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Miles Letham

Joined July 2011 and calls Unlife home.

17 stories, 0 challenges, 47 comments, and 10 friends

If you met him on the street, Miles would probably seem quite tangible. This is a common misconception, and the writer would like to gently remind the reader that he does not actually, as such, exist. And also calmly suggests that you should probably discontinue the practice of talking to your hallucinations in public.


“I am a writer, and I will write the words that change the world. Because of me, the world will be changed. But I will not be remembered, nor do I long for such. Because somebody had to write them, and it didn’t have to be me.”


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Stories

  1. never.mind

    He said that he had lost his mind, and I told him that I would find it. It wasn’t the usual sort for one of my cases, but I took it anyways. I had nothing left to lose. There wasn’t enough credibility in the world to make me doubt him. And ...

  2. Remnants of Stardust: Orbit

    I wanted to float among the stars, adrift and alone. That was all I could think about, past a certain point. To ask them if they knew the way home, to feel the warmth of their breath on my skin as they answered. To take the sky from the Earth, knowing ...

  3. Wrapped In Silver Lining (Mature)

  4. For One Moment

    Take away the trembling hands and the half-closed eyes. Take away the late nights, the drunken insomnia. Take away the sadness. Take away the paper-thin screaming faces and their half-clenched hands. Take away the jagged holes in plaster walls. Take aw...

  5. Drifter

    Sad man with a sad face says sad things to sad people. Sad people say sad things to the sad man and the sad man gets sadder. And the sad man decides that he’s sick of being sad and he decides to be the man. So he walks away from the sad town and ...

  6. Missed Direction

    She asks me, begs me, to stop. The tears flooding out of her eyes punctuate the pleading. I say that I won’t, that nothing can stop me, and her pleas grow more desperate. But my bag is already packed and my boots are already laced. They need me, ...

  7. Ink (Mature)

  8. Hours Past Midnight

    We left him inside the dream. It could have gone either way when the vote stalled in a tie, but I was the one that broke it. I thought he’d be happier there. It really wasn’t an easy conclusion to come to, I promise you that, but… at ...

  9. To Doubt Chaos

    It wasn’t a waterfall or a rainstorm, just a single droplet. It formed on the bottom of a forgotten glass, part of a pool of condensation slowly spilling out bit by aching bit. When it hit the edge of the table, hours past genesis, it snuck along...

  10. The Inhibited Singer With No Hope

    You speak into an echo, asking it to repeat itself. It fumbles to remember your remarks. They return to you distorted and almost inaudible. With a whisper, the lights dim. As abruptly, they flare to life and blind your closed eyes. One single note stut...

  11. I Dreamt

    “We’re so sophisticated now,” he said. “When did we get so responsible?” “They warned us that would happen.” “They tried.” She laughed at that. Her fingers brought the cigarette to her lips, slipping it between them long enough fo...

  12. The Last One(s) Out

    It’s all finite now. The air, the food, the water. The energy inside of our cells, even happiness was a rationed resource, we found. The proper mix leading to a life led properly, and the improper mix leading to… us. We take care of the bas...

  13. Remnants of Stardust: Uncertainty

    Adrift. Hopeless. The height of the pinnacle matched with the tug of the fall. Like Icarus, the moment of achievement suppressed by the realization that the trickling sweat down your back is mixed with melting wax. Plummeting. “He wanted to be an...

  14. Remnants of Stardust

    I told you that I needed space. You walked to the other side of the room and asked if that was enough, and were disappointed when it wasn’t. If I had told you what I really meant, you would have left quicker than you did and with less throwing of...

  15. She Saw The Sky

    The sky was blue. This was a fact that they had taken for granted, and they liked it that way. It was simple – the sky was blue. It didn’t need to be considered a fine shade of turquoise, or aqua, or periwinkle. It was simply blue. When the...

  16. An Unfair Victory (Mature)

  17. Sarah-Susan-Something

    She was going mad. It was a verdict that they took great care in announcing, delicately choosing their words to lessen the blow. They spoke it almost inaudibly, shifting their feet and wringing their hands as they avoided her gaze. Her laughter jolted ...

Miles Letham's Friends (10)

  • Megan Kennedy
  • Robert Quick
  • Sir Bic
  • 32 ^2
  • JayDee
  • Garsecg
  • smdasilva {LoA}
  • Elizabeth Greene
  • Jessica Cahill
  • Lulu

Miles Letham's Followers (15)

  • Megan Kennedy
  • Robert Quick
  • Sir Bic
  • Garsecg
  • JayDee
  • Alexander Mccarthey
  • smdasilva {LoA}
  • Lulu
  • Elizabeth Greene
  • Jessica Cahill
  • Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)
  • Over the Precipice of the Unknown; Into the Frontier of Uncertainty
  • ipe
  • 32 ^2
  • Elizabeth Todd