Stories tagged “barren”

  • Departed

    The chicken wire fence was gnarled; it bloomed outward in a metallic flower of sharp, rubicund-tipped edges. Something thick and heavy had encompassed the atmosphere. Outlines and shapes seemed dull and colorless. The building before her was whitewashe...

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Barren Wasteland

    “It’s a barren wasteland,” he said, looking to his wife. She took his hand in hers, concern entering her face for the first time. “Sweetie,” she said, “it will be fine.” But her voice wavered at just the wrong ...

  • Rack Shambles

    Standing out like a lone figure on a boundless and barren chessboard, a single wooden shack sat in the painful quiet. It stood half again the height of any soul and fifteen feet square at the base. A solemn door gave meager definition to the dusty brow...