Stories tagged “campfire”

  • Roasty Toasty

    I feel it singe my body, almost too hot to stand it. Yet my back is freezing. Funny how sharp the contrast feels when part is warmed and part is left unattended to face the dark night. I twist and shift in my seat, trying to gather more of the fireR...

    • Author: Azuriris
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Walking After You

    I toss a couple twigs on the fire, and settle in against a rock. All my possessions in the world are in this tiny campsite, and by the time I’m done here I should shed a few of them. On the road I’m traveling you can’t carry much with...

    • Author: Geebs
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Perfect Night for Cocoa

    We had trekked around to the other side of a huge lake. Our gear was on our backs and our SUV was locked and parked far away. “Are you sure this side of the lake is the best?” I panted to my boyfriend of two years, who is an avid outdoorsma...

  • The Silver Skull

    There are twelve of us boys bunked in Cabin 3, the Junior Cabin of the Cherokee Tribe at YMCA summer camp. Eleven of them are asleep. I can hear them breathing, relaxed and easy. Not me though. I know what’s coming. At bonfire tonight Chief Billy...

    • Author: Bob Liddil
    • Posted over 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.
  • Solar Campfire

    Stoke the fire Make it burn There’s so much more to learn. Toss the soil into motion add some air plants and ocean Other orbs large and small rock or gas cover them all A final flourish life and sky Five billion years Before it dies A Solar Campf...

    • Author: Tesseract
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Last Four Boys

    The four boys remaining sat around a small, smoky fire, praying that neither the light nor the smoke would give away their location. They watched each other carefully, but were too tired and scared to do much more than that. None dared sleep, none dare...

    • Author: Quijax
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Bravery and Loss

    “Momma! Look what I finded!” a little girl cried out, toddling towards Adrianna. The young mother smiled gently. Her steel-toed boot prodded the campfire quickly, making sure it crackled. “What’d you find, Beth?” she asked...

  • Ode To A Campfire

    I sip eagerly on a milkshake, artificially flavored to taste like a s’more created from the warm and embracing fires of the ones we used to have beneath the canopy of trees in your backyard. It takes me back to that night, the one where we all h...

  • 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.
  • Low Brass In The Wild

    Bubba threw another clarinet on the campfire. This year, he promised himself that he’d take marching season seriously this year. The bitter, cold Fall wind swept over his make-shift camp. He felt the rush of blood into his lungs with the intoxica...

  • An Undying Flame

    Bits of sand tick against the murky, wet widow-glass. A car, its tires buried by surf, sways under a strong coastal wind. Headlights, once illuminating the breaking waves, begin to fade until finally darkness consumes them. A burly man carrying an iSer...

    • Author: BiC
    • Posted almost 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 almost 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...

  • 5. An Image Under Glass

    Campfire, you say? Did I hear someone speak? Picture this, traveler: this is a metaphor. I was tossed onto a raging campfire. It burned me up. This campfire was society. It consumed me. Now I am ashes, preserved forever in a jar. Mount Saint Helen̵...

  • 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....

  • 1. Introduction: The Jar

    My life was bad; I did a bad thing Now I’m in Hell and I can’t but sing Of loss and dreams—escapist fluff— Just stop me, if you’ve had enough. I’ll bookend the sequence here for you, Just by this campfire I’ve trod through. I hope God’s...

  • As Flames Die

    Campfires cling to blackened logs Their sparks illuminate intimacy otherwise hidden By encroaching darkness A circle of implied closeness Created by the threat of shadow at their backs And the brilliant flames before them Shattered by adolescent games...

  • Perfect time to Panic.

    The fire crackled and popped as I poked it with the stick I had found beside me. I was left in my own company while Dan wandered over the hill to find a suitable tree to relieve himself. I grew curious as minutes passed. I mean, how long could it possi...

  • Packing up.

    Last night was amazing. The crackling fire and the shine of the stars painted such a beautiful picture across the night sky, and the way the moonlight glistened over the shimmering lake was magical, but what really made this whole trek worth it, was sp...

  • Car Troubles.

    Dan looked over with a smile. “Ready Babe?” He questioned as he turned the key in the ignition. “Ye..” I paused, hearing the starter make that horrible click. “I’ll try again.” Dan said as he attempted once mor...