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A Changing World by Sakana

A Changing World

By Sakana

A short, creative narrative about the evolution and adaptation of biston betularia, a species of moth found in England, that was greatly affected by the Industrial Revolution. Featuring the narrator, Biston, a pure black morpha of his species that must learn to adapt to the changing world around ...

Short Story | Updated Feb 20, 2011 | Reads: 34 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: peppered, moths, insects, moths, change, bittersweet, environmental, nature

The Itsy-Bitsy Spider by Swamibadger

The Itsy-Bitsy Spider

By Swamibadger

If you were an Itsy-Bitsy Spider, would you want to climb a waterspout? What if you knew the rain would come and wash you out? That is exactly what the Itsy-Bitsy Spider fears. Which is why he is trying to join the "Shellfish Club."

Short Story | Updated Feb 16, 2011 | Reads: 101 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: itsy-bitsy, spider, gin, shellfish, club, waterspout, fate

Valley Forge, 1777

By Remarcs

Two soldier in the Continental Army discuss the weather during Washington's stay at Valley Forge.

Short Story | Updated Feb 15, 2011 | Reads: 482 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: american, revolution, revolutionary, war, washington

Lies Between Us

By Theresultsarein

Clara Sampson is a 14 year old African American woman in 1862 Tennesee USA. She is a slave and has already birthed two young children on her plantation. The slave masters trusty daughter Marianna who is 12 teams up with Clara to help her escape, while it takes a while for Clara to trusT the young...

Short Story | Updated Feb 11, 2011 | Reads: 81 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: clara, old, plantation, african, american, history, black, western, slave, slavery

The Ruby Dagger by Seanna Swiftheart

The Ruby Dagger

By Seanna Swiftheart

This is a really short story (less than a page) that I wrote :) it is written in a Victorian style and contains violence towards the end.

Short Story | Updated Feb 10, 2011 | Reads: 64 | Comments: 2 | Likes: 2
Tags: victorian, times, murder

Boy Of Death by Willoe Ivory

Boy Of Death

By Willoe Ivory

From the POV of an angel, the story of Eitan, 7 year old Jew in the Holocaust, is told.

Short Story | Updated Feb 5, 2011 | Reads: 805 | Comments: 4 | Likes: 1
Tags: holocaust, jew, nazi, death, angel

Death's Door by Midorihatenma

Death's Door

By Midorihatenma

This short story was written in my English class when we were learning about descriptive work. It's based on a letter written by Charles Dickens.

Short Story | Updated Jan 29, 2011 | Reads: 50 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0

The Truth About Our Religion

By ichigirl349

Just a small story about fictional religion

Short Story | Updated Jan 28, 2011 | Reads: 23 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0

Last Regrets -- Time

By famousanonymous19

The curse that a woman had began streamed on every generation throughout her family. This is the story of Mary, a victim of the tragic cycle that her ancestors had emitted.

Short Story | Updated Jan 22, 2011 | Reads: 45 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 3
Tags: tragedy, solitude, curse, cycle, mystery, forgiveness, glitch

Your Father The King by amyrose1990

Your Father The King

By amyrose1990

The king has power. So much power he can take ownership of your wife and son.

Short Story | Updated Jan 19, 2011 | Reads: 31 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0


By Kdhodges

This is a rough draft of a most-likely-unfinished short story that fits into the Pacifica Timeline. It introduces the Institute and the idea of the Dare family, central tenets of the entire timeline.

Short Story | Updated Jan 14, 2011 | Reads: 163 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: mccarthyism, historical, fiction, pacifica, timeline

The Death Of King Tut by Frostalchemist

The Death Of King Tut

By Frostalchemist

You know how no one knows for sure who killed king Tut? Well, this is how i think everything happened in the view of King Tut himself.

Short Story | Updated Jan 12, 2011 | Reads: 235 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0

Field Of Tears by Declan J Connaughton

Field Of Tears

By Declan J Connaughton

Short story set during the Irish Civil war about inhumanity.

Short Story | Updated Jan 9, 2011 | Reads: 395 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: war, irish, civil, war, history

A Cup Of Coffee... by Liberation Transmission

A Cup Of Coffee...

By Liberation Transmission

once upon a time in the world occupied by the Germans...

Short Story | Updated Jan 3, 2011 | Reads: 31 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: imagination, history, fiction

The Almost Warrior

By Karateguy

A tense military tale set in the Cold War and involving the assassination of an American president and a small team of special operations soldiers sent behind "enemy lines" on what may prove to be the eve of World War III.

Short Story | Updated Jan 2, 2011 | Reads: 28 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0

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