Stories tagged “2012”

  • Doomsday

    If you would’ve told me this time last year that I’d be one of 300 people left alive on planet earth I would’ve laughed in your face. I mean, the whole world had been talking about Global Warming and 2012 Doomsday theorys for as long ...

  • The Day Before the World Expired

    Simon rolled out of bed. It was going to be one of those days. Not the type of day which is totally bland and useless. Not even one of those days when everything goes wrong. Just…one of those days. Opening the refrigerator door, Simon noted the ...

    • Author: Laine Grey
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Of Phone Calls and Commemorative Tee Shirts

    Simon groaned as the phone rang. “Hello?” he sighed. “Simon? Simon Petra? This is Karl…we went to university together.” Simon rolled his eyes; he should have stayed in bed. “Yes, what do you want?” “Well...

    • Author: Laine Grey
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • John Was Wrong

    I said to John that the sky was looking sort of weird. I guess he didn’t hear me so I said it louder this time, making sure to catch his eye. “Hey John, the sky looks kind of weird.” He shrugged, picking at the mole above his upper li...

    • Author: morgEn
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
  • Coffee Break at the Collider

    “Are we playing God here?” “No.” “No? Smashing shit together just to see what comes out isn’t playing God?” “No. God would have more finesse. We are children cracking open clams for pearls.” “...

    • Author: zxvasdf
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • And Still the Water Rose

    He sat at the end of a pier, his legs dangling over the edge, the sea gently lapping against the soles of his worn out combat boots. He thought about how he had come to be there, how it had all gone so horribly wrong. And still the water rose. He looke...

  • New Year

    Her breath fogged the glass. Moonlight reflected off the thick blanket of snow outside. It sparkled like so many diamonds. She absently smoothed her skirt, the satin dress barely making a sound as she shifted to lean against the window frame. Her thoug...

  • A New Start.

    “Don’t even bother coming! You’re acting ridiculous!” “I wasn’t planning on coming anyways! Don’t worry about that sweetheart!” Disgusted, I slammed the door shut and proceeded to the party. I didn’...

  • Twenty-twelve;part one.

    “I wish the whole twenty-twelve, end-of-the-world thing would happen already. I can’t wait ’til December.” Charlie said, putting more wood in the campfire. He leaned back as sparks jumped up at him. “What? Why would you ev...

    • Author: MissMay.
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
  • Pomp & Circumstance

    The sky was that shade of blue I’ve always admired. The clouds were light and fluffy, lofting high above our capped heads. The stadium almost looked like an ocean the way our caps and gowns ebbed and flowed around me. I got caught in a rip curre...

  • Rhymes Severed Yet Again

    I fall – I tumble through the air, My bearings gone, the wind my master, The snaking rivers writhe upon the ground Which seeks to meet me ever faster. Where went my hopes, my dreams? Have they abandoned me this night For greener pastures, unwilli...

  • Rhymes Severed Yet Again (cont'd)

    You smile and shine a light upon my world: Before you were but water, heaven, earth. I am depressed when you’re unhappy, And when you laugh, to brim I fill with mirth. How long before I lose you, like the others, To this new suitor, or the next, ...

  • Lapses.

    Thus, it had come to this. The sky had fallen, just as they had predicted. History rewrites itself, they say, and we are the pages, being stamped upon by the solid press of the typewriter. You watch as the children scream, as the women cry, as the men ...

    • Author: shea m.
    • Posted about 2 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Rewards

    To be rejected by the one you claim to love – is pain That you were willing to accept, when you professed The feelings you were harboring. Perhaps in vain You took a chance on life and frantically expressed Your inner thoughts. To someone who had...

  • Early Thanksgiving

    My father who yelled and my mother who cried (when I shamelessly stole from the pool locker room) Thank you for teaching me pride. The three brothers at the tent on the quad, hour after hour (who knowingly set me up to police people I had just met) Tha...

  • Compromise

    he used to put his dukes up, and it didn’t matter why. maybe he loved the fight (though probably not) or perhaps winning (most certainly) and sometimes it was just worth it, so he would put his dukes up. he used to stay in the fight, even though ...

  • The Subway at 2am

    You’re waiting for the train And it’s 10 minutes late. It’s only 10 minutes, And there are people around. Most of them are drunk And a few are asleep against the columns. Someone just sat next to you But neither you nor they care, Muc...

  • Obama 2012

    Waiting with baited breath, clinging to the bedsheets in anticipation, I sit and watch the pictures flash across the screen. What will happen? And then: The results. I breathe a sigh of relief, and jump into the air, throwing my arms up in jubilation.

    • Author: Ariah Oak
    • Posted almost 2 years ago.
  • Words on Paper

    Sometimes the words on paper are music Waiting to be sung To be made meaningful Inspiring Transformative They’ll recall it In a classroom, “His transformative work” At a wine and cheese, “Yes, very inspiring stuff” On a date with an enthusias...