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Our drama category is for fans of stories filled with feeling, focusing on strong dialogue and well-rounded character development. Tragedy is a common theme, with gritty, realistic emotions driving the story. Readers are given clear insight into characters' thoughts and taken on a deep and sometimes courageous journey. Please send in your dramatic fiction or take a look at one of the emotive entries below.


From the short story: The Boy In The Leaves

from Short Stories and Other Imaginings for The Reading Spot

from Short Stories and Other Imaginings for The Reading Spot by J.D. Holiday All Rights Reserved Copyright 2014 by J.D. Holiday A small boy laid there, motionless. Unlike the leaves around him he lay undisturbed by the wind gust. Max stepped away. It was just a little kid. He looked asleep, his dark skin was a shade of blue and purple, almost translucent. Thin...Read On


Broken Mirrors Shattered Dreams 1

True Love: Expecting the unexpected and learning to accept what cannot be undone

Note to readers: Here it comes - the sequel to Fifteen Shards of Broken Glass - Gracie-Lou's story! Enjoy! - PLJ Prologue I hate being criticized. I have been criticized for as long as I can remember. Living in the shadow of my older sister, Annie, and not being able to live up to the memory of a ghost, I feel as though I am the one forgotten. Who am I? Well,...Read On


A Godly Affair

After a sensation created by fraud doctor, God comes to Earth to teach him a lesson.

1 "Repay your debt in a week or shut down your dispensary." Mr. Mehta ordered. "Please sir, give me some more time. Do you think I am a fraud?" Dr. Lal replied. "Certainly you are, Jackass! I missed out the enlightenment course of Holy Siddeshwar Maharaj. I couldn't even visit his Ashram and you are responsible for it. Remember, this is the last warning. One more delay in payment and...Read On


SDF 2016

The crew of JDS Azumaya must stop a rogue JMSDF vessel from inciting a war with America.

JDS Azumaya Kongo-class Destroyer Japanese Territorial Waters CO: Captain Shinsui Hirayama 1500 hours Lieutenant Commander Tadayuki Nomata looked around the CIC with pride, allowing himself a small smile at the air of efficient, purposeful activity around him. Even though the bridge was thought of as the most important part of the ship, the Combat Information Centre was the nerve centre...Read On


The cave

Trapped while exploring a cave

The boy lay in the darkness, blacker than the darkest night. He had no concept of how long he had been there, only that the end was near. His arms were folded tightly against his chest and the walls of the narrow passage pressed against him like the weight of a whole mountain was upon him. The panic had long since gone and he had resigned himself to his fate. He knew he would probably...Read On


Black Rose (Chapter 13-End)

13 “Demir, I found her! I’ve been looking for her in all the wrong places all these years. She is back in Halfeti, working as a –” “As a what? Where?” Demir asked with obvious impatience. Aker stopped himself from saying anything further. “Well, my dear Dr. Polat,” he continued with a fake yawn, “I’ll call you first thing in the morning. When we are both...Read On


Black Rose (Chapter 10-12)

10 “Demir, this hurts too much. Let me die. Please.” “Melek, my sweetheart, we are almost there. I’m so sorry you are hurting so much. But Aker will take excellent care of you. We can’t possibly find more capable hands in hiding. And I’ll be by your side the whole time.” Melek kept begging him to let her die. When they reached Aker’s clinic, a makeshift operating table was...Read On


Black Rose (Chapter 7-9)

7 Her brother – together with all their male cousins, had cornered them just when they were leaving the language school that Wednesday. Blending in with friendly gestures, they led them away from the exiting crowd. On the curbside of the opposite street, a large van with a company logo awaited. Their ride ended in an abandoned farmhouse at the town’s outskirts. Butrus kept...Read On


Black Rose (Chapter 4-6)

4 “Can you believe, we have known each other four months already?” Butrus spoke in full excitement but looked tired. “Did you have enough sleep last night?” Huban didn’t hide her concern. His classes at the university ended at noon. In the early afternoon, he studied for the next day. Then came his language hours. In the last two months, he had acquired two night jobs – one in...Read On


Black Rose - Chapter 1-3

love in Turkey

1 “Oh, dear God. My girl. My poor girl. Who did this to you? What they did to you! Oh, God. No! No!” “Mom, help me...” The ambulance sped through the many rural areas to Şanlıurfa hospital. Where Huban was born. The medics raced her stretcher through the emergency entrance, while a loud speaker summoned doctors to the OP. Her mother’s bewildering plea was the only sound in the...Read On


Protecting Jessica

Jessica's cute tender face peeked out from under her sheets as Hannah...

Hannah looked out the window of her high rise New York apartment over to Liberty Island. The Statue of Liberty was delicately lit as it stood gracefully in place, protecting citizens. The haze of the cool night drifted around the grand lady giving her a hue that only suited her. But her flame shone brightly and could be seen for miles. Hannah just loved how the view gave her a sense of...Read On


Some Moments Last Forever

A short story about what happens when you lose the fight with the cruel lover named depression.

The alarm calls out again, pleading with you, begging you to get out of bed; a stubborn siren barely audible over the brewing storm in your head. Why did you even bother setting an alarm; it's not like anyone wants to spend time with you. Nobody wants to listen to the insecure whining of a hopeless loser. The vicious record repeats new versions of the same song. Idiot. You can’t...Read On


A Very Good Mood

She was a short, sexy, scheming racist after a nice guy who wasn't.

Reader discretion advised. The story you are about to read contains language that some readers may find offensive. By choosing to read this piece, you agree that you do not object to reading content that may be considered racial prejudice. Please note that the views and opinions expressed in this story are those of the fictional characters portrayed in the story and do not reflect...Read On


Not Even For Marmalade - Part One

Part 1 - The Whims Of The Universe And A Charming Rogue

A soft smile touched her lips as she watched him enter the coffee shop. He waved, a small superfluous gesture just to let her know that he’d seen her, but still it warmed her heart. He made his way toward her leisurely, flirting with every waitress he encountered along the way in his usual charming manner. Her smile faded as he drew closer, instantly noticing the ugly red scar above his...Read On


My Little Mystery Part 19

The assaults are over, now to get the real evil doers. Some surprises pop up later.

Cricket and Monica met when Roger and Monica returned to her hospital room. They moved away from Roger to speak privately. Cricket asked, “Has anything happened with my persecutors. I am anxious to get them taken down and put away. They have ruined so many innocent lives with this vendetta against me.” “Not yet, they are still looking for evidence. It is very hard to find anything...Read On