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 Fiction: Office Roulette (edited) - by discopants (1947 words) - Date online (10-11-2008)
Drama

I bet you've all worked with colleagues who have really got under your skin. Ever thought about just coming in to work one day and finishing them off? No, me neither, obviously. An edit of a piece first posted here nearly 5 years ago...

(718 reads) (Read More... | 11217 | 4 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: 10Fourteen (part 7) - by Conduit (11013 words) - Date online (10-11-2008)
Crime/Thriller

okay, firstly, sorry its been a while since i posted. Also this is a BIG chapter with lots of action and story developments. The friends, the police and CityCorp are heading for a big showdown and nobody is safe.

(358 reads) (Read More... | 59999 | 1 comment | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Battersea Bridge - by Harry (804 words) - Date online (10-11-2008)
Humour

"And Mr. James Whistler, too. He's a favorite of yours I know."

(381 reads) (Read More... | 4611 | 4 comments | Rating: 10)

 Fiction: Bowing Out - by sirat (912 words) - Date online (07-11-2008)
  
Drama

My attempt for the prose workshop November challenge: a character who is thoroughly good but still interesting. I don't know if either description applies but at least I've tried!

(659 reads) (Read More... | 5134 | 9 comments | Rating: 9.66)

 Fiction: Conservatory - a short story - by StanSeagrave (3971 words) - Date online (07-11-2008)
  
Drama

As a change from 'Stan', I thought I'd post one of my recent short stories. It's not quite right yet, but it's getting there...

(503 reads) (Read More... | 20430 | 3 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Boys - by JeffDray (204 words) - Date online (07-11-2008)
  
Poetry

You haven't suffered my poetry for some time now, so here is one for Remembrance Day, inspired in part by the diaries of my great uncle who died at the age of 19 on the Somme and who has no known resting place.

(2022 reads) (Read More... | 1590 | 3 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Prose Workshop Challenge: Flamenco - by bluepootle (987 words) - Date online (07-11-2008)
Drama

This feels unfinished, but my muse deserted me. It's about a bad thing happening to a good person.

(383 reads) (Read More... | 5397 | 3 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Kaela (Chapter 19 - Final Chapter) - by jagged66 (1740 words) - Date online (03-11-2008)
Horror

Last chapter of Kaela. Once I've collected together all comments from here, I will start redrafting the story. Thank you for taking the time to read it, everyone. I appreciate your comments.

(462 reads) (Read More... | 9567 | comments? | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: The Bulgari Connection - by Doughnut (1436 words) - Date online (03-11-2008)
Mystery/Detective

Romantic journey through the Balkans for Millena. Only problem - the dishy Cyril is the son of her murdered sister's lover.

(458 reads) (Read More... | 8021 | comments? | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Not On The Label - by Eccles (1270 words) - Date online (03-11-2008)
Drama

Apologies for my lax posting, you’ll be hearing more from me soon I promise. This is a short story stemming from a workshop trigger exercise. We were given a title and this is the result.

(381 reads) (Read More... | 7365 | 3 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Getting together - by Harry (433 words) - Date online (31-10-2008)
Flash Fiction

We were younger, more flexible ... and eager to try new things.

(396 reads) (Read More... | 2418 | 4 comments | Rating: 10)

 Fiction: The Secret of the Mona Lisa Smile - by Rupe (2077 words) - Date online (31-10-2008)
Scripts

I noticed a competition for short plays on the subject of the Renaissance. It took a while to come up with any ideas, but eventually I started thinking about the Mona Lisa. Inevitable I suppose. All feedback/suggestions for improvement gratefully received.

(409 reads) (Read More... | 16713 | 2 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Weeper - by Seebaruk (6063 words) - Date online (27-10-2008)
  
Horror

By the time Colack arrived outside the cell, panting and clutching at his side, the prisoner had already gouged out his own eyeballs using the gleaming metal implement clutched in his right hand.

(568 reads) (Read More... | 34492 | 2 comments | Rating: 9)

 Fiction: Splinter - by e-griff (344 words) - Date online (27-10-2008)
Drama

This was the winner of the weekly flash/poetry challenge a few weeks ago. For those unfortunates who don't frequent that forum, you might like to read this.

(466 reads) (Read More... | 2217 | 3 comments | Rating: 10)

 Fiction: Saving Grace - by Andrea (1554 words) - Date online (27-10-2008)
Humour

Bit of an oldie this, but slightly tarted up (and, more to the point, an 'edit' test :-))

(1163 reads) (Read More... | 10149 | 5 comments | Rating: 10)

 Fiction: Lost Property. - by RoyBateman (1761 words) - Date online (27-10-2008)
Drama

It's easily done - a seemingly innocent notebook mislaid on a train. It can lead to all sorts of trouble, too - even if you didn't mislay it yourself.

(517 reads) (Read More... | 11138 | 6 comments | Rating: 10)

 Fiction: 10Fourteen (part 6) - by Conduit (4680 words) - Date online (27-10-2008)
Crime/Thriller

The friends recover from the effects of the vaccine and plan their next move. The net is closing in on CityCorp and the friends know this will make things even more dangerous.

(442 reads) (Read More... | 25338 | comments? | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: The Bulgari Connection - by Doughnut (1703 words) - Date online (27-10-2008)
Mystery/Detective

God works in mysterious ways in the Bulgarian spa resort

(465 reads) (Read More... | 9762 | comments? | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Awangar the Great - by e-griff (2667 words) - Date online (27-10-2008)
Drama

A man hefts his mighty weapon, a barmaid falls prey to a frenzy in her drawers, the mighty wolf Throthgar loses his balls ... what more can I say?

(424 reads) (Read More... | 16834 | 1 comment | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: HEAVEN - by Simon (4286 words) - Date online (23-10-2008)
Drama

It's a play. I know plays are a bit hard to read, but if you get a few drunken friends to take a part each and read it though...well, you won't mind if it doesn't make any sense. It's based on a trip my wife and I made to Club Med in Mexico, during which the full moon stopped moving and I went nuts.

(727 reads) (Read More... | 29042 | comments? | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Kaela (Chapter 18) - by jagged66 (1259 words) - Date online (19-10-2008)
Horror

Penultimate chapter. Louise tries to explain to her parents why she ran away. Once Kaela leaves the police station, she goes off in search of Akihtog.

(463 reads) (Read More... | 7246 | comments? | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Bugger Bognor To use a famous Quote - by Bradene (300 words) - Date online (19-10-2008)
Humour

A little piece of flash humour

(523 reads) (Read More... | 1789 | 3 comments | Rating: 9)

 Fiction: The Bulgari Connection - by Doughnut (1262 words) - Date online (19-10-2008)
Mystery/Detective

Frankenstein can be a romantic hero as our friends in the Bulgarian spa discover

(549 reads) (Read More... | 7421 | comments? | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: The Wizards of Mesmer U - by Harry (292 words) - Date online (17-10-2008)
Flash Fiction

He was such a promising student too.

(446 reads) (Read More... | 1747 | 3 comments | Rating: 9)

 Fiction: Fever - by Ginger (214 words) - Date online (17-10-2008)
Flash Fiction

Submitted for the weekly comp. Word: Fever.

(470 reads) (Read More... | 1269 | 2 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: 10Fourteen (part 5) - by Conduit (4459 words) - Date online (17-10-2008)
Crime/Thriller

The friends decide to investigate the secret lab in the hospital. What they find there will confirm their worst fears. Time is running out.

(408 reads) (Read More... | 23304 | comments? | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: The Day That Doug Cowdray Grew Up. - by RoyBateman (1325 words) - Date online (13-10-2008)
  
Humour

Ah, schooldays - happy times, eh? Well, some you win and some you lose...

(698 reads) (Read More... | 8227 | 11 comments | Rating: 9)

 Fiction: Waking Lloegr prologue - by glennie (1725 words) - Date online (13-10-2008)
Novel Excerpts

This is the prologue to Waking Lloegr, my novel, just completed. Long listed in UKA's 2006 Opening Pages comp.

(486 reads) (Read More... | 9848 | comments? | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: The Bulgari Connection - by Doughnut (1138 words) - Date online (13-10-2008)
Mystery/Detective

Expression of the Bulgarian itching for sex.

(501 reads) (Read More... | 6826 | comments? | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: 'The World Upstairs' - by Stewy *NEW AUTHOR* Welcome this new UKA author (11000 words) - Date online (10-10-2008)
Novel Excerpts

Here are three sample chapters from my first, as yet unpublished book. It’s called ‘The World Upstairs’ and could be described as a psychological thriller. It HAS been copyrighted. Brief Synopsis: Howard Tremain suffers from acute agoraphobia. By chance he encounters a young woman who befriends him and a cautious relationship ensues. At the beginning of the first sample chapter Howard and Debora arrive at her family home in Nottingham for what proves to be a provocative Christmas visit. Hoping you find this of interest and thanking you for your time and attention, regards, Stuart Jones An Audiobook of 'The World Upstairs' can be found HERE: http://theworldupstairs.blogspot.com/ stuart.jones40@ntlworld.com

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 Fiction: After the Storm - by Ginger (320 words) - Date online (10-10-2008)
  
Flash Fiction

Written for the weekly challenge. Congratulations to Mandrake!

(740 reads) (Read More... | 2004 | 8 comments | Rating: 9)

 Fiction: A Sort of Parricide (scenes I & II) - by Rupe (1216 words) - Date online (10-10-2008)
Scripts

First two scenes of a one-act play I'm writing about a real event - the 1941 meeting between George Orwell and H G Wells which occurred after Orwell had written an article ('Wells, Hitler & the World State') attacking Wells' ideas on the future of the world. Thoughts?

(476 reads) (Read More... | 7996 | 2 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: 10Fourteen (part 4) - by Conduit (6001 words) - Date online (10-10-2008)
Crime/Thriller

Events take a tragic turn in this part of the story. The six friends get closer to the terrifying truth about the secret experiments. The police begin to follow the clues to Citycorp and the strange Doctor.

(474 reads) (Read More... | 32167 | comments? | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: 'Minotaur' - by Stewy *NEW AUTHOR* Welcome this new UKA author (10034 words) - Date online (10-10-2008)
Novel Excerpts

My second (sadly unpublished) novel, ‘Minotaur,’ could be described as a psychological thriller. It HAS been copyrighted. Brief Synopsis: The book is set in 1980. Rupert Drake, a young undergraduate, has moved to Brighton where he firstly stays with his new friend Morgan in his room in a large house of bedsits (Vernon Terrace) before getting his own room in a house owned by an enigmatic old recluse, Alvina Cray. At the beginning of the first sample chapter, Rupert has embarked on a relationship with Poppy, a sixteen year old girl whose father (Marius Lydecker) has created an enormous statue of a Minotaur, named after a serial killer who is operating in the area. Other tenants in the house at Vernon Terrace are comprised of a punk rocker, a couple of sixties’ survivors, a woman and her small boy, a mystery man and Ralph and Fay Montgomery, brother and sister in their fifties who share a single room. Hoping you find this of interest and thanking you for your time and attention, regards, Stuart Jones stuart.jones40@ntlworld.com

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 Fiction: The Bulgari Connection - by Doughnut (1461 words) - Date online (03-10-2008)
Mystery/Detective


This is how it feels to be betrayed by your best friend.

(567 reads) (Read More... | 8611 | comments? | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: 10Fourteen (part 3) - by Conduit (8097 words) - Date online (03-10-2008)
Crime/Thriller

The friends hear a strange story from the Vietnam veteran. They learn more about what it is that threatens them and how they may be able to save themselves. However the Police are also drawing closer to the truth and are attempting to investigate the mysterious CityCorp.

(397 reads) (Read More... | 42900 | comments? | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: London 2012. - by RoyBateman (1830 words) - Date online (29-09-2008)
Humour

Fellow Britons - in the next Olympics, we can do even better! If we truly believe we can - if we strive with all our strength. And, obviously, if we cheat...

(626 reads) (Read More... | 10995 | 9 comments | Rating: 10)

 Fiction: Even the smallest skimmed stone - by Wolfe71 *NEW AUTHOR* Welcome this new UKA author (1653 words) - Date online (29-09-2008)
Sci-fi

The Large Hadron Collider (or Little Bang Machine) was hailed as either something that would answer one of the universe's greatest mysteries or as a folly that could result in the end of the world. What would the truth be though?

(554 reads) (Read More... | 10077 | 2 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Mysterious Muthi - by niece (1474 words) - Date online (29-09-2008)
  
Drama

...she wouldn’t talk, neither did she gesticulate. It seemed over the years the family had learnt to understand the old lady’s needs and wants without her having to say it...

(669 reads) (Read More... | 8522 | 6 comments | Rating: 9.33)

 Fiction: The Picture of John Blank - by Harry (429 words) - Date online (29-09-2008)
Flash Fiction

Mr. Blank has difficulty establishing the fact that he is of any consequence whatsoever

(607 reads) (Read More... | 2549 | 6 comments | Rating: 10)

 Fiction: Kaela (Chapter 17) - by jagged66 (1269 words) - Date online (29-09-2008)
Horror

Baffled with Nessa's state, Kaela and Louise call for help, not forgetting that they can't tell the police the complete truth.

(541 reads) (Read More... | 7252 | comments? | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: The Bulgari Connection - by Doughnut (2244 words) - Date online (29-09-2008)
Mystery/Detective



This is about how a woman can age at the drop of an eye-liner. In this episode her husband's past catches up with Maria.

(671 reads) (Read More... | 13363 | comments? | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Average Weight of the Human Head - by glennie (626 words) - Date online (29-09-2008)
  
Horror

I don't know why I wrote this, it's sick and twisted... ah... now I know.

(2562 reads) (Read More... | 3197 | 7 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: The Watcher - by Conduit (2097 words) - Date online (26-09-2008)
Fanfiction

The opening of an unfinished story based on Buffy The Vampire slayer. I know that series is 'Soooo' not cool anymore, but there was talk of running a spin off titled The Watcher. This would have depicted the further adventures of Giles the librarian as he returned to England to relax, only to end up in another series of monster filled calamities. I can imagine it as starting off a bit like Midsomer Murders but then descending into good old fashioned Hammer Horror. Any comments welcome, especially if you think i should finish the story.

(711 reads) (Read More... | 11142 | 1 comment | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: 10Fourteen (Part 2) - by Conduit (5281 words) - Date online (26-09-2008)
Crime/Thriller

The second part of my mystery/crime/thriller/horror story. Here are chapters three and four of the story ; the six new friends are beginning to realise all is not well and their chance meeting may have been orchestrated by someone else. They encounter some strange characters who may be able to help or could be out to hinder.

(446 reads) (Read More... | 28364 | comments? | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Ninny and the Nitwits of Nutty Lane - by Zaffable *NEW AUTHOR* Welcome this new UKA author (1200 words) - Date online (26-09-2008)
Stories for Children

Children's Book for ages 8 up Folks are a lot like light bulbs. Some are brainy and bright 100 watt types, while others are only dull and dim 10 watt types. But Mrs Dotty Nitwit, and her hubby Mr Dummy Nitwit are in a unique category of their very own: break in filament types. The school summer holiday goes utterly wrong for nice kid Ninny, when he discovers his mum has been busy growing something so stupendous it defies belief. And now he faces a dilemma: join her, or put a swift stop to her perilous plan. But can Ninny save the day? Or will Loondon city, and the world succumb to what his mad mum and dumb dad have already planted…

(673 reads) (Read More... | 7662 | 1 comment | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: It Starts with a Banana - by Rupe (454 words) - Date online (26-09-2008)
Scripts

Just messing around, trying to get back into writing. I ended up talking to myself. This is the result.

(462 reads) (Read More... | 3247 | 2 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: 2001-A Space Idiocy - by len (445 words) - Date online (26-09-2008)
Humour

A re-rwrite of an older masterpiece of mine.. :o) * * *

(464 reads) (Read More... | 3131 | 1 comment | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Kaela (Chapter 16) - by jagged66 (1288 words) - Date online (22-09-2008)
Horror

Kaela and Louise return to the real world, but something strange has happened to Nessa.

(474 reads) (Read More... | 7159 | comments? | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Not Good News - by Conduit (2613 words) - Date online (22-09-2008)
Sci-fi

A short story based on the Large Hadron Collider experiments being carried out. They reminded me of the plot for the Half-Life computer game. Here is my spin on what could happen when the experiments reach their most critical phase. I literally got this story down in less than two hours, just after my breakfast!


Thanks to the BBC News website for the technical details.

(593 reads) (Read More... | 14936 | 3 comments | Rating: 8)

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