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Corpus of a Siam Mosquito

By: Steven David Justin Sills

... but conditioned into repudiating their aloneness. It was an early Bangkok morning with a new day tripping over the corpse of the earlier one the way ... ...he moon, that they happened to glimpse as accompanying them on their early morning departure as they were of the monarch, Ramkhamhaeng, that was the s... ...uld have sniffed at this new city like one of the myriad crazed but gently starving dogs (after all, in certain areas of the streets, pheromones and u... ...nt; nor would it be any worse than his life in Ayutthaya unless he were to starve. Still, he felt apprehension; and like a restive boy he slowly... ...d its head off when the motorcycle skid and floundered onto one side. Staring down as his brothers, his owners, pulled the invisible leash, he kn... ... time in his life apart from the night sports that usually happened in the mornings, his life was becoming a purposeless abyss. He personified his fr... ...d Suthep who treated him with the blades of indifference (the worst of all weapons). He vehemently hated them sometimes and yet-- He imagined th... ...o supply Israel with millions of dollars in aid and billions of dollars in weapon sales even though Israel still occupies what was once Palestine." H...

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The Mystery of Jamieson Stone

By: Jonathan Cross

...aker, “Alright, folks, it’s time to relax.” The same words she had always used before the start of every show. The studio went silent and then to bla... ... Bible. The red eye above the lens of the camera glared at him like a laser beam. Stone stared back as if it were the only thing in the universe. H... ...I mean who worked the closest with him on the set?” - J.Cross/Stone 9 The young man startled and flinched for a second. “That would be J.S., Ja... ...on in the political circles within the Beltway, and became a frequent guest on the Sunday morning news shows. Not only because he had garnered a win... ...re are they now?” “After Mr. Stone’s…well, they were too afraid to stay and left the next morning.” “Didn’t you find that peculiar?” “Two Jamaican’... ...right, Jonesy,” Brand said. “And don’t forget to have the window fixed first thing in the morning.” “Right you are, sir. Would you be needing anythi... ...on’t move, Tony,” Brand warned. “Fuck you. Shoot.” “Are you armed?” “I don’t carry a weapon when I go out to lunch.” But Garza opened his jacket... ...ccidentally ran across my desk. They’re going to equip the space station with six special weapons directed so that they cover the planet.” “Nuclear?... ...mn memo that’s why.” “So give,” Radcliff said. “What else did it say?” “It said that the weapons would be deployed within two months with the Russia...

...Jamieson’s involvement in arming the international space station. As rogue generals from Russia, China and the U.S. try to install a mind-control weapon designed to divide the world into three parts, Brand tries to stop them. Enlisting the help of Mrs. Stone, the mafia and covert operatives, he must find the weapon before it can be used. Read this taut thriller today! ...

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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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An Apostate: Nawin of Thais

By: Steven David Justin Sills

...meretricious tool to conjure plausible scenarios of itself being used as a weapon. No, he thought, he did not seriously dislike this fetid sloven bene... ... ground near an ancient stupa, prop his head against its stone spiral, and stare out into clouds and distant space. If in doing so he were to be perce... ... that air conditioner in the window of the living room on early into early morning chilling the house like an American winter, and he would snuggle de... ...deep under a saffron monk-colored blanket that was as stiff as it had been starched and ironed. Within that room where he would sleep there was a pict... ...ned/Thai co-signed sweatshops. Independence, you know. They will be facing starvation in Laos shortly. Early death is like being a marathon winner, do... ...ch to scratch with. "Don't keep me waiting all night for an answer." "It's morning now. She's not all that ugly and she is a good communicator. Well, ... ...m the window and seat from the window and seat thief, so that he might let morning and movement pass through the orifices of his eyes to obstruct memo... ...e through nature's hand and bidding but as such arsenal all the same; live weaponry shot from a missile launcher that could not be said to be possesse...

