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 Fiction: (WANIAY) The End - Chapter 12. - by jay12 (3564 words) - Date online (05-03-2007)
Novel Excerpts

Feedback and crit welcome. My overall word count at this stage is 25,000 approx.

(684 reads) (Read More... | 38507 | 1 comment | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Departure - by flossieBee (460 words) - Date online (05-03-2007)
  
Flash Fiction

With thanks to Rupe and Sirat for very valuable help.

(654 reads) (Read More... | 2716 | 6 comments | Rating: 10)

 Fiction: Will, Sam and Lash LaRue - by uppercase (787 words) - Date online (05-03-2007)
Flash Fiction

Will's saga returns

(922 reads) (Read More... | 3810 | 7 comments | Rating: 9.5)

 Fiction: (WANIAY) The End - Chapter 11 - by jay12 (2903 words) - Date online (02-03-2007)
Novel Excerpts

Feedback and crit welcome. My overall word count at this stage is 21,500 approx.

(808 reads) (Read More... | 27545 | 3 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Bag of Weasels. Chapter 1 - by josiedog (1108 words) - Date online (02-03-2007)
  
Novel Excerpts

First chapter of novel I'm flogging to agents.

(931 reads) (Read More... | 5970 | 6 comments | Rating: 9)

 Fiction: The Pigs Are Back. - by josiedog (1398 words) - Date online (02-03-2007)
  
Just Plain Daft.

This story contains pigs.

(1143 reads) (Read More... | 8072 | 11 comments | Rating: 9.33)

 Fiction: That True Brit Spirit - by jay12 (427 words) - Date online (02-03-2007)
  
Flash Fiction

A short piece of flash fiction that I've found on my computer whilst sorting out my word files folders.

(1425 reads) (Read More... | 2354 | 13 comments | Rating: 8.66)

 Fiction: The Flood - by Harry (2234 words) - Date online (02-03-2007)
  
Drama

There was no break of day the next mornin’. I could barely see the barn and the one lane road in to town was under water. It looked as though we was anchored in a slow movin’ river,

(814 reads) (Read More... | 11710 | 6 comments | Rating: 9)

 Fiction: Coppelia - by delph_ambi (463 words) - Date online (02-03-2007)
  
Flash Fiction

"Coppelia" won the second prize writers' choice award in the Moontopples 'Vision' short story competition. Posted here in response to a request from the forum. Enjoy!

(1091 reads) (Read More... | 3154 | 12 comments | Rating: 9.33)

 Fiction: A Brief Journey Into Death. Part Four. - by Gerry (2156 words) - Date online (02-03-2007)
Philosophy

Comments welcome, but no crit on this post please. A two way exchange now seems to be a possibility.This seems like an amazing situation. What questions would you ask?

(736 reads) (Read More... | 11891 | 4 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: The Cheat - by spongemonkey (111 words) - Date online (02-03-2007)
Poetry

A short poem of love gone bad.

(2180 reads) (Read More... | 744 | 3 comments | Rating: 10)

 Fiction: Paul's Dilemma - by Rupe (1987 words) - Date online (02-03-2007)
Drama

A young estate agent is showing a couple around an idyllic country cottage. He's desperate to make his first sale. But he knows something about the property he's selling - something that might put them off. Should he tell them? Unknown to him, the couple have problems of their own. This is a rewritten version of an earlier post. I wasn't happy with it then & I'm still not sure about it. Any comments or suggestions welcome.

(584 reads) (Read More... | 11674 | 2 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Awangar and the Magic - by e-griff (542 words) - Date online (02-03-2007)
Drama

Awangar the Great hefts his mighty weapon! I've reverted to childhood yet again! :-)

(854 reads) (Read More... | 3439 | 5 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: THE SECOND BOOK OF CHARIOTEERS. - by RoyBateman (1863 words) - Date online (26-02-2007)
Humour

Wherein is related unto thee the wondrous tale of the GLADIATORIAL COMBAT OF SPEED and the carefully-guarded secrets of the ANCIENT ORDER OF THE HAT.

(1125 reads) (Read More... | 10895 | 8 comments | Rating: 10)

 Fiction: I would eat fish every day except on Sundays - by juliet (1899 words) - Date online (26-02-2007)
  
Romance

A short story

(2115 reads) (Read More... | 9934 | 11 comments | Rating: 10)

 Fiction: [UKAWANIAY] Childless Section 21 - Martin Pierce - by Threadbear (728 words) - Date online (26-02-2007)
Novel Excerpts

Joe's grandfather's religious views drive Kathleen to a faith healer

(462 reads) (Read More... | 5157 | 1 comment | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Shylark Homes & Dr. Wattsit *3* ~Body of Evidence~ - by Linear (1219 words) - Date online (26-02-2007)
Humour

It is a race to the bell for the worlds greatest detective, Shylark Homes And his portly friend, Dr. Wattsit, in this weeks thrilling chapter. Co-written with fellow Bad Penny, Len.

