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In a world filled with sound, silence is often times a blessing Read More

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"What an emotionally engaging, touching story! I absolutely love it how you choose to focus on such an "insignificant" episode and expand it into..." Read More

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What can I say, the title says most of it. But what doesn't it say? Read More
This story details the brief history of trolls in the United States, particularly the Carpathian Slave trolls from just after the American Civil War to 1936 when they became extinct. Read More
Bloody Knife is an army scout guiding a group of cavalry soldiers in the Black Hills. His adventures involve prospectors, Sioux warriors, and a Cheyenne Dog Soldier. Read More
This is a story that is dedicated to the front line workers. Read More
A random story from randomly generated words in an exercise I like to call doodle-writing. Read More

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Ever heard of the Mexican Treasure that was lost in a Texas county? No, I didn't either until I was doing some research on Indian wars. Read More

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Billy is a hit man determined to bring his brand of justice to the person responsible for murdering his wife. But there comes a time when a man has to choose between revenge and love. Read More

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Two brothers from Algeria, formerly Ayala Algeria, the state that supported the Ottoman Empire for centuries, but with the appearance of an old curse in Ali's life who accepts it and is unaware of his danger, along with the jealousy of his brother who thinks he is the most worthy… Read More
this story resounts what happened to numerous veterands of the second world war and how their lives were so badly muddled. this is not a true story but the instances of veterans living on the streets and nevr being able to continue a productive life are numerous in number. Read More
Tho Al-Qarnayn mentioned in the Holy Quran as the Conqueror built a wall to defend against the Gog and Magog. He cornered them off. He also reached the primitive tribe that resembled the Fish-Eaters encountered by King Alexander's expedition at the coastal desert. (image by By Mike Peel, CC BY-SA… Read More
With the death of King Alexander, my assignment as his Mesopotamian multilinguist was over. I didn't want to stay within the circle of his competing generals. I went to my olden UR city. (Image from Read More
I was King Alexander's Mesopotamian interpreter when the expedition departed Amphipolis in April 334 BC. I joined a civilian elite of his campaign, including Aristotle's nephew and the philosopher who called to worship the King. (Image from Read More

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Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, and student of Plato tutored the prince until sixteen. Following the assassination of his father Philip II in 336 BC, he took up the throne of the Macedon monarchy at the age of twenty. (Image from Alejandro Magno campaign two battles of Alexander the Great.jpg) Read More
A tragic conflict arises over a stolen sword and a sudden betrayal. Read More

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An old man rables on about a house buit by Rodman. Read More

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Just a story about a dream, and some history. Read More

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From out of nowhere, a stranger confidently walks into a bar and buys two rounds of whiskey for his new friends, paying with gold nuggets. Then he leaves, never to be seen again. Read More

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This piece of historical fiction takes place in a period before the Middle Ages, it is set in Briton of the time. Read More

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story of the first world war 1914-1918 Read More

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This is a short historical fiction in the form of a Journal being kept. Oh the lack of tragedy! Read More

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Huck meets his new bride. Is it for better- or worse? Read More
They were fallen as if they were hollow trunks of palm trees. They were to be the "lost Arabs," and their lost city was the Atlantis of the Sands. Read More
A soldier of the Empire reflects on a battle - and his life in the legions Read More

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A hermit is enjoying the fine art of the tea ceremony when a wandering ronin comes across him in the countryside. At first, the meeting appears to be a happy accident, but in the end, the encounter is neither happy or a chance event… Read More

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Due to their superior social status, the samurai class was permitted to kill a commoner for something as trivial as testing a new sword. In the Edo period, bored and restless young samurai who had never tasted battle would ambush ordinary people for fun. While regular folk had no legal… Read More
A look back at Mark Twain's story about a great beef contract, political hassles and, and why government has never changed. Read More

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A character from the past shows up at the local bar. Or did he? Read More

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Today this fable stands to point out that those who are guilty will stand out amidst a crowd with their guilt even if they do not leave clues or commit mistakes. They are always suspecting others know and their suspicion gives them away with reactions not actions. Read More

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This piece is an Iraqi folklore from the Abbasid era inspired by the Islamic Hadeeth Takhayyaro linotafikom fa inna al irqa dasas which literally means: choose well for your seed for the root comes from the earth it was planted it(influenced by it trait wise). The man is often referred… Read More
The slim young rider gallops from Miles Crock relay station unaware he will encounter Paiute Indians on the rampage along his Nevada route.. His actions exemplifies the courage Pony Express riders, mostly teens, demonstrated during the nineteen months the Pony Express existed, a hallmark service in American history. Read More
We farewelled the atheist cuneiform librarian and continued our prehistory journey of faith along the Euphrates River. Read More
Power and ruse determine who stay in power. But when a donkey is the means, does sanity align reason to stay in power via sanctity? Read More
I married Anatu, the pure, spotless, and taintless Babylonian woman, my colleague teacher. We lived happily together, but we couldn't have children probably because of my immortal status that she didn't know. Read More
Elissar a demigod queen is summoned by an ocean nymph only to shed tears that can be used 2000 years later to save her people. How did she do that? The answer is in the wind carried to fan away a modern day tragedy. Join her to call for help. Read More
Demigoddess Eirene leaves her oceanic kingdom to find a King worthy of her hand and crown jewels. Along the way she ends up breaking both her heart and crown. Having lost the war with the snake goddess, she must find herself a keeper worth of the crown jewels; someone smart… Read More
To save her people, Elan becomes the very crow her people feared. When tragedy is one's destiny, monarchy is born from anarchy. Read More