Stories tagged “University”

  • The Well at Jackville

    There was feeling of dread that hung over the well like a storm cloud. Most people would sense it but couldn’t explain it – one of those weird sensations they write off as soon as they leave. Peter not only sensed it, he studied it. Peering...

    • Author: Stoner
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • First day of school

    Billy Johnson was nervous, this was his first day of school. Well, not school but university. He’d gotten all the qualifications he needed to be here. He deserved to be there, he earned the right to be there. He was just as smart and intelligent ...

  • 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 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Heroes teach

    A race walk supplants my typical stroll across the campus park for morning coffee. Despite having tenure, I am stuck with classes sprawled across campus, leaving my shirt sticking to my back. I notice something unusual. Out of an igneous boulder, a lar...

    • Author: BegoniaRob
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • A Freshman at Ecto-U

    Today is the first day of school. From where I stand, in a garden classroom, I can see the main campus. A towering Victorian structure in such a severe state of disrepair as to be almost falling down dominates an open green surrounded by barran willows...

  • Drafts, Drifts, and Mishaps

    The hours I spent in the bathroom after eating at the cafeteria, kept me from the rest of my classes including Chem lab. Missing one assignment there could drop my entire grade. I had to make it up tonight. The campus after midnight was strange and vac...

  • A Link in Chaotic Events

    Something nosed into my armpit. I tried to push it away but my body was sluggish in responding. Whatever it was gave an irritated snuffle and left me. I opened one eye long enough to see a small grey, striped shape disappear into the hallway. It looked...

  • Harbinger and Herald

    I watched dozens of hard-looking men unloading a long line of freight trucks. Every box was marked On Loan From Arkham University, Handle With Care. I didn’t know where Arkham was but judging from the accents that drifted up from the parking lot,...

  • Delivery

    Fog drifted, wet and heavy, over the short mall between the Wetherill Laboratory of Chemistry and Stanley Coulter Hall. Six tall lampposts bathed everything in an eerie, orange glow. The hour was late, and the campus was deserted — deserted but f...

    • Author: Jim Stitzel
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • COLLEGE (Apologies to Mr. Dickens)

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of h...

    • Author: BARomero
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
  • A Learning Experience

    He frantically scanned the room for a drawer, a cupboard, anything that could hide his apparatus-to-be. The inspector called again. “Oy! Don’t make us knock your door down! Devil knows you couldn’t pay for the damages!” “D...

    • Author: memento
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
  • The Morning After

    My dorm room is spinning as my eyelids peak open. I feel nauseous, as if I am going to vomit. Immediately, I sit up, but then realize I am not wearing any clothes and this dormitory isn’t mine. I look to my right. Ed, still in profound slumber, i...

  • I Watched My Shadows Pass By

    I stop at our bar to have a few drinks. Because, the discontent of corporate life is bearable if I can imbibe in foreign beer. It’s dark now. In the glow of each street light I pass, watch my shadows pass by: 1. 2. 3. My 1st shadow bikes to a bap...

  • Procrastination

    This is yet another distraction. A sideways thought trailing off from my intended destination. It is past midnight. I won’t leave until this is done. The work is due in by the end of this week, I’ve known this since January but if I had don...

    • Author: Lighty
    • Posted 3 months ago.