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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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The Hitler File : A Novel of Fact

By: Sam Vaknin

... Prologue “Pol und Jude” Political and a Jew. It’s around 4 o’clock in the morning. I am not sure of the date. The days all look the same, ... ...ally, I am the last in the row of ten, not an auspicious place. They count us every morning when we depart, assigned to work details, and every even... ...in every row attract attention. Attention here means pain and, often, death. This morning’s roll call is mercifully brief, the foul mist and drizzl... ...d, we sure could use the money.” He weighed his own arguments. I got up. When Bauer started to debate with himself, the meeting was over. Only ... ...spicious. ****** That evening, safely ensconced in a faded leather armchair, I started taking stock of the cataract of paper that constituted F... ... and brought to cruel light many things I had conveniently forgotten I possessed. I stared around in disbelief and budding outrage and then I crumbl... ...es. But they were also involved in money counterfeiting, stolen art dealing, drugs, weapons, and other illicit activities. The received opinion is t... ...war in Europe. We could not allow the Soviets to lay their hands on advanced German weapons technologies and intelligence assets.” He pondered so... ...tely lost control over them. When we tried to dismantle the operations and reclaim weapons caches, they went underground and bombed airplanes to te...

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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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Werelove Dusk Conspiracy

By: Lakisha Spletzer

...tten. Chapter 1 Fall 2207: Floyal City, New Florida Territory Zina McFin stared at the giant, almost-impenetrable Sevicorps research lab. It was chi... ...no exception. “You need to control yourself.” Stefan McJeysen’s brown-eyed stare collided with her gaze in a momentary battle of wills before Stefan ... ..., with piercing blue eyes...such a waste. Henry glared at her. Zina calmly stared at him, her eyes shining with cruelty. “Our child is not an abominat... ...his passing was a tiny frog on a lily pad. Chapter 7 Laylah woke the next morning to the smell of eggs and biscuits. She rubbed the sleep from her ey... ... delicious and she couldn’t wait to sink her teeth into it. She wasn’t a morning person, but once up she did everything at a nice, quick pace. As La... ...tta cursed and then growled, “Laylah? What happened when you got here this morning?” Laylah flinched and tried to pull away, but found herself held i... ...limbed the stairs. He noted the door was ajar. Tightening his grip on his weapon, Jacques nudged the door open enough to slide inside. Silently he ch... ...ricks. Of course, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” Jacques mocked, weapon ready as he waited for Gerard to take the bait. “Don’t talk about A... ...nned. When she was younger, Jacques had insisted Laylah take some sort of weapons training. She’d been failing at nearly everything put in front of ...

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Tokyo to Tijuana: Gabriele Departing America

By: Steven David Justin Sills

...Huin's sleep was spastic like a nervous twitch that would every now and then startle him into wakefulness and he would wonder where he was: Muguk, Cho... .....America") and the class was in an uproar. He thought of this in one of his startled awakenings. He looked from the window to flat patches of skimpy ... ...like a reluctant and tortured snake but accepting the inevitability. He just stared at the fountain for many uncomfortable minutes hoping that the mou... ...he trailer park and whisk his sister away, his mother would pursue her early morning exercises in front of the television and he would emulate her mo... ...horrible but in winters the cold snuffed the residents out of sleep in early mornings as animals from forest fires and the mostly aged tenants, before... ...erceptions of them, each one was august, unpretentious, and melting into the morning sun. Those rags they wore were more patriotic than flags and more... ...th the environment and Islamic extremists; more and more societies possessed weapons of mass destruction that had the potential force that was beyond ... ...ed innate aggression behind terms like axis of evil, rogue country harboring weapons of mass destruction, links to Al Queida, and liberation for the I... ...n its quest for meaning was like the Bush administration's groping for these weapons of mass destruction to disprove the obvious: that Bush's hallucin...

