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Submissions

A Little Tap

Working in the daylight is easy, but the night comes with difficult choices.

Votes Received = 30
A Little Tap

A Long Walk

Lucy and her Grandfather were best friends – they did everything together.

Votes Received = 11
A Long Walk

A Promise Kept

After all seems lost, some will do their best to keep their word.

Votes Received = 8
A Promise Kept

A Teaser

A short twisty excerpt of a woman in her apartment visited one night by something… not expected. Based on the idea from Konami’s P.T. that gaps in the door don’t just lead to the outside of the door.

Votes Received = 22
A Teaser

A Time to Forget

Clara just wants to protect the ones she loves, but how can she do that when the ones she loves continue to haunt her.

Votes Received = 9
A Time to Forget

An Appointed Meeting

A professor is confronted by a stark reminder of what and of whom he has forgotten by a chance meeting.

Votes Received = 7
An Appointed Meeting

And I Didn’t Even Say Goodbye

Votes Received = 9
And I Didn’t Even Say Goodbye

Careful Driving

When childhood friends meet again.

Votes Received = 236
Careful Driving

Danny don’t you know…

Danny Hargrave wasn’t the most popular student in school, some might consider Danny a dork or a nerd. However, when a mysterious magazine shows up at his door things might change for him…
Photo credit: deliverySushi on Deviantart.com
Inspired by: Ninja Sex Party; Danny don’t you know

Votes Received = 217
Danny don’t you know…

Dinner for Three

When unexpected guests arrive, it would be rude not to invite them in and offer them a bite.

Votes Received = 9
Dinner for Three

Divine Material

Love is the divine material.

Votes Received = 18
Divine Material

Emma Squared

A surprising twist of fate from a knock on the door

Votes Received = 14
Emma Squared

ExperiMental Therapy

Astrid is on a mission, and she’ll need to dig deep within herself to accomplish it. For her own piece of mind, and for the peace of those she cares for most, she’s done taking hits from the same, unrelenting enemy. She taking the fight to them, now, and one way or another, she’s finishing it once and for all.

Votes Received = 7
ExperiMental Therapy

For Sophie

A late night visit from an unwelcome visitor with unexpected intentions leads to difficult questions and even harder decisions.

Votes Received = 242
For Sophie

Four Knocks

The plan was to hold out for midnight.

Votes Received = 9
Four Knocks

Free At Last

She thought she had decided her fate. But one fateful knock on her door showed her that her fate was bigger than just her decision.

Votes Received = 16
Free At Last

Half of a Murder

What happens when one conjoined twin is good and the other evil? Romance turns into murder.

Votes Received = 11
Half of a Murder

Happily Ever After

A woman opens the door to reveal a shocking image from her past.

Votes Received = 8
Happily Ever After

Hey Buddy, Hiya Pal

Two old friends get back in touch.

Votes Received = 8
Hey Buddy, Hiya Pal

It’s Not All What it Seems

Chloe is enjoying her life until she hears a knock on the door. She figures out that her whole life was a lie, will she survive what’s next. Is she just dreaming or has she really been in a coma this whole time?

Votes Received = 14
It’s Not All What it Seems

Judgment Calls

It’s just another day for this vampire until she finds herself host to someone who is anything but ordinary. It’s not every day that an immortal gets visited by Death.

Votes Received = 8
Judgment Calls

Knock Three Times for Murder

Enter a world where a pair of clients seek justice for the murder of a family member and YOU are the private investigator called to action.

Votes Received = 149
Knock Three Times for Murder

Lost

A knock at the door ruins Ram Walker’s planned, quiet night with his husband, and leads to some horrific revelations.

Votes Received = 12
Lost

Lost Souls

Clarence was comfortable with his routine, until what started as a normal night in became the strangest night of his life. And it all began with a knock on the door and an unexpected visitor.

Votes Received = 33
Lost Souls

LOVE SEALED IN BLOOD

Hikers stumble upon a dead body in the Wichita Mountains near Lawton, Oklahoma. When Sergeant Doyle arrives with that fateful knock at Jennifer’s doorstep she at once begins to panic. Her minds races back to the night before and with precise accuracy remembers everything up to the time she is standing over her dead husband’s body with a bloody knife in her hand. Afterwards remains a blur. Why?

Votes Received = 14
LOVE SEALED IN BLOOD

Maroon Stains

On her way home from work to bring pizza to her kids, Beth’s entire life is derailed when she gets into her car and looks up.

Votes Received = 7
Maroon Stains

News Flash

A news anchor finds herself in a situation live on the air – is it what she thinks it is, or is it something completely different?

