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“The Felix Horror”

published 29/03/2006

ProNot half bad

ConsNot my best work either

This is a story I wrote a while ago for the entertainment of the forum regulars on a football management game I play. The names of the characters and places within the story are based on the usernames of some of the guys on the website and I've not got around to changing them yet. Just so you...

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Excellent

“The Call (A Christmas Tale)”

published 16/12/2014

ProFor Ciao reviewers to decide - Happy Christmas!

ConsFor Ciao reviewers to decide - Happy Christmas!

I leaned forwards in the wonderful old leather wingback and tilted my glass as Tony poured another generous measure. Making myself comfortable again I closed my eyes and composed myself, not wanting to say the words but knowing that the time had finally come. I was finally about to relieve myself...

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Super

“The Calling of the Keeper”

published 06/09/2006

Pron/a

Consn/a

The tower, stretching high into the rapidly darkening, cloudy sky, was perched precariously on the gorge top, overlooking the surrounding empty plains. A fantastic piece of workmanship, the tower clearly defied nature itself, having stood there for hundreds of centuries of angry weather and...

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Excellent

“A Passion For Words”

published 01/06/2007

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Consn/a

Hello All! I’m still working hard on my 200th op, which I plan on posting soon; for my 199th op, I decided to do something different than a film review. What you are all about to read is a piece of creative nonfiction (or short story, if you will), which I had composed last year. It is based on...

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Excellent

“A Tale of Faries”

published 11/02/2009

Promy children love it

Consmy poor spelling and grammar and all the " turned ...

A bit about me ; I am not a 'serious' writer, i don?t ever expect to earn a living from it I just enjoy writing and I would really love to know what you think, I have never put any creative writing on here so i apologise if this is really amateurish i don?t want to offend any of the great writers...

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“THE WAITING ROOM”

published 24/02/2006

ProN/A

ConsN/A

I am slightly rewriting the ending of this story , as having spoken to a couple of readers I think there is a part that I haven't emphasised enough , and which is central to the story . I hope I can re-do it without giving away the twist too soon , so here is the second attempt ... if you have...

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Excellent

“Bend & Break 3”

published 27/04/2008

Proclears up the cliffhanger

Consdefinetley not my best.

This is a small one compared to my other two… it's pretty much just a story to give you a little insight into one of the profilers past and to clear up the cliff-hanger from the last one. Hopefully my next one will be better, as I should be better then. Hopefully. Chapter 1 As Allie walked into...

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Good

“She!”

published 17/12/2004

ProI would like to say it is absolutly great...

ConsReality is it probably isn't

This story took me a few hours to write and I hope it is good. If you don't like it or anything, rather that just rate it please give me some CONSTRUCTIVE critism! ------------------------------------------------------------------- She was just sat there in the macabre mist which engulfed the...

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Excellent

“The Grief Man”

published 06/10/2005

ProN/A

ConsN/A

The doorbell rang again. I half opened my eyes and glared at my alarm clock. "This better be good" I though, fumbling with my dressing gown as I stumbled out of bed and plodded down the stairs. "Good morning Mr.. Mr.." the short, pin-striped-suited man flipped through his chart earnestly, "Let me...

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Not for me

“Sandwich Making for Dummies”

published 12/03/2006

Pro200 reviews up!

ConsI still have the sick and twisted imagination I ha...

After marking the appearance of my 100th submission to Ciao with my first ever piece of fiction writing, if kind of seemed appropriate that I do the same for my 200th, especially after the very positive reaction that story received. This time around, both the title and the idea for the story came...

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Excellent

“Throwing Up With the Joneses”

published 10/10/2005

ProA dark tale of intrigue and cartoons

ConsNone whatsoever.

So they had been puking all along, then. Every morning and evening since early February. Rob leaned back in his chair with a sigh that expressed emotions fluctuating between revulsion and smugness. In front of him lay a very nearly complete essay on Beckett. And behind him, toilet bowl-amplified...

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Super

“The Mouse and the Giant.”

published 21/10/2004

Prosee review.

Conssee review.

Nothing in my tormented life had prepared me for the moment when door after door clanged behind me, a hollow mocking sound that stripped away my resolve to be as brave as possible under the circumstances I was in. I had already endured the trial and the shock of being sentenced to three years in...

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Good

Pro4 short stories and the second part to the Owl and...

ConsAlmost definitely not to everyone's tastes!

Below is a bit of a collection of the short stories I've written over the last four weeks or so - they're all just the result of a couple hours spare and a hefty portion of boredom, or the space in between reviews/coursework/lectures etc. The styles and themes are all reasonably different to one...

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Good

“Racism doesn't exist?”

published 27/07/2006

ProChild's insight to bullying

ConsAcquired taste shall we say

This was a story I made up and the names do not represent anyone in particular nor was this the experience of any one child. "Not again," I muttered to myself. It was the third time in one week I found myself running home. I thought they were going to leave me alone. "Why did you ever come here...

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Excellent

“John Smith's Christmas”

published 08/07/2008

ProGreatest story ever told

ConsI cry every time I read it

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ It was Christmas Eve night and after a stressful day shopping, all John Smith wanted to do was sit, relax and watch television in peace. His children, Neville and Joan, were ordered to leave the vacinity, less they face a beating. It's true...

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Product Information : Short Stories

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Ciao

Listed on Ciao since: 13/10/2004