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Things are moving too fast. I can't breathe. My heart is beating fast in my chest. I want this to end, but how? Read More
This was a paper I wrote for my English class this year, I wrote it a month or so ago. I hope you enjoy reading! (I did not put the works cited on this post because it would have been weird having it on there. If you would like to… Read More
A quarter of my thoughts when you left. Feedback is much appreciated, thanks for reading :) Read More
This book is an eclectic compilation of nine short stories of different genres. It includes: 'The Grief of Lawrence Gould' - a tale of ghostly events that plague a man suffering with the death of his wife; 'Masks' - where a young protege of the curator of the Capponi Library,… Read More
The author of the award-winning collection 'Ybo' and Other Lies' as well as of 'The Mariner's Inferno' and 'The Labyrinth of Grammar', Adriano Bulla, soon to publish a spiritual novel, 'The Road to London', is currently working on a collaboration with poetess Annie Hayter to write a series of poems… Read More
This short story follows the experience of a Captain through unforeseen events he endeavors. The story has a dual meaning to it reflecting life and how we all expect to have a easy and successful one but it is in great amounts not the case for most and when it… Read More
A story of love discovered in a funeral parlor. Nicholas, whose job is preparing the dead for viewing, finds love in a most disturbing way. Read More
In the Chapter 'Infinite Fire' of the novel 'The Road to London' (coming soon, Glastonbury Publishing), the Priest's Housekeeper, a woman who keeps murmuring mysterious words to herself, catches fire during Mass. This short story offers her narrative, and is not in the novel. Read More
When a boy goes to visit his father in prison, he passes the time while waiting for his father to be brought from isolation by talking to an inmate who claims to be something that is beyond reckoning. Read More
Two poor friends. A drought punishes their island. They struggle.. they survive, they fight. The fight ends with them winning.. or does it? Do ends justify the means? -- Comments please! -- Read More
I wrote this based on something I half remember from when I was about six. People always want what is forbidden, don't they? Sometimes its difficult to tell the real from the fantasy. Read More

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The story of a man suffering from Alzheimer's relives his life in reverse through a series of letters that he has written to his 'one and only'. **Rated PG for depression and suicide references. Read More
This work is a written out story of the plot of Dream Theater's music album, "Metropolis pt. II: Scenes from a Memory." Read More

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This is a very short story from a writing prompt about juxtaposition. Two women drive towards each other at high speeds, each indulging in the private shell contrived of highway bound car. And there is a collision and/or a juxtaposition. Enjoy. Comments appreciated. Read More
A short story of drama, romance and tragedy Read More
Some people don't have souls no more. Sometimes they trade 'em away for doing what's right, she said. Read More

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'Convalescence' is a semi-autobiographical novel. Two major literary influences on it are Joyce's 'Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' and Dostoyevsky's 'Notes From Underground'. It is about the struggle of a man to come to terms with his abusive family, his guilt-inducing religion, and his antipathy towards his… Read More

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It was supposed to be a happy family gathering on the Cape. But it didn’t quite work out that way... Martin has always fallen for women who are twenty-eight. And now that he himself has hit forty, he meets his life partner: Frances, who is twenty-eight. Frances has promised her… Read More
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Longtime journalist and award-winning writer Christy Potter has compiled some of her recent work into "The World is My Oyster But I Didn't Know How to Cook." It includes humorous and thought-provoking essays on New York (where she lives), Kansas (where she's from), childhood, books, infertility, good days, bad days,… Read More
The brothers that bombed the Boston Marathon came from somewhere. They have a history. What would a correspondence between the two have looked like? Read More
The final part to the story Ten Blocks Down Read More

Short Story / Literary Fiction

February 24, 2013

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This is the very short story of someone suffering from mental illness. Read More

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Two professors clash over more than their different views on human nature with brutal results, and one very harsh lesson. Read More
Hi, this is my first novel and i'm trying to get as many reviews on it as possible. I'm trying to see how people's response is going to be on it, but no matter the review, all i need any to do is be honest with me. Is it good?… Read More
An excerpt from a story I've been working on for awhile. Should I finish? Read More
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