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  • Switches

    She sat on the chair adjacent to where I was laying down. She slowly placed her coffee cup on the table so as to not spill any drops on her drops on her apartment floor. As she leaned back into her chair I closed my eyes, content. The lights were off. ...

    • Author: soup
    • Posted 20 days ago.
  • silence

    I’m going crazy with this silence. Why aren’t you talking to me? I’m being stupid. It’s nothing. So we disagreed. Whatever. It happens to people all the time. We promised each other we would talk things out and not give each other the silent tr...

  • When I Can't Dream

    Hearing it such a sad thing thought and escaped, “He would have been so proud of you.” Do the words still mean the same? Coming from you? “Following your heart. Becoming who you are.” He said the word “fag,” a lot. O...

  • Synapses

    Like two synapses gasping for air and a connection so tempting and pasts that drip with despair, Heat melts the two together in a hatchback in the drive and sweats through the paper of my own lotus flower. When I felt the smile on beautiful mountain li...

  • Ascension II: Escape

    The black land-cruiser was midway between the leaning, corroded atomizer and the ranked mirrors of a hydroponics farm when a stub-winged shuttle screamed close overhead. The driver braked with a jerk, awakening Pitcher. They stared out the side-windows...

  • Ascension II: Efficiency

    “Between the bribes and secret cyborg research, Lieutenant, it’s no wonder there’s nothing left for the colonies,” Ishikawa had commented dryly. I looked at him with Drone Two, who happened to be closer, and then released the se...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted 21 days ago.
  • Ascension II: Pumpkin Seed

    Holmes rejoiced when he saw Reckall’s request for orbital collection of the prisoner. He could demand a larger than usual bribe for the service. The prison guards he sent were less pleased. There was no sign of Bates. Nervously, they examined the...

  • Ascension II: Dim Lights, Small City

    The Black Cruiser crested the Solward Dunes and nestled in the valley below sat Juno Station. It was the second oldest permanent station in the Human Sphere. Built nearly 50 years ago, it was and remains a blight on the USNE’s system map. If not ...

    • Author: Drake West
    • Posted 22 days ago.
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  • Always There

    She sits in her room by herself, all alone. In her hand she holds a picture of the only one who cared. A single tear slips down her cheek as she remembers his loving presence, his caring touch. He had given meaning to her life, given her a reason to li...

  • Ascension II: Dissociation

    “An army marches on its stomach, Commander,” countered Ishikawa. “Ancient wisdom, but nonetheless true. Surely they taught you that at the Academy, if nothing else.” Reckall watched the Captain closely. Pupillary response and skin conductivity ...

    • Author: JonB
    • Posted 22 days ago.
  • Ascension II: Waiting Game

    Within the cramped confines of Shuttle 2, the crew made merry with the remaining rations while awaiting the arrival of Holmes. The shuttle was an optimistic tangle of jury-rigged repairs; having miraculously achieved lift-off and the journey to Juno wi...

    • Author: JonB
    • Posted 22 days ago.
  • Ascension II: Gift

    In the end, Bates got what he wanted; a ride to Juno. But not the way he wanted it; he was carried in a spacesuit tied to the outside of Shuttle 2. “If he wants to escape,” said Lieutenant Reyes, “Let him.” “Suppose heR...

  • Love I Long For (Relationship) cont.

    My fear in this is that since he said that, I will lose him to her one day. Maybe after seeing her randomly or spending time with her (they do go to the same church), he might realize that he still loves her. I’m scared to talk to him about it an...

    • Author: ~E
    • Posted 22 days ago.
  • Love I Long For (Relationship)

    As stated in my other post, I have someone in my life (who I’m going to call “N”) who makes me feel like I’m perfect. Beautiful. The only person in the world to him. He makes me feel like I have nothing to lose, but everything t...

    • Author: ~E
    • Posted 22 days ago.
  • The Fear I Fight (Family)

    My life is a jumble of thoughts, confusion, fear, and fact. Very little love is involved, except for one person who makes me feel like I’m the only person in the world and that I’m worth more than diamonds…but even fear in involved th...

    • Author: ~E
    • Posted 22 days ago.
  • The End?

    So, this is it. I dash myself to pieces on the rocks. Those who care for me can’t see me any more. Tears in their eyes now, blinding them. I did that. My wings aren’t beating any more. I’ve given up. Just let me fall. Leave me be. M...

    • Author: Lighty
    • Posted 23 days ago.
  • A Dance of Power

    The wizard struck first, a sweeping, one-handed gesture to throw five long spears of ice at the witch. Semantine raised a cloaked arm that shattered the projectiles and conjured a shimmering staff to rake the stage with summoned flame. And so the duel ...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted 23 days ago.
  • A Sudden Challenge

    Most duels at the yearly Trials were bluff, set pieces, drama and showmanship. Crowd-pleasers. Illusions, sometimes. Harmlessly straightforward attacks, in others. No risk at all to either participant. But the last few were always the real thing. At th...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted 23 days ago.
  • In Between Minds: Awe and Shock

    The song, lacking any specific source, flowed around and through me with an ethereal beauty that awed me. It seemed impossible that the many thousands of voices that this choir seemed to comprise could produce so perfect a performance. I was intimately...

  • Inspired.

    “You can’t see! So Let me help you!” I yanked his head up, surprised by the strange sound the separation of dried blood and skin produced. His chin has almost glued to his chest. “See, you should thank me! I just unglued you!” The room filled...

  • Inspired.

    I hadn’t felt this alive in ages. My body resonated in a euphoric bliss and suddenly it seemed that every answer in the universe lay before me, I needed only ask the question. “Don’t you see!” I couldn’t tell you when I started yelling, the...

  • Inspired.

    “If only I would have known.” I started to whisper. Gently I tapped the serrated blade in my hand on the table. “If only I had known, here, where I began, is where I would find my self again.” Even this grim realization, this newfound understan...

  • Inspired.

    “I miss creative writing.” That was it, I let the words come out and suddenly it felt like the worlds heaviest weight had been lifted from my shoulders. “I miss it, I miss it like a bird in a cage must miss flying!” Now that I’d spoken, it se...

  • Hateful Birds

    These eyeless creatures stare me down. They probably think they’re so intimidating with their vast wing span and razor-edge beaks. But what I realize is that I have eyes. I have the power to truly see. I am full of soul and full of all this unuse...

  • On Patrol: Moving On

    Firus wasn’t surprised. “To hell with it, then. Adjust course to avoid the supply route, but our destination won’t be changing. We’ll find out exactly what’s going on when we get to the front.” “Captain.”...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted 24 days ago.
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