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 Fiction: [UKAWANIAY] Childless Section 20 - Chloe - by Threadbear (1428 words) - Date online (26-02-2007)
Novel Excerpts

Beginning Joe's relationship with Alison's twin sister Chloe

(506 reads) (Read More... | 11719 | 1 comment | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: #3 From Little Acorns Grow... - by Romany (2307 words) - Date online (24-02-2007)
Horror

Final part of my resubbed story - thanks everyone for your patience. Romany.

(604 reads) (Read More... | 11769 | 1 comment | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: #Part 2 - From Little Acorns Grow... - by Romany (1802 words) - Date online (23-02-2007)
Horror

If you haven't read Part One, this will make no sense (possibly it won't anyway!) A resub, still fiddling. Thanks for your patience, Romany.

(764 reads) (Read More... | 9276 | 2 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Shylark Homes & Dr. Wattsit - by Linear (403 words) - Date online (23-02-2007)
Mystery/Detective

The worlds Greatest Shylark Homes & Dr. Wattsit story. Co-written by myself and Len.

(1084 reads) (Read More... | 2572 | 7 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Shylark Homes & Dr. Wattsit *2* ~The Game is Afoot~ - by Linear (999 words) - Date online (23-02-2007)
Mystery/Detective

The worlds greates detective, Shylark Homes And his portly freind, Dr. Wattsit are on the case. The Game is Afoot. Co-written with fellow Bad Penny, Len.

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 Fiction: Subtle, but pervasively piscine (NOVEL CH. 1) - by Rupe (1920 words) - Date online (23-02-2007)
Novel Excerpts

First chapter of my novel, 'Throwing it all Away'. I entered it in the Best Beginnings competition - the main criticism was that it was overwritten. So I've pruned it ruthlessly. The novel is crime-based lad lit: Pete, a young lawyer, loses his girlfriend, home and job, discovers his ex-employer is involved in a complex property scam, solves the case & gets a new girlfriend. All crit gratefully received. Am now away/offline for a few days but will reply on return to anyone who comments.

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 Fiction: From Little Acorns Grow... - by Romany (447 words) - Date online (19-02-2007)
Horror

This is actually a RE-SUB of a short story but, at just over 4000 words, I thought it would be too lengthy to post all at once. I have changed something, and wanted to see if it fares better now, as a result. Although I have put it in the 'Horror' category, it is not really graphic, although elements of it are, I think, of a horror nature. Can't explain, see what you think. If you feel so inclined, please let me know your thoughts on this one. It is a little something I toyed with, partially in response to a call for submissions by a certain publisher (although it was not accepted!) Thanks all, Romany. P.S Part 2 will be subbed for Friday.

(899 reads) (Read More... | 3026 | 7 comments | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: Jim Beam ~Murder in a Locked Box~ *13* ~A Sign from Above~ - by len (1123 words) - Date online (19-02-2007)
Mystery/Detective

"Some days just pan out better than others." James R. Beam 1946

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 Fiction: Hard - by chrissy (956 words) - Date online (19-02-2007)
  
Drama

Not sure about this (when am I ever sure of what I post here? :-) ) I haven't done a lot of tarting to it so any comments of any persuasion will be welcomed.

(1387 reads) (Read More... | 5318 | 12 comments | Rating: 10)

 Fiction: Untitled - by Squiddlydee (683 words) - Date online (19-02-2007)
Poetry

Sort of about reincarnation...

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 Fiction: (WANIAY) The End - Chapter 10 - by jay12 (1235 words) - Date online (19-02-2007)
Novel Excerpts

Feedback and crit welcome as usual. My Overall word count at this stage is 18,950 approx. My expected word count by the end of Februrary is 25,000 which is half of my overall total. At the moment I'm a little behind and am expecting to hit around 22,000 maybe 23,000 at best. I'm hoping to catch up soon enough though. Enjoy!

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 Fiction: The Man Who Married Lily Bart - by Harry (2918 words) - Date online (19-02-2007)
Ghosts

... she will be mine, my responsibility now, you know? She will no longer belong to Edith Wharton."

(758 reads) (Read More... | 16278 | 5 comments | Rating: 8)

 Fiction: Jim Beam {Murder in a Locked Box) *12* {Hollywoodland} - by len (1998 words) - Date online (19-02-2007)
Mystery/Detective

"In the art of friendly persuasion.. It's all a matter of finding the right argument." James R. Beam 1946

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 Fiction: Lost Within A Find - by Ccurious (3446 words) - Date online (16-02-2007)
Drama

Lost within a lost world of chaos, he's dead, but they can find him.

(813 reads) (Read More... | 18695 | comments? | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: A Matter of Honour - by Jigger (1999 words) - Date online (16-02-2007)
Crime/Thriller

Even angels have secrets...

