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  13:12:47  20 February 2006
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Amoki
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4 days ago

“Deep breath”, he told himself. “Hold it, hold it, hold it…”

“Beep!”

The Mk.23 was drawn. Target practice was on. Almost immediately 2 cardboard targets in red revealed themselves in the middle, and Bogdan did not hesitate to double-tap it: once in the torso, once on the head. Both shots were dead-on.

Third and fourth target popped down in front of him, from both left and right and started to move backwards. With deadly precision the shots got to the legs first, then the body. Incapacitate running suspects, before shooting them dead, he told himself.

Third round: 2 targets revealed themselves. Wait – different look, slow on the trigger. Green target with a red target obscured from behind. Hostage situation. Reds are hostiles, greens are friendly, the innocent. Shoot the red!

A shot later, the bullet nailed on the head of the red target spot on.

“Well done, well done indeed,” a husky voice came behind him, applauding his marksmanship. “Impressing shooting. So what can I do for you, Ivanov? You ask of me but said you rather want to have it done here. Why?”

“I wish to resign, Mr. Kuchma.”

There was an obvious unpleasant look on his employer’s face. His blue eyes showed sign of disbelief.

“Ivanov Bogdan – you are absolutely sure you want to resign… for what?”

“Personal issues. I need to take care of them,” The response was short and curt.

“Ivanov, I’m not going to be happy of this. You are a damn good security operator; everyone who can afford us wants a piece of you.” The boss took out a cigarette and lit it up, before take a deep drag. He always did it before making a momentous decision.

“Who gave you a better offer? I’ll double it. Money’s not a problem, just tell me how much cut you want from every contract we have.”

Ivanov merely shook his head. “Money is not the problem. I need to take care of something which I need to take care of long time ago. I want out.”

“Are you coming back?” The person known as Mr Kuchma enquired. Bogdan looked at the man with grey hair, at least where there still was hair, and answered in his typical no-nonsense manner.

“When it’s done, when I’m coming back, I will. Is my resignation effective immediately as of the contract we’ve come to agree before I signed on?”

‘Yeah. Good luck, Ivanov. I really do hope you come back, but I am going to be very, very angry if I found out you are working with someone else. ” Mr Kuchma wasn’t altogether impressed with this sudden departure.

As he walked out of the building of the security consultancy organisation he worked for, a few former colleagues who overheard the conversation said: “ The Kholodnie Glaza has left.”

“The Cold Eyes” was a nickname given to him by his former associates. He was known to be the only security consultant in Kiev known to be able to shoot someone without batting an eyelid – he did so before, even went as far as to incapacitate screaming bank robbers who were running away when their attempted robberies were met with dismal failure because of him. He was also known for his cold, introverted behaviour, never spoke to anyone unless necessary and never seem to have any sort of emotion on his face. No one even knew whether he had a family or not.

Perhaps that was why no one knew what he was going to do after that.
  10:36:12  8 January 2006
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Amoki
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I might continue this story.

Summer is getting bored here, you can't sunbath or something because of the high UV index here (which is due to the Ozone layer, our position being closer to the Sun... and our clean air surprisingly). No wonder pregnancy rate and birth control pills sales are increasing around New Zealand lately.
  08:47:36  17 May 2005
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Siro
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Amoki, just send me all the materials and plot storyline and I'll do the rest. I'll ask you something before I do it and you be the judge if it will work with your story.
  21:41:21  16 May 2005
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beowulfstalker
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am i the only who thought that it was really good. lol
  07:06:29  27 April 2005
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Amoki
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Hey siro, we have to put the the co-author thingie on hold. I have 2 holiday assignments that I have to rush through. I probably haven't give you enough details to work on, so just give the idea a good rest until next week.

In the mean time, get yourself MSN messenger, you will find it handy when we discuss the story,
  18:57:46  21 March 2005
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Siro
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"2 AP rounds piercing the internal organs of a Hammer Squad leader"
That's the most violence you ever wrote? Impressive! Very impressive! How is it possible to write a story with virtually no violence the still captures [and keeps] the interests of today's typical reader?! Nice job man!! Guinness material, man!! Keep it up!
  10:01:26  20 March 2005
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Amoki
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Yeah, now I'm even more discouraged. You're story really draws the interest of the reader, you just want to find out more about the remaining people and the assassin's background.

I also detect some foreshadowing [an unhappy end perhaps?], really mysterious, yet not boring. Also, really detailed, feels like the Matrix's "bullet time" at some points. Really great job, what else would someone expect from the Literary Contest Forum's Head Honcho? Keep on writing! Great story dude!
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Damn straight about the main character. I intend to keep the spotlight on the main character until nearly the end of the story. The main character will be sort-of like Shylock (from Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare) - someone you will sympathize in the end if you think about him thoroughly/

There may be a huge possibility that I may not finish this story, a large part of it due to the unhealthy amount of violence contained in this story. The last time I have wrote anything with violence was a scene where 2 AP rounds piercing the internal organs of some 'Hammer' squad leader
  09:31:38  19 March 2005
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Siro
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Yeah, now I'm even more discouraged. You're story really draws the interest of the reader, you just want to find out more about the remaining people and the assassin's background.

I also detect some foreshadowing [an unhappy end perhaps?], really mysterious, yet not boring. Also, really detailed, feels like the Matrix's "bullet time" at some points. Really great job, what else would someone expect from the Literary Contest Forum's Head Honcho? Keep on writing! Great story dude!
  18:27:49  15 March 2005
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UltimaGecko
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I'll see what I can do. Unfortunately I wont be able to read it until at least next weak (probably two weeks, because my computer probably wont be with me over spring break). I've got one awesome 5-6 page paer (Thursday); another exciting 7-9 page paper (with sources - over break) and another easy 2-3 page paper (laughably, also over break).


Anyway, it seems it was written/posted October 2004; it can wait another week or two . If I can bring my computer I'll probably get it by next week, though (very little to do over break without a computer, actually).

Pffft, I also have to work on my programming, mapping and writing. I need one of them whatcha-call-'ems ...time machines (all, except that time machine acquisition, which require my computer ).


...back to my paper.
  05:27:46  15 March 2005
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Amoki
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Seems fairly good for a beginning - depending a lot on what happens next. Generally books and movies like to start with their cool 'action packed introductions' but it could be all downhill depending on his motives (much like my ending kind of drags my story down ...along with the fact it would need to be like 100 pages to flesh out the characters properly as intended).

Anyway, grammarically it's fairly solid (numerous problems, but none of them actually bring down coherency)...for example:

He cringed, closed his eyes to stop the flood of memory. No, not now. He did not want to be remembered of them now.

I would recommend memory be pluralized.
'did not want to be remembered of' should either be 'did not want to be reminded of' or 'did not want to remember'.


Anyway, could be a good start (don't worry about universities, I wrote mine while attending university (which I'm still attending).
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Hey, Gecko, I have a great idea. Do you want to be the permanent fan-fiction reviewer in this forum? There is no "special" status for you, but I can promote you to be a permanent VIP just like Grisly Silence.

Think about it, and review "Fallen" in this contest. Once I see a complete review from you, you'll be promoted
 
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