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Lastande Sarie

Joined November 2011.

31 stories, 1 challenge, 56 comments, and 5 friends

I write.

Stories

  1. Explosion

    So much for remaining unseen. “Ki! It’s too late. Come with us!” Ki took a deep breath to steady her nerves. She eyed the canisters around her. A horrible idea was forming in her mind. She looked to her right. Uri stood in the bed of the pickup w...

  2. Escape

    Adrenaline pumped through Ki’s limbs, propelling her faster between the trees. Headlights dimly lit the train tracks to her left as trucks bounced along, outside the forest’s domain. She didn’t look back to find out how far back they were, or how...

  3. Impending

    Quiet. Too quiet. Sounds from the mainland were muffled. The lights in the distant city’s skyscrapers still blazed brightly enough for those of us on the island to see them. But the sounds that normally drifted our way were noticeably absent. Dense f...

  4. silence

    I’m going crazy with this silence. Why aren’t you talking to me? I’m being stupid. It’s nothing. So we disagreed. Whatever. It happens to people all the time. We promised each other we would talk things out and not give each other the silent tr...

  5. Snow Day

    Moving nothing but his arm, Scott reached for his cell on the bedside table, pressed a button, and held it up to his ear. He moved slowly from where he was lying on his back, but Kate still woke up. He could sense the moment she woke, even before she o...

  6. Get drunk

    For the first time in my life, I want to get drunk. People would always laugh at me when I told them I have never been drunk. I would tell them that wasn’t my idea of fun. Then would come the stories. All the crazy things they did when they were ...

  7. Giant

    A crash and a rumble stopped the king mid-sentence. As one, he and his court looked up from their game of croquet. Tiana’s heart dropped. A large figure was hurtling through the forest toward them, plowing down trees as it went. “Giant!” Shrieks ...

  8. Resignation

    Meg managed to land a kick on the blonde’s shoulder as she jumped out the window. She hit the ground running faster than she ever had, clenching her jaw and her fists. She had to put distance behind her so she couldn’t turn back. The cool night air...

  9. Betrayal

    “You are welcome to stay, but if you leave you are leaving without me. And without my help.” Meg couldn’t breathe. She gaped at James, standing so resolutely in front of her, arms crossed. Her eyes flew to the woman lounging on the settee acr...

  10. Letting Go

    They say if you really love someone you will let them go. As I watch you walk away, I know what they mean. When I thought I loved you, I clung on. Hard. I was afraid of being without you. I was afraid of you leaving me. But then one day it clicked. If ...

  11. Picnic

    The first drop fell just as I took the first bite into my bologna sandwich. More drops followed quickly behind it. The air around me exploded with shrieks and squeals. People sprang into activity – picking up blankets, stuffing things back into b...

  12. Music Box

    Your grandmother has dragged you to many yard sales, but this one takes the cake. The yard is huge and full of old stuff for sale. You wander amongst the junk, paying little attention to the grown-ups’ exclamations of how old something is or how much...

  13. Donuts

    Scott licked his fingers. “Most important thing in a donut is cream. Or jelly." “You kidding? The best donuts are glazed, hot out of the fryer.” Travis took a big bite of his second donut. It was still warm. “No, no,” Scott leaned back i...

  14. The Duel

    Steel clanged against steel. The long swords met, parted, and met again. It was like a dance, and Eleanor enjoyed watching. She didn’t understand the intricacies, but she could tell the knights were evenly matched. When Sir Nathan fell to one knee af...

  15. The Bridge, Pt. 2

    I awoke to distant screaming. Within a minute, I was in the main room with five of the other adults. None of us spoke. All of us carried our weapons. The night was black, any light from stars and moon shrouded by clouds. We had left the bridge up for t...

  16. The Bridge, Pt. 1

    “There’s a woman out there.” Josy wiped fog off the window and pointed between the rain drops. “On the bridge. What is she doing?” I peered out over Josy’s blond head. “She’s looking for her husband. They were on a camping trip and ...

  17. Another Year

    Hot cocoa sloshed. A small spot appeared on her jeans, just above her knee. She laughed at her own clumsiness before she finished off the last few swallows of the soothing liquid. It had cooled quickly. She stood, setting the mug back in its place, shi...

  18. Chaos Before the Calm

    Chaos. Babies whimper, children call out, women cry, men shout orders. Crowds make their way in through the gates in the stone walls. Women and children swarm the castle in the center of the city. They talk of safety in the caves beneath. Armor clinks....

  19. Calm Before the Storm

    Dusk is descending. With it comes calm. The sound of my footfalls on the stone roadway echo off the buildings. A black cat dashes across the road. A breeze blows between the houses. As it comes and goes, it sounds like the city is breathing. I hate eve...

  20. The Princess

    “My people have much to deal with already on Hassar. They do not need tyranny on top of it.” Were any of these senators listening to her? These people in their dull clothes with their easy lives who had never been to her home or seen her pe...

  21. Tin Man

    “I don’t like the Wizard of Oz.” “Yeah, I’m not a huge fan either.” “Maybe it’s just because I didn’t see it until I was grown up.” “Well, it is creepy.” “Yeah, I mean, those...

  22. Ruby Hollow - Part 2

    Stunned, Ruby slowly made her way through the trees. Branches reached for her, trying to hold her back. She pushed them away blindly. She wasn’t sure how long it was before she stepped into the hollow. Her hollow. Ruby’s Hollow. Sun filtere...

  23. The Call of the Sea - description

    This sand has been here for decades. It is always changing, but always here. It absorbs the warmth of the sun, feeding it back even when darkness has fallen. Shells decorate the surface, brightly-colored ones grabbing more attention than others. A ghos...

  24. Dawn of the Iconoclast: Coming Storm (7)

    Lightning flashed, too far away to hear the resulting thunder. For now, it was simply a warning of the storm to come. Maridel slipped through the city. Her dark cloak melted into the shadows. She stopped to lean against a black marble pillar. Here she ...

  25. Intruders

    They have been here again. Just last week I had new locks put on my windows and doors. They’re guaranteed to be the best at keeping people out. Why don’t they work? I open my closet door to take stock. Yes, my clothes are back. The shirts a...

  26. The End

    Gusts of wind bring the smell of rain. All else is eerily quiet as I take my place in the line of soldiers prepared to defend the city. We stand at the tops of the walls with bows in hand, full quivers on our backs, and swords at our sides. This is the...

  27. True Love

    I love you. I’ve come to accept the fact that I can never tell you this. Some would say I should have seized my chance when I had it, but I don’t have any regrets. The time we’ve spent together will always be treasured. But our lives have differe...

  28. Ocean of Regret

    Her cloak billowed behind her as she ran across the sand. Not until she reached the water’s edge did she slow to a stop. The waves lapped gently at her feet, soaking her shoes. No matter. The internal pain outweighed anything she felt in the physical...

  29. Catching Stones

    He waited nervously for news. On the computer screen, a character dressed in white robes threw stones at a crying woman. Senton shuddered. A shadow darkened the doorway. The boy looked up. A man in black stared at him. The man sneered and heaved a perf...

  30. New Year

    Her breath fogged the glass. Moonlight reflected off the thick blanket of snow outside. It sparkled like so many diamonds. She absently smoothed her skirt, the satin dress barely making a sound as she shifted to lean against the window frame. Her thoug...

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