Stories tagged “challenge”

  • Heading Down Toward Weird

    Little Garrett Swopes looked down back his swinging feet to the black and white checked floor of the diner. Surprisingly, it looked really clean and shiny. He decided the floor was happy. The wall was not as happy, as it had a small hole in it, down in...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Juggerigeur

    Juggerigeur The International Clown Encyclopedia, 6th Edition Juggerigeur refers to an obscure juggling tradition from Eastern Europe. Meaning literally “strict jester” (from joculatorem rigeur), the tradition dates back to 900 A.D. Perform...

    • Author: TOAST
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • You Don't Always Need Protection

    When Anya was just 20 months, she learned to climb the ladder at her favourite park. It was a curved ladder, half a letter U made with many mini U-shaped steps, but she could climb it all by herself. When she was 30 months, she climbed the ladder that ...

    • Author: April Raines
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Gravedancers

    Gravedancers are one of the seven castes of professional mourners that developed as a direct result of reality television shows such as Big Mother, I’m a Celebrity so Get me a Beer, and All-naked Castaway with the Developmentally Challenged. Grav...

    • Author: Bill Hartzia
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Confessional

    The spoon in the cup rattled like the jangling chains of a tortured apparition as Father Rodge attempted to stir. He had already had three cups of tea this evening, but his nerves needed suppressing. All he had done all night was take confessions. But ...

  • Take Nothing For Granite

    “Are you sure you detected life?” the doctor quipped at the science officer. “There’s nothing here but rocks!” It was true. In all directions there were rocks; some more properly called pebbles, others perhaps boulders, an...

    • Author: April Raines
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Miss Featherstonehaugh

    The thunder ran through the house like a hyperactive two-year old, peeking into things and under things, careering round corners and scaring the cat. Miss Featherstonehaugh looked up from her tatting and frowned, her delicate gold-framed spectacles sli...

    • Author: Bill Hartzia
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Halls of Asgard

    The thunder ran through the house like a hyper-active two-year old, because it was. A mop of fire-red hair and the formidable eyes of a young god, Thor was a sight to behold, if you could catch him. He stormed through the house, bearing Mjolnir above h...

  • Ralph MacPherson (1900-1939) Cheese Tamer

    Known as the cheese tamers’, cheese tamer. Born in Basingstoke to George and Mildred (nee Pickles) MacPherson who both insisted on only communicating in song. Ralph’s early years were blighted by pronounced pogonophobia, as a result of whic...

    • Author: Kate
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • In the Shadow of Olympus Mons

    Even through the heavily tinted portals of the habitation unit, she could almost taste the crimson sky. It was so much worse when they were out there, though. It had taken less than an hour on their first excursion for their shining bright environment ...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Eye Wide Open

    My ear is being chewed. The saliva is matting my fur and the stitches holding the inner and outer pieces of my ear together are beginning to unravel. She’s hiccuping now, not crying anymore, and there are longer spaces between bites. Her gnawing ...

    • Author: starfishpaws
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Paint to Live

    I’ve never been able to fight the creative impulse. It’s an urge that hits me as fiercely as hunger or thirst. If I can’t paint, I starve. Of course, if I do paint, I get locked away. Because painting alone isn’t enough. My work...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Foodz Timez Now Plz

    Oh me gawd she up finally only took me two hours or half dunno seem like long timez of pawing grl noze and biting girl feetz but she up can be foodz timez now plz wait where you go no no wrong way grl foodz bowl in kitchan flor no batroom littr in batr...

    • Author: Jayden
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Gaining a Daughter

    “C’mon! Do it!” The best man was tapping his fork against his Champagne glass. Cheryl winced, not at the sound, but at the thought of such an expensive, easily shattered piece of crystal in the hands of someone so obviously drunk. As ...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • You Don't Always Need Protection

    “I’m telling you, it’s gonna make you feel great!” He was standing there, smiling at me like he was a child, who had just been given a gift on Christmas morning. He was so hard to resist when he was this way, so innocent looking...

    • Author: Mona
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
  • Lost And Found (Challenge) (Mature)

    He stood up from the table, grabbed a handful of hair, and tore it out. While shuffling around the room he stared at the innocent faces of his students. “Who…” he started, sending shivers down their spines, “threw… the...

  • Mulberry Farm

    Soft wind blew through the trees that lined the drive of Mulberry farm stirring a soothing sussuration. To the vet’s surprise though, there was a body lying halfway down the drive, splayed across the way in a defensive posture, its head turned to...

    • Author: Bill Hartzia
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • In the Heat of the Diet

    Well they say that on one side there’s Liberty and Tyranny on the other. Angels and Demons the lot of us. Right Next Door to one another for all this flying Under the Radar. Say are you going to eat anything you look starved? I am but I’ve ...

  • Going for a Ride!

    Dear Diary, My mom and I went on a car trip a few days ago. I was really excited to be riding in the car and hung my head out the window for a long time and the wind blew my ears around. Then I brought my head inside and drank some water from my bowl a...

  • There are No Words

    He lay back against the pristine white bed sheets, closed his eyes and tried to remember. It wasn’t always like this, he was sure of it. People used to see the world so differently. They used to have metaphor, imagery; they used to be able to talk ab...

    • Author: lisaG
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Hungry

    I ran and jump from roofs to roofs, I turned and got down by an emergency ladder. The allay was dark and I was Hungry! So I slowly walked to the nearest road and there it was, the perfect target. Not to fat and not to skinny. So I sneaked behind him an...

  • Fairies

    Titania pushed another bundle of items across the checkout scanner. The checkout beeped out the first four bars of Greensleeves, not that the customers notice she thought, and she smiled at the customer, glamouring him instantly. “How much?”...

  • To Reach, To Touch I

    “You need me,” she said, looking down at him. He was tired, more than that, exhausted, drained almost past his limits. “Cassy…” he said, the beginning of the old argument in her name. “No, don’t push me away. W...

  • Helen's Sunday

    She’d visited the cemetery every Sunday after church. It was right across the road. The grass had grown in this spring over the turned earth. She’d told him all about Clyde Wilcox making eyes at her during service and complimenting her dres...