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  • The Best Birthday In years

    It was the best birthday I’d had in years. There was no cake, no ice cream, no balloons ; just he and I- on a blanket under the stars in a park, after dark. It was the best because there was NO place I would rather have been than in his arms. The...

  • Begin!

    The stars were clear in the sky. Kimmy could hear the crickets, the sound of the creek a few dozen feet away. Her breath coming slowly in and out. It had been a long, hard climb to the plateau. The grime had stained her fingernails black. She could fee...

  • after the missile

    uuuuhh wind – screams – smoke – flames – the shrill of tearing metal – faces of questioning anguish tumbling away – why – why them – why me below – the flaming shredded carcass that had once protect...

    • Author: Petros
    • Posted 3 months ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Back on Friday

    On a sunny and clear day Bob stood at the corner, clutching Ronnie’s hand while they waited for the school bus to arrive. “Why do you have to go?” Ronnie asked him. “Work stuff. Very boring,” Bob answered quickly. But he mused, On a day like ...

  • Helpless

    The tears come. I can’t stop them. First the extra spill out the top, but soon they are unlocking the dam of memories I’ve desperately held back. The result is crippling. I curl up on the floor and the sobs silently fill the emptiness. It h...

    • Author: Rahose
    • Posted 3 months ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Watermind

    Stepping out of a dimly lit mindset, the sun feels real passing through some orifice and out into light. The reflections feel endless as I twirl. A stone set path leads me to water. Bubbles’ flight, trickles backwards and up, respecting pressure ...

  • Card Trick

    “Ravenwood is my home. It was my father’s home and his fathers before him. And by the gods my children will inherit my lands. We were here before this evil came. Before these monsters took over the night. I want to know whats coming.” A y...

  • JINX!

    Silence. I never expected that. At first I thought nothing had happened, that it hadn’t worked, but as the sound of bullets and bombshells waned and died and echoes fell silent throughout the bunker, the effect became clear. The war just stopped....

  • Maxwell's Silver Bullet (10)

    I tucked the card away so Mom could read it later and turned back to the pile. “Hel-lo. What do we have here?” I lifted the large manila envelope and noticed immediately there was no return address. My name and our home address were printed neatly ...

    • Author: Miz Em
    • Posted 3 months ago.
  • Write Calm And Give Thanks (500th Ficly)

    Inspiration has taken a vacation. Awaken from misshapen anger and tell me what’s wrong. Try to write calm. Why would it matter? Pretend a baby depends upon your ability to be calm, “even though I’d rather slather on some raw emotion...

  • Diary Entry -30 Days No Contact Period Result Part 2

    As a result barely a few hours later, finding out she had got back together with her ex, didn’t have anywhere near the impact it would have had otherwise, and will make the transition back to just being friends so much easier too. While I still r...

  • Diary Entry -30 Days No Contact Period Result Part 1

    I can confirm that on the evening of Day 30, I met another “christian woman” who snapped me right out of my obsessive “one woman” thinking from the last month mere hours before I was due to see said woman again. This other woman...

  • Debt

    He was like every other, some suit who got a little too comfortable spending rather than saving. Weekend trips to the track, bar tabs exceeding his pay grade, a few too many bad hands in hold ’em. After the initial high, there comes the fall. ...

    • Author: J.P. Glenn
    • Posted 3 months ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Darkest Sunshine

    One sunny and clear day I made my decision. I cannot recall the date, but it was a Saturday. Jonah was begging me to go outside, I was nasty to him as usual. “Jonah, just be quiet for ONCE!” “Okay Daddy, sorry.” He whimpered bac...

    • Author: Drake West
    • Posted 3 months ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • People Watching

    People are an interesting lot. As I sit here, enjoying a glass of Pinot for the first time in twenty-six years, I reminisce over all the years gone by. I turned fifty-one yesterday and my life has taken many turns, but not so many all at once, as have ...

  • Everywhere's a Beach

    One sunny and clear day has collided into another. I can’t recall the last time it was a dark or stormy night. Almost nothing but sand as far as the eye can see as I stand here in what used to be a forest. Well… that was about five billion ...

    • Author: Tesseract
    • Posted 3 months ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The City by the Lake

    He doesn’t belong here. No one takes much notice of his solitary figure, but as he walks the lakefront, he feels as if every eye in the city is upon him. The smell of the lake is fresh and welcome as the breeze that accompanies every wave. The rh...

  • Target Practice

    Dear Sir or Madam, Though we apologise for the inconvenience, we appreciate your passive participation in our latest training exercise. Our children are our future and it is vital that they learn the skills that must be passed on from generation to gen...

    • Author: Tesseract
    • Posted 3 months ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Milwaukee

    I made a choice, and at the time, it was the right choice. I had felt trapped. Constricted. Tied down. I needed to move. To breath. We were different. I wanted nothing more than an open road and someone to share it with. You had wanted the normal thing...

  • Forgotten

    One sunny and clear day, a gentle breeze sent wave-like ripples over the white and gold rolling plains. Alia walked with her arms outstretched, feeling the caress of tall grass beneath her fingertips and her dark eyes roamed the landscape, her gaze com...

    • Author: Isla
    • Posted 4 months ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Captive pt3

    He shows me to a small room upstairs where I will stay until I change my mind. In the middle of the night I creep out of my room. I fly downstairs and find the front door unlocked. I burst through it and hear a low chuckle. My heart pounds in my chest ...

    • Author: Rahose
    • Posted 4 months ago.
  • Captive pt2

    “I’m a nice guy though, so I’ll make you a deal. If you can find a cheap air flight I’ll let you leave free and clear. I’ll even let me assistant help you.”He calls out and a small, hunched over man walks up. He̵...

    • Author: Rahose
    • Posted 4 months ago.
  • Captive

    I find myself in an older mans house. His tone is kind but there is a twisted glint in his eyes that matches the way his lips curve up slightly. He’s telling me to do something on his computer. I walk up to it and wiggle the mouse around to wake ...

    • Author: Rahose
    • Posted 4 months ago.
  • I was lost but now I'm found

    I put in a ticket to have this checked cuz I couldn’t let it go. Kevin in the help section got back to me super quick and rectified the problem. THANKS KEVIN

  • As in life, so in death (Mature)

    You brought me into this world, you were an asshole then they say. You taught me some meaningful things, some lessons are learned the hard way. You weren’t much for words, or emotion, or nurturing. I learned that the hard way as well. Always quic...

    • Author: Reaver19
    • Posted 4 months ago.
    • 5 out of 5
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