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    Sticky Thread Master story list

    Since older stories can drop off the radar screen, I decided to post this sticky-thread, so that folks with stories can add them to this "index". Feel free to reply to this thread with the link to your story, accompanied by a brief synopsis of the story-line. Thanks!

    Started by Dennis Olson‎, 05-07-2005 03:05 PM
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    Sticky Thread What YOU can do to get better stories

    To the readers: Would you like to improve the quality of the stories that are available here in the Members Stories forum? If you would then here's what you gotta do. As an author of several stories here in this forum and having read similar comments from other authors here I can tell you...

    Started by A.T.Hagan‎, 05-21-2005 10:26 PM
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    We Interrupt This Program...

    <b>August 01, 2002: 3:34 Eastern Time</b> John Horne set down his coffee cup and once again addressed his screen. No matter how many times he recalculated the new budget there wasn't any escaping the fact that at least one member of the office staff was going to have to be laid off. ...

    Started by A.T.Hagan‎, 07-26-2002 09:28 PM
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  2. Story

    10 Introductions

    Coming Soon !!

    Started by FMJ‎, 12-01-2017 07:15 AM
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  3. Story

    Repent, or Repeat

    The baby in Clora's arms slept quietly as she and Mark knelt on the grass. They were touching shoulder to shoulder and Mark had a possessive arm around Clora. Mark was praying aloud. Thanking God, who by His Grace and Blessing had brought them through another earth shattering crisis. Couple by...

    Started by PacNorWest‎, 02-07-2017 02:25 PM
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    6 My Little .44 Magnum

    My little .44 Magnum I got a job working for the Indiana State Board of Health. My first apposition was in Northern Indiana—a little Slaughterhouse called “Hobart Locker”—though in fact; it was about halfway between Merrillville and Valparaiso, well South of Hobart. (The original Business...

    Started by RVM45‎, 11-15-2011 03:15 PM
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    Today 12:30 AM Go to last post

    6 Mother Almost Shot Me

    Mother almost Shot Me My Uncle Allen, just by coincidence, had the same last name as my Father. He married my Father’s Half-Sister, who up until then did not share my Father’s last name. Back in the ‘50’s Uncle Allen owned a parking lot downtown. He still had it as late as ’61 or...

    Started by RVM45‎, 11-18-2011 05:34 PM
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    Today 12:22 AM Go to last post

    6 Idiot

    Idiot This was late summer, 1985. I was Recently out of the Army--an experience that thoroughly jangled my nerves. Landed a Job in Valparaiso, Ind.--Just about as far from my Evansville home as I could get, and still be in The Nation. They still stuck to the Old Tradition of Dragging Main...

    Started by RVM45‎, 11-30-2011 03:38 PM
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    6 Thicker Than Water

    Another Work in Progress Thicker Than Water Zane was working on a drawing, and was just as happy as if he’d been in his right mind, when someone knocked at his door. Many things might surprise Zane, but there were very few things left in the World of mortal man that would astonish him....

    Started by RVM45‎, 11-26-2011 02:27 PM
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    Trial Balloon for a Story: Wayside Chapter One

    Started by RVM45‎, 06-14-2012 02:19 PM
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    6 Bright

    This is the Beginning of a Science Fiction story that looks as though it may be Horror for awhile, but comes back to Straight SF. Probably won't post anymore until it's done..... Should I decide to continue..... Does it grab y'all? Bright

    Started by RVM45‎, 07-16-2012 03:26 PM
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    6 Calderas

    ..... Prologue There was a time that I didn’t have much effect in the World. Nothing depended on me, and no one looked to me for leadership. Most people would have called me a loser back then. I had never lived any other life; so I didn’t realize just how blessed that I was. Apparently God...

    Started by RVM45‎, 07-21-2011 04:54 PM
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    12-13-2017 02:18 AM Go to last post


    This is the first chapter of a book I wrote. I'd like to know if anyone likes the story and would like me to continue posting it and any constructive criticism is welcome. The story as indicated by the title is about a bad scenario happening just as many of us doomers have talked about. It also...

    Started by dstraito‎, 02-28-2013 03:47 PM
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    dgi, disaster, prepping, tshtf
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    6 "Book"

    Sorry to jump from story to story... Yeah, it annoys me too... Anyway, this is my current project: Book

    Started by RVM45‎, 08-21-2013 03:50 PM
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    12-08-2017 12:44 PM Go to last post
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    Serious Protection

    Serious Protection FMJ (1) Her stomach was growling and she was hungry now because she had neglected to stop at the little diner in town close to Pop’s Garage for dinner. Living on trail mix, vitamins and bottled water, she had gratefully accepted the ice cold bottle of orange soda Pop had...

    Started by FMJ‎, 07-10-2017 11:07 PM
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    12-07-2017 08:34 AM Go to last post

    Mountain Home

    ok folks, be gentle...this is my first attempt to actually sit down and write something. this story is in a very rough form and will be going through several changes at least. feel free to comment in this thread, especially if you see anything glaringly wrong, lol. goes: ...

