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Beyond The Rocks pt. 3

A frown settled over his features as he turned to survey my hut. “This is unacceptable,” he told me with a haughty demeanor. “A mile up the beach, turn inland. My home is there, which is where you will tend

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Beyond The Rocks Part 2

The tide moved out, leaving the cave floor soaked, but navigable. The receding water, was my signal to slip off my rock shelf, I made my way to the ground. The jagged stones jutting out into the sea were clear

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Beyond The Rocks Pt 1

A wave thundered over the rocks to my left. Water swirled around my feet. The tide was coming in. So, I moved a bit farther up the beach, leaving the water behind. Now sand stuck to my feet as I

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How many characters does a story need?

The answer is — it depends. It depends on the story itself. What are you trying to do. Are you writing a novel? Or a short story? In a short story, you can get by with a single character. Someone

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The Mugging

“Lana always cuts through the park.” Marcella Stewart moaned. “She needs to stop. That mugger makes it so dangerous. He’s killed ten people already.” She paced the floor in front of Serena Wells who wondered what Marcella wanted her to

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A Halloween Story: Death pt. 3

 Part 1 Continuation of last week’s story The next time Tom saw Death, she was wandering the ER holding a clipboard. There had been a nasty accident with multiple victims. He groaned inwardly when he saw her. Someone was not

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A Halloween Story: Death pt. 2

Continuation of last week’s story “Ambulance two minutes out,” a nurse stopped by the desk where Tom sat writing up his notes on his last patient. It was two weeks since the death of the comatose patient. He had all

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A Halloween Story: Death pt 1

Tom Benjamin was tired. His shift at the hospital would be over in a couple of hours. He only wanted to find a quiet place for a few minutes to rest. This wing was for patients in for long term

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The Experiment

No matter what I did with the numbers, the result was the same. I closed the file and sent it to Fiallan’s station. “The experiment is out of control.” Aod looked up at my words. “What do you mean, Brittyn?”

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Surprise! A Short Story

“Is a train considered ground transport?” The voice on the phone asked. I considered answering with “Well, if it flew, it’d be an airplane and if it floated, it’d be a boat,” but then I thought about my bread and

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