Stories tagged “Sequel”

  • Scriptura Interdico

    “What are we doing here, Kel,” Vlad asked me. “Have you ever wondered, who they were? Where the symbols originated,” I replied. “Not this again; YOU KNOW this is forbidden. We can be thrown in the stockade for this –...

  • Cuspis Haud Reverto.

    Vlad stared at the 4 symbols I’d drawn into the dirt, and for a moment he stood fascinated. But those letters became arachnids and he stomped them all away in a puff of dust and dirt, “Are you trying to get us killed?” “No, don...

  • The First Move

    Erika moved before anything irreversible could happen, and promptly ducked underneath the desk. Thanking the heavens that Miss Author wasn’t sitting at the desk, Erika took out what oddly looked like an ancient Greek version of a fly swatter; her...

  • To Swat

    “Ah, an Inspiration Imp. Why didn’t I guess?” Erika said dryly, observing the burgundy colored creature swinging from her grip. “Your lot’s always causing trouble. What’re you here for this time?” The imp sniff...

  • The Darkness in My Silence: A Friend

    I rocked quickly back and forth. The faster I rocked, the clearer the colours were. I heard Calvin’s voice from in my coloured cocoon. “It’s the damned Sistine Chapel, Nath! Let him finish.” My rocking slowed, and I looked up in...

  • Seating Arrangements

    The house smelled delicious. Not of food, or even incense. It smelled of Julia. Nicole couldn’t help but wonder if this is what it was like to be drunk. “C’mon, I’ll put on some music.” Julia it a couple of buttons on an ...

  • Voila, Perfection!

    Grammar-Man’s face fell as the Mayor continued to grin. “The door’s that way,” said the Mayor, gesturing, “don’t let it hit you in the behind on your way out.” “On your behind,” Grammar-Man muttered...

  • Breathe (Mature)

    “OK, OK, gimme a minute to think.” Nicole was quiet for a moment. She had a few secrets, who didn’t. She knew it was important that she pick one she had never shared, but she found it difficult to choose. What could she give, what coi...

    • Author: Vail Indigo
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Not a Gouda Sign

    He’s expecting to see stats about neural degeneration or something equally dire, but the monitor is just blinking from flat black to bright white. The changes speed up, until the screen is flashing like a strobe. “Why are you, uh, making th...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Mother To Son Part 2

    Dearest Mom I’m sorry. I’m sorry for treating you disrespectfully for the past few days. I’m sorry for not talking to you properly. I’m sorry for yelling at you. I’m sorry for throwing stuff around. I’m sorry for tel...

  • Mother To Son Part 3

    It seemed that you’d just spring to your feet and run out with your basketball saying, “Gotta practice! Big match comin’ up ma!” But then I knew it. You won’t get up ever again. You’ve gone Andrew. Why? Why did you d...

  • Mother to Son Part - 4

    We buried your body yesterday. Everyone but us was weeping. Our eyes ran out of tears. And our lips out of words. Sorrow took all over us. Shock spread all over us. Even bright sunny mornings seem dark to our aging eyes. Every single second stretches i...

  • The Transformation Part 2

    So that villain was insulting me as I stood still like a statue – eyes down, ears open. “Your parents never taught you anything – did they? It was their idiocy to give birth to such an indolent menace like you…” That did i...

  • Chance is Another Word

    Chance is another word It’s another way of saying All the failures I haven’t yet had Opportunity knocks, knocks hard I’m dropped on my butt Fate’s just a flavor of bad Chance is another word A promise life likes to make A lie to...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • And Lethe Runs Wide

    Before Charon could whip his jet ski around for another pass, however, something changed. More to the point, someone coughed. His eyes flashed, once, as he scanned the masses. Thousands of souls milled around, as always. Most were losing interest in hi...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Second Opinion

    I cut right to the chase when she picked up the phone. “Ma, you never told me I was a dragon.” “Hello to you, too. Yes, my hip is fine. No, nothing much has happened to me in the two months since you last called.” “Ma R...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Yesterday is Coming Fast

    After Chase de-boarded and claimed his luggage—it was, remarkably, all there—he decided to take one of the waiting lounges up on its name. Since Tokyo was his final destination, he had some time to kill. Deciding against a cold, overpriced ...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • Whoops

    A feeling like being pulled outwards by your stomach, then a loud zipang noise, and he’s back. “Amy?” Jim calls out. “Amy, I went back again. I think I fixed it.” The house has changed, somewhat. It’s a lot bigger th...

    • Author: Olivaw
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Field Study

    Gregory was the best at what he did. Hands down. If nothing else, he’d survived the longest of anyone from his training class: six years in the field after the requisite decade of study. He owed his life to that class, although the explorers̵...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Not Alone

    The metal box rang out as one of the men slammed a tool upon the top of his container. It cursed something in the tongue he’d yet been able to master; he understood only fragments of their language. He rushed his hands over the sides of his head ...

  • Saturday Night Fury

    Sinister’s usually did good business on Saturdays. Supervillainy rarely went well on weekends. The machine, who went by Kiv (short for “Kill Vehicle 9000”), sat on his usual stool, drinking his usual drink – 190 proof alcohol. A...

    • Author: Olivaw
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • All in the Timing

    She wasn’t sure she’d be able to finish her research. Or even start it. Youth tended to congregate in fields shortly—sometimes mere minutes—before each harvest, and as she didn’t want to end up a subject of her own study, ...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Catalogue

    Foot steps, distant at first but resounding throughout the room. Thump, thump…crunch. The texture changed, the person was walking on different ground. She frowned slightly at the pain from biting her lower lip, the scab breaking as she scraped it...

  • The Mystery of the Missing Waddington

    “I understand you know why I called you all here?” His voice resonated with the mahogany walls of the foyer. The faces of his audience stared back blankly. “I’ve called you all here because last night a scream was heard from Mis...

    • Author: Spageti
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Recognition

    The smell of age emanates off the polaroids as he lifts the image close to his face. The yellowed figures stare back at him, an unrecognizable pair upon first glance but whose eyes speak of familiarity. The young couple hold each other with a subtle ai...

    • Author: alibos
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5