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?'

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1

The Volunteer
Romance
There’s an adage in the British armed forces, never volunteer for anything! Especially when you’re drunk! But, just sometimes…?
Tags: Romance
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted:
93 KB 6666 576 7.62
2

Three Times! A Lady?
Romance
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.
Tags: Romance, Melodrama
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted:
46 KB 4663 426 7.04
3

The River
Romance
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.
Tags: Romance
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted:
60 KB 3958 404 7.38
4

Sometimes When We Touch
Romance
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.
Tags: Romance
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted:
49 KB 4325 312 6.44
5

Act Naturally
Romance
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!
Tags: Romance, Melodrama
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted:
72 KB 5573 507 7.33
6

The Substitute
Romance
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.
Tags: Romance, Melodrama
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted:
81 KB 4253 403 6.59
7

Minerva
Drama
A sort of mystery romance. Told in ten chapters; some rather longer than others.
Tags: Romance, Melodrama
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted: Concluded:
238 KB 5726 385 8.19
8

Good Morning Starshine
Romance
An older man relates the story of his life to a stranger.
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance
Age Rating: Older than 17
Posted:
63 KB 2484 222 7.10
9

It's Five O'clock Somewhere!
Romance
After being estranged from all of his family for some years, a divorced man’s teenage children suddenly pay him an unexpected visit.
Tags: Romance, Drama
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted:
127 KB 5853 464 7.30
10

An Overheard Conversation
Romance
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.
Tags: Romance, Melodrama
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted:
11 KB 2737 263 6.38
11

The Climbing Tree!
Romance
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.
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Melodrama
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted:
103 KB 2474 210 7.48
12

The Big Limousine Disappeared!
Romance
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!
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Melodrama
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted:
120 KB 2750 213 6.41
13

Peter, June and the Whatevers!
Supernatural
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.
Tags: Romance, Humor, Melodrama, Science Fiction, Supernatural, Ghosts
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted:
76 KB 2340 188 7.04
14

Tempus Frangit
Science Fiction
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
Tags: Romance, Drama, Melodrama, Science Fiction, Time Travel
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted: Concluded:
245 KB 6417 244 7.29
15

For the Good Times
Romance
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.
Tags: Romance, Christmas
Age Rating: Older than 17
Posted:
68 KB 5237 283 6.36
16

Shut Up and Drive!
Romance
A guy with a questionable reputation, spots a female he doesn't expect to see in a bar that has an even worse reputation.
Tags: Romance, Melodrama
Age Rating: Older than 17
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172 KB 4186 196 7.66
17

C'Est La Vie
Drama
A divorced man sneaks in to watch his estranged daughter's wedding. Things snowball from there.
Tags: Romance, Melodrama
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted:
78 KB 2965 182 7.75
18

Rag Doll
Drama
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!
Tags: Romance, Crime, Melodrama
Age Rating: Older than 17
Posted:
81 KB 2277 142 6.45
19

Obligations
Drama
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.
Tags: Romance, Humor, Melodrama
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted:
171 KB 3407 157 7.60
20

Eighteen Yellow Roses
Drama
Another mug happily making his way through life, until and old adversary appears on the scene.
Tags: Romance, Melodrama
Age Rating: Older than 13
Posted:
180 KB 2114 110 6.95
21

Nothing I Can Do About It Now
Romance
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.
Tags: Pulp Classic
Age Rating: Older than 13
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383 KB 1557 80 7.36