Stories tagged “THX”

  • The Saga Begins

    The secret underground chamber that housed the Order of the Beta Testers was rocked by an explosion. Small rocks and debris fell from the ceiling. “Already?” Kevin shouted angrily. “We’re already under attack?!” The writer...

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Something From This Century

    g2 shrugged and perched before the piano. “Any requests?”she cried. “Something with some zip,” Alro called from the wheel. “Its a chase scene, remember?” The Irish Pianist shrugged and pounced on the keys with “...

  • The Arrival

    Each drop hit the ground with a heavy thud and with the last, an eerie pipe music could be faintly heard for miles around. Her eyes grew wide as she watched with horror as the pool of blood turned a deep oily black and fell away forming an impossibly d...

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Winner Announcement

    Oh, I’ve done it all wrong. I put up a challenge but made it so wonky I can’t properly pick the winner. This, as well as putting the information on my profile, is the best I can do. Many, many thanks to the wonderful entries to my contrary ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • Five pencils

    A few weeks ago I read a story that actually haunted me for days. I still click on the author’s profile frequently to see whether she’s written anything else. Because I want to read more. That story kept me entertained at traffic lights, an...

    • Author: Coccinella
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Four pencils

    Yes but. Yes but your spelling sucked. Yes but you need to learn about paragraphs. Yes but I wanted just a little bit more to make it excellent. Yes nearly.

    • Author: Coccinella
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Conference of Submission

    She looked at him; his clothes torn. She tried not to notice his bruised face, nor the blood on the ground. Where were they? His eyes flickered alive as a candle in the wind. “Elsha?” He had recognized her at once, yet she still had no idea...

  • My Fellow Ficlyteers...

    After the applause for Brebelle’s hearfelt poetry dies down, I trek across the stage. The auditorium is filled with a curious blend of avatars that reminds me of Stephenson’s Metaverse. Public speaking always turns my mouth into a desert. I...

  • The Wrong Moment

    The focus, The imperfections, The windshield, The infinitely distant stars. The immediacy, The situation, The expanse, The universe. The steering wheel, The thrum, The engine, The swirl. The whole sordid mess…

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • We've Been Robbed!

    “We need to take a team to Lorlake!” The Princess burst into the dining room, her hands covered in what seemed to be dust. The ones crowded around the moon-rock table looked at her with confused gazes. “Why? We’re getting ready ...

  • Detective Work

    Elsha followed THX to the inkroom. The shelves were bare, not even a bottle or a quill left behind. Puddles on the floor were quickly drying in the humidity-controled room. It reeked of kelp and papaya, just like Princess B had claimed. “This is ...

  • The Errant King Returns

    A maniacal laugh echoes from the Hallway. Elsha and THX search desperately for its source. Just outside the Elevator they pause as the voice booms, “Your to late!” “I recognize that bad grammar,” Elsha admits. “But…&...

    • Author: BiC
    • Posted almost 6 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Sucker Punched

    The gypsy’s hand tripped her wagon’s door latch. Heady scents of rare teas, spices, incense and exotic oils snaked down around the self guarded trio, relaxing them into a vulnerable stupor. “My name is Regalia, I mean you no harm. Com...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Time for Truth

    With her long waxy nail, gnarled like knotted oak, Regalia the gypsy scratched the surface of Horace’s rare glowing artifacts; a pair of brass knuckles. Ella and Clemens looked at each other sideways, not too sure what was about to happen. Clemen...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5