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Anonymous 2 years ago

My Waterman Roller Ball

A man's tools reflect his life

Sometimes one hesitates to tell a personal story because it exposes the authenticity of a person. If you’re a member of my family, or a colleague of mine, you’ve heard me tell parts of this story in person. You’ll know my secret identity when you rea...

a_gabardo 4 years ago

Thing

Haven't posted anything in ~6 months, just had to get something off my chest.

Adrian Gabardo It’s been long since I last wrote to you, but its times like these, when my thoughts are so scrambled that I can’t think straight, that I need to pick up the pen and put these feelings down somewhere. It’s been a long year, very much u...

marigolds 5 years ago

Mama Didn’t Show Me How to Cope - Chapter 1

How much can one write if their memories are a single blur?

I had about five minutes to think this over. Picture this: I’m sitting in the bathroom taking a dump, I have a case of diarrhea and stomach cramping due to having a stomach infection that occurred right after I returned from my trip to Mexico during...

sreeharithej 5 years ago

Kith, Kin & Atrocities

Satire yet philosophical; the atrocities by his kith & kin while a man is admitted in hospital

Have you ever seen God?! But I have seen many times!!Now my father is doing absolutely fine but few years ago, that morning around 5.45 AM, I got a phone call from my cousin who said my father is sick. What could happen to a person with whom I talked...

AuthorJon 5 years ago

The Crash

From my non-fiction novel, 'Born on Purpose by Mistake,' comes the first chapter of a disturbing tra

EARLY SUMMER, 2013 This was simply too awesome to really comprehend. I just couldn't believe that it was finally me instead of someone else as it usually was. It had always been stories of good fortune happening to everyone else. The kind you see on...

Rachel You were always with us Bossing and watching Fussing and giving your love  Threatening to tell Honey If I didn't agree You were more than a friend More than family Then one afternoon A drunk driver took your life Just going for a walk you sa...

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Jerseyboy1316 7 years ago

The Dogs of Iraq

Memory of Operation Iraqi Freedom - March 2003

I remember the barking and howling of the dogs. Not the average, neighborhood dog that barks at the mailman and has somehow gotten off of its chain, but wild, feral dogs. Never seen, only heard. Dark town and villages with no lights on anywhere; cl...

Jerseyboy1316 7 years ago

Fishing Assunpink Lake

Memories of a fishing trip with my Grandfather.

Fishing the Assunpink One of my favorite times of the year when I was younger was, no surprise, summer. School was out: I didn’t have to worry about homework, grades, or any projects for at least two glorious months. Since both of my parents worked...

My Memories of My Mother I lost my life long best friend who was also my mother in March 2013. The memories I have of Mom go from laughter and sorrow to tears and anger but because she was my best friend and emotional supporter I want to concentrate...

tamaoser 8 years ago

Stop from being bullied

A story about a student being saved by his friends at school.

I grew up in a pessimistic family where my parents imagine the worst outcome in a situation and that outcome would always turn out to be true. At first I thought they were psychic and that they predicted the future but that thought went away as quick...

frogprince 8 years ago

My First Kiss

Everyone remembers their first kiss, but do you really?

I have a granddaughter who will be thirteen this year. We were sitting at her kitchen table the other day talking about school, boys and her friends. We have some very open and frank discussions. I do not believe in hiding the truth when it comes to...

bri54 8 years ago

Coal-Miner

what it felt like, going to and descending into the mine

Coal-Miner Thirty year old powerloader Brian, stood amidst the crowd of jabbering miners as they waited to descend in the cage. His aching slightly overweight frame already fatigued with the stress of just getting there. He put his holdall down at hi...