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Raymond Finn

Joined February 2010 and calls Ficlets Memorial home.

52 stories, 4 challenges, 128 comments, and 3 friends

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Stories

  1. Angel

    “Hi. You don’t know me, and this is going to sound very strange.” “I was told to give this to you.” It was the most convincing lie I’d ever told. I handed her a sealed envelope. She guardedly took it, never taking he...

  2. Freedom.

    The gates close behind me. I inhale deeply. The airs not fresh, but it’s fresher than inside. There’s no-one here to greet me. Expected as much. A year with nothing to do means I’m a lot trimmer than I used to be. Exercise in the yard...

  3. Sleepless

    The thick wooden beams supporting the roof, towered over me. Judging me. I had never realised how sinister they looked. Their dark knots fixed unblinking at my sleeping form. I shifted slightly in the bed. Was that a breeze? Did I leave a window open? ...

  4. Uni-mind

    Entropy doesn’t exist in hyperspace, and since a lesser version of me moved my higher mental functions to this place, I no longer forget things. So I remember that it all started with a technological implementation of telepathy which amounted to ...

  5. Requieat en Pace

    “We need separate beds” she muttered as she put the pillow over her one exposed ear. Her elbow ‘accidentally’ found his solar plexus, bringing him to wakefulness with a start. “Ow!” “Well at least you’re ...

  6. The Prodigal daughter

    She moaned, just like her mother. ..-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.

  7. It's better to think in Hell, than recite in Heaven.

    If you’re the sort of person who craves authority figures telling you what to do, who likes rules and regulations, who doesn’t like to work things out for himself.. well, heaven is perfect for you. You’ll love it. But if you’re ...

  8. In a flash

    “What was that then?” “Your life.” ..-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.

  9. Pros and Cons

    Till Death do us part? Lawyers’ll charge less for a murder trial.

  10. In Somnium Veritas

    As usual, when the dream turned lucid, I started looking at everything around me in the dreamscape in close detail. It was incredibly detailed, and a quick test showed me that it was all under my control. Ah Lucid Dreaming. The poor man’s Holodec...

  11. Imagine there's no heaven...

    In 1992, we discovered “mirror neurons”, an artefact in the human brain responsible for empathy. When we put ourselves in other peoples shoes, imagine how they feel, or sympathise with someone, these neurons fire up and can be seen under an...

  12. Angel

    How much would you pay to change someone’s life? To open their minds to a wider universe? To have a great story to tell your friends? To feel better about yourself? I had gone to New York on a whim, see? It could have been any other city or count...

  13. A non-ending in search of an ending.

    “Don’t turn around.” My hand froze next to the light switch and I dropped my laptop case to the floor in fright. The sound of expensive electronics smashing to pieces failed to register at all. “Do not turn around Dad, but it...

  14. The little book of horrible truths

    You and everyone you know, will die. He who increases knowledge, increases sorrow. No matter who you vote for, the government always gets in. Ignorance really is bliss. Some folks want that bliss, and will lash out if you try to take it away from them....

  15. Children of the Corn

    He who walks between the rows Avoids the breezes as he goes. From stalk to stalk he tracks his prey, A sharpened scythe with which to slay No rhyme, no reason and no recourse He reaps the corn with no remorse. Tall stalks, and short. Long lines of corn...

  16. What I thought would happen

    The bomb detonates. The candidates are thrown back to where they came from. But where they came from is not the “real” timeline anymore. In LA-X, the alternate timeline created by Jughead, we see how the candidates lives would have gone wit...

  17. What next?

    “Finally! It’s ready. We go live at 16:00” “Hah!” I laughed. “What else could go wrong?” As my boss walked away, I said to myself “Yes, what else can go wrong?” I’d already sabotaged the refri...

  18. Return to scene (Mature)

  19. Mommy said

    “Tidy your room,” Mommy used to say. My mommy that is. I used to tell her that I was a good boy. I always put my toys away. But in the morning there was a mess on my floor. Every time. Whatever I put away under my bed the night before would...

  20. Thaw

    I have no idea what year it is. I’ve tried asking, but I don’t think they understand the question. This room is a Trek-like holodeck, and they don’t seem to want me to leave. I don’t even know if this is Earth to be honest. Or a...

  21. Unto the seventh generation

    “And these statues?” “We think they represent gods, or other figures of worship. There’s so much we don’t know.” They stumbled through the rubble and the wreckage, of this large building complex, left behind when hum...

  22. Two Love Letters (never sent)

    (From Her) Tomorrow is your birthday… and I don’t know if I should email you, to remind you that I still remember. I don’t know if you would want me to. You let my last birthday pass silently. Christmas too. Have you forgotten me that quick...

  23. Hyde. Seek.

    The blade slid back into the walkingstick sheath, dropping only a few crimson blots on the London cobblestones. The man called “Jack” ran giggling into the dark, one gloved hand bringing a bloody portion of her heart to his mouth. “Ru...

  24. Plead

    No one ever tells you when you become a marine. It’s something you know. It’s the difference between the day when your friend laughs and says “Hell, we’ll make a marine out of you yet!” and the day you hear someone say abo...

  25. Penny wise -

    It had all gone horribly wrong, but so slowly that we didn’t realise. The weather turned, the pack mule died, Jim broke his leg… any single thing was just a minor hiccup on our ascent. But all three together so close to the summit? Disaster...

  26. The Ghost of Downing Street

    Jon liked to body bounce. In the long years since the plague took him and virtually everyone he knew, he had mastered the art of slipping into a persons body and resting behind their eyes. He would stay for a time, just observing, silently nudging when...

  27. Bar Abba

    “You are not my father!” A hateful accusation when it comes from your own child. But oh, pity the poor child who hears the man he calls father reply “I know.” Yosef continued to work the wood with his tools, barely raising his eyes to the young...

  28. Posted anonymously.

    As a doctor, you learn not to be squeamish. Familiarity means that when you slide the blade along the skin, you know exactly what’s going to happen. Measured steady movements of the hands allow precise layers of skin, fat, muscle, to be divided a...

  29. Legends lie.

    We didn’t mind that there were no red haired girls to greet passengers at the airport. The taxi into the city was a rip off, but most cities are like this. Then we saw the streets and our hotel. There was litter everywhere. And from the hotel win...

  30. Dick and Jane

    See Dick. Dick is a small boy. See Jane. Jane is a small girl. Dick and Jane are friends. See Dick play. See Jane play. See the friends play a game. This is Spot. Spot is a dog. What does Spot see? See Spot bark. Bark Spot, bark! Warn Dick! Warn Jane! ...

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