Stories tagged “city”

  • The Forest

    Zarek’s eyes were wide with interest while the soldier told his tale. It was like a rehearsed script, as if he’d told the story so many times that it was now second nature. The two sat around a warm fire. “Terrible things happen there...

  • Departed

    The chicken wire fence was gnarled; it bloomed outward in a metallic flower of sharp, rubicund-tipped edges. Something thick and heavy had encompassed the atmosphere. Outlines and shapes seemed dull and colorless. The building before her was whitewashe...

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Unescorted

    It used to be an office building. Inside, the lobby was deserted. There was not much of a surprise in the fact. This did not stop her from walking inside, carefully closing the door behind her, making sure it didn’t make any noise. She wasn’...

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Discovery

    The cafeteria was no better than she expected it to be. It was already ransacked and destroyed; tables were upturned, vending machines rent in two and counter islands practically ripped from the ground. She did not dare eat the food knowing they had to...

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Stupid Decisions

    The minute he was out of the oven, he stretched his legs and looked around curiously. His expression twisted slightly, as if he couldn’t comprehend what he was seeing. Suddenly, his eyes scrunched up and he turned to Beatrice, dark gaze pleading....

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Honesty

    “B-but – my mom – " “How old are you?” A sniff. “Nine. Ten on June seventeenth.” “Come with me.” “My mom!” “What about your father?” That stopped him. He faltered for a ...

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Grammar-Man Vs. The Mayor!

    The Mayor stood by the window, looking out at the city below. “I’m sorry, Grammar-Man, but this don’t fly.” “This doesn’t fly,” said Grammar-Man. “Shut up,” snapped the Mayor. "You’ve sav...

    • Author: Ben Paddon
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Infamous

    The steel door burst open, allowing the metallic scent of the wet city into the corridor. Struggling forward into the night, Andrew lost his balance, smacked his shoulder on the door frame, tripped over something on the concrete stoop and went face fir...

  • The Thrill

    He was up to his wrists in it, that hot, sticky, wonderful mess. The man had screamed, but just barely, and now, ten minutes later, the street was quiet and still. No one had heard them. If someone had, this was the type of city where no one lifts thei...

    • Author: Mayra
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • Sometime Around Midnight

    I had moved away from Chicago to get away from the annoying bustle of a major city, choosing a peaceful place in Vermout, far from much bustle. I chose an apartment and got myself all situated. Sometimes, though, things you want just don’t happen...

  • Westward

    “It’s beautiful.” “For all the wrong reasons”, I responded as I lit my cigarette and flicked the still burning match over the edge of the moving train. “It’s still beautiful”, said James defensively. R...

    • Author: AM FM
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Devious Development

    She looked out the dingy window over the rain-drenched slum before addressing us. “Boys, I’ve a plan, but I’m not quite sure where to carry it out.” “What’s different about this one?” I asked with a squeak. ...

  • What it Takes to Prove Yourself (Mature)

    The colonel’s lifeless body slumped by her feet. Blood poured out from his chest and back, but his face was one of defiant laughter. Disgusted by her enemy’s disrespect she took aim at his face. With a quick pull of the gun’s trigger ...

  • Escape (Mature)

    Amy knew it was time for a change. She could feel the pressure of the city against her chest. The constant cacophony of car horns and endless chatter filled her brain every second of every day; she could hardly think. The smells—the smog, the smo...

    • Author: Byn
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • I Don't Believe In God

    The chaotic streets of New York City faded to silence around me as my mind swarmed with thoughts of anxiety and depression. I walked the four long blocks back to my appartment in shame, replaying the past hour over and over in my head. That’s not...

    • Author: Elice
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Sound Of Silence

    Hello was the beginning; good-bye was always there to end it all. The streets were cold and empty. The cars sit idling in the road way, while rusting away in the eyes of Mother Nature’s course in the world. I sit and listen to the swings blowing in t...

  • City of Dreams

    They call Paris the city of dreams these days, which is kind of funny or maybe ironic, since all the other Earthly cities are nothing now but dust and dreams. No one really remembers how it happened, or why, but one day the tide turned and the sea chan...

    • Author: Pat J
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Gathering a little moss

    I woke up in Fezia. That surprised me, for I had slept, shivering in the lee of my dead horse, in the certain knowledge that my travelling days had come to and abrupt and unfortunate ending. My room was carved directly from the native rock, with a seam...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Restless Nights, Chasing A Ghost

    “Chasing ghosts Williams.” – “What is it to you if I am Charles.” – “Well your working on tax payers money, they wouldn’t fancy the ideal of you chasing a lost cause.” – “Is that how you see human society a lost cause.” – “I...

  • This Is The World

    “We’re am I, father?” I ask, looking around at the place we have been transported to. “Is est locus of quicumque est , eram , quod totus vadum exsisto” This is the place of all that is, was, and all the shall be. “Bu...

  • A Nameless City

    This city has no name. It did once, but whatever it was, it is lost to time. I merely walk on through the deserted, decrepit boroughs. Shells of whatever these buildings used to be stand stock-still as I amble on past them. I pause to look at one place...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Gladiator's End

    I never thought it would end like this. In a back alley in this noisy city. Horns and sirens taking the place of screaming and clapping spectators. We can’t all be the master of our fates. It’s probably my fault for leading them into this alley. Fo...

    • Author: Beastie
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Don't see many of your type 'round here (Mature)

    16 working hours, an 8AM meeting, and no lunch sucks. Finding cabs on rainy Thursday midnights is im-fucking-possible. So, to put it lightly, I’ m not having a stellar day to begin with as I head home, ratty umbrella failing against the wet. The ...

    • Author: Scott
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Ginger: Panorama of the Past

    Breathless, inexpressible wonderment. I was on a hillside looking out across a million sun-drenched rooftops, more konkreet buildings than I could fathom, from here to the horizon and beyond. Towering over the buildings were a dozen shining steel rods ...

    • Author: uselessness
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5