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Pulse
Story by Matt Decker
A broken family is mended by a paranormal gift. The third installment of my SPHERES OF INFLUENCE series. See also "Fireball" and "Eleven 11."
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A Simple Picture | Part A |
Story by ♡ Faith ♡
A new series! It's a drama series. Hope you enjoy!
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A Letter to the Girl I Used to Be
Story by golden
A letter I wrote to a much younger version of myself.
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Take the Pain Away 7
Story by ♡ Faith ♡
"Ava, I wouldn't never hurt you. But others wouldn't be so lucky."
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Something Terribly Not Right: Part 1
Story by golden
There is nothing wrong with my boyfriend, he tried to convince himself, we’re just going to get a tattoo.

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Memories of Nam
Story by Benartflick
This is a memoir of my time serving in Vietnam from 1968 to 169. A brief look at what I witnessed and went through.
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Shattered Soul (Chapter Two)
Story by Auron
Find out what the police chief has to say to Ember. And what will happen next? Well, find out in this chapter!
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Laundress
Story by Scriptorius
Another outing for Cyril Potts, the Pondhopper.
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22 Introduction to the Upscale World
Story by Cobra
Edward introduces me to a new world of fancy restaurants and big tips, a world unknown until then as I further betray my husband and family.
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Bittersweetness.
Story by Irina
Experiences of a teenage girl during a Ballet Summer Intensive and being so utterly consumed by a dancer you could say she gets addicted.

Highest Rated Offbeat Short Stories

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Pretend You Don't See Her
The cruelty of bullies...
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Girls Come Home
Story by Suma
A story about three sisters, three women who have grown apart, but now making a conscious effort to come close because the forces that did it for them are no longer there.
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Letters Across the Sea
Story by Thomas Ray
Brother and sister. Writing.
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Tonal Shades of Lightning
Story by lemonslice
A prose poem about being let down and then go to great lengths to take revenge.
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A Conversation With Depression
Poem by Ghost
This is, more or less, a conversation with my depression if that were possible. Keep this in mind as you read: What I say has no quotations and what Depression says is in quotations

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Why Is There an Angel on Top of the Christmas Tree?
Story by Galaxian
A funny Christmas Story where Santa feels the frustrations of being Father Christmas.
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His First Time
Story by Galaxian
Funny story about a young guy who tells his parents about his first time, with a very funny twist at the end.
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Pretend You Don't See Her
The cruelty of bullies...
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Bullseye
Story by djreed7100
butterflies and fire