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 Fiction: Wings - by Scribbler (962 words) - Date online (08-08-2003)
Humour

My thoughts on certain TV advertising.

(685 reads) (Read More... | 5337 | 4 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: French Letter - by Bee (1461 words) - Date online (08-08-2003)
Historical

Postcard from the past

(626 reads) (Read More... | 8142 | 2 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Those Incredible Hulk Eyes - by Scribbler (752 words) - Date online (08-08-2003)
Humour

The changing face of fashion

(976 reads) (Read More... | 4324 | 2 comments | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: The Bombing of Hiroshima Considered as a Landscaping Project - by expat (487 words) - Date online (08-08-2003)
Experimental

In the vein of Alfred Jarry & JG Ballard (The Crucifixion of Jesus Considered as an Uphill Bicycle Race & The Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy Considered as a Downhill Motor Race respectively).
Steve Fitzsimmons. (expat) Word Count – 500

(720 reads) (Read More... | 3403 | 2 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: You and I - by OolonColoophid (271 words) - Date online (08-08-2003)
Flash Fiction

Here is a story about divisions.

(845 reads) (Read More... | 1652 | 5 comments | Rating: 10)

 Fiction: Two Cats In a Bag - by pgarner (2754 words) - Date online (08-08-2003)
Drama

I got bored at work and wrote this superfly fairytale to amuse a friend.

If you like this story, please consider nominating it for the UKA Anthology. Cheers!

(803 reads) (Read More... | 15949 | 6 comments | Rating: 8.5)

 Fiction: 3 - by Sherston (3455 words) - Date online (08-08-2003)
Scripts

What would happen if three religious icons got together to chat?

(1334 reads) (Read More... | 21452 | comments? | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: The Last Laugh - by Bee (785 words) - Date online (04-08-2003)
Humour

Beyond the grave

(992 reads) (Read More... | 4586 | 12 comments | Rating: 8.5)

 Fiction: LITTLE BOY BLUE FOUND GUILTY OF STEALING PORRIDGE BELONGING TO THE THREE BEARS - by ruadh (164 words) - Date online (04-08-2003)
Humour

Fairytale Tabloids
Just a piece of nonsense......

(1086 reads) (Read More... | 989 | 14 comments | Rating: 8.4)

 Fiction: Oscar, the Second-hand Man. - by RoyBateman (1904 words) - Date online (04-08-2003)
Drama

It isn't everyone who wants to remember their past.

(1478 reads) (Read More... | 11605 | 8 comments | Rating: 8.5)

 Fiction: The Happy Event - by Bee (1014 words) - Date online (01-08-2003)
Flash Fiction

Childhood innocence.

(620 reads) (Read More... | 5129 | 6 comments | Rating: 7)

 Fiction: March Is The Cruelest Month - by ruadh (335 words) - Date online (01-08-2003)
Flash Fiction

Mia opened her curtains, the brilliant sunshine dazzling her momentarily.

(730 reads) (Read More... | 2118 | 8 comments | Rating: 4.33)

 Fiction: The Great Adventure - by ruadh (1403 words) - Date online (28-07-2003)
Stories for Children

This was written as an exercise with the title 'The Great Adventure' being the prompt. The ending was cut short due to time but I'm planning on rewriting that bit with the view of possibly making it into a novel or series of stories. Any comments would be appreciated.

(614 reads) (Read More... | 7920 | 4 comments | Rating: 7)

 Fiction: Paradise Towers - by TheGeeza (6300 words) - Date online (28-07-2003)
Drama

A follow up to `Another Day in Paradise`.

To read that first Click Here

Dave receives unwelcome news and visitors one morning.


(warning! Strong language and content!)
This 6,642 words - not more, as reported by this website.

(1161 reads) (Read More... | 56576 | 9 comments | Rating: 8.5)

 Fiction: Savant - by littleredsteve (1343 words) - Date online (28-07-2003)
Flash Fiction

ah... read it and judge for yourselves.

(829 reads) (Read More... | 7217 | 9 comments | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: Coming of age - by TheGeeza (414 words) - Date online (25-07-2003)
Flash Fiction

A time to stand up



(920 reads) (Read More... | 2854 | 17 comments | Rating: 6.5)

 Fiction: The big date - by richa (1058 words) - Date online (25-07-2003)
Drama

Reema hadn’t realised the importance of having a boyfriend until she joined college.

(1139 reads) (Read More... | 6052 | 2 comments | Rating: 7)

 Fiction: The Extinguished Dragon - by Scorpio (3664 words) - Date online (25-07-2003)
Stories for Children

In the waste lot at the bottom of their garden, two children find a dragon who has lost his fire ...

