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  • Silent War

    It really was a mess. No more Haves or Have-Nots. All societies and its peoples were razed of social comforts normally held in place by rules, agreements and laws. Mayhem. That was the name they gave to the evil force that unleashed its wrath. Fluitis ...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Noir: En Route

    I stood at the window, looking at the cold, wet city outside and wondering why I had ever stayed in this godforsaken place. Surely a good PI like me could find work in Miami or Honolulu. Why was I still here? Where was the damn taxi? I waited until fiv...

  • Through the Woods

    A sense of peace descended on Merlin as he entered the forest, striding quickly along the light dappled path to the tower. Enchanted forests were very pleasant. He almost forgot about his wound in the calm of the wood; the pain faded into the back of h...

    • Author: Ben Fraser
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • WDGB 6

    “I look forward to where you may be going with this idea of yours.” Death lost the echoing voice and took on the tone of the girl it pretended to be. “Let’s go, Uncle Max. We have business, and time is wasting away.” Not r...

    • Author: Zen Brau
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Noir: Cover Story

    I scribbled the details in my pad, then hung up, wondering what my chances were of getting into the Topaz, and what was breaking inside. DeSibio? Trouble – that was for sure. I stepped from the booth- and damn! He was right in front of me: fedora...

    • Author: JonB
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • WDGB 4

    The man appeared to fidget with that question. Clearly, he had not expected it. “Well, " he began, “I’m not so confident I’ve earned that.” Death, having receded back to the shadows, let out a sound that could loosely...

    • Author: Zen Brau
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
  • Punishment

    He thought that it must be a punishment; he was still alive and his wife was tearfully looking down at him in the hospital bed, clutching his hand happily. “Oh, I am so glad you’re okay! God is definitely watching out for us! [sniff] I̵...

    • Author: Kay-Teaze
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • WDGB 3

    “What I offer you, " Death began, “is the chance to win a chance to get a second chance where you failed the first time.” The man arched his eyebrows, “The first time?” “Well, the most recent, I should say. It w...

    • Author: Zen Brau
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • WDGB 2

    “However, " Death continued, “you are lucky. I, being the all-powerful authority on the matter of mortality, have graciously decided to give you a chance at a chance for another chance.” The man, already scared by the eerie eyes,...

    • Author: Zen Brau
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Ascension: Insurgence

    Giant excavators crept slowly above, churning through the frigid regolith, as the conspiritors met deep beneath the surface. “What you are suggesting, Cera”, said Ikal, “is mutiny. This satellite is still, technically, a military outp...

    • Author: JonB
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Secret (Mature)

    “Oh. My. God. I can’t take it anymore. Aaron is driving me crazy! I just can’t get rid of him!” Selene’s eyes were wide and frenzied. She leaned against the closed door as though she expected Aaron to come pounding from th...

    • Author: Jae
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
  • What A Crumbling Mask

    So there’s a line to walk. I teetered on that edge for months, years. I dangled a foot over the edge, tempting my friends to stop me, daring myself to say no. I couldn’t go there again. I slipped and I would sit at the very edge but I would...

    • Author: Lighty
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
  • Out of the Wind: Orders

    They stepped through the hatch into a flat white world, a pure blanket of snow hiding the devastation beneath. Tarn scanned the skyline: not a building left standing. “How could this happen?” he whispered. “And to not know…̶...

    • Author: JonB
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
  • Noir: Lambone Loses a Lead

    I got careless, after tailing the guy for over an hour. He seemed a little unsteady on his feet and I guessed what he’d thrown back in Gunn’s wasn’t the first he’d had that evening. Still, he seemed to know where he was going...

    • Author: JonB
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
  • Dreaming Lately

    I’m late. I know I’m late. The gravel crunches under my boots as I turn another corner. If this place weren’t so monotonous I might have a clue where I was. Every path is dusty gravel or shoddily made sidewalks. Every building is plyw...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Boxin (Mature)

    “Ya see now lad, there’s a difference between boxin’ an’ brawlin. Brawlin is when ya get yer mates together and ya go have a nice cold pint and ya look for trouble. An just like the pikey that went a lookin for booze, ya always ...

  • Noir: Gunn Grease

    6:05. A slow news day. Waiting for a story to happen in this town, I thought to myself as I toyed with the mess on my plate, is like watching grease congeal. Setting down my cutlery, I wondered when I would eat like that again – getting paid by t...

    • Author: JonB
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Noir: On the Way Down

    “I’m heading out, kid. Before you go, run down to the liquor store and pick me up another case of whiskey.” I pulled out my wallet, counted out $40 and handed it to Tugger. “I’ll see you at the Topaz.” Closing the do...

    • Author: August 2nd
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Ch. 7 - Overwatch

    “They are together, she left my locale with him.” Adrian Stevens stood by the elevator bank outside the party. He spoke further, “They are probably heading into the street.” “I think you should just tag them right now and ...

  • Life In Mono

    The letterhead read “Porter, Housen & Smith. Attorneys at Law.” The envelope was off-white, embossed and delicately fragranced. Roger had left it this morning before leaving for the office. Ever the milksop, he put it on my desk and got...

    • Author: Mister K
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Right as R.A.I.N

    Ms. Sweet, send Mr. Ruehl into my office “Mr. Ruehl, Mr. Jacobs will see you now.” Felix stands, grabs his pack and follows the receptionist’s pointing finger. “There, third door on the left. Good luck!” Good luck! still e...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
  • An ending

    He had shot him in the woods, and every day, for seventy years, he remembered. The weight of metal in his hand as he lifted, fired. The explosion, the recoil. The incomprehensible causality of smoke escaping from the barrel as far off, a figure folded ...

    • Author: JonB
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Door Prize

    Edmund almost killed it. It was sitting on his front stoop and he, with his three hundred pounds, would’ve killed it if it hadn’t wriggled. Instead, he screamed. His roommate Jonathan was on the scene first. He nudged the burlap with his fr...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Mean Girls

    I want to melt behind the shimmery curtains that keep me from falling into the pit of sheer and plain conformity. I’d never move, I’d puddle and dissipate. Sounds good to me. I fucking hate small talk. Even when the weather is interesting, ...

  • Conversation: On the Rocks

    “It was Bode’s idea to shoot one of the turtles!” “See, we’re sitting in this empty pool. Around its perimeter are bronze turtle fountains. For no explicable reason, Bode pulls out this gun, screams “Run!” and blas...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Internal

    Neither a good or a bad thing, But I can see the grease seeking through. It’s about time you took care of that. But instead of what most people do, I’ll offer my assistance. But also, let me admit that I don’t really get along with my...

  • Where Is It

    I storm into my room. Where is it. I have to find it! On my bookshelf? No. I empty my dresser drawers on the floor. Still nothing. I can feel the panic starting to grip me. Hold on, I tell myself. You’ll find it. They’ll be safe. I flip the...

  • Time served

    Dearest betrayer, I tire of spinning this thread, one sighed, white robe sliding up a pale arm as nimble fingers traced the line of his cheekbone. And I the measuring, added another. The third glided silently behind the others, consideration smoldering...

    • Author: kwatz
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Artificial Passion (Mature)

    Yes, we can have a love affair. But let me turn the TV on & let me rip the skin off of my fingers. Don’t mind the blood, it’s just a little. Wow, you haven’t much of a stomach, huh? Toughen up or else you won’t be able to ha...

  • In the Vegetable Room Part 2

    “…and held her so close to his heart. He did the same to the boy, rumored to be a bastard son. My friend, who I see walking from the kitchen to the vegetable room, saw more. She told me the story of the older daughter. I believe the girl...

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