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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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Deviation : Covenant

By: Elissa Malcohn

... play, beseeching her with open- faced candor. Evit fixed her with a serious stare. Zai leaned toward them and kissed their messy faces. Abri asked,... ...f their kind, learning the nuances of the hunt. They wept at the sight of a starving Masari—the skin turned sallow, the fur dulled and shedding. The... ...t People? Ata became convinced that his companion's death had resulted from starvation, not that she had gone to feed others. We are called Yata to... ...rvings surrounding them changed with the shifting light. A tale told in the morning held a different meaning against the backdrop of dusk. TripSton... ...oothills steepened. A hidden, precipitous trail took her higher until early morning light gleamed golden off cairns that pointed the way, disguised a... ...e delivered to the Yata alongside the other goods. TripStone had spent the morning with her household at the Grange, Crossroads' communal farm, pul... ...re like." Gria adjusted Zai's aim, illustrating sight lines. "We tested the weapons to be sure they worked. These are training rifles, not full-size... ...into their targets as archers stood in a line and practiced with contraband weapons. Others wielded crossbows. Still others engaged in hand-to-hand ... ...All that we do here is arm ourselves with pincers—with claws, beaks, fangs. Weapons are our own natural tools. Without the Covenant, we'd have devel...

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The Emerald Dagger

By: Barbara M. Hodges

...d May 2003 Published in the United States of America Tigress Press, LLC 2509 Morning Glory Drive Columbia, MO 65202 www.tigresspress.com ACKNOWLEDGEM... ...d figures, eight females and two males, flew into the clearing. Nine fairies stared straight ahead out of dull, vacant eyes. The tenth fairie, eyes gl... ... nothing against your glorious power, Master.” Dirkk dismissed the flattery, staring into the trees beyond the fairie prince. “The rift is open,” Thom... ...ar-coated brazier stood in their center. It was to this Dirkk led the group. Staring into the brazier’s black concave bottom, he muttered beneath his ... ...was open, although she hadn’t needed the printed numbers to tell her so; the morning’s pea-soup fog and the slight dusting of snow on the lawn had don... ...at the stroke, not a minute before nor after. She’d packed her backpack this morning, but only after hours of soul-searching had led her to the decisi... ...ashed through her mind. She cursed her- self for not bringing some kind of a weapon with her. The form neared and she saw that, although it walked up... ...ay there she stopped, went back and picked up the water jug. It would make a weapon if they needed one. She handed the jug to Daniel. “Empty it.” With... ...m but, after hours of sweaty and pain-filled training, it was now his chosen weapon. Leaves rustled behind him and he whirled, the staff held double- ...

...he first three fantasy novels in her Daradawn series. She has also co-authored, Shadow Worlds, a science fiction suspense work with Darrell Bain, and Stargazer's Children, a speculative fiction novel....

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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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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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Hypotheses on Ulysses

By: Antonio Mercurio

...ons. The first is, when does the voyage of the light that departs from a star end? Can there be a return to the point of departure if the star th... ...’s poem. When Homer speaks of Helen’s beauty, of the beauty of Achilles’ weapons forged by Hephaestus, of Aphrodite’s beauty who betrays her lame ... ...beauty, contrary to the first Homer, who in the Iliad honors the beauty of weapons and of glorious death in battle. Homer is also saying, betwee... ..., with his hiccoughs, astutely makes Demodocus stop singing and he himself starts telling his own tormented story. His storytelling abilities are so... ...istically, are necessary. A similar process happens in the Cosmos when a star is created. First, there is a dark cloud, and then this cloud conden... ... there is beauty in our lives with cunning and deceit, nor with the use of weapons. Ulysses understood this when he proposed to make the pact and,... ...here he immediately falls to earth and goes to sleep. He wakes up the next morning, while not far from him Nausicaa’s servants play happily after ha...

