Stories by: Ellen


A Call Never Made
13 votes, average: 4.08 out of 513 votes, average: 4.08 out of 513 votes, average: 4.08 out of 513 votes, average: 4.08 out of 513 votes, average: 4.08 out of 5    4.1/5
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The drive should have taken about an hour. The ride was¬†routine and Hans was familiar with the country roads, even in the¬†early darkness of the fall evening. He had been driving this route¬†for twenty years and his patients were expecting …

The Last Pirate
10 votes, average: 4.10 out of 510 votes, average: 4.10 out of 510 votes, average: 4.10 out of 510 votes, average: 4.10 out of 510 votes, average: 4.10 out of 5    4.1/5
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It was the first real hot day of the summer and my mother had excused us right after lunch, telling us to go outside and play. She had enough of us hanging about. “Don’t slam the screen door.” I think …

It’s Over
4 votes, average: 3.50 out of 54 votes, average: 3.50 out of 54 votes, average: 3.50 out of 54 votes, average: 3.50 out of 54 votes, average: 3.50 out of 5    3.5/5
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The streets were crowded and yet John felt loneliness cling to him like a¬†wet blanket.¬†¬† He was walking out of the city proper, passing people who nodded in¬†his direction, some who looked familiar to him. ¬†¬†He was unable to place …

FINALLY CHRISTMAS
7 votes, average: 3.86 out of 57 votes, average: 3.86 out of 57 votes, average: 3.86 out of 57 votes, average: 3.86 out of 57 votes, average: 3.86 out of 5    3.9/5
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Evening was beginning to fall in the small town of¬†Bakers, Maine. It had snowed heavily earlier in the day and the temperatures were hovering very close to freezing. The weather service promised it would only get colder as the holiday …

My Confession
5 votes, average: 3.60 out of 55 votes, average: 3.60 out of 55 votes, average: 3.60 out of 55 votes, average: 3.60 out of 55 votes, average: 3.60 out of 5    3.6/5
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‚ÄúMY CONFESSION‚ÄĚ The walk back to the church was treacherous. There was construction work being done to the church‚Äôs basement and that combined with the driving rain made it a regular obstacle course for Father Michael. ¬†He was on his …

The Accountant
6 votes, average: 3.67 out of 56 votes, average: 3.67 out of 56 votes, average: 3.67 out of 56 votes, average: 3.67 out of 56 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5    3.7/5
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The Accountant Howard Canon was a small man, well rounded and not without an unpleasant face. He had two patches of gray hair on either side of his head, leaving the top and middle shining like a billiard ball. He …