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 Fiction: Personal Services - by sirat (2702 words) - Date online (06-06-2003)
Drama

A dark little tale of the oldest profession.

This version slightly modified.
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(1541 reads) (Read More... | 15501 | 23 comments | Rating: 7.33)

 Fiction: Beyond Freedom - by Simpo (521 words) - Date online (06-06-2003)
Historical

This is the first mini draft of the first chapter of a novel I have been working on. Initially it was a mid chapter then I moved it to the beginning.

The novel is set in 18th century Britain and is a reversal of the traditional "rags to riches" stories. Would appreciate any feedback on this.

(1237 reads) (Read More... | 3448 | 5 comments | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: The Pilgrimage - by MercuryRapids (4108 words) - Date online (06-06-2003)
Horror

When the gods of men turn out to be more than what they seem...

(759 reads) (Read More... | 24578 | 2 comments | Rating: 7)

 Fiction: The Tunnel - by MercuryRapids (3136 words) - Date online (06-06-2003)
Sci-fi

One man's bid for freedom from a futuristic prison leads to an unexpected climax!

(1489 reads) (Read More... | 18502 | 6 comments | Rating: 7)

 Fiction: The Train - by Lulu (5462 words) - Date online (06-06-2003)
Drama

Another day, again on my way to the city, the bloody train packed with people.

(806 reads) (Read More... | 31286 | 5 comments | Rating: 7.33)

 Fiction: The Sign - by dylan (947 words) - Date online (02-06-2003)
Horror

Again I dabble in prose...an attempt at a "Traditional" horror-First draft,please be gentle.

(811 reads) (Read More... | 5630 | 5 comments | Rating: 6.66)

 Fiction: Gone Away - by shadow (1008 words) - Date online (02-06-2003)
Flash Fiction

She'd been stuck here too long. Far too long. She deserved a holiday.

(620 reads) (Read More... | 5582 | 7 comments | Rating: 7.33)

 Fiction: THE MURDERS OF MUTCHROSE VILLAGE - by eddiesolo (4178 words) - Date online (30-05-2003)
Novel Excerpts

This is the first couple of chapters of a crime novel. The setting is now and the tale is about a burned out cop (Paul) from London shunted to a backwater Police station for his and the forces good. He teams up with Penny to solve some nasty murders that suddenly happen in the sleepy village of Mutchrose. The actual Murderer takes the form of a Roman Legionary...

(868 reads) (Read More... | 24578 | 5 comments | Rating: 7.66)

 Fiction: Last Call - by Mabus (128 words) - Date online (30-05-2003)
Flash Fiction

Ultra short fiction

(644 reads) (Read More... | 665 | 4 comments | Rating: 6)

 Fiction: Millionaires - by Mabus (140 words) - Date online (30-05-2003)
Flash Fiction

Ultra short fiction

(708 reads) (Read More... | 800 | 3 comments | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: The Wilshers - by e-griff (1520 words) - Date online (30-05-2003)
Drama

There was something about the woman, Kara, that Brander could not ignore.

(953 reads) (Read More... | 9659 | 12 comments | Rating: 6.8)

 Fiction: Soon - by Mabus (43 words) - Date online (30-05-2003)
Flash Fiction

From a series of ultra short fiction by Jim Puddy

(594 reads) (Read More... | 326 | 3 comments | Rating: 5.66)

 Fiction: Rewind - by Sooz (462 words) - Date online (30-05-2003)
Drama

I wrote this after my eldest son and I had one of your falling outs last year. There was a time when I could say sorry. Now I don't even want to try.

(857 reads) (Read More... | 2786 | 3 comments | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: God Bother (ice cream chimes cont.) - by Angus_White *NEW AUTHOR* Welcome this new UKA author (1913 words) - Date online (30-05-2003)
Horror

The thunderstorm shower crashed down on the skylight in the ceiling of Sandy’s bedsit, as if to give credence to the geeky Granada weatherman on the Ferguson portable telly, informing the north-west that it could be in for the wettest seven-day September spell in half a century.

(829 reads) (Read More... | 11777 | 2 comments | Rating: 6)

 Fiction: The Asylum Seeker - by zenbuddhist (3559 words) - Date online (26-05-2003)
Drama

Two loose ends connect. Could they be soul-mates?

(1534 reads) (Read More... | 20027 | 6 comments | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: My brother’s keeper - by richa (1014 words) - Date online (23-05-2003)
Drama

Friendship is a bond we cherish throughout our lives. Yet there some friends who prove to be much more. And perhaps, such close relationships lead to family bonds weakening.

(706 reads) (Read More... | 5941 | 4 comments | Rating: 7)

 Fiction: The Farewell - by richa (987 words) - Date online (23-05-2003)
Drama

Sometimes the hardest thing in the world is to bid farewell to someone you love. Especially when you know that maybe it’s the last time you will be seeing him.

