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No good deed

A halfling is suckered into being the unhappy host to a group of adventurers

“Ugh, Cursed Red Fangs!” She peeked out from behind a rock. Six or seven rust monsters stalked the trail ahead of her. This was the only way to the goblin’s camp. She knew she didn’t have any choice but to continue, and the goblins certainly knew that, too. She reached behind her back and tugged at the straps holding her armor on. It would be easy to pass them, as long as she stripped off...Read On

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Truest Truth

I have an obsession with the truest truth. I don’t remember where I first heard the phrase, but it was years ago. It was one of those snippets of conversations you overhear that grabs you by the chin and forces you to think about everything that’s ever happened to you. Who knows what that conversation meant to the people who uttered the words that changed me? Maybe it was just a way to fit...Read On

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Can I?

I won't be expecting you tonight...

Can't concentrate on my reading, Thinking what you're doing right now. Are you enjoying the night with someone? Are you thinking about me tonight? Can't eat, I have no appetite Even for a mouth watering food. Are you eating well with someone? Are you wishing for me tonight? Can't sleep, my eyes are closed But my mind wonders where you are. Are you sleeping beside someone? ...Read On

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John......The Ghost chapter 2 by kscorn080 (pete)

Jimmy meets John and Martha

John......the Ghost ch 2 Later that day Sara keeps an eye out watching Jimmy as he mows and edges the yard next door. After finishing the mowing, Jimmy pulls the mower out by the alley and brings the hose out to clean it off. He is wiping the mower down when Jake suddenly barks and jumps up to run and greet Jimmy's Dad. Jimmy runs and hugs his father and grins broadly when he looks around,...Read On

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John......the Ghost chapter 1 by kscorn080 (pete)

Ghosts aren't always bad.

John.....the Ghost ch 1 Jimmy Seemore awakes early Saturday morning. He goes to the kitchen where his Mom, Sara prepares breakfast. Jimmy is ten years old and has done very well in school this year and is looking forward to his first job this summer. He has promised the Blakes next door that he will watch over their house, mow their yard and care for their big dog Jake. Jake is a big...Read On

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The Stranger

He came from out of nowhere His eyes as cold as ice I saw the knife in his hand He turned it around twice He had been watching me he said As I came out of class at night Said I remembered him of her Before she took her life He saw the fear in my eyes A tear goes down my cheek Right before he put the knife Inside me very deep I never knew his name Or where he came from Only that...Read On

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Long Distance Love

Just some thoughts about how love blooms in the weirdest of ways.

Being in a long distance relationship is difficult. I hear people complaining about having to go to the shops for their beau, grumbling that the milk is in the wrong place in the fridge, laughing and holding hands together, and I want that. I’m envious of them because that’s all I want. I want the good, and the not-so-good. I just want to snuggle with Aria or exchange a knowing look. It...Read On

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The Scuffle

"Well, well, well," pronounced the young man, "what do we have here?". He said this, of course, because he was blind and genuinely did not know what they had there. However, The Ignorant Armadillo felt obliged to insult the fragile youth, as he did not realise that young Jack Harper was quite destitute of vision. As the other villagers began to crowd around the immense assemblage of...Read On

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Maude and the Mice by kscorn080 (pete)

Farmer's wife has mice for friends.

Maude and the Mice by kscorn080 (pete) The sun was going down and the woods were turning dark as John climbed down off his big green John Deere tractor. He smells the fresh meatloaf that Maude had promised she would fix today. He walks in through the side door that goes into the utility room. He always changes his sweaty clothes and dusty boots in there. There is a short hallway that...Read On

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Amongst the Kingdoms Ch 5

Yesterday, today, and tomorrow combined in an era long forgotten but yet to be experienced.

Everyone needs some kind of sign to help them believe everything is going to be all right. Everyone looks to the sky; to some deity. The funny thing is there is something out there and no matter how much we cry out it whispers back that it didn’t create us in order to fix everything wrong with us. He gave us the ability to cry…to feel pain because he also gave us the ability to heal those...Read On

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The League of the Young and Supernatural (7)

A supernatural organization founded by rogue aliens fight to protect the human race.

