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  • Non-Fiction Part I

    I had a half year run as a bookstore employee. One average day, a small girl was calling for her parents in the middle of the store. I thought she belonged to the adults next to her, but when they walked by her I knew she was all alone. I approached he...

    • Author: Jesse Blake
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Regret in Reverse

    She looked around the cluttered room, and down at my sorry state. I held my breath. “This is not…an optimal result”, she said after the longest pause. Books and sketchpads littered the tiny one bed, one bath, pet-free, no smoking apar...

    • Author: Brodo
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Sergei

    Let me tell you about Sergei. He’s 6’1", lean and muscular; his color is a beautiful reddish-brown and he is well-proportioned. We’ve been together for almost a year, and I’ve never regretted a day of it. We have our proble...

    • Author: j. smthng
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • C6H12O6

    The battle rages on behind closed doors. This shaking, feeble cage I’m trapped within, turns me over – inside and out. Turn down the volume, turn up the fears. Eat, and seek relief: close the blinds, and ignore the darkness. Emerge like a b...

    • Author: Match
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Vocation

    Pantera, Pan for short, and yes his parents where huge fans, had an extraordinary gift. He could, without searching or even thinking about it, find any object in the first place he looked. He did not find this talent unusual and it did not occur to him...

  • [noir 6] A Change of Plans

    “The name’s Kevin Lawver.” said the man. “I’m an undercover cop. I’ve been watching you ever since miss Marli showed up at your door. She’s a dangerous woman, Joe. You’ve got no idea the mess you’ve...

  • [noir 5] Missing Miss Marli

    I did my best not to watch as Marli readied herself for bed. Lead me not into temptation, I thought to myself. What a dame! I poured myself a drink from a flask in my coat, stripped down to my skivvies and undershirt, then downed the drink in one gulp....

  • Learning Trinary

    “Up until now, Yent, you’ve only either been on-line or off-line.” Yent squinted through his black eye, straining against the fibercore ropes that held him to the doric pillar in the hotel lobby. A lock of maroon-colored hair covered ...

    • Author: awayken
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Soul Mate

    You know what T-shirt I like best My favorite color too And when I cry silently You know exactly what to do You know when it’s my birthday The right amount of fuss to make You feel so happy for me Every triumphal step I take When I’m being ...

  • Is There Anyone Out There?

    Day 121 since nuclear fallout. Diary entry number 72. Time 4:22 PM. Temperature 76 degrees Fahrenheit. Today, I finished building my radio. I hooked up the microphone to see if it worked, and to my amazement, it did. I needed to tell the empty world I ...

  • Nails for Breakfast, Tacks for Snacks

    I sat at the kitchen table quietly munching my cereal, “Charlotte dear,” My mom said, “I’m going to work okay? Have a good day at school!” She leaned over to kiss my cheek. My mom and I were close but I still stared at her...

  • The Letter

    As the mail man pulled up to 13 Highland Street. The mail man sighed for the beautiful day was taunting him. He looked through his box of letters, and found one letter adressed to this perticular house. But to Mr. Binkley’s surprise on the front ...

  • Mama

    This question seemed to make all the breath go out of Charlotte and she quickly sat on the couch, seeming to be exhausted, “Oh…well where to begin…I…I don’t know.” I sat next to her, but not too close to make her fre...

  • Catapult Drive

    Now, Catapult Drive is different all together. There’s no complicated multi-dimensional physics involved. In fact, most children have a good grasp on the principles. Catapult Drive is the mainstay of inter-planetary travel within a star system. T...

    • Author: Nauctshea
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • The Bunker

    The building had a room that once used for some kind of explosive tests. It had walls several feet thick and made of concrete. We used it to confine our ancient printer. The fluorescent finished flickering and came to life as the printer screamed and b...

  • Emotional Amazonian

    She was amazonian in build. We spent hours in front of Bonanza, she lacing yarn through plastic cards and I counting my cross stitches, surrounded by shelved unicorns. Today when I arrived she was fresh from a bath, and demanded we go shopping. “...

