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  1. Story

    Beggars Can't Be Choosers

    Hi there, everybody! I haven't written for awhile, but I finally got back to it. I'm not fast, but I hope you enjoy it. Beggars Can't Be Choosers Nearly midnight and a white pick-up rolled slowly down a back country road. The late October wind sent...

    Started by sheilab15‎, 10-05-2015 09:48 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 2,378
    10-07-2015 08:34 PM Go to last post
  2. Story

    Pac's stories

    Could anyone tell me the sequence of Pac's stories that come after, "Pride Goeth..."? Thanks...hummer

    Started by hummer‎, 10-02-2015 06:30 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,540
    10-02-2015 09:17 PM Go to last post
  3. Misc

    "Dear Mom"

    Dear Mom. Just wanted to say 'Hi', Things have been pretty good. The health issues from childhood finally caught up with me but dad and his new wife have really helped me out. Sorry I haven't written sooner but, you know how it is. I finally met that girl I wanted to for so long. Nice...

    Started by Satanta‎, 09-29-2015 02:48 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,065
    09-29-2015 07:23 PM Go to last post
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    Mountaineer Sunset - Fiction

    Here is the first chapter of a book that has been rolling around in my head for quite some time. I won't be posting chapters everyday, more like once a week or sometimes twice a week. Constructive critisim is always welcome.. Mountaineer Sunset Chapter One Sitting straight up in bed,...

    Started by wvstuck‎, 09-09-2013 08:31 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 82
    • Views: 16,396
    09-24-2015 10:59 AM Go to last post
  5.  

    God in His Mercy (working title)

    (Author's note: After having read the EOTWAWKI classics of "Alas Babylon" and "One Second After", I thought that I would take a whack at the genre. My story would be more from a woman's focus and would carry along a deliberate Christian/Catholic angle. I started this a week ago. Now, for the...

    Started by minkykat‎, 11-23-2013 03:12 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 73
    • Views: 10,367
    09-12-2015 03:10 PM Go to last post
  6. Misc

    Looking for an author

    Some time ago I began reading a story by DarkDwarf titled Tears of Blood. Anyone remember the title or the author? Not sure if I found it here or over at the web site where "no one may speak the name". Any help appreciated.

    Started by kua‎, 08-11-2015 10:57 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,446
    08-11-2015 04:30 PM Go to last post
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    Patriot Aid Station

    This is the first installment of a story I have been working on for a year + now. It was started as a companion piece to another story started on AssaultWeb by a fellow called Hard Rock. He was shooting up so many patriots I thought a system of underground hopsitals was called for, since they were...

    Started by Reasonable Rascal‎, 10-30-2002 09:21 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 102
    • Views: 52,944
    08-11-2015 01:29 PM Go to last post
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    Patriot Aid commentary

    I am amazed at the talent on this board. A few of you should write professionally. I'd buy your paperbacks. Patriot Aid is a gripping and believable story. I am really enjoying reading it. Thanks.

    Started by Libertarian‎, 08-20-2003 07:40 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 3,000
    08-07-2015 11:10 PM Go to last post
  9. Story

    My new publisher

    I decided to post this because several members have asked about paperback versions of my books. Until now that just wasn't possible since I was self-publishing. There were a few avenues open for that but most of them were, honestly, beyond what I'm capable of. That changed two weeks ago when I...

    Started by bad_karma00‎, 06-29-2015 03:39 PM
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 2,488
    07-31-2015 05:55 PM Go to last post
  10. Story

    6 Chi

    Friends, I'm sorry to leave "Monkey See" unfinished for so long. I have about 70% of what will be either the last or the next-to-last chapter. I know why I'm blocked. The hero uses some very brutal tactics against those who killed his family... Brutal enough that it may offend some--and I...

    Started by RVM45‎, 07-23-2015 07:17 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 2,335
    07-30-2015 12:15 PM Go to last post
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    Comments for Withdrawal

    This story was posted by me about five years ago when I was a member here (different handle). I had stepped away for a time and during that time I reworked the story quite a bit so wanted to share it to get some feedback. Thank you.

