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    1. TB Disaster Drill

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    Opening Day

    Opening Day I was ten years old, and dying to shoot something. All the previous summer, my dad had taught me how to shoot, and care for a rifle, and what tracks different animals made, and all of the other lore that generations before had passed along to their heirs. Hunting season was...

    Started by Cowardly Lion‎, 06-12-2003 02:34 PM
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    12-20-2017 09:29 AM Go to last post
  2. Story

    PacNorWest/Stories series/ links in order #1 to now

    Ok I started with reading the current one of her stories and then I found a nother one out ouf order and did not know she had a whole series of eight books so far. So I ask her about starting this thread to put links to all eight of them in one thread so others can start at the begging if they...

    Started by dogmanan‎, 01-31-2016 09:47 AM
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    12-19-2017 03:59 PM Go to last post

    [Story] In the Blink of an Eye

    <b>October 21, 2003 Into the Arms of Morpheus</b> The boy put down the phone then turned to the man sitting in the reclining chair watching television to say “Dad, Pete and I want to go to the mall. Can I go?” Larry Nichols looked away from the glowing screen to contemplate his son,...

    Started by A.T.Hagan‎, 02-18-2003 02:12 PM
    • Replies: 34
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    12-18-2017 09:27 AM Go to last post

    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 08:28 PM
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    12-16-2017 09:09 PM Go to last post

    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 02:15 PM
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    12-16-2017 09:18 AM Go to last post

    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 03:54 PM
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    12-16-2017 12:13 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 04:34 PM
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    12-14-2017 11:22 PM 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 02:38 PM
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    12-14-2017 11:14 PM Go to last post

    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 01:27 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    12-14-2017 11:08 PM Go to last post


    Trial Balloon for a Story: Wayside Chapter One

    Started by RVM45‎, 06-14-2012 01:19 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    12-14-2017 10:16 PM 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 02:47 PM
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    dgi, disaster, prepping, tshtf
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    12-09-2017 08:44 AM Go to last post

    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 02:50 PM
    • Replies: 37
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    12-08-2017 11:44 AM Go to last post
  13. Story

    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 10:07 PM
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    12-07-2017 07:34 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 05:32 AM
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  15. 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 11:00 AM
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    11-11-2017 09:34 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 12:06 PM
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    10-27-2017 12:37 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 07:29 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-22-2017 03:02 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 03:21 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    10-18-2017 01:47 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 03:35 PM
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    10-13-2017 05:06 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 03:32 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-10-2017 10:00 PM Go to last post
  21. 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 10:04 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    09-23-2017 09:25 PM 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 10:29 PM
    • Replies: 34
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    09-03-2017 09:56 AM Go to last post
  23. 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 05:00 PM
    • Replies: 36
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    08-14-2017 04:21 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 01:17 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    08-13-2017 09:14 PM Go to last post
  25. 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 03:19 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    08-04-2017 09:14 PM Go to last post
  26. 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 10:16 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-04-2017 09:00 PM Go to last post
  27. Story


    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 10:10 PM
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    08-04-2017 08:52 PM Go to last post
  28. 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 07:59 PM
    • Replies: 26
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  29. 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 04:44 PM
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    06-20-2017 05:18 PM Go to last post
  30. 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 12:48 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-14-2017 12:23 PM Go to last post
  31. 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 10:11 AM
    • Replies: 21
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    05-01-2017 08:56 AM Go to last post
  32. 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 06:38 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-27-2017 07:39 PM Go to last post
  33. 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 08:13 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    04-17-2017 06:13 PM Go to last post
  34. 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 11:25 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    04-16-2017 11:17 AM Go to last post
  35. Story


    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 09:39 AM
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    03-11-2017 02:00 PM Go to last post
  36. Story


    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 04:33 AM
    christianity, neighbors
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    02-05-2017 02:06 AM Go to last post
  37. Story

    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 10:28 PM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
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    • Views: 80,901
    01-27-2017 07:11 AM Go to last post

    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 01:56 PM
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    1 2
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    • Views: 32,341
    01-25-2017 04:59 AM Go to last post

    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, 11-26-2012 11:17 PM
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    • Replies: 104
    • Views: 44,769
    01-12-2017 03:12 AM Go to last post

    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 05:44 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 7,742
    01-04-2017 03:59 PM Go to last post

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