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    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
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    05-01-2017 09:56 AM Go to last post
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    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
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    04-27-2017 08:39 PM Go to last post
  3. 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
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    04-17-2017 07:13 PM Go to last post
  4. 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
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    04-16-2017 12:17 PM Go to last post
  5. 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 10:39 AM
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  6. 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 05:33 AM
    christianity, neighbors
    • Replies: 4
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    02-05-2017 03:06 AM Go to last post
  7. 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 Sams 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
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    01-27-2017 08:11 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 02:56 PM
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    01-25-2017 05:59 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 06:44 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    01-04-2017 04:59 PM Go to last post

    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&@l quil's before being pulled.;f=64 Matt

    Started by goinpostal‎, 04-13-2012 01:07 PM
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    01-04-2017 04:11 PM Go to last post
  11. 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
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    12-15-2016 08:07 AM Go to last post
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    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. Hed 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
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    11-23-2016 07:00 PM Go to last post

    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. *** Radars Rainbow Radar...

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


    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
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    11-22-2016 05:09 PM Go to last post
  15. 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: 13,467
    11-08-2016 04:37 AM Go to last post
  16. 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
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    11-05-2016 07:12 PM Go to last post


    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
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    11-03-2016 06:57 PM Go to last post
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    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 :)

    Started by sssarawolf‎, 10-29-2016 12:58 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    11-02-2016 09:02 PM Go to last post
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    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
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    10-25-2016 09:46 AM Go to last post
  20. Story


    (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
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 7,861
    10-19-2016 12:56 AM Go to last post
  21. 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
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    09-25-2016 09:59 AM Go to last post
  22. 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: 8,300
    09-24-2016 10:10 PM Go to last post
  23. 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: 6,559
    09-22-2016 08:06 PM Go to last post
  24. Misc

    PARNO'S DESTINY now available for pre-order

    Because so many have asked about this. I said that I would post a notice when Book 2 of Parno was available. It is now available for pre-order on Amazon, with delivery set for April 22. If you've been waiting for more Parno and Company, I hope you enjoy it. Bad ...

    Started by bad_karma00‎, 04-06-2016 12:22 AM
    • Replies: 12
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    09-15-2016 06:37 PM Go to last post
  25. Story

    So that your love may be complete.

    #1 Mark drove with gritted teeth. The three newest Linderman's were perturbed and wanted to loudly express their displeasure. Clora was frantically trying to soothe her cranky children by reaching in their secure car seats and patting and rubbing their chests. It was a really good theory,...

    Started by PacNorWest‎, 05-13-2015 06:03 PM
    125 Pages
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    08-25-2016 12:01 PM Go to last post
  26. Story

    Moving On

    Context to the story... For many people the S--- long ago Hit the Fan. The borders of North America are not now as they used to be. Land was seized. Red men and white forced off their land in favour of those with more political pull. The men, who ruled well in one decade, were given the...

    Started by Lake Lili‎, 04-14-2014 08:41 AM
    4 Pages
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    08-18-2016 03:24 PM Go to last post
  27. Story


    I grew up in Toronto in the late 1960s/1970s and while we never feared the Russians - they were too far away and they lost THE hockey game ('72, Paul Henderson my Hero!), but the Americans were there and big, and we grew up with this niggly fear that one day they would have had enough and come...

    Started by Lake Lili‎, 02-18-2014 08:15 PM
    8 Pages
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    07-23-2016 02:12 PM Go to last post
  28. Story

    The Egg - Short Story

    Yesterday evening I encountered “da bomb”. A truly spoiled goose egg exploded in my hands as I removed it from the nest. It sprayed a liquid the color and consistency of mustard in every direction including mine. Running from the area of impact retching and gasping I quickly ascertained I could not...

    Started by Old Gray Mare‎, 07-17-2016 05:57 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 6,281
    07-18-2016 07:28 AM Go to last post
  29. Story

    Crossing Blurred Lines - Book 3 from Ian Daniels

    Book three in the series is done and quite frankly, I worked my butt off on it. My intent is for an initial book bomb on Monday June 20th, 2016 to kick things off with a real strong opening, but that's not going to work without people grabbing it up. It is available for pre-order now. For the...

    Started by Sefus‎, 06-18-2016 01:15 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 10,134
    07-09-2016 03:36 AM Go to last post

    Hi, My Name is Tessee

    This is a teaser, taking up where Premonitions ends. #1 Clora and Mark sat in the 'Family room' of the funeral home, the heavy black curtain shielding them from the many curious glances turned their way. Clora sat quietly, holding Mark's hand as he sat carved in stone. The aftermath of the...

    Started by PacNorWest‎, 12-19-2012 10:22 PM
    234 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 234
    • Replies: 9,342
    • Views: 1,317,013
    06-18-2016 12:45 AM Go to last post
  31. Misc

    Kathy in FL

    Does anyone know where Kathy has gone too??? Has she just decided to quit writing or health problems with her diabetes? Hope she returns soon. I miss her wit and great writing. Cheyenne

    Started by cheyennep‎, 05-24-2016 08:53 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 7,673
    05-26-2016 02:02 PM Go to last post
  32. Story

    For Services Rendered

    (I tossed this off one evening when I was...let's call it recovering from a fight with my wife. That's all I'm going to say about it. Decide for yourselves what it means. -- FWP) ==<O>== Before she embarked on her trip to America, Amelies supervisor had told her that Americans are different....

    Started by fporretto‎, 04-27-2016 11:07 AM
    americans, love, romance
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 8,629
    04-29-2016 11:26 PM Go to last post

    The Reluctant Survivalist

    The Reluctant Survivalist A Short Story by Fleataxi Author's Note: This is a short story based on real people. My best friend owns a auto repair facility in San Diego, CA. He's also a licensed motorcycle racer including Sidecar, and actually owns all the vehicles in the story. The only...

    Started by Fleataxi‎, 03-29-2005 04:13 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 16,206
    04-22-2016 06:24 PM Go to last post
  34. Misc

    5 How does this work?

    I love to write, and I have 5 novels in series of about 7 completed. Do you post chapters? Pieces? Put it on here, or send in private message? Just curious. Any info would be appreciated.

    Started by Pen Name‎, 04-17-2016 03:35 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 6,683
    04-18-2016 07:25 AM Go to last post
  35. Story

    The Knife ... And The Newf

    * * * Bruno was much smarter than his masters were aware. Though he had no doubt that they loved him, they treated him as just another dog, though larger and shaggier than most. They had little inkling of the intricate workings of deduction, inference, and consequence that filled his canine...

    Started by fporretto‎, 03-11-2016 04:45 PM
    dogs, love, marriage
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 8,426
    04-07-2016 09:34 PM Go to last post
  36. Story

    A Year Of Good Eating

    (Love takes many forms. It follows many avenues into our hearts. He who has learned something of those forms and avenues should not be surprised to find that the supposedly lesser creatures we choose for our companions know and experience love, as well. Bruno would tell you, but then, being a...

    Started by fporretto‎, 03-14-2016 11:09 AM
    dogs, love
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 8,477
    04-05-2016 07:35 PM Go to last post
  37. Story

    Two Doors

    The day had worn him down. His prior case, the fifty-seventh since he’d reached his desk that morning, had just been dragged weeping from the office, but he could not rest. He was behind his quota. The ships were already behind their sailing schedules. He had to plow onward. He pressed the...

    Started by fporretto‎, 04-02-2016 01:51 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 6,638
    04-03-2016 11:23 AM Go to last post

    Yet, Another Wake Up Call

    Yet Another Wake Up Call INTRODUCTION: First of all I do not post on this site very often, but I do visit often. Second, I do not claim to be a writer and I am sure some of you may find a few mistakes in this writing, and for that I do apologize. This is just a brief summery of the events...

    Started by 83-Chief‎, 06-15-2008 12:57 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 9,408
    03-31-2016 12:45 AM Go to last post
  39. Story


    ==<O>== The autumn weather was atypically sunny and mild for Onteora County. Aware that his outdoor activities would be sharply curtailed by the coming of winter, it was natural for Phyllis Coren to leave Bruno outside for much of the day. Also, leaving the Newf outdoors left her more time and...

    Started by fporretto‎, 03-18-2016 04:38 PM
    bears, dogs, love
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 7,078
    03-31-2016 12:03 AM Go to last post

    Comments for Tribal

    Don't be shy with suggestions, I need all I can get. thanks

    Started by ibetiny‎, 09-12-2011 02:40 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 7,554
    03-06-2016 12:57 AM Go to last post

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