-35, M Apr 15, 2010

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    I have big bonfires. People talk,

    dance, sit chat. There's something about a fire. Even the way people look by fire light is more intimate. If you want to look at each other it's fine.... If you want to stare at the fire it's fine.... It's a safe place around a potential danger for people to meet and sit and...
    JBrant JBrant 36-40, F Jun 9

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    If I Could Go Back In Time, What Sort Of Paradox Would You Face?

    There is always some one that will say that if they could go back and change the hands of time. What sort f changes would be made to make your life better? At the same time, what most don't realize is that it is possible that they would altar there own fate so to speak. What if...
    redtailfree48 redtailfree48 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2012

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    Well Not Just Chats But Love Making Too!!

    Oh, I know..it's the classic soap opera scenario but it's also very much one of my fantasies. To make love all night on a bear rug, champagne in hand by the a wood fireplace with the sound of sexy music. I'm truly a romantic at heart.
    SexyBaBe31 SexyBaBe31 31-35, F Jul 20, 2012

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    Yes Indeed

    The way the flame shadows dance on her face, the orange like glow on her skin. When the flickering fire reflects in her eyes, all these things make me want to sit by the fire with her for hours. I wish she was existed in my life, not just in my mind.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 18, 2010

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    After The Heist

    Sultry Louisiana Saturday night Crickets chirping in the tall reeds Smells from the bayou drift by On the evening breeze   My eye spies a crescent moon Hanging in the sky Smiling down at me Listening to gravel crunch under my feet   Strains of...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M May 17, 2010

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    Fire! Fire!

    One night, my best friend and I were sitting around a fire with some friends. It's funny how fire can bring out the intelligence in people... While we were sitting by this fire, two of the smartest people there picked up an entire piece of privacy fencing and set it on top of...
    CarlyOnline CarlyOnline 18-21, F Apr 16, 2012

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