Stories tagged “Paranoia”

  • The Nine of Swords

    The pen on my page has nearly dried, the words are permanent. I dare not turn my back to the door. The light slices through the cracks and every sound from outside are like stabs. I stay poised on my seat like an ancient sentinel who has been long forg...

    • Author: speedlers
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • You Don't Always Need Protection

    Unintelligible scribbles around the doorknob read “Circles and Squares of Basalt, the Sign of Metatron” in a dead European language. A mixture of salt and ash encircled the bed, the north defined with a stone crucifix and southwest by a bun...

    • Author: Sz Park
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • What did you sign me up for?

    I tightly close my eyes and grip my suitcase, as if it were the most important thing in the world. What contained my clothes, my toiletries, my teddy bear, seemed to be greater than anything else in the world. I had no idea it was going to be like this...

    • Author: Spooky M
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • They Came to Take Me Away

    They’re going to take me away. They’re going to take me away. I knew they would do it, and I went and blew it. I boned it, screwed up, shut down, blew up, hosed it, lost it, botched it, broke it. They want me there. Away from here. I can...

    • Author: Sam Ervin
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Sunlight and Shadows

    He found it curious how she always sat facing the sun. When it set she would stay in the very same spot, waiting for it to rise again so that she could watch its trip across the sky. He would occasionally watch her from the shadows. Finally, after curi...

    • Author: Revenant
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Tick, Tock, Woman

    tick, tock, tick, tock… The clock on my desk clacked away the seconds as I kept a wary eye out for my fellow employees. I brought it from home, something about the intrinsic comfort of a real time piece, a conceivable process ticking away as oppo...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Turn and Cough

    The homo sapian. What a peculiar species. Honestly, I’m not sure what I think of them. Some of them, if not most of them, are very intelligent, particularly fascinating, surprisingly creative, and often possess a fair amount of common sense. An i...

  • T'n'C: At an Expense

    Considering that I harbor a small glimer of hope in humanity, it’s probably not the best idea to try something out at humanity’s expense. But, I feel compelled to try it out anyway. After careful research and experimentation, I’ve eng...

  • Murderess

    “Good evening, Alan,” I greeted my husband as I sauntered into our bedroom. I could already see beads of sweat forming at his brow. I tended to have that effect on him. “You would never believe who I ran into this morning,” I be...

  • Settling In Unsettled

    With a school-girl squeal that embarrassed her even in her solitude, Hasina scrambled to fling the filth from her arm and wipe it from her face. In the dim light of the one remaining bulb in the overhead fixture she tried to identify the writhing bit o...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • Omaha (Mature)

    I told him I didn’t have a cigarette. He said “thanks anyway” and went back to his beer and his paper. Something seemed off. This guy was too plain. Singularly unremarkable. Average height, average build, average looks. He even had wh...

  • A Brush With Fate

    It was an ordinary day, happy even. He just had his thesis title submitted and was crossing the yard to get to the ATM. The plan was to get home for the weekend, being offered pretenses of love and delicious food. But as he was kicking the ever-present...

    • Author: Lancet
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Envelope

    At 12:23 PM, the envelope was posted through Ethan’s letterbox. The noise it made, as it fell to the floor at the foot of the door, was surprisingly loud. So loud, in fact, that Ethan dropped the cup of coffee he held in his hand at that moment. ...

    • Author: J. A. Keane
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Paranoia

    The door was shut. It shouldn’t be shut. Doesn’t make sense. Tailor thought to himself. If they left in such a hurry, like Sanus claimed, the door would be open. Not closed. They would’ve run down the corridor, bolted through this doo...

  • Hermit

    Know she is coming. Saw her the first time in the park, can’t use mere words to describe how perfect she was. Manned up and asked her out. Ridiculously easy. Thought the guys had set me up with an escort but she wasn’t that kind. Bet no one...

  • All the Wrong Answers

    Jason was sick. He’d been living off of vodka and McDonalds for twenty-four hours and he felt miserable. He gazed deep into the brown cloud of vomit that filled his toilet without seeing anything. His body was still caught in the cycle- eat, drin...

  • Away With It

    It stood there in the corner of my room. Threatening to tell everything it sees me do. That porcelain bear had to go. It was a gift from my boyfriend and he had gotten it from China. It’s not that I hated it. It was just the fact that it saw ever...

  • Two Days

    Gareth awoke feeling fantastic. The sunlight shone through his window. His radio alarm clock rang with the voices of the morning DJs having an inane conversation. He heard birds outside singing their morning mating calls (which, in recent years, had be...

    • Author: Ben Paddon
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • In Between Minds: The Price

    The world swam before my eyes. I tried to remember what had happened last time- hallucinations? There was a part of myself locked away, trapped on the other side of the gulf inside my mind and I had just pushed it even further away. Reality fell apart....

  • You Will Not Find Me

    My life was empty until I saw your warm, sleek body walk past me. At first, I didn’t think twice, but as I shot that second glance back, I knew I found the one. I watched you, I followed you, I examined you for weeks. Most of the time, you didn&#...

    • Author: soup
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Psyche (Mature)

    I saw the lights were on in the living room as I killed the engine. I took a deep breath and grabbed the door handle, gently squeezing the cool metal until I saw two guys walking in my direction. I panicked. I threw myself head first into the back of t...

    • Author: Murj;
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Sunset

    Punching the wall in barely contained rage she turned, taking her suit in hand, pulling the tight, confining layers over herself. After eighteen months in low grav and high danger he accused her of trying to kill him? It was a joke, he’d been get...

    • Author: Akheloios
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
  • Christmas Lights (Paranoid Android)

    Color seeped from the pitch black sky, as the frail figure on the path tightened her grip on her plastic bags. A wind whispered behind, brushing trees. Nothing but darkness now. Her breath stuck in her chest. The old lady stopped. Back in the slums, sh...

    • Author: airborne
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Diary of sleepless nights (Mature)

    10/10/12 The madness; today my eyes burn what will I do? 10/25/12 The loss of interest; day 15 no sleep can’t sleep who cares fuck it! 11/8/12 Paranoia; I can’t stop looking out my window, they are coming to get me, all I hear is the sound ...

    • Author: Sage Autumn
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Bonds of Blood - Part 5: All Alone

    The sheriff that had arrived twenty-five minutes after my frantic call scratched at the back of his head. “So you expect me to believe that there is some kind of monster fungus living underneath our town?” He said dryly. I had used the time...