Stories tagged “Barter”

  • Reflections

    Vic was walking home when a filthy man popped out of the mouth of the alley, grabbed him by the arm, turned and threw him up against the brick wall. Before Vic could do anything, the man was on top of him, reeking of alcohol, urine and the dank smell o...

  • When Death Gets Bored

    Consider, if you can, that you are an immortal being tasked with one of the most important jobs in caring for the mortals; soul collection, and assignment. Now, imagine that you have done this job for a countless number of lifetimes. You know every det...

    • Author: Zen Brau
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • WDGB 2

    “However, " Death continued, “you are lucky. I, being the all-powerful authority on the matter of mortality, have graciously decided to give you a chance at a chance for another chance.” The man, already scared by the eerie eyes,...

    • Author: Zen Brau
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • WDGB 3

    “What I offer you, " Death began, “is the chance to win a chance to get a second chance where you failed the first time.” The man arched his eyebrows, “The first time?” “Well, the most recent, I should say. It w...

    • Author: Zen Brau
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • WDGB 4

    The man appeared to fidget with that question. Clearly, he had not expected it. “Well, " he began, “I’m not so confident I’ve earned that.” Death, having receded back to the shadows, let out a sound that could loosely...

    • Author: Zen Brau
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • WDGB 5

    How does someone entertain the embodiment of death? What would such a being find worthwhile of their attention? “Yes.” The word resounded in the stone room with a unexpected bit of certainty in the man’s voice. “Excellent.”...

    • Author: Zen Brau
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • WDGB 6

    “I look forward to where you may be going with this idea of yours.” Death lost the echoing voice and took on the tone of the girl it pretended to be. “Let’s go, Uncle Max. We have business, and time is wasting away.” Not r...

    • Author: Zen Brau
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • WDGB 7

    “You see,” the happy voice went to explain, “my uncle here is a writer. Isn’t that right, Uncle Max?” Beautiful blue eyes blinked up at him in expectation. “Uh, yeah.” He was too confused to do much else but pl...

    • Author: Zen Brau
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • Accidents Happen

    Sophie was determined to know how “Max” had died. To the point of making Max believe “she” really didn’t know, “What kind of accident?” Her voice was eager. “No,” Sarah shook her head, “I don&...

    • Author: Zen Brau
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • Picking the Loose Thread

    Sarah only shook her head, “Look, I think you should go. I’ve said enough.” Max cut Sophie off, “Yeah, she’s right. We’ve bothered her enough in this dark time.” He turned to walk off. Sophie hesitated a second...

    • Author: Zen Brau
    • Posted over 5 years ago.