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Transverse

Roll uphill. I do that for you every day....Read On

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The Grand Opening

If you read the newspaper regularly, you probably missed the news about the grand opening, for the simple fact, it wasn't reported by the media or tabloids. I am, of course, talking about the grand opening of my nail salon last week at the daycare.  It had all started the week prior when one of the boys asked why my nails were purple. I had painted them that colour so they matched my dress...Read On

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Vampire Justice Part 31

Carlo runs away. Mo;;y watches him.

Carlo went silent after bragging about his exploits. Sebastian sat quietly as he surveyed the fae carefully. In Sebastian's mind, he saw Carlo as someone not to be taken lightly. He was as deadly, as he was meek. It was a good thing Carlo did not recognize Sebastian. The men sat quietly looking at each other waiting for each to speak. Neither one did. Sebastian stood signaling the guard...Read On

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Kindred Spirits, Distant Hearts. Chapter 13

Maria was thrown to the floor by the force of the blast...

Tripoli. June 8 th , 1941   A whole month had gone since Maria arrived in North Africa and the time was passing by almost unnoticed. The patients who came to her ward were mostly suffering from dysentery or minor wounds that would heal without the need for repatriation, so she barely had time to remember their names before they were gone. There were so many cases of dysentery...Read On

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Slowly

Slowly she subjugated me. Slowly she led me to the intimacy of her universes. We broke the crystals, silent jailers of the soul, and slowly we became one....Read On

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For What It’s Worth

Standing here and knowing that we are all flawed and at times seem to be stuck with the things we aren’t proud of, along with the decisions that we have made that turn into those thoughts that torture our dreams and seem to cripple our souls. There times when I, or rather we hate being out here and it seems to be like a nightmare, and sometimes asking ourselves if God is out there and...Read On

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A child named Ruth

A peak into the distant relationship of an immediate family

The countryside harnessed a strange calm breeze that swept the produce of nature in the settling burnt orange sunset. They had been driving for hours, craving water they no longer took for granted in this relentless heat. There was a growing sense of uneasiness in the city, and their presence alone had made the servants resentful. The thought of a social unrest panicked Ruth’s mother, who...Read On

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The Seagull

The seagull crosses alone, from the sunrise to the sunset, the immense blue. It's a long journey back. She remembers when her fellow companion waved the wings beside her, opened her way through the air, and together they wove the threads of each day. Tears prevent her from stabilizing the flight. Air gusts make her stagger and barely can stay the course. For a moment think of dropping. But...Read On

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Dark Minds

The wanderer struggles to find love...

Charlene and I weren't dating. Or were we? I just didn't know. What I did know is that I liked being with her. Maybe she liked being with me, too. We had an uneasy peace; I was desperately afraid of hurting her, she held back when things got too personal. She was far too nice for to be treated as a conquest. Anyway, that really wasn't my style. I was a bit afraid too. We spoke of books,...Read On

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The Storyteller

He couldn't find a way to write good flash fiction. He had the illusion, he had attended courses on this type of writing, the inspiration behaved very well with him, but nevertheless, his small works did not have the expected success. One day he thought of giving his readers personalized stories. He suggested that they send him the topic on which they would like to have a flash fiction, and...Read On

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The Translator (II, final part)

In his right hand he carried a hexagonal object and in the left a small sphere. A holographic reading of the hexagonal piece showed the content, which we had to decrypt, of the details of the Alpha Centauri solar system. The sphere, however, contained more general information about the Cosmos, matter, the objects that form it, and the innumerable laws governing its evolution. We called...Read On

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Power

Strength for the day Hope for tomorrow Happiness and faith For calm and peace To not be afraid To find a way to understand The thoughts in my head Growing each day With compassion and pride To accept what I must Following my heart The power within Feeling The power grows  Deep within    ...Read On

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The Translator (I)

No one can imagine that currently living in the year 3214 of the Christian era; there are still professions such as mine. My work is a mixture of intuition and science. I'm an archaeologist. And as it is also an activity that is not without surprises, I never thought that I would find a finding of biblical magnitudes. In one of my work visits to Jerusalem, a Palestinian friend told me that...Read On

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Dancing to Ray Charles: Ch 11, Journey South

Would their change in latitude change any attitudes?

  Alexandria, a small, nondescript city on the Red River in central Louisiana, is the symbolic checkpoint separating the state’s French, Catholic south from its Scots-Irish, Protestant north. In the pre-interstate days, a two-lane highway weaved its way south from town toward Baton Rouge. A picturesque, tree-lined bayou flanked one side of the road. On the other side were pastures and a...Read On

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Should I Listen

"Go on, do it!"

 

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Theodora

What is it that causes such a fear of the night to swell inside the bones of the human race? Could it be the whispers of our ancestors flowing within our blood, reminding us all of what natural dangers and predators hunt for their prey within the darkness? Could it be the human imagination, forming an illusion of what monsters and horrors may lurk within the perpetual voids? Fear of what...Read On

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Kindred Spirits, Distant Hearts. Chapter 12

Katarina was losing her mind. For three days she had no-one to talk to and nothing to do.

