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BiC

Joined January 2012 and calls his old profile home.

94 stories, 5 challenges, 321 comments, and 15 friends

I’m a lubber not a writer.

Stories

  1. Frozen

    The frigid air raised its ominous hand and slapped my face. Needles, thousands upon thousands of cold metal pins pierced my nose and forehead. As an icy assassin, it slowly moved down my neck, grabbing my throat, squeezing, stealing my breath, squeezin...

  2. HOLLYWOODLAND

    They found her body high above Santa Monica Valley. Under wisps of white clouds, among a mountain’s majestic monochromes, deep dark grays, lucid livid light and nestled in vibrant vegetation, there she laid, young, beautiful and dead. Cannon and ...

  3. Scrabbled

    Zachary quickly thumbed through the dictionary. “You’ve got to be joking! ‘Xenogamy’ isn’t a word.” “What do you mean it ’isn’t a word’? Valarie’s face reddened. “Unfortunately for...

  4. Big Boy's

    The room reeked with the smell of sour grapes. A man shook in his shoes. The clerk, a scarred and scraped brute with firm black hair, a beast with the face of a boy of ten or twelve years, eyed his “New Hire” form. The man saw a far off loo...

  5. Hope's

    “Everything I do is wrong. Feels like I’ve never done anything right! Maybe I’d be ‘better off dead’? Probably screw up suicide too.” – Hope

  6. Origin: Dark Horse

    Light from the world above faded. Drips of water echoed in the distance. The Baetylus Stone in hand, it casting its eerie glow, Akmal drifted deeper into the darkness. “Stand down!” A voice called out from the blackness below. Dropping, he ...

  7. Origin: The Key

    “Tabitha – ‘just vanished’?” Akmal raised an eyebrow. “How?” “I’ve no idea.” Ziegler wiped her bifocals. “We were in the West chamber…” “Of the Barrow?” Ziegler n...

  8. Origin: Old Friends

    Traffic has been stopped on the A344 next to Stonehenge. The harrowway is now dug up, but soon to be grassed over… click …told BBC News ‘the work would improve the experience for visitors.’ – "I have always had an int...

  9. Origin: Secrets

    Pearl wings reflected the setting sun, above a sapphire sea, among the wisps of clouds. The cabin phone rang steadily. “At altitudes such as this, Arabic coffee provides its finest bitterness.” Akmal slurped his fenjan. “Wouldn’...

  10. Origin: The Royal

    Le Royal Hôtel d’Ammān towered over the city like a single white pillar bracing up a boundless azure sky. People gathered as a long black limousine pulled slowly under the palm laden eave; all hoping to catch sight of Arabian Royalty. The groun...

  11. Origin: The Shaft

    Night’s shadow fell on the Valley of Moses. Dim light from stone dwellings provided Akmal and his steed a quiet course to the broken arch at the entrance of al-Sīq. Beyond a fallen abutment, a voice whispered. “Sand makes so little sound.&...

  12. Connections

    On August 2, 2083 the orange sky turned to grey. The dawning of that new day forever changed our planet. Cyborgs swarmed through city streets worldwide. Like locust, they devoured everything in their path. Beijing, Cairo, London, Los Angeles, Mexico Ci...

  13. Reactions

    The jig was up. Everyone scattered. Another whistle; more gunfire. Joe saw the brick behind him start to splinter. His heart sunk; his legs felt heavy. This time, they were firing at him! “Bill!” That same mysterious voice called. “Wh...

  14. Origin: The Cave of Thieves

    He entered the throat of a tremendous ravine. The arid precipices surrounding him stood more than a thousand feet high and for the most part completely perpendicular. Clouds of pigeons flocked to what the villagers called the hamâm in the rocks high a...

  15. Burning Both Ends

    William Joseph Eddington walked from chaos to tranquility. Be it all but for a moment, the spinning door of the MSB Building in downtown Los Angeles allowed him an opportunity to leave the hubbub of city life and enter a Shangri-La of silence. He knew ...

  16. Little Orphan Abi

    Their conversation turned placid when the barmaid approached. Bouffant blonde hair billowed over a thin brown hairband. Sea-green eyes hid behind blue-black mascara and bright orange eye shadow. Soft pink cheeks and shimmering red lips offered a simple...

