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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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    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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    [QUESTION] Name/Purpose of SIG

    I realize that most of the interest in this SIG is bound to be the unfolding of original stories, written by our members. The original question about the SIG called this a "literature" SIG rather than "Member's stories." Literature would include poetry as well as prose. Question: Is...

    Started by Mountain Mike‎, 10-24-2002 06:01 PM
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    10-25-2002 11:38 AM Go to last post

    just a thought

    Don't know where this belongs. I just wanted to write it. I look, but cannot find, A shadow to be. For light has not found Itís place to be. Echoes that should never be heard Because sound itís concept, quite absurd.

    Started by Quinn‎, 11-06-2002 10:56 PM
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    11-06-2002 10:56 PM Go to last post

    In the beginning.

    These short stories were written before 2000. In order to have a survival story, there must be something to survive. While built around Y2-k, I actually used an economic collapse for my scenario. Lots of interesting things were happening in the time before Y2-k, that most people never bothered to...

    Started by old bear‎, 11-23-2002 10:29 AM
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    11-23-2002 04:36 PM Go to last post


    Okay I'll confess, I forgot I started that. Now I stand before you humbled & awed. I do that a lot anyway, but you should still be proud. Now I'm a mediocre hack at best with keyboard or pen. But you, you sir, (or madam), are inspiringly DREADFUL. I mean it truly takes brilliant wit to write...

    Started by CanadaSue‎, 03-08-2003 04:53 PM
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    03-13-2003 07:37 PM Go to last post

    A new 'group grope'

    Okay, let's all have it. Follow Dennis' "rules". Cheif curmudgeons can be snotty when riled. The idea is to write as "bad" a story as we can manage here... It was a dark & stormy night. From the throes of an empassioned dream, Sarah awoke; pulse thready from the uncertainty of knowing if she was...

    Started by CanadaSue‎, 10-22-2002 06:19 PM
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    03-16-2003 04:07 PM Go to last post

    Another great chapter!

    Good job, Alan. I just finished yesterday's installment. A couple comments: at the conclusion of the chapter, you bring up the source of the big fire--Union Street Station. Then in the following few sentences on how the fire started. A suggestion: for fleshing-out purposes, is Union Street...

    Started by tsherry‎, 03-17-2003 01:12 AM
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    03-17-2003 01:12 AM Go to last post

    Road Rage? Who, Me?

    <b>Mom, You've got Road Rage!</b> <i>* AUTHORS NOTE: This article is intended to take a humorous look at a very serious problem that we all have experienced at one time or another. Whether you are on the receiving end or dishing it out, I'm sure you will be able to relate. A little more common...

    Started by flwrldy‎, 12-02-2002 05:28 PM
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    03-31-2003 10:14 PM Go to last post

    [Review] "Unintended Consequences" by John Ross

    Unintended Consequences by John Ross Hardcover: 863 pages Publisher: Accurate Press; ; (January 1996) ISBN: 1888118040 While not about survival per se, this book does discuss many issues relevant to "Time Bomb"'s mission, including politics, tactics, and the philosophy behind the use of...

    Started by StMarc‎, 04-10-2003 06:29 PM
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    04-10-2003 07:22 PM Go to last post

    [Review] The Trigger Effect (Movie)

    The Trigger Effect (1996) Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Elisabeth Shue, See more Director: David Koepp Encoding: Region 1 Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen Rated: R Not for sale to persons under age 18. Studio: Universal Studios ASIN: B00000IQW8 (also available on VHS)

    Started by StMarc‎, 04-10-2003 06:53 PM
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    04-10-2003 08:45 PM Go to last post

    My dog's eyes...


    Started by Satanta‎, 04-18-2003 04:05 AM
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    04-21-2003 09:41 AM Go to last post

    [Review] Full Faith and Credit

    Full Faith & Credit: A Novel About Financial Collapse by James R. Cook Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: Blue Book Pubns; (March 1, 2000) ISBN: 1886768498 Summary: Richie Stenquist, a commodities trader, thinks he knows something the rest of the world doesn't know - yet. As stocks...

    Started by StMarc‎, 04-23-2003 09:50 AM
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    04-23-2003 09:50 AM Go to last post

    Thank you!! to all our authors

    I just wanted to say a general "thank you!!" to all the members who have graciously shared their talents on this forum. I have enjoyed, and still am,each and every story from the "old timers" to those who have just posted their first stories on here. Here's a round of applause for each of you!

    Started by Deena in GA‎, 04-29-2003 10:33 AM
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    04-29-2003 10:33 AM Go to last post

    What I did for 2 hours this morning....

    I haven't written anything in a while. My Godess suggested I start writing again as an exercise. Now shes mad cause I don't go to bed anymore. I have never written anything seen by eyes outside my claimed tribe of friends and family. I write for fun not for profit.....yet. ...

    Started by GILTRIC‎, 04-27-2003 02:20 PM
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    05-18-2003 03:35 PM Go to last post

    Posting tonight...

    Sorry, it's been a bit hectic the last couple of days, so I've not had time to do more work. Spent most of today doing a 'run around the hospital for tests' with DH & am fighting another fricking mouth abcess myself. Easy to deal with but... OWIE! Working on next chapter now. Please...

