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    Canada Sue?

    I read this story ( as she first wrote it and just finished re-reading it. What a lovely work. As I so dimly recall, there was some sort of religious dispute that led to her requesting that her...

    Started by Catshooter‎, 11-25-2015 12:02 AM
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    11-25-2015 07:17 AM Go to last post

    Comments for The Carpenter Papers, Volume 1: The Approaching Storm

    Well, with some fear and trepidation, I'm posting the forward for something I'm working on. It gives you enough information, I think, to form an opinion on whether or not you'd like to read more. I'm also posting this at another forum I frequent with the same purpose in mind. Let me know...

    Started by The Freeholder‎, 10-07-2005 10:27 PM
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    11-23-2015 07:25 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
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    11-13-2015 11:05 AM Go to last post
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    6 Flywheels

    Friends... I kinda hate to do this--having two versions of the same story up at one time... This is my thoroughly reworked version of the first chapter of "Chi". I had an Epiphany about my writing recently. I am in constant battle with my natural tendency to include huge amounts of...

    Started by RVM45‎, 09-01-2015 12:22 PM
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    11-13-2015 08:05 AM Go to last post
  5. Story

    Where is "The Carpenter Papers"?

    I hate to ask but having a brain fart!!! I thought I had a copy of it but cant find it. Anybody have a link to The Carpenter Papers? WAB

    Started by wab54‎, 11-10-2015 08:05 PM
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    11-11-2015 08:23 AM Go to last post
  6. Story

    He took more than he knew

    We were walking down the street. Morning Dove was so happy she was almost dancing as she walked. She was a beautiful young thing. Five foot 2 inches tall, long black hair and eyes that had a twinkle to them. As we walked a young man came out of a store in front of us. She said, “I have to talk to...

    Started by bjoyce09‎, 11-01-2015 08:14 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    11-02-2015 03:46 PM Go to last post
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    This is my most recent story. I worked more on character development and tried to improve with less use of exposition. It's about 120,000 words, IIRC. Hope you can see some improvement. Again, the characters are dealing with the economic challenges I think could come upon us at any time. ...

    Started by patience‎, 04-04-2014 07:59 AM
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    10-18-2015 05:50 PM Go to last post
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    Intro: "Ivy's House.

    This is the intro to Ivys House. Just thought I would see what kind of impession it makes as a lead in.

    Started by Satanta‎, 09-20-2015 10:25 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    10-08-2015 05:01 PM Go to last post
  9. 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
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    10-07-2015 08:34 PM Go to last post
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    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
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    10-02-2015 09:17 PM Go to last post
  11. 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
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    09-29-2015 07:23 PM Go to last post

    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
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    09-24-2015 10:59 AM Go to last post

    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
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    09-12-2015 03:10 PM Go to last post
  14. 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
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    08-11-2015 04:30 PM Go to last post

    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
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    08-11-2015 01:29 PM Go to last post

    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
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    08-07-2015 11:10 PM Go to last post
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    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
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    07-31-2015 05:55 PM Go to last post
  18. 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
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    07-30-2015 12:15 PM Go to last post

    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
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    07-26-2015 11:00 AM Go to last post
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    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
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    07-26-2015 10:21 AM Go to last post
  21. 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
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    07-11-2015 05:37 PM Go to last post
  22. 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: 2,195
    07-03-2015 06:46 PM Go to last post

    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
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    07-01-2015 08:28 PM Go to last post
  24. 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
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    07-01-2015 12:33 PM Go to last post

    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
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    06-23-2015 09:11 PM Go to last post
  26. Story


    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
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    06-22-2015 09:20 AM Go to last post
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    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
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    06-11-2015 07:10 PM Go to last post
  28. 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
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    06-02-2015 05:28 PM Go to last post
  29. Story


    (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
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    05-24-2015 05:53 AM Go to last post
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    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
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    05-13-2015 01:48 PM Go to last post
  31. 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
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    05-13-2015 07:12 AM Go to last post
  32. 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
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    05-12-2015 10:49 PM Go to last post
  33. 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: 2,516
    05-09-2015 10:08 PM Go to last post
  34. Story


    (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
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    05-09-2015 02:10 PM Go to last post
  35. Story


    (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
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,677
    05-06-2015 04:46 PM Go to last post
  36. Story


    (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
    • Replies: 4
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    05-03-2015 04:50 PM Go to last post
  37. 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
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,162
    05-01-2015 10:39 PM Go to last post
  38. 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
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    05-01-2015 05:32 PM Go to last post
  39. 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: 1,903
    04-30-2015 06:48 AM Go to last post
  40. 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: 2,150
    04-29-2015 11:23 AM Go to last post

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