Stories tagged “beer”

  • First try's the worst

    The drink left a bitter aftertaste. She tried her best to compose her face in order to not give offense. “You don’t like it?” her friend asked. “No, no,” she said. “It’s… okay.” She raised the glass...

    • Author: Jay
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Sizzling in the City of Dreams

    Pauline was a delight to talk to. The pub was not too loud and the music not too bad, so we stayed for a couple. We were both drinking slowly: it seemed she was enjoying my company as much as I was hers. I watched her lips tell me that she was in the s...

  • Not the Best Realization

    In the mirror behind the bar Karl considered his own angular features. The chin was a bit prominent, and the eyes were a little dark. Even in a mood as he was, he wouldn’t call himself unattractive. No, there was another problem. Missy came to a ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Bottle

    Some random senior at the party opened the door from the bedroom where we were hiding. He didn’t say anything, just handed us both beers, then left again. “What was up with that?” I asked. “They’re probably trying to get r...

  • Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!

    Beer-Gut Man was getting more and more depressed. He’d auditioned for every known super-hero group that he could find and was still yet to be accepted into one. Being Australia’s only recognised person with super powers, he yearned to be a ...

  • Drunken Clarity (Mature)

    “As a kid we’re told about God and how He made the world, which was nice of Him, considering. I mean, He probably had other things He could’ve been getting on with. Kitchen shelves to put up, or something. But instead He makes the Ear...

    • Author: Ben Paddon
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Legend of Johnny Irish (Mature)

    “Irish!” “What?” I choked a little as the smell of beer and cigarette smoke escaped from my mouth. “What the fuck do you think you’re doing?” “Oh, hey Michael. I’m drinking and smoking, among other things.” Michael’s a little slow...

    • Author: AM FM
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • The crying game (Mature)

    He thunders into the house, his heavy boots stomping in the hallway. “Where have you been? I was worried.” comes the timid voice from the kitchen. “Stop asking questions, bitch. And bring me a fucking beer.” His voice is deep an...

  • Beauty Seeker

    “You know what’s really cool about this whole beauty thing?” Jake asked. “Um, no. I didn’t even know beauty was a thing.” “Well, it’s not really a thing, it’s a way of looking at the world,” h...

  • Drink Responsibly

    Seb breathed his coffee in deeply, smiling. Conversely, Mark was eying his coffee with a degree of suspicion and disgust. In all fairness Mark had said he wasn’t into coffee, but Seb had grown tired of their pub conversations. He felt that as the...

  • We Are Lost

    A man sat alone, hunched over the counter of a bar in England. As he sipped at his beer, he plunged into thought. He thought of the pressure that had been put on him all his life. Pressure from his parents, his teachers, his bosses. They were expectati...

    • Author: Elice
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • How Dare You

    The room, a massive blur of dark, sinister colours spun around Kim until she limped to the wall, grabbing onto any surface she could hold. Palms sweaty and shaking, she used one hand to grasp her forhead, and tried to focus on the ground, hoping the wo...

  • Missed Beer

    He strolled in with a twelve-pack of Heineken under his left arm. He isn’t a big drinker; this seems odd. He sets down the case in the kitchen and gives me a funny look. I can have a beer with my meal. My father stands at 5’5” with his boots on. ...

    • Author: moesef
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Disconnect

    Twelve years later, while trying to offer my mom some comfort during the funeral, I think back on that day. Things didn’t go so great between dad and me after I started college, especially when I visited between semesters. I see now what an arrog...

    • Author: Algorithm
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • the haven

    Mac’s Tavern was a has-been. Or, it was from any outside standpoint. It was a cellar at most. A dark, dusty sanctuary of curated oddities, cracks in the walls, and darts rusted straight through the bulls-eye. At some point in its career, it had b...

  • Mr. Brightside

    I had to find a new job. Because not only was I slowly going mad in my silent, lonely apartment, I was also running out of money to pay for the silent, lonely apartment. Unfortuently, there wasn’t much a 22 year old can find to do without a colle...

  • Beat it (Mature)

    It’s been a week later from getting my new job and Charlotte telling me her whole story. I was in the back, carrying kegs from the delivery truck into the freezer when I heard the bell attached to the front door ring, “Frank, you better gi...

  • Reporting Live III (Mature)

    Bartend’r set the beer down with a soft clink. I threw a craw[ EDITOR’S NOTE: Orlo, most people still call them five doller bills. Don’t ask why, but next time you send in a vocal file, take a minute to clean it up, ok? It looks like ...

  • Reporting Live IV (Mature)

    Wit’ a new bottle in hand, he shot me another cocksure smile. “Alright then. As I said, Pa was a news man. Liked to go out into the undead streets and ‘report’. He was with a family friend, Arge, when they were ambushed. Only Ar...

  • You Make Me Smile

    For the next few days I decided it would be best to stay away from Charlotte for a bit. After all, she was still paying her rent, so she was definetly alive, so I didn’t have to worry about her doing anything that bad. But, just to be safe, I alw...

  • The Lost Summer

    The next few months were a blur of denial, hair-brained attempts to put things right, and a few too many inebriated nights. I always think of that time as my lost summer. Since then I’ve refound those months, a few times actually, but that second...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Death Nicks A Wee

    “I hears this knock on me door,” said O’Connell to our rapt attention. “And when I opens it I find meself face to face with ther Grim Reaper in person on me stoop.” He knocked back a quaff and brushed the foam from his fac...

    • Author: Bob Liddil
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Dreams and Cypress Trees

    The song cut through the humid air despite the tinge of static, “…doctor, doctor, gimme the news, I gotta bad case of lovin you…” “Orville, turn that down!” With one hand hold the cigarette out the window, one hand h...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • That's College For Ya

    “Collin Firth my ass!” Sam spoke, bringing the beer bottle to her awaiting lips. We had been sitting together for the past, nearly, eight hours watching different versions of Pride and Prejudice. Nearly eight hours of arguing. “Sammie...

  • Alders RPGs (Mature)

    Alders came out of the back room wearing his regular uniform. Cargo shorts, older-than-god band t-shirt, and sneakers that may once have been white. He called them trainers, but that was just his lame UK slang. “What’s up man?” I asked, not reall...