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I'Ll Do Anything

By: Chrystal Kincaid

... by an intense set of his jaw that she recognized so well. Julia stood and stared as he ignored the questions being thrown at him rapid-fire. Their... ... shouting questions at her that were lost in the noise. Julia continued to stare past them to the foot of the steps. Cade started toward her. The... ...ll hurt her. She glanced back before she entered the courthouse. He was staring at her through the tinted lenses of his expensive sunglasses. T... ... He woke up sweating just thinking about those satin garters. The ice-cold morning showers had become so frequent that he was starting to like them... ... 20 Chapter Three The next morning, Cade watched Julia undetected from her office doorway. She bent... ...a plea. “You knew how hard we worked. How difficult it was to get up every morning year round and perfect that pitch. You’ve got distance and accu... ...nths probation for repeat offense of breaking and entering. We’ll drop the weapons charge in exchange for information. It’s the best we can do.” ...

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Desert Dreams

By: Gracie C. Mckeever

...nd slapped his bare feet on the wood-finish floor. "I don't believe you're starting this all over again." "You think because you apologized that I'm s... ...not nearly enough to alarm her. Why is he up so early? The aroma of Sunday morning cooking wafted out to her almost on cue and Therese threw off the c... ..."Thank you, sir." Therese took it, salivating like Marsh. She knew she was starving enough to eat every scrap and still want seconds. Where was this m... ...l facing her. "Just thought you should get your day off to a good, healthy start is all." He shrugged, digging into his pancakes. She stared at him fo... ...he museum's interns, had approached her with an ominous pronouncement this morning right before the opening ceremonies had kicked off: "Therese, there... ...y Gracie C. McKeever 50 They had talked hours into that night and the next morning, about his experiences in Kuwait and her interests in Muslim belief... ... this." He frowned at the thick metal bar she wielded. "You provide me the weapon with which to destroy you?" "I provide you protection against your e... ...e first that it would take more than his "artisan" skills to make a useful weapon. But having mawla's mate's machinery available to him encouraged him... ...p at him. "Dueling at dawn?" Kane shook his head as he bent to recover his weapon. "May I?" Therese put out a palm as he approached, surprised when he...

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Class Heroes: A Class Apart

By: Stephen Henning

...bate the agony of his pounding head and sandpaper throat. Flu. The symptoms had started yesterday. Brian opened his eyes to see the lights were gre... ... Brian opened his eyes to see the lights were green, as three drivers behind him started leaning on their horns. He inched the coach forward. They’d... ... James was about to mount a punitive expedition to the back of the coach when Mr Stark, the History teacher, stood up and bellowed at Emma to sit pr... ...cked up Sam’s medical chart from the end of the bed and gave Sam a warm smile. “Morning, Doctor,” said Yvonne Blake. “How is she doing?” There was... ...ne, but his would look better for the photos. He’d charred it in the cooker this morning, and ripped off one of its arms. He placed it next to Sam’s... ...hnically, he was her big brother. “I’m so glad you’re here. But it’s one in the morning. What are you doing out of bed?” “I woke up. They gave me... ...f vest. None of the individuals on the top floor was thought to be carrying any weapons, but it was standard procedure. The taser is a non-lethal, ... ...any weapons, but it was standard procedure. The taser is a non-lethal, hand-held weapon, often used by Special Firearms Officers to subdue potential... ...s the hostile immobile. Stannard still wasn’t sure how she felt about firing the weapon at a child. She looked up. Two, possibly three, floors abov...

...ething incredible has happened.As James and Sam attempt to overcome their fears and embrace their new talents, a series of murders and disappearances start plaguing the hospital. The twins aren’t the only ones with special abilities and it becomes apparent that someone is coming for them.Will James and Sam be able to survive the nightmare into which they have been plunged?...

