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    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
    • Replies: 25
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    10-27-2017 01:37 AM Go to last post
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    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: 2,784
    10-22-2017 04:02 PM Go to last post
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    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: 7,168
    10-18-2017 02:47 PM Go to last post
  4.  

    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
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 6,776
    10-13-2017 06:06 PM Go to last post
  5.  

    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
    • Views: 4,106
    10-10-2017 11:00 PM Go to last post
  6. Misc

    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
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,095
    09-23-2017 10:25 PM Go to last post
  7. Misc

    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
    rcsar
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 7,775
    09-08-2017 07:49 AM Go to last post
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    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
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 35,198
    09-03-2017 10:56 AM Go to last post
  9. Story

    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
    • Views: 5,035
    08-14-2017 05:21 AM Go to last post
  10. Story

    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
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,331
    08-13-2017 10:14 PM Go to last post
  11. Story

    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
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 2,589
    08-04-2017 10:14 PM Go to last post
  12. 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
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,444
    08-04-2017 10:00 PM Go to last post
  13. Story

    Encounter

    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
    • Views: 2,781
    08-04-2017 09:52 PM Go to last post
  14. Story

    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
    • Views: 2,281
    08-04-2017 08:56 PM Go to last post
  15. 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
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 8,980
    06-20-2017 06:18 PM Go to last post
  16. 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: 3,103
    05-14-2017 01:23 PM Go to last post
  17. 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: 3,707
    05-01-2017 09:56 AM Go to last post
  18. 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: 3,721
    04-27-2017 08:39 PM Go to last post
  19. 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: 2,822
    04-17-2017 07:13 PM Go to last post
  20. Story

    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: 4,306
    04-16-2017 12:17 PM Go to last post
  21. Story

    Listen

    Hi all - here is a non-historical story I am mulling about and would appreciate your comments. ****************************************************************** Listen children to a story That was written long ago… I had learned to listen to the still quiet voice - the one in my mind...

    Started by Lake Lili‎, 10-07-2014 10:39 AM
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 318
    • Views: 90,263
    03-11-2017 03:00 PM Go to last post
  22. Story

    Neighbors

    Smith hobbled rather than walked from his car to the church doors. To walk as able-bodied others did had been taken from him years before by diabetes, gout, and sedentary habits he lacked the willpower to break. It was all he could do to shuffle forward, one minuscule step after another, as he...

    Started by fporretto‎, 02-04-2017 05:33 AM
    christianity, neighbors
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 4,275
    02-05-2017 03:06 AM Go to last post
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    Sailor Sam

    This is something that has been running around in my head for a while. If you would like to see more, let me know. Sailor Sam by Fastback65 Chapter 1 The sun reflecting off the water on to Sam’s tanned neck, finally got the best of him. Between the fiberglass dust and the sweat and...

    Started by fastback08‎, 12-20-2015 11:28 PM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 251
    • Views: 76,523
    01-27-2017 08:11 AM Go to last post
  24. Comments

    List of Kathy in FL completed stories?

    I am an avid reader of TB PAW stories! I found them after the squirrel dropped theirs. TB has many excellent writers and I have read many of them including Kathy in FL. I know and have her blog site booked marked but is there a current list of her completed stories? I know a few women I think who...

    Started by prep4four‎, 06-08-2014 02:56 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 79
    • Views: 30,488
    01-25-2017 05:59 AM Go to last post
  25.  

    The Kid

    This is a little something I started a few weeks ago. I still don't know if I'll add to it or not. It can stand on it's own, I think, or it can also be the start of a larger story. Either way, I decided to share it with you guys. Happy Holidays! Bad ********** They were finished.

    Started by bad_karma00‎, 11-27-2012 12:17 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 104
    • Views: 42,568
    01-12-2017 04:12 AM Go to last post
  26.  

    List of stories from somewhere else

    There have been several posts over the last few months of people wanting help to find the name of a story from the old fiction section at FS. Well, I decided to see if I could find the names of those stories since I knew which ones they were talking about but the name was at the tip of my tongue. ...

    Started by ladymist95‎, 04-17-2012 06:44 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 7,432
    01-04-2017 04:59 PM Go to last post
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    For those hungry(former)squirrels!

    I dont know if this has been posted here before,but I've seen posts of former squirrels looking for the fiction that was at F£Ù&@l §qui££Œl's before being pulled. http://web.archive.org/web/20071021053129/http://frugalsquirrels.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=forum;f=64 Matt

    Started by goinpostal‎, 04-13-2012 01:07 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 7,995
    01-04-2017 04:11 PM Go to last post
  28. Story

    Over the River and Through the Woods

    #1 Mark put one foot in front of the other. The journey started, for there was no other way to reach home. Vaguely, he knew it was 2700 miles to North Carolina, and that was where he was determined to go. As a reasonably fit man for his age, he figured on ten miles a day, working up to fifteen...

