Stories tagged “dark”

  • Everything in the Right Place

    Lydia walked up the stairs wearily, a sheaf of dark hair covering her face like a raven’s wing. “Brian?” she called out as she reached the second landing. Her voice echoed back, the sound of it mocking to her ears. She shrugged out of...

    • Author: Ana Cristina
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Maten las Luces

    Inez d’Umbroso peered in through the skylight, thoroughly disgusted with the frivolity of these ostentatious displays. She’d been denied all that was light, everything deemed good. It seemed these ricos asquerosos had banished her to live w...

  • The Love Of The Crime Series - The Beginning

    My father use to tell me to never forget the small things in life, you never know when it will drift away into the darkness. I had wasted many aimless nights sitting in a dark lit room, lighting up and drinking the last sips inside the bottle. It was o...

  • Darkness

    Tiana sighed and hugged herself tighter as the chill of darkness danced across her pale shoulders. Pulling the coverlet from her bed, she started across the room. Surveying all the things she had collected in the unnaturally long years she’d walk...

  • desperate passage

    June, 1875 The Inscrutable rocked gently in the harbor. Ropes creaked and strained, as gray water and cold rain splashed against the hull. Her captain looked across the rail at the hopeful few who had made it past the barricades, and now waited on the ...

    • Author: wilw
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • name your price

    Boah pushed past the tall man. “Ship’s full.” He placed a strong hand on Boah’s shoulder and squeezed. “Name your price.” Boah turned and put a hand on his hip, making sure the man could see the belaying pin he wore ...

    • Author: wilw
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • red glow

    Boah slept uneasily that night in his cot as the waters rocked the Inscrutable to and fro like a baby in it’s cradle. He dreamed that he saw a glint of red light dart out the pocket of his pants hanging at the end of the cot. He opened his eyes. ...

  • The Bitter Wait

    “I hate her,” said the commander. “I know,” said the bosun. “Not long now, sir.” They were a near to a dozen, but only ever they spoke—commander and bosun. The rest smoked damp, lumpy cigarettes, exhaling through a...

    • Author: wordwill
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
  • Where She Goes

    “She’s taking on passengers, looks like,” said the bosun, straightening up, then contorting to stretch his back in the stout compartment. “Of course he is,” the captain took a drag on his misshapen cigarette. Reaching for ...

    • Author: wordwill
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Ginger: Tunnel to Nowhere

    The tunnel was dark and damp, carved out of the wet compacted black soil twenty yards underground. About a yard and a half from floor to ceiling. As best I could approximate, it ran in a straight line northeast and continued beyond the range of the lig...

    • Author: uselessness
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Ginger: Stones and Scribbles

    It’s impossible to judge distances in a tunnel that long, that dark, and that wet. I’d later discover the distance I traveled was a bit further than a mile, but at the time it felt infinitely longer. I began to wonder if I’d make it o...

    • Author: uselessness
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The silent behemoth

    Quiet bird chirping disturbed the otherwise oppressively silent atmosphere of this house. She wasn’t even completely sure that the bird chirping wasn’t her imagination, the garden was decaying and living things seemed to shun it. Inheriting...

    • Author: Ponchifer
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
  • Nature's Wonder

    Zarek sat peacefully in the grass, watching the dark clouds as they devoured the blue sky above him. Rain and more thunder soon followed, but he still sat where he was, listening to the sounds of nature. Behind the rumbling thunder and the unrelenting ...

  • Inside the belly

    It had been a long time since Jonas had been on The Inscrutable, but he remembered her well. And that bastard, Leer. It had taken Jonas years, YEARS, to learn to walk again after what Leer had pulled on their last ‘adventure’ together. R...

  • Unlikely Companions

    Why the hell is it so cold? I knew that there would be some discomfort involved, but I didn’t know that feeling the cold would be one of them. I’m not supposed to be conscious. The day before the lights went out, I sat in the park with . . ...

    • Author: S. Zee
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
  • Without Light

    There are those who relish the light, who bask in its glory like worshipers of old; I am not one of them. The light is not my friend, it is my enemy. And no matter how many times I tell the servants to turn off the damn lights, they always turn them on...

  • Blackbird

    He was one of many to first receive the apparatus. He had taken the full 18 months, but they told him that was good; it told them how to improve it for the next batch of maturing citizens. He needed a second round of treatment. They had not been satisf...

  • That Night

    It was a dark night. Annabelle Wright was walking home from her friend’s house. She stopped and looked behind her, for she had just heard footsteps. Nothing was there, she turned back and kept walking. There they were again. Annabelle turned, nothing...

  • Out in the rain

    The rain made a soft slapping sound as it splashed on his upturned face. The drops were warm against his skin – carving paths through the grime and dirt on his cheeks. He stooped over and pulled up his hood to shelter himself from the downpour bu...

  • Fearful Whispers in the Dark

    Breathing building to a feral pace, Thomas slid from his cot. Eyes darting back and forth in the dark, he shoved and contorted his pillow and sheet under the blanket to create a decoy. Surprised at a nimbleness he hardly remembered, he clambered up to ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • We Just Live For Scene (Mature)

    The air hung heavy with the smell of pepermint, lavander and cigarette smoke. The darkness almost drowned the room to the point where only the shadows of people could be made out. I took a seat on a dirty, red, leather, sofa. I sipped at my wine in my ...

  • A Newly Discovered Mortal Blood Drinker

    Elisia sat at the kitchen table in the dark, staring at the jar of deep red liquid illuminated by the moonlight shining through the window. She dare not move, for fear of stepping on the corpse that was somewhere on the floor. Her long, bony index fing...

    • Author: Elice
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Home Alone

    I walk through my empty house humming to myself. I head towards my kitchen to grab snack. As I rummage through the cupboards looking for a decent snack that isn’t to fattening, I hear the floor creak. I freeze and look towards the hallway that le...

  • Swift As

    The wound was both painful and numbing. The blade had cut a perfect line across his forearm in appreciation of its well kept edge as he had tried to block it from his own throat. But now, the poison upon the blade was apparent as it ran it’s cour...

    • Author: Jer Ray
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.