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The Suffering of Being Kafka

By: Sam Vaknin

...on Camp Called Home The Miracle of the Kisses Fearful Love My Putrid Lover When You Wake the Morning Narcissism Prague at Dusk In Moist Propinquity Pr... ...t Dusk In Moist Propinquity Prowling Getting Old Sally Ann Selfdream Snowflake Haiku Twinkle Star Synthetic Joy Tableaux (van Gogh) The Author ... ...ttached to it a partitioned table-top confiscated from the greengrocer down the lane. Every morning, forehead wrinkled, my grandfather would fill th... ...een trolley – a tall and stout and handsome man, fair-skinned and sapphire-eyed. "A movie star" – they gasped behind his back. Day in and day out, ... ...o his azure pushcart, day in and day out. She said nothing and he remained mute. They just stared with vacuous eyes, perhaps away, perhaps inside, p... ... in her arthritic palms – they all conspired to deny him his erstwhile memory of her. Each morning, my grandfather woke up to study this ageless im... ...bbed me in the back, for instance, or popped me with a silencered gun, or wasted me with a weapon I never even heard of. What she did say stunned m...

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Secret of the Sands

By: Aren, Rai and E., Tavius

...y competitive Egyptology program. “Professor Dustimaine, we weren’t expecting you…” Mitch started to say. “You two are falling further behind every ... ...mpering those workers.” He leaned closer to them, “If you don’t get your act together and start producing better results, I am going to have you bot... ...Alex soldiered on. They were clearing away some dirt and sand to allow them to get a good start in the morning and move on to the finer, more detail... ...d on. They were clearing away some dirt and sand to allow them to get a good start in the morning and move on to the finer, more detailed work. “Ug... ...scrolls out to analyze them more closely.” “Gee, is that all? We can have that for you by morning,” Jack said with as much sarcasm as he could possi... ...is stuff laying around for prying eyes to see, now can we? And you know Bob and I are not morning people. We’re vam- pires, thank-you very much!” Mi... ...ic had changed to something Zhek felt confident in. “Our soldiers are adapting to the new weapons and tactics. Our mili- tary leaders are adopting ne... ...to the new weapons and tactics. Our mili- tary leaders are adopting new strategies for the weapons that are available. Other Houses, including the Ro... ...to watch his soldiers instructing new recruits on tactics and how to use their new, crude weapons. The Draxens had built a large wall, which now sur...

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In the Eye of the Beholder

By: By Sharon E. Cathcart

... he smelled of sandalwood. He lifted the saddle flaps, undid the girth, and started in anger. There was a short nail driven through the saddle flap,... ...st with the beautiful voice teasing my dreams. 11 Chapter 4 I woke the next morning to find another ribbon-wrapped rose on the night stand next to my... ...his tone. “One day, there was a fire in the barn. I still don’t know how it started. Philippe was visiting and we were having tea. I heard the ala... ...ippe was visiting and we were having tea. I heard the alarm bell sound and started up quickly. I saw the smoke, and ran outside toward the barn, b... ...hlessly as he reached for her head collar. At that moment, I struck with my weapon of choice and did not let go until Giraud had breathed his last. ... ...tell you, though, that when he is in this mood he will write his music from morning until night, barely pausing to eat or sleep. You may not see as... ...r 16 From the pages of Erik’s journal: I left her with great reluctance that morning, before sunrise. Yet, we both knew it must be so. I returned... ...losed since no real cause of death could be determined. I had known Erik’s weapon was effective, but had no idea up until then just how skilled he ...

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The Natural State, In the Words of U.G. Krishnamurti

By: U.G. Krishnamurti, Edited by Peter Maverick

...of U.G.’s conversations, taken from many sources, offers some of the most startling and penetrating of U.G.’s words in short, easy to read paragraphs... ... right way, inspired by the Theosophists and the whole lot. And so, every morning those fellows would come and read the Upanishads, Panchadasi, Nysh... ...my real search began. All my religious background was there in me. Then I started exploring. For some years I studied psychology and also philosophy... ... all the modern sciences, everything. The whole area of human knowledge I started exploring on my own. Before my forty-ninth year I had so many po... ...ur hours at night no matter what time I go to bed then I lie in bed until morning fully awake. I don't know what is lying there in the bed. I don't ... ...call my own. Anybody can come at any time. I just see them and say, “Good morning, what can I do for you?” That's all I can do. I have nothing to giv... ...nd the problem of possibly destroying ourselves with the most destructive weapons that we have invented. So, there is no way out. You may say that I ... ... be dislodged, what they would do is anybody's guess. All the destructive weapons that we have today are here only to protect that monopoly. But I... ... But I am sure that the day has come for people to realize that all the weapons that we have built so far are redundant and that they cannot be us...

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Bozo and the Storyteller

By: Matt Jones

...the sand-dunes with their out- rageously long feet, or simply engaged in a staring contest with a nearby star, they instantly forgot what they were d... ...m the distant galaxies. ‘I passed my younger years travelling between the stars, unearthing the secrets that they yielded and sharing my wisdom wher... ...oons will fall out of the sky, they moaned. Tell us that the light of the stars will go out like a candle. Tell us anything but that the Story will ... ...at f owed down from the grape bushes in the hills. They made merry in the mornings and sometimes impersonated the Hoomans from the Story, strutting ... ...s they’d had surf ng down the 6 Bozo and the Storyteller dunes, the long mornings of making up songs beside the wine-streams, and the nights of pla... ...ine wherever they go. Other deities f nd it hard to get out of bed in the morning, and when they do they bring a good deal of mist and grey cloud wi... ...for the blow to fall another huge wave swamped the deck. Marv gripped his weapon so tightly that he’d forgotten to hold on to anything else. With a ...

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New Life Incognita

By: Gracie C. Mckeever

...should have listened and gotten out of the life sooner, when Nev had first started warning him about the dangers. But now it was too late, Kelly thoug... ...dn't be— "No Ben." Amire shook her head, adamant as she pulled from Ben to stare at the lifeless body sprawled across the bottom of the concrete steps... ...waited. She glanced in his direction as if she sensed him nearby, but only stared through him. "He's not dead, Ben. I know he's not." Word Ben. Listen... ...like a thousand pounds weighing down his skinny, seven-year-old limbs. One morning, he awoke and found himself, in his cast, stretched across a chair ... ...re you so nervous? You've been jumping around like a shell-shocked vet all morning." "I have not!" Tyler smiled, lowered his arms to rest them on the ... ... evening. But grammy would defend him with an "If it don't kill him in the morning, it ain't gonna kill him at night." "You sure you're not going to h... ...bullet-for-good-measure into Ben's heart. "You're crazy!" Edge trained his weapon at Amire's head and she squeezed her eyes shut, crying as she buried... ...no. Stop it!" Kelly grabbed his arm. He turned to her but didn't lower his weapon. "Please, Edge. You don't have to do this. This is between you and m...

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Essays

By: Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

...t decipherers: And never was she borne to dye obscure, But guided by the Starres of her owne grace, Makes her owne fortune, and is aever sure In m... ...s sonne and all his kinsfolkes to be drowned. To whom Phyton, stoutly out-staring him, answered nothing, http://www.uoregon.edu/%7Erbear/montaigne/1... ... that to his last gaspe did not attempt to revenge himselfe, and with all weapons of dispaire, with the death of some enemie, comfort and sweeten his... ... sad sorrow, having suppressed and choaked his vitall spirits, fell'd him starke dead to the ground. Chi puo dir com' egli arde è in picciol fuoco,... ...ething. So doth their owne rage transport beasts to set upon the stone or weapon that hath hurt them; yea and sometimes with irefull teeth to reveng... ...selfe for justice, for such an outrage committed upon his servant had one morning audience in the Kings councell-chamber: who for the foundation of ... ... be found. So that there is no nimblenesse of bodie, nor wealding of hand-weapons, that we will reject, if it may in any sort defend us from the blo... ...iver Hyspanis, that live but one day; she whieh dies at 8 o'clocke in the morning, dies in her youth, and she that dies at 5 in the afternoon, dies i... ...mortis comites et funeris atri. -- ii, 587. No night ensued day light; no morning followed night, Which heard not moaning mixt with sick-mens groani...

