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#Halloween
Gregory Prince

Heady Leftovers for the Family

— Chilling Secret Sauce Unnoticed details have a price Insatiable hunger drives the kill Dread the undead with unending fright Rotting flesh and licorice scents greeted

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fantasy
ROD GILLEY

SERENITY

Part Two of Three: I can’t begin to explain how, but we had done it. Bob and I stepped into the mirror. We found ourselves

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Circus
Wayne Johnson

Buck and Me

The shooting finally stopped. Rose had gone. I jogged over to the trailer and peeked through the gaping, ragged hole in the side. Buck sat

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advice
Tyra Jaide Woodruff

Soul Fires Flame Chapter 6.1

Previous chapter: 5.2 Chapter 6.1 Andromeda woke up uneasy. She was nervous. She could very well be offsetting the balance of the world today. It

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a hit
Mario Gonzalez

(Nos)talgia

Nostalgia is a hell of a drug. It’s so enticing. It floods your senses, and blinds you to the current reality. I could go for

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stalker
Yvonne Lang

All Consuming Joy

My heart soared with pure joy as I caught sight of my true love. I didn’t think I could love her any more, but I

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SLUGGISH SNAIL

SLUGGISH SNAIL Q: Did you hear about the racing snail who got rid of his shell? A: He thought it would make him faster, but

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Fiction
Gianni Bawn

You Hate Writing

You hate writing; it’s difficult and it’s boring. You are left alone in the alleyways of your labyrinthine mind attempting to express your vulnerability through

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boarding school
Sylvie Soul

Elite and Tawdry – Chapter 14

Gym class. The bane of every awkward high schooler’s existence. As if it wasn’t bad enough that Tawny had to face it alone without her

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death
Nina Fabunmi

She Died

They were fighting. They didn’t even know what they were fighting about anymore. Someone said something and then another person said another thing. They kept

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death
Zach Taylor

Meliora

Benny sat alone in his car while friends and family filtered into the funeral procession. He probably should have been one of the first to

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contemporary romance
AmorBooks Inc

In Sadness and …

If you love sadness, find it appealing, find it romantic, does that mean you have closed yourself off to true happiness? A question she asked

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drama
Mark Goins

Moral Hygiene

“Yeah, Vera, I like the new apartment; living on my own again has been a very emancipating experience…no, emancipating…e-m-a-n-cipating…yeah…what did you think I said…no I’m

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Storm Of Grief 

The affliction suffered has decayed the body Taking within, killing the inside slowly Once a warrior, now unable to stand Tightly holding on to dignity

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friendship
Emma Hey

Best Friends 

This is the first time Samantha and Jessica were going separate since middle school. Jessica had gotten into a college in another city and this

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how-to
D. David Croot

A kinda life

If you could write what I have written, I could have a real job or go fishing or take a real long bath. Never do

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A Utopian Nightmare

I am in a utopia of sorts. The rain falls on the tin roof. Next door, my neighbor sings and plays the guitar. I have

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cryptid
Isaac Kaaren

The Snallygaster

*Thank you for calling The Cryptid, Abomination, Beast, and Monster Hotline. If you are currently being assailed by a creature of known origin, please hang

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Life is Lifestyle- Seminary Moment

In high-school chemistry classrooms, Students are forced to memorize all,  Of the different parts of  Lab Equipment, Students learns about Marie Curie and radioactive decay,

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Jim Latham

Rhino the Destroyer

Chris was sitting in the shade of an umbrella on the lido deck of the Norwegian Saphire, sketching the famous arch, the one everybody had

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betrayal
Lynda Coker

Texas Heat — Chapter 3 of 12

A thin line runs between betrayal and sacrifice. Figuring out the difference could cost a man his heart. Corey pulled his truck up the wide,

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domestic abuse
Teresa Heffernan

The Woman Who Held Her Breath -3-

THE MAKING OF AN ABUSED WOMAN Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash Trigger warning: This story contains strong language and violence. Home Sweet Home. Part

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amazon
D. David Croot

A most short story…

The sleight of hand of sleep I, on jogs or walks or naps or lulls in the working day ruminate on how shitty a human

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action
Coke Francis

H(im)YMN – Judgement Day

It started as an online game that blossomed into a romance. But something really strange was my playmate on the other side of the computer…And

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Alaska
Judean Derby

Chicken, Alaska

Hey, it’s me Sam. It’s almost spring here in Chicken, Alaska, where VP McBride sent me after I refused to get engaged, married, or at

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Jumping Genes -Nobel Prize

Barbara McClintock was dedicated scientist- plant geneticist, In 1944 she researched on her soul searching assignment Maize, Purple color patterns on maize excited her to

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contemporary fiction
Daniel Esse

Everything Fiction

Here’s a list of everything fiction by Daniel Esse Heroes Never Sleep Liquor Rose Long Way Home Happily Never After A Gun To His Mouth

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boarding school
Sylvie Soul

Elite and Tawdry – Chapter 32

The Autumnal Social was already in full swing by the time Tawny arrived on the scene. The event took place in a grand ballroom situated

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contemporary romance
AmorBooks Inc

Unraveling

When her marriage of over tens years comes to a slow, painful ending, she finds herself unsure and, almost incapable of going on with life.

