Stories tagged “call”

  • Not moving (Mature)

    It was no one’s fault. Just a random freak of nature. It happened all the time, but one always secretly hoped that it would be someone else to suffer, some other family. The first she knew of it, was the scream from the nursery. Kate had gone to ...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Good Moods are Nice

    My mother was in a good mood when she got home. She came up to check on me right when she got home. She told me about this guy she just met and how she had a date tonight so she wouldn’t be home until late. Then she asked if I was okay enough to ...

  • A Last Phone Call

    Sitting on the bed, the man was contemplating on life. He was contemplating everything: his past, his mistakes, the gun in his hand. Most importantly, however, he was contemplating a future without her. Hell, things could still change for the better, h...

  • A Phone Call

    I continued walking and forced myself not to look back. I walked for a couple of minutes then my phone rang. It was Jordan and I instantly smile. I fliped open my phone and answered. “Hey baby” I tell him. “Hey babe, how are you today...

  • Poker Face

    The clicking of Frank’s chips was beginning to wear Bob’s patience thin. Frank always did this to entertain himself, see how far he could go. Bob was an easy target, so Frank continued to do so anyway. Bob held his cards close. Patrick, and Isa...

  • The Price To Call

    So, I raise everything you know. To call would take all of the names for snow, Every pronunciation of love linked with every lyrical vocal, Language and math, And a by hand biograph Written in sanscrit With the paw of a kitten. To raise Would take a ...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Keywords

    This campfire society is a call to isolation. Away from technology’s test, no need to duck bullets. Sequestered away from that teeming death hole, One may take pride in life and philosophy, comedy and fears. It is a speed run from darkness to lig...

    • Author: Tesseract
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
  • A Noisome Bell

    Sergeant Philips, who was put on the other end of Sutton’s call, was less than the picture of attentiveness at this hour. He’d barely arrived at the office, he thought, even the sun decided this was far too early an hour to get out from und...

  • Sam's Advice

    “Stop it. Stop it right now!” Sam grabbed the phone from my clammy hands and held it over her head in a grand assertion of authority. “But-” I pleaded. “No.” Dramatically, Sam threw it across the room, where it land...

  • Woolen Walls

    I wore my cloak of depression to ward myself from a cruel and lonely world. The thick wool stank of sour milk or sulfur, depending on which side you stood. It had been ten long years since I had donned the cloak and it was still as strong and durable a...

  • The Plan

    “M’lady! M’lord!” Skidding along the base of Kejajo, a gangly lad calls to the assembly below. Lady Elsha looks up from the map and Sir Robert joins her gaze. At the edge of camp the boy continues. “The Astronomer has seen a rider of a chestn...

    • Author: BiC
    • Posted over 4 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 about 4 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...

  • Buying Time

    CALL 1-888-BUY-TIME A static frame displays a grassy knoll encircled by lofty trees; a father with outstretched arms, a flying disk hanging in midair, a teenage son readying for the catch. In the foreground; a little girl in pigtails, her hands held be...

    • Author: BiC
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Cost of Flight

    Call me Old fashioned Melancholic Traditionalist Life is a soup Time flowing flowing flowing down down Caught in the current Awash in chronology We thrash bash crash Call me Just call me Don’t go Bob a while Here Some dash We dart Get away away F...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
  • Spiral

    Blaise had died a year ago today. And it was all her fault, she told herself. After his death, she became a new person, a mere shell of the bold, outgoing girl she used to be. Now, the world was lucky if she left her room. She had transferred to an onl...

  • ∞ Buy1n9 T1m3 ∞

    CALL PROGRAM; BUYING TIME Processing… Image; >static frame >>grassy knoll >>>lofty trees encircle Father’s arm; >outstretched Flying disk; >hanging >>in midair Teenage son; >readying >>for the catch Li...

    • Author: BiC
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
  • Pilot

    A pilot’s life doesn’t have many constants. It’s a lonely life; always flying from one place to another,but never stopping long enough to have real relationships. Until Marie, the longest I’d kept a girlfriend was two months. I&...

  • 2. Tantalus of the Telephone

    Isolation lingers by me. I’m in a glass booth, surrounded by telephones. At least one of them begins ringing every 40 seconds or so. Sometimes many ring at once. I cannot reach any of them. Nobody is within earshot, but I can see multitudes just ...

  • 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....

  • Lightning Strikes

    Call me crazy Call me smart Call me fun Or just a waste But as I dance in tears from a dark gray sky My heart beats faster than a drum Faster than the wisps that keep hummingbirds afloat In air crisper than a freshly baked Warm apple pie Pulled seconds...