  • Cain Slew More Than Able.

    The ex-winged guards nervously fumbled with locks on the medieval looking door. “Ok when i open it you read the decree and cuff the prisoner.” “You have me twisted I’ll open the door and you go in.” As the lock twisted, th...

  • Dark Room 5: Author's Notes

    This is more than just Digital Dreams – it’s two songs. The other is Little 15 by Depeche Mode. The Song: http://bit.ly/Zw3P0 The Lyrics: http://bit.ly/iKKw7 I’ve had this for years – but it never gelled. The scenes were there &...

    • Author: TextMason
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Dark Room 4: Thief In The Mind

    At last, she opened it. The glowing bloodflow lay below her. It whispered a sibilant melody to the loud backbeat of her heart. She didn’t know why, but she knew to thrust her hand forward – into the blood. Her world shifted again, into a wh...

    • Author: TextMason
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Dark Room 3: Little Fifteen

    ALONE. She couldn’t get away. She could only form a frail world for herself. It was a simple room with bare walls, and a rough blanket on the floor. There was a door – and at the bottom, a darkly-lit pulsing glow warned her not to open it a...

    • Author: TextMason
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Dark Room 2: Fistfuls of Sand (Mature)

    USER 001 LOGGED IN USER 001 LOGGED OUT He couldn’t face Heather – sometimes, he just couldn’t. He took off the helmet and shut his eyes. He remembered the last visit, two days ago. He created a summer, and gave her a white dress. Her ...

    • Author: TextMason
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Dark Room 1: Digital Dreams (Mature)

    USER 002 LOGGED IN He smiled as the glow flowed in. Dumb fuck – boss don’t have a clue. Milo lay on the bench, naked and aroused. The electrode web in his glossy cap intercepted his nerve signals and slighted in a virtual world of his own c...

    • Author: TextMason
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Shadow Warp

    Shadow Warp. Casual viewers dubbed it because of the way the starship dims and then blackens, turning so black it’s silhouette is visible against the black, starry space. Then it just fades away. It is the diametric opposite of the previous Faste...

    • Author: Nauctshea
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Two pairs (Mature)

    Prince Charming stared despondently at The Shoes. He’d heard the story so many times, it was all but history ready for his making. And it was true, they were lovely. Slender, crystalline, size 4. Only one pale pair of feet would fit into them; he...

    • Author: Coccinella
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Good Witch

    In her father’s desperation to find her a new mother, Suzie and Dad fell prey to a shrewd woman with two nasty daughters of her own. Moving into their home atop a hill outside of town was one of the worst days in her young life. It was tall and s...

  • Dear Diary

    1440 hrs 10-31-33 LE Che was 19 when he wrote the motor cycle diaries. There was a 15 y/o kid that fought in the American Revolution that kept a diary. Anne Frank was 13 and she kept a diary. So my keeping a diary of what happens to us, well maybe some...

  • Vampires Please?

    “Pardon me, did you say sword?” Jerry said incredulously. “Yup, if you do have a vampire issue.” “Well, about the sword, I was the Rutgers All-Conference fencing champion, if that counts, and on the second, who else drains blood?” “Mortic...

  • First Days Suck

    He sat in front of his blank canvas waiting for the live model to come in. He glanced around the room and studied the other artists. Some were yawning, some were anxious, some were trying to converse with others that didn’t show any interest in r...

  • Bars

    He sits in the dank, sinking darkness behind the bars of his cell. The mattress beneath him is like a brick and the blanket that’s wrapped around him causes an itching sensation wherever it meets bare skin. If it weren’t for the chill in th...

    • Author: Revenant
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Sophia

    The hardwood floor creaked under my weight and she sat up in bed with a gasp. Through the dark I could feel her eyes on me, hurt and disappointed. “I…” I didn’t know what to say. ’I’m sorry’ sounded so lame. &#...

    • Author: K-Jellybean
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
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