    Started by blackguard‎, 05-27-2015 08:40 AM
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 2,718
    07-26-2015 11:00 AM Go to last post
  12. Story

    Eulogy for my OPSEC instructor

    My OPSEC instructor has died. He died of natural causes which is really a surprised. A violent death, the result of a brutal fight he may or may not have instigated that would have been understandable. To find him lying peaceable in the morning? No not his style at all. Let me tell you about...

    Started by Old Gray Mare‎, 06-08-2015 12:42 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,138
    07-26-2015 10:21 AM Go to last post
  13. Story

    The Vampire And The Caretaker

    ("Be not afraid." Is there any more difficult piece of advice in human discourse? There are innumerable things to fear...if we fail to keep hold of the premise that the Universe was made to make sense.) -------------------------------- Gavin's alarm clock buzzed with its usual peevish...

    Started by fporretto‎, 07-08-2015 09:28 AM
    christianity, doubt, faith
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,586
    07-11-2015 05:37 PM Go to last post
  14. Misc

    Request for Opinions: Sex or No Sex?

    If you've enjoyed the stories I've already posted, I'm glad. (If you've posted or written to say so, thank you most sincerely.) I have other stories I could post here, except that I'm uncertain about one small detail: They contain sex scenes. As I'm relatively new here, I'm uncertain of the...

    Started by fporretto‎, 07-01-2015 01:45 PM
    sex, sex in fiction
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,860
    07-03-2015 06:46 PM Go to last post
  15. Comments

    Anyone need editing help?

    First off, I have to admit I haven't spent much time in the Member Stories section. I have been downloading the free kindle books that I have found through this site. So many of them have grammatical errors and misspellings. I recently finished Broken Lines, and am currently reading the 3rd book in...

    Started by foreverkeeps‎, 07-01-2015 08:28 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,148
    07-01-2015 08:28 PM Go to last post
  16. Story

    The Middle Years

    (Lately I've been hearing quite a lot of...dissatisfaction with relations between the sexes. Most of it comes from other men. It pains me, being more or less happily married these past 24 years, but I have little to say to salve the wounds of my fellow. That's part of why I've been writing these...

    Started by fporretto‎, 06-30-2015 01:50 PM
    middle age, romance, september-may
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,790
    07-01-2015 12:33 PM Go to last post
  17. Comments

    1 A few questions for Withdrawal readers

    A big thank you to all those who have taken the time to read Withdrawal. I would like to request your help, I definitely plan on finishing the story and publishing it. So to that end if you would take a few moments of your time and answer as many of the following questions as you care to it would...

    Started by blackguard‎, 06-22-2015 05:28 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,565
    06-23-2015 09:11 PM Go to last post
  18. Story

    Silver

    I am attempting something a little longer and different than what I normally post. Be warned this one is dark. Hope you like it. - OGM Silver Chapter 1 Collin wasn't much as family go but he was mine and that meant something if only to me. He did make sure I got fed, well...

    Started by Old Gray Mare‎, 06-08-2015 11:41 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,003
    06-22-2015 09:20 AM Go to last post
  19. Story

    scrachline and Clark

    scrachline has finally published one of his Clark stories. It's not yet ready to buy but ...check it out and if you've read it; maybe be kind enough to leave a review....? I've read it and loved it. Of course I love all his Clark stories. CLARK IN THE PAST

    Started by kaijafon‎, 06-08-2015 06:47 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,136
    06-11-2015 07:10 PM Go to last post
  20. Story

    6 Monkey See

    A small story that I've been working on: Little story I'm working on. Monkey See

    Started by RVM45‎, 03-20-2015 08:46 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 67
    • Views: 8,142
    06-02-2015 05:28 PM Go to last post
  21. Story

    Attitudes

    (Persons with incompatible assumptions and ethics should not mix. Now and then they try it anyway...and now and then, they get a response that differs radically from their notions about their places in the world) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Kevin...

