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  • the Sands of Time - Soldiers Tale - part 2.

    I can’t believe It’s only been three days since the president arrived, three days of chaos. The solar ships arrived yesterday, we’ve been moving refuges non-stop since. I stumbled upon a girl, totally catatonic. I decided to take her ...

  • Reversed (Mature)

    It was late at night in the park, a soft summer breeze on the lover’s skin, and the moon smiling in the sky. He was holding her hand as they strolled through the green labirynth. In the balmy silence, only the leaves whispered, and the couple did...

    • Author: Lancet
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • the Sands of Time - part 3 - Goals.

    When the admiral was summoned to the medical bay. He had thought it was so his chief medical officer Dr. Anna Wilson, could harangue him about the living conditions. He was wrong. Standing before him now was the President of the United Planets, the mos...

  • The Brass Ring

    I looked through the peephole and saw an older man dressed like a Southern Colonel, right down to his Colonel Sanders mustache and goatee, only his was salt and pepper in color. I opened the door a crack and he took off his hat and said, “May I h...

  • The Adventures of Marty Martinson, part four, Know thy Enemy.

    BANG, BANG, BANG. This whole mess started by me going to my favorite bar, only to find out my friends were all missing. One stupid question and I’m fighting three wacko’s! Now I’m locked in a backroom with the fake barkeep, speaking o...

    • Author: Max Sterling
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • E is for Existential

    Without thinking, or with really fast thinking I couldn’t track, I bolted from the portapotty. The woman had noticed the gate and the undulating mass of eager hands emerging from behind it. “Run left!” I screamed as I sprinted to my r...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Through The Fair

    And he saw her as she walked through the fair; Her eyes glistening in the evening twilight. The stone-white veil skipping over the ground; A noble relic of a time gone by. And with that, she was gone.

  • Sister no more

    Zeetha stabbed the spearblade into the course brown earth working the blade back and forth, scouring the blood off before it darkened. The whole village stood breathing softly, the challenge over. Blade cleaned, she finished the ritual, stepping boldly...

  • B is for Bravery

    Why had all the noise stopped? Those things outside were pounding and shaking his shelter — the portapotty — not a minute before. And now, nothing. Then a shrill scream pierced the air. It was a woman’s terrified voice. Zed understood...

    • Author: Matt McCray
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Exactly How I Decided to Join Ficly

    “I think I want to write things.” “Whut. Like fur realz?” “You’re an inner voice, not a LOLcat.” “Well, one of us has to be fun and interesting!” The voice paused. "And you didn’t even sa...

    • Author: osoe
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • When the Clock Stopped

    Walters picked up the clock by its base and turned it over in his hands. There was a coating of brown dust on it; the face was smashed. The hands read 10:45. “Well,” his assistant Percival said, “at least we know when the burglar brok...

    • Author: April Raines
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Brass Star

    It was one of the brass stars that marked where Union Troops had shelled the unfinished capital building during Sherman’s March. I looked left then right, and then pried the star off the wall. There behind it was a roll of old and brittle paper. ...

  • the Sands of Time - Doctors Tale - part 3.

    Doctor Wilson’s Personal Notes: April 6th, 2106, On this day in history I always think about what’s happened before. Even my colleagues consider this day cursed, but it didn’t seem that way back in 2015. I was their, when McCloud Pharmace...

    • Author: Max Sterling
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • the Sands of Time - Doctors Tale - part 2.

    Doctor Wilson’s Medical Log: April 6th, 2106, the latest batch of refuges arrived. I hadn’t expected so many VIPs, clearly they had no idea the living conditions here or they would have gone to the settlement on Dione. It seems the prevelant th...

    • Author: Max Sterling
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Self-Discovery

    I did it again. I broke down, sobbing, sorry for myself. I thought about how I’d wasted the last 10 years of my life, trying so hard to get somewhere, but only falling backwards. The current of life was strong, too strong for me. I wept for the t...

  • the Sands of Time - part 2 - Reminiscence.

    “Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to the future!” – John McCloud, CEO of McCloud pharmaceuticals. ‘The Earth is dying. Where did we go wrong?’ Admiral Peckham asked himself. It would be obvious to look to the Terraforming att...

    • Author: Max Sterling
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • the Sands of Time - Doctors Tale - part 1.

    Doctor Wilson’s Medical Log: March 22nd, 2106, the latest batch of refuges, arrived yesterday, we’ve been processing them, 15,000 in all, this batch had more severe radiation poisoning, and like all the others suffered from severe bouts wit...

    • Author: Max Sterling
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • I, Person

    Person grunted as he lifted the pack onto his back. “Careful, someone might mistake you for a real gorilla!” Chavez laughed, as he went to his station to gear up. He could be a real dick sometimes. “Har, har.” Person growled aro...

    • Author: Matt McCray
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • the Sands of Time - part 1a - Soldiers Tale.

    Lieutenant Andrew Lawton’s Personal Journal: February 22nd, 2106, I was assigned here to vice admiral Peckham’s command, security detail at the mars relocation centers. I’ve never seen such a depressed group of human beings, it makes ...

    • Author: Max Sterling
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Banana

    He ripped open the peel, violently squeezing the banana as it resisted his tug, the guts of it spilling out between his fingers and dripping slowly onto the floor. He looked at the mess, shook his head in disappointment, and pulled away the rest of the...

    • Author: Sam Ervin
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • So easy, yet so tiring

    Depression has set in. I can’t feel anything anymore, I’m numb to it all. Of course, stating that I’m depressed simply means I’m sane enough to know it… which changes mostly nothing. Mostly nothing. I’m not sure if i...

    • Author: Sam Ervin
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Red at Night

    Spreigas, only the second democratically-elected president since before World War II, addressed a rejoicing nation. It was 2000 hours. “My friends,” he began, “this is truly is a momentous day for our people, as we celebrate seventeen...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Red in Morning

    Puennio stood in the ruins of what had once been the king’s palace, and watched the sun rise. The switch to democracy had taken some doing, but it was done. The architect of the palace’s destruction, however was not people wielding weapons ...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • the Sands of Time - part 1 - Genesis.

    “We are a self centered race, the thought that anything like the event of 2015, or indeed the disastrous event of 2080, were nothing more to us than fiction.” – remarks attributed to Nelson Malacruz ‘I have lived a very long tim...

    • Author: Max Sterling
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Different Sort of Battle

    Finally, Zibin realized, there was peace. The Ottomans had finally been warned away, and Britain had pledged her aid. There was a different sort of battle going on in the streets, though. Zibin’s country had jumped on the bandwagon of industriali...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
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