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Jockeys and Jewels

By: Bev Pettersen

...ow if Lazer Cat would run well either. The horse had performed poorly in four starts on a sunny day, but maybe he’d like the shitty weather. Lazer r... ... trainer now, making bags of money.” “Everything’s good. Got a race about to start.” Kurt’s mouth tightened as the horses approached the starting g... ...rned and re-focused on the horses clustering around the gate. The race would start soon, just three left to load. Lazer was the only gray in the rac... ...a’s complaints. It didn’t matter what kind of horses she rode the rest of the morning because it was finally happening. She was going to ride a nice... ...new guy. Exercising horses for free is piss-poor business.” “If I show up for morning gallops there's a better chance the trainer will let me ride in... .... “This Julie you recommend, is she dependable?” “Sure. Shows up early every morning, ready to ride.” Sandra slapped her stirrup over the horn and ... ...dles. The metal box was still there though, its contents a secret. A murder weapon maybe? No, Otto wouldn't be stupid enough to leave anything th... ...an has diamonds in his possession, we'll be okay. Maybe we’ll find the murder weapon or something that shows how they smuggled the rocks.” “They h...

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Listen with Your Heart

By: Barbara Scott

... “It wasn’t his fault, Mr. Faraday.” Her voice came out so strangled, it startled her and must have surprised Faraday as well. He stared at his ... ...ismissed?” she asked, forgetting her desolate act too quickly. She saw the start of a smile tickle at the corners of Daniel Connolly’s sternly-set m... ...organ snatched the envelope from the mirror and crushed it in her hand. She stared at her fist for a moment as the applause quieted, and in the expe... ...iel Connolly, was found wandering the burned-out streets in a daze the next morning. He was taken to a Chicago hospital where he is being treated fo... ...t Helene Bennett who reigned as queen there, bringing Daniel his tea in the morning, kissing him goodnight. But it was so long ago now, when she’... ...must see it in the empty eyes Daniel himself had to face in the mirror each morning. But they made the mistake of bringing their wives last evening... ...sounding not a bit of it, with her lips clenched around a row of her deadly weapons. “I pricked you again, yeah? Not used to finding skin where Mrs... ...townhouse burglary. “Now, if we go at this with words instead of fists and weapons, we may be able to get to the bottom of it without further casua...

...Morgan Gable first falls for Daniel Connolly, a popular Irish tenor, when she hears him sing. Starstruck, she is consumed by thoughts of love with the handsome troubadour. Real life intrudes and Morgan must put aside her own dreams for awhile. Five years later, she and her troubadour meet again, AND fate hands her the...

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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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Jewels

By: Lakisha Spletzer

...jor,” Jeremy advised from his seat by the window. Jewels fidgeted with the starched collar of her military uniform. The strict dress code always made ... ...n before her was anything but arresting. A jagged scar ran across his face starting at the right temple and ending at the bottom of his left cheek. C... ... one hand in the sweets jar. “Are the two of you finished talking?” Jewels stared, caught herself and stammered, “Sorry, Sir! We didn’t mean to be rud... ...e was well maintained and glowed with health. His tawny fur shone from his morning grooming. A palpable tension filled the air and it was a pleasant o... ...their bodies. They lacked claws but compensated by using blades and other weapons for protection. Their hands were a source of fascination for him. H... ...and the base's soldiers. The Gatoans' claws were out and the soldiers had weapons drawn and trained on the visitors. "No," Jewels whispered. She coul... ...quiet. Prince Dex LoudRoar stood by Jewels' side, blatantly ignoring the weapons trained on him. “Human healer, let me help her,” the Prince offered... ...ntion for your back, and two, you must wear the controller until tomorrow morning. At that time your sentence will be complete. Sergeant, release her...