    Started by fporretto‎, 05-22-2015 06:14 AM
    islam, louis redmond
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,921
    05-24-2015 05:53 AM Go to last post
  22. Story

    Equalizer, Part 2

    (Continued from the previous section.) --------------------------------------------------------------------- "Was it sorcery?" Acorn's eyebrows rose. "So I am 'sir' to you no longer, Michael?" Michael's jaw clenched. "What you are to me is of no moment beside what you are to the...

    Started by fporretto‎, 05-12-2015 04:40 PM
    christianity, ireland, sorcery
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,666
    05-13-2015 01:48 PM Go to last post
  23. Story

    Equalizer, Part 1

    (A story of medieval Ireland, when Christianity was sweeping over the island but the creed and practices of the Druids had not yet relented their grip. There were many who still believed in the old ways, the ways of wood-sprites and water-nymphs, of Airish Men and magic...and perhaps they were not...

    Started by fporretto‎, 05-12-2015 04:37 PM
    christianity, ireland, sorcery
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,778
    05-13-2015 07:12 AM Go to last post
  24. Story

    Overthrown Book Twelve Comment Thread

    PLEASE put them here. Countless times people have commented on the threads. I'm hoping this time it won't happen.

    Started by day late‎, 11-05-2014 07:55 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
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    • Views: 6,430
    05-12-2015 10:49 PM Go to last post
  25. Story

    Overtime, Part 2

    (Continued from Overtime, Part 1) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As President Sumner and his protective detail made to leave, Diane caught Dave eyeing the beautiful, perfectly silent young woman who’d been at Sumner’s side at every...

    Started by fporretto‎, 04-26-2015 08:00 AM
    hockey, television
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,130
    05-09-2015 10:08 PM Go to last post
  26. Story

    Ghosts

    (This is for those of you who've read the "Realm of Essences" novels and have written me to say how much you loved him...or to castigate me for killing him. This is how his career started.) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Louis gave himself no chance...

    Started by fporretto‎, 05-08-2015 06:11 AM
    christianity, louis redmond
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,746
    05-09-2015 02:10 PM Go to last post
  27. Story

    Mainstreaming

    (This one is just for fun. I giggled all the way through it. I hope you enjoy it as much!) ---------------------------------------------------- Quick as a striking snake, Lance Kirkwood uncoiled from my plush leather guest chair and snapped a perfect side kick into the Serbian assassin's...

    Started by fporretto‎, 05-06-2015 08:26 AM
    superheroes
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,426
    05-06-2015 04:46 PM Go to last post
  28. Story

    Foundling

    (This is my favorite among my own stories. I'm sure you'll see why.) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jerome Huygens padded into the kitchen, his burden squirming feebly against his chest. The infant's eyes were closed. Its limbs moved...

    Started by fporretto‎, 05-03-2015 12:18 PM
    christianity
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,680
    05-03-2015 04:50 PM Go to last post
  29. Story

    The Sport

    (A baseball story. I used to be a pitcher. No, you would never have heard of me. But I had fantasies...and I dropped them in time to make something of myself. Meet Conrad Bearing, the height of every pitcher's fantasies. Bonus points to the reader who gets either of the atrocious puns buried in...

    Started by fporretto‎, 04-27-2015 04:44 PM
    baseball
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,836
    05-01-2015 10:39 PM Go to last post
  30. Story

    Terminal Guidance

    (Scientists strive for knowledge. Most are willing to admit that there are frontiers their methods cannot cross. But once in a great while, one will happen upon an idea that seems to open a door to knowledge of things beyond this realm.) ...

    Started by fporretto‎, 04-30-2015 04:31 PM
    angels, death, the afterlife
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,773
    05-01-2015 05:32 PM Go to last post
  31. Story

    Class Action

    (The following might be the story that cost me the most difficulty in the construction. It's not difficult to read, but...well, I'll let you decide for yourself. I tend to avoid lawyers on principle. It's not easy, as I have one in the family. But perhaps you'll find Jared Tillotsen and Kenneth...

