Photo by Austin Chan on Unsplash

Photo by Austin Chan on Unsplash

The Forest

Originally posted on Stories by Ryan Barnard-Stoker:
Photo by Phoebe Strafford on Unsplash The red flags were obvious. There was no trail, there were no signs, and he couldn’t hear the traffic from the highway anymore. He knew he had walked too far. Dave had stumbled into the deepest reaches of the forest. Nobody had…

Grandpa Dinosaur

The walls were shaking from the thunder. The low rumble was scary to George. He hated thunder. His mother used to read him his favorite story in moments like these. When it thundered, he would remember the one about dinosaurs, one of the same stories that his grandpa used to read to his mother as […]

The Grim Truth (Part 2)

“Jess!” Van screamed.  “Death is on your doorstep, Jess!” Van laughed. Shadow let out another sigh. “Who the hell is this?” Jess asked as she opened to door. “Mr. Van calls me Shadow.” “You named him like a dog. Great Halloween costume. Too bad it’s May, but I love it. I want a costume exactly […]

The Grim Truth (Part 1)

Van stared at the stars and wondered how he came to wake up in the middle of the forest. He rolled onto his side to admire the bloody hand prints on the tree by the river. He was sure it was his work of art. After all, he had a knack for finding himself in […]


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My name is Ryan. I have been writing for years in my journal. I’m also a father, a student and I work full time. Being this busy has really shown me how to make the most of my time. If you stay entertained by my stories, I will have done my job. There will be short stories broken into parts and I will also talk about stories from my life. I welcome feedback, whether good or bad. The only way we get better is by knowing what we need to work on. Thank you for taking the time to join me on my writing journey.

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