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Half Past Never

By Ryan Funk  (booksie.com)

Approximately one hundred years in the future, three scientists are about to step into history-quite literally, as they are set to become the first to travel through time. Their mission is to journey into the future in order to evaluate social progress, however they are going to bend the rules a...

Short Story | Updated Apr 26, 2015 | Reads: 9 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 0
Tags: Time,Travel,Machine,Science,Fiction,Library,Of,Alexandria,American,Revolution,Magna,Carta,Chicago,Cubs

Chicago Scene

By Euphoriccranium  (booksie.com)

Nothing like The Land

Poetry | Updated Mar 17, 2015 | Reads: 12 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Chicago,Poem,Pride

Not Sure Of The Name Yet

By Frencht0ast  (booksie.com)

Two sisters relocate to a new city for fresh opportunities, after finding an outwardly "flawless" residence they learn that the house may not be so ideal, after all.

Novel | Updated Mar 5, 2015 | Reads: 19 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 0
Tags: Horror,Young,Adult,Fiction,Drama,Comedy,Dogs,Sisters,Friends,Traveling,Chicago,Michigan,Jobs,City,Food,Summer,Sun,Driving,Car


"Trick Of The Mind"

By Qlakalzdnd  (booksie.com)

A young male living in a high crime area thinks he is being haunted by a victim he murdered during a robbery but turns out his mind is just playing tricks on him.

Short Story | Updated Dec 31, 2014 | Reads: 102 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 1
Tags: Ql,Qlakal'z,Quincy,Dnd,Horror,Story,Mind,Tricks,Urban,Westside,Chicago,Hood,Ghetto

Trouble Man

By Dylan Mininger  (booksie.com)

A young man living in Chicago struggles with psychological issues that developed because of his surroundings. My apologies for the formatting, it was laid out more beautifully on Pages.

Short Story | Updated Nov 30, 2014 | Reads: 20 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Chicago,Psychological,Issues,Crime,African,American


High School Hottie, Mandy Lane, Got Fat --Part 2

By Paul Dabrowski  (booksie.com)

This a prequel to "Mad Season (Working Title)". Other than the characters of Jackson, Ingalls and Edwards this is a stand alone story. The Detectives are called to the scene where an attendant of a 25 Year Class reunion has died. Was it murder or just dumb luck. But as they proceed with the...

Short Story | Updated Oct 5, 2014 | Reads: 16 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 2
Tags: Murder,Mystery,Dead,Body,High,School,Reunions,Detectives.,Noir,Chicago

More Than Friends

By Will Gray  (booksie.com)

TJ gets on a show called More Than Friends to get out the friend zone of his crush.I based this story off of MTV Friends Zone

Short Story | Updated Sep 16, 2014 | Reads: 66 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Will,Gray,Mtv,Friend,Zone,More,Than,Friends,Tj,Cameraman,Ashley,Jimmy,Bon,Jovi,Chicago,Bulls,1996,Air,Jordans


A Day In The Life Of A Chicago Teenager, 1959

By Charlenewexler1  (booksie.com)

A teen girl works in her dad's pharmacy one day in 1959--thinking about boys, dealing with the changes in the community, and doing her job--until a strange development makes this no ordinary day.

Essay | Updated Aug 26, 2014 | Reads: 24 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 0
Tags: Nostalgia,Chicago,1959,Drug,Store,Pharmacy,Teen,Girl,Teenager

Through Gray-Colored Glasses

By Dianaatdawn  (booksie.com)

My first four years teaching in urban education

Short Story | Updated Aug 17, 2014 | Reads: 8 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 0
Tags: Teaching,Life,Reality,Chicago,Education

The Things That Changed Me

By Milkfortheblackhearted  (booksie.com)

One destined night in downtown Chigago, two old friends meet. Simon is still more or less the same person, while Dean has become independent - a free spirit. He's having a party that might end up changing Simons life. The story will contain problems such as alcohol, drugs, sexuality - gay and...

Novel | Updated Jul 23, 2014 | Reads: 58 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 0
Tags: Teens,Gay,Homosexuality,Romance,Alcohol,Drugs,Chicago,Young,Music,Smashing,Pumpkins,Divorce


By Grecodad01  (booksie.com)

First Published as winning Entry for Ravinia poetry contest Feb 2013 under the name Sharon Gilbert

Poetry | Updated Jun 2, 2014 | Reads: 10 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Ravinia,Home,Chicago


Butterflies In Bronzeville

By Sonya Lavette Bell  (booksie.com)

The story takes place in 1962 Chicago, a time of innocence, before the turbulence of the sixties would literally change the world. The characters are best friends from the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago's south side. They are all typical youngsters, wild, carefree, and full of hope, and...

Book | Updated May 18, 2014 | Reads: 13 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: African,American,Butterflies,Bronzeville,Chicago,Friendship,Community,Black,South,Side


The Coach House

By Florenceosmund  (booksie.com)

1945 Chicago. Newlyweds Marie Marchetti and her husband, Richard, have the perfect life together. Or at least it seems until Marie discovers cryptic receipts hidden in their basement and a gun in Richard's desk drawer. When she learns he secretly attends a mobster’s funeral, her...

Book | Updated Feb 16, 2014 | Reads: 1 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Relationships,Ethnicity,Adversity,Divergent,Cultures,Starting,Over,Chicago


The Secret

By Meilee120  (booksie.com)

Heavily bullied Joey is your ordinary 15-year-old boy. He loves Pokemon, food, and hanging with his friends in Chicago. He lives with foster parents Mr. and Mrs. Kagen and older brother Leo. But Joey isn’t what he seems. Born Hannah, Joey is a Female to Male transgender. But that’s...

Book | Updated Jan 10, 2014 | Reads: 5 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 1
Tags: Transgender,Gay,Leo,The,Secret,Boy,Ftm,Girl,Bullying,Bully,Pack,Of,Wolves,Joey,Chicago

Loot At Me And What Do You See

By Damha10  (booksie.com)

Talks about the turbulence societies have over us as individuals. We live in a world of judgements, conceptions, realizations,norms and values that we have to abide by.

Poetry | Updated Jan 4, 2014 | Reads: 4 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Non,Fiction,Death,Government,Control,Society,Impacts,People,Humans,Chicago,Young,Adults,Attitude,Life,Way,Of,Secrets,Careless,Careful,Writers

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