"Are You Using Your Gifts?" by Kathryn V. White is 700 words and a quick read for those on the go. read more »
A Persian King Shahryar badly hurt by the infidelity of her first wife grew so bitter for the whole woman folk that he decided to marry a new virgin daily. He replaced the old one by getting her killed in the morning after relishing her for whole night. He had got rid of one thousand wives in this manner when he was introduced to Scheherazade, the vizier's daughter.Against her father's wishes Scheherazade married this crazy king. And at night when the king lay wide awake on his bed to savour her she aske... read more »
"When I fought to live that night, I hardly knew what I was fighting for. A male friend and I had gone for a walk up a mountain near my home. Four armed men caught us and made us climb to a secluded spot, where they raped me for several hours, and beat both of us. They argued among themselves about whether or not to kill us, and finally let us go. At 17, I was just a child. Life rewarded me richly for surviving. I stumbled home, wounded and traumatized, to a fabulous family. With them on my side, so muc... read more »
A BLIND boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He was holding up a sign which said: "I am blind, please help."
There were only a few coins in the hat.
A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the boy’s hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words on it. The man then put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words.
Soon the blind boy’s hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to... read more »
Just as the dusk reluctantly surrenders to the night And the everyday noises transform to ghostly in nature Just as the moon beams jettison across a lonely corridor And the shadows waltz unobserved Just I have given up hope of any miracle It is at that point my heart skips a beat And I clumsily swallow a breath, Because I can hear the creak on the stairs And I know something hopeful is finally coming into my lifebobby stevenson 2013 read more »
The lake was placid that day. It's water level receding day by day as the summer heat became harsh. No soul dared to venture in this scorching heat at three in the afternoon. Nevertheless, Vineet was there, standing in the shade of a tree to save himself from this unbearable heat.He felt tired of wiping sweat from his forehead with his handkerchief.Then he saw Anita walking towards him at a slow pace, holding an umbrella over her head and her head hung down. Vineet’s lips played a smile and he waved to A... read more »
Sexy stories and raunchy rendezvous abound in these X-Rated Adventures; "My Chat Lady Lovers: A Series of Erotic Tales" by David Gatesbury. read more »
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The doc cursed his senior to depute him in a slum to examine patients.
The doc walked through the stench filled lanes of the slum. He placed a handkerchief tightly on his nostrils. The stench made him nauseous.
Then his eyes fell on a bent down girl who was busy filling water in bucket from a tap. The girl held the bucket from one side waiting for the bucket to fill up. The doc’s eyes recorded all the vital stats of the girl. Her v... read more »
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There was once a guy who suffered from cancer. A cancer that can't be treated. He was 18 years old and he could die anytime. All his life, he was stuck in his house being cared by his mother. He never went outside but he was sick of staying home and wanted to go out for once. So he asked his mother and she gave him permission. He walked down his block and found a lot of stores. He passed a CD store and looked through the front door for a second as he walked. He stopped and went back to look into the s... read more »