  17. Mounties Against Drunk Equestrianism

    Hank pushed through the swinging doors and stared slowly across the sky. He said goodbye to another saloon, in a cold Manitoba town, under another tequila sunrise. Hank was a hired hand, working on the dreams he planned to try. Drinking made the days g...

  18. Foot the Bill

    ‘We remind you to please wait until inside the terminal to use any electronic devices.’ It seemed stuck, so he jerked his executive-tote from the compartment. ‘On behalf of Allegiant Airlines and the entire crew, I’d like to welcome...

  19. Hole in the Head

    Time and space fell into oblivion. The sleeper slipped into unconsciousness. He found himself again, outstretched on the bed and alone, but the air no longer had the same sour sent. A fresh coat of paint and the gentle sting of new carpet touched his n...

  20. Psychosis

    The curtains did not close completely and so light found its way through. With a laptop, in a hotel room on the Strip, he told a story that no one heard. The story was her story, it was their story. She was with him, at his side, on the bed. He knew he...

  21. Recession - II

    Humanity sat at the edge of disintegration. Two boys followed a trail of broken concrete grafted in and between parched vegetation. They walked, past twisted wooden beams and emaciated structures, toward the end; the house at the bottom of a long and f...

  22. Liddil Did I Know

    This old man He wrote ficlets He wrote ficlets on Ficly. With a lightning bolt as his avatar he became a Ficly star! You know, I always thought of you as my crazy little sister. Then you told me the picture was your crazy sister and I was devastated. I...

  23. Pocket Pistols

    November 1963: Jim knows his nab is packing heat but finding the Baby Browning proves more like finding a syringe in a hospital than a needle in hay. For each firearm discovered, two others are uncovered, tucked discreetly in the folds of a fancy pinst...

  24. The Errant King Returns

    A maniacal laugh echoes from the Hallway. Elsha and THX search desperately for its source. Just outside the Elevator they pause as the voice booms, “Your to late!” “I recognize that bad grammar,” Elsha admits. “But…&...

  25. Blasted 9: Redux

    Meanwhile, in another corner of the galaxy… Broken Droids – pieces and parts – are piled in every nook and cranny of an under-ground workshop. An old man sits at a table with a magnifier over one eye. Hundreds of miniature watch pieces lay scatte...

  26. Wing's Sermon

    Brothers and Sisters, you’ll recall a time when dark clouds engulfed our deep turquoise skies. A time before McKee, Reynolds, Platzman and I walked afar and far below, on the desolate ocean floor, in search of an oasis. In search of a promise of ...

  27. ∞ Buy1n9 T1m3 ∞

    CALL PROGRAM; BUYING TIME Processing… Image; >static frame >>grassy knoll >>>lofty trees encircle Father’s arm; >outstretched Flying disk; >hanging >>in midair Teenage son; >readying >>for the catch Li...

  28. Buying Time

    CALL 1-888-BUY-TIME A static frame displays a grassy knoll encircled by lofty trees; a father with outstretched arms, a flying disk hanging in midair, a teenage son readying for the catch. In the foreground; a little girl in pigtails, her hands held be...

  29. Eternal Sunshine of the Spammer's Mind

    Oh boy, it is the first day on the new job and I’ve already been tasked with selling others to my small business’ services of the cloud hostings. Think of it, this is my first real job out of college and I already have much responsibility. I am...

  30. Breached (prose)

    Through his reflection in the glass, Johnathon watched the city dwellers scurry to-and-fro far below him. The high-rise office suite at the pinnacle floor of the Sinclair building provided him the opportunity, while its windows stretching from floor to...

BiC's Friends (15)

  • August 2nd
  • Robert Quick
  • Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)
  • Scurvy Swab
  • As Large as Alone
  • Tad Winslow
  • ElshaHawk (LoA)
  • awayken
  • 32 ^2
  • JonB
  • Angela LaFey
  • remembrancer
  • ipe
  • TwixGrinder
  • Drake West

BiC's Followers (15)

  • August 2nd
  • Robert Quick
  • Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)
  • Scurvy Swab
  • As Large as Alone
  • Tad Winslow
  • ElshaHawk (LoA)
  • awayken
  • 32 ^2
  • JonB
  • Angela LaFey
  • remembrancer
  • ipe
  • TwixGrinder
  • Drake West