Stories tagged “chaos”

  • Zero X Nine Series - Laura's Ambitions

    Zero X Nine had become a desolate playground for thieves, rapists, and murders over the months. Civilians where struck with fear of being stranded on a cosmic planet, not having any knowledge to when help would arrive. Their fearless leader was among t...

  • Photographic Evidence

    That’s when it hit me. An $84,000 glass bowl had just smashed into my head. Fine china was being thrown across the Hilldale Italian restaurant. Complete chaos had broken out and no one could tell me why, even though it was clear they all knew somethi...

  • Entropy

    There was only one reason she could think of to use this much gasoline, and the fear took her over the edge. Even her gag was soaked in it.   “You know… It’s all a matter of perspective.” Slowly, he circled her, mimicking the e...

  • The Sacrifice of Saffron Truefoot

    “I’ll go,” the halfling said stepping forward. Heads turned, human and elven, but not the half-ogre who stood between her and the devil. A smile spread across the devil’s face, his tail twitched. “Are you certain? The cont...

    • Author: April Raines
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Kathy Makes a Pronouncement

    Dusting the black toner from my fingers onto the back of the intern’s shirt, I emerged to the main work area, the happy maze of cubicles. Kathy was beside herself, a frazzled visage of professional womanhood atop a desk. The desk’s owner co...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Common Sense Fails Again

    My common sense kept telling me, Don’t do anything drastic, today just can’t handle a huge change. Aw, c’mon, temptation suavely said, what’s the harm in trying a new kind of coffee? It’s just a different flavor, nothing h...

  • Pulse

    I write and write and write and hate it and backspace and backspace and backspace over and over and over and none of it ever sounds right. I’ve got so many thoughts running through my head, but none of them clear. It’s like my mind is so in...

  • Eulogy From a Productive Member of Society (Mature)

    Here are the three things I know for sure about my late brother-in-law Joseph David Kepler: In twenty years I think I saw him sober three times. He was a terrible poet. And that overdose was no accident, and neither were any of the others. The brutal t...

    • Author: RicoLaser
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Family, Chaos, and Realizations

    With a nod and a worried look, Gefel from swing shift sat at the adjacent com station. Within a minute, Largo from night shift was to my left, taking a data station from one of the protocol nerds. Two more minutes and Midshipman Hurald was on the other...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Mouth of Abaddon...

    The sky roiled above him. Clouds black, and pregnant with the threat of snow. He raised his featureless face – carved and branded with an eight pointed star – as though to sniff the air, twisting and turning, this way and that. A hideous ba...

  • Children

    Be care free Sweet pea. Complete My insanity And marry me. Let’s start a family Of chaos and calamity— Little walking sins With molten eyes And double chins. Like the “Lord of the Flies” Add children and all hell begins.

  • The Mouth of Abaddon...Pt.2

    He turned and stalked back towards the scorched earth of the small encampment. His black armour shining weirdly in the weak sun, the chased gold Crux Terminatus on his shoulder lined briefly in bale fire. Four massive figures stood at parade rest befor...

  • Ancient Hastuur...

    Ancient Hastuur had basked in the heat of the fire until he heard the Mouth of Abaddon eulogizing to his honour guard. 10,000 years in a coffin of chains – alone with the universe inside his head – lent his adulation of the Warmaster a fran...

  • For the Emperor

    The sound of gunfire rang through the temple of the Emperor. Through the din trooper Fitzgerald could make out the high pitched whine of lasguns, as well as the coarse roar of an autocannon. There were only five of them left, and the Sarge was dead. Th...

  • A Rift in the System

    “Come on! We have fresh input!” barked the Commander. She quickly scanned the premises, then began to feverishly punch coordinates into the motherboard. “My sources tell me that this is a code red, with an irritant closing in on us. T...

    • Author: Kihd
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Peace At Last

    I can’t let them turn Earth into potential drowned in sleep. My name’s Mack. It fits a lot of eras. Just like my duds – boots, black pants, white shirt, black coat. It’s not hip – but explain sequins to a Sumerian. I’...

    • Author: TextMason
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
  • Life Goals

    Sweet suede Moses, there is nothing left for us in this rubble! The air has turned spicy and the grass is failing below our broken toes. Why on earth would ten men dressed as goblins dare try and seduce the Pope? Certainly this cannot be the will of ou...

  • Two and Three

    We move together, Panic and Chaos, the second and third of the children. We lead the scouts, the assasins, the ones that cause people opposed to us to be dead. We ourselves can move faster than thought, tearing those other than us to pieces, keeping th...

    • Author: K25fF
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Reoccurring Natural Disaster

    The quiet storm rages to life. Desires are pursued with the unmitigated ferocity of Mother Nature’s fury. With no more warning than from a strike of lightning, the earth between us begins quaking. Despite efforts to steer the freight train away, ...

  • Of Mice And Gingerbread Men

    Her vision swam. A rush of air swirled about her, and although her feet were firmly planted on the floor, the sensation was that of a long fall. The world refocused. Utterly disoriented, she sought for some indicator as to where she might be. In the ...

    • Author: memento
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • There's One In Every Club

    The mass of bodies pulsed to the driving rhythm. Strobes slashed through the darkness and basslines pounded until all complex emotion was purged and only the chaos of motion remained. But he was not there. He had retreated to the corner farthest from t...

    • Author: memento
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Family

    The wonderful animal family of the House of Goonzalez: There’s the magpie uncles, Left, Right, Up, Down, & Turn who never get much farther than the nest. The monkey twins, Dee and Dum who are constantly making faces at their younger, more ref...

  • Rock and Roll (WHOOOOO!)

    Seven tons of steel and no strategy. This is my kinda party.

  • Where Were You?

    I remembered where I was when the world started going to hell- standing in line at Luigi’s, trying to pick up a sandwhich for a late lunch. The first sound wasn’t a thundering crash but a tiny gasp from the tiny girl behind the counter. She...

  • A Newness You Can't See

    Smile nearly as broad as his grease smudged face, Terrent strolled through the market. Slim of build and lithe of foot he swam through crowd as a minnow in the idling brook. Mirthful eyes, round placid pools of blue, took in the chaos of commerce as th...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5