Stories tagged “bomb”

  • Gambit

    “So how has the new position been, Mr. Head of Security?” Charlie asked through an over-salted french fry. He studied the board, then moved a pawn forward. There? Easy. Harry knocked over the pawn with a bishop. “Pretty well, so far. ...

    • Author: Stovohobo
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Man with the Exploding Shoes

    It wasn’t hard, really. I took an X-Acto knife, clicked it up until it couldn’t go any further, and slit my shoes open along the seams. I made a mold of the soles, filled it up with a thin layer of rubber and then as much plastic explosive ...

    • Author: Stovohobo
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Timing

    This little flutter of doubt is now a seed planted in my brain, slowly taking root and being fertilized by this man’s continual presence. He takes a look, I jump. What’s wrong with me? I’ve had no qualms about it, even willing to take...

    • Author: Stovohobo
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • No Reason to Fear

    For the longest, shortest second of my life my heart stops and my physical appearance is a millimeter away from betraying my shock. Did he just say that out loud? How could he possibly know? But I can’t go there, can’t let my reaction show....

    • Author: Stovohobo
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Bomb-disposal unit teamwork

    NO NO, GUSTAV, I’M SURE THAT WITH A PXM473B2 IT’S THE BLUE WIRE YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO CUT, NOT THE RED!

  • THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD KILL (Mature)

    LETS DIE!! she yelled as she shoved the grenade into the hollowed out goblin skull I’d been spitting my heroin into. Shit baby, I said, you know nothing like that can kill me, I said. But she was already dead, from the grenade. The cops came and ...

    • Author: Skull Man
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • 94

    …94… I broke a sweat. I didn’t know which wire to cut. …93…. The bomb continued it’s countdown, I had to act. …92…. I cut the blue wire, the countdown paused. …92… I exhaled, I had successfull...

  • Go!

    “Run!” They ran down the abandoned street, the trail of explosions and debris drawing nearer.

  • Fighting a Lost Battle

    Day 203 since nuclear fallout. Diary entry number 148. Time 1:34 PM. Temperature 92 degrees Fahrenheit. Two hundred and three days of wondering has lead me to my goal. My one place I knew if I reached, I would be alright. As I write these words, I am s...

  • Rescue Handle

    As Fox was flung backward, Josh was suddenly unable to move as the padding of the compartment instantly inflated around him. Moments later, Fox hit the ground with a jarring shock. The compartment shrank back to normal, leaving Josh lying on his back. ...

  • Little Boy Blues

    The spy watched as B-29-45-MO, serial number 44-86292, swung around onto the duty runway, her four Wright R-3350 Duplex-Cyclone radial engines idling comfortably as the pilot and co-pilot moved through their final check list. Things needed to be just r...

    • Author: Bob Liddil
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Little Boy

    31,000 feet. I am falling. 26,000 feet. In this short space of time everything is peaceful. 12,000 feet. There are no screams. No gunshots. No mortar rounds. Just wind. 5,000 feet. Wind and the wall of Earth rushing towards me at incalculable speed. 1,...

    • Author: Cody Walton
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • A Note To The Bomb Squad

    If you are reading this, then I am dead. You will be dead too if you do not do exactly as this note says. Inside a small wooden box you see on the desk to your left is a remote control that will access my instructions for defusing the timer of the dirt...

    • Author: Bob Liddil
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Defiance

    Two survivors. One laying in a pool of his own blood in the corner, barely breathing. The other crawling slowly across the rubble and gore coating the floor, with only the candle flicker of dying fires to light his way. Outside the shattered windows th...

    • Author: DredZed
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • March 15th

    So. March 15th. It was a Monday. I had college and was up mega early at the crack of dawn, like every other weekday. As I was sitting eating my breakfast in front of the TV, the programme vanished, bringing up instead the emergency news thing that I...

  • Icarus: Mission Day 1459, Part II

    The slender six-hundred-meter long ship shuddered and protested as the heavier-set interloper approached and took the offensive. “How’d they come up to us so fast?” Herb asked, bracing himself. Klaxons raised hell about atmospheric co...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Trust Me

    I sit in the black duffel bag, dying for a breath of fresh air. The darkness is suffocating, and I’ve been in here for what feels like forever. When he pieced me together from junkyard scraps and wiring, he didn’t care that I was claustrophobic. La...

    • Author: Emilou
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • When You Have To Go

    My little friends, I could have been a contender. Grandpa was a shell in the Great War, and Pappy fell on Hamburg in 1943. I was too young for Korea, I have to admit, but Vietnam? I could have done that. Then you’d have seen the light. Like many,...

  • Sometimes You Just Can't

    “Dude! No!” “What?” “Dude. You Can’t Do That” “Sure I can.” “No, you can’t! A thermonuclear weapon cannot run off with non-state actors!” “Watch me.” “Dude, you’re going to start a world war when you detonate...

    • Author: Scroungre
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The eternal dud

    Dormant, I dwell beneath the dome of stars. My detonator destroyed – damaged I meet my doom amidst devastation. My devisers developed data on their day-star. They discovered it was a dwarf, and was devolving rapidly. Then came their deadly disput...

  • News of her

    I sat on my couch, eating my frozen dinner, and watching the news. There were some riots going on somewhere and the police were getting involved. I swear, there was never anything good on T.V. anymore… Then my whole world stopped because there, o...

    • Author: JC Tovil
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Micra-Explosives

    It didn’t take him long to work out that there was a bomb strapped to the underside of his seat. He’d noticed a mess of wires jutting from underneath – a clear sign of a hidden explosive. That is to say nothing of the note that was st...

  • The Last Jihad

    “Allah be praised – death to all future infidels. This video shall serve to be the last images of me prior to my entry into paradise, I having traveled into the future to strike a final blow against Crusaders and Zionists, wiping them from ...

    • Author: Bob Liddil
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Crystal Glasses Filled With Ashes/Not Even Tomorrow Touches Dawn (Mature)

    Ashes seep Into the intricate flaws on glasses That collapses’ keep In crystal corners Powdering until it passes Over the brim Signaling grim Blinking eyelashes Sinking Into the ease Of silent sirens When they seize No side concedes Or conceive...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Modern Life

    Ted found himself increasingly turned off by the responsibilities that came with adulthood. Making rent, paying bills, spending one’s days in servitude to a faceless corporation who cared less about him and more about the computer terminal it was...

    • Author: Ben Paddon
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5