    Started by Christian for Israel‎, 11-24-2004 06:32 AM
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    11-18-2017 01:02 PM Go to last post
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    Stories of the Great depresion and advice from survivors

    I am not claiming this thread for myself. Anyone who has a Great Depression story or advise from one of it's survivors please feel free the add a chapter. - OGM Conversation With NaNa The smells of turkey wafted through the air and the muted Thanks Giving Day game played on the TV. There was...

    Started by Old Gray Mare‎, 11-26-2015 10:01 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    11-17-2017 03:57 PM Go to last post
  16. Misc

    Kathy in FL update?

    Does anyone have an update on Kathy in FL? How are her parents and her family? How is her diabetes? Thanks, Txliberty

    Started by Txliberty‎, 07-07-2016 12:00 PM
    • Replies: 29
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    11-11-2017 10:34 AM Go to last post

    The Saga of Jake Chapter 1 (or E&E as known elsewhere)

    Chapter 1. Damn it was cold. Jake shivered as he huddled under the fallen Aspen on the side of the mountain. He rubbed his hands together and then cupped them and breathed into them in a vain attempt to warm his hands. The moisture from his breath froze instantly to his mustache and left a cloud...

    Started by Marine‎, 01-25-2006 01:06 PM
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    10-27-2017 01:37 AM Go to last post

    The Rift: Hell Opened - Official story thread

    *Mods please delete the other thread* This chapter has been edited and revised and added to. The Rift: Hell Opened Chapter 1 “Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the United Global Federation.” The announcer spoke boldly into the microphone and then stepped aside as the President...

    Started by Marine‎, 06-03-2007 08:29 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,366
    10-22-2017 04:02 PM Go to last post

    Trail of Vengeance

    Trail of Vengeance Chapter 1 It was a cold morning today. The date was January the twelfth; it was snowing lightly with a slight breeze as I stood before the tombstone again for what must have been the thousandth time. It never got any easier and I still had not been able to come to terms...

    Started by Marine‎, 11-24-2006 04:21 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 6,751
    10-18-2017 02:47 PM Go to last post

    The Storm - Part II of II

    Be sure to see Part I first. The Storm - Part II of II Chapter 7.

    Started by yakjax‎, 12-01-2011 04:35 PM
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    10-13-2017 06:06 PM Go to last post

    The Storm - Part I of II

    This ended up being a little over the 25K character limit so it's in two parts. Depending on how it is received, I'm considering increasing it to a full length novel. So, all feedback will be greatly appreciated...good or bad.TIA The Snow Storm Chapter 1. Late for work again Thomas...

    Started by yakjax‎, 12-01-2011 04:32 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-10-2017 11:00 PM Go to last post
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    New member Introduction- Roguespiderman

    Hey everybody! I'm new to the forum, and I just wanted to introduce myself. I recently (within the last 5 years) have gained any interest in being prepared for natural disasters every since I found out that my home of Memphis is right on top a giant fault line (New Madrid). I thought I would...

    Started by Roguespiderman‎, 09-20-2017 11:04 PM
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    09-23-2017 10:25 PM Go to last post
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    4 New PAW fiction Fire From the Sky now available

    Fire From the Sky, the first book in my new PAW series, went on sale yesterday. I have had numerous requests that I get 'back' to PAW somewhere along the line, and so I have. This was a project I worked on for about two years off and on, making no telling how many changes along the way. Unlike...

    Started by bad_karma00‎, 05-19-2017 11:46 PM
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    09-21-2017 10:52 AM Go to last post
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    FMJ An orbital observation platform running in autonomous mode detected movement in the allegedly neutralized zone and pinpointed a wrecked command post as the most likely source. Drone observation of the command post in visible light could not confirm the orbital platform data but long...

    Started by FMJ‎, 06-15-2017 04:39 PM
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    Overthrown Series, by Day Late

    Day Late was considering more books for this series. I wanted to re-read before taking off into new ones. Here is an index of the first six if anybody wants to catch up too. Book 1...

    Started by Millwright‎, 09-13-2014 12:10 AM
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    09-08-2017 07:49 AM Go to last post

    The Carpenter Papers, Volume 1: The Approaching Storm

    The Carpenter Papers, Volume 1: The Approaching Storm Forward A Forward by Walter Stone Hines, Professor of History, History Department Chair, The New Yadkin College, Yadkin College, North Carolina In a world still recovering from the effects of the Second Dark Age, you may wonder how...

    Started by The Freeholder‎, 10-07-2005 11:29 PM
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    09-03-2017 10:56 AM Go to last post

    The Destroyer

    1. Summer was a burning blade rippling through the streets of Manhattan. It made ovens out of the tenements in Harlem and mocked the struggling window units that dotted their brick facades. Perspiration coated the nameless faces that passed beneath the open mesh of Mallorie Ortiz’s fire escape....

