Stories tagged “dark”

  • 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 almost 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...

  • Steel Away

    Hood blowing in the breeze, he ran swiftly through the dark part of the city focused on his mission. Silently passing through an alley he saw someone laying on the ground sleeping.Sirens blared in the distance. He deftly moved through the front door an...

    • Author: delphi
    • Posted almost 6 years ago.
  • It Takes Courage to be Truthful (Mature)

    Mark found himself inside a strange church. Only a few dim candles offered meager light. This was exactly what he needed, a place to be anonymous, a place where sins wouldn’t be fully exposed but instead shrouded in protective shadows. The big ma...

  • Ashes Remain: Prologue Part 1

    I looked up, waking from a daze. My cold, pale fingers shook as they held a small black-and-white photo. It was of a small girl, maybe 16-years in age, cuddling a black kitten in her slender arms. He face was scrubby, her clothes looked like they had n...

  • Ashes Remain: Chapter One;; Part 1

    I sat hunched over a keyboard, punching in keys with great speed. I took pride in my work, although it was only a boring office job. I was merely a number in a sea of cubicles, but at least I enjoyed what I did, being anonymous. I heard someone clear t...

  • Mental Synergy

    At a whimsical pinnacle You’ll find he who is Winslow, He who is just as fictional, Just as cynical, Just as invisibly incremental As plentiful as the synergy in the mental— Indenturing energy For the real life embodied venturing Of limbs ...

  • Strange Beginnings

    9/21 Middle of the night. I awoke to a crash. Sat straight up in my bed and looked to the door. The light was out. That isn’t normal, I thought to myself. What’s going on here. Something is out of place. I must investigate. I swing my legs ...

  • Forge

    I move to the door, darkness pressing down on me. Not even the moon can shed a tear of light onto my desperate situation. I slowly pull open my door an inch. Nothing but a void stares back at me, silently laughing in my face as I strain to see through ...

  • Delve

    I slowly make my way downstairs. Each step I take carefully so as not to make a sound. I take note of the screen door not closed all the way. The side table is knocked over. The stool that once stood next to it knocked over and almost in the kitchen, o...

  • Reunion at the Abandoned Oasis

    Paint flaked off the walls, falling to the sidewalk in small curls, that fluttered around briefly in the hard-edged, flickering light from the candle in the broken lamp by the door, before vanishing into the damp darkness of the night beyond. Jagged, r...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Mrs. Peacock Gets Rocked/It Was Plum (pt. 2 of 2)

    The sunlight had long since vanished by the time Mrs. Peacock awoke to find herself struggling to remember where she was. The room she had grown accustom to had since been cast in alien moonlight. Outlines of a dull and unfamiliar paleness render the u...

  • Bedtime

    From his place on the carpet among his small plastic army men and Hot Wheels, the boy heard his mom shift on the couch and clear her throat. “Time to go to bed, sweetie.” He froze for a moment and didn’t move until his hand stung from...

    • Author: Jesse Blake
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Haunt

    Whisper in the wind Trapped between a synonym And a dark, cold place

  • Don't Know Jack

    Bodies writhed and squirmed, but not in the pleasant way. Someone howled a slow wail of pain that varied rhythmically in pitch. