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Luke Nicolaou

Joined March 2010.

49 stories, 7 challenges, 222 comments, and 4 friends

I’m an Australian student, finishing my final year of high school. I enjoy a good read, and like to try my hand at writing as well, but I never found a great outlet until now! Writing has always been an interest for me, but gaming is my true passion.

Stories

  1. Random Access Memory

    I am unique. The way I see the world around me is so drastically different to the one seen by others, it could be argued that I am not even part of it. Where they see chips and wires, transducers and resistors, I see rolling landscapes filled with vast...

  2. Pulling the Trigger

    Michael pivoted on his heel, reacting on instinct as the slightest sound of a drawing weapon reached his ears. His brain took a microsecond to verify the target while his synapses sent a signal down to his finger, reflexively pulling the trigger. In th...

  3. Punch It!

    “We can’t hold out much longer Cap’n!” cried the helmsman as another laser burst against the shields. The Captain nodded grimly. “Prepare to jump. We’re falling back.” The helmsman punched in the commands on hi...

  4. Precipice

    The light beeping of the monitor was his only reminder that she was still tethered to the land of the living, if precariously posed on its precipice. He sat at her bedside, her hands clenched within his as if protecting her tenuous grasp on life, her b...

  5. Pyro

    I ran for my life down another corridor as a fireball burst off the doorway, instantly igniting the old wood. Deadly energy streaked across the roof, engulfing the age-weakened support beams with their crackling rage. I felt the breath sucked straight ...

  6. Lucid

    I watched in helpless fear as I tried to escape the binds that held me tight. BANG! Another corpse fell over, as the executioner moved up the line. “LET ME GO!” I yelled. The executioner ignored me. BANG! Another of my comrades fell to the ...

  7. Quiet White

    We sat in each others arms for a long time, enjoying the spectacular sunset as it descended behind the mountains in the horizon. Soft, white snowflakes drifted calmly down, beating peacefully against our hair, leaving our ears and noses red in the free...

  8. Hand of God

    “Roger Darcy jumped out of the Empire State Building! He died! It was on TV and everything…” her voice trailed off, as she remembered who she was talking to. “I know” I replied simply. She threw me a disgusted look. “How...

  9. Mind Over Matter

    It was a strangely peaceful watching the war unfold in the city below. There was no gunfire, no blood, no explosions. Just peace. Well, not exactly. Two soldiers locked eyes across the battlefield, their psyches meshing and melding as one fought for do...

  10. Interdiction

    “Sir, we have enemy contacts on the long range scans! Five just came out of FTL.” reported the sensors officer in a flurry of words. “Signatures indicate they’re frigate class sir.” “Dammit” muttered the captai...

  11. The Weight of Command

    The ground shook as the enemy artillery hammered our lines with ruthless force, and enemy soldiers pushed against our bunkers, searching for a weak spot in our defences. “General! Enemy APC’s are hitting the sou’west bunkers!” a...

  12. Dogfight (Challenge Repost)

    “This is Rider 1 to Rider Squadron, please report” “Rider 3 to Rider 1, my scopes are clear. There’s nothing out here” “Rider 6 to Rider 1, I’m all clear. Can we go home now?” “Haha, once Big Bird gives us the all clear, we can highta...

  13. Lost in Translation

    “What does this mean Carto?” someone yelled over the cacophony of sound that filled the hall. I smiled slightly. I had been hoping someone asked that question, a speech already prepared in my mind. “We were brought here for a reason t...

  14. Sacrifice of Men

    “All Rider’s form up on me!” “Copy that Rider 1” “Stick on Omega’s six! We’re too close to let it end now! Omega HAS to get through!” “Rider Squadron, be advised that the Olympus has taken sig...

  15. Snapped (Mature)

  16. The Horrow that Awaits Us All

    They came for us in the morning. They wrenched open the thin flaps on our tent and herded us out at gunpoint. Nearly 20 of us stumbled out of that tiny hell hole, bleary eyed, bruised, beaten and malnourished. The quickly herded us underground, deliver...

  17. Bust

    “All right people listen up!” I yelled, trying to calm down the sea of people surrounding me. “You all know the target! The building has three entrances and two windows and intel suggest at least three occupants have automatic rifles....

  18. Beginning of Madness

    The death of the Corrupt Mother didn’t halt the Cult of Bileletha’s growth, and it swiftly went from being a cult to becoming a religion. Despite the best efforts of law enforcement everywhere, in the space of a month, the Cult of Bileletha...

  19. With Guns Ablaze

    “Stand your ground!!” I yelled as my rifle barked in the silence of the vacuum, sending a trio of rounds at the unseen foe. A salvo of plasma fired replied with a vengeance, throwing up the weak lunar dust as it impacted the ground around m...

  20. Silent City

    I wandered pointlessly through the empty streets, shocked by just how deathly quiet everything was. After The Plague had been released in the War, nearly everybody on the whole planet died. In fact I have yet to meet another survivor. The empty buildin...

  21. The Short Way Down

    Curtis swore lightly under his breath as he shimmied across the outermost building of Falcon’s Point. He had jumped from more than one aeropoli in his life but only ever over water. The ground was a very long way down. He could hear the Plaguebor...

  22. ANZAC Spirit

    We stood silently at attention as the bugle played its long, haunting phrase. Every year since I can remember, April 25th had been a sacred day for our. I looked up at my grandfather, his dark, weary eyes blurred with tears. 95 years ago, his father, m...

  23. Incessant White Noise

    I am trying hard to concentrate on the seemingly meaningless jumble of numbers and letters, trying to make sense of it. Maths has never been my strong point, and the more I try to focus, the more the numbers seemed to swim across the page. But thatR...

  24. Neverending Darkness

    I wandered blindly through the pitch black tunnels underneath The Mountain. I had gotten lost from the guide what seemed like a month ago. Without any light, I couldn’t see my watch and didn’t know just how long I had spent floundering in t...

  25. Door? What door?

    “How do we get in? The doors locked” I stated with a raised eyebrow. “Yeah, so? Since when did that ever stop us?” Stephanie asked wryly. “What have you got this time?” I asked in exasperation. Her plans were always ...

  26. Final Refuge

    The four wheel drive bounced quietly over the empty landscape as the sun slowly peeked over the horizon, igniting the landscape in a fiery orange glow. “We’re gonna have to ditch the car soon” Jess declared. “We’re nearly ...

  27. Burning Skies

    “Rider 1, I’m nearly at bingo fuel, requesting RTB” “Negative 8! The Olympus has taken significant damage, and the landing strip is inoperable!” “I can’t fly on fumes 1!” “We’ve gotta see this...

  28. So what's the plan?

    “So you need to send me into a coma!” Kyle exclaimed, almost maniacally. “How the hell am I supposed to do that?” Jerome asked sceptically. Silence. “You could hit me” Kyle shrugged. “Like, really hard” &...

  29. Not Like the Movies

    The two burly henchmen dragged the cuffed Agent Jim Band into the room. “Did you really think you would get past my security?” Dr Yes chuckled. “I had hoped as much. I wonder who will stop your doomsday plan now?” Jim asked sarc...

  30. Dead Aim

    “Huntsman, you in position?” “Yes sir. I’m ready when you are” I replied as I drew back the heavy bolt of my rifle to chamber a round. “Copy that. Intel says we have twenty plus foot mobiles with a BMP en route, so d...

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