(1026 reads) (Read More... | 20168 | 21 comments | Rating: 7.5)

 Fiction: Cucumber - by pgarner (1022 words) - Date online (25-07-2003)
Flash Fiction

This piece was voted into the 2005 UKA Anthology. Thanks folks!

(985 reads) (Read More... | 5757 | 6 comments | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: Portrait of Nematode Worm - by Curios (2307 words) - Date online (25-07-2003)
Novel Excerpts

Here's the beginning of a novel I started a few months ago. Would love to hear what you all think about it!

(864 reads) (Read More... | 14257 | 2 comments | Rating: 7)

 Fiction: Breathe - by jim (840 words) - Date online (21-07-2003)
Drama

From little seeds . . .

(824 reads) (Read More... | 4755 | 18 comments | Rating: 7.66)

 Fiction: The Rose Lover - by shadow (1836 words) - Date online (21-07-2003)
Ghosts

I'm not sure if this belongs in horror or crime fiction - what do you think?

(909 reads) (Read More... | 10161 | 24 comments | Rating: 7.2)

 Fiction: The Exhibition - by TheGeeza (1272 words) - Date online (21-07-2003)
Humour

The opening of an art exhibition



(705 reads) (Read More... | 8103 | 6 comments | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: Camp Fire - by Killswitch *NEW AUTHOR* Welcome this new UKA author (505 words) - Date online (21-07-2003)
Horror

The third in the series; another new story, another horrific end.

(545 reads) (Read More... | 2879 | 4 comments | Rating: 6)

 Fiction: The Chester Story - by Killswitch *NEW AUTHOR* Welcome this new UKA author (4609 words) - Date online (21-07-2003)
Horror

'The Chester Story' is the first in a series of short, horror stories based around Chester, the main character. Each one has a different storyline so following the series is a must if you enjoy this piece.

(795 reads) (Read More... | 26277 | 8 comments | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: Second Chester - by Killswitch *NEW AUTHOR* Welcome this new UKA author (697 words) - Date online (21-07-2003)
Horror

The Second in the Chester series; remember it's a seperate story from the original. If you like the original you'll love this...

(525 reads) (Read More... | 4349 | 2 comments | Rating: 5)

 Fiction: Harry Flax, Great Politician and Everyman - by Curios (1200 words) - Date online (21-07-2003)
Humour

A tribute to a great great man...

(750 reads) (Read More... | 7195 | 1 comment | Rating: 7)

 Fiction: The Wedding Guest - by richa (680 words) - Date online (21-07-2003)
Flash Fiction

He didn’t trust the valet with his new car so he parked it himself and headed towards the entrance.

(1547 reads) (Read More... | 4144 | 7 comments | Rating: 8.2)

 Fiction: Feel the Wrath of Slugman. - by Curios (2416 words) - Date online (21-07-2003)
Humour

Poor little slimy dotard never found his feet again after being to cohabit a crumby little estate in Salford. Please read, comment, criticize, tear to pieces, rate, mangle, mince, recycle, inhabit, destroy...

(841 reads) (Read More... | 15213 | 3 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Room 23 - by richard_longville *NEW AUTHOR* Welcome this new UKA author (922 words) - Date online (21-07-2003)
Drama

Prologue

(597 reads) (Read More... | 5080 | 3 comments | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: Teddy - by pgarner (728 words) - Date online (18-07-2003)
Flash Fiction

If you like this story, please consider nominating it for the UKA Anthology. Cheers!

(1097 reads) (Read More... | 4233 | 4 comments | Rating: 8.5)

 Fiction: Of Cats and Women - by laura_h (2567 words) - Date online (18-07-2003)
Drama

Cat lovers please avoid.....

(1895 reads) (Read More... | 13688 | 20 comments | Rating: 8.28)

 Fiction: second chance - by WOODY *NEW AUTHOR* Welcome this new UKA author (1419 words) - Date online (18-07-2003)
Drama

a story about a man looking back on his youth as he attends his fathers funeral, wishing things had been different.

(546 reads) (Read More... | 8111 | 1 comment | Rating: 7)

 Fiction: Father, Frank and the Universe - by Curios (450 words) - Date online (18-07-2003)
Flash Fiction

A little experiment in trying to squeeze the trauma of a family death with multiple endings into 500 words.

(765 reads) (Read More... | 2856 | 2 comments | Rating: 7)

 Fiction: The Cabin - by TheGeeza (2046 words) - Date online (18-07-2003)
Drama

There's a thin line between "just another day" and something else.



(748 reads) (Read More... | 12545 | 13 comments | Rating: 7.6)

 Fiction: True? False? Maybe! - by richa (929 words) - Date online (18-07-2003)
Humour

The insert in the matrimonial column freaked me out.

(746 reads) (Read More... | 5597 | 1 comment | Rating: 7)

 Fiction: Janet and John and the School Trip (Part 2) - by geordietaf (575 words) - Date online (18-07-2003)
Humour

The children learn that life is a beach....