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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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And Gulliver Returns Book IV : A Look at Our Human Values

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

............................................................ 176 THEORY AS A START TO SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY .................................................. ... ---------------------------- --―Good morning Commander. Did you have a restful night?‖ ---―I slept well, D... ...Please call me Wanda, Con. But let‘s let the waiter take care of your fire starved pallet. Yes Ray?‖ --―Con‘s just getting ready for his next li... ...er we were here to pick Dr. Wang‘s, I mean Wanda‘s, brain. Where should we start Wanda?‖ 14 LOOKING FOR HAPPINESS ---:‖Well, seeking happi... ...gave to the world were that it was to stop terrorism and to eliminate the weapons of mass destruction. But it hugely increased terrorism and there w... ... of mass destruction. But it hugely increased terrorism and there were no weapons of mass destruction. ―People‘s beliefs are seldom totally... ...In my area we have a group of atheists and agnostics that meets on Sunday mornings to discuss new findings in science, ethical approaches to a better... ...te just a bit over 12% of theirs.‖ —―A few countries have other weapons to combat the costs of an aging population. Spain, for example, ha... ...our mother told you there was a special bunny hiding eggs early on Easter morning or a tooth fairy leaving money under your pillow for every baby too...

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And Gulliver Returns Book I : Touchdown

By: Bob Oconnor

...ar. With over a billion people being chronically malnourished or dying from starvation, we have a long way to go to increase the standard of living ... ...country has taken to control or foster their national birth rates. The most startling and yet enlightening changes have occurred through various met... ... ”In the period starting a few years before I left and continuing during the twenty year... ...th friends, exercise, sleep and relaxation. Monday finally faded to Tuesday morning and there was Chet’s red Porsche pulling up outside his bedroom.... ...ere were more people, there were more total deaths. “Thanks to better weapons, the psychotic warlords of the last century were incredibly effe... ...ent method of doing it. But then that would hurt the economy if the world’s weapons dealers had no one to sell to!” —“Commander, are you sure tha... ...ta when the trucks picked up the thousands of bodies from the streets every morning, bodies that had been alive the day before. I’ve walked through ... ...r, Pol Pot and Hussein have worked to kill off both soldiers and civilians. Weapons of mass destruction, now available to most power hungry leaders ... ...ry 21, 2006 6. Mullah Krekar, Aftenposten April 15, 2006 7. South China Morning Post, November 21, 2005 ) 8. Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner...

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Fire and für : The Last Sorcerer Dragony

By: Roger C. Schlobin

... shaman (it appears). Further, and also central to "Talon and Claw" is a star-crossed, poignant love story as Ao Rue seeks a fulfillment he cannot ... ...ly silent in sleep. "Every good dragonette deserves a dream." Mei-chou started as the great eyes sprung open. Too far this time? His eyes were ... ...ir usual, half-lidded state, they were hypnotic. They were azure, finely starred. He had been only one of two dragons Mei-chou had known with blue... ... that night yet again. Ao Rue woke slowly. No moaning and groaning this morning. Is he healing? Gold slid about as he stirred. "So, Mei-chou, ... ... His voice softened and the silence grew intense. "Today, this stunning morning, we gather in solemn conclave to fulfill our manifest destiny. Loo... ...gdo-ola, the Barkul Range's highest peak. I wonder if I could? Not this morning! Not after a night with Nü-kua! Air's too thin at the summit to ... ...sn't know you. With no insight, all they have are best guesses to use as weapons. It only works if you believe in a stranger. But to be ripped by...

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Love at First Stake

By: J. Morgan

...her. Val, who loves a good Vampire story and demands you finish it once you start it, and lastly but in no way last in my heart, Helen and Morgan O... ...ew me, too. If he had the common decency to look icky, I’d at least know to start screaming my head off. Instead he looked like a cover model. The... ... expected to have that honor, but you got a spiffy trophy and a gift card to Starbucks. Back to work. I gave the wooden missile a good shake, wai... ...o the room. That was one escape he could kiss goodbye. Tossing the useless weapon aside, I pulled a silver tipped blade from the sheath strapped to... ...led off into the growing daylight before I could tell him good night or good morning. The acceptable parting greeting escaped me, but I recognized r... ...eddon before I’ve had my evening tea. You failed to submit your report this morning when you returned from your patrol.” He pulled out a handkerch... ... up Donnie quite yet. “I see. You are aware a sixth victim was located this morning just within your search area?” “If I said no, would that get me...

