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Army Life - having fun while on guard duty

It was the middle of winter and I had the good fortune of being on guard duty which involved keeping an eye on the M113 troop carriers and the perimeter of the compound....

Chris Simmons
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A 15hr train journey in the wrong cabin - Part 1

I was in China and travelling from Jinan to Xian - that's a 15hr train journey (and that's if the train decides to go fast)....

Nick Bennett
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You Had Just One Job

It’s sunny. It’s party time. For 4 year olds. It’s 1998. My sister is turning 4. The party is being held in a huge park near our house....

Nick O'Connell
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Why is it called bytestories?

This is a place for "byte-sized" stories and there is a 1500 character (about 250 words) limit for two main reasons. Firstly, we want you to know that "War and Peace" isn't required to leave your mark. Secondly, it takes about 2 minutes to read each story meaning you can head here whenever you want a quick (and entertaining) read.