(1347 reads) (Read More... | 4751 | 5 comments | Rating: 9)

 Fiction: 20 Questions - by jim (8535 words) - Date online (18-07-2003)
Novel Excerpts

An ordinary family in an ordinary street are about to have an extraordinary weekend. Stella and Ry have come to play Twenty Questions with the Anderton family. Harry, Angie and their two-year-old son Mattie are about to be trapped in their house for three days. They don’t know why because they are given no clues. They are part of a game set up by Stella and it only has one rule. Think before you ask.

This is the prologue - set 15 years before the main action. Sorry if the formatting's a bit crap - had a bit of trouble.

(899 reads) (Read More... | 52937 | 2 comments | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: It's a Wonderful World. - by Frenchy (1655 words) - Date online (18-07-2003)
Flash Fiction

Taking consolation in music,nature and eating. Compensating in one way or another. The last two or three paragraphs may shock!

(844 reads) (Read More... | 9400 | 2 comments | Rating: 10)

 Fiction: Another day in paradise - by TheGeeza (5258 words) - Date online (14-07-2003)
Drama

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A day in the life of a teenager coming of age near you.

(Warning ... contains strong language).



There is a follow-up to this - Click Here


It is actually 5,517 words - not the larger number, as reported by this website.



(1298 reads) (Read More... | 30637 | 25 comments | Rating: 8.5)

 Fiction: For better or worse - by richa (933 words) - Date online (14-07-2003)
Drama

Ronit and I had toyed with the idea of eloping. It seemed romantic, unreal, fairy-tale like. But soon we dismissed it since our parents consented. What followed was a traditional, elaborate Hindu wedding.

(724 reads) (Read More... | 5570 | 2 comments | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: Rise of the Sun - by harmonyangel *NEW AUTHOR* Welcome this new UKA author (2963 words) - Date online (14-07-2003)
Sci-fi

This is a short story I wrote some while ago, and I'm thinking of sending it into a competition. Can any of you give me some hints/clues/advice on making it better? Thanks. PS: This is fantasy-sci fi/romance

Summary: A life lost so long ago. A love that sparked out. Yet years later...has the life come back? Will the love follow?

(923 reads) (Read More... | 16459 | 7 comments | Rating: 5.5)

 Fiction: The Cure - by gacampbell (2422 words) - Date online (14-07-2003)
Fanfiction

A man's last few days with his family before he has to leave for...

(893 reads) (Read More... | 14536 | 2 comments | Rating: 6.66)

 Fiction: Next to Godliness - by shadow (759 words) - Date online (11-07-2003)
Flash Fiction

I like everything to be kept ... nice.

(864 reads) (Read More... | 3825 | 11 comments | Rating: 6)

 Fiction: Left of Centre - by gacampbell (2458 words) - Date online (11-07-2003)
Flash Fiction

A family dealing with loss, and the struggle of holding together what they still have, by any means.

(672 reads) (Read More... | 14673 | 1 comment | Rating: 7)

 Fiction: Busman's Holiday - by gacampbell (2427 words) - Date online (11-07-2003)
Horror

The Devil looks for something else to do with his life...

(808 reads) (Read More... | 14915 | 9 comments | Rating: 6.8)

 Fiction: Shouting At Stars - by Romany (989 words) - Date online (11-07-2003)
Drama

Wrote this as an entry for 1010 competition, but changed my mind.

(866 reads) (Read More... | 5921 | 9 comments | Rating: 6.33)

 Fiction: Exit - by Domino (170 words) - Date online (11-07-2003)
Poetry

No explanation. Please draw your own conclusions.
Again, my exploration into attempting to make the reader feel as the character.
Given that I feel I am far stronger in prose than in poetry I do not profess to fully understand the mecahnics, rhythm, pace etc although it is an area I am keen to explore.
As usual crit is most welcome be it - or +
DOmino

(736 reads) (Read More... | 1798 | 4 comments | Rating: 7)

 Fiction: Caleb's Dreamscape - by gacampbell (2479 words) - Date online (11-07-2003)
Sci-fi

A young boy's experimenting with dreams leads him to a startling discovery.

(826 reads) (Read More... | 14781 | 7 comments | Rating: 7)

 Fiction: Industrial Moron (Chapter One) - by Mollusc *NEW AUTHOR* Welcome this new UKA author (3000 words) - Date online (11-07-2003)
Experimental

This is the opening and first half of Chapter One of a novel which is (virtually) finished. It introduces the central character and his predicament, which is elaborated upon for the rest of the novel. The story runs in three "strands" the first two of which are introduced here. The rest is even more confusing!

(1431 reads) (Read More... | 18520 | comments? | Rating: 7)

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