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Foolhearted

Joined April 2010.

33 stories, 0 challenges, 74 comments, and 12 friends

Pretty cool guy, really.

Stories

  1. Untraceable pt2

    “There is always time to panic, later.” Another favorite lesson of my master. I methodically investigated the remains, only managing to dig out a heavy wooden cross half buried among cinders. This cross had been burned but not by this fire....

  2. Mother In Law

    “Oh John! It is so good to see you, It is a shame you couldn’t come up last night with Lily and the kids.” The septuagenarian grandmother had the hunched posture of age, but the broad smile of a young woman. Her eyes, however, were di...

  3. wrenchhead

    Before he was a teenager he was working in his dad’s repair shop. He knew the tools of the trade, and he knew the machines, Ford, Chevy, Dodge. He knew them as well from their workings as he did from behind the wheel. The feel of the cylinders fi...

  4. End of an Era

    He had to have his wife call in to his work. “Tell them he was a close family friend” Although that was a little presumptuous, considering he had never met the man. But, still, he needed the day to make a pilgrimage of sorts, just the few h...

  5. Vision and Reality

    Sonny stood where he pressed himself into the far corner of the loft, arms crossed, head cocked, trying to reconcile the image his eyes gave him and the vision he had begun the day with. This morning, after dreaming, he awoke with the inspiration that...

  6. Lucky Numbers

    Erica stared in disbelief at the creased photocopy, and then at the paused TV. In crisp HD, 6 ping pong ball shapes outlined the numbers 8, 14, 21, 22, 33 and 24. She rifled through her purse to dig out the original. They ALL matched. She stifled her e...

  7. Launch Sequence

    A calm voice came in over the headsets. “FC Reed, initiate sequence.” No sound but the rising hum of the accelerators. “FC Reed. Copy… Initiate sequence. Copy.” The lack of response forced the crew members sharing the cram...

  8. Careless

    I couldn’t care less. I don’t care any more. I could still change my mind, but it won’t change the score. We didn’t really have a choice, we didn’t play, but still lost. Well into the future, we’ll all pay the cost. ...

  9. Resolution

    Another round of drinks? Another night, methinks. An appointment I have dreaded, is headed my direction. One night’s indiscretion, a heart full of apprehension. Reckoning awaiting. Fate won’t be denied. Warmth, bright eyes and smiles, greet...

  10. Untraceable

    It is quite a feat to remove a memory from someone’s mind. My teacher had stressed the importance of preventing one from forming in the first place. Now I could slip in and out of large gatherings unnoticed, or with a little effort, I could pass ...

  11. Woodworker

    “I always admired your work.” “The fact that you can say that is simply tribute to my failure as a father. All of those days I spent toiling at the shop were days I spent hiding from my responsibility at home. I had, and still have no...

  12. Twilight Goodbye

    The family was near the back of the dusk procession, a young man holding a hand of both of his small children. Little Elie didn’t quite know how to feel. “Papa, do you remember when your father went to the Rialty?” Giovan’s eyes...

  13. One of a Kind

    There was only a moment to pause and take a breath. Novan closed his eyes and recalled his Father’s parting words. “When the other members of the council see you, it is not the distinct visage of the Preeoreth, or the transluscent skin tone...

  14. The Enlightened

    Man has always attempted to explain that which we could not understand. Given the amount of data they had, it is understandable why early humans believed the earth was flat. Even millenia after science proved that the Earth was not the center of the un...

  15. Just Get Me There

    Only 30 miles to go, and here I am, broke down on the side of the highway with cars flying by. I could pop the hood, then what? What good would that do? You see those people broke down on the side of the road with the hood open and they’re starin...

  16. First Steps

    “Tell me what I’m looking at.” There in the middle of the observation room was a small electronics housing with four aluminum appendages, which at present were flailing wildly. “A blank slate, its the Trinibot body with the prog...

  17. Day In, Day Out

    Ajax heard the conversation in the break room and felt the need to jump in. “Ha! Immortality. I tell you what, if something sounds to good to be true, then it probably is.” “Who could afford that anyway? The crazy rich. You don’...

  18. Protector

    The gates to the cathedral were framed with rough cut stone formed in an impressive arch. Perched above, an enormous stone gargoyle stood watch like it had for a century. Tonight, like most nights lately, its thoughts were filled with the myriad of sec...

  19. Loop Back

    Though viewing a loopback was familiar, the experience was still a little unsettling. My immediate field of vision shifted to the periphery as the lecture that had taken place hours ago replayed from my perspective as though I was still standing in Sto...

  20. Last Wish

    He could feel her in his arms, the wedding dress beneath his fingers as he held her. He could smell the sweet scent of her hair. He could see her face smiling up at him. They danced. He awoke alone in their apartment, holding only the gray sheets in th...

  21. Flyboys

    22 minutes after it left, the rotillery came swooping back. “New guy, look out!” Rolo hit the deck just as the machine pulled up short and came to a stop, hovering above the pair. “Hehe, New guy.” Fitz chuckled. Rolo sprang back...

  22. Secret of a Hack

    I am no ordinary pirate. My special set of skills have seen to place me in a rather elevated status among the men, and of untold utility to the captain. To say more, I am about the only one aboard the ship experienced with the application of treatment ...

  23. Graveyard shift at the Zoo

    I only paused to wipe the sweat off my brow with my forearm. “You know, I just don’t sweat, never have, I can jog, do a heavy workout, even if it’s hot out like this I never worry about it, I can…” I tuned him out as he we...

  24. Sibling Rivalry

    I used to hate having my brother follow me around on the playground. He was only a year younger than I was, but even then, the two of us were so different. If I was on the slide, he wanted to be on the slide. If I was climbing the bars, he would climb ...

  25. Hero in his own mind

    “This is it, this is what I have been waiting for.” Bobby exhaled long and hard and stared down the bay doors that separated him from glory. His palms were slick with sweat and he was tapping both feet on the ground in double time, full of ...

  26. Judgement

    It is with great disappointment that I find myself preparing this judgement. As part of this society that has founded itself on the principles of free writing and the ability to represent ourselves through our words, we believe that once we have crafte...

  27. Final Decision

    One of us had to die. So it was her, then me.

  28. Last Goodbye

    “Goodbye” she said, as she turned and walked out the door, letting it shut softly behind her. This isn’t the first time we’ve fought, but it feels different. The other times we’d yell and scream at each other, and it would...

  29. Letting Go

    “That’s the last of it, I spent some time going through my place. This box has everything else I had left. Pictures of us, movie ticket stubs, even that stupid shirt I bought when we took that trip up north. Also, I found this notebook from...

  30. Morning

    Carole was wrapped in a bathrobe, finishing up a mocha along with the Sunday paper. The sun was shining brightly in the window, the landscape outside alive with the activity of a spring morning. Feeling whimsical Carole found her horoscope at the botto...

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  • Robert Quick
  • shadowlight
  • August Rode
  • Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)
  • Judith Burton
  • Qwertyuiop
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  • The Ghost in the Machine LoA