Stories tagged “accident”

  • Holiday Buckshot

    “Holy shit.” As echoes of a sound that came and went in a flash faded, new sounds arrived: barking dogs, startled yelps from bedrooms in houses nearby. And as the sound of the blast faded, the smoke and smell of gunpowder did as well. ̶...

  • A Plan Without Flaw

    “Now this,” Dr. Garland heaved his creation from its container with a grin, “is my latest invention. The hyper-cyclic microphonic blade can cut more smoothly, finely and accurately than any physical blade ever created. It’s a be...

  • Outskirts Diner - Part 3

    “Put the knife away Damien!” Jennifer screamed as she gripped me tight in front of her. “Shut up Bitch! Can’t you tell I love you!” Damien screamed. I finally noticed his blood shot eyes. He had been without sleep for the ...

  • In our minds, we're our own planets

    Inside our minds, we stand on our own planets, revolving around our own suns. I got knocked out of my orbit – now we circle the same sun, you & I; you clockwise, I counter. * She steps out – the clouds are ready to piss all over her in a golden...

    • Author: Kay-Teaze
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Outrunning Your Past (III)

    He throws me in the back seat and locks the door of the car. He drives quickly so I have no chance of escaping. I’m more afraid that he’s driving while high then where I’m going. “You left me before I woke up! I wanted to see yo...

    • Author: Mr.Gabriel
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Where There's Smoke, There's Fire (I) (Mature)

    The truck keeps honking, trying to warn us that we’re about to get hit, but there is no way I can move. Marcus is too heavy too move and I have no time to move him, so I push his leg to make the gas go faster. We zoom by the truck, missing it jus...

  • The Accident

    The biting cold is as unbearable as the pain. She tries to peek; tries to lift the snow-encrusted cuff of stiff denim; white searing pain flashes; bile in her throat; she chokes. The sticky blood on her forehead is no longer warm. She can feel it freez...

  • The Fall

    The portable radio tinnily blasted out a crappy pop song as Marcus continued to hammer in the tiles on his roof. Today was hot, to say the least. The air felt sluggish and thick, people’s tempers were now easily frayed, and wherever you looked, y...

  • Subway Ghost

    “Excuse me, coming through, move out of the way!” The long gray-haired man with the crooked nose shouted as he limped through the roaring subway crowd. His hat was covered in oddities, his plaid shirt was inside out and he reeked of urine. ...

  • Next In Line

    The expanse of the cosmos spread from my fingertips, a living map that responded to my touch. There were so many details to get right. While it was true that my power was virtually unlimited, things were much more interesting when I limited myself, lik...

  • Fault

    It wasn’t my fault. Okay, not totally my fault. I mean, yeah, maybe I shouldn’t have been walking along the highway. But baseball practice ran late, and it was the shortest way home. And, okay, maybe I should have been paying more (or even ...

  • Second Time's a Charm

    “No, I have to go, the scanner says it’s a fatality!”, I said, abruptly ending the argument and hanging up the phone. When I arrived at the accident, my heart was pumping. This time I would remember to use my flash and triple check ex...

  • One last ride before bed

    The gift brought tears to the eyes of his parents. They pulled the concealing curtain open. Revealed the perfect frame balanced on its kickstand. Their little boy let out a squeal. Abandoned their side. Pedaling faster, accelerating. Slowing, Turning. ...

  • Keywords

    This campfire society is a call to isolation. Away from technology’s test, no need to duck bullets. Sequestered away from that teeming death hole, One may take pride in life and philosophy, comedy and fears. It is a speed run from darkness to lig...

  • Party of one

    The doorbell rang. I looked up from my book. Strange, I wasn’t expecting anyone. I made my way to the front door to see two police officers standing on the porch. My heart dropped as I opened the door. “Hello ma’am, are you Mrs. Keller?” I nodd...

    • Author: JC Tovil
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Like An Accident

    Expressionless, she layed on her bedroom floor. She no longer had tears to cry, or breaths to heave. She only wanted him. Just to see him. None of it made any sense. He was supposed to be nothing to her, his reputation throughout the city was disgustin...

  • A New Footless Era

    The bitter sweet aroma of spent fireworks filled the air around the sidewalk at the corner of Haven Street and Pine Court. Mixed with the slight smell of blood and drunken screams of agony the atmosphere was beginning to resemble an old cliche war flic...

  • Brooding over spilt milk

    No no no.I won’t cross your path, I’m way too fast.I’ll be out of your way before you get to me. I’ll wriggle in through this corner and you won’t even touch my lane. Damn! You were not as slow as I expected. Why did you t...

    • Author: Mystique
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
  • Angels for the Needy

    “Honey.” It’s your mother. “Look at me, can you look at me? Ok, honey. You were hit by an Angels for the Needy truck. Yes, honey, that’s right the trucks with the weird Christmas music even if it’s the middle of July...

    • Author: zxvasdf
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Hurdle and burn

    Spinning out of control, Blake gathered all his strength. How could this have happened again?! Sparks shot from the command console of his capsule. “Houston, we have a problem… Again.” “Roger, Eagle 10, you are clear for reentry...

    • Author: delphi
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Make Your Choice.

    I was freezing in that fridge. I was untouched. I am thankful you got me. What? You are crying. What is wrong? Here, take a drink of me. I promise I will ease this pain of yours. That’s it. No! Don’t break me! Oh goodness, I thought you wer...

    • Author: Infinity.
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • So the Son Cries (Mature)

    His heart pounded with excitement & fear. After today his life would be forever changed and he’d be damned if he missed the main event. Many months of waiting had all lead up to this moment. It just had to be the day he took his newly restore...

  • Challenge Accepted

    In the back seat of the towncar, Rachel ran her fingers over the embossed letters of the invitation. She knew the words by heart but lately whenever she grew restless, she instinctively sought the comfort of the letter. It represented freedom, the free...

  • Quick! Before anyone notices the extra...

    Richard, fire in his belly, stood tall and beheld what he had done. With a simple command, he had instantly duplicated an entire galaxy. “Computer. Is there no one in the universe to hold me to account? Is there anything that can restrain me?R...

    • Author: Antivard
    • Posted almost 2 years ago.
  • The TV in the Attic

    Quotes: 1 “ONE of you broke the TV in the attic,” “It DIDN’T just break itself!” 2 “Look, you kids need to figure it out. Either I punish you all or I punish just one of you.” 3 “I didn’t do it!...

    • Author: mrlizard
    • Posted almost 2 years ago.