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Drake West

Joined November 2013.

132 stories, 2 challenges, 218 comments, and 17 friends

Plagued with a million stories in my mind. Can’t finish a one of them. This site should help :)

Stories

  1. The Light and the Dark

    I was introduced to Ficly during and online writing course from a SUNY (State University of New York). I had never even considered writing for a random audience. It was intriguing, but as part of a single week’s assignment for the course, I was c...

  2. Nothing Left

    He went silent. There was no scream of pain, no prophetic dialog. It just ended. The lye water covered him. It foamed marvelously as she had predicted, but there was no effect save for the watering of her eyes and a choking feeling in her throat. The c...

  3. Entry to Avalon

    My father turned and gasped, his furrowed brow and angry eyes a too common site to me. “Girl! Keep silent, speak when spoken to!” barked the guard. “Syl! Quiet!” He turned to the guards, “Please excuse her interruption, bu...

  4. Journey to Avalon (2)

    A massive portcullis arose to meet us as we crossed. We, the last 63 survivors of the Eastern Clan crammed our lives into 14 wagons. Tied behind were whatever livestock had outlasted the trek to Avalon. My father climbed down ahead of the entry gate to...

  5. Journey to Avalon

    The King’s Highway, that legendary course, brought us out of Earthwood. Our caravan streamed ahead and churned dust into the morning summer sky. None could speak at the sight of Avalon. Her alabaster walls rising high, topped with parapets and towers...

  6. Journey to Avalon

    The King’s Highway, that legendary course, brought us out of Earthwood. Our caravan streamed ahead and churned dust into the morning summer sky. None could speak at the sight of Avalon. Her alabaster walls rising high, topped with parapets and to...

  7. Darkest Sunshine

    One sunny and clear day I made my decision. I cannot recall the date, but it was a Saturday. Jonah was begging me to go outside, I was nasty to him as usual. “Jonah, just be quiet for ONCE!” “Okay Daddy, sorry.” He whimpered bac...

  8. The Run (9) (Mature)

  9. The Run (8)

    “Do you ladies need an invitation?” echoed Stu from down the first flight. The stairwell was grey concrete with exposed piping and wiring. The emergency lighting was long dead. I put on my spelunker’s headlight, as did Ed. Stu produced his night ...

  10. The Run (7)

    Stu slipped out his front door and shut it quickly behind him. “I just hate trading air with the hallway, Celeste hates the smell out here.” He acknowledged his 2 year old back in the hermetically sealed unit. Stu was the survivalist in our...

  11. The Billionaire (4)

    The Billionaire looked at the group and let that comment hang. “I said that as long as I did not do anything overtly criminal I could remain there for at least 6 months without being terminated. My friend laughed. Don’t forget, we were youn...

  12. The Billionaire (3)

    There was some fidgeting now. Danielle Sterne squirmed at The Billionaire’s comment. “How could he quit?” she thought. He sat again, and looked left and right at a gallery of alternating plump and drawn faces. It all made him sick. Th...

  13. The Billionaire (2)

    The room was dead silent. This kind of commentary was his standard. He would curse at, effront or lambaste anyone at any time. He felt that was his right. “Think about it people. Each of you are well compensated, by me,” he moved back to hi...

  14. The Billionaire (Mature)

  15. Adventure!

    “You would love it, " her girlfriend began, “Janet, you really have to just book the ticket!” “Oh, you know I should, but you know me too.” Janet balled up the opened sugar packet and poked it around the heavy wooden ...

  16. Ark of the Covenant V

    The chamber made for quite horrific overnight accommodations. While certainly large enough for the advance force, not a minute of peace did any enjoy. “I thought it was ‘No rest for the wicked’ eh Father?” Quipped Argen Boyle, o...

  17. Ark of the Covenant III

    The War of Absolution was commonly believed to be nothing of the sort. The world had become so agnostic and so overwhelmed with personal technology that most people could not comprehend a power higher than broadband Internet. Yet here Father Kris was, ...

  18. The Run (6)

    Jesse stared as I started unlocking the front door to our apartment. I felt a gripping in my chest whenever I considered leaving our unit. The final “clack” and turning of the knob showed me the hallway. It smelled bad, as always. We lived ...

  19. The Run (5)

    Steph went into the bathroom and closed the door. She was right. Mostly everything we were doing was futile, prolonging the inevitable. Stu always said it was more fun to try and outlast those who have quit. I agreed with him, but would never admit it....

  20. The Run (4)

    I sat on the bed next to Steph and caressed her leg. “We are going to gather in a few minutes, honey. Me, Stu and Ed are going down to 9.” “Nine!? Jesus that is low.” Concern covered her face. “Nine is next, what else can ...

  21. The Run (3)

    Jesse started fingering the broken Cheerios. “Daddy, I want some cheese or a banana.” The last piece of my heart broke. “We don’t have any of those. Let’s see if we can whistle while we eat these Cheerios.” What foll...

  22. The Run (2)

    Jesse followed me down toward the kitchen. The apartment was getting dingy and dank. Weeks had gone by since the power was shut off. We never opened the windows out of fear and the October sunrise was obscured by ominous clouds. “Da-dee, why can&...

  23. The Run (1)

    “Time to rise and shine princess.” A familiar voice crackled through the short range walkie talkie on the nightstand. I didn’t sleep much anyway, but the voice stirred Steph who slept fitfully next to me. I reached for the worn but cr...

  24. Ascension II: The Great Awakening

    The stolen shuttle chirped to life as the hyperspace exit countdown crossed 2 hours. Lights on panels, life support systems and navigation all went live. The human, and part human cargo still slumbered, but cryo-pods altered the mix and flow of key bod...

  25. Ascension II: This Just Got Interesting!

    Owen Reeves held the top Hamsa position on Juno, Grand Arbiter. He got up from his chair and strolled into his study. The walls were lined with display cases of alien life forms. All of them in a statis field which amounted to suspended animation. They...

  26. Ascension II: The Unseen Hand

    “Send the order again.” Owen Reeves said from his high-backed leather chair. “Sending, what if he doesn’t comply? He hasn’t yet.” The live feed from the Juno Spaceport Security shuttles showed 2 views of the standoff...

  27. Ascension II: Recruitment

    Pitcher found it hard to ignore his orders. A decade of service had conditioned him, sapped away his humanity and devolved his self preservation. Just kill him and be done. “Shwartz, where are those coordinates?” “We have a new proble...

  28. Ascension II: The Sky's the Limit

    KL TRGT NW Pitcher’s jaw rattled and his required answer rattled his mind. CNT KL NW – PRSNL RSK He looked around where he was: Heading into orbit in a stolen Jump Tender Fleeing multiple confirmed public kills Moderate loss of blood Impai...

  29. Ascension II: Thankless Victims

    “What the hell! Hey why did you do that?” Ishikawa looked at Shwartz, then back at the bloody man with the gun. Pitcher pounced on the downed Hamsa and rifled through his pockets. He took a credit ring off him, a keyfob for the car and his ...

  30. Ascension II: Keep Your Mark Close...

    The ductwork provided no access to any hidden spaces. Pitcher crawled for a few minutes toward a terminus. He knew that his escape was merely a delay for the crawlers. He had to vacate JS fast. A light bounced off the Carbonium pipes and Pitcher follow...

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