Votes Received = 12
News Flash

Nova: A Flash Fiction Story

“We only take the best of the best!” An unnamed narrator has applied to work at a company called Nova. Whether accepted for the position or not, the decision will have life-changing repercussions.

Votes Received = 11
Nova: A Flash Fiction Story

On His Terms

He lives a solitary but satisfactory life since the death of his wife. What could possibly pay a visit in the night to his peaceful home that would change everything.

Votes Received = 8
On His Terms

Our Little Annex

A young Jewish girl’s attempt to hide from the Nazis fails.

Votes Received = 9
Our Little Annex

Pizza Fail

A blond elegant lady opens the door for some pizza but she didn’t order any.

Votes Received = 10
Pizza Fail

Plot Twist Entry

There was a knock on the door…

Votes Received = 10
Plot Twist Entry

Price

After a long day at work, Detectove Daniel Price receives an earth shattering knock at the door.

Votes Received = 7
Price

Principium

After a difficult day at work, Cece is ready to just crawl under a rock and vanish. After her pizza of course. But it seems life has something else in store for her…

Votes Received = 9
Principium

Searching for… peace

A short story for internal struggle and the choices a person makes when they are insecure of themselves and what they have.

Votes Received = 7
Searching for… peace

Shadow Candle

Submission for the Plot Twist writing contest

Votes Received = 8
Shadow Candle

Sundown’s Blaze

A man, scarred, hard and on his way to shake hands with death. Pulling up on the hill overlooking Shalom he winced at the burn in his lungs. Feeling the cold around him, he saw the shadows creeping away with the sun. He nodded, acknowledging what fate would bring him that day, and moved the big shouldered chestnut down the hill.

Votes Received = 7
Sundown’s Blaze

Tessa, Interrupted

All Tessa wants to do is read her book. But the universe has other ideas…

Votes Received = 17
Tessa, Interrupted

Thank You, Next

A knock at the door can bring many opportunities. Thank you very much.

Votes Received = 7
Thank You, Next

The Almanac at Nettle Nest

Sarah Josephine Barker’s life is a lie. She just doesn’t know it yet.

Votes Received = 8
The Almanac at Nettle Nest

The Christmas Wreath

The story of the making of a Christmas wreath for a very special uncle.

Votes Received = 19
The Christmas Wreath

The Depravity of His Mind

A sibling recollects the reasoning behind her brother’s suicide.

Votes Received = 184
The Depravity of His Mind

The Earth Job

A planet-destroying alien is mistaken for a human babysitter.

Votes Received = 8
The Earth Job

The Friend

Mary and William start their evening with a fateful knock on the door. But when a young boy is standing at their doorstep, they aren’t sure if they should trust him or not.

Votes Received = 9
The Friend

The hair pin

A crossing guard comes home at night only to receive a strange delivery. What is in the box and how will it change her?

Votes Received = 7
The hair pin

The Long Day

Jessey and Robert’s sibling relationship has struggled due to his alcoholism, but never more than when he shows up on her doorstep after a long day covered in blood and mud. What happened and what part did her brother play? Will there be help for him and reconciliation for them or just more struggles?

Votes Received = 105
The Long Day

The Mailman

The mailman delivers a peculiar package to Ginger’s door containing a book about her life… and her impending death.

Votes Received = 11
The Mailman

The Masked

Kate, a writer for a sci-fi paper, needs an idea for her next article. For inspiration, she heads off to the home of Jackson Trullio, a seemingly insane man going on rants about a certain place he calls “the Antivoid” and its strange, shapeshifting inhabitants, the Masked.

Votes Received = 7
The Masked

The Sacred Hammer

A untold fable about an aging cobbler and his legendary hammer said to bring untold riches.

Votes Received = 7
The Sacred Hammer

The Spinning Sea

A man is at sea, sailing away from his crimes. He feels at peace to be alone. However a knock a familiar face send his world spinning. When he finally realizes what is happening, it too late.

Votes Received = 7
The Spinning Sea

The Wyvern’s Lair

Contest entry in which a knock on the door changes everything.

Votes Received = 17
The Wyvern’s Lair

Though the Sun had Set

The world is often a mysterious place, especially when something as little as a choice determines if you are left with the life you want or the life you know is best.

Votes Received = 11
Though the Sun had Set

Unwanted Knocks

My entry for the short story contest. Kira has endured a long, hot day at work, ready to relax in the coolness of her apartment.
Then someone knocks on her door…

Votes Received = 7
Unwanted Knocks

Working For a Living

After a hellish day a seasoned professional reflects over his experience and performance on the job.

Votes Received = 12
Working For a Living