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. Set in Australia.
Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Drama Tags: Drama, Politics, Military, Workplace, Vignettes Downloads: 4534| Votes: 486 | Score: 8.95 Size: 11KB | 2,221 words |
Man's wife reminises about their life together during his posthumus induction to baseball's Hall of Fame. An often humorous, always piognant look at the differances between his public baseball life and their private family life.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance Tags: Romance, Humor, Drama, Baseball, Tear Jerker Downloads: 1220| Votes: 105 | Score: 8.86 Size: 28KB | 5,517 words |
Max Wagner, former carpenter, lives on the streets of San Francisco. His only goal is the next mug of moonshine. Fate intervenes in the persons of a famous singer and a friendly young widow, but then Max has to prove himself in the face of a catastrophe.
Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Historical Tags: Romance, Drama, Historical Downloads: 3742| Votes: 433 | Score: 8.82 Size: 33KB | 6,430 words |
The lovely woman sitting next to Jack on the plane shocked him when she told him her name was Felina. He was intrigued with the mystery presented by the proposition that maybe Faleena didn't die in the shootout behind Rosa's Cantina. Please read "El Paso - Jake Rivers" first.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance Tags: Romance, Drama, Historical, Western Downloads: 2262| Votes: 216 | Score: 8.15 Size: 42KB | 8,472 words |
A short tale -- very loosely -- based on an encounter I had with a childhood friend in that beautiful city one summer about ten or fifteen years ago; okay maybe a little longer. Only my encounter - whilst extremely enjoyable for both of us -- had a completely different outcome, neither of us are widowed.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance Tags: Romance Downloads: 3049| Votes: 277 | Score: 8.10 Size: 36KB | 6,951 words |
Danny comes home from 'Nam and when he see his buddy's girl he knows she's the one he wants. The fun starts when he tells his friend, "She's the cutest girl I've ever seen, I'll tell you face to face I mean to steal her from you." Joe was not pleased by this.
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance Tags: Romance, Drama, War Downloads: 2544| Votes: 297 | Score: 7.96 Size: 42KB | 8,511 words |
A Story in the Once Upon a Time... Universe
How can a poor Cobbler find his Luck and win the hand of a Lady fair? Spend an evening with the local Brownies! (but don't let them catch you!) A old-fashioned Fairy Tale perfect for a bedtime story!
A Dark Wars Tale
Edgar Laetham had enough. He had spent enough time shedding blood and losing friends for Queen and country. A chance encounter with an old friend from Australia while recovering from a wound in Bahrain a year after the First Gulf War sent his life on a different path. How different he would not know until one fateful, rain-soaked day while driving his new charge through the streets of Harrow. After that day, he knew life with Dame Alice Spencer-Killdare would never be the same. Or boring!
Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy Tags: Crime, Violence, Alternate Universe, Shapeshifters Downloads: 2958| Votes: 198 | Score: 7.91 Size: 30KB | 5,903 words |
Dedicated to my fellow veterans, those who made it back and those who didn't.It's the early 1970's and Dennis is about two weeks away from rotating back to the world after his tour in Viet Nam. He's looking forward to seeing his wife again and his daughter for the first time. Join him on his "Last Patrol".
A Story in the Spider and Fly Universe
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: 7243| Votes: 531 | Score: 7.83 Size: 44KB | 8,342 words |
An old man walks through a odd city with his grandson sent to keep an eye on him by his mother. The mother, daughter of a bard, married into the family of an Oligarch. As such, she hates when stories of her father entertaining in pubs filter to her in-laws. Pzerra is there to prevent that. His grandfather takes him to his favorite pub for lunch. A strange man walks in, causing the patrons to eye him hostilely. After he leaves, the boy asks the old man why they hate him so. Thus begins the story! / (Reviews)
Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Fantasy Tags: Supernatural, Fantasy, Magic Downloads: 2062| Votes: 116 | Score: 7.75 Size: 31KB | 5,674 words |