Spider and Fly — A Universe from the Mind of Denham Forrest

Stories about the true nature of things. The big question is, which human genre is the 'Spider' and which the 'Fly?'

1 The Volunteer

There’s an adage in the British armed forces, never volunteer for anything! Especially when you’re drunk! But, just sometimes…?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance
Downloads: 7681| Votes: 619 | Score: 7.56
Size: 93KB | Posted:

2 Three Times! A Lady?

A little wander through realms of improbability, concerning a confused young man and his interactions with one particular member of female of our species. Of course it is possible that the young lady in question, had just came up with a novel approach to solving the problem of “not" being noticed, by her intended pray.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Melodrama
Downloads: 5307| Votes: 455 | Score: 6.95
Size: 46KB | Posted:

3 The River

A widowed man returns to take a walk along the riverbank, again. A place that's been special to him since his childhood, but he hadn’t visited for sometime. Because it is interrupted, the walk that day was to be a little different.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance
Downloads: 4489| Votes: 425 | Score: 7.36
Size: 60KB | Posted:

4 Sometimes When We Touch

We meet many people as we go through life. Some of whom are apparently friendly, but regretfully others are apparently hostile. But then again are we ever sure why they are showing that hostility and/or who it is really aimed at? This is a little tale of misunderstanding, or maybe misinterpretation, of someone's motives.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance
Downloads: 4924| Votes: 334 | Score: 6.45
Size: 49KB | Posted:

5 Act Naturally

A broke, down in the dumps – and down on his luck -- divorced guy accepts the offer of a free drink from a nefarious one-time school classmate who he hasn’t come across for years. But the friend takes him to a very questionable pub, where he meets an even more questionable character. The very next day his life is turned completely upside down… or maybe, the right way up!

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Melodrama
Downloads: 6442| Votes: 555 | Score: 7.22
Size: 72KB | Posted:

6 The Substitute

Arriving at Naples airport, a guy – with a little bit of a chip on his shoulder -- unexpectedly runs into and old adversary, who has a little problem. The adversary needs help, so the guy decides to offer his assistance. But he intends that he will have a little fun -- and get some payback -- at the same time. But things don’t really turn out as he expected.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Melodrama
Downloads: 4811| Votes: 435 | Score: 6.49
Size: 81KB | Posted:

7 Minerva

A sort of mystery romance. Told in ten chapters; some rather longer than others.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Romance, Melodrama
Downloads: 6484| Votes: 408 | Score: 8.17
Size: 238KB | Posted: Concluded:

8 Good Morning Starshine

An older man relates the story of his life to a stranger.

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance
Downloads: 2843| Votes: 240 | Score: 6.92
Size: 63KB | Posted:

9 It's Five O'clock Somewhere!

After being estranged from all of his family for some years, a divorced man’s teenage children suddenly pay him an unexpected visit.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Drama
Downloads: 6805| Votes: 509 | Score: 7.21
Size: 127KB | Posted:

10 An Overheard Conversation

As we go through life, we often overhear other people talking to each. This tale represents the transcript of short conversation, overheard after a university graduation ceremony held in a Cathedral in Bristol. What happened later is anyone guess.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Melodrama
Downloads: 3218| Votes: 288 | Score: 6.33
Size: 11KB | Posted:

11 The Climbing Tree!

The first of a pair of sort-of romance stories that share a major part of the same text. The partner story will be posted very shortly.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Melodrama
Downloads: 2827| Votes: 232 | Score: 7.35
Size: 103KB | Posted:

12 The Big Limousine Disappeared!

The second story of the pair, although really the first (go figure?). Both these tales developed out of one basic idea, that’s been kicking around in my head for some considerable time now. I had almost completed writing this one when the idea for “that scene” jumped into my head and that dictated the second scenario. There was just no-way that I couldn’t write it!

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Melodrama
Downloads: 3233| Votes: 239 | Score: 6.43
Size: 120KB | Posted:

13 Peter, June and the Whatevers!

Another little wander into the realms of the improbable. This one might be a little difficult to understand, but as the characters have little idea what the devil is going on anyway; the reader should not feel alone. A little tongue in cheek composition, that is not intended to be taken seriously.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Supernatural
Tags: Romance, Humor, Melodrama, Science Fiction, Supernatural, Ghosts
Downloads: 2763| Votes: 207 | Score: 6.84
Size: 76KB | Posted:

14 Tempus Frangit

A little nonsensical fun I’ve had writing over the last year or so. A kind of throwback to the Science Fiction of the 1950’s and 60’s

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Romance, Drama, Melodrama, Science Fiction, Time Travel
Downloads: 7162| Votes: 265 | Score: 7.03
Size: 245KB | Posted: Concluded:

15 For the Good Times

Life throws one of it's curved balls at a man. Who following his divorce, has adopted his brother's three children following their parents untimely demise.

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Christmas
Downloads: 6474| Votes: 316 | Score: 6.36
Size: 68KB | Posted:

16 Shut Up and Drive!

A guy with a questionable reputation, spots a female he doesn't expect to see in a bar that has an even worse reputation.

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Melodrama
Downloads: 5398| Votes: 258 | Score: 7.46
Size: 172KB | Posted: Concluded:

17 C'Est La Vie

A divorced man sneaks in to watch his estranged daughter's wedding. Things snowball from there.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Romance, Melodrama
Downloads: 3691| Votes: 213 | Score: 7.69
Size: 78KB | Posted:

18 Rag Doll

A man spots a familiar looking woman in a hotel restaurant. But then notices that her escort is an even more familiar looking man. Then his life gets complicated... again!

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Romance, Crime, Melodrama
Downloads: 3170| Votes: 180 | Score: 6.44
Size: 81KB | Posted:

19 Obligations

No good deed goes unpunished! A young man finds that a good-hearted gesture, has come back to bite him many years later. I'm sorry but the wrong file was posted, I will replace it when I discover where the correct one has disappeared to.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Romance, Humor, Melodrama
Downloads: 4535| Votes: 205 | Score: 7.59
Size: 171KB | Posted:

20 Eighteen Yellow Roses

Another mug happily making his way through life, until and old adversary appears on the scene.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Romance, Melodrama
Downloads: 2959| Votes: 152 | Score: 6.88
Size: 180KB | Posted:

21 Nothing I Can Do About It Now

A guy bumming his life away as the skipper of a tourist boat on a small Caribbean island, gets his life turned upside down, and not for the first time.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Pulp Classic
Downloads: 3681| Votes: 167 | Score: 7.11
Size: 383KB | Posted: Concluded: