Stories tagged “dark”

  • Reporting Live III (Mature)

    Bartend’r set the beer down with a soft clink. I threw a craw[ EDITOR’S NOTE: Orlo, most people still call them five doller bills. Don’t ask why, but next time you send in a vocal file, take a minute to clean it up, ok? It looks like ...

  • Reporting Live IV (Mature)

    Wit’ a new bottle in hand, he shot me another cocksure smile. “Alright then. As I said, Pa was a news man. Liked to go out into the undead streets and ‘report’. He was with a family friend, Arge, when they were ambushed. Only Ar...

  • That Which God Did Not Create

    In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth. But even the Lord Almighty did not form this menacing construct of pure will and desire. Nor did He hold any power over its intentions. It appeared as a ghost of granularity, an essence older tha...

  • An Appointment

    I placed my palm to the worn brass plate, pushing the door open. A wave of warm, smothering, smoky air washed over me. People brushed past me on the narrow pavement, but I ignored their impatient rudeness, concentrating on what was waiting for me withi...

    • Author: dkplewis
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • In it again. (Mature)

    Silence, no wait I hear drops of water echoing, but not where I am. Cold , hard uneven surface meets my NAKED! Wait, I tell myself, slow down. Arms are attached but tied at the elbows, behind my back, painful overkill, and wrists. Legs are together and...

  • DARK

    My heart rate has increased as the part of my brain that controls my imagination goes into overdrive, as I lie on my bed, staring upwards at where the ceiling should be. If it wasn’t so inkily DARK. Why did I have to go and see The Woman In Blac...

    • Author: J. A. Keane
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Burning Heart (a poem)

    A burning heart glints and glows, Losing strength as shadows grow, Metronome beats rush over like waves, Cooling embers extinguishing flames, Floating ashes fall as snow, The lands dull thud a silent row, Rising through the darkeness there is a spark, ...

  • Super Boy versus Monster of the Closet

    I didn’t know whether to give in or keep struggling. My eyes darted around the room until I spotted my Superman poster hanging on my ceiling looking down at me. I remember begging Mom for weeks to hang it there. He was always just Clark Kent but when...

  • inconsistencies

    I let my hand graze against the tracks of fingerprints and dust on the bar. Reaching for the clouded glass, I was already intoxicated. My being here led me to believe that I was trapped in an abyss in which nothing could save me from. A hand from behin...

  • To Find a God

    What is man that I dare keep from him the fate long ago set to by star and gods? This area, a holy den, this vale on the isle of jade and wood, once held its hand to make soft the drop of one from on high. Long set to a tomb of rock and weed, told of i...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Blowing Snow

    A cold winters wind wove through the trees and with it the first flakes of snow began to fall. The world around me began the fade as the approaching clouds blotted out the moon. I found myself backed into a tree, pushed by the darkness itself. I could ...

  • Escape

    Found within a cave, three miles from a high walled city. I’ve got to get out of here. I’ve got to escape. This place is a death trap. I will not accept that fate. It latches onto your soul. It drains your life away. This place is a death t...

  • In our minds, we're our own planets

    Inside our minds, we stand on our own planets, revolving around our own suns. I got knocked out of my orbit – now we circle the same sun, you & I; you clockwise, I counter. * She steps out – the clouds are ready to piss all over her in a golden...

    • Author: Kay-Teaze
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • My Room Suffocates Me

    My room suffocates me. The earrings he gave me are stuck to my wall. The picture of us is glued to my dresser. A card that expresses his love haunts next to it. His large and warm hoodie takes up a space on my floor. My favorite jacket he gave me cling...

  • Pascal's Release (Mature)

    That was the last straw. I grabbed the back of her neck with a firm hand and scraped her face across the brick wall. Her panicked struggles and wordless cries, which would’ve moved me once, did nothing. Raising my free hand, I struck downward, tw...

  • A Touch of Winter (Mature)

    Winter fell upon the small town overnight, a month early and harsher than any other in memory. Frost crept along the ground, connecting each door like a giant web, enveloping the whole town. Tension and desperation grew without cause or reason. The rea...

  • The Dark Side of Castigation (Mature)

    “I get it now. The sad part is that she’ll never love you. You know that right? I mean, look at you.” He couldn’t smirk with his split lips but I got the message. A train passed by in my head and in its wake I found myself hammering...

  • Here They Come

    The light patter of feet belied the caricature of a human that smashed through the door I was watching, opening its mouth in a horrible scream that I cut off with the shotgun’s roar. Similarly around me, sharp reports sounded as our ragtag band d...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Spirit

    Slowly, she led him back to her bedroom. He was so hard to support because of his height, but she managed. She layed him down on the bed and took his shoes off for him. While she was adjusting the pillows behind his head, he opened his eyes again to lo...

  • The Last Mercy of a True Friend

    The corrupt vessel emerged from the over-sized cauldron, its defiled form a grotesque mockery of a human being. It stood taller now, bones had been relocated, some stretched outright. Puffy flesh, reminiscent of maggots, clung here and there, acting as...

  • Someone Heard, Someone Noticed

    Nothing else occupied his thoughts. He had to know-had to see if she was okay, if she was alright. After hearing the endless rings followed by her voicemail for the 11th time, he threw on a dark blue hood jacket over his white teeshirt and quietly shut...

  • Morana

    I sat on the cold garden tile wondering what had happened the night before. The wind was blowing harshly, so I knew yesterday was something I didn’t want to know. I got up from the spot I was sitting and walked over to the house. Gently opening t...

  • Morana (2)

    I woke up early that morning when the sun was glowing in my face and music was playing downstairs. I put on a tank top and shorts to go see who was playing. I quietly walked down stairs, smiling at the tune of the music. When I got down stairs I saw Mo...

  • Knots

    It looks innocent enough, nothing hostile about tying little knots in string. They don’t mean anything. “What nice colors,” they say as they pass. They only pay the knots mind, they always look away from the tie-er. The colors mean di...

  • Two More for the Farm (Mature)

    The old farm was known to be dangerous. Though it was deserted, many people had disappeared over the years on that ancient land. Horrible sounds and strange lights made for good ghost stories but finally the police of Larson County installed signs arou...

    • Author: Robert Quick
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5