(732 reads) (Read More... | 5727 | 2 comments | Rating: 6.66)

 Fiction: The Nomad and the Gypsy Queen - by Sooz (3087 words) - Date online (23-05-2003)
Drama

It was the only way of life she knew. A hard life, but she was wild and vivacious and she took the knocks and gave out a few of her own.

(1108 reads) (Read More... | 16991 | 2 comments | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: The Freezer (Ice Cream Chimes cont.) - by Angus_White *NEW AUTHOR* Welcome this new UKA author (354 words) - Date online (23-05-2003)
Horror

The sound is a four-four beat at a reasonably quick tempo. Dumph. Dumph. Dumph. Dumph.


(866 reads) (Read More... | 2466 | 1 comment | Rating: 7)

 Fiction: The Prisoner - by e-griff (1805 words) - Date online (19-05-2003)
Drama

Who's the Prisoner? The jailer or the jailed? edited again on 1st Nov 2003 following some of the comments from ems and bluepootle (thanks :-) )

(843 reads) (Read More... | 12619 | 12 comments | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: THE SEWING CIRCLE - by FireDemon *NEW AUTHOR* Welcome this new UKA author (2137 words) - Date online (19-05-2003)
Humour

When the new dance teacher arrives she has the local sewing circle to contend with before she can mount her first production in the village hall.

(822 reads) (Read More... | 12542 | 2 comments | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: The Bed of Marigolds - by gouri (704 words) - Date online (19-05-2003)
Drama

But the yellow bed of marigolds stood prominent from the rest at the far end.
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(720 reads) (Read More... | 4002 | 1 comment | Rating: 7)

 Fiction: This is Sandy Chadderton (Ice Cream Chimes cont.) - by Angus_White *NEW AUTHOR* Welcome this new UKA author (1984 words) - Date online (19-05-2003)
Horror

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The sunshine made Sandy want to puke.

(944 reads) (Read More... | 12283 | 6 comments | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: Transhumance - by Sooz (439 words) - Date online (19-05-2003)
Drama

We follow the birds when they go.

(878 reads) (Read More... | 2437 | 4 comments | Rating: 7)

 Fiction: Services to the Community - by sirat (4555 words) - Date online (16-05-2003)
Drama

Where does editorial responsibility end?
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(1315 reads) (Read More... | 29660 | 7 comments | Rating: 8.75)

 Fiction: Really Rhyl (ninth chapter of 'Manley & I') - by Jack_Cade (1777 words) - Date online (16-05-2003)
Novel Excerpts

*Hmm. Don't seem to get as much feedback for the big project, but will keep throwing chapters out anyway. This one takes the form of a letter from Hen to K*

(657 reads) (Read More... | 9853 | 1 comment | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: WAR STORY TO PLEASE - by eddiesolo (196 words) - Date online (16-05-2003)
Reviews

This is a review from my local paper about THE VALENTINE ROSE by first novel to be published.

(1461 reads) (Read More... | 1462 | 1 comment | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Me And Mary Walking In The Snow - by Mabus (721 words) - Date online (16-05-2003)
Novellas

First Draft. Be kind...

(795 reads) (Read More... | 3614 | 3 comments | Rating: 8.5)

 Fiction: Closing Time - by sirat (2626 words) - Date online (16-05-2003)
Drama

A reflective piece about what it is that makes us the people we are.
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(848 reads) (Read More... | 15664 | 7 comments | Rating: 8.33)

 Fiction: Double Edged Sword. - by Sooz (946 words) - Date online (16-05-2003)
Drama

Terry Milby sat at the badly scratched table; it was not quite ten-thirty in the morning, but a bottle of jack and a half-filled tumbler stood next to him.

(790 reads) (Read More... | 5620 | 2 comments | Rating: 7)

 Fiction: The Ice Cream Chimes (intro) - by Angus_White *NEW AUTHOR* Welcome this new UKA author (385 words) - Date online (16-05-2003)
Horror

In his haste exiting the front door, the boy trips on the threshold, and lands with a whispered thud.

(819 reads) (Read More... | 2432 | 3 comments | Rating: 7.5)

 Fiction: Babybuy - by tara (3705 words) - Date online (16-05-2003)
Sci-fi

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When Sarah discovers a revolutionary company, she believes she has finally found what she has been striving for. Will she find happiness in perfection?

(Thank you very much to those members of Storyshed (a critiquing group) who helped me with this story.)

(920 reads) (Read More... | 24137 | 2 comments | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: The Medium Game - by fenland (3557 words) - Date online (12-05-2003)
Drama

Psychic Readings, proclaimed the brass plate apologetically.

(1543 reads) (Read More... | 20838 | comments? | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: The Classic - by gunnerM (792 words) - Date online (09-05-2003)
Drama

If something is pushed enough, it can break.

