Stories tagged “accident”

  • Unpleasant Surprises (Day 77)

    Gingerly touching the side of my head with my fingers, I scraped away gravel that stuck to my skin and hair. There was a little blood but nothing seemed to be currently bleeding. I righted my bicycle where it had tossed me off like a prize winning bron...

  • Who Couldn't Use a Friend

    I’d had worse spills, though they were generally my own fault for trying something stupid. This was a little more bizarre. My mind ran through numbers, like how long I’d been gone, when Sophie expected me back, and how many miles I’d ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 6 years ago.
  • Weapons Training Guide

    I am the daughter of a society on Mars. We live in isolation, fighting our way out of this dark hole, void of Earth’s poetic technology, such as firepower based on philosophy and metaphysics. Starships sail near. When we see them in space, we sen...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted almost 6 years ago.
  • Jungle Jane Junior

    I got the call on my radio at 6AM. I dressed with speed, praying the Jeep would run. Working in isolation from society was nice most days, but not when I was the only civilized one, a daughter of Jane Goodall. There is no room for fear when approaching...

  • One Step Forward

    Challenge every accident knowingly touched By a slimy smile And encourage a subtle confidence Almost broken A slimy smile With even the “kindest” of intentions Almost breaks A pounding heart into pieces Even the kindest of intentions Will unconscio...

    • Author: remembrancer
    • Posted almost 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • 15. The Challenge: Wonders Ever Cease

    Challenge me to a staring contest? The one who looks away first has to stay in the glass case, the bell jar. It’s not easy being eternal, you know? My story will end very soon, but not because my suffering will cease. You should understand that ...

  • Jack & Jill.

    Jill sat at the bar with friends and a slam of a door exploded in the bar. A man stumbled towards Jill, she could smell the booze already. “Jill…” the man slurred. She could hear the liquid sloshing in his belly. She finally looked at...

  • Emily Singleton II

    I am still uneasy about heading underground into the rat infested tunnels that are home to the winding metal snakes that weave far and wide beneath the city streets. The yellow line, a warning, still haunts me. The musty odor sets me on edge. The black...

    • Author: Ariah Oak
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • 17. Conclusion: My Dark Campfire

    I PILOT my FEAR from EARTH to MARS, I hurtle through SPACE at the SPEED of LIGHT SOCIETY may CALL to me from afar; But I RUN through DARKNESS in my fright. I’ll never calm my DAUGHTER’s FEARS, Or take PRIDE in her laughter at a COMEDY show....

  • The Mistakes in Desperation

    Anger was all he knew. It was pumping through his veins, and was almost tangible on his tongue. He was also happy with the anger. Happy for the anger. In a ritual from centuries before his time, he frantically painted blood in an ornate pattern on the ...

    • Author: Zen Brau
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5