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The Devoted Widow

Humour and Fable
Ambrose Bierce
1 comments
8 votes

    A widow weeping on her husband's grave was approached by an Engaging Gentleman who, in a respectful manner, assured her that he had long entertained for her the most tender feelings.      "Wretch!" cried the Widow. "Leave me this instant! Is this a time to talk to me of love?"      "I assure you, madam, that I ha...

Dublin

Abstract
lovetowrite
5 comments
6 votes

It was nearing midnight when he entered the local 24-hour supermarket. He was in the mood for ice cream so he shifted into autopilot mode. He arrived at the endless row of freezers containing every single flavor of ice cream imaginable. What kind of ice cream was he in the mood for? He was older–deep-set wrinkles, thinning gray hair, bad eyesight, and stiff joints–so he wasn’t w...

Red (Part 12)

Mystery
lovetowrite
0 comments
6 votes

“Oh, are you finally going to listen to me?” “Now, now, Brooke. We don’t need any of that attitude. Dr. Stav is just trying to get the story straight,” he said calmly. I couldn’t believe him. He was talking like he hadn’t sentenced me to be chained to this bed and forced drugs. “Shut up! I don’t even want to see you!” I screamed. I could...

White as Snow? (open to suggestions)

Fantasy, Horror and Thriller
gotcocomilk
5 comments
5 votes

The snow haired boy launched himself at the guards, without a thought of his own safety. Having assumed the danger was past, if there had been any at all, they yelped in surprise. He managed a few jagged swipes at the closest one before others restrained him. Snarling with an animal’s ferocity, he thrashed in their grip. They quickly reached for a length of cord, tying his hands together tig...

Genesis

Fantasy, Science Fiction, Humour and Abstract
sakuragirl
3 comments
6 votes

In the beginning there was The Smile. And The Smile was as happy and serene as any smile before him would have been, had there been any smile before The Smile. But there had never been another smile before The Smile, there had never been anything at all before The Smile, yet The Smile knew The Smile was supposed to be happy and serene.But The Smile was all alone and though indeed self sufficient, ...

His Life time in a box!

Non-Fiction
melodee8
0 comments
7 votes

No one usually thinks about what happens to our earthly possessions when we depart. Those things that once brought Chrsitmas smiles to our faces, the items picked out with such care for our birthdays that the giver knew we would smile ear to ear. We don't think about that mohair coat we took 2 pay checks to pay for and looked so stylish in would show no value to others.The neon sign of our Footba...

Hell of a Life!

Abstract
El Cid
7 comments
5 votes

5 years ago, I vowed to leave my gang after my sister was stabbed in a knife attack so I could start a new life. FAIL! 4 years ago, broke and run-of-the-mill, we entered thievery. Things were good so I married Penny my high-school sweetheart. 3 years ago, like deer in front of headlights, we were caught. We escaped and I vowed to stop. FAIL! 2 years ago, I became a dad. It frustrated me. I was fl...

Grieving 1

Fable
luke
4 comments
7 votes

There is a bath before me. A deep, metal beast with carved feet. I've just run it. I am back home, at my dad's place. Mum died yesterday. I travelled all night to get back here, a three hundred mile trip. Doesn't matter, this is where I want to be. Genie wisps rise gently and crowd the ceiling but there are too many; I always fill the tub too hot. I like to sweat, makes it different from a shower....

Canyon of the Chiefs

Western
mbsbca1950
5 comments
7 votes

 The day began for me as I watched the sun peak over the rugged mountains and poured another cup of coffee. Today I plan to explore deeper into the canyons that surround this serine area that I now call home. Seems like yesterday and a lifetime ago that I left the congestion of the city and moved out west. I had spent most of my adult life chasing the almighty dollar as I maneuvered through t...

Just another day on the road

Humour
shantesh
3 comments
7 votes

It was too late. He never saw it coming. All he could do now was brace for impact. He loosened his elbows and straightened his back instinctively. All the ensuing chaos around him slipped out of his focus, all thoughts focused on one thing alone; emerging unscathed from the crisis looming before him.And then it happened. At first he heard the sickening thud, followed by a bone jarring jolt that se...

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