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  • Sure, No Worries!

    “Yeah, well I was in a hurry and dad won’t mind as long as it’s not a rabbit.” “I mind! And I think he minds!” She pointed at the cage. I turned to look at exactly the right moment. The sun peeked in the window and the rays lit right across...

  • What To Feed It?

    Mallory stepped between the door and my determined advance. “Move!” “No! We can keep him! We can feed him rabbits or something! Don’t kill him! Please, Marcus? We don’t even know what he eats! Maybe we can teach him to be good! Please?” She...

  • It Hatched

    It looked like a fruit bat had mated with an iguana. The flat face, bumpy skin and long barbed tail were only the background for the huge wings, pointy teeth, and large obsidion eyes. “I think it’s cute!” Mallory gushed. She ran towar...

  • Rumours

    I was watering the front lawn, when Milly happened by. “Good afternoon,” “It’s that, Milly,” i replied to the aging woman. She plodded along the sidewalk pulling her cart full of Lord-knows-what, “Done shopping?̶...

  • The Search For Death

    Jeron stared at Kyle, who seemed lost in thought. Jeron hated interrupting his train of thought. Truth be told, he hated the same old debate about ‘derailing trains’ and what-not. “I think I may have an idea!” “You do?R...

  • Cash and Carry.

    Hush went the wind as we wove deeper and deeper around bends of road, curved live a stream frozen by a winter storm. I was cold too. No blanket or warm embrace warm enough to keep these bones from shivering with guilt, fear, and anticipation. This time...

    • Author: Owen
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Welcome To FiclyNation

    “Welcome to FiclyNation!” Lone Writer laughed madly. He looked her over sympathetically. The Ficlets Deprivation had taken its toll. Her traditional cowboy treads were in treacherous condition and her hands trembled as if a story was trying...

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Open Arms

    She gazed at the screen, reading the text but not really seeing the words. Her mind was racing through every variant, every avenue she could think of to save it. But she met obstacles and roadblocks at every turn. There was nothing she could do. Resign...

    • Author: Melia
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Marauder Factory

    We’d located the abandoned factory where the Marauders took truckloads of hostages. Per standing orders, we called in Aegis, the UN automech task force. There were only a few Marauders in the factory, and Aegis took them by surprise so that they ...

  • Locked in the Dark

    The Marauder strike force had blown the generator. Breakpoint—the transforming robot automech with whom I was partnered—and I were stuck in one of the automech-sized service corridors, between Blast Door 3F and Blast Door 3G, which had automaticall...

  • Like a Normal Person

    He seemed like a nice neighbor. Up until the news story published on this morning’s news I thought I knew him well enough. We’d exchanged hellos on a regular basis and he was always good for lending a power tool or an egg or two if needed. ...

    • Author: Tom
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Ode to Morning

    Breath on the glass like a tiny fog. Fingers curling in my lap. I brush the condensation away And watch your progress across the field. Your spine is stiff with cold or pride — I don’t know which. My eyes are wide, Unblinking, Despite the m...

  • Everything in the Right Place

    Lydia walked up the stairs wearily, a sheaf of dark hair covering her face like a raven’s wing. “Brian?” she called out as she reached the second landing. Her voice echoed back, the sound of it mocking to her ears. She shrugged out of...

  • Falling Home

    Reentry is a tricky thing at best. The Ph.D.s on the ground tell us that we’re always falling, in a manner of speaking. Way I look at it, orbiting the planet’s got nothing to do with the soul-shaking fall back into the atmosphere. Come in t...

  • Blinded

    When the lights were on, life was vibrant. The people danced, colors swirled, music blared and smiles shone as bright as the glitter and sequins. The night was dark, but after the club closed we drove around, the crew attempting to keep the party going...

  • The Speed of Life

    If I stopped for just two seconds to feel what was going on around me I would realize that the moment I stopped running would be the moment that I realized that everyone else around me had been running along-side me the whole time. I gather myself up a...

    • Author: Owen
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Death 2

    I left the human world thinking I had helped this man, only to learn later that in his drunken state his mind warped what I had said. He lived with a determination to create a superior race of blonde-haired, blue-eyed humans. How stupid I was! So, now ...

  • Death

    Firstly, I only exist in the Spirit World. I forget what dimention it is, 4th or 5th or something. No mere Human can find me! I only ventured into the human world once. It was a disaster! I was bored with the Spirit World, so I made myself visible to h...

  • Pantsing the Naked Singularity

    “How do you plan on killing death, then?” “Have you heard of a ‘naked singularity’?” “Umm, no. Do I want to?” “Yes. It’s a black hole that’s built up so much hydrogen around it that it n...

  • Existential Death Hole

    Jeron screwed up his eyes, trying to comprehend his friend’s glee, “You’re kidding right?” “I am…dead serious,” Kyle intoned dryly, before bursting into giggles cut short only by his voice cracking. “Real...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Test

    “This is only a test.” “Um, that being the case, do you suppose it’s wise to be using real bullets?” “Shut up and get into your duck suit.”

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
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