Stories tagged “Search”

  • The Search For Death

    Jeron stared at Kyle, who seemed lost in thought. Jeron hated interrupting his train of thought. Truth be told, he hated the same old debate about ‘derailing trains’ and what-not. “I think I may have an idea!” “You do?R...

  • The Not So Secret Garden

    Elinor felt stupid and scared as she squeezed herself into a narrow passage and walked towards the fresh breeze blowing in her face. She didn’t have the heart to walk into the manor itself through the doors, even though she knew the place had bee...

  • Things Can Always Get Worse

    “Jesus…” Standing before her, tangled in the bushes and whimpering with the efforts of trying to get loose, was Lisha. The dog’s ears were dropped and she did not look happy. Her beige leash was caught on one of the bush’s...

  • Inside May Be Worse Than Outside

    Necessity sometimes strained one’s logic and twisted common sense. What she was doing, standing in the foyer of Diviny Manor, she would never know. Get out of the rain, perhaps? It was a possibility. She was dripping, and so was Lisha. There was ...

  • Discovery

    The cafeteria was no better than she expected it to be. It was already ransacked and destroyed; tables were upturned, vending machines rent in two and counter islands practically ripped from the ground. She did not dare eat the food knowing they had to...

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Stupid Decisions

    The minute he was out of the oven, he stretched his legs and looked around curiously. His expression twisted slightly, as if he couldn’t comprehend what he was seeing. Suddenly, his eyes scrunched up and he turned to Beatrice, dark gaze pleading....

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Honesty

    “B-but – my mom – " “How old are you?” A sniff. “Nine. Ten on June seventeenth.” “Come with me.” “My mom!” “What about your father?” That stopped him. He faltered for a ...

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • What You Wished For

    She wasn’t holding a gun the last time I saw her. I probably wouldn’t be standing if she was, judging by the fresh body bleeding on the dusty floor of the saloon. The words slip out of my mouth before I realize I’m saying anything. &#...

    • Author: Geebs
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Seeing the Oracle

    For a moment, when I saw her, I froze. Then looking quickly at my feet, so I couldn’t stare, I mumbled a greeting. “Welcome,” her voice was musical, sweet, haunting. “You have something to inquire about.” I nodded, even t...

  • Restless Nights, The Search Of The Shipment

    “I should have known you would want to know something about Oleg.” – “Well what I can truly say about Oleg, he’s in his mid 40’s loves younger women.” – “He also loves to beat on women.” ̶...

  • Fenris' Search

    The moon was full and already overhead when Fenris left the cave he’d hidden in earlier that day. He was always careful to hide himself before dawn. This was a nice cave, but he had to leave it behind. There was a new scent on the air and he had ...

  • Patterns for Recognition

    She was heading home from the drop site when the money hit her bank account with an audible thunk, proportional to the size of the pay off. It was her earliest attempt at customising her headrig, from back when she was a kid. She’d kept it, becau...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Vocation

    Pantera, Pan for short, and yes his parents where huge fans, had an extraordinary gift. He could, without searching or even thinking about it, find any object in the first place he looked. He did not find this talent unusual and it did not occur to him...

  • Ghosts in the Shell

    She’d walked in the main door of the building. Just like any other person could, even checked with the rent-a-bozos at the desk that she was in the right place. The mapstick had come with a trial of Babel’s language pack for tourists. The h...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Thief in The Night

    People always hide things in the last place you’d think to look. So that’s exactly where I go first when I enter a house. Money can be hidden in the fridge, kitchen cabinets, closets, anywhere but a piggy bank or safe. Of course, if I see t...

  • Courage in the Courtyard (part 1)

    To my dismay, that twerp still haunts me in my dreams on occasion. Thankfully, when she appears in them, I do not let her turn them into nightmares. She just taints my dreams a bit with her evil—but I’ve learned by now that her wrath can’t hurt m...

  • Googleplexed

    “Whoa!” “What is it, Paul?” Tiffany asked, putting down her granola bar. “That’s not right,” Paul said, pointing to the graph. It was a real-time graph of how many people were accessing the search engine. It ha...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Cataclysmic Cybersearch for CyberID

    Collar up, hat low over my eyes, hands in my pockets, breeze whipping my trench away from my legs as I hurried the two blocks up and two more east to my home, satisfied that I had the necessary data. “You gotta light?” some bum asked me, ge...

  • Thanks for the Memory

    “But what kind of reinforcements?” James asked. “Whatever they’re after might make all the difference.” “And how do you suggest we find that out?” Lisa asked. “Well, I dunno, these guys are, like, walking...

  • The little things

    She looked for a job day and night until she couldn’t. Her arms were tired, her feet throbbing, her mind drained, there was nothing left, but her. She came to sit down & rest at the table before beginning dinner. A single mother she had been ...

    • Author: Lyra
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Shay Discovers

    I left Gabe alone because I knew he’d find that junior soon enough, and I had an agenda of my own. I walked around in the crowd for awhile, unsure if she was here or not. Her. That beautiful girl who was staring at me yesterday at the game. I fel...

    • Author: Mackizme
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • On a Winters Night Part 2

    Julia waited at home for her mother to come home, inside the dark dreary home. The boards creaked, the pipes rattled. Julia had no desire to sit in her room any longer and wait for her mother. Julia had only trusted one person of her secrets and felt s...

  • The Rusted Locket - Part II

    Sipper Trazinotch would describe Badgison Wit Lundy as a Tall Glass of Water. But, he calls everyone and everything a tall Glass of Water, except Tall Glasses of Water. He calls those large transparent cylinders of clear liquid. Sipper is weird. Badgis...

  • The Rusted Locket - Part III

    My baby’s like the blowin’ wind He lifts me up I’m carried off again Tizzy Moone stared at the man who walked into The Rusted Locket as she sang and Mank Millard was playing the ivorys. My baby blows holes in my heart When I hear he&#...

  • Awakening

    I don’t know where I am, and I don’t know how I got here. I opened my eyes, and I was blinded by the light radiating above me. I thought to myself, Where am I? I tried to stand, but my legs felt numb. Had I ever walked before? No… stu...