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LU B.A English Fiction and Short Fiction 2015 Question Paper

University : Lucknow University Question Paper Type: Old Years / Previous Years Questions 2015 Question Paper Code: A-3 Course: B.A (Part I) Examination 2015 (For Regular Only) English Second Paper Subject: Fiction and Short Fiction Time All...
by University Question Papers on Aug 30, 2016

Essay: Why I like living in a small town

7B EnglishMrs. GalliganI love small town life. I know it’s not for everybody, but I think it’s the best thing ever and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. Being only twelve, I haven’t traveled much, and the biggest city I’ve been to is D...
by They're Only Shadows on Jul 28, 2016

Home Sweet Home!

He loves to be at home, almost deliriously. Home... sweet home! Some place where you follow the same delicious routine- everyday, day after day. His mother and sisters hovering around him, giving him mouth-watering meals at the appropriate hours-so r...
by Our Funarena on Jul 13, 2016

A Politician And A Pugilist!

The spectre of being powerlessness scares him stiff. He has been winning the elections in that little state of the Indian republic last four consecutive times and has been a minister on different occasions enjoying immense bouts of power. Thanks to h...
by Our Funarena on Jun 14, 2016

The Love Interest

Landing a recurring role in the “Young and the Restless” was a dream come true for actress Tonya Curtz, as well as the beginning of a living nightmare. Only days after her initial appearance on the show, she began noticing a man at too many place...
by They're Only Shadows on May 23, 2016

One Day in Egypt

by The Cutter Rambles on Apr 8, 2016

The Upgrade - New Short Scary Story

Al Donner doesn't understand why his boss is sending him to IT, but he'll soon find out, and so can you when you go to They're Only Shadows and read The Upgrade.
by That's Going Too Far! on Apr 5, 2016

The Imaginary Friend

Lugging a full laundry basket. Jessica Marks stopped in the open doorway of her daughter’s room. Five-year old Tess was engrossed in a familiar family dispute with her imaginary friend Kristal. “You didn’t pick up your room like I asked. There...
by They're Only Shadows on Mar 4, 2016

Getting Away With Murder

Friends are overrated, Thomas Grayson would often think to himself, using it as an excuse to spend yet another night lost in his laptop monitor instead of going out and engaging other human beings. Bored with Facebook, Thomas jumped to YouTube and be...
by They're Only Shadows on Mar 2, 2016

GOLFWELL’S STORY CONTEST – Deadline: December 31, 2015

by writing contest 2015 on Aug 30, 2015

The Fiefdoms And The Chieftains!

He was right royally amused by what happened—not only by the reactions, but more by the deep-rooted feeling of a rather inexplicable insecurity embedded in them. He was new to the city and was trying to gather as much information as possible about...
by Our Funarena on Jun 5, 2015

The Experiment with "The Other Car"

Hey, I don't usually talk much inside baseball here about my science fiction writing here - how and why I make decisions to get my stories published in this place or that, or try to get them published - but I thought you might enjoy a little of the s...

Science Fiction and Music: A Personal Account

Science fiction and music have been two of my passions every since I was kid in the 1950s, when stories about space and time travel, and rock 'n' roll, were in their first, separate golden ages.   But, for me, they were intertwined.  I'd he...

The Silver Key

1958A fist pounded impatiently on the front door. Someone yelled, “Let us in, Levi.” Angry men with guns paced in anticipation, and the front porch ached under their weight. Levi sat in his favorite chair a few feet from the fireplace, which was...
by They're Only Shadows on Jan 6, 2015

The State of my Short Fiction at the Start of 2015

Hey, I don't talk enough about my short fiction, which I enjoy writing every bit as much as my novels.   But it's been percolating along with publications the past few years, so I thought I'd provide a little summary of what's been going on and...

What is, The Unwritten? Find out FREE on Wattpad. Experience, the cliffhanger, as it's being written!

[ My editor said she had trouble finding links tomy story on her iPad to just to be clear,here is the STORY LINK referred to.]New parts posted to Wattpad weekly, or more frequentlyThis past summer I started playing with a site called, Wattpad. A...
by Murdockinations on Oct 27, 2014

What is, The Unwritten? Find out FREE on Wattpad. Experience, the cliffhanger, as its being written!

This past summer I started playing with a site called, Wattpad. An author I know from Facebook, Louis Shalako, was posting parts of a book he calls, "The Mysterious Case of Betty Blue". I wasn't paying much attention to things till I started to wonde...
by Murdockinations on Oct 27, 2014

My Short Scary Stories

Over the past couple of months I’ve become addicted to writing very short horror stories (under 275 words) that I then post on a Reddit sub called: Short Scary Stories (duh). Here are four samples of the stories I’ve submitted.The Subway RideWill...
by They're Only Shadows on Aug 15, 2014

My Short Scary Stories

Over the past couple of months I’ve become addicted to writing very short horror stories that I then post on a Reddit sub called: Short Scary Stories (duh). Go to They're Only Shadows and check out four of the stories I’ve recently submitted.
by That's Going Too Far! on Aug 15, 2014

The Author’s Prerogative - A short short story

The fire cast the only light in the room, a hazy copper glow that reached as far as Armand’s well-worn easy chair. He held a cigarette in one hand, a glass of good scotch in the other, wondering what else a retired writer does during his last night...
by That's Going Too Far! on Jul 23, 2014


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