Stories tagged “Tom”

  • Sinking (Mature)

    The night of our big day finally came. Tom bought a bottle of fine champaign. We made a toast to good friends, and great ideas. We shared our last laughs, and our final excitement. Then, it was off to the beach. We drove an hour to get to the shore of ...

    • Author: Elice
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Taking a Chance

    “Yeah, Jon called to say he was sendin’ somebody needin’ a ride.” “That’s right,” Tom replied with a nod. The dealer behind the counter looked the lanky kid Over. “Now, I know Big Jon, & I know who he...

  • My Brother's Eater

    I had just eaten my big brother Tom. I felt a little guilty about that. I loved my brother, and he’d always tried to look out for me. But there wasn’t anyone else around, and I needed to eat somebody. Gretchen had shown me how. She did some...

    • Author: Throat Wolf
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Cat on the Case

    I poured another drink to steady my paw as I looked out over the city. Ah, the city, she’s like an old house: as full of character as she is cracks and holes for hiding lowlife scum. And me, well I was just another fool Tom who thinks he can make...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Letter

    I think we should see other people. Melinda sat by the fireplace on a chilly December evening, reading the last sentence of that letter over and over again. It still brought the same stabbing feeling to her heart and the same sinking feeling to her sto...

    • Author: Emmyful
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • The Escape

    Melinda finally managed to get up off the floor of the living room and make her way to the kitchen, her eyes still puffy from crying. She sat at the kitchen table, staring out the window into the snowy darkness of the December night, falling deeper and...

    • Author: Emmyful
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • Commence Operation BB

    Disaster struck on Highway 80, through the hot flat part part of northern Nevada. The air conditioner on the bus marked ‘Summer School USA’ started to wheeze, choked twice and died. All thirty-three of the kids felt the summer heat start to...

  • Semi-Conversations and Full Fledged Fear

    Face smeared with grease and mouth full, Tom turns to see the saloon doors swing open. A shadow of a man enters the establishment. He fills the place. He is no more than a wisp. There is nothing to his visage, and within one can read the whole of human...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • A Different Kind Of Love

    I began as an innocent lump of colorless clay. You did not come in until one full year later, but as soon as you saw me, you knew and I knew that you would change me for the better. To you, I was a challenge. A colorless lump of pathetic clay that you...

  • Necessary Assertions (Day 74)

    Orchestral music began to play, heralding the arrival of greatness—a new world’s dawn. While others had created some kinds of artificial intelligence, they had created one that could access the accumulated digital knowledge of the human rac...

  • Hope in a State of Disrepair (Day 115)

    The rotor spun lazily around in a circle, sputtering every third rotation. Tom knew it was every third rotation because he had nothing to do except sit and watch the helicopter waste gas. The noise and the heat reminded him of the times when he used to...

  • I'm Reborn Chapter One

    Chapter One Rosebella rolled over on her left shoulder and blinked. The blinds had stayed open during the night and now instead of leaking in darkness; night replaced it. “Ugh!” Rose sighed turning to one side to another, one side to anothe...

    • Author: J. A. W.
    • Posted over 6 years ago.