Stories tagged “apple”

  • Anybody Home?

    I walked into my house and put my stuff down by the stairs. I listened for my mother, but couldn’t hear anything. I took a deep breath, afraid of what awaited me, and called out, “Hello?” There was no answer. I walked into the kitchen...

  • The Apple of My Eye

    The choo-chooing of a train roared as it pulled into the station. He took a step away from her to admire her beautiful features. Her eyes were like chocolate covered almonds, her lips blazing like fire, her cheeks like round apples, creating the shape ...

  • Applecare

    As I left my job at the stockbrokerage on the 72nd floor of the 1 World Trade Center building, I put the wireless earbuds in. By the time the express elevator started moving, I was grooving to a Cree Summer oldie playing off my iPhone. But as the eleva...

  • Pursuit

    “You could start explaining right now,” I said, as I jogged down the stairs into the subway station. “Perhaps you could begin with ‘who the hell are you and what are you doing in my iPhone?’” “My name is Nicole...

  • Door

    “They cut all the hardlines before they attacked, and jammed long-range comms,” Nicky continued as I dashed down the narrow, dark passage. “But Bluetooth was still open. When your phone got within range—well, I had to wipe your devi...

  • Garage

    “Safe?” I sputtered. “Locked in a…a…what is this place, anyway?” As I looked around, overhead lights came on with the “thunk” sounds of breakers closing. It appeared to be a…garage? There were parking spaces fo...

  • Listen Babe, Said the Snake

    “Listen babe,” said the Snake. “You got me all wrong. I’m just a contract player. I’m not one of the movers and shakers. One job, that’s it, and an easy one at that. All I have to do is get that lady over there to ea...

    • Author: Bob Liddil
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • I AM a GEEK!

    I’m not a nerd or a dweeb. I don’t have a pocket protector, Have tape over my glasses, or have a squeaky voice like Steve Urkel. I don’t have a billion dollars in some Internet company, But, I wouldn’t mind having the money. I w...

  • Apple Heart

    A red delicious Reflects off the glossy Brown finish of the coffee table. Fangs drip warm blood on the floor. Thud Thud thud Inaudible droplets Splash as heavy as heartbeats To the vampire’s sensitive hearing. The apple catches his eye, He feed...

  • Doctor's Orders

    Sip eight cups Of cloud weight per day. Give your heart rate a wake up. Throw all of your ciga-regrets away. Can you recall the last apple you ate up? Sleep well and sell stress for more time to play.

  • Stolen Pleasures.

    bzzzz… The fly buzzed lazily around my head, briefly alighting on my sunburned ear before continuing its endless droning circles. I longed to swat at it, to feel the dull thwack of my hand squash its buzzing body, but I didn’t dare with Mam...

  • My Core (Fruit Poem)

    I lie here expecting, terrified, speckled with doubt, scratched with fear and anxious anticipation. Without hesitation, you tear right through me to reach the part you crave, I lie here and let you find each crevice and opportunity. The blood in my ve...

    • Author: nesdil
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • Crotch Rocket

    I straddled the motorcycle dubiously. It was a huge, sleek, yet bulky thing—a touring bike, at least half the weight of a car (and maybe heavier than a Volkswagen). I stared at the instrument panel—one huge multifunction display, currently blank. N...

  • Subway Speed

    I had regained my balance by the time we hit the door—which was good, as it opened out onto the subway tracks, and we were racing between a tag-covered concrete wall on my right…and a subway train on my left. We matched speeds with it for a moment,...

  • Subway Rider

    On the one hand, I was trying to drive an unfamiliar bike through a subway tunnel at breakneck speeds, and the sooner someone who knew what she was doing could take over, the better. On the other hand, for her to take over, I’d have to drive it b...

  • Subway Pursuit

    We barrelled along through a universe of dimly-lit concrete and steel. I split my attention between the tunnel and the map, carefully making sure I was following its course. Whoever set this insane escape route up would have planned in at least some sa...

  • Subway Gunfire

    “Oh crap! Nicky! What do I do?” I glanced down at the iPhone screen, but all I saw was the “busy syncing” notification. She wasn’t able to hear me. She was completely out of it. The light was sticking close on our trail. I...

  • In Between Minds: Broken Clouds

    My stomach twisted with sudden pain and I stumbled feeling sick. Almost at once the lady was beside me, lending me her arm. “Take it easy. We’re in no rush.” I shrugged off her help. With an angry huff, I chucked the remnants of the a...

  • From the Library of Failure (Branch 2, Part 4)

    By the time Jenny walked up the path to her house, her dad was home from work and making dinner. Both of her parents were amazing cooks and in completely different ways. In the background a mournful cello filled the air with melancholy. “Hey, Dad...

  • An Apple a Day

    Red and yellow. These are the colors that define my fate. These are the colors that I live or die by, The colors of choice. Round and juicy. This is the description of my temptation. This is the description of this wicked thing, The description of cho...