Stories tagged “Children”

  • Mind Games

    “Listen to me, get on the train.” He said in a nervous tone. “No, i’m not leaving you.” she replied, tears streaking her face. “Take the kids, get on the train and leave, get as far away from here as possible.”...

  • Apprentice (Mature)

    “The song that Pete had on repeat on his I-pod when he hung himself?” The lack of offense Tony felt was startling even for him. “Nothing but respect for Mr. Hewlitt, but I can turn that motherfucker out.” Tony’s mother wou...

    • Author: RicoLaser
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Borough

    There had been a vote. Tony bitched and moaned about it, but deep down he understood the others in the band had a point. He was the one who’d given the kid the okay to sing. He’d have to be the one to explain the situation to Vince’s ...

    • Author: RicoLaser
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Dime Museum

    Were it not for the time and the place perhaps a happier life could have been conceived, but it could never be. Born years ago into a family that was relatively well to-do had doomed him from conception. They didn’t need the money from his sale, ...

  • A Rose with one thorn

    I was sitting with my back to Peter Pan avoiding Bambi’s wide eyed stare. The room was called the family room. The sign on the door stared back at me challenging me to disagree. I surrendered in hope. I prayed for someone inexperienced who had no...

    • Author: BooStar
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Obedience

    “And where were they going?” said Alice, raising a sculpted eyebrow. Her pad was covered with dark scribbles and barely legible notes. The small boy sitting across the table stared at his hands and said nothing. “You have to tell me w...

  • Thesis

    Homophaga Agricola: A flightless quadruped of the class Aves. While its role in our ecosystem is vital, it is little understood. Scela paused to wet the nib of her pen. Birdsong vibrated distantly on the morning breeze – threshers. She ruthlessly...

    • Author: lostsalient
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • All in the Timing

    She wasn’t sure she’d be able to finish her research. Or even start it. Youth tended to congregate in fields shortly—sometimes mere minutes—before each harvest, and as she didn’t want to end up a subject of her own study, ...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Challenger Approaches

    The group was hardly more than a rag-tag mob of children, the oldest of them being fifteen, and the youngest twelve, all of them more assured than they had any right to be. There they stood simply holding branches sharpened with rocks, eager to meet th...

    • Author: Mogs
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Wasted Minute

    The caretaker of the court of law shuffled some papers and looked around – appearing as dusty and as disinterested as the bronze faces on the wall outside. While having the appearance of boredom, the caretaker announced the names and surnames of the ...

  • Snack time

    Gornak paced around the cave impatiently. The others should have been back by now. His fur stood on end when he passed too closely to the cave entrance. The sunlight always bothered his kind. There was a stirring sound. One of the children had come awa...

  • The Murder of Manzanar

    We drove past a barbed-wire fence, through a gate, and into an open space where trunks and sacks and packages had been dumped from the baggage trucks that drove out ahead of us. Inside the bus no one stirred. No one waved or spoke, they all just stared...

    • Author: Katie Kim
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Murder of Manzanar

    We drove past a barbed-wire fence, through a gate, and into an open space where trunks and sacks and packages had been dumped from the baggage trucks that drove out ahead of us. Inside the bus no one stirred. No one waved or spoke, they all just stared...

    • Author: Katie Kim
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Under the stars (Mature)

    They lay on the bonnet of the car that night, staring up at the darkness – the faint glow of the milky way shining down on them. It was a hot, humid night, and she felt sticky in her small floral-print dress. A sudden volley of shooting stars fle...

    • Author: Match
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Where The Toys Go

    Life’s lessons learned. Never have an affair with someone claiming to be the King of the Fairies. Marilyn sat on the grass, the scattered toys all around her, eating a pale blue apple she’d picked on her last walk by the river. It must have...

    • Author: Zerrakhi
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Storytime

    “Grandfather! Grandfather!” From seemingly thin air two freshly scrubbed children appeared, pink and glistening, to swarm about an old man. He snatched the smaller of the two, a boy with a pug nose and orbed eyes, and pulled him onto his lap. “Ye...

  • Slow Children (signs challenge)

    I would pull over and watch for them. I wanted to know who they were before I continued on. Often, they were like squirrels, they would turn and dart back the wrong way, the longer way, and you could squash them flat on accident. It was best to stop an...

  • Of Soaks and Suds

    The bath tub filled nearly to the top, a little boy situated in the midst of it all, his eyes enamored with bubbles and a stinging sensation. Tiny little hands splashed the surface as I supervised nearby, on a stool that made me all the lonelier. He is...

  • Goodnight, My Sweet

    “Mommy?” “Yes, dear?” “I’m scared.” “Don’t be scared, little one. Nothing can harm you once the nightlights are lit.” “Are you sure?” “Of course.” “Mommy?” ...

    • Author: K-Jellybean
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Green T-Shirt, Pink Shorts

    “I can see it!” shrieked the little girl, stomping forward on the red cement. A quarter of a mile away creeps a train. “Yeah, honey,” toned her mom, adding a streak of red to her sketch. “Sh… oot.” She held her...

    • Author: awayken
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Sematary

    The winters are cold The night leaves me shivering Follow me as I take you along the hill Listen as the wolves cries out Listen as I bring you forth to another life I don’t want to live my life again If your not there With your smile The air ...

  • The Court of Winged Fey (children's story)

    “San telanik du—Do not fidget,” Mamu told me as we walked into the courtroom. “It is unbecoming of a winged faerie.” “But my wings aren’t fully growed yet!” I said. Mamu slapped me and told me not to use ...

    • Author: K-Jellybean
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Slow Deaf Children Ahead (ficly challenge)

    We’d been driving for hours, my family and I. And finally, we were almost home. But of course, there was another detour. So, we turn down this street, and low and behold, there it was. Spread out past the sign was a field of infinite green pastur...

  • Caution Children Playing

    Mark was driving home from the Supermarket, trunk filled with goodies for the night’s festivities. There was construction on his usual route, reworking the hoverway, so he deeked left through a residential zone. Slow, but at least no stopping. Hi...