Stories tagged “Meditation”

  • Stars spill out (Mature)

    Within hours of her last transmission, she went to sleep. Surely, there’d be a signal in the morning. But what is morning in Space? What is dawn for a forgotten Shuttle running on its emergency power supply? The faint beep warning of low oxygen l...

    • Author: TSlothrop
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Surviving Among The Stars

    With each slow, deliberate breath, all she could think about was the fact that it would be nice to be able to panic. Unfortunately, that was an emotional luxury that escaped her. Her intense training at the space agency had taught her that survival in ...

  • Meditation

    Keeping a clear mind: Leave no thoughts behind. Put these eyes into rewind ‘Til sight and spirit are aligned. Let all thoughts fall through. Who’s to say they’re true? The cold facts are never new So why dwell on them like we do? Get lost in the ...

  • Preparation

    Okay. Here we go. It’s time to start. For the first time since I started going to school, I’m going to finish the year with a 4.0 GPA. Four-point-freaking-zero! I do this, and I’m getting that Porsche I pointed out to my dad last mont...

  • Rescued at Last?

    A clang that shook the entire ship jolted her out of her meditation. She gasped, regretting it a moment later as she remembered her oxygen conservation techniques. Was she being rescued? Or was it just another piece of space debris hitting the ship? No...

  • Journals

    December the 9th 1889 For almost two years, I have observed human nature. Its character, its origins and its varieties. It is a strange study that I have brought myself to conduct; perhaps it was my passion to know the nature of their kind or my desire...

  • Cucumbers and Death

    Sweat glands in abject rebellion, Dakota could not fight her growing dampness and uneasiness. Options and possibilities cascaded before her mind’s eye. None of them were particularly cheery. Stop. Breathe. Think. Words from the past echoed, a ble...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Reflections of a Man Condemned: To My Father

    Once more I’ll say goodbye to you. I don’t hate my enemy, I hate the cloud he’s brought over my land. There’s no virtue in killing a man. Neither is there virtue in being afraid to stand. Through adversity, there is redemption. It’s been a w...

    • Author: Osiris
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Violent Disconnection (Day 94)

    A bee buzzed against the window. It wasn’t an angry noise but rather it sounded like nature herself was humming. It reminded me of a cat’s contented purr. I tapped the window. “Hey there, Mr. Bee. You seem pretty happy out there.̶...