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Strong language, may offend.

(676 reads) (Read More... | 4993 | 2 comments | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: Complex - by Ivesiconi *NEW AUTHOR* Welcome this new UKA author (3981 words) - Date online (09-05-2003)
Sci-fi

The year 2159. Earth relies on an Interstellar Commerce Commision to supply its resource needs. But when the conglomerates secret experiment in space time transportation goes wrong, they send in the marines to counter the situation. But it seems something is waiting for them at the teleporters...

(646 reads) (Read More... | 24512 | 1 comment | Rating: 6)

 Fiction: Milk & Coke (eighth chapter of 'Manley & I') - by Jack_Cade (1503 words) - Date online (09-05-2003)
Novel Excerpts

*In which Manley and Hen vote whilst sheltering from the rain*

(1587 reads) (Read More... | 9097 | comments? | Rating: 10)

 Fiction: The Oldest con - by gunnerM (2361 words) - Date online (09-05-2003)
Horror

Pete glanced back at them then quickly back at the window, a small upturn at the end of his mouth the only sign of his inner amusement. He scratched his head and turned.

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(842 reads) (Read More... | 15237 | 7 comments | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: A Friend for Shellie - by shadow (1914 words) - Date online (09-05-2003)
Ghosts

There was nothing she could have done to prevent the tragedy. So why did she feel so guilty?

(718 reads) (Read More... | 10633 | 5 comments | Rating: 7)

 Fiction: The Parrot - by Lulu (954 words) - Date online (09-05-2003)
Drama

A lucky escape ... for some.


(910 reads) (Read More... | 5561 | 16 comments | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: Biting the Bullet - by gunnerM (2254 words) - Date online (09-05-2003)
Humour

Something to get your teeth into...



(799 reads) (Read More... | 12831 | 2 comments | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: Maria's Fan - by Bean (1064 words) - Date online (09-05-2003)
Drama

Maria is a Z-list celebrity.

But for someone, she's more than that - much, much more . . .

(783 reads) (Read More... | 5525 | 2 comments | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: Playing with Fire - by Kactus *NEW AUTHOR* Welcome this new UKA author (2017 words) - Date online (09-05-2003)
Drama

Camping has never been so exciting...

(1990 reads) (Read More... | 12194 | 2 comments | Rating: 7.5)

 Fiction: Fishnet stockings - by boris *NEW AUTHOR* Welcome this new UKA author (873 words) - Date online (09-05-2003)
Romance

Jackie is a hardworking social worker living in Yorkshire who finishes a long-term relationship and begins a journey of self-discovery. Experimenting with sex and drugs for the first time in her thirties, she learns to love a different side of her personality which has been repressed for some time.

(766 reads) (Read More... | 5096 | 1 comment | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: Strawberry Flavour. - by RoyBateman (1505 words) - Date online (05-05-2003)
Humour

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To his great surprise, Eric discovers that food flavourings aren't always used in food....

(858 reads) (Read More... | 9832 | 5 comments | Rating: 7.66)

 Fiction: Watching.... - by RoyBateman (1213 words) - Date online (05-05-2003)
Crime/Thriller

If you suspected that something was going on behind your back, wouldn't you employ someone you really trusted to check things out?

(1023 reads) (Read More... | 8123 | 14 comments | Rating: 8.25)

 Fiction: Setting tights alight - by Jack_Cade (1759 words) - Date online (05-05-2003)
Novel Excerpts

*Seventh chapter of scrapbook novel 'Manley & I.' Went down quite well on ABC, albeit among (unjust!) charges of misogyny. Bring it on!*

(565 reads) (Read More... | 10926 | 2 comments | Rating: 7)

 Fiction: Bookends - by fenland (2752 words) - Date online (05-05-2003)
Drama

Lydia stared at the slumped form of her sleeping husband, sprawled across a double seat in the empty third class compartment.

(915 reads) (Read More... | 15710 | 10 comments | Rating: 9)

 Fiction: The Man Who Stopped - by OolonColoophid (3146 words) - Date online (05-05-2003)
Sci-fi

** This is story I wrote a couple of years ago after I'd spent a hectic period reading the macabre early fiction of Roald Dahl. **

(1432 reads) (Read More... | 20030 | 5 comments | Rating: 6.75)

 Fiction: Fridays - by Lulu (1041 words) - Date online (05-05-2003)
Novellas

A tribute to a group of women I've always found fascinating, for brave and for different.

Three first chapters

(861 reads) (Read More... | 5781 | 4 comments | Rating: 7)

 Fiction: A Widow's Revenge - by ruadh (1376 words) - Date online (02-05-2003)
Sci-fi

Not sure it really counts as fantasy but....
Justice is served...in mysterious ways.

(657 reads) (Read More... | 8079 | 5 comments | Rating: 8)

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