Stories tagged “Children”

  • Chain of Order

    Yesterday, Nina was taken to the port. She cried too much for my liking – it made me want to cry, too. She made us sweets and left them on the counter with a note blurred and softened by tears; it was just like her. She did it despite the beating...

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • He Snaps! (Anger - 7DS Challenge)

    “That’s it. THAT IS IT!” His yells echoed through the forest, accompanied by the terrified screams of the children. “I have freaking well had it with you arrogant, greedy little brats!” He flipped over the picnic table, sp...

  • The Confrontation

    Standing before this abomination that could have been spawned only from the deepest areas of fear from a common mind, the mob of children quickly dwindled to a handful, and those that stayed seemed frozen in step. The machine, as if a force of nature, ...

    • Author: Mogs
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Aurora, Awakened

    “She roams the forest at night as though sleepwalking, our nightmarish Princess. That infernal owl clings to Her wrist and whispers the Witch’s orders in Her ear. Have not you noticed the absence of the Good Faeries? They stay locked in a l...

  • The Future is Now!

    “Welcome to the Future” blared the rusting speakers. “Prepare to be amazed!” Claude stood on his toes to see over the railing at the diorama of the future Milford City. “In the future,” said a mans voice, calm and se...

  • Another World (Mature)

    The kids upstairs are so happy. A smoking hot mum and a great dad. I see them being marched down the stairs outside my apartment, pretending to be soldiers, led by the best fucking dad in the world, their sergeant. Their apartment is probably wall to w...

    • Author: ahobday
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • All God's Children

    As Ms. Newman sat before her recent crop of kindergartners, she was impressed with the cultural schism that lay before her. There was Benjamin, son of fundamentalists, who cut his teeth on antidisestablishmentarianism sitting next to Sage, the daughter...

  • The Children Below

    “I’m not doing. I’m not getting infected for those little bastards,” said Robert, his arms crossed, stern face staring across the table at the rest of the Council. “Robert, someone has to give the children the vaccine, and...

  • Navan Fort

    People are buried beneath the mound over which my little children tumble. Kings and queens, knights and priests, they all raise a contemptuous wail when my pretty ones cartwheel and roll down the side of the mound. All the while, the smile my children ...

    • Author: Queen Medb
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Dislike of Trees

    David was excited – they’d never been to the Tree Museum before. They’d spent the morning playing at the park – swinging on the ropes and frames, the dust on their suits sparkling in the eerie sunlight filtering through the dark...

    • Author: Match
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Confused Adults/Confused Children

    Michael sat on the bench outside the principal’s office, worrying. It had been a complicated day. He’d never noticed Tracey – the quiet girl at the back of the class – not until she had become Simon that is. Something of the com...

    • Author: Match
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Confession

    “You need to have at least five —” “FIVE? She needs more than that,” the boy took a drag on his cigarette before flicking it onto the wet asphalt. The little girl looked at him, eyes wide, afraid but drawn to the big boy w...

    • Author: Nancy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Singing Nightmare

    He could feel the cold sweat working its way down his spine like the martian leeches already latching onto his ribs, worming into his lungs, finding his heart. He felt the fear rise up inside him, the nightmare scream that would never pass his lips. He...

    • Author: Abby (LoA)
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Real Headmaster

    I lean back in my chair and sigh. When, as a very young child, I was first sent to the headmaster’s office, I never dreamed that I would spend every day for most of my life in that same office. I run a hand over the highly polished walnut desk an...

    • Author: Abby (LoA)
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Thinking About The Future.

    The other day I was downloading music and realized that when I get older I won’t have any albums to pass down to my children. I’ll just have to be like “Here Kafka, this is my hard drive from when I was 20, ignore the porn til you’re 18” and ...

    • Author: J. Jaybles
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Tender Meat

    Sitting there, gloating in his methods, his mind drifted away. He would sneak into each room and quietly watch them sleep, reveling in the sleep-induced smells of slumber. Then just before dawn, he would take a taste. See how the process was coming al...

  • Backpack (Mature)

    I stole the backpack. It was easy. I just took it from a table in the library and walked out wearing it. The librarian even flashed a smile at me as I passed. Inside were several books and a few blank worksheets. There was a notebook with a crude unico...

    • Author: T. N. Ted
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Life Of A Grim Reaper

    Shoot. Where did I put my scythe? I could have sworn… Ah! I left it Mrs Walker’s apartment. It may take a few minutes of gliding through plumbing to get there, but I can’t do my job without it. I used to use the subway to get around, ...

  • Paternal

    It was the way he looked when I opened the door. That was the first thing that seemed off. He had filled out more, looked healthier. His eyes were almost vibrant, not the gray circles I remembered them. At the time it didn’t seem odd that he was ther...

    • Author: Lady Bug
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Paternal 2.0

    “So I’ve been sober for five months” he finally said, after several moments of awkward silence and nervous sips of coffee. I stared at him blankly. The reason for his visit was slowly coming together in my mind. “Well what do you think about t...

    • Author: Lady Bug
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Into The Wood

    “I don’t think this is a good idea,” Joylyn moaned. “Nania says the shadowtrees eat children when both the moon and sun are sleeping.” The sky was inky black, a dark blanket enveloping the world. Ahead, Zin’s torch s...

    • Author: kaellinn18
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Revenge of the Brother

    His mother had spanked him once again. For something he didn’t do. His little sister was always getting him into trouble. His mother didn’t realize the devious little mind that was hiding behind those seemingly limpid blue eyes. He ran to h...

  • Mama

    Mama stood out there in the back lot long after all the others had left. Tears rolled down her cheeks and froze on her tattered collar. She’d never had a child her own, and not for lack of trying. She’d bedded nearly every man here at the m...

  • Cage Curtains (Mature)

    “I can’t believe The Oddity died, I just can’t believe it!” Mr. Averady fumed as he paced around his office. “He was our biggest attraction! Our best damn performer! What the hell are we going to do now?” Mr. Primros...