Stories tagged “campus”

  • Drums in the Deep

    After the doors were shut, the two robots unfolded into humanoid shapes and the four of them walked down into the darkness, lighting the way with bike headlights and hand-held flashlights. “So what are we doing down here, anyway?” Lisa aske...

  • Ready, Set...

    They took up tactical positions, spreading out so that each angle of approach could be defended. James and Lisa stood side-by-side, weapons drawn, facing back the way they came, flanked by Sera on one side and Fur on the other. “Hold fire until w...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • You Meet the Nicest People in Tunnels

    “Hey, is anyone there?” The voice was only slightly distorted by steam tunnel echoes. Sera sighed. “This is going to be…interesting,” she muttered. Then, louder, “Billy Cougan? That you?” “Sera? Hey, haven...

  • Let's Get Dangerous

    Before long, they were at the aforementioned building. Or rather, near it, in order that they remain unnoticed. The tunnels grew more heavily traveled as they approached the computer science department, and the noise of work was heavy in the air. ̶...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Gone in a Flash

    “Uh…okay…” Billy said, shading his eyes and squinting, trying to see past the lights. “Are you okay, Sera? You sound kinda funny.” “I’ve been a little sick lately,” Sera said. “Yeah, you might say she...

  • Lights Are On...

    “That’s… You don’t see a lot of people willing to make that kind of decision so quickly,” Lisa said, raising an eyebrow. “For all you know, we’ll have to… take him out of public circulation.” “...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Hole in the Wall

    Fur and Sera moved up, weapons at the ready. Lisa moved in behind them. “All right, this is new.” Sera pointed at a ragged hole in the wall, surrounded by fragments of stone and plaster dust. “Looks like they’ve tunneled in from...

  • All Your Reasons

    “I don’t think they’ve done a full-on Shawshank Redemption number for something they just kinda want, the question is what is it in the building that they actually want?” “Some of the brightest minds in the area work or go...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Thanks for the Memory

    “But what kind of reinforcements?” James asked. “Whatever they’re after might make all the difference.” “And how do you suggest we find that out?” Lisa asked. “Well, I dunno, these guys are, like, walking...

  • You Know That It Would Be Untrue You Know That I Would Be a Liar

    Lisa grinned. “And the mechs’ plasma rifles can ignite the wires without leaving any traces of arson. Or at least, none that forensics will recognize.” “Then what are we waiting for?” James grinned. “Let’s ligh...

  • Cuffed

    When Lisa and James awoke, they were cuffed together in what was unmistakably, the trunk of a moving car. “Oh my head… Wait, Marauders?” James whimpered, clutching his recently-clocked head. “No, if this were the Marauders, we w...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Delivery

    Fog drifted, wet and heavy, over the short mall between the Wetherill Laboratory of Chemistry and Stanley Coulter Hall. Six tall lampposts bathed everything in an eerie, orange glow. The hour was late, and the campus was deserted — deserted but f...

    • Author: Jim Stitzel
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Brought To Light

    Rose stomped toward the window, leaned against the wall, and let out a discontented sigh. We had been sitting in that dank room for nearly four hours. “I just don’t understand it!” she shouted. “Julia wouldn’t just run off...

    • Author: musicgirl
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5