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he
Andrey Lukyanov

He

He grew up thinking that it was all fun.  Thought he’ll have everything that he’ll ever need and was so trustworthy that sometimes he thought

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Jim Latham

Baboon Fingers on Glass

Addisyn couldn’t sleep the night before she was scheduled to rotate back to Earth. She slipped into her uniform and wandered the quiet hallways of

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confession
Paul Combs

Metal Gods

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash The confessional box is smaller than I remember, or maybe I’m just bigger than the last time I was

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aging
Daniel J Klein

September

A New Letters Literary Awards Honorable Mention * I smell September in the air as I run down the sloping hill, the new, white kite

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Fiction
Elise Paxson

Mid-Morning at the Hair Salon

“So, what are we doing today?” Nikki asks. I stare at myself in the salon mirror.  “Just a trim,” I answer.  A few minutes later,

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Bernadette O'Leary-Malcolm

The Many Lives of Mita (Part VII)

Introduction: When a woman with trust issues and a celebrity who works in an industry known for infidelity and oversexed debauchery date, problems should be

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Fiction
Anaïs T

Foreign Love Affair

I like it when he calls me baby, and although he doesn’t speak a lick of English, we have chemistry. The long distance kind. I

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bob dylan
Jon Danskin

Series of Dreams

The dreams began upon a bridge. Exhausted after a late and acrimonious meeting with our local Music Hall Committee, I was lying on my living

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carousel
Kai Parker

Olympius Hunting

The Girl She ducked down behind the sleigh; the light couldn’t reach her there. The man whistled along to the tune and walked between the

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Club
Isaac Kaaren

Hideaway

You were already weary when your misadventure began. Neon and flashing lights were burning colors onto your tender eyes. This place is just a hive

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britney spears
D. David Croot

To paint the broken people!

There’s lots of broken people in my broken town. There’s the tiny broken child with a shoddy cross eyed frown. Podgy little bakers, sell to

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Crime
Paul Combs

A Meeting Across the River

Photo by Kai Pilger on Unsplash Night had already fallen by the time we reached the causeway; a crew working on the highway had delayed

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apps
Vasilica Florin

TOP 5 BEST APPS TO MAKE MONEY 

Hello everyone, today I will present you 5 of the best applications to earn some money! 5TH PLACE:     THE “MGAMER” APPLICATION IS IN 5TH

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bunny
Donald J. Bingle

BunRabs

“It’s a myth,” clucked Doris as she picked at her salad. “I don’t believe it, not for one instant.” “You’re just a spring chicken, dear,”

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contemporary
Quillful Writer

Holmes Institute: Ch. 1: Choices

[Content Notes: Swearing | Jasper reference] Summary: Being one of the top students at Holmes Institute involves more responsibilities than Jasper Madero really wants. Luckily,

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fantasy
ROD GILLEY

SERENITY

Part Three of Three Bob and I stood there for a moment. Neither of us had any idea how to defeat a Noorb. Bob must

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death
Pam Reeder

Final Goodbye

Making Peace with a Painful Past Photo by Cameron Venti on Unsplash I hated this old barn when I was a kid. I hate it

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angst
Ivan Skilling

Never Ending Record

Agile fingers danced over the keys of the Steinway grand piano, weaving a sad but melodious tune that echoed through the large apartment. Midway through

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contemporary romance
AmorBooks Inc

Not a Younger Man

In her small village she dreams of dancing. All she wanted was to dance. Such dreams could only take her so far and reality had

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Fiction
Rejoice Denhere

I Remember You

On Monday night I stayed with her for an hour after visiting time had ended. The nurses didn’t kick me out when they came to

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divorced from reality
D. David Croot

Follow the Feeling part 12!