(764 reads) (Read More... | 11271 | 2 comments | Rating: 8.66)

 Fiction: Jim Beam {Murder in a Locked Box}*10* {Nazis on the Waterfront} - by len (1676 words) - Date online (12-02-2007)
Mystery/Detective

"When you want to find a particular rat, you gotta mingle with the pack." James R. Beam 1946

(812 reads) (Read More... | 9323 | 3 comments | Rating: 9)

 Fiction: Shorty's Place - by Harry (271 words) - Date online (12-02-2007)
Flash Fiction

But there's nobody to rub my back at four in the morning.

(633 reads) (Read More... | 1557 | 3 comments | Rating: 9)

 Fiction: Black Ice - by Burton (2528 words) - Date online (12-02-2007)
  
Autobiography

This is about how I write this song for Brian, he is my brother and he like to eat peanuts and he make good furniture for sitting on, but it is not metal song I make for him before.

(1038 reads) (Read More... | 12332 | 5 comments | Rating: 9.5)

 Fiction: THE FIRST BOOK OF CHARIOTEERS. - by RoyBateman (1891 words) - Date online (12-02-2007)
Humour

Ever noticed how little The Bible has to say about road safety? No, nor me...anyway, these recently-translated apocrypha should throw some light on the subject.

(1508 reads) (Read More... | 11141 | 12 comments | Rating: 10)

 Fiction: Jim Beam {Murder in a Locked Box) *11* { Midnight Road Race} - by len (2212 words) - Date online (12-02-2007)
Mystery/Detective

"Any Sunday drive you can walk away from is a swell one, in my book." James R. Beam 1946

(595 reads) (Read More... | 12325 | 1 comment | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: I See Things - by Kazzmoss (229 words) - Date online (12-02-2007)
Flash Fiction

Sometimes stories have an element of truth - sometimes the real reason behind things is boring and the imagination is much more of interest!

(1043 reads) (Read More... | 1279 | 8 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: PRISON - by zenbuddhist (2805 words) - Date online (12-02-2007)
Drama

YOU'RE FAHKING NICKED ME OL SON

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 Fiction: NEC - by spongemonkey (202 words) - Date online (12-02-2007)
  
Flash Fiction

I can't leave a description for this story it would give it away. Only thing I could say is a very sick individual.

(954 reads) (Read More... | 1325 | 9 comments | Rating: 10)

 Fiction: George and the Rabbit - by Sanuk (1507 words) - Date online (09-02-2007)
Novel Excerpts

Chapter 3. George goes out on a date.

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 Fiction: A Brief Journey Into Death. Part Three. - by Gerry (2401 words) - Date online (09-02-2007)
Philosophy

'Comments welcome, but no Crit on this post please.' “If you can contact Conrad, and ask him to give you a piece of information that only Susan will understand, something that you will have no way of checking out, and it proves to be accurate---then Susan and I may be prepared to go along with you."

(993 reads) (Read More... | 13307 | 7 comments | Rating: 9.5)

 Fiction: Plenty More Fish In The Sea - by jay12 (302 words) - Date online (09-02-2007)
Flash Fiction

This is the most unsubtle metaphor I've ever written.

(994 reads) (Read More... | 1734 | 11 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Carnival of the Moon - by RichardZ (4505 words) - Date online (09-02-2007)
Sci-fi

With the coming of maturity, childish things must be put away. Some of those things simply refuse. ---------------------------

(1151 reads) (Read More... | 26186 | 1 comment | Rating: 9)

 Fiction: REMEMBERANCE - by spongemonkey (445 words) - Date online (09-02-2007)
  
Flash Fiction

A sad tale.

(1601 reads) (Read More... | 2371 | 10 comments | Rating: 9.6)

 Fiction: In the shadows - by TheGeeza (268 words) - Date online (09-02-2007)
Flash Fiction

Can you be sure that every shadow is empty? The idea came to me after I read KDR's "Woman" story. 269 words.

(1221 reads) (Read More... | 1720 | 13 comments | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: Jim Beam {Murder in a Locked Box) *9* {The Brush Man Cometh} - by len (1160 words) - Date online (05-02-2007)
Mystery/Detective

"A good private dick... has to be willing to make sacrifices for his craft." James R. Beam 1946

(660 reads) (Read More... | 6597 | 1 comment | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: [UKAWANIAY] Childless Section 19 - Girls Together - by Threadbear (1600 words) - Date online (05-02-2007)
Novel Excerpts

How Lady Chatterley made Meriel and Elizabeth flee

(670 reads) (Read More... | 13154 | 1 comment | Rating: 0)

 Fiction: A Brief Journey Into Death. Part two. - by Gerry (2106 words) - Date online (05-02-2007)
Philosophy

'Comments welcome – but no crit on this post please.' Conrad had died in a road accident. He has contacted me once since passing! Will he be able to do it again?

(1168 reads) (Read More... | 11662 | 8 comments | Rating: 8.5)

 Fiction: New Glasses - by sledge *NEW AUTHOR* Welcome this new UKA author (730 words) - Date online (02-02-2007)
  
Historical

First attempt at fiction. It's the sixties, is that historical...? Would be very glad to hear comments of what works and what doesn't.

(1291 reads) (Read More... | 4116 | 14 comments | Rating: 8)

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