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  Name Author Description Size Dnlds Votes Score
1 Always a Marine
Action/Adventure
Ernest Bywater What does an old man do when confronted with a danger? He remembers what he is, he remembers his oath to "fight all enemies, foreign and domestic." The story title says it all.
Codes: Mult violent Mil
Sex: No Sex
Posted: / (Review)
34 KB 12482 1866 9.30
2 A Toast in an Empty Bar Jay Cantrell This is a short Memorial Day tribute to brave men and women in the United States Armed Forces.
Codes: Mil
Sex: No Sex
Posted: / (Review)
6 KB 4015 737 9.30
3 The Temple Called Love
Romantic
PostScriptor In 1910, Two people realize that they need to renew their love. A story about the nature of true love, and how that love evolves over time. Romantic and spiritual, providing us all hope and a way to look at out relationships.
Codes: MF rom het hist
Sex: No Sex
Posted:
41 KB 1698 202 9.15
4 An Aged Veteran Remembered
True
SlaterChance I studied the old veteran's face. It was a face that had seen much.
Codes: true Mil
Sex: No Sex
Posted:
3 KB 1838 273 9.08
5 Memorial Day: Human and Heroic
True
PuffDragon This is the speech I wrote as the guest speaker for the Parshall, ND Memorial Day celebration. I think it was well received and there weren't many dry eyes in the room after I spoke.
Codes: Mil
Sex: No Sex
Posted:
5 KB 2827 190 9.02
6 Goin' Fishin'
Romantic
Marsh Alien A little tale of love lost and found, Italian food, and cards. Cards?! Yo, buddy, what about the fishin'?
Codes: MF rom cons
Sex: Some Sex
Posted:
49 KB 17287 601 9.01
7 What Heroes, Santa Claus And Great Sex Have In Common
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Lubrican It was the dreaded question from my seven year old "Daddy? Is Santa real?" that started the whole thing. There have been lots of movies, books and articles about that question. Now there's one more. Oh the other hand, this may be the first time Santa has been compared to great sex.
Codes: no-sex humor
Sex: No Sex
Posted:
24 KB 2764 164 8.99
8 The Making Of A Gigolo (16) - Epilogue Lubrican A Making of a Gigolo Story (16)
Bobby Dalton got married. But was that the end of his story? The women he didn't marry pledged to his bride that they'd leave him alone. Did they honor that pledge? What about his prodigious sex drive? And just how many babies did he father after all? Loose ends are tied up - and created.
Codes: MF
Sex: Some Sex
Posted: / (Review)
38 KB 12787 523 8.98
9 The Girl By The Window
Romantic
800ibgorrila Sometimes, love comes to us in the blink of an eye, and leaves just as quickly. And it can be very painful. But the alternative is loneliness and regret over what might have been. So embrace it when it comes to you, and return it in kind. What else is there?
Codes: MF no-sex rom teen sch
Sex: No Sex
Posted:
38 KB 5619 283 8.93
10 Sine Equals Cosine
Drama
ElSol A Stringbreaker Tale (3)
(Stringbreaker III) A soul destroyed, a free spirit and a woman in love.
Codes: MF sch het
Sex: Much Sex
Posted: Concluded: / (Review)
48 KB 15526 281 8.89
11 The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived
True
Daghda Jim Mere Darling, Daghda_Jim's daughter hacks his account to share an important story that he would be all too embarrassed for his readers to see.
Codes: true
Sex: No Sex
Posted: / (Review)
2 KB 6768 261 8.88
12 Coming Home
Suspence
Ernest Bywater Father's been away 3 years. His young family's meeting him at the airport. --- Bad Fred, said --- It's poignant, and you hit the right notes. If I didn't know it was your story and trust you, I would have drifted away in the first few paragraphs. It moved slowly. It was lovely, but it wasn't hitting my "what happens next?" buttons. Well, until the end when it all comes together. Readers who stick with it will be rewarded.
Codes: slow Mil
Sex: No Sex
Posted:
11 KB 5430 707 8.84
13 Abortion
Romantic
GToast I should have been aborted, right? and my baby girl, as well? Seems not.
Codes: MF cons het tears slow
Sex: Minimal Sex
Posted:
14 KB 3840 269 8.84
14 You Were Always on My Mind
Romantic
Patricia51 A Story in the Jake River's Willie Nelson Invitational Universe
A man in a hospital bed in the Cardiac Care ward thinks about how often he has let his wife down during their marriage. He vows to her to do better from now on.
Codes: MF rom
Sex: No Sex
Posted:
8 KB 2633 178 8.82
15 Mother's Day Dual Writer A short story of how some remember their Mothers.
Codes: MF
Sex: No Sex
Posted:
8 KB 2394 274 8.81
16 The Spell Chequer
Poem
Big E Enjoy
Codes: humor
Sex: No Sex
Posted:
0 KB 1881 124 8.80
17 Wingman Prince von Vlox A story in Nick Scipio's Summer Camp Universe
A story in the Summer Camp Universe by Nick Scipio. Jack MacLean went MIA in 1968. His body was recovered in 1998. This is that story.
