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  • Relentless

    My body is dead. I am not dead. I cannot be killed. I am hunger. I will find you, and when I find you, I will eat you. I will search until the sun burns itself out. All I think about is savoring the feel of your brain in my mouth. Tasting your mind as ...

  • Invaders from the East

    Udis walked down the stone path that overlooked the mountains. The mist hung above them like a specter, haunting him, staying on to his conscience. He could see the fires, far off in the distance. The war was going very badly. Invaders from the east ha...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • The First Arms Race

    Yunis sat on the throne as his Budin, his most experienced military advisor, spoke to him. “The Hittites are forging new and greater weapons,” he said, his head hanging. “This is a recent development. Their new class of materials are ...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • You tell me

    I’m rattling my brain for something to write. I need to write. Need to get it out my system. It’s driving me crazy just sitting here reading all these stories by all these people, having a yearning to let my creativity flow through my finge...

    • Author: Ath
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Urheimat

    On the plain of the ancestors, the priest held the boy. There were five mounds, pyramidal in form but with flat tops. The blood from the ritual sacrifice was still running thick as the fires burned. They had sacrificed to Sehul and Mehnot, the Sun god ...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Doppelganger Effect SEC2

    I can’t find my damn key. Where is it? He could be out there at any moment. F*@? it. My apartment won’t do me any good- he may be in there already. Waiting for me. I’ll just move along quickly. It’s 5:30 PM, Cydonia-time. Now, i...

    • Author: Broseidon
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Notes From The Ether(net)

    I was born by accident, really. My father — if indeed that’s the right word to use — was a 16 year old boy. He was very brilliant, already working towards a doctorate from Carnegie Mellon. For his thesis on Unassisted Heuristic Analys...

    • Author: Matt McCray
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Adventures of Marty Martinson, part three, A Friend in Need.

    So, I’ve been in some tight spots before, and quite frankly, if it were three blokes I wouldn’t have a problem with this. But one of the group that’s surrounding me, is a dame- er, girl- er… I hate the PC world. Point is, one is...

    • Author: Max Sterling
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • God: Hope He's Into Numbers

    I don’t have to go far to find a place to wash the sticky feelings from my mind. You never do in a city this size. Holy water may cleanse the soul, but liquor works better on the mind. Given that I’m barely maintaining a grip on the latter ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Adventures of Marty Martinson, part two.

    I was torn on how to proceed, my job requires a certain amount of hands-on, so that’s my first instinct, but I’m surrounded by people who aren’t who they seem to be, or rather people pretending to me my friends, and if I’m gonna...

    • Author: Max Sterling
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Rumble At The Chick Fil A

    All I wanted was a chicken sandwich, a free chicken sandwich. After sorting through all my clothes I finally found an old University of Texas t-shirt so I was set to go. The line was long when I got there, tempers were short, the servers exhausted. I f...

    • Author: ressamac
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Doppelganger Effect

    It is the year 2035. The sun is blotted geometrically from the high-intensity solar stations placed directly on the surface. It would be easy to be in high spirits if all of Cydonia wasn’t covered in shadow 80% of the day. My name is Don. Donatel...

    • Author: Broseidon
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • His Protector (part 2)

    “Mom! She’s on here again!” Jenny frantically yelled. After Karen entered the room and read the message she phoned her husband who was on a business trip. “Honey, I don’t know what to do!” Karen cried softly into the...

  • The Adventures of Marty Martinson

    I walk into my favorite little dive, in a small building, in a small town, it still manages to go unnoticed by the townies, the dive is the bar with no name, most respectables stay away, name gives the wrong impression about the place, friends you make...

    • Author: Max Sterling
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • I wish I believed you

    “How long has it been since,” I paused, " since it happened?" Darrell checked his watch, “About five hours.” They were all trying to hide the worry on their faces, they knew that stuff bothered me. “I know you gu...

    • Author: Turtles :)
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Lovestruck

    The chain on his bicycle is a rusty red. Strapped to the back of the bicycle is a small traveling wardrobe. Inside there is a violin and a fine tea set. He is wearing his best suit and hat. He has sold everything else he owned. Several years ago, he ...

  • To Build a Future

    Her Blackberry rang. It was Pete again. “Peter, if I told you once I have told you a hundred times, my time is not negotiable.” Lianne heard Pete’s voice cut in, but she was not in the mood for another long discussion. Her cabinet sec...

  • To Stay Free

    “In this year of Our Lord, 1567, we do declare this island and her people to be subjects of the Realm. Ye shall pay homage to the crown in yearly taxes and shall obey the Laws of the Realm!” The Governor looked up from his parchment and saw...

  • To Become Ferocious

    “It is time.” She said. The children gathered around the fire on mats of woven leaves: their eyes wide and their hearts waiting for the story. Li-atra sat on her throne, the old tale rose in her throat and drew them in. “Many generati...

  • Can't Take Any More

    She sat on her bed staring into blank space. She didn’t move a muscle. Nothing on her moved except the constant stream of silent tears running down her face. There was an onslot of thoughts fighting for center-stage in her mind. Nothing was going...

  • To Touch the Sky

    Her twin sister was chasing fireflies, but Li-a was looking toward the heavens. She wondered how the trees held the stars in place every night, and why they dropped them each dawn when the big light rose out of the ocean. Li-a liked the stars better. T...

  • When my brain malfunctioned

    “Oh damn, we had an appointment with the broker today right?” “Honey, is that the only thing you think you have forgotten?”, asked my wife in a tone so sweet that I almost missed the sarcasm. I seem to have forgotten why I want ...

    • Author: Mystique
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Good For Nothing Detective: The Case Of The Streaker

    “Detective Jones, I must say your office has that smell of alcohol.” “I thought I would try a new scent of cologne, do you like?” “Oh Detective you know what woman truly loves, a man so strong and so bright smelling like a cheap bar on a la...

  • His Protector

    “He went out with her again, she bragged on facebook. She was not careful on purpose, she wrote, when they ‘did it.’” “I saw her come out of the school after her cheerleading practice and waited for her to cross the street...

  • All God's Children

    As Ms. Newman sat before her recent crop of kindergartners, she was impressed with the cultural schism that lay before her. There was Benjamin, son of fundamentalists, who cut his teeth on antidisestablishmentarianism sitting next to Sage, the daughter...

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