    Started by fporretto‎, 04-28-2015 04:12 PM
    justice, law
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,639
    04-30-2015 06:48 AM Go to last post
  32. Story

    Overtime, Part 1

    (A reader who'd finished the "Realm of Essences" series recently wrote to ask me, "Are there any ordinary people in this Onteora County of yours?" Well, yes, I'm sure there are. But who wants to read about ordinary people? Anyway, the following is about an Onteora cablecast TV station, its...

    Started by fporretto‎, 04-26-2015 07:58 AM
    hockey, television
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,872
    04-29-2015 11:23 AM Go to last post
  33. Story

    Celebrity Stalker

    (A short romance. We read so much about the bad behavior of celebrities that I've become desperate to read about the ones that behave well, that do good things, things that actually benefit others. Recently I started thinking about the burdens of fame, including what it must be like always to...

    Started by fporretto‎, 04-24-2015 03:44 PM
    celebrity, fandom, self-image, stalking
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,979
    04-27-2015 01:13 AM Go to last post
  34. Story

    The Warm Lands, Part 1

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The night-gale had abated with the touch of the sun. Gregor stirred, slid a hand to his eyes and teased his cloak away from his face. Day was returning to the Great Waste. He shielded his eyes from blown grit as...

    Started by fporretto‎, 04-20-2015 04:35 PM
    magic, power
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,877
    04-25-2015 07:35 PM Go to last post
  35. Story

    The Last Vigil

    (While we fallible mortals live, we regret. Yet much that we regret could have been no other way. Imagine the lot of a relatively young man who found himself obliged to perform a dreadful deed. Imagine him thinking that he was fated to bear the guilt lifelong. Now imagine that one has come to...

    Started by fporretto‎, 04-23-2015 03:34 PM
    christianity, resurrection
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,812
    04-25-2015 07:17 PM Go to last post
  36. Story

    Names

    (Have you ever been the first to witness a great event -- a truly world-shaking event, whose consequences would reach the furthest corners of the Earth? Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be that first witness, and to know that you were witnessing history being made?) ...

    Started by fporretto‎, 04-22-2015 03:48 PM
    christianity, nativity
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,764
    04-24-2015 08:27 PM Go to last post
  37. Story

    The Warm Lands, Part 2

    Laella was sitting alone in the gloom of the commons when the door creaked open. She leaped from her chair, barked a shin against the table leg, and ran to the sound. It was Gregor. From what she could see in the light of dusk, he was dusty from the road, but no worse for the day. They embraced...

    Started by fporretto‎, 04-20-2015 04:36 PM
    magic, power
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,679
    04-24-2015 10:01 AM Go to last post
  38. Story

    Side Effect

    (This one is just for fun. It's a bit of a wish-fulfillment fantasy. I mean, haven't you ever had a boss you'd dearly love to see humiliated?) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Harley Crandall is a Texan émigré and a businessman of the...

    Started by fporretto‎, 04-21-2015 03:46 PM
    bad boss, office mischief
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,548
    04-22-2015 09:45 PM Go to last post
  39. Story

    Conspiracies, Part 2

    (Continued from the previous stopping-point...) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Nolan's coworkers proved to be a couple of the hardest men he'd ever met. One, a tall, well muscled black man, gave his name as Ken Torrance. The other,...

    Started by fporretto‎, 04-18-2015 05:24 PM
    racism, unconventional warfare
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,803
    04-21-2015 02:10 AM Go to last post
  40. Story

    Conspiracies, Part I

    (This one features two of my protagonists: Stephen Graham Sumner and the enigmatic Todd Iverson: technological genius of the age, whose agenda has yet to be fully disclosed.] --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As he stepped through...

    Started by fporretto‎, 04-18-2015 05:21 PM
    racism, unconventional warfare
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,588
    04-20-2015 07:56 AM Go to last post

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