    Started by PacNorWest‎, 08-19-2016 03:12 PM
    31 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 31
    • Replies: 1,222
    • Views: 159,829
    12-15-2016 08:07 AM Go to last post
  29. Story

    The Reluctant Anarchist Chapter-1

    Martin walked down the crowded street not really paying any attention to the other Winter Break shoppers as they scurried past each other on their self-absorbed mission of consumerism. He’d already spent far too many credits and pretty much burned up what was left of his salary advance for the...

    Started by ShadowMan‎, 08-13-2016 03:00 AM
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 12,362
    11-23-2016 07:00 PM Go to last post
  30.  

    Radar's Rainbow

    This is something I wrote a few years ago after a friend lost a beloved dog. She was looking for something for her children who'd never suffered the loss of a pet. I lost this, kept trying to find it then today, decides to sit down & rewrite the danged thing. *** Radar’s Rainbow Radar...

    Started by CanadaSue‎, 07-28-2003 02:45 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 9,425
    11-22-2016 11:53 PM Go to last post
  31. Misc

    FREE BOOK TOMORROW

    Some time tomorrow, my latest book, Stormcrow, which is a sci-fi novel, will be offered for free on Amazon by my publisher. I don't think he's advertising it, but I am. If you read my 'Shade' fanfiction, the know that Stormcrow is the character that Shade was based on. He finally has his own...

    Started by bad_karma00‎, 03-27-2016 01:56 PM
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 12,750
    11-22-2016 05:09 PM Go to last post
  32. Misc

    Parno's Company has been released on Amazon

    Several people here on Timebomb have asked me about Parno's Company, a novel that I had posted the opening chapters of on my Wordpress blog, wishing to know if it was going to be published, and if so, when. Parno's Company was released today on Amazon, and this is a link to the page. For those...

    Started by bad_karma00‎, 01-09-2015 01:25 AM
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 11,292
    11-08-2016 04:37 AM Go to last post
  33. Story

    6 The Dead Girl Band

    It's been three years since I last posted in the members' story section. I have not been idle in real life tho' I can tell you that. In short: I've given up "God in his Mercy" for now. Yeah, it was a great idea but then real life came barging in that was the end. However, as a lover of a...

    Started by minkykat‎, 08-20-2016 02:31 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 8,364
    11-05-2016 07:12 PM Go to last post
  34.  

    Rights

    I wanted to explore the topic of the purpose of the Constitution being not only to protect Joe 6 pack but also members of Congress, POTUS and the Supreme Court. This story has been nagging me for a while to put down on paper. Repost if you want to. - OGM __________ Chapter I She sat on the...

    Started by Old Gray Mare‎, 10-06-2013 09:58 PM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 9,694
    11-03-2016 06:57 PM Go to last post
  35. Story

    Ruby's Legacy now as kindle

    Just got Ruby's Legacy up on Amazon if anyone would like it in this version and would like to leave a review for the book :) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M33C68B

    Started by sssarawolf‎, 10-29-2016 12:58 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 5,614
    11-02-2016 09:02 PM Go to last post
  36. Story

    5 Looking for a story.

    Years ago, I read a story about a man and his daughter that was on a trip. I think he was a traveling salesman. While on the trip, TSHTF. They made some homemade "powerbars" While staying in a motel??? It had a recipe of nuts, oatmeal, chocolate, lard, etc. They had to walk home. People were...

    Started by wab54‎, 10-25-2016 09:25 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,898
    10-25-2016 09:46 AM Go to last post
  37. Story

    Neighbors

    (How far away are our neighbors? How far away are we from them?) * * * Smith hobbled rather than walked from his car to the church doors. To walk as able-bodied others did had been taken from him years before by diabetes, gout, and sedentary habits he lacked the willpower to break. It was all...

    Started by fporretto‎, 09-25-2016 10:22 AM
    christianity
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 7,031
    10-19-2016 12:56 AM Go to last post
  38. Story

    The Smoking Qur'an

    (Does everyone remember, a few years back, the episode of the Afghan soldier who killed two American soldiers over the incineration of Qur'ans that had been used to pass messages among terrorist prisoners? We didn't have a President Sumner in office back then. Here's what he might have done.] ...

    Started by fporretto‎, 06-01-2015 06:50 AM
    islam, stephen graham sumner
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 8,284
    09-25-2016 09:59 AM Go to last post
  39. Misc

    Lights Out, Sequel?

    I was hoping for a sequel to LIGHT'S OUT by David Crawford. Anybody know of anything? WAB

    Started by wab54‎, 06-19-2016 06:47 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 7,767
    09-24-2016 10:10 PM Go to last post
  40. Story

    A Call to the Hill - Internet Censorship

    This story is a follow up to the story A Concerned Citizen. Mrs. Bee is at it again. Any and all resemblance to actual people and events are coincidental and totally self serving. Once I heard a proverb that not making a decision was making a decision to not make a decision. - OGM Freedom -...

    Started by Old Gray Mare‎, 09-22-2016 12:57 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 6,142
    09-22-2016 08:06 PM Go to last post

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