...Marshall lands her first assignment, she doesn't plan on meeting the vamp of her dreams. Staking Donatello Ravell might not have been the best way to start a relationship but it sure gets her in more trouble than she bargained for. With two days to stop an insane vampire from starting a war between vamps and humans, Savannah and Donatello discover there's more to life than...

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The Myth of Ulysses and Secondary Beauty

By: Antonio Mercurio

... Sparta. But for how long? With Ulysses’ cunning and the strength of their weapons, the Greeks managed to overcome Troy’s high walls and conquer the ... ...olve the problem of how to save beauty with the use of cunning, deceit and weapons. Ulysses understood this in the very moment he proposed to make t... ...art. He therefore must attempt new ways that are different from the use of weapons and deceit, even though these tactics can still sometimes be neces... ...ereby swear to cultivate our faithfulness to the Pact for Beauty, and every morning, in complete freedom, we will renew our vow. 22 THE BEAU... ... with one eye, who could care less about Zeus’ laws of hospitality, and he starts eating Ulysses’ companions two at a time. Here Ulysses encounte... ... our lives on our defense mechanisms. They hold up for a bit, but then they start to crumble, and we are left with desperation. We must base our li... ...uild a raft. Then she teaches him the art of navigation by night using the stars, and this is an even more precious gift. While in the uterus, a ...

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The Eye of Alloria

By: Rae Lori

...rs 3010 – 3030 I Exit to Alloria Year 3030 Saron Bravewind stared at the grey brick ceiling in the darkness. The fire that s... ... position of the moon meant it was the middle of the night, only a few hours until morning. He had been trying to figure out the cause of the co... ... two thousand and four. Since he was a little boy, he had wanted to venture to the stars. He heard stories during the age of technology of how man se... ...her human’s life, as some believe. The time would come when he would enter the stars to explore. His ship would be ready soon enough once the re... ... were finalized and he would find the answers he needed. All would be well in the morning, as it should be. He pulled his wife, Jacina onto hi... ...d in minutes, his mind finally rested enough to fall into slumber. The next morning, Saron stood amidst the cool greenery of the landscape tha... ...out to the front hall and saw his men and the mystical creatures both aiming their weapons at each other. Alin held one of the creatures’ necks in a... ...dy because it is simply replacing your natural defense. A wound made by an unknown weapon in an elven body is difficult when one does not understand... ...weapon in an elven body is difficult when one does not understand the metal in the weapon.” “Then we will have to obtain one of their weapons,” he d...

...main Earth city of Orland built from ruin after the ban of technology that once was man?s downfall. With his heart set on discovering life beyond the stars, he finally gets his chance when tragedy strikes as his daughter falls into an incurable illness. Saron mans a flight into space with a faith in finding a higher life to help his daughter. What he finds will change the ...

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The Soul Bearer

By: Jonathan Cross

... man's thoughts were on tomorrow: a day he feared, but knew had to come. As he stared into the crystal green water just below the surface of the ri... ...e great sun that warmed the Mother Earth, the moon that lit the night, even the stars that sparkled like distant fireflies, were all strands in the ... ...ed. Seattle knew the fate of his brothers who had stood against the white man's weapons. He would sign the Treaty and let the White Chief buy the l... ...great white clouds and splashed rays of sunlight onto a grassy plain. The early morning dew still glistened. The panoramic view was exquisite. The s... ...espective places. Cavalry sol­ diers stood around a Union flag that waved in the morning breeze, while a Union band played soothing music against a ... ...man acknowledging the oth- 6 Johnathan Cross er. The Suquamish braves stood in stark contrast to the uni­ formed blue-coated soldiers. When the ban... ...o believe," Richard said hesitantly. "If this is a dream, you will awake in the morning, and that will be that." "And ifI'm not dreaming?" "Then y... ...information. And I mean that literally. It seems that your ex-lover is stealing weapons­ grade plutonium." "How do you know?" she asked suspiciously... ...y serious. "If that's the case, Pierce may be more sinister than we imag­ ined. Weapons-grade plutonium is stored there." The words sent shock waves...

