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1 Always a Marine

What does an old man do when confronted with a danger? He remembers what he is, he remembers his oath to "fight all enemies, foreign and domestic." The story title says it all.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Politics, Violence, War, Military, Vignettes
Downloads: 4901| Votes: 779 | Score: 9.28
Size: 34KB | Posted:

2 Depression Soup

The Great Depression devastated the country. The drought, hurricanes and dust storms caused havoc across the land. This is the story of a farm boy and his family and how they coped during those terrible years.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Historical
Tags: Historical, Young Adult, Vignettes
Downloads: 9016| Votes: 339 | Score: 9.02
Size: 524KB | Posted: Concluded:

3 Coming Home

Father's been away 3 years. His young family's meeting him at the airport. --- Bad Fred, said --- It's poignant, and you hit the right notes. If I didn't know it was your story and trust you, I would have drifted away in the first few paragraphs. It moved slowly. It was lovely, but it wasn't hitting my "what happens next?" buttons. Well, until the end when it all comes together. Readers who stick with it will be rewarded.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Drama
Tags: Drama, Politics, Military, Workplace, Vignettes
Downloads: 2955| Votes: 383 | Score: 8.47
Size: 11KB | Posted:

4 Fun Run

The Ghost Reporter of the local newspaper is at the finish line of the 20 km City Fun Run. What he sees and reports moves his column from page three to the front page.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: General
Tags: Sports, Young Adult, Vignettes
Downloads: 2847| Votes: 361 | Score: 8.46
Size: 8KB | Posted:

5 01-04 Darmore Demon

A Clan Amir Story
November 1983, a young woman realises her life long ambition - to join the Royal Guards - we follow her joining and her first posting. Young and new to the military, but very different to what they usually get. Is she more than she seems? Yes and no. Read and find out

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Drama, Politics, Violence, War, Military, Workplace, Young Adult, Vignettes
Downloads: 4689| Votes: 413 | Score: 8.20
Size: 79KB | Posted:

6 02-08 Dani-girl

A Clan Amir Story
June 2002, a young woman from a family of warriors faces her destiny - head on. Through an unusual and close link to her young genius brother, he's more aware of events than you think. This story is part of a series that follows events that shape his life and destiny, this is one event at a critical time in his life. It answers the questions 'What IS a warrior?' 'Can a warrior also be a pacifist?'

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Drama, Violence, Military, Workplace, Young Adult, Vignettes
Downloads: 3215| Votes: 341 | Score: 7.71
Size: 34KB | Posted:

7 Five Ultra Short Stories

Five short stories, entries in a contest for stories under 100 words with a twist on the end. See if you can guess the twist before you get to it.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Comedy
Tags: Humor, Vignettes
Downloads: 1309| Votes: 107 | Score: 7.41
Size: 2KB | Posted:

8 05-04 French Follies

A Clan Amir Story
In November 2009, Gerry has to visit Europe to resolve some political issues, and has the bad luck to visit a school when some terrorists wish to use it for their purposes. Badly outnumbered, his security team do their duty. Sometimes, the best a warrior can do is to die hard, to help his friends who will arrive later. From the Clan Amir Book - The Falcon in Flight.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Drama, Politics, Violence, War, Military, Workplace, Young Adult, Vignettes
Downloads: 3599| Votes: 350 | Score: 7.29
Size: 42KB | Posted:

9 02-06 Rites of Passage

A Clan Amir Story
Many societies have a rite of passage where a boy is called a man and a girl is called a woman once they pass the rites. Young Gordie wishes to stand early, as is his right. However, there are things to be done to organise them, and the normal events of life don't stop just so he can do this. As is usual for Gordie, he does it all in his own way, and different to what others expect.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Coming of Age, Politics, Workplace, Royalty, Young Adult, Vignettes
Downloads: 2102| Votes: 167 | Score: 7.23
Size: 41KB | Posted:

10 03-09 Tim's Halt

A Clan Amir Story
Brigands are crossing the mountains and creating havoc, the Royal Guards are tasked with protecting the people. Gerry and his patrol don't like what they see at one farm and set out to stop the brigands at the next. It's time for Gerry to live up to his heritage, and he Stands to the call.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Drama, Politics, Violence, War, Military, Workplace, Royalty, Young Adult, Vignettes
Downloads: 2633| Votes: 191 | Score: 6.68
Size: 14KB | Posted: