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  • Who is My Neighbor? (Day 5) (Mature)

    This couldn’t be happening. I stared through the metal grate, desperately trying to find any sign of my keys- some small glint of light from where they had fallen or the square shape of the key chain I had earned by being a best man. Below the gr...

  • To Gather is to Shine! (Day 2)

    I could feel a smile threatening to break out as I watched them come. Writers of different ages, sizes, colors, each carrying a brass lantern. Some had bought oils to mark them as different. Their flames burned in purples, pale greens, and silvers. Sev...

    • Author: Robert Quick
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Web Domain Registration In India

    To get started with your business the most important thing is to put up your website live on the Internet. A website contains all the related information about your business that you want to deliver to the customers. And to make your website live first...

  • Into the Tree

    A hazy paleness pressed against a pine in the distance drawing us onward. Henry kept to the front, brandishing his lantern like a cudgel against the night. “You really think, Cynthia’s a witch?” Henry asked, his voice thick with whisk...

  • Utopia Dream

    An old punk song blared out of the speakers, covering my entrance into the Gateway. The old operator’s eyes were closed underneath bushy eyebrows but his fingers sketched intricate patterns into the air, dancing to the drums. I cleared my throat ...

  • Little Rabbit, Will You Hush!

    “Goodnight, moon. Goodnight, mush. Goodnight, bears….” This kid, I swear. It’s hard enough for me, an old woman, being up this late. I need to sleep. But this bunny won’t shut up! MUST he say goodnight to every blamed thin...

  • The Storm

    A woman was keeping time to the thundering bass and lighting crashing through the stormy night. The rivulets of water running down her face disguised any possibility of salt mixed with the rain. But her frenzied movements as her feet turned the grassy ...

    • Author: remembrancer
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • high

    I Chase the dragon from Japan to Denmark to Bolivia to Egypt: chase that high II The needles we’ve discarded, red and green, like watermelons brought the world to our veins and our cores- swimming in the bloodstream III The smell of green smoke ...

    • Author: punpun
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Meagan

    She has been there with me from the beginning. Was rough going at first. No job no apartment no money. But she never judged. Never looked down at me. Never left when she could’ve. She stuck by me through some bad times and enjoyed some good times...

    • Author: Reaver19
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • 3 Word Challenge, Entry 18: Curfew, Resume, Flush

    Mighty bells rang throughout the city, reverberating from tower to tower. I cursed my luck. I knew I was running late but I hadn’t realized how late. The bells marked curfew and that made getting home . . . tricky. Lights began to dot the streets...

    • Author: Robert Quick
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Little Broken Gods

    Germaine Ashencloake surveyed the wreckage of the room before him. Dozens of tiny figurines lay in shattered ruins across the floor. From what he could observe, each was unique. Germaine shook his head. A woodcarver carving in bone and ivory. Such thin...

  • Alex in Hunterland (part 8)

    The Queen walked to a pen filled with wild turkeys. She loaded a dart gun with one shot, aimed, and speared the Tom of her choice. The turkey fell over, paralyzed with tranq. “Your turn.” She handed him the gun and a 3 of Spades held out a ...

  • Entry 7: "3-Word Prompt Chain" Tar, Replace, and Abstraction

    The mariner sat in solitary darkness in a corner of the tavern, lost in abstraction. She thought of her recent life and about her choices—those she had made, and those options she had before her. What sort of tar was she? Was this really the dir...

  • Sorry, We Didn't Mean To Drop That Onto Your Planet

    The impact flattened a thousand acres of Northern Ontario forest and was heard 200 km away. But the cause of the event was no meteorite. It was a cylinder, about two meters long, reflective with a reddish tint. Someone dubbed it the “Unidentified...

    • Author: kyle90
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
  • She Drives Me Crazy

    Good morning. Come in won’t you. Please, have a seat. Ah, thank you. You know, that key of yours really gets me going! Speaking of going… What’s it going to be? Drive or Reverse? Ha-ha, Reverse. Of course! Silly me. We wouldn’t ...

    • Author: BiC
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • 3-Word Prompt: bound, vole, recidivist. "You Dirty Rat!"

    Recidivists are bound to re-offend; I am afraid that I am one of these. I’m bound to let you know, my hapless friend, That I’ve a dreadful habit. Therefore, freeze! This is a stick-up! Give me all your cash. And if you’ve jewelry, han...

  • Erased Memories (Trigger Warning)

    The young redheaded boy lunged away towards the ground, dashing madly to escape the hands of his drunken mentor. He was skimpy and gangly, with a scrawny body and too-long limbs to match. Inside his scrawny body, his heart raced. It was another bad day...

    • Author: m0ri
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Privateers 01.01: Long Jump (Mature)

    Kara was my co-pilot, a fellow privateer, and I had never seen her as anything more than a friend and co-worker before our first “long jump” mission. Nothing could have prepared us for that flight. I mean, they tell you all about it in flig...

  • Traversal: Ingress

    “Interlink ready, Sir” announced Comm, just as the tiny green speck of light on Harking’s console blinked on. “Hyperprotocol 773 Alpha” a barely audible beep followed. “Caution! JP gamma 3 T occupied by Abattoir. Pro...

  • Passivum Infestantibus Libello

    The Grand Chamber echoed with footsteps as the berobed gentlemen – the Pantheon – walked down the walkway towards their seats. Thousands had walked into the chamber in the centuries before them, and thousands more would walk into the chambe...

  • Traversal: Message in a Bottle

    The silence afterward was nearly as deafening as the onslaught before it. Harking gave his crew a ten-count to check their stations. He was about to demand an update when all ship functions momentarily died and came back to life. He heard muttered curs...

    • Author: Jim Stitzel
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Blades Among the Leaves

    He glared across the plain from his vantage point among the trees, his ebon courser shifting impatiently beneath him. “Stand down,” he hissed, and tugged gently on the reins. The horse danced backward into deeper shadow. “What is it, ...

    • Author: August 2nd
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Floating

    You know, they always said that when you died, there would be a bright light, and your whole life was suppose to flash before your eyes. All I saw was red, then…nothing. I saw my blood splatter the wall, then everything was dark. There was no lig...

  • It's Not All Part of the Plan

    I stared into the darkness behind the woman’s eyes. Her lips curled into a smile but her eyes held the vacant stare of a corpse. Something chirped in the breast pocket of my suit. It took me a second to realize that it was the special ring tone. ...

    • Author: Robert Quick
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Getting Familiar

    “You humans think you are far cleverer than you actually are.” Priti sniffed. I chortled to myself. Demonics held powers that bent natural laws but they had a tough time handling positive emotions. Things like hope, love, compassion and joy...

  • Out Running

    Through dark forest, Sheri ran. Tripping, stumbling, she fell a dozen times. Each time she scrambled to her feet as fast as she could, trying to recapture lost momentum. Sometimes she skidded, half tumbling, half falling down a sloped hill. Other times...

    • Author: Robert Quick
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Ashes of the Past

    I cupped the top of the rock with a hand that was larger now and darkly tanned. Ridges and scars decorating my skin almost blended in to the rough surface of the rock’s face. It was strange to come home. I had never dreamed that I’d return....

    • Author: Robert Quick
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Lost in fantasy

    Alison was lost. Her map was less than useless so she’d stopped at the Red Dragon tavern for directions. She was listening to the toothless old man as politely as she could but he sounded completely mad. “So you wants to go left at the Duck...

    • Author: thelostgirl
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Sand Castles of the Mind (Mature)

    “At least there’s a silver lining.” “Don’t fucking start.” “What! I’m just trying to make you feel a little better.” “Well stop it. It’s not helping. My silver linings are always like fi...

  • Traversal: Hail

    “There are only two other factions with the technology to plant an array this far out.” Harking mused. “Who do you think, sir? The Detached or the Incorporated?” Relative speed carried them towards the objects at an astonishing ...

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