Stories tagged “challenge”

  • Personal Space Pilot

    Space occupies my mind. I consider the distance between you and I. Leagues and years create an impassable chasm. Unable to find answers, my head is as good as empty. “Where do you think you’re going?” she rasps, hot whiskey-tinged bre...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 6 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Donkey Wild (Mature)

    Dear Diary, My host family is great. Spain is a beautiful place. They promise to take me to Italy later this month. My host sister is insane! She takes me out to parties every night. I told my parents I would never drink, but I find myself hungover alm...

  • Confession Made

    I used to think that I had it MADE. Life was grand. Life was a piece of cake. IN the palm of my hand. Handed on a silver platter. I had my friends. I had my family. I had a dream job. I had money and fame. I had the eye of all the men I could ever wis...

  • A Prince's Tale #3

    “Your two year exodus has finally concluded,” Miser states before the Prince disembarks. “and as fate has foretold, you seem to stand a triumphant man!” Fesir says. The Prince, widely grinning, embraces his friends. “It fe...

  • Nightmare Clowns: No Escape

    Anne was standing on her apartment porch when I pulled up, clenching and unclenching her fists in short staccato bursts. At the sound of my car door closing, she blanched and jerked her head in my direction. I knew she had been on edge ever since her h...

    • Author: Robert Quick
    • Posted almost 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Where have all the sad clowns gone?

    She typed, “I just helped a friend move into their apartment. The next day they found 37 clowns under their porch.” She watched the cursor blink. She tried to time her eyelids to match, with mixed success. Finally, she closed her eyes and j...

    • Author: HopeBear
    • Posted almost 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Special Order (Mature)

    The address had been consuming too much water; a thawed frozen hose, spigot still on. The poor bastard slipped on the deck’s slushy surface, landing hard on his ass. Immediately he heard a childlike voice “Would you like to come out and pla...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted almost 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Sifting Through Life (Mature)

    Within twenty minutes of the Water Department worker calling 911, the boxy backyard was turned into a huge present offered up to the grieving, wrapped up in miles of yellow police tape. Keep this area clear. Sir, get back! Sargent Ferrone studied the s...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted almost 6 years ago.
  • On Parade (Mature)

    Ferrone stood motionless in the icy room. Behind him was another door to a much larger room. A lounge really where fifty one searchers waited to KNOW. Ferrone thought it was too early, his team needed more time to properly identify all the children. Bu...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted almost 6 years ago.
  • Marital Bliss Made Less or More

    Roy came blundering through the kitchen door, slamming it hastily behind him. His eyes were wide behind the wire rimmed glasses, and his chest heaved. Miriam eyed him over her bowl of Life cereal, “The McElroy’s dog get loose again.” ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • One Step Forward

    Challenge every accident knowingly touched By a slimy smile And encourage a subtle confidence Almost broken A slimy smile With even the “kindest” of intentions Almost breaks A pounding heart into pieces Even the kindest of intentions Will unconscio...

    • Author: remembrancer
    • Posted almost 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Notepad of Negotiation

    Gordon eyed himself in the mirror. At thirty-six he stood five feet and ten inches tall, weighing at an unimpressive one hundred ninety-seven pounds. It was not a taut one hundred and ninety-seven pounds. As it was, he’d already lost forty pounds...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Mechanic's New Bride - #5 in the Oiled Heart Saga (Mature)

    In a flash, I’m eating his scream. I’m attached. My diamond tooth tears his stubbly cheek flesh. He fights back, trying to loosen my grip. But my reticulating mandibles hold. The pistons in my jaws grind down, crushing the bridge of his nose. My ma...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Circuitry of Mercy

    Mercy is a strange sensation, his synaptic pathways shuddered as the impulse took hold. Whilst maintaining surveillance he booted up diagnostics and let it ripple through each pathway, the complex cityscape of his being. He never liked diagnostic it ...

  • 15. The Challenge: Wonders Ever Cease

    Challenge me to a staring contest? The one who looks away first has to stay in the glass case, the bell jar. It’s not easy being eternal, you know? My story will end very soon, but not because my suffering will cease. You should understand that ...

  • We're Like a Big Family (Mature)

    “Yeah, I did. It’s funny, you know we’re like a big family. Except when Brittany is being a bitch. Oh, when that little slut borrows my clothes without even asking… I would like to wrap my manicured hands around her skinny littl...

  • And I

    “Agh…” Greedily, painstakingly, I opened his eyes. I wanted to savor every sweet & supple minute of this. His arteries pulsed like the sun & I wrapped my vines around them like a cruel hand applying pressure to a wound. It was...

    • Author: Escapist
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Samsara the Sheep (Mature)

    TWO MINUTES I had two fucking minutes. I shot up and thrust myself at the side table drawer- a brush, a postcard, Buddhist teachings- nothing that fit my purpose. With a bang I threw the bedroom door open like a stag in heat, bare tits dangling wildly,...

    • Author: Escapist
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Prostitute

    Mom always told me I was a promiscuous young woman. “Your mom was also a bitch,” said 2. “Yeah, well, it doesn’t matter. Guess she was right.” I held the card in my hand and sighed. For a moment, I looked at the printed le...

  • When Fate Is In Your Hands

    The guards hovered nearby, there partly for the ceremony of it all and partly to ensure no disgruntled initiate lashed out at The Wall. Who would do such a thing? The Wall is sacred. What could be done? The Wall stands thirty feet tall and twice as wid...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Face of Hunger

    Kiriko’s stomach growled.Lighting another cigarette, she took a drag and hoped the nicotine would stave off hunger for a little while longer. Rain pelted the over hang. She shivered. Across the street Ari, squatter and more peasant-like, stood on...

  • 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....

  • Sprat's Brats

    So there was this guy I knew called Jack. Skinny bugger. Marital troubles. Died last night outside my house. Bummer. His wife was there at the PD, bawling her eyes out, though I couldn’t see her eyes. Eatin’ all the time, too. She had more ...

  • Heliola Awakens

    Heavy lidded eyes opened slowly, revealing a shadowy encampment. A dark fire flickered nearby. She was too young to understand yet, but Heliola felt calm as she gazed around upon her immediate world for the first time. To her left, Liola saw her mother...

  • Fairy Bag

    A metro train rumbled by temporarily drowning out the squeaking sax’s appeals for loose change. Gerrick tugged his coat a little tighter and looked this way and that. The message had said 4:35 PM. His watch said 4:36 PM, and he knew it was correc...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5