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1 Always a Marine

by Ernest Bywater

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: 6908| Votes: 928 | Score: 9.37
Size: 34KB | Posted:

2 Depression Soup

by TC Allen

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: 11157| Votes: 419 | Score: 9.02
Size: 524KB | Posted: Concluded:

3 Coming Home

by Ernest Bywater

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: 4257| Votes: 472 | Score: 8.95
Size: 11KB | Posted:

4 Fun Run

by Ernest Bywater

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. Set in Australia.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: General
Tags: Sports, Young Adult, Vignettes
Downloads: 3995| Votes: 427 | Score: 8.80
Size: 8KB | Posted:

5 The Way Home

by barbar

Edward loves his daughter. Collecting her from school each afternoon and walking home with her is a highlight of his day. Then one day, on the way from work to school, he meets a blind man in the park.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: General
Tags: Vignettes, Tear Jerker
Downloads: 784| Votes: 53 | Score: 8.23
Size: 29KB | Posted:

6 Five Ultra Short Stories

by Ernest Bywater

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: 1969| Votes: 133 | Score: 8.01
Size: 2KB | Posted:

7 One Small Step

by Ernest Bywater

A masters student does some research into the Apollo 11 moon landing and the claimed hoax. He has some startling discoveries to announce when he delivers his final paper.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: General
Tags: Humor, Drama, Politics, Science, Workplace, Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Vignettes
Downloads: 3629| Votes: 442 | Score: 7.51
Size: 9KB | Posted:

8 The Anatomy of a Story

by vlfouquet

An article about researching background for a story.
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Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Essay
Tags: True, Drugs, Vignettes
Downloads: 581| Votes: 40 | Score: 7.50
Size: 2KB | Posted:

9 3 - Clan Amir: Falcon Fledgling

by Ernest Bywater

A Clan Amir of Berant Story
17 Stories about an exceptional person, Gerry Mannheim, a high genius. These short stories cover his life from 10 years of age until 16 years of age. They depict aspects of his character and the events continuing maturing after he joins the Royal Guards to help him get offer the emotional shocks of the deaths during the year before. Mostly these stories cover the events around his military career but also cover personal high lights like meeting and courting his first wife.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Drama, Military, Workplace, Extra Sensory Perception, Young Adult, Vignettes
Downloads: 6686| Votes: 755 | Score: 7.42
Size: 299KB | Posted:

10 The Last Train

by vlfouquet

Chronicles of Abrigal Silverlocks
Abrigal "Silverlocks" Crowley had a feeling she needed to leave San Fransisco. When a person of the Magical Percusion got feelings they act on the. Looking around she could see that hundreds of other Practitiners were leaving also. Yeah the Last Train leaving was at 9:00 P.M. and from the mob of people waiting it was not going to be big enough.
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Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Romance, Historical, Apocalyptic, Supernatural, Fantasy, Witchcraft, Vignettes
Downloads: 2452| Votes: 276 | Score: 7.41
Size: 25KB | Posted: