Given than BBSes were an unlimited potential of cross-country publishing, it's no wonder that hundreds of would-be authors took it upon themselves to fill file directories with fiction, prose, and poetry. In the first few years, you normally had stories that were being told with a specific purpose, such as to bring awareness to an important issue of self-expression or computers. But as time went on, and there was more space available, you could see all sorts of literary work make itself known. There were even a few BBSes dedicated to nothing but fiction and writing.
Also buried here are transcriptions of old fables or stories, dating back who knows how many decades.