Stories tagged “Dust”

  • Polaroid

    He has discovered a treasure, though he does not yet realize it; a box of polaroid pictures wedged between a dusty box of records and Aunt Bertha’s old silverware. His fingers trace the rough outline of the aged cardboard, still unsure of their d...

    • Author: Ranx
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • A Cloud of Dust

    As if it wasn’t enough to know everything he’d known was lost to oblivion, another thought hit him: now what? With the Earth gone, where was he to go? What was he to do? He sat back with a sigh. “Just when I thought I’d thought ...

  • Remnants

    Bob stared, his mouth gaping at the unnatural naturalness of it all. “But… but where did you come from?” The dust shimmered slightly, as though it were laughing. Isn’t it obvious? These particles, every atom of them, are all tha...

  • Just a Purple Rock

    I opened the rocket doors and peered out into the extraterrestrial purple landscape, thick smog filled the atmosphere and high crater walls extended up into the martian sky. Upon my first steps form the shuttle the rockets beneath my feet seemed to emi...

  • Unrecognized Life?

    I stepped once more out of the safety of my rocket out on to the alien landscape. To my surprise the crunchy surface from before was now smooth. It wasn’t for a decent walk till I heard the familiar crunchy squeaking sounds under my feet. I bent down...

  • Shreds

    The world, as we know it now, is gone. The destruction of man, was ultimately cause by man itself. There was no asteroid, there was no super-flare. We were there, and then we were gone. It was so simple. The first great feat of man was the atomic bomb....

  • Ghost Town

    A world of wastes and dust is all I’ve ever known. The land has dried by the pound of temperatures found only on the surface of the great sun that lay in the sky before us all. The fires of the sky destroyed all in its wake, leaving in place a ba...

  • Dust in the Wind

    His figure seemed to fade in and out with the light. As if he was made of smoke. Whenever a breeze would push through the dense, sticky air wisps of his being would drift away, fading into the same colorless hue as everything else. Dust in the wind. I ...

  • A Leave for Change

    Could it be that there is a way out? A place beyond the blandness behind me? The thought forced doubts into my head. I turned around, the entrance of the tunnel was just as close as it was before. The heat rising from the ground outside was bending the...

  • Drifting Away

    The place was filled with more colors than I have ever seen! Including those that encompassed me in the cave. My eyes didn’t know where to look they were darting around wildly from what seemed to be trees to something that was a color like a very dee...

  • Dust Storm

    Walking away it dawned on me. Didn’t he say they wouldn’t be able to see what’s here unless they could see on their own first? I turned back to ask him but he was already gone. For the walk out of the cave the light to the outside was har...

  • They Can See

    “Why do I need to leave?” I asked to them. The sudden change in their behaivor came as a shock. I sounded calmer than I expected to sound. “You shouldn’t need to know why,” She continued the sharp tone in her voice sounded har...

  • Spare a Little Hope

    “Hello Ms….” Another door is slammed in my face, the force shaking a slight coat of dust off its crude wooden surface. No one will listen. What are they so scared of? They obviously aren’t scared of disintegrating. I walk through th...

  • Remember When?

    Perry followed his trainer into the dim office space on the 37th floor to collect supplies. Tropical plants were spaced at regular intervals on the left. Nameless other plants that evoked memories of elementary school biology class were strewn about th...

    • Author: eclectickid
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Distant Moon

    Sunken In the distant dust Of instantaneous timelessness Are footprints that represent all of us.

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Red Planet

    Ominous impacts reverberated quietly throughout the shelter like far away thunder on far away earth. Red sand fell through holes in the ceiling as if the shelter was at the center of a gigantic hourglass. Red dust covered everything in sight. A man lay...

  • Control Room and a Sad State of Affairs

    Looking down at his chest, Anderson muttered a soft curse and moved towards the door. As he began to fumble with the controls, a genderless voice welcomed him back and the door slid open with a pneumatic hiss. He looked incredulously at the camera and ...

  • Ashes Remain: Chapter Two;; Part 1

    I flew, taking the small cement stairs in great leaps. Eight flights later, I burst through a maintenance door, into one of the many side streets of the large city. Adrenaline pounded through my veins as I raced through the city streets, dodging the bu...

  • The New Thing

    Once the centerpiece of Saturday night dinner parties, I now rule of a kingdom of dust and worn memories. I used to fill these halls with music, laughter, and adventure. The Shadow, that one was my personal favorite. So much potential. Now I sit forgot...

  • Awkward Dining

    The barkeep makes a valiant attempt to ignore the newcomer, but it is no use. Setting his dirty glass back on the bar, he waddles over to where the stranger is eating. “So…uh…what brings you to Justice friend?” the barkeep begin...

  • Sweet Smell of Remembrance

    Unseen, a night breeze picked up and scooted ripples across the pond. Scents drew Devin inward as only the olfactory sense can. He smiled. The smell of wet and rotted logs told volumes of his youth, days spent sloshing where he ought not have been slos...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 1 year ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Outer Indent

    With rapid steps the ornate chamber gave way to a rather mundane hallway, then to a tunnel through rubble, and finally to a dusty outside world. Harlow winced at the light filtering through high clouds and couldn’t help but turn and consider the ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted 6 months ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Breathless Tales and Dusty Trails

    Heaving and panting down the country road Kevin and Robert kicked up as much dust as a whole mess of hounds. Delbert brought up the rear, choking on dust and attempting to halt the other two. “You idgits!” Delbert rasped, “You dag-gum...