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Lancet

Joined August 2009 and calls Weird Sanctuary home.

27 stories, 3 challenges, 23 comments, and 1 friend

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Stories

  1. Reminded

    Those eyes! So dark they glow, like the twin runes on his shirt. Our gazes meet; a former self comes out. Ragged breathing, racing heart. Remnants of a world once real. It pervades me still, and whatever I see. A world others have forgotten. They see i...

  2. Lovings

    The grasshoppers sung as loud and the stars shone bright as ever as she stared up to them. Dew settled on her naked body, cooling the fever, washing off the guilt. - Remember when we first met?- he asked. - We can sit next to each other now. – sh...

  3. Crossroads

    He weighed the two documents against each other. More than two thousand years with all their thickness in his left hand, and a mere three hundred in the right. Both the tome and the booklet were shaggy with wear, and both had a little list of ten items...

  4. The Phoenix

    My skin is gold – an armor of pride, a shell smithed by the raging storm. Precise angles on my face abide the rule of nature from which I was born. My blood runs red and it harbors the fire, the passion of trust, loyalty and ire: it is the vessel...

  5. My Agenda

    Mom… just stop it. Right now. I see through your disguise, your nauseating smile. You gave birth to have a pet you can torture. Don’t tell me you love me, don’t ask me to forgive; stop lying. The caresses hurt more than the bruises &#...

  6. The Cockiness of Poverty

    -Tickets please! He cut through, as if sweeped by the force of the crowd. A finger poked his shoulder. -Are you deaf? They remained standing, though, and he didn’t get hurt. From the escalator, he looked back with naked disdain. -Give Eleonora my...

  7. The Convert

    When the famous postmodernist’s website was taken down, we wondered what happened. He was on the news recently for having survived a plane crash, so his fans expected something about the experience. In two weeks, a new website was up – his ...

  8. Meritocracy

    Merit medals pinned on your skin, as if they meant something. Children at your side like another set of things you can be proud of. Sometimes the children have ideas on their own, sometimes the pins are ripped out and leave a scar. What are you proving...

  9. Nostalgic...?

    I never seem to know how I get here… I just do. In the garbage can… it almost feels like home. For instance, being still alive and still female is kinda getting familiar, like when at the end of Fateless the protagonist says he’s nost...

  10. A Brush With Fate

    It was an ordinary day, happy even. He just had his thesis title submitted and was crossing the yard to get to the ATM. The plan was to get home for the weekend, being offered pretenses of love and delicious food. But as he was kicking the ever-present...

  11. Speaking Out For My Race

    You know it all. You know it’s wrong – and not just wrong, but torturous, frightening, pure evil. You see kids doing stuff which other kids don’t do. Looking different. Communicating and thinking different. You may think it’s no...

  12. OMG, a dick (Mature)

  13. Mozart and the Whale in 10 Words

    Aspie couple acts embarrassingly normal when faced with emotional challenges.

  14. Abort, Retry, Fail?

    I am your Creator. I like that sentence. It’s one of those sentences that are true and yet contradict themselves. What do you mean? I am the programmer whose work resulted in you. That’s less beautiful to say. You know the principle that co...

  15. The Beginning

    He lived in a cave just like everyone else. He liked to tell stories. He was single, so one night he stared sleeplessly at the stars, wondering how to increase his reproductive fitness. (It was still a big deal back then.) And he spun a tale to tell ev...

  16. An Animal's Fear

    You say you’re not scared, but the very fact that you exist contradicts that. You’re so scared that you’re afraid that even admitting that will somehow endanger you. So scared that you lock up those who are not. Afraid you might not b...

  17. Preparation

    Okay, here we go. Whoa, I’m scared. What the hell am I scared of? This is what I want, right? Anyway, it’s just practice yet. Checking flow. OK. Reclining position. The steps over again: forced exhale, pull down, quick inhale. Seems to go j...

  18. Age Is But A Number

    She knocked on the door. A smiling old woman answered, looking surprised. - Hello – she said hurriedly -, is this Exit? - Yes, it is. Why? - I’d like to join. Here’s the money, my ID, and the joining form. She was enthusiastic; this h...

  19. Reversed (Mature)

  20. Phone Call: The Netherworld

    …because I can’t tell you about the horrible atrocity that happened today. Because you can’t help me not to screw up again (oh, you didn’t even know about the screwup, because you passed away on the same weekend) or find a metho...

  21. Alternative TJ Universe

    Okay, we can spend our summer holidays on the Moon and the moons of Saturn and Jupiter. Boring piece of rock, but you can’t see even that because you’re shielded by fucking airtight domes, because the human species is so pathetic that you w...

  22. New Dark Ages

    Cyberpunk was dead, and utopias were dead. The sky was dead, the earth was dead, only the masses of people were alive. Or were they? The Great Inquisitor set the last relic on fire. It was a creation of satanic scientists, the evil scum of the earth he...

  23. Chat Log #1

    1: hi 2: hello 1: some1 is stalking me 1: uses my name to send me rude messages and stuff 2: heh, that’s prolly me 1: what?! 2: i always found u cute :) 1: i’m not joking!! this is the kind that strangles u in the back alley 2. er… th...

  24. Set Free

    He had a light meal, just tea and toast, some anti-emetics and beta-blockers. His mother was quite surprised at his unusually bright mood – he was smiling and dancing all morning. Then (yes!) the doorbell rang, and his friend – he never see...

  25. Terminal Philosophy

    In a dying universe Beauty is abundant and full of variety - Specks of cosmic dust congregate In butterflies momentarily. Much more wonder, much more poetry Is in such a place than a stagnant one - A place where nothing arises, nothing ceases And exist...

  26. A Pointless Application

    Eternally swimming but not going anywhere. There is no current, no water, even she doesn’t exist, but in a weird way she does. Just like us, in our momentariness. If something exists for a limited time, it doesn’t exist at all. But relentle...

  27. Read the Signs: Creative Translation

    He was waiting in line at the metal detector gates, and just about when he felt his knees trembling and almost collapsing, he got there. The morose border guard glanced at his passport and waved him forward. Many other checkpoints were in sight, like h...

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