ONE – by Reza

November 12, 2013

CHOICE/SEED

Utter nothingness – not even blackness. No time. No Space.
However, . . . there is one “thing”: consciousness – pure, timeless consciousness; though it is not even aware of its own presence. And that’s all.

Then, for some reason, after an unimaginable aeon, it seems it is “time”. This consciousness simply chooses to become “something”. Maybe it is “bored” of its own loneliness, though it can’t possibly have any idea of boredom whatsoever. Or, perhaps, something even more incomprehensibly deeper within that consciousness already “knows” what it wants: it wants to live, to experience life. earth-11009_640But this consciousness, with its will to become “alive”, isn’t yet aware that in order to live, it has to go through an unimaginably long process of evolution. It is unaware that with its wish for creating a world in order to be able to see the world, it has already set in motion a gigantic apparatus of pain and suffering, with occasional, but highly disproportionate moments of peace and joy.
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THE CHOCOLATE-SCENTED BREEZE – by Jim Cort

November 11, 2013
“Parents behind the line, please. We’ve got to separate the adults from the children.”
The harried woman in the yellow sweatshirt passed up and down the rippling line of children and parents. “We can’t start the Easter egg hunt until all parents are behind the line, please.”
Bill Willoughby, was jostled by the retreating parents. His daughter Jennifer Anne, five years old, turned and waved to him, smiling. The green lawn of the park spread out before her, dotted with multi-colored eggs. She held his baseball cap in her hands to hold the eggs she would find, since Daddy had forgotten a basket.
pick-and-mix-171342_640 Bill waved back and called out, “Good luck Jen.” The siren of the nearby fire engine sounded and the children surged forward, followed in a moment or two by the adults. Bill moved through the confusion, stepping over the occasional trampled egg and past the occasional bewildered child, too slow or too timid to have found anything.
Jennie stood on the path, a survivor, holding the laden baseball cap.
“How did you do, Jen?”
“Uh huh, I got seven. I got a number one too, see? Number sixteen”
“That’s my girl. That means you win a prize.”
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Zeitgeist der Jugend – by Juliette Stenzel

November 7, 2013

This short story is only available in German.

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Happy Halloween! Congratulations to the winners of our Halloween competition!

October 31, 2013

Thank you for joining our Halloween competitions. We had so much fun reading your Black Story results and getting your scary Halloween pictures.

The winners of the Black Stories have been selected and will be notified by email.

Here are the results for our Black Stories:

SOLUTION 1: The groom had resorted to silver rings in order to save money. As he was just about to put the ring on his bride’s finger, she got frightened and ran out of the Registry Office. The young vampire had never shown her true self to her husband.

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Tips for Authors 2.0: Writing SEO texts made easy

October 11, 2013 clickworker blog 3 Comments

What actually distinguishes a SEO text from other texts? The aim of SEO texts is to improve the search engine ranking of specific web pages and keywords. In order for the search engine optimization (SEO = Search Engine Optimization) to be successful, the texts must contain issue-specific keywords that must be unique and appealing to the readers.

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