Stories tagged “colors”

  • Aria

    Aria stared at the azure sky, slowly turning a quiet midnight. Sunset didn’t seem to happen here; it was just day, and then it was night. A gentle transition from a sea of darkened cornflower to borderlining navy… beautiful, albeit strange....

  • Shop of the Uglies

    I shuddered as the ugly man grinned toothily at me. “I’m Kelly. How many olives do you want?” he asked. “About fifty should do. I’m starving.” Starving enough that even you haven’t put me off food, I thought. &...

  • Her Land

    Her fingers left a trail along the glittering water, like champagne this time of day. The boat glided easily along the tawny shore, its saffron exterior reflecting back the water’s inner glow. The incidental princess leaned back and surveyed what...

    • Author: S. Zee
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Paint the Sky

    Slow-motion Colors Lovers Let’s go be lovers, in a foreign country. Let’s forget that we ever had expectations, or obligations. Let’s be irresponsible and irrational, let’s forget about things like correct spelling and presentab...

    • Author: wytherwings
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Red

    Too many fractures; the air couldn’t help but slowly seep from my suit. Granddad always told me my temper would get the best of me just before getting down the old, leather belt. The fire in his eyes terrified me more than the fury of God, Himsel...

  • Orange

    Brother Neimus bowed his shaved head to Brother Paulus as he passed him on the way from evening prayers. The scent of citrus blossoms wafted through the stone arch windows. He paused and glanced out at the acres of neatly-tilled fields. Curious, he saw...

  • Yellow

    A coward has it easy: they’re only really afraid of one thing … being afraid. Everyone else has many fears. Meira was constantly teased by her classmates. She jumped at the smallest things: little bugs, harmless snakes, birds taking wing, a...

  • Green

    Sun and weather had faded the green handle of the garden spade from a pine emerald to the hue of late summer grass. Wiping sweat from his brow, Jessup dug in the clay-rich soil, knocking aside a layer of dust that the winds had deposited overnight. ...

  • Blue

    The last time she’d seen this much water in his eyes, she’d broken up with him. He said she’d been stone-hearted, but after leaving she’d gone home and composed the mother of all break-up songs. Captain Carlisle looked into the ...

  • Indigo

    I remember when they took it away. All those books, Web sites, TV interviews: they all vanished in a puff of a New Age whim. I know my parents didn’t believe I understood the concepts, but I did. They hoped, but that was all. They told people lik...

  • Violet (Mature)

    She hated her name as much as the cliché for which it stood. Violet had to be coaxed and cajoled out of her shell by those who found her pretty. When her father had arranged her to marry a jeweler from Oxford she thought it a blessing. But on their we...

  • Journey to The Center of Your Soul

    Your parents call you out of bed To tell you of a morbid dread. Cooling blacks and Soothing blues to help numb up and block the news. You tremble from your toes to head and try to sort out what they’ve said: You try to cry with heart of lead, And...

  • Dawn and Dusk

    Auroro knew that to leave the Sky Palace was to leave immortality, but Clay Woman on the Worlds Below beckoned until he could no longer resist her call. His feet on the earth, he walked with her for miles, marveling at flickering fires, the hot blood o...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Forgettable

    “Have you noticed how people are so absorbed with themselves that they never bother to take notice of the little things?” John asked the person behind the counter. “What?” he said looking at John like he was crazy. “ItR...

    • Author: Catherine
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Fall Colors

    Orange, yellow, and red Paint the lush scene in the trees. Softly, fall breezes.

  • In The Moment, Out of Sense

    The paint came in torrents, coating the canvas in dark swaths. White became gray became blue became white again, all layered in savagery and revenge to rival the throws of Mother Nature. Tints of brown and gold swept up from below, buffeting up against...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Drifting Away

    The place was filled with more colors than I have ever seen! Including those that encompassed me in the cave. My eyes didn’t know where to look they were darting around wildly from what seemed to be trees to something that was a color like a very dee...

  • Purple?

    Why is this challenge about purple socks, When there are better colors to choose. White, black, red or blue, are colors that rock, And pink, yellow, orange and purple, Aren’t normal sock colors people use. I don’t mean to bash your color...

    • Author: {DARCH}Loa
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Why so blue?

    I once read a book about this one disease where you associate numbers, words, and people with colors. The character, who had it, tried acupuncture and the colors intensified. Surrounding each person was a bright aura. I’ve always wondered if thes...

    • Author: MangoQT
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • If you Painted the World

    If you painted With every color imaginable The world through your eyes What would you paint? Would you paint your family What means the world to you? The love of your life, Who is the world to you? Or would you paint money? What keeps the world changin...

  • Hallway - PI3

    Stepping out of the lift and back on to the normal floor was a relief. At least there was a floor here. Riding gusts of air might be fun for some people but it just made me nervous. If something went wrong it was a sixteen story fall. I shivered thinki...

  • The Aura: Touch

    John blinked a couple times staring at his cat. He imagined it. Of course he did. He kept looking at the glowing rainbow of halos around people’s heads as they crowded by him. “Are you alright!?” Said a woman by him. She had the brigh...

  • The Aura: Hoodwinked

    “Alright, people step aside.” The one with the black-ish aura barked out as the other EMT was pulling a stretcher towards John. Maybe they could help me. Perhaps the doctors knew that lightning made you hallucinate colors & made you hea...

  • The Price

    We stood silently in stylistic costumes modelled after Those That Had Come Before. Mostly the coats and trousers were a uniform drab with the occasional splash of color giving the impression of trampled petals peeking back through the mud. It looked li...

  • Of Lowly Things 'Neath Heal and Sight

    I am a snake, born in the year of the snake, the month of the dragon. I bear no indignity, nor do I suffer fools who look down upon me. The red of my blood cooled by night’s dark black, I shall cause you no due fright, Hasten near to feel my slic...

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