Codes: no-sex
Sex: No Sex
Posted:
31 KB 7547 336 8.72
18 College Money
Flash
aloneagain Miss August, can you tell me why the hospital calls you to come get a new son every year?
Codes: tears slow
Sex: No Sex
Posted:
19 KB 2723 142 8.69
19 Forget The Drink, Gimme The Bitch
Romantic
Marsh Alien Armed with his precious Scotch, writer Andrew Cavanaugh believes himself immune to the simple pleasures of life. But are his defenses enough to keep out the beautiful woman who has drunk herself unconscious at Pablo's Irish Bar?
Codes: MF rom
Sex: Some Sex
Posted: / (Review)
39 KB 8222 474 8.66
20 Chocolate Covered Cherries
Romantic
DG Hear Non erotic story about a family. It was written for Valentine's Day.
Codes: tears
Sex: No Sex
Posted:
21 KB 2149 269 8.62
21 Six Bells
Erotica
Patricia51 Rescue Firefighters face danger together and find love.
Codes: MF tears rom
Sex: Much Sex
Posted:
30 KB 6941 111 8.59
22 Not Guilty
Humor
Harddaysknight Wife's lover is shot to death and there appears to be more than circumstantial evidence pointing toward the husband.
Codes: MF cons het humor cheat
Sex: Minimal Sex
Posted: / (Review)
16 KB 10061 675 8.58
23 Dani Girl
Drama
Ernest Edwards A Clan Amir Story
No: 07 - June 2002, a young woman from a family of warriors faces her destiny - head on. Through an unusual and close link to her young genius brother, he's more aware of events than you think. This story is part of a series that follows events that shape his life and destiny, this is one event at a critical time in his life. It answers the questions 'What IS a warrior?' 'Can a warrior also be a pacifist?'
Codes: violent Mil
Sex: No Sex
Posted:
33 KB 2933 239 8.58
24 Lawyers in Love
Humor
Lazlo Zalezac A Donaldsons Story (3)
Lawyers go out on dates just like normal people or do they? Things are a little different when the lawyer is an Anders.
Codes: MF rom
Sex: No Sex
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44 KB 14492 1137 8.57
25 Dan & Don - Years Ahead In The Future...
Science Fiction
ApeMan This is another short story that's a look into the future of Dan's career following his appearance as Don in the NIS program. Once again, please note that there is NO SEX. Also, please note that there is real and somewhat large-scale VIOLENCE, and it is not in any way inferred.
Codes: no-sex ScFi harem interr
Sex: No Sex
Posted:
37 KB 3210 104 8.56
26 Eulogy
Romantic
GToast I want to tell the world about my wife, without giving away too many personal. details
Codes: MF cons het
Sex: Minimal Sex
Posted:
6 KB 2202 105 8.55
27 A Winter's Tale - Gloves for Joey...
True
Dag123 A Driftwood on Memory's River...Story (14)
A Wintry Day! Bone chilling cold! A frozen cornfield! Sharing a pair of Gloves with his father, a young boy learns a true lesson of love, of caring, and sacrifice.
Codes: true
Sex: No Sex
Posted:
7 KB 685 108 8.53
28 One Gold Eagle
Historical
Argon Max Wagner has reached rock bottom when fate offers him a second chance. A famous man and a pretty widow give him reason to reclaim his life. Disaster strikes, and Max rises to the challenge.
Codes: rom hist
Sex: No Sex
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38 KB 14245 1470 8.51
29 Biker Vets Lose a Righteous Brother
Action/Adventure
BikeWriter Biker Lifestyle? Yes, I've lived it.
This story has the same main characters as a book I'm posting here. One main focus is the loss of a Brother Vet. The story is dedicated to all Veterans, and to our Brothers and Sisters who never came home!
Codes: MF cons rom tears
Sex: Minimal Sex
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28 KB 1823 226 8.51
30 Valentine's Day Remembered
Romantic
DG Hear Non-erotic story, An Elderly man talkes about his family and past Valentine's Days.
Codes: MF rom tears
Sex: No Sex
Posted:
19 KB 1193 168 8.51
31 Evelyn and Carl (Valentine’s Day 2013)
Romantic
Dual Writer The story of an old man who was and still is a devoted loving husband.
Codes: rom
Sex: No Sex
Posted:
5 KB 2548 444 8.49
32 Down From the Mountain
Fantasy
Gina Marie Wylie I don't write many short stories, this is one of my first attempts. It is said that you can get used to anything. This man has an affliction few of us would be comfortable with -- but he makes do just fine.
Codes: fict
Sex: No Sex
Posted:
43 KB 6197 406 8.48
33 What Do You Dream Of? Don Lockwood Kiersten dreams about Glenn. As does Cammie. What does Glenn dream of? Warning: there is very little sex in this story. You want stroke, this ain't it. Winner of the September 2003 Silver Clitorides
Codes: MF rom sch cons cheat
Sex: Much Sex
Posted: / (Review)
45 KB 8955 310 8.48
34 An Open Letter From Just Plain Bob Just Plain Bob A lot of you have asked why, so here it is.
Codes: true cheat slow
Sex: No Sex
Posted:
10 KB 9378 301 8.48
35 Just A Story DG Hear Man pays his debt to society and begins his new life.
Codes: MF tears rom cons
Sex: Some Sex
Posted: / (Review)
48 KB 13226 352 8.47
36 It Ain't Easy
Romantic
jack_straw Wife reflects on her marriage after her husband has heart surgery.
Codes: MF rom
Sex: Some Sex
Posted:
32 KB 3130 128 8.47
37 Reunion Girl Friday When Cat is reunited with Luke at her best friend's wedding, her world is turned upside down in the space of twenty four hours. Can an old flame really be Mr. Right? And what will Emma have to say about it? **Winner of August 2003 Silver Clitoride Award (tied with The General)
Codes: MF rom 1st cons het
Sex: Much Sex
Posted:
40 KB 10211 236 8.46
38 I Took a Memory to Lunch
Romantic
Denham Forrest A Story in the Jake's C&W Invitational Universe
A guy comes to a point in his life when he starts to wonder whether he made the right decisions when he was young man. Written in response to Jake River's forth C&W invitational.
Codes: no-sex
Sex: No Sex
Posted:
48 KB 3971 234 8.46
39 Midnight Episode #4 : Light and Iron
Science Fiction
Sea-Life A Worlds of Light Story (10)
Midnight battles her ultimate foe, winning everything and loosing too much.
Codes: ScFi superhero
Sex: No Sex
Posted:
42 KB 6567 208 8.41
40 Christmas Alone
Romantic
Joesephus Runner up for the Golden Clitorides Award for "Best Seasonal Story of 2005." He loved his wife of 28 years with every molecule of his being. Now six months after she died, can anyone stop his slide into irreversible depression? Is a very special lady's visit on Christmas morn a forlorn hope?
Codes: MF no-sex slow rom
Sex: No Sex
Posted: / (Review)
15 KB 5531 165 8.41
41 Song 9 - Because we are in Love
Romantic
Heathen57 An Almost Like a Song Story (9)
The end of the "Song" saga. Dave and Mickey try to deal with setting up a wedding and life afterwards. Along the way other problems pop up, and Mickey has a surprise for Dave.
Codes: MF rom cons het
Sex: Some Sex
Posted:
30 KB 6221 145 8.41
42 The Legendary C. P. Swallows
Humor
Marsh Alien A literary version of candy corn, this mercifully short story straddles the delicate distinction between horrific and horrible, until it finally falls off and lands on the wrong side. Readers, ye be warned!
Codes: MF horror humor oral
Sex: Some Sex
Posted: / (Review)
18 KB 3111 136 8.40
43 If I Fell
Romantic
Harddaysknight Even if she promises to be true, can a wife remain faithful when romanced by a hero?
Codes: MF rom cons het
Sex: Some Sex
Posted:
29 KB 8267 275 8.39
44 Give It Away - Reprise
Romantic
Jake Rivers A Story in Jake's Kansas Universe
When Jerry's wife, Cindy, told him to "give it away," he couldn't. Would she ever come to him and ask him to "give it back?" This is a sequel to "Give It Away" please read that story first.
Codes: MF slow tears rom preg
Sex: Some Sex
Posted:
41 KB 7004 228 8.38
45 A Tale of Frustration
True
Velused Wittledick From Vietnam to Afghanistan... political failure writ large.
Codes: Mil
Sex: No Sex
Posted:
8 KB 573 113 8.37
46 Amateurs
Science Fiction
Frostfyre A Swarm Cycle Story
Becky runs a restaurant filled daily with regulars hoping for a pickup. The Marines think its a simple extraction from a restaurant filled with sponsors and their concubines. How hard could it be? Once again showing how no plan can survive the first engagement.
Codes: ScFi
Sex: No Sex
Posted:
43 KB 5130 675 8.36
47 My Story: the Horse
Fantasy
Oz Ozzie An orphan girl encounters a horse in a forest that will change her life (Children's Story)
Codes: fict
Sex: No Sex
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40 KB 1851 142 8.36
48 Don't Know Shit Micahe7l As short funny story told to me by a friend.
Codes: humor
Sex: No Sex
Posted:
1 KB 1894 237 8.34
49 Night Flight
Humor
Daibhidh Major Buzz Donaldson has to make a ferry flight to Dayton and picks up a fellow officer in need of a hop.
Codes: MF cons het
Sex: Some Sex
Posted: / (Review)
44 KB 4177 178 8.34
50 Coming Home: Reunion - Luke's Story Rod Ramsey A man returns to the small town he grew up in, determined to find the girl he fell in love with seven years ago.
Codes: MF rom 1st cons het
Sex: Much Sex
Posted:
38 KB 10791 171 8.34
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