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  • The Welcome Inn (2) (Mature)

    ’I’m Robert. Robert MacNeill. I live down Glenorsha Road.’ I finish pouring his beer (a perfect head might I add) and place it on the counter. He snatches the glass and takes a swig, before considering me with a suspicious squint. ‘Oh aye, whic...

  • For Rent- Small Space in the Back of My Mind

    This space will do nicely. It is a bit cramped in spots, but over here will work. Yes, I believe I will settle down right here and live for as long as I can. It may be the only way, but atleast we’ll be together in some capacity. Sometimes memori...

  • Swinging Punches (Pt. 1) (Mature)

    “You’re fucking crazy!” she stammered back wiping the blood now flowing freely from her face. The bitch threw her arm back again, ready to reel forward again to hit Red in the face again. The dog-faced lump screwed up her face, aggres...

  • A Memorandum

    A Memorandum Regarding the Subject of Barona: The poisoning of the Ecosystem at the end of the last Great War continues to claim lives through the claw and fang of mutated wildlife. Our best minds continue their research into finding a way to reverse t...

    • Author: Tesseract
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
  • No Answers, Just Options

    “What do I have to do, Ross? How do I get out of this?” I asked the wise old man. His wife came back with some freshly brewed tea and handed me a cup. I scooted up in my seat and leaned forward, “I can’t help the cravings. IR...

    • Author: gafroel
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
  • Time Comes and Time Goes

    Henry froze, his face going stoically solid. Time ground nearly to a halt. Martin just huffed and returned his gaze to the darkness before them. “It doesn’t have to be that way,” Henry protested. “Not about s’posed to be, ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Rumors and Cold Facts

    Each time the door opened, Carol pretended to be asleep, his arm curled around his tankard. Being in one of the lower cross spokes, the view of Hub towered over everything, looking like a giant fist raised to the sky. Two men came in, talking loudly as...

  • The Last Signal

    A green streak rose high into the air and exploded into a series of white lights. Hope died with the lights, leaving behind only a deeper darkness. “That’s it then?” Chancellor Valera asked, turning to Astor. “Yes.” The high-elf seemed shocke...

  • Conversations With Dad

    “The world is bigger than you and I,” Martin put his arm around the young man. The teenager was shrugging off the moment his father was trying to create. The same thing happened when Henry came out as bisexual to Martin; his dad wanted to m...

    • Author: gafroel
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
  • The Defenders of Ravenwood

    Here in Ravenwood, we are surrounded by monsters. There are the typical ones you don’t see, either because you choose not to or because you are too high status to mingle with them, or are one of them. There are also the ones that everyone sees, a...

  • Just Another "Normal" Night in Ravenwood

    Just another normal night in Ravenwood, thought the Night Watchman, whistling while he walked down the cobblestone road. Fog rolled through the empty streets; People were sealed up safe in their homes; The gates that led into the town were locked up ti...

  • The Library of the Forbidden and Unknowable: The Third Visitor

    “Sounds like you had a really bad day,” said the third visitor, unable to come up with anything more original to say in response to her friend’s account of the day’s trials. “That’s an understatement,” the desk...

  • Dreaming

    Covered in mud, gleaming bright light from underneath, the creature existed without the slightest aid. No mother to nurse from, no caregiver to hold when the frightening bolts shot across an amber-colored, gray specky sky. He was still lonely, left dri...

  • East Coast Americana (Mature)

    “Thank you, Daddy,” I murmured, pleased but calculating silently how many bandages I would need. Relocating to a 9 million dollar estate in the Hamptons hadn’t changed my baby at all. His tattooed arms still moved with the nervous wei...

    • Author: Escapist
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
  • Genesis

    Project X was taking shape. Some of the seams were sloppy, some ragged but they were serviceable. He wiped the sweat out of his eyes and continued linking the armature to the left fixing point. Lubricant from the part oozed through the new seam making ...

    • Author: Petros
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Random Prompt 3: Mechanical Extraction

    Brian trailed after Lucy as she scampered down to the cellar. He gagged on the cocktail of fumes wafting up from the cluttered chamber. Beakers and bottles clogged the high shelves, while electronic parts were strewn over every other surface. “I...

  • Random Prompt 2: Cryptic Instructions

    Jeff hadn’t thought they built crypts any more, but his grandmother had managed to find one to be buried in. Her other demand was even stranger – that her estate go to whoever would spend the night down here after the funeral. He was just ...

  • Random Prompt 1: The Forgotten God

    The sandstone columns seemed to glow a dusky red in the burning dusk light, marking them out from the sand and shadows which swallowed most of the ancient temple. The small party of travellers staggered towards it. “Do you think this could be it?...

  • Grand Cable Highway

    Ravenwood is shaped like a wheel. Not for beauty, but necessity. There are no roads in Ravenwood, only hard-packed paths with permafrost gutters. At the center of the wheel is The Hub. The Hub is a giant stone, about four feet high and fifty feet acros...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted 2 months ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Made a Mistake

    You know, I’ve done some really dumb things in my life, but this has got to take the cake. So my wife and I decided to try for a kid, and idiot that I am, I was a bit careless. Okay, okay, I was very careless. I won’t go into details(for th...

  • Exultation

    Carver jotted down some notes and nodded slightly. “The experience is different for each person based on personal history, mental schemata, neuro… I’m sorry, I should not… cheapen… your experience with such psychobabble. P...

    • Author: Tesseract
    • Posted 2 months ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • By Night, By Day

    The town butcher initially gave me some strange looks when I asked for two freshly slaughtered cattle. No cuts, nothing… Just the raw meat. “I’m hoping…” I told him, “…that I can lure the Legion toward this off...

    • Author: Tesseract
    • Posted 2 months ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Evocation

    “Where am I going?” I asked. “It doesn’t matter, go wherever you want. Turn on the radio and then shush.” Jim said. He had a yellow legal pad propped up by one knee, pen in hand ready to take notes. I shook my head and kept my comments to mys...

  • Bad Timing

    Akiko descended back to the pavement on a swirl of sparkles, resplendent in her tight-fitting suit of solid glitter and armed with an opal-topped staff which had appeared from nowhere. “Now to show those villains the power of the Shimmer-Stone!&...

  • Life of Clockwork Man

    I remember the day I was awakened. I was strapped down, with cords everywhere. There were several restarts and my calendar was updated each time. Finally I was allowed to sit up and walk. My creator was joyous and clapped for himself. I learned to make...

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