Stories tagged “curse”

  • The Curse of the Ear

    “Henry! Stop!” came a voice from behind Henry. Henry turned around to find his friend Ray standing behind him. “Roy! Howd’ you get here?” “Don’t put the ear on, Henry. It is cursed! It takes away your hearing!&...

  • My Problem

    They told me it was a gift, but I view it as a curse. I’m 18 years old. And I can kill people by touching them. The first time I used my power was when I was a kid. 11 years old. There was a bully. I would tell you his name, but I have forgotten ...

    • Author: Oy
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • The Curse of the Housekeeper

    The next morning, as Celia prepared breakfast, the door flew open. Mariam swayed in the doorway, her face gaunt and her eyes wild with fear. “Did the storm shake y’last night, Mariam?” Celia had asked, but Mariam wouldn’t answer...

  • Keep Yourself out of the Burner

    She was right; Max’s father, called Master Stevens by everybody in town, probably wished that his eldest & only son was a bit more orthodox, to spare the Stevens name from further suspicion or shame. “Why, were you lookin’ for him...

  • If You Read this, You Will Die

    The creature stares at you, the avid Ficly reader, from the other side of your computer screen, and says, “If you are reading this, you will die.”

  • 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...

  • A Run of Bad Luck

    My dad didn’t admit it to me until my 40th, but by then I’d already figured it out. I mean, come on — that kind of bad luck is no coincidence, even though I’d tried for a damn long time to write it off that way. 5th birthday. My...

    • Author: Aurelia
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Cursed Sword 1

    I walked in, with the sword in my hands. When Danica saw me she smiled, but when her eyes drifted to the sword, she paled and jumped back. She put a huge distance between us. “Where did you find the sword?” she said, voice shaking. “S...

  • The Cursed Sword 2

    “That sword has three names. Letum, Excessum, and Mors Mortis. They are all latin. They mean death. Anyone who uses this sword is driven mad. One man jumped off a cliff. Another drowned himself. It’s last owner killed himself with the very ...

  • Finding the Exact Words

    The coffee shop was noisy- a symphony of quiet motors, dozens of conversations, and steady calls for espressos. It was alive, swirling with vibrancy, and chaos. Jeremy hated it all. Sitting in a booth by himself, he stared at the words in his book, and...

  • Release

    The rain poured down while she laughed. He loved her. His eyes burned with unspoken feeling. When did it happen? After years spent searching, Mela would be free of her curse. Fate had brought them together. She leaned against an old elm tree. He had on...

    • Author: Zombiegirl
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Release

    The rain poured down while she laughed. He loved her. His eyes burned with unspoken feeling. When did it happen? After years spent searching, Mela would be free of her curse. Fate had brought them together. She leaned against an old elm tree. He had on...

  • It's The Same Every Year

    Lily frowned at the black cat on her window sill. With a sigh she let it in. The cat mewed at her as it dropped on to the living room floor. It peered up at her with large blue eyes. “So, it happened again eh?” she said. The cat followed he...

    • Author: thelostgirl
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Let It Rain Down on Me

    There stood Ni Kuo. He did not flee the cursing. His hands were raised but not to cover himself. Fury shone on his face like the Summer sun. I lost sight of him for a few moments while I ran for cover. All the land could offer was a bit of jutting rock...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Payment

    Sarah played in the yard as Alex kissed Inez in her plastic lounger chair. Everything seemed wonderful. The summer was full of catching fireflies and sleeping until noon and lemonade by the homemade fire pit. Everything was perfect until one night, aft...

  • Curses!

    Kate felt nauseous as her father swerved slightly back and forth through the massive blizzard they were driving in. She knew they had tickets to see the King Tutankhamun exhibit, but who really cared about some old mummified corpse anyway!? What was su...

    • Author: ellise1207
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5