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The Silent Lieutenant (2700 words)
As the Yom Kippur war entered its third week, our platoon deployed along the old border through which the Syrian divisions had burst in their surprise attack. Our mission was to block the Syrian armored groups that, despite losing their tanks, were continuing their attempts to slip into Syrian-controlled territory. We set out towards evening. It was already late October and shadows were falling early. The days were warm and clear, the winds dry and the nights chilly. The fleeing Syrians were making their way all across the sector held by our battalion.
Elisha Porat writes in Israel.
Young Ram in Jerusalem (2900 words)
They met through good friends. He agreed to be called single for the meeting. And she really was
Elisha Porat writes in Israel.
Goolies ~ Chapter 2
"Frankie, Frankie. I'm open,
pass me the puck."
David Square writes in Manitoba.
War Wagon (3200 words)
The single-horse wagon lumbered through northern Virginia, axles
creaking, clouds of yellow dust billowing in its wake. It was a strange-looking contraption,
resembling a small, narrow room that had been detached from a house and perched precariously atop
four wheels. Painted on its whitewashed sides in fancy gold and black lettering was Jedediah A.
Zane - Fine Photographic Images.
Gerald E. Sheagren is a factory worker in Torrington,
The night Horatio saved Christmas ELISHA PORAT
Children's Story. Please feel free to download, print out, and share with others. Read it to your
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Martha is dancing in butternut
time (1100 words)
By John Mahoney. Editor, Log Cabin Chronicles.
I Dream of
Jeannie (1000 words)
By John Mahoney.
The old man (1000 words)
Young Ram in
Jerusalem (2900 words)
They met through good friends. He agreed to be called single for
the meeting. And she really was single.
Clean Slate (9000 words)
for me too, that was my first encounter with a real impostor. Of course, I did not believe it at
first. I behaved as everyone did. No one wanted to believe that our Yehoshua, Shuka Mashiah, the
platoon clerk, was an impostor from so far back that a long-standing dossier of suspicions against
him amounted to a thick file. As later became clear, he was no mere impostor but a cruel
Elisha Porat, an Israeli writer, is the author of The Messiah of LaGuardia, and
Payback, two collections of his stories.
The lost son (5000
Leaning back in my chair, I sighed deeply in agreement. Through the large window behind
him, I saw new skyscrapers capped by crenellated roofs. The entire right bank of Naha Ayalon was in
a frenzy of construction. How did this beehive of activity concern my conversation with the literary
Triple jump (1900 words)
I'm annoyed by the saying
attributed to Rabbi Nachman from Bratslav, "The entire world is a very narrow bridge." The
words that follow, "What is important is to have no fear," strike me as even falser. It
seems that Rabbi Nachman, who was chronically ill, never grew very old.
three immigrants (2500 words)
In a small, grubby room at a cheap Parisian hotel, not far
from the French capital's river, three seated men are chatting. Two of them are Jews, but all three
are immigrants. It is early February, 1957, the day is cold and cloudy. The ancient heating system
in the room doesn't work most of the day.
Curly headed pussycat (2800 words)
He was sitting by the kitchen table, painted a dazzling blue, with the tape recorder in front of
him and my first book of poems lying there among the plates and the breadcrumbs.
spit in the face (2400 words)
"Behind the commandant's auto crawled covered trucks,
followed on foot by a large troop of Guardists, the Slovak Nazis. Their black uniforms augured evil
tidings. In the solemn, still twilight that Yom Kippur night, the sight of them was
The Memory of Helicopters (1200 words)
Like a band
of messengers bearing fateful news, a flock of pelicans flew past the lighthouse at Stella
War Baby (650 words)
Why this name, War Baby?
A dozen baskets of sand (1550 words)
summer after the Yom Kippur War, I was one of those called up to perform the immense task of
transferring war dead from their temporary graves for final burial. At headquarters, I was issued a
new uniform with shiny unit patches and gleaming stripes. I even received a beret, the likes of
which I hadn't worn since my discharge from regular service."
A diagnol view (5000
"I position the camera on the roof of the old outpost. I`ve been looking for the
perfect observation point ever since yesterday. What I need is a clear, infinite field of
Night of the Scorpions (2700 words)
It was night in
Israel, and the desert writhed...
Novel episode#1: Hell's Elongated Bells
Grandfather faces off with a moose.
David Square's novel has 45 chapters. It may be the
longest-running work of fiction ever published on the Internet.
Kite (1000 words)
Wet adventure on Lake Memphremagog.
David Square remembers from
FRANCES BEVENCY ERRION
Neighbors (425 words)
Frank was spry and full of good
humor. He was bent from long years of manual work. He was seldom without his pipe and in his later
years an enormous cancer grew where the pipe sat. He kept his whiskey in the barn, considering
Nettie's strong prohibition leanings.
The egg that went to Tanglewood (570 words)
passed and as our anniversary approached, my husband and I made plans to attend a concert at
Tanglewood. It was a rush to get home from work, do chores, get dressed, and make the long drive to
Tanglewood to arrive at the concert on time. As we rushed to the car, I grabbed my raincoat from the
closet. We arrived at Tanglewood just as the lights were dimming.
Fran Errion keeps animals and
writes on her homestead near Buskirk, New York..
Antonio is being dreamed (1300 words)
which old Tony remembers the before.
nice day Short story (350 words)
By Adrienne Fisher, Education adminstrator, Newport,
The Lemming Effect (3200 words)
"Loser" fiction, in
Lewis Evans writes in Quebec.
Shiner (800 words)
A neat story for kids.
To read this story en français, GO HERE...
Leblanc writes Quebec City.
In a place of dragons (7000 words) Suggest downloading.
A fish story told by an expert with pen, rod, and reel.
Jerry Gibbs is the veteran Fishing
Editor of Outdoor Life This short story is from his book Steel Barbs, Wild Waters
published by Outdoor Life Books. It is offered here with permission of the author.
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