21 “Oh shit, food! We were meant to get food!” his stomach felt woozy. “Chippies, half a pizza each?” “No thanks I am dieting… a

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#metaphor
Morgan Blair

Cactus

A short story depicting depression  By: Morgan Blair WHERE DO YOU start when there isn’t much to begin with? Max is a kid – sixteen,

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Bernadette O'Leary-Malcolm

The Many Lives of Mita (Part IV)

*** Introduction: After Mita Lopez relocated to Scotland to be with her new boyfriend and their children, she began a new job at a production

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Dear Mr. Assassin (Short Story)

Dear Mr. Assassin Just as Emmett finished cleaning the blood-splattered blade, the dead drop’s motion sensor pinged. One glance at the screen showed no one.

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advice
D. David Croot

Lost art of charity

It is not always cash that twist-turns the day around A smile A gesture can help the blues fall asunder. A motivated discourse A joke

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contemporary romance
Cynthia Veliz

Maple Tree Lane – Part Three

The final part of my short story! I hope you have enjoyed parts one and two. I am looking forward to posting more short stories

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boarding school
Sylvie Soul

Elite and Tawdry – Chapter 30

The mood in the classroom was tense for fourth period. No one said a word as Professor McCurdy gave his lecture. Even Dylan’s tardy song

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Every little secret
Rick Martin

Every Little Secret

“We all have a story we will never tell-stories that hurt like hell.” Link to chapter one PROLOGUE The scream of sirens grew louder. The

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contemporary romance
AmorBooks Inc

Clerical Error

If there was a time when a person stood on a pier and tossed into the sea a bottle with a note written in a

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Sleep of the Innocent

When the illuminated numbers on the bedside digital clock flipped from 2:59 to 3:00, Ruth Gibson finally abandoned any attempt at sleep and climbed silently

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Fiction
Serena Couram

Sunny (pt.3)

    Banneker’s was on the city’s Northside. It boasted vintage wood floors, down home cooking, and walls lined with autographed photos of everyone from Sister

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contemporary romance
AmorBooks Inc

Sandwich Guy

After being told by her live in boyfriend that he didn’t love her, Izzy has an odd and wonderful encounter with a strange man who

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black
Paul Combs

Therapy in Shades of Black

Photo by Mathew MacQuarrie on Unsplash Jake Donovan walks into the waiting room of Dr. Jenret’s office and is surprised to see someone he recognizes

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Rduane Assink

From the Woods

Sitting up in bed, he could not deny the fact that he had just heard his name called. Looking over to his wife, clearly sound

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Allen VanBlarcum

Symbiont

August that year was a warm and dry month. Days of clear sky and few clouds for decoration. This is when the earth changed forever

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Fiction
Hannah Cremin

Every Tuesday Morning

The distinct ringing of a bell causes all of the eyes in the coffee shop to redivert their gaze from the bright blue hue of

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contemporary fiction
Dean Gee

Michelle

Photo by Andre Sebastian on Unsplash I watched on as my perfect bride walked towards me. Hector would give her away as her Dad had

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Creepy
Tammy J Patton

Tainted-Part Two

Ella Mae flung open the door and went straight to the dresser. In the top drawer, under an old stained T-shirt, she found the metal

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Emilliano Zapata
Jim Latham

Emiliano Zapata’s Eyes

One hundred and two years after his death, Emiliano Zapata’s eyes stare out at me from a mural on a wall in Oaxaca de Juarez.

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contemporary romance
AmorBooks Inc

Mending a Leak

There was a story long in the making, slow in the writing that both Eric and Kelly had been working on. Thing is, neither of

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Marriage
Dustin T. Cox

Hall of Famer

The thirty-three-year-old former all-district pitcher from Roanoke, a career .303 hitter, known in bars and barbershops in Roanoke as “The Roanoke Rocket” or simply “The

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flash fiction
Fred Aiken

Is This Your Card?

Chronic House of Cards Syndrome, a condition that occurs post-Parkers-Brothers-Monopoly, broke George Liptom in two, an already disturbed individual, creating an empty fragment of a

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Poetic Prose
Elizabeth Stone

Holiday Triptych

One of my biggest love affairs in this life has been the smell of pine, simultaneously earthy and sweet. There is nothing more calming in

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boarding school
Sylvie Soul

Elite and Tawdry – Chapter 28

“Give it back!!” Tawny hissed, blushing uncontrollably. She reached in vain for the piece of paper, but Elaine held it just out of reach, looking

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college
Daniel Esse

So Much For Being Popular

In College, all the other kids knew your name. It had nothing to do with how bright you were, or how your euphonious voice had

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adventure
George Wilcox

The Passenger

     It was a drizzly Thursday night in town, and my second or third month driving for the app.   Back then, I would always

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