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    A Ghost Story - When I was a child,I loved to spend time with my grand parents in the country,on the outskirts of a small village. Staying there,I was taken back in time,no mod...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 3 Responses Apr 19, 2013

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    Single. "You say it as if it were a death sentence," She murmured playfully, swiping a strand of jet black hair behind her ear. The girl sat there, cross-legged, innocuously...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 56-60, M Apr 6

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    Through A Glass Darkly. - As often as she could,she would escape from the oppressive atmosphere of her family,where constant cricticism was meted out,where not a word of...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 4 Responses May 12, 2013

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    Two Ships Her pearls. That is what he noticed first. A glistening string of white droplets falling down the front of her faded sweatshirt. Discordant and yet interesting. A...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F Jan 26

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    ''to Smile Miss,to Smile'' - Once again,Emily had to walk so far without anyone to know.She just felt she had to go far.As it was almost morning Emily felt a bit tired and wanted...
    amysangels amysangels 22-25, F 15 Responses Feb 12, 2010

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    Here is my attempt at surrealism; I stand reticent and beholden to a world full of demons. They haunt me, day and night they cloud my being and whisper in my ear “you are ours...
    passion4writing passion4writing 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 16, 2013

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    I recently launched my website for my writing career. On it, you can find my stories, poetry, scripts, and essays. I also have a blog on it about writing and being a writer...
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 36-40, M Mar 20

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    A Reprieve. - The man living next door to Donna was the neighbour from hell! He was a squat, bald headed little man,top heavy in the shoulders,persistantly belligerent,you could...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 7 Responses Jun 23, 2013

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    Unique Words - Something we all do. Some people more than others.  Some do it louder than what's needed.  Some do it too soft to comprehend. Some of us start later than others...
    joyceluvsjames joyceluvsjames 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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    The Dark Room - Alone, he stood in the middle of the room. Surrounded by dark walls with nothing but a dim light bulb hanging from the ceiling right above him. Blankly staring at...
    CelinaTheLost CelinaTheLost 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 27, 2013

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    My first fictional story. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.                                            The Jacket It was in the middle...
    LaurenJFisher LaurenJFisher 22-25 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Travel unburdens the soul they say. However there was a woman in a train station on a destination she did not know. She beheld the ticket in her trembling hand with the city...
    passion4writing passion4writing 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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    The Principal's Room "YOUNG MAN, SIT DOWN NOW!!!!" Bobby was trying to get his pencil from the top of the filing cabinet. "B--" "No. Buts. Sit. Down. NOW...
    NFDenmark NFDenmark 18-21, M Feb 7

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    The Child. - Annette had lived in Brazil for quite a few years now,she was a professor of Arts at the university of Sao Paulo,well in her forties and living alone in a small house...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 8 Responses Jul 4, 2013

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    The Hunter - He crouched quietly in the cool shadows of the evening, observing her gentle and precise movements as she began to make her way home. He watched, noticing the careful...
    Hongruilin Hongruilin 31-35, F 8 Responses Dec 12, 2012

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    I walked among you. I was once there. But you did not see me. You asked me to speak, I spoke but you still could not see me. I looked to see what it was I needed to do, to become...
    jeresey jeresey 56-60, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    The Aftermath Dirty water rushing by with various pieces of people's shattered lives interspersed. A once colorful pillow, now stained brown and lumpish, a child's highchair...
    SweetKiester SweetKiester 36-40, F Mar 14

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    A Chance Encounter. - Sally loved her quiet times,away fom the hustles and bustles of her job as an executive.When not working she took long walks through the streets of New York...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 3 Responses Apr 27, 2013

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    The Road To Nowhere - The following story was written for entertainment purposes only. It is a fictional work derived from the mind of the writer and in no way should be taken as a...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 9, 2011

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    Bird Brain -   One thing I have come to know, from my experiences on Ward 12, is a bit about the way the brain works. When we think a thought, a kind of chemical soup...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 5 Responses Dec 14, 2009

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    Hello Darkness My Old Friend - It wasn’t fear so much as feeling unsettled. It was as if things were just slight out of kilter; warped, even. He lay there, staring at nothing, as...
    CuriousNomad CuriousNomad 46-50, M 6 Responses Mar 29, 2013

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    Hunter Pt. 1 - It's late at night and I'm walking down an empty street. I'm being followed by a dark van at a distance. As I round the corner I'm pulled against the brick between a...
    FireQueen10 FireQueen10 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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    Our New Neighbours. - When the old man next door passed away in a nursing home,his son who had inherited his house soon renovated it and then sold it. The old man had been living...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 7 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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    I love to write erotica. I write short stories and poetry, but keep it pretty much under wraps. I post in a few sites and love to hear people's feedback though. I love the idea of...
    BlondieYTZ BlondieYTZ 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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    Fever: MB It was early when you let yourself out. Maybe it was too early in the morning, or maybe it was just too soon. Maybe there's no difference at all. You didn't stop to say...
    showusyoursouls showusyoursouls 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    The sun slowly set, casting the city in a deep pink light. For a second Skip could almost forget the day's events. Could almost pretend that everything was the way it was supposed...
    IdleFox IdleFox 22-25, F Dec 19, 2013

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    My parents are writers so I grew up writing short stories. They're not very good yet, but I'm hoping to improve. I'm into Sci-fi and fantasy.
    RubyEvanescence RubyEvanescence 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    *Randy, The Dancing Machine - ~FYI:  Spacing on EP is a little strange today hence the weird spacing...
    joyceluvsjames joyceluvsjames 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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    This is a story about a criminal; I stuck up a couple who were quite drunk in an alleyway near the center of town at around 2 am. They were a good target for they had been laughing...
    passion4writing passion4writing 22-25, M Jan 1

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    A religious experience: A man walked into my room today with long hair and ragged clothes. He was not invited or had I ever seen him before. However, his demeanor was so calm and...
    passion4writing passion4writing 22-25, M Dec 26, 2013

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    Like fire, she illuminated in his smile. Like fire she burned, disappeared.
    Heuristic Heuristic 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I loved reading scary stories when I was younger, the scarier the better. I began writing short stories when I decided that the scary stories I was reading weren't scary enough...
    FaeFamous FaeFamous 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    The hill was tall and seemed endless. She was shaky, like a calf who is learning for the first time to walk. Her legs wobbled and knocked together, it felt so wrong, but it was a...
    lildragon3333 lildragon3333 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    One Man's Lonliness - He sits there, waiting. His heart yearning for her to come. She rarely does. He know she is with another, laughing, touching. He lights another cigarette. He...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Oct 13, 2011

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    The Legend Of Lushiro (Part One) - The wind would flow outwards flowing over his prominent blondish gold spiky hair with long bangs that recede down his face, his eyes reflecting...
    Lushiro Lushiro 18-21, M 6 Responses Jun 12, 2012

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    Remember Me - When I had a day off work,I liked to visit quiet places in the town where I lived,tucked away from the bustle and the noise. One of these places was a well known...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 7 Responses Apr 29, 2013

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    Chapter One “Bam!” a rock hit against my window, from the sound of it nearly shattering it into thousands of pieces. I sighed before standing up from my work desk with the...
    mysteryteen mysteryteen 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2013

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    The Gateway. - Peter was a quiet child,who made friends easily.He was a plump boy,his eyesight not so good,so he wore National Heath spectacles,which never flattered anyone.His...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 3 Responses May 15, 2013

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    Hey this is my first post, so dig it pops! This is my hybrid mind-child, mine, so don't copy and paste it somewhere else. Anyway I don't have title for this yet, but right now it's...
    kingkongfranke20 kingkongfranke20 18-21, M Jan 5

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    living up to the stereotype Dark skin, only seen in the light Weather ghetto or classy She still seems to be sassy Striving to look European In any of the seasons Strong black...
    Bach13 Bach13 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 12

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    Okay- so I entered a short story contest a while back, nothing big, no prizes or anything, just recognition. Anyway, I haven't written a short story in a long time and could use...
    Owlmaid Owlmaid 22-25, F Feb 6

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    Claudy,An Old Flame. - Ever since I was a child I had flashbacks of tall trees and dense forests,of oxen teams pulling logs through rough terrains.These memories,because it was...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 4 Responses Jun 6, 2013

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    Terminus -   It wasn’t much to begin with –just a thread: two strands of fibre spiralling together to make one- but in time it could have grown, could have become...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 6 Responses Dec 12, 2009

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    The Night She Came Back - Standing there naked, he shut off the hot tap. The thought of a hot bath made him feel content. The realities of life would return but for now he would...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 9, 2011

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    A Forlorn Hope The captain stood before his company looking up at the banner of the Red Wolves dancing in the sun behind his troops. He recalled the pride he had felt when he was...
    SumLupus SumLupus 22-25, M Feb 16

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    A Very Important Detail. -  The Bible was written by MEN with an agenda and not by GOD.
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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    Trigger: MB His heart was in the right place when he agreed to kill me, but now that the moment is here, I'm not sure he's going to be able to follow through with it. But I am here...
    showusyoursouls showusyoursouls 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I watched as he lay helplessly on the bathroom floor, His arms bleeding relentlessly, his body spasms slowing down. The last hour was most likely the most horrific I have ever...
    laney850 laney850 18-21, F Mar 7

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    Here’s a little story I wrote way back in 9th grade. That was more than twenty years ago. I’m amazed that I still have this story in my computer! The Shaman The wind blew...
    FriendlyBryan FriendlyBryan 41-45, M Feb 4

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    The Corner of Westview and Haley It was a long day at work. The oil rigs were ruthless. Just today two men were sent to the hospital with neck injuries and blunt force trauma...
    Creed1334 Creed1334 18-21, M Dec 19, 2013

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    Does the anti-government militias make good villains? I am really fed up with them.
    InFiDeL0020 InFiDeL0020 26-30, M Jan 30

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    I have always been a writer from a very young age and I used it as a form of expression. To write scenarios I was thinking but could not voice. I am a firm believe in this as its...
    AX5625 AX5625 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 28

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