    Started by CanadaSue‎, 03-19-2003 05:59 PM
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    06-05-2003 11:10 PM Go to last post

    When Did I Last Tell Her I Love Her?

    When did I last tell her I love her? I lit another cigarette, took a deep drag, remembered I was in a non-smoking area and crushed it out. I canít believe this is happening. Was this my fault? Do they remember Iím out here?

    Started by Cowardly Lion‎, 06-12-2003 03:42 PM
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    06-12-2003 03:42 PM Go to last post

    End of the Season

    End of the Season I could see the tears of frustration and anger in their eyes as they left the court, and I wondered what magical words I would come up with that could take away the sting of losing the state championship match this afternoon. It had been a long and rough season. Not quite...

    Started by Cowardly Lion‎, 06-12-2003 03:30 PM
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    06-12-2003 07:52 PM Go to last post


    We were in the house-the three of us. Myself and the teenage boy and the old woman. Her husband had been there-was there but where? We had to find him before it was too late. The urgency was pressing like an intangible wall. The boy and I hurried the old woman outside to shelter in my...

    Started by Satanta‎, 06-12-2003 12:19 AM
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    06-13-2003 12:36 AM Go to last post

    Save the Last Dance for Me

    Save The Last Dance For Me He caught her eye across the room, and winked. She smiled shyly and returned her attention to her drink. "Well, Ernie, what are you waiting for?" he asked himself. "An engraved invitation?" Then the self-talk began, all of the doubts, fears and insecurities...

    Started by Cowardly Lion‎, 06-12-2003 03:37 PM
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    06-13-2003 04:58 PM Go to last post


    I had walked my freind home. Watched as she slogged through the mud going up her driveway to her lighted and warm house. I made my way back to head to where I had parked my Jeep. The clouds hung low and ominous making it seem three hours later in the day than it was. Everything was wet but...

    Started by Satanta‎, 06-30-2003 12:28 AM
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    06-30-2003 12:28 AM Go to last post

    Okay, breaktime...

    Anybody still reading the chronciles of Tom... I may need to take part of tomorrow off. I woke up with the 'headache from hell' & it just won't quit. Feels like a serious "Been reading too much TB war related stuff" stress headache & I've been fighting the urge to heave all day. Sorry about...

    Started by CanadaSue‎, 03-14-2003 08:41 PM
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    07-05-2003 02:20 AM Go to last post



    Started by Satanta‎, 07-05-2003 04:34 AM
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    07-05-2003 04:34 AM Go to last post


    Permission is granted to reproduce this story in any form, in whole or in part, with or without the autho'r's name, which you don't know anyway ;=D You can send me some money if you think you should, but I won't be holding my breath. MOOSE TURD PIE by SmartAZ At one time, someone had to...

    Started by SmartAZ‎, 07-17-2003 05:33 PM
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    07-18-2003 03:13 AM Go to last post

    Ya want intellectual? I'll give ya intellectual!

    Permission is granted to quote all or part yada yada ... Vegas by SmartAZ The year was 1989. I had a van, lots of money, and lots of time, so I was driving around the country doing things I had always wanted to try. One of those things was playing poker in Vegas. Mind you, I had not...

    Started by SmartAZ‎, 07-19-2003 01:07 AM
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    07-19-2003 01:07 AM Go to last post

    Fishing story

    I was sitting on the bank fishing one cool morning. When I saw a tug on my line. I jumped to my feet, and grabbed my pole. My heart was pounding, and I stared at the line in the water. Looking at the end of the pole I saw no movement. The fish was gone, so I sat back down and waited. After a few...

    Started by gonewacky‎, 07-20-2003 05:41 AM
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    07-20-2003 03:45 PM Go to last post

    Even MORE intellectual

    Stereochemistry: An Heuristically Systematized Polysyllabic Excursion Illustrating The Influence Of Greek And Latin On The Sciences by SmartAZ December, 1997 Louie Pasteur discovered something, studying grains of crystal. He saw left and right enantiomorphs, and Louie said "Now this'll

    Started by SmartAZ‎, 07-21-2003 02:38 PM
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    07-21-2003 02:38 PM Go to last post

    CanadaSues Day Off!

    Canada Sue was fed up! She decided it was time to take a break from her computer and step into the real world for a while. As she stretched and straightened all the kinks out of her back she heard a sound on her front porch- what could it be?! Gathering her nerve she rose from her chair- and headed...

    Started by lisa‎, 07-26-2003 07:39 PM
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    07-28-2003 11:30 AM Go to last post

    [Review] "The New Madrid Run" and "The Rift"

    I'm posting my reviews of "The Rift" and "The New Madrid Run" as a single thread because they're kinda sorta related, and also because you might try to decide between the two of them as they both *look* like they're about similar things. They aren't, but that's not obvious until you read the books....