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Signature for Sunshine

By: Christine Jones

...ke me for, stupid?” Bill smiled. The warm, summer night sky was a blaze of stars and the moon shone in its fullness. Bill liked this time of year; he... ...was no stranger to a paintbrush or hard work, she was just itching to get started; presuming all that stood in her way was male incompetence. The wo... ...ut up with his granddaughter’s nonsense. 11 CHAPTER 2 Chris had spent the morning ignoring Bill, having only spoken to him when necessary. Unconcern... ...ering she was hunched with a shovel in hand. “Bill?” Rick hadn’t meant to startle the person, who lost their balance in their zeal to see who’d spok... ... in Rick’s expression, presuming she had won the first round of the day. “Morning.” Chris smiled politely, noting the man’s raised brow as she conti... ... four times with the intentions of telling him so and using the kiss as a weapon against him. Circumstances wiped the events from her mind, now, she... ...Paul more than anything was would Sir Rick remember what he’d said in the morning. Sandy’s anger was evident towards her husband, who had sat silentl... ...Arnold Schwarzenegger chasing him all over the country with an arsenal of weapons. Telling himself he was just being stupid, he tried to focus on wh... ...cked up the gold pen protruding from her shirt pocket. “Concealing deadly weapons ha?” Rick smiled, not the only one now resting on an elbow. “Ah, i...

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Aus Com

By: Christine Jones

...these indescribable hideous life forms worshipped advanced technology and weaponry. No surface dweller could prove what was thought, fact. Fabricate... ...rotective glasses sat on top of her short, dark hair in readiness for the morning glare. With no respect for the dead, Roxanne made comments that sh... ...anne lowered her tone and continued. "No one survived this one; let’s just start the burning." "You know the routine," Alex replied, continuing to sea... ...s to drag corpses to the mounds, their blood already drying in the early morning heat. "Like lambs to the slaughter." Alex sighed disappointed. "Lam... ...he stirring dry earth in the distance prompted a change of subject. "It’s starting early this morning, and I'm not getting showered in the shit. Alr... ...h in the distance prompted a change of subject. "It’s starting early this morning, and I'm not getting showered in the shit. Already I've got so muc... ...security. He knows his job so let him do it." He continued with Alex just staring unmoved. "Repeatedly we have gone over this. You place more emphas... ...ched and disarmed the Rider out in the field. No matter how primitive the weapons, security confiscated any threat to the underworld. Experience had... ... be armed. Masking his fears in facade of calm, he glanced over the four weapons now pointing at him. Such an abrupt demand to hand Alex over to ano...

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Died and Moved In

By: Christine Jones

...e myself and grovel to the nearest farmer for assistance. “Go to buggery! Starve you unintelligent poor excuse for an animal!” I was gifted at birth ... ... in the four, long, tedious months I’ve been here. The unsightly house I’m staring at was obviously designed by some drug-fucked architect. It resemb... ...ded up on my arse. For my efforts, I found myself sitting in cow shit and staring up at an oversized steak. Tuesday, in pursuit of attention I bogged... ...you are, I hollered and went in for the kill. Dressed in military uniform, weapon and survival gear strapped to my body, I hauled myself up onto the ... ...ds his condolences and said your parents will call you first thing in the morning.” The combination of compassion and awkwardness in Michael’s expre... ... while you can Sis,” Steven teases. “He may not be so affectionate in the morning.” He just had to make weird smooching sounds to piss me off furthe... ...tional output is draining on the body. Maybe I’ll see more clearly in the morning. “Okay you two, there are four bedrooms in this house and one belo... ... the growth in the corner, terrorists would pay you handsomely for such a weapon.” 142 “I’m not cleaning out the fridge Fluff.” I have this mischiev...

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Dancing with Fate : Song of the Muses

By: Hywela Lyn

...n golden horse, Sally, who was the inspiration for Sal. Also in memory of Flikka, Star, Mr Fifty, and the dogs, Hans, Blaze, Bonnie and Bob, who ... ...t and cool, still damp with dew, the tears of the goddess, Eos. Why Eos wept every morning was a mystery; everyone knew she loved riding across the... ...roes—Dazzling, Phlegon—Flaming and Pyrroes—Red-haired. They sped across the early morning sky and illuminated the clouds with hues of soft gold, si... ...ed up a nearby oak. Myrddin walked over to his horse, a sturdy beast, black as a starless, moonless night; its long mane reached nearly to its kne... ...ater below. Hywela Lyn 12 It was not that, however, which made him stop and stare in amazement. **** How long had it been since she was las... ...seemed Apollo was trying to tell her something. She walked over and picked up the weapon, followed by the lyre. “I am also skilled with a bow.” “... ...to explain why she wandered these mountains, with no horse and only a knife for a weapon, if Sal and the bow had not appeared so fortuitously. Th... ...a wild dance, inviting her to follow them. Dawn was approaching. In the dim early morning light, she could make out demon faces, red glowing eyes, ... ...d in front of him, pushing his knife-hand aside and causing him almost to drop the weapon. The dog recoiled and leapt again, this time knocking Cor...

...I love writing romantic tales of heroism and adventure in other worlds. My novel 'STARQUEST is published by The Wild Rose Press as an Ebook and will be available in paperback on December 5th 2008. I am working on edits for the sequel 'Children Of The Mist''. Watch this space for further details... I am thr...

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When Serpents Die

By: Gerrie Ferris

...ture will bring — but I’d appreciate it if you would just forget you were here this morning unless you’re called upon to do otherwise.” Hiram can... ...is chest, Royce watched McGivern hurry out. The personable salesman would add this morning’s anecdote to his repertoire of far-fetched tales told ov... ...n called out, “Farewell, mat,” and launched herself into a powerful butterfly kick, startling Brewster. Laura Kate grinned. “Clauds, get your bod... ...s been threatening for years.” Gerrie Ferris 8 “Did he say anything before he started shooting?” In that instant she became a reporter again, ... ... going to sign the deed in front of her, but then when she got there, he yelled and started shooting.” “Were they back together?” “He wasn’t... ... he said he wanted me to come to his office on Monday, first thing. That’s tomorrow morning. He wouldn’t say why.” “In light of what’s happened,... ...t shifting to her left leg as her right leg went forward and stiffened. “I have no weapon.” “Identify yourself.” She waited while he circled...

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The Snakelex Report

By: Christine Jones

...s that one could wish for. Snakelex underwent the usual security routines, starting with the recitation of the Hades’ Oath. There is also a thorough ... ... the job. Snakelex’s gigantic ego rose to the occasion before he had even started the mission. The demon imagined pulling off the job single-handed,... ...the demon in question was present. “No wonder you got the boot. You never start a report with upstairs has a firm grip here or we’re having trouble ... ...Mack boys were barely seen out of overalls and gumboots, except on Sunday mornings when they escorted their mother to church wearing suits inherited... ... often curses the animal kingdom to members of his congregation. “Satan’s weapon against trusting Christians!” He would add a few biblical remarks, ... ...other got in on the act. “Not after what you said about Pastor Brown this morning. I don’t reckon he’s a senile, boring old f....” His mother, who s... ...hen the kids got too rowdy to remain in the main hall. On that particular morning, Stella listed the aid of teenagers. Sibling rivalry broke out; St... ...came popular. The flapping tongue is considered the greatest manipulative weapon known to Hell and is even better when let loose without mouthwash. ...

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