... agrees to take a look at his artifact. She believes it is a partial piece of a shaman's breatplate, a very spiritual man who believesd in a mystical star pathway to the spirit world. She tells Hawk legend has it he will be rewarded with a night vision and a meeting with the Soul Bearer. ...

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Eternal Vows - Book 1 : The Ruby Ring Saga

By: Chrissy Peebles

...nerves. He slipped off his leather jacket. “Oh, come on. I even bought a proper Indiana Jones fedora for the occasion.” Her cheeks grew hot as she stared at the safari shirt stretching across his broad shoulders and strong chest, his sleeves rolled up at the elbow. Khaki-colored pants finished his adventurer ensemble. His brown hair hung in shaggy waves from underneath ...

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The Vatican Conspiracy

By: Jonathan Cross

...until the light brightened into an intrusive force, causing his eyes to open. Startled, he watched with curious astonishment as a purple mist emanat... ...ing white and purple translucent form, which floated above the altar and then started moving toward him. His heart pounded with both fear and excit... ...s of tourists spread out over St. Peter’s Square like a living quilt. The late morning sun broke through a bank of gray clouds, and rays of sun spotl... ... them for a minute. “A couple of them look familiar, but I can’t be sure.” He started to hand the page back. “No, keep it. I want you to find out w... ...n the list. He’s a young Jesuit from Venice. He was part of the Audience this morning. I want you to find him and bring him here, quickly and quietly... ...enator. His picture, conveniently enough, was all over the front pages of the morning papers. He’s the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committ... ...d aimed at the flashes coming from the 266 J.Cross/Artemis muzzle of the weapon, and fired twice. He heard a crashing sound as the body fell ba... ...d to the crude: C-4, dynamite, nitro, or any untraceable explosives, plus any weapons that you may need. My laboratories can produce any form of exp... ... back onto the basement floor, before Soule’ could reload. "Throw down your weapon, now," the bigger of the two men shouted. Soule’ could do not...

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And Gulliver Returns Book VI : Our Psychological Motivations

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

... 5 Meeting Dr. Chan —―Good mornin... ... 7 learn and how we perceive things that I don‘t want to confuse you. I could probably start ... ...y be the same as for mentally healthy people, they just behave anti-socially. We‘ll come back to this kind of behavior later. ―So let‘s start ... ...e go to heaven or hell? Do we experience nearly endless reincarnations? Do we become the revered ancestors of our progeny? Does that afterlife start ... ...es are, and whether we have made our life choices for growth, as Maslow suggested—rather than from fear? What did you do the first thing this mornin... ...reakfast? Did you get up and study? Why? How much time did you spend choosing your clothes and brushing your hair? ―The way you act -- mornin... ...d violence sure sells in films, on TV and in computer games. Have we always been so violent or are the media pushing us that way? Or is it the weapon... ...ith our family and neighbors. But that is not enough today. The Internet, cell phones, television, CNN, a globalized economy, the existence of weapon... ...nald Reagan lied about trading arms for hostages, Lyndon Johnson lied about the Gulf of Tonkin and George W. Bush lied about Saddam Hussein‘s weapon...

...2 4 WAR OR PACIFISM 152 THERE ARE NO ANSWERS 153 THINKING EFFECTIVELY155 HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT WE THINK WE KNOW? 155 EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE 159 THEORY AS A START TO SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY 162 HISTORICAL EVIDENCE 163 EVOLUTION 171 ACCEPTING OUR KNOWLEDGE FROM AUTHORITY 176 PERSONAL EXPERIENCE 181 FAITH 182 REASON 184 BUT WE ARE PSYCHOLOGICAL BEINGS 185 THE PROCESS OF REASONING 185 OP...

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