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Every mind is a maze... A dark journey challenging your sanity...

Utopia Fragmented

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Every mind is a maze... A dark journey challenging your sanity... A weapon both lethal and saving , depending on the way you choose to use it...
piano black
2 years ago ·  N/A
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On a cold New Year's Eve, a young, poor girl tries to sell matches in the street

The little match girl

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On a cold New Year's Eve, a young, poor girl tries to sell matches in the street. She is already shivering from cold and early hypothermia. Still she is afraid to go home, because her father will beat her for not selling any matches. She shelters in a nook and sits down. The girl lights the matches to warm herself. In their glow she sees several lovely visions, including a Christmas tree and a holiday feast. The girl looks skyward and sees a shooting star; she then remembers her dead grandmother saying that such a falling star means someone is dying and is going to Heaven. As she lights the next match, she sees a vision of her grandmother, the only person to have treated her with love and kindness. She strikes one match after another to keep the vision of her grandmother alive for as long as she can.
Hans Christian Andersen
3 years ago ·  N/A
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A woman wants a child and when she goes to a witch that's exactly what she gets

Thumbelina

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A woman wants a little child, and when she goes to a witch that's exactly what she gets. Thumbelina is borne of a kernel of barley-corn. Thumbelina lives with the woman who wished for her, with tiny possessions befitting her size. She is pretty and sings beautifully. But one night an ugly old toad steals into the home and sees in Thumbelina a bride for her even uglier son. (Who can only croak, though the mom can speak.) She snatches Thumbelina away from the only home she's known. Thumbelina is held captive on a lily pad in a marsh until some fish - who understand her plight - sever the lily pad, allowing it to float away. Thumbelina's praises are sung by the birds she passes, and she's befriended by a butterfly as she sails downriver on her lily pad boat.
Hans Christian Andersen
3 years ago ·  N/A
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Seventeen-year-old Catherine is one of ten children of a country clergyman

Northanger Abbey

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Seventeen-year-old Catherine Morland is one of ten children of a country clergyman. Although a tomboy in her childhood, by the age of 17 she is "in training for a heroine" and is excessively fond of reading Gothic novels, among which Ann Radcliffe's Mysteries of Udolpho is a favourite. Catherine is invited by the Allens, her wealthier neighbours in Fullerton, to accompany them to visit the town of Bath and partake in the winter season of balls, theatre and other social delights. Although initially the excitement of Bath is dampened by her lack of acquaintances, she is soon introduced to a clever young gentleman, Henry Tilney, with whom she dances and converses. Much to Catherine's disappointment, Henry does not reappear in the subsequent week and, not knowing whether or not he has left Bath for good, she wonders if she will ever see him again. Through Mrs Allen's old school-friend Mrs Thorpe, she meets her daughter Isabella, a vivacious and flirtatious young woman, and the two quickly become friends. Mrs Thorpe's son John is also a friend of Catherine's older brother, James, at Oxford where they are both students.
Jane Austen
3 years ago ·  N/A
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How do a romantic heart and an over-analytical mind perceive love...

Consuming Romantic Perception

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It is always hard to define love , yet alone understand how it works. However you spend a lifetime needing it and searching for it. But what are the repercussions when a romantic heart and an over-analytical mind clash in search of the only absolute peace that can complete them? The fight is intense while logic battles with emotion...
piano black
2 years ago ·  N/A
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In the late nineteenth century Harker is traveling to the Castle Dracula

Dracula

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Sometime in the late nineteenth century, Jonathan Harker, a young English lawyer, is traveling to the Castle Dracula, which is located in Transylvania, in order to finalize a transfer of real estate in England to Count Dracula. Harker becomes extremely nervous when all of the local peasants react in fear after they hear of his destination; nevertheless, he continues on to the castle until he meets an emissary of the Count in the Borgo Pass. The mysterious coach driver continues on to the castle, arriving in pitch darkness, to the accompaniment of howling wolves.
Bram Stoker
3 years ago ·  N/A
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Going to an extreme in Singapore.

West of Where

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This piece is connected to the Big Homer project, which was both a rock opera performed by 3how and a book by Stephen Black. The story, originally set in 1960s Singapore, is about a pigeon who is trying to get back home.
Stephen Black
2 years ago ·  N/A
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Sarah, a young druid begins her journey to the ranks of the elementalists.

Initiation Part 1 - The Water Trial

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Sarah, a young talented druid begins her journey to the ranks of the elementalist druids, a respected cast within the druidic society able to commune and control the elements of nature. In her trials, she will confront the elements in a different plane of existence, where the laws of nature will challenge her both mentally and physically.
Nick Malekos
3 years ago ·  N/A
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A huge asteroid plummets towards Earth. What will our leaders do?

The End

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Short stories are a great place to experiment with concepts and ideas and this is a short piece (even for a short story) which combines those end-of-the-world 80s movies with a few of the many conspiracies that are out there. Sorry if that offends anyone. Actually no I'm not. If you don't like it, don't read it. The story isn't true, it's not my opinion or in any way meant to attack anyone. It's just one of those "What if..." scenarios and I think it's a little humorous too.
Paul Vincent
2 years ago ·  N/A
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