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  • Proposition Method

    No one met me at the door. I’d been on these late night calls before and even though time don’t matter to a busted bot like it does for a dying human, usually a human would be waiting to usher me in, rushing over with flapping hands, “...

    • Author: mattlatmatt
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Nicest Lawn in Town (Mature)

    Some days he felt like a real moron for still giving two shits about mowing the lawn. It was a really beautiful lawn, before. He had mowed it with pride every Saturday, and Bev had that prize-winning vegetable garden. They spent a lot of happy hours in...

    • Author: Aurelia
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Letter from Lisa: Sent 2009, received 2251.

    Dear Cole, I’ve lost all hope that I will ever see you again. Since the accident, I’ve counted 10,122 days. Every Sunday at 2, I return to the Convergence Point where you first walked through the anomaly, and at the stroke of 4:30 pm. when ...

  • Laying Low

    2300 Hours Cardboard Box, Alleyway It is currently four degrees under zero. My butt is freezing into an ice cube as it continues to snow furiously. Thanks to Elshahawk, I’ve decided to take her advice and lay low for awhile. A few hours ago, I gr...

    • Author: rain
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Under Cover

    After three days’ journey east, I came to the low gate of Dystosia. The city has bloomed in the desert for many years, growing in rings that spread from a wide and rich oasis flowing with sweet water that nourishes fragrant dates and other wonder...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • One is the Loneliest Number

    No one would write my obituary. (I don’t even know 6 10-letter words!)

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Domo Arigato...

    I backed towards the door, hands held up in my best imitation of a peaceful gesture. I worked my smile hydraulics as hard as I could, hoping that my expression would calm them down. This would be a bad time to screw up. “Look, I don’t want ...

    • Author: orikae
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Officially don't wanna live anymore

    Weird, I’m in pieces, But I’m not broken, not yet, Just falling apart! It was a dull day outside with the naked trees so black against the wolf grey sky. No noise, no colour, nothing to wake me from a depressed stupour. “I wanted to s...

    • Author: Abby (LoA)
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • If you can read this, you text too much

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  • On the Fire Escape

    The scene was crawling with uniforms and ringed with vehicles parked alongside a line of yellow caution tape when Cherie and her associate, Dean, arrived. “The body is over here,” waved Chief Sortaz. Cherie and Dean followed the short, stoc...

  • Tears

    She stared at the blood on her hands. She had taken a life. She looked up at her mother, who told her it was time to go. Time to go before it was too late. She took a napkin, wiped at the blood. Out! Out damned spot! She looked up at her mother, who wa...

  • The island of disgruntled ficleteers

    As they ran aground, Captain Jason shouted orders. “ALRO, get the others evacuated! Elsha, help G2 with the piano!” ALRO looked up, a worried expression on his face. “But why…” “There’s attorneys after us!̶...

    • Author: Oy
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Fixing Marilyn

    Dr. Green was standing on the front porch as I stepped out of the community car. It shut its door behind me and whizzed away to some unknown street. “Mr. Edison?” he said. I nodded, faintly surprised. He looked maybe four years younger than...

    • Author: Stovohobo
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • AWAY FROM THE SHIP

    As the hard drives were thrown over the edge, a face flickered to life on the main monitor. The face. Of the Canceler. Captain Jason ran up to it, screaming “What do you want, Canceler???!!” The Canceler cackeled. “I want your ship! A...

    • Author: Oy
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Second Coming

    At first there was the expected shock and disbelief as news of a zombie uprising spread. But it turned out that the zombies weren’t really all that tough to control. Sure, millions of corpses turned and then thousands of the living turned as well...

    • Author: Druhim
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Magic Pocket (ficlychallenge)

    “Did you check your pocket?” “Oh, don’t insult me! Don’t you think I would know if my keys were in my own pocket!” “Not that pocket, the Magic Pocket.” “What?” “The Magic Pocket. It̵...

    • Author: K-Jellybean
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Home Is Where the Care Chip Is

    “That jerk had one thing right,” I muttered, fumbling for the passcard to my apartment. “I do live in a closet.” The door slid open and the lights flickered on, except for the one over the bed, which had been broken for months. ...

  • In Which Yetis Eat My Face: The Stone Rockwell Story

    “Oh god!” he screamed. “My face!”

  • Technofromage (Mature)

    “Eat this. It’ll activate after about 30 minutes.” She holds out an irregular wedge of a waxy hard cheese, vat-grown for sure. It makes him think of clean, white linoleum. “There’s what, like, nanites in there?” he a...

    • Author: wordwill
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • 1001010101001010111

    She moans. Turn. Thrust. Thrust. She raises her hands in the air, commands me to touch her. I follow, as I was programmed. She screams in pleasure. She begins to slow down, explains she wants to savor the last moments. She whispers that she loves me. C...

  • Like A Bunny (classy porn challenge) (Mature)

    Ever since we’ve been able to hack our DNA and add other characteristics to ourselves, fetishes have grown rapidly. I look over my script and check out my costume. I sigh and slide into the furry pink bunny suit. A makeup artist applies a rubber ...

  • B.C. Stands for Bone Chicks (Mature)

    The worst thing about being a television repairman stuck in1,000 B.C. isn’t a “hard” time finding work- it’s how chafed my wiener gets from doing it on saber-toothed tiger rugs. Today is no different. “Where’s the Television?” I ask, my m...

  • Holden in Wonderland

    If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is how I fell down the rabbit hole and what Wonderland was like, and how the Mad Hatter was occupied at the tea party, and all that Alice in Wonderland kind of crap...

  • The Ficleteers got left in bad shape.

    They all turned around to see a very small figure. “A racoon?” g2 exclaimed incredulously. “No, no,” Elsha corrected. “The tail.. it’s twisted. It can’t be a racoon.” “I’m simply Oy,” Oy...

  • AOL Crashes The Party

    “Oh no!” Oy cried in horror. “They’ve located the Island!” “How is that possible?” Band Baby demanded. “We have the best security system imaginable!” “Um yeah,” Chimed in Blusparrow. ...

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Unreluctant Survivor (Mature)

    For perhaps the twelfth time this hour, I patted the pocket that held the .357 magnum colt. Wasn’t as strong or as persistent as the zombies out there, but Colt made me equal. The edgy guy was going on how it was all over, and the too-cheerful-fo...

    • Author: Pete
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Life Lines

    A week’s journey farther down the coast brought me to the city of Coir. Each citizen’s house sits on its own free-floating island. The dwellings are bound together with crisscrossing lines of cord. Any person with a connection to another...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Call From a Familiar Stranger

    The phone rings. “Hello?” “Hey, Eric, it’s Todd.” “Hey,” I say, faintly taken aback—I know Todd from work, but we don’t talk much. “Um—God,” he lets out in a big breath. “Eri...

    • Author: Stovohobo
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Tears On The Kitchen Knife.

    The balding man gripped the razor sharp knife and and cut into the pale flesh. Tears ran down his jowls. The knife gleamed, with the tears of a man intent, and filled with resolve. The surgeon held the knife like a killer in some Hitchcock movie perche...

  • On the Outside

    When I reached the mountains I encountered the city of Communion. A simple, beautiful city wrapped in a deep, secret filled silence. I was met by a woman whose voice was husky with disuse. She was the Speaker to the Outside, the only one who could stil...

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