Ch. 7 *Sakura* Morning came after seven torturous hours. I barely slept. The guest bed was insanely soft and comfortable, but I was too stressed to give it a chance. I had lied on the floor all night, bouncing back ideas as to how I would go about luring an Aejin anywhere. They were sly, manipulative, and hard to identify. They tricked you - it was hardly ever the other way around. The...Read On

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D.T - Volga the Apprentice: Chapter 3

Not all friends start out friendly.

Volga the Apprentice: Chapter 3 It was at least a couple hours later but much to his surprise Kyra had returned. She brought with her some medicine, needles, a spool of silk thread, a roll of linen gauze, and a few bottles of some sort of hard alcohol. "I'm not sure if I'm more surprised to see you or to see all the stuff you brought back with you," Volga said. Kyra shrugged and placed...Read On

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Lowenna Part 7 (chapter 9)

A young woman awakens in a strange land with no memory of who she is.

Chapter 9 MR GRIFFIN’S WEAPON SHOP Lowenna decided to leave the market, although she hadn’t seen that much, she wanted to make sure she was back in time. She still had to pay Mr. Valery the money she owed, and she wanted to meet Rique to talk about magic and the Lowenna. It was getting late, and a lot of people were heading home. She knew the clothes shop was on the way back to the inn,...Read On

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Whoosh, Whoosh

Whoosh, whoosh...whoosh, whoosh...whoosh, whoosh. Quiet. So very still, all around me. Nothing stirring. Dark. So dense, the atmosphere. Hard to breathe. Nothing to see. Can't see. Can't hear anything. Whoosh, whoosh...whoosh, whoosh... Blood, rushing through my veins. In my head. In my ears. Hearing it. Stirring. Not stirring. No feeling. None. Arms and legs dead. Dead weight. ...Read On

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Packing

It's that time again

“Have we got everything?” “Yes.” “Are you sure?” I roll my eyes. I’m the Queen of packing. Of course we’ve got everything. Huffing, I recite the list - “Clothes, swimming kits, first-aid kit, towels, games, phone chargers, food, toilet roll, wellingtons, waterproofs and wine. Oh, and jumpers. Lots of jumpers.” “Do we need them in August?” “We’re staying in a caravan...Read On

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D.T - King Abaron: Chapter 2

King Abaron: Chapter 2 Abaron and Bethany returned to the council room where all were quiet and waited for them. "Has anyone gotten any fresh ideas?" Abaron asked as he took his seat. "No sire, I'm afraid we were more concerned with the surprising action of your seventh son and what we should do about it?" Charles, the head war adviser, asked. "We shall take no action as where he is going...Read On

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Lowenna Part 6 (chapter 8)

A young woman awakes in a strange world of magic, the only clue to her past is one word Lowenna

Chapter 8 PENBIRTH MARKET The jewellery shop was where Mr Valery had said it was, although if Lowenna hadn't been told it was a jewellery shop she would never have guessed by the outside sign or the window display. When she entered she got an unpleasant smell of sulphur and a taste of smoke, in the back of her throat. The shop was very dark and not very big, there were lots of half-empty...Read On

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Dave's Place Chapter 8 - Victor

I could tell Susan was tiring of the serious conversation and I wasn't the only one. Andy caught my eye, ordered another Guiness, and said, "Tell her about Victor." I got a big grin on my face and said, "That is the best idea I've heard all evening." Susan smiled anticipating the story. I pulled Andy his beer and began. "Victor is a big, big Puerto Rican guy with more charisma than...Read On

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Dancing Into Old Age

She gave me a spontaneous hug. Then went on pointe. We were warming up for rehearsal for our all-dance show. I was surrounded by girls. And a few young ladies. She was a young lady. She'd trained enough to be in pointe shoes. That took time and training and dedication. Silly child. I was still taller, when I went up on tiptoes in jazz shoes. I can't go on pointe. Most men don't,...Read On

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Glue

Christmas ornaments always come with memories attached to them.