    Started by Kritter‎, 12-23-2013 08:43 AM
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    08-31-2017 07:13 AM Go to last post
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    The Box

    This is a bit of a different type of story in an apocalyptic vein. Comments and reviews are welcome. The Box FMJ Chapter 1 The call informing me of the death of my maternal grandfather was not unexpected. Although he was reclusive, the family had known that he was in poor health...

    Started by FMJ‎, 04-15-2017 06:00 PM
    • Replies: 36
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    08-14-2017 05:21 AM Go to last post
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    Master Lincoln and Goliath

    This is a short tale about the incredible power of the imagination of youth..... Master Lincoln and Goliath FMJ Goliath was a pure bred palomino stallion with a chestnut coat, a long white mane,...

    Started by FMJ‎, 06-17-2017 02:17 AM
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    08-13-2017 10:14 PM Go to last post
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    The Challenge

    The Challenge FMJ The dreadnought class star-ship, U.S.S. Ticonderoga was only six months subjective time out from Charon’s world of Alpha Centauri on a four year extended tour of duty at high light velocity and tensions were running...

    Started by FMJ‎, 06-15-2017 04:19 PM
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    08-04-2017 10:14 PM Go to last post
  31. Story

    6 Sample Chapter My Newest Story

    Friends, I haven’t quit writing. I’m just not coming up with anything that I feel is worth keeping. I just spent a week in the hospital with cellulitis and septicemia. It was a bummed-out experience. Anyway, they found some sort of growths on both my kidneys. They might be benign, but...

    Started by RVM45‎, 07-06-2017 11:16 PM
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    08-04-2017 10:00 PM Go to last post
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    Encounter FMJ One rule that I have tried to follow is to never discuss business in the presence of strangers. The risk is just too great when your customers always pay in gold. But it was just a little slip. It might have been the wine that flowed a little too freely over the meal or maybe...

    Started by FMJ‎, 07-10-2017 11:10 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    08-04-2017 09:52 PM Go to last post
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    12 The Errand

    The Errand FMJ “Honey? Would you do me a favor?” she asked using those eyes that I simply cannot resist. “Sure, honey. What do you need?” I asked desperately trying to stay coherent while gazing directly into her eyes. “Well I don’t want to bother you if you’re busy,” she purred using...

    Started by FMJ‎, 07-25-2017 08:59 PM
    • Replies: 26
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    08-04-2017 08:56 PM Go to last post
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    Designers FMJ Chapter 1 Comments and reviews are welcome. We always suspected that the machine would kill us all eventually. Some died quickly in falls or electrocutions; others were accidentally exposed to terrible energies that burned while they lingered in agony for days or weeks. ...

    Started by FMJ‎, 04-16-2017 02:00 PM
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    07-27-2017 08:18 PM Go to last post
  35. Story

    Memorial Day

    On the fireplace mantel sits an eclectic assembly of photographs, people smiling from pictures taken from various decades and occasions. On the corner of the mantel is the picture of an old man. His sharp eyes smile out from the picture in contrast to the feebleness of the aging body framing...

    Started by Old Gray Mare‎, 05-30-2016 05:44 PM
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    06-20-2017 06:18 PM Go to last post
  36. Story

    Fresh Meat

    Fresh Meat FMJ There were a few more than usual but about the same mix. The players change but the program remains the same. Ragged, underfed and forlorn; they kept to the shadows surrounding the circle of light outside the gate. Uneasy in groups, they cast fearful glances at one another as...

    Started by FMJ‎, 04-16-2017 01:48 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,803
    05-14-2017 01:23 PM Go to last post
  37. Story

    It Just Started Making This Strange Noise

    The setting is a small town in northern Nevada . . . about 100 years from now. Reviews and comments are welcome. It Just Started Making This Strange Noise FMJ Miniature dust devils whirled down the road in the midday heat coming off the softening asphalt gathering and moving anything...

    Started by FMJ‎, 04-17-2017 11:11 AM
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 3,320
    05-01-2017 09:56 AM Go to last post
  38. Misc

    New book (s)

    Several people had asked me to post a message here when my next Parno novel was available. Parno's Gambit, #3 in the Black Sheep series, will be available to the public next Friday, March 10. It's available for pre-order now I'm told, as well. ...

    Started by bad_karma00‎, 03-03-2017 07:38 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 3,479
    04-27-2017 08:39 PM Go to last post
  39. Story

    Old Houses

    This is a short story to introduce a series called, strangely enough, Old Houses. Old Houses Intro FMJ Old houses talk of bygone days. They creak when they sway in the wind as their heavy wooden timbers flex. The rain and humidity makes their proud dark woodwork expand and contract...

    Started by FMJ‎, 04-15-2017 09:13 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,601
    04-17-2017 07:13 PM Go to last post
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    Algebra - short story

    Algebra The sounds of the game in the head set didn’t mask Mom’s footsteps in the hall. Her steps stopped at my bedroom door and I hit the computer key that brought up the screen with my Algebra homework. She knocked as she barged into my room, polite and rude at the same time. “Cliff? How’s...

    Started by Old Gray Mare‎, 01-19-2017 12:25 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 4,071
    04-16-2017 12:17 PM Go to last post

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