1 A Date That Will Live On In Infamy What would you do if you woke up one morning to breaking news that would change the course of world and of American history forever? To what great lengths would you go to protect your parents and your sisters? Would you fight for them? This is the story of Pvt. Matthew L. Folger, a young man who woke up to a world on the brink of World War III, on Christmas morning, no less.
Fiction: General, K+, English, Family & Drama, words: 2k+, 9/2
The Night Job What if your parish priest had another job you didn't know about? What if he lived a secret double life outside his day job? This is the story of Father Gabriel Collins. By day, he's the parish priest of a sleepy little seaside town called Davenport, Maine. By night, he dons the mantle of the Dark Angel, an avenging vampire hunter on a mission to purge the Undead from his parish.
Fiction: Horror, T, English, Horror & Supernatural, words: 2k+, 8/30
The Tower With Four Windows This tale tells the story of a boy named Lantris who had no access to the outside world from his tower save for four large windows on each of the walls of his stone sanctuary. For twelve years of his life, since he was an infant, his nursemaid and the windows told him stories every night. But one story was different from all the rest. It did not seem like a legend of the past...
Fiction: Fantasy, K, English, Adventure & Fantasy, words: 2k+, 8/15
Second Chances Sam Prescott was never good with girls. In fact, the only girls he was ever close to were his own sisters and his cousin Rachel. And his mom of course. Now at 34, Sam gets the surprise of a lifetime from the girl he'd been in love with since they were eight years old. He missed out on prom. Can Bethany Jackson give him the best prom of his life-the prom he deserved but never got?
Fiction: Romance, K, English, Romance, words: 1k+, 8/7
The Scarlet Thread Today was the day I feared the most. For three months, I had been living in a good friend's rundown apartment here in Undercity, hiding like a scared, pathetic little child. I was a hunted fugitive up there in Overworld. Each year, two citizens are randomly chosen from the government database. Our number would be called, so-to-speak, and we would report very early in the morning...
Fiction: Sci-Fi, T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, words: 2k+, 6/21
The Thirst "My death, as it turned out, was only the beginning. I awoke with a strange sort of thirst. My throat burned with the sensation. I only knew one thing right then and there—it had to be quenched. Immediately. As my eyes slowly adjusted to the darkness, I began to take stock of my surroundings. Where was I? It appeared that I was in a very small room with wooden walls and floors..."
Fiction: Horror, T, English, Horror & Supernatural, words: 2k+, 6/12
The Weekend Getaway College buddies Tristan, Wayne, and Lance hadn't seen each other in a long time. And two of them had a falling out. Tristan had an idea just how to fix that. But things don't always go the way we planned, do they? What was supposed to be a weekend of skiing and snowboarding ends up with a blizzard and a thick wall of ice. How will our heroes handle boredom and cabin fever?
Fiction: General, T, English, Friendship, words: 10k+, 6/11
2 The Dance A couple watches as the sun rises over Pine Springs Lake while they have breakfast and coffee on the lakeshore. After eating they dance. Four years later, the man watches the moon shine over that same lake, alone.
Fiction: Romance, K, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, words: 2k+, 1/14
Best Birthday Ever Martha Ihle's children surprised her for her birthday by cooking her favorite Korean food and baking her a chocolate cake. Will a citywide blackout ruin their plans, or would it add something more to an already awesome evening and turn it into the best birthday ever? Korean food, chocolate cake, an impromptu family camping trip in the backyard, s'mores, ghost stories around a fire.
Fiction: General, K, English, Family, words: 1k+, 12/7/2020
The Cure "And the sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and the grave gave up the dead that were in them..." Revelation 20:13. The Cure was supposed to heal us, not kill us even more and turn us into mindless flesh-eating zombies.
Fiction: Horror, T, English, Horror & Adventure, words: 2k+, 12/3/2020
The North Star You all know the story of Rapunzel. The girl in the tower, long blonde hair, her father stealing herbs from Gothel's garden, meeting the Prince, the Prince going blind... But what if that wasn't the real story and only the real Rapunzel could tell it? This is a fantasy retelling of the classic fairytale.
Fiction: Fantasy, K, English, Fantasy & Adventure, words: 2k+, 11/25/2020
The Musketeer's Treasure The Four Musketeers had been through thick and thin. They embodied the Musketeer motto. All for one and one for all. But after graduation, they would part ways. And so on the eve of graduation, Jeremy, Andy, Ryan, and Jared set out for one last adventure and climb up Friendship Hill to complete a Brookside High School tradition, the burial on Friendship Hill.
Fiction: General, K, English, Friendship & Family, words: 2k+, 11/24/2020
Sunset Point Harbor Sam and Martha Ihle thought they were going to North Carolina for two weeks for a honeymoon in Heaven. Their post-wedding vacation turned into a honeymoon in Hell...
Fiction: Horror, T, English, Horror & Supernatural, words: 5k+, 11/23/2020
Hush, Love A wife comforts her husband after he wakes up from a horrible recurring nightmare that leaves him shaken.
Fiction: Romance, M, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, words: 1k+, favs: 1, 10/3/2019