The Christmas tree was up by the first weekend in December and fully decorated by Sunday night, just before prime-time TV, but all feelings of accomplishment faded when Renfield the cat jumped headlong from the entertainment center onto the top of the tree and rode it down like Slim Pickens riding the A-bomb in Dr. Strangelove, a movie Bob loved enough to have viewed multiple times (Karen...Read On

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D.T - Volga the Apprentice: Chapter 2

Volga the Apprentice: Chapter 2 For three days and three nights master Finuer remained in the library. Volga heard very little noises coming from the other side of the door, but now and again he would see strange lights emitting from under the doorway, flashing and weaving about. Volga always made sure to leave a tray of food and water by the library door in the morning after he woke up, and...Read On

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Ancestor Chapter 6: Ancestral Weapon

Xaine woke early in the morning and went about his usual routine of getting ready for the day. He sat down at his writing desk to write in his record about the past couple days when he finally remembered what had occurred. The last few days had been so long but had gone by so quickly. It all seemed almost like a dream. Today he would receive his papers from the elders that would officially...Read On

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LousyNick's Guide To Dancing Badly - Or Your Money Back

Get up offa that thing...and dance till you feel better. Alright, stop - hammertime!

Dancing. The very word fills many of us with terror, as we contemplate embarrassing ourselves in front of friends, acquaintances, enemies and total strangers by flailing around like drunken monkeys on Ritalin (although, to be fair, even drunken monkeys can be pretty agile, not to mention adorable - the same can't always be said of us tail-less primates). Sadly, no matter how much we may...Read On

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Ms. Barbie Doll

Please note this is just a story nothing more.

A woman at the end of the bar finished putting on her lipstick and slowly looked around the room for a man. Her eyes landed on a man in a nice black suit and red tie. His eyes glanced in her direction and a warm smile slowly went across his face.She took out her mirror, fixed herself for the last time and walked his way seductively. "Hey there hot stuff, my name is Maggie.What is yours?"...Read On

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Peach

I was almost there.After defying gravity, monsters, and even Death, only a few more steps remain in what has seemed like an endless search. A perpetual cycle blind to Time. I get closer. My heart is thunder booming in hollow tunnels, every moment constricted. You've been every dream and nightmare. Beautiful and loving. Frighteningly cold and distant. Almost a myth, even though I've held...Read On

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My worst wedding reception

This event actually occurred during my brief engagement to a lady I will call Daria. Prior to us meeting and getting serious, she had been asked to be the maid- of- honor at her long time friend's wedding. It was too late for her to bow out now and she had given her word and I understood that. Now I would be unable to attend the wedding ceremony due to my job, and Daria understood that....Read On

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A God's Narration

I'm a god, I'm nuts, y'all're crazy!

Behind the door is another door and behind that door is a demon, but you already knew that. Behind the demon, there’s nothing. The demon is you, didn’t you know? You should do. Something tells me you’re not as self-aware as you think you are. Me? Oh, I don’t need to be self-aware, especially when I’m aware of you. That’s my curse, you see. Also my gift, if you want to look at it that...Read On

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D.T - Volga the Apprentice: Chapter 1

The newest and last protagonist of the book is here.

Volgathe Apprentice: Chapter 1 Volga sat quietly in the small study, pouring over the contents of the heavy bound leather book. He had been reading it slowly over the months, learning its great wealth of knowledge on magic. Most the magic he knew he learned from his master but for some of the more ancient and powerful magic's he was told to thoroughly read through some of the selected books...Read On

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Amber 35

Spring break finally ended and Ally returned to college. She had given Amber a list of exercises to perform using the baby carrier instead of weights and put her on a three days on and two off regime. It was similar to the same routine she used and gave her great results. With the end of the break Bruce now devoted the bulk of his free time between work and studying for his finals, so he...Read On

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Before and After

Within the first week after I took delivery of my new car, I stepped in gum. It got on the carpet. Not on the mat, but on the carpet just beneath the door. I was upset. I got most of it off, but there was still a mark on the light tan carpet. It was a pretty car: diamond white, with a light tan interior. My favorite is white, with a light grey interior, but the last two cars I ended up...Read On