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 Fiction: The Bulgari Connection - by Doughnut (638 words) - Date online (08-08-2008)
Mystery/Detective

This has been modified to take account of the comments made by len and sirat. Thanks guys! This is the prologue to The Bulgari Connection, of which a later chapter was posted on the 14th July. Doughnut.

(1402 reads) (Read More... | 3709 | 2 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Wee Hughie - by sirat (942 words) - Date online (08-08-2008)
Drama

This is another story that I read out at this year's UKAlive. It's meant to be spoken in a strong working class Belfast accent. It may not work so well on the printed page. It was written at the last UKAway and is in the chapbook of that event.

(1267 reads) (Read More... | 5057 | 9 comments | Rating: 10)

 Fiction: Kaela (Chapter 10) - by jagged66 (1448 words) - Date online (08-08-2008)
Horror

Kaela finds herself in a different world.

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 Fiction: Drusilla - by sirat (1299 words) - Date online (08-08-2008)
Romance

This is the one I read out at this year's UKAlive. It was designed to be read aloud so I don't know how well it will work on the printed page.

(1391 reads) (Read More... | 7328 | 5 comments | Rating: 10)

 Fiction: The Gloves - by SugarMama34 (1869 words) - Date online (04-08-2008)
Horror

This started off as homework for my writing class in June, which was only supposed to be 800 words long, but I got carried away as my ideas grew. A little ambitious - probably, but thought I'd give it a whirl and see where it took me. This is the end result. It's taken me weeks to finish with different things going on here. I've edited and gone over it as much as I can, but as it's now 4.22am I'm word blind and tired - Goodnight/Good morning. :S

(965 reads) (Read More... | 11367 | 5 comments | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: Kaela (Chapter 9) - by jagged66 (2520 words) - Date online (04-08-2008)
Horror

From now on, I will be uploading this story in 1-chapter segments. Please note that this story is still not perfect, even though it is my 3rd draft of it. I hope you enjoy regardless.

(417 reads) (Read More... | 13172 | 1 comment | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Walnut Whip - by Bradene (353 words) - Date online (01-08-2008)
Flash Fiction

Another entry for Tina's wednesday challenge. The Word Was Whip

(788 reads) (Read More... | 2122 | 6 comments | Rating: 10)

 Fiction: Kaela (Chapter 7 + 8) - by jagged66 (3530 words) - Date online (01-08-2008)
Horror

Kaela runs for her life and eventually has a couple of weird discoveries.

(478 reads) (Read More... | 18612 | 2 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: African Legacy - part 3 - by Bootylicious (829 words) - Date online (28-07-2008)
Faction

The final instalment of my semi autobiographical story. Below is a translation of the poem which appears towards the end. Lost Freedom – Twice I saw her at the window/ A face so sad and lonely/It scares me/My hand reaches towards her/She’s gone/I’ve lost her/The part of me longing for freedom

(675 reads) (Read More... | 4794 | 4 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Jeremy's Junkyard 2 - Jeremy and the Strange Metal - by e-griff (886 words) - Date online (28-07-2008)
Drama

second in a series of stories ...

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 Fiction: Kaela (Chapter 5 + 6) - by jagged66 (3724 words) - Date online (28-07-2008)
Horror

Guilt, dreams, hallucinations... and worse.

(458 reads) (Read More... | 19576 | 1 comment | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: The Pick-Up - by Rupe (789 words) - Date online (25-07-2008)
Scripts

I've been reading Howard Barker's 'The Possibilities' recently, so I'm blaming this sketch on that. It's a study of sexual politics.

(672 reads) (Read More... | 4773 | 8 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Hidden Talents - by ruadh (1951 words) - Date online (25-07-2008)
Drama

Meant to be humourous

(749 reads) (Read More... | 11353 | 6 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: The Higher - by deceefoulkes (576 words) - Date online (25-07-2008)
Sci-fi

I posted a few chapters of my then untitled project. After the comments recieved. not only have I come up with a working title but I have also written a new beginning and would like some opinions on it.

(720 reads) (Read More... | 3231 | 3 comments | Rating: 6)

 Fiction: fruit 'n' veg prose challenge - by delph_ambi (135 words) - Date online (25-07-2008)
Flash Fiction

My entry for the fruit 'n' veg prose challenge. Forgot to post it last week. Sorry!

(766 reads) (Read More... | 954 | 4 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: From Princess to Queen - by Harry (601 words) - Date online (25-07-2008)
Humour

she would retire to her bedroom and turn on the TV or write a couplet or two in her blog.

(450 reads) (Read More... | 3419 | 2 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: African Legacy - Part 2 - by Bootylicious (751 words) - Date online (25-07-2008)
Faction

The second part of my partially autobiographical story. Perhaps the reason George has pushed so hard to tear down all which has been given to him is because, in some respects, it has come too easily.

(565 reads) (Read More... | 4340 | 2 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Over the rainbow section 2 - by razoo (2308 words) - Date online (21-07-2008)
Novel Excerpts

Continued from initial 'over the rainbow' excerpt.

(530 reads) (Read More... | 12898 | 3 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Minna - by e-griff (2102 words) - Date online (21-07-2008)
Drama

This is for delph's five-fruit prose workshop challenge. It is an old story of mine from years ago, which David mentioned the other day as a favourite of his. Many of you will not have seen it before, so ... I'm afraid the fruit has been woven into the cakes :-)

(1051 reads) (Read More... | 12304 | 9 comments | Rating: 10)

 Fiction: High five - by red-dragon (775 words) - Date online (21-07-2008)
Flash Fiction

For delph_ambi's challenge of including your five-a-day within a 24 hour flash fiction event - and very challenging it proved to be! Do parents and children really communicate?

(447 reads) (Read More... | 4666 | 4 comments | Rating: 7.66)

 Fiction: Oranges Are the Only Fruit - by Rupe (936 words) - Date online (21-07-2008)
Scripts

My effort for delph_ambi's prose challenge - which stipulated that you had to mention five portions of fruit. Comedy sketch. Light this time. And newly reduced.

(2131 reads) (Read More... | 5823 | 6 comments | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: Gotcha! - by RoyBateman (1362 words) - Date online (21-07-2008)
Drama

It's the day coppers dream of - when that elusive criminal who's so often given them the slip is finally within their grasp...

(665 reads) (Read More... | 8332 | 9 comments | Rating: 10)

 Fiction: The King & Queen of Fruit - by discopants (490 words) - Date online (21-07-2008)
Just Plain Daft.

Prose challenge and, daft as it is, very probably a conversation I have had on a night shift...

(1493 reads) (Read More... | 3009 | 5 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Over the rainbow - by razoo (8167 words) - Date online (21-07-2008)
Novel Excerpts

Melissa Perl is an eighteen year old orphan, living in Mulberry village with foster parents Emma and Gary, following the horrific death of her mother during the birth of her now deceased sister Tracy through cancer, as well as her fathers suicide shortly after. Blinded by her belief that the only way for her to ever reunite with her parents is to acquire talent needed to deem herself worthy of joining them in ‘the village of the stars’, Melissa becomes desperate to seek greatness and emulate the talents that her parents once held. Doing so proves immensely difficult, and is the cause of much of Melissa's melancholy. This novel is still very much a work in progress. That printed below is the opening few chapters of the novel. It was started two years ago and as of yet remains unfinished. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

(517 reads) (Read More... | 45700 | comments? | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Kaela (Chapter 3 + 4) - by jagged66 (4587 words) - Date online (21-07-2008)
Horror

Now the action begins. Anyone who is reading this, please could you be kind enough to type a comment and let me know what you think of it. Thank you.

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 Fiction: DORK and the POETRY HIT SQUAD - by zenbuddhist (1963 words) - Date online (21-07-2008)
Drama

THE RETURN OF THE DORK

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 Fiction: African Legacy - by Bootylicious (690 words) - Date online (21-07-2008)
Faction

1st part of a short story based on some autobiographical aspects of my life.

(530 reads) (Read More... | 3821 | 4 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: if the dress - by littleditty (148 words) - Date online (18-07-2008)
Flash Fiction

140 word flash

(653 reads) (Read More... | 879 | 6 comments | Rating: 9.5)

 Fiction: The Potion (A Fiction Fight Back! story) - by e-griff (2779 words) - Date online (18-07-2008)
Drama

Right. Let's have some fiction back, and not some namby pamby flash stuff! This is my own version of a story Rupe posted just after he joined. It's lain around critted to pieces and unfinished for all that time, now is completely rewritten and hopefully enjoyable. C'mon guys, I need support ... pse read and comment.

(586 reads) (Read More... | 16158 | 5 comments | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: Kaela (Chapter 1 + 2) - by jagged66 (3493 words) - Date online (18-07-2008)
Horror

"Kaela" is a tale of death, betrayal, the struggle for hope, and things that are not considered as being possible. A young woman is struggling to regain her sanity after an attack from two years ago. Alcohol has acted as her friend for a while now and her real friend Louise is trying to cope with her brothers, who are arguing more than usual about a deadly secret.

(515 reads) (Read More... | 18199 | 1 comment | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Barry Porter and the Garden of Mud part two - by JeffDray (496 words) - Date online (18-07-2008)
Just Plain Daft.

Here's part two of the epic tale of Barry Porter and his horticultural adventures. We meet a new character who seems somehow familiar.

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 Fiction: Small George - by Harry (566 words) - Date online (18-07-2008)
Satire

“I’m gonna strike it rich in Giantland,” he boasted.

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 Fiction: Repayments - by expat (1320 words) - Date online (14-07-2008)
Drama

Being in debt can be A Very Bad Thing for some people.

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 Fiction: The Bulgari Connection - by Doughnut (1196 words) - Date online (14-07-2008)
Mystery/Detective

Millena Ryder returns to Bulgaria for the first time since graduation. After her father's death in suspicious circumstances during a posting to Paris, she has lived with her English mother in Cheltenham. But then her half-sister organises a reunion in a spa resort for their university friends. The holiday turns into a nightmare when the elder sister is found floating in the mineral baths with a knife in her chest. What follows is the beginning of the second chapter of the novel.

(551 reads) (Read More... | 7060 | 3 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Last Bus - by discopants (878 words) - Date online (14-07-2008)
Drama

Based on a couple of characters in my family's murky past...

(654 reads) (Read More... | 5115 | 6 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Isadora's - by Doughnut (1639 words) - Date online (11-07-2008)
Crime/Thriller

This is an excerpt from a novel that has just been reviewed by a script doctor. I was very impressed by her work, but would like to have a wider reaction to this particular episode, which she didn't like. In general (and I'm sure she is right), she feels that the heroine, Suzanne, should be less "girlie". The novel has two story lines: the first, the planning by certain individuals, including the head of the Secret Services and a senior minister, called Boris Boyanov, to seize power in Bulgaria and then invade Macedonia, to make that country a part of Bulgaria again (It was, at various times) - a plan that is thwarted by Suzanne and her friends; the second story line concerns the heroine finally coming to terms with the ambush of her Royal Artillery troup in Afghanistan, which she is almost the only soldier to survive. She was awarded the Military Cross for her bravery, but had to take extended leave after reciving severe injuries. The present piece comes towards the end of the novel, when Suzanne and her new boyfriend, Nikolai, a member of the Secret Services who in the past has been corrupt, go to see who Gotze, a member of the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organisation, which for a long time has striven to get Macedonia back, is meeting in the cafe Isadora.

(569 reads) (Read More... | 10446 | 2 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: The Last Man - by Harry (1046 words) - Date online (11-07-2008)
Drama

It seemed to Charlie his whole life had been spent without anyone knowing he was there.

(856 reads) (Read More... | 5688 | 3 comments | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: The Secret Trust - by rctaylor *NEW AUTHOR* Welcome this new UKA author (519 words) - Date online (11-07-2008)
Mystery/Detective

The Secret Trust is a mystery in the best British tradition without a messy murder for a famous detective to solve. It's an intriguing tale of an American lawyer's challenge to weave his way through a net of legal intricacies only the Brits could devise. And, as the lead male character observes: "It had to do with a woman, of course, but not in the way you might think." More details - www.robertctaylor.com. Interested in comments as to whether the promo is enticing enough to consider reading the book. Thanks.

(491 reads) (Read More... | 3507 | 1 comment | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Toilet Talk - by SugarMama34 (305 words) - Date online (07-07-2008)
Flash Fiction

I wrote this for my creative writng class. We couldn't use any names or 'he said' or 'she said' etc. This was my effort and end result.

(487 reads) (Read More... | 1843 | 3 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Little Boy Lost - by SugarMama34 (1960 words) - Date online (07-07-2008)
Drama

I know I have put this on before in the past (over a year ago) but this is now at least the 16th draft I've written. Would really appreciate any feedback given. I have changed the begining at least 4 times. I hope this will be the last time, lol. I have made minor alterations with suggestions from Sirat.

(676 reads) (Read More... | 11150 | 6 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: The Imp and the Absinthe - by pombal (361 words) - Date online (04-07-2008)
Flash Fiction

The one where Imp cuts off Vincent Van Goghs ear ...

(1216 reads) (Read More... | 2036 | 8 comments | Rating: 10)

 Fiction: Japheth the Journeyman - by johnshade (4748 words) - Date online (04-07-2008)
Novellas


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 Fiction: Barry Porter and the Garden of Mud - by JeffDray (470 words) - Date online (04-07-2008)
Just Plain Daft.

Here's a bit of nonsense that came to me when I was in a traffic queue on the Bournemouth Spur road the other day. I'm still struggling to remember where the inspiration came from

(654 reads) (Read More... | 2974 | 5 comments | Rating: 10)

 Fiction: Divine Inspiration - by Bradene (354 words) - Date online (04-07-2008)
Humour

This is my piece of flash for last Wednesdays challenge. The word was Absinthe. With profound apologies to the master himself Johnny Sullivan.

(610 reads) (Read More... | 2167 | 7 comments | Rating: 10)

 Fiction: The Motorman - by Harry (519 words) - Date online (04-07-2008)
Flash Fiction

Or "Trolley Driver" as we sometimes called them.

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 Fiction: Sharp Dark Things - by Bootylicious (2665 words) - Date online (30-06-2008)
Experimental

An iciness began to creep down her spine. A dark rectangular hole materialised before her eyes. A hole moist, with writhing worms, grubs, all manner of insects.

(1072 reads) (Read More... | 14354 | 7 comments | Rating: 10)

 Fiction: Numbers Up - by Bradene (491 words) - Date online (30-06-2008)
Flash Fiction

Written for a Wednesday Prose/Poetry flash challenge. The word was Murder.

(696 reads) (Read More... | 2538 | 7 comments | Rating: 9)

 Fiction: The Council of Women - by discopants (620 words) - Date online (30-06-2008)
Just Plain Daft.

"So what's first up today?" God asked. "The Council of Women," Gabriel replied... Don't take this one too seriously...

(601 reads) (Read More... | 3793 | 4 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Ask Doctor Frank... - by RoyBateman (2101 words) - Date online (30-06-2008)
Humour

Worried about a medical matter? Has YOUR doctor put the wind up you good and proper with his gloomy diagnosis? Have none of it! Ask OUR expert, Dr Frank Barmpot VD and bar, a graduate of Queensland University And College of Kidology (QUACK) for a second opinion – you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Dr Frank specialises in giving his patients what they want – not what some bumbling medico says they ought to have! So write in now, for instant reassurance. Your life may never be the same again!

(844 reads) (Read More... | 12451 | 10 comments | Rating: 10)

 Fiction: Any Last Requests? - by Rupe (2047 words) - Date online (27-06-2008)
Scripts

What would your last request be if facing a firing squad? A cigarette? Permission to sing 10,000 Green Bottles? This sketch considers the options - and concludes that punchlines are dead.

(914 reads) (Read More... | 12534 | 9 comments | Rating: 10)

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