Stories tagged “dark”

  • Always Read the Fine Print

    “They say people are born with an innate goodness, a willingness to help others that is only erased after years of neglect or abuse. I disagree. You see …" The roar of an approaching transit grew louder and I shifted my grip on the danglin...

    • Author: crauscher
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Hunger

    Damn it’s dark. I get up off the ground and look around. All I remember is hearing an extremely loud noise, like an explosion. I whipped around to check it out, saw a huge green flash in the sky and I blacked out. Woke up here, must be hours late...

    • Author: Wilson A.
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Murk and Age

    The foyer was empty and dark. It smelled of thick humidity and somewhere I heard the slow drip of water falling on water. There was a broken chair next to the door. The stuffing of its seat was sliced through and a spring poked out of it. A floorboard ...

    • Author: Mayra
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • That Deep End (Part 2)

    I followed him down the creaking steps. The stairs seemed to go on forever. It was if i was walking down the Eifel Tower in one set of stairs. When i realized i had hit bottom and took a step and bumped into Harold. Harold remained quiet. “Where ...

  • Pink Elephants

    Why did they have to pick that picture? Of all the photos in our apartment, they pick the one of Sarah and I holding the giant pink elephant I won for her at the county fair. What was that ? Like five years ago? I can’t believe she’s gone. ...

    • Author: threedot
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Should Have Brought Batteries

    “Come on, come on!” I muttered to my self as I started smacking the flashlight against the palm of my hand, “You can’t die on me now.” The dim light flickered and struggled but it stood no chance against the heavy velvet of th...

  • 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 ...

  • The Light

    A comfortable chaise lounge was set before the fully body mirror, complete with fluffy pillows and a blanket, all in clear colors. It was Light’s favorite spot to rest, so it was the most comfortable chair in the room. It was night when Light ret...

  • The Dark

    Darkness came into the room, accompanying Dark. The first one hurried up to the much more comfortable bed, climbing on it and settling to lick it’s paws. The latter took his time making it to his own darker chaise, standing before the full body ...

  • Power Outage

    Perching on the edge of the bathtub, I stare down into the flame of the thick, squat candle until my eyes burn and water. I’m fascinated. Fascinated by the candle. Fascinated by how life in its entirety seems to freeze when there’s no electricit...

  • 61% of Relationships Start in the Workplace

    Even in her hazmat suit she was beautiful. I watched as she bent down, her curvy form still visible, even in that bulky suit. She touched the goop that formed under the body and rubbed it in between her gloved fingers. She turned to me, those beautiful...

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • She Touched Me

    She didn’t say anything. My eyes followed her frame as she moved around the table. Looking back, it was like a vulture or just some really amused cat waiting for the right time to pounce on my chest. She hummed a strange tune. Wisps of her perfum...

    • Author: Allen Sale
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 2 out of 5
  • Anyone Here?

    Hello? Anyone here? What happened to the sun? What happened to the warmth? What happened to the place I knew and loved? What happened to the family? All I feel is the cold breeze. All I hear is my tears hiting the table. All I see is the darkness....

  • There's something at the window

    There’s something at the window. You wake up in the middle of the night in your dark room with your eyes still closed. You can feel it looking at you. Why’d you fall asleep without drawing the blinds again? It wants you to know what it look...

    • Author: Jesse Blake
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Heavy Baggage At The Airport (talk challenge)

    “You know, you talk too much.” It was a sarcastic statement because he never said a word. He was the quietest, shiest guy I had ever met. He simply smirked at my comment. We were sitting on the tailgate of his truck, parked just outside the...

  • Paper Bag

    This smelled worse than the one yesterday. As she continued to investigate this area, she slyly glanced around and noticed no one was looking. She reached over the smelly guy to see what was in the paper bag. She accidently bumped him. He jumped but ne...

  • Change of Heart

    The year 1024 simmered with heartbreak and hope. Indeed, before it was over, a hungry man would be eternally full, an Empress would lose weight and a Dynasty would achieve great monetary change. In the dark hours of that morning, Fu Ming woke hungry. H...

    • Author: merc46
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Hiding Under the Covers... Whats the point?

    I was careful to close my closet door after my escape. The dim light in the corner of my room was probably enough to keep it away, but better safe than sorry. I crawled into bed, curled up under my sheets and I was about to nod off when I heard a small...

  • Sightless

    The room was pitch black, but the cold metal on the table was definitely a gun. The voice was also definitely a voice, clear and soft on some invisible speaker. The calm tone was infuriating. “Consider it an experiment in human nature, Dr. Steven...

    • Author: ahobday
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Unusual Meeting Place

    She has that kind of stare that draws you forward, like a moth to a porch light. Maybe it’s the darkness of her eyes but that look is almost murderous. It makes you afraid to tell yourself she’s dressed to kill, because she is. It’s w...

  • Aurora, Awakened

    “She roams the forest at night as though sleepwalking, our nightmarish Princess. That infernal owl clings to Her wrist and whispers the Witch’s orders in Her ear. Have not you noticed the absence of the Good Faeries? They stay locked in a l...

  • Seeing in the Darkness

    To be honest, I don’t know where I am. Not having legally entered Peter’s country, leaving wound up a tad tricky after killing him and taking out two buildings in the process. A truck took me one place. I hiked somewhere else. A bumpy plane...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • I Kissed Jenny

    I kissed Jenny and the lights went out. I’m not sure whose fault it was or why exactly it happened because, to be honest, it wasn’t a very good kiss. But she appreciated it, at least. Jenny smelled like lemons and formaldehyde, probably bec...

    • Author: Acantha
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • To Help Her (Mature)

    I am here to help her. It reeks of booze in this place; house of a friend of a friend. Her young bro had told me she was here: too much too drink, she had gone in a room with him, “please come help her.” So I came. They are both drunk, but ...

  • Dread of the Forest

    Zarek felt it all around him, as if every tree were alive, waiting for him to do something. He traveled on through the forest with the lingering feeling that he was being watched, even stalked; and sometimes he would hear noises behind him, but when he...