    Started by StMarc‎, 04-10-2003 06:26 PM
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    08-18-2003 06:19 PM Go to last post

    Doomer Fiction

    I'd like to know who all might be interested in your writing being published in a compilation of "Doomer Fiction". Thx

    Started by dieseltrooper‎, 08-19-2003 08:34 PM
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    08-20-2003 05:32 AM Go to last post

    Black Seal: Lord of the Space Pirates Commentary

    "The most brilliant novel of our era" - Norman Mailer "I demand the movie rights!" - George Lucas "The best animated film work from an amazing novel we have ever done. " - Steve Jobs, CEO Pixar "Truely, a story for the ages" - Tom Clancy "A masterpiece!" - The New York Review

    Started by Black Seal‎, 08-21-2003 12:57 AM
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    08-21-2003 04:02 PM Go to last post

    [Continue The Story] Black Seal: Lord Of The Space Pirates!

    Another ransacking successfully completed! Those poor Meladornian traders didn't stand a chance! Black Seal: Lord of the Space Pirates :arg: stepped into the decompression chamber of his ultimate space fighter, the BDA35. His cargo holds over flowing with the days bounty: The finest Splenarium...

    Started by Black Seal‎, 08-20-2003 08:19 PM
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    08-23-2003 08:45 PM Go to last post

    Mourning Nibbles

    I wrote most of this in a PM to a dear friend and member here and I felt it would make a good story. So, here it is ... Oh, she is/was a tiny flying squirrel ... It worked for a while. She was still in her nest box sleeping and would come out at night to eat and play. It stopped working a few...

    Started by Maiden‎, 08-28-2003 06:23 AM
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    08-28-2003 06:56 AM Go to last post

    Harold's Winning Pitch

    Harold's Winning Pitch (a child's story about the continued adventures of Harold and Martha, an elderly couple) By Maiden "Let's go, Harold," said Martha. "The big sale is beginning at the shopping mall. I want to get there early before everything is picked over." "Just like a woman," Harold...

    Started by Maiden‎, 08-28-2003 07:24 AM
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    08-28-2003 07:24 AM Go to last post

    BriHard's Saga

    Yeah, he's an LOTR fan, but his favorite poetry is Kipling - go figure. I love the 'strong women' theme. Granted - the other 3 members of his project group were young ladies - lol. I don't like this style - too ponderous for my liking but the assignment was to stay as close to the conventions of...

    Started by CanadaSue‎, 08-28-2003 01:57 PM
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    08-28-2003 01:57 PM Go to last post

    When Did I Become a 10 Foot Truck?

    With apologies to the late,great,Johnny Cash. Probably an easy man to know. Hum this to anything that may fit. Not "I Walk the Line". I tried it and it dont fit. When Did I Become A 10 Foot Truck? Well I bought me a truck just the other day, Wasnt bran' new,but hey what...

    Started by timbo‎, 09-20-2003 10:53 PM
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    09-24-2003 12:00 AM Go to last post

    Hummmm that let's that out

    I had contemplated on posting my novel here (as I compleye chapters). How ever, the finish (intended work) will be book-lenth. So it would be too long for the stated desired lenths. Oh well, there are other sites (I think) that will allow book-lenth stories - (GRIN) it ought to be an...

    Started by The Flying Dutchman‎, 11-06-2003 05:19 AM
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    11-12-2003 11:15 PM Go to last post

    Notions of a Bicycle

    another from huntersdada's dada........... The heat here in my present world is puzzling. I have become stagnant like the dark air around me. My parts are starting to emit a mix of strong odors. My fresh red seems sharp and pungent. This scent is mildly irritating, but in a pleasing...

    Started by huntersdada‎, 12-13-2003 05:35 PM
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    12-13-2003 05:35 PM Go to last post

    Are the currently unfinished stories dead?

    Will we ever find out what happens in South FL? Or at the ais station? Or to the old farts drafted into the spec ops team? Inquiring minds want to know. Those were some good stories gents. it would be a shame for them to fade away unfinished. Can you hook a brother up? On man, I'm jonseing bad....

    Started by Libertarian‎, 10-22-2003 07:54 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    01-29-2004 07:20 PM Go to last post

    Winds of winter

    The Winds of Winter Life did not end in the urban areas after the collapse. Even with the mass exodus, urban dwellers still out numbered the rural folks. Some animals have sharp fangs, others large claws, still others the gift of flight, or great speed in running or swimming. Man has...

    Started by old bear‎, 02-07-2004 02:02 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 3,278
    02-07-2004 11:34 PM Go to last post

    Birth of a raider.

    Written before Y2-K did not happen, this short story was supposed to make people think about how easy it might be for some people to cross the "line" under stress, and how unprepared others might be for this. Birth of a Raider Three men, their faces showing several days growth of beard sat...

    Started by old bear‎, 10-30-2002 12:07 AM
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    02-07-2004 11:50 PM Go to last post

    survival. Urban ?

    The Girl and the Ninja Ellen looked out of the kitchen window of her parent's house and stared into the drizzling Oregon rain. "At 23 I ought to be on my own, or even married," she thought with some despair. She sometimes wondered why she was "different.Ē The other young girls never seemed to have...

    Started by old bear‎, 11-01-2002 01:20 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 4,470
    02-14-2004 10:32 AM Go to last post

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