Trieste. June 8 th , 1941   As promised, on the morning of her departure, Willi had arrived at the front of the building on the dot of nine. The black SS staff car shone like a mirror in the sunlight and Katarina watched from her window as the Mercedes came gently to a halt. Across the street, she had noticed a man in a doorway who was reading a newspaper. She knew who he was and...Read On

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The Therian: Chapter Three

Stay wild moon child.

Lily couldn't remember a time when she felt so bored. She made her way into the kitchen to get something for breakfast, trying to figure out how she was going to pass the time when her Father spoke up. "Lil. We need groceries and some other supplies.Go and pick some up." He handed her a wad of money. She blinked at it in surprise. "No problem. I'll need the keys too." "You can walk."...Read On

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Grapes

Christmas was never one of his favorite celebrations. The reunion of all, the children's uproar, the inevitable tensions between the members of the family, made him stand guard in the face of those “special” days. His sisters, married to a banker and a construction worker, had brought him seven beautiful nephews, and when the family reunies, the coexistence become an ordeal. However, this...Read On

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Autumn

The day threatened with its gray tones the peace and quiet of Laura. Those days made her fall into a deep melancholy and grief. The leaves of the trees drew a multicolored landscape that contrasted with the shadows and depths of her thoughts. Raindrops wept over the window panes of the huge windows, and Laura, pensive in front of them, threshed her past and future, trying to find, in an...Read On

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Friday The 13th

Yesterday was Thursday the 12th

Friday the 13th?! Other than a series of semi-scary movies (one through five actually terrified me once upon a time) today is just another day. Right? I don’t understand all the hokey “bad luck day” nonsense. I’d ask Google if my internet worked. It went out this morning. As did my cell service. Luckily I had nothing better to do today than sleep.  Okay. That isn’t entirely true. I did have...Read On

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Dancing to Ray Charles: Ch 10, Moonlight and Revelations

This could be her last chance to, well, to do something to get Mark’s mind off Bebe.

 The phone wouldn't stop ringing. Amy, sitting at the table on the other side of the kitchen, eating a bologna-on-white-with-mayonnaise sandwich and heading into what she sensed would be one of the   steamier parts of,"The Carpetbaggers," tried to ignore the noise, though she couldn’t help wondering what had happened to her sister who always tried to beat everyone else to the phone. Jan...Read On

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Fernando Story

Attention: this is the combination of the "Tales for adults" with the "Cruel world series".

PART ONE THE CULTURE OF ME   Once upon a time, there was me living on the planet Earth. And the next story has begun, when my planet was strong enough to start on the program for the near space exploration. In the one hundred anniversary of the Saint Seraphim Sarovsky, I was riding a bus in the Russian city of Chicago. And Russian woman was sitting near, frightened by the loud...Read On

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Reflections on the monster

I have to seek the help of a psychiatrist. My job requires being in permanent tension, and that is taking its toll on me. I am single, and I work in stock exchange, and my working days are eternal, frequently they last for more than twelve hours. I am accumulating a good amount of money, but my health is being affected by that. Sometimes it appears without warning. I am so calm and zas!,...Read On

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Enthalpy

Chaos, that's what I found in the company when I got back from a work trip. The secretaries were on a sit-down strike, the salesmen had practically abandoned their duties, the counselors and commanders had succumbed to despair, and the production line had dropped its performance by more than fifty percent. I announced clearly my instructions before I left for the two-week trip to the Far...Read On

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Nice birds

nice birds

Nice birds are flying from your country, In deep blue space their wings are moving. Most beautiful of all I found 'em, They touch my heart my life approving....Read On

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L'important c'est la Rose...

Waiting for a love that will come one day.

It’s been an eternity since he was sitting on the bench in the pouring rain. It’s been an eternity since the skies have forgotten how the blue might have looked. It’s been an eternity since Heaven and Earth had been washed together by the ashen grey diluted in every raindrop and every speck of cloud. He was raining for ages inside. The pain of the abandoned heart was gathering into...Read On

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The predestined affinity

I believe the life is kept coming back. I also believe the people we meet this time, this life.

  Long, long time ago, a young scholar arranged to marry his lovely betrothed. Everything was well prepared on schedule. When the day came, the bride to be-she got married to someone else. He was fallen apart at the seams and very sick. His parents tried so hard to raise his spirit up. Watching their only son nearly at his last gasp, they felt so impotent.   By that time, a monk learned...Read On

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A matter of honor

It was a matter of honor. He fired first and failed. The face of joy of his opponent contrasted with the grimace of despair that reflected his features. As the Napoleon adviser, he should be far from here, at Versailles, waiting to be received by the Emperor. In an instant, his mind remembered the events that had given rise to this duel. Nothing mattered anymore. He had never wanted his...Read On

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Kindred Spirits, Distant hearts. Chapter 11

With great care and tenderness she wound the brilliant white bandage around his head.

Tripoli. May 27 th , 1941   Maria had slept very little since she had arrived in Libya, the heat did not suit her at all. The temperature through the night had barely dropped below seventeen degrees which was all that Munich attained during the day at this time of year. The daytime here though reached thirty degrees, a temperature she had rarely experienced and it was so dry, not...Read On