This is a short story that chronicles one man's experience on 9/11. The theme is centered around the vagaries of chance, how some were lucky and survived and how some were unlucky and perished on that day of dread.
Set in the innocent days of the early twentieth century, young Meriwether Ritch tries to line his pockets by staging a circus for his peers. His unwilling older brother is the star attraction. Juvenile antics ensue.
Parry Blake is recruited to the Vietnam War on his own decision. It wouldn't have been a problem if he doesn't have to leave his wife back at home. A wife that he's just got married to. On his journey through the war, Parry had committed something terrible. Something that he would not even admit to his wife any time soon.
I have read many autobiographies of 'survivors' of the holocaust, such as Night. I have taken a few classes studying the holocaust and my family has stories from it. The characters in the story are from my mind but the events described in them are real.
I normally do not write in first person so please bare with this.
the greatest warrior of the famed crusades, artois coquet, returns to action in this masterful short story of sex, kidnapping and revenge. while scrapping a living in the frozen border town of narva, artois begins a lurid, intense relationship with the local princess. but when barbarians besiege little narva, they are more interested in tributes of flesh than gold. their demands force artois to dredge up his warriors' soul and engage in one final, fantastical battle for the ages.
this short story was written as the final installment of mark butler's 'crusades' series, closing the book on one of the most fascinating era's in the history of mankind.
Do you ever wonder why people behave the way they do?
Do you wish you could get into the minds of those who commit certain acts, so that you can be assured never to think those thoughts?
Follow me as i escort you through the greatest betrayal to ever occur.
Note: All ideas are taken from historical references, and from my imagination.
In the early 1900s, a group of schoolboys hold an election for president of their class. Juvenile tactics and menacing adult intervention ensue. The language conventions hopefully evoke the sentiment of a century ago, a world both familiar and strange to modern ears.
This is a story I wrote about 4 years ago. I have changed it quite a bit, but I couldn't find what I did with it. This is about a Jewish family living in Russia and one of the sons connection with an assassination attempt on a Russian minister. It follows a family that has to choose between Judaism and Christianity.
The people of the country went through the trials of the world: terrorism, refugees, and their own single-mindedness. In this short story, readers will see if this nameless country comes together or destroys itself.
This story is about a man who lives a typical life in the sahara desert. Being muslim he goes on a hajj. A hajj is a journey a muslim would to take atleast once in their lives. The journey was mainly in the 1300s. It would lead them to Mecca were a sacred mosque lied. They would worship Ali there god. This story shows the bond between family and has a "killer" ending.
This short is actually based on the lyrics from Billie Holidays song "Strange Fruit." This was actually an assignment for one of my college English courses. And one of the few truly short, short stories I have written! There was a word limit so...
Summary: Kate takes her mule Sir Robert to town to get medicine for Momma...but she doesn't know that the trip could cost her her life.