Stories tagged “challenge”

  • "Open the curtains, will you, dear?"

    “Hmm. I wonder what’s going on over there?” “Where?” “See? By the bridge?” “Oh, yeah. Probably some stalled car.” “You think?” “It’s a flashing yellow light: just a tow truck...

    • Author: Trann
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • A Day in the Life of a Magician

    Brandon hated his job. Six years of school and now he stands beside a conveyor belt and casts simple creation spells from nine to five every day. Sure, him and five others could easily do the work that a hundred machines could do in a day, and sure the...

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Something you never knew about your father

    I met him yodelling for money. …………………………………..

  • Open and Gone

    A door opens, my dreams leave. ………………………..

  • The Last Day of the Rest of Your Life

    “Hello. I know we haven’t been formally introduced – but my name’s not important. What is important is that you don’t panic. Let me explain. I see you’ve rolled over in bed, turned on the light. Yes, you are awake. Y...

    • Author: TextMason
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Love Story

    She sighed, “I guess it’s ‘Good-bye’.”

  • Her Only Day

    . . . . Under her bridal veil . . . . despondent sobs . . . .

    • Author: TextMason
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Debt of the Gifted

    I still can see my parents’ reaction on the day the government first declared that IQ scores were to be put on drivers’ licenses. As the speeches about duty to country and the ‘debt of the gifted’ went on, the color slowly drain...

    • Author: TextMason
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Public Indecency (classy porn) (Mature)

    The tiny dressing room was perfect. The young couple walked around, observing the sales associates, timing their dressing room checks. They had about 30 minutes. They casually walked in, each carrying an armload of clothes. There was something about th...

  • Que Pensez Vous

    “Ecoutez moi bien. Nous n’avons pas le temps de repeter, et franchement ca fait long temps depuis que j’ai parle le Francais. Quand meme, je vais me debrouiller, d’accord? Que d’autre puis je faire?” Koff, koff…...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • The Delay (Mature)

    I cried for six months when she refused to get the abortion. It was a mistake. We met at a party, we were both drunk, things happened, I don’t want to be a dad. It was around the sixth month that I finally grew to accept my fate. Six months later...

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • one ending

    Twelve letters never seemed so final.

  • True Love

    I always said I would kill for you. Now you see I was right.

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • ...3,2,1 Lift-of

    He felt an acceleration of 4G’s

  • Voodoo (six word challenge)

    “I need a monkey’s head, now!”

    • Author: DirtMap
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • War Amongst Impossibles (poetry Challange)

    Weaponhadrays cuckooed firedetonrees amongst Liver Bush, and the screams of Liverinians made the entire world go hush. Blood formed clouds weeping for all life in life. The sounds, the hush, the firedetonrees, A chaos of things, brought on by knife an...

    • Author: DirtMap
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Ode to Spilt Milk (Eulogy)

    Oh. Oh. Oh. My Mil-il-ilk. Bright white like shining star. An elbow on the table and now you’re so far. Ohhhhhhh milk, we will miss you. We let the floor wet kiss you. So sad, my baaaaaaaaaaaaaaad. Oh. Oh. Oh. My Mil-il-ilk. Your fall make the La...

    • Author: DirtMap
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Sound and Sense - Poem

    Upon my shelf there sits a small, green book Well used, though not by me, but well thought of. It tells of sound and sense, of form and rhyme, Things I have learned since I was but a child. Things of the heart and soul that call the mind. Poets pen the...

  • Six Word Challenges

    A Touch of Madness: I think. Therefore I am hunted. Space Western Lollapalooza: John Wayne dismounts horse onto Mars. Stranger Than Fiction: She writes my love into existence. I Knew I Should Have Turned Left at Albuquerque: I should have called a cab....

  • And One To Grow On (Mature)

    Jes walked to the podium gingerly. She had practiced this speech often, but this was the night and the press wanted her statement on the city budget. Her red dress was thin, but not clingy. Her master had forced that. She had enjoyed a slave relationsh...

    • Author: TextMason
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Dialogue in the City of Dreams

    “Why?” “Would it have made a difference?” “Yes.” “And we wouldn’t have shared a perfect night.” “True, but… H. Why?” “Did you enjoy last night?” “Of course I did....

  • Can't I take you anywhere?

    “Home,” he signs to me. “Home. Want.” Always thus, we leave.

  • Quiet Noise, Uncomfortable Unsilence

    I used to try convincing him to stay, throwing out signs for friend, swing, play, dirt, and whatever else I thought might or should interest a nine year old. It’s no use though. There’s really no talking to him when he gets like this. The c...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Martian Frontier

    The suited figure that approached the airlock at Robinson Base could only be one man. Somehow, the stetson perched jauntily on the helmet never looked out of place on him. When the kids played outside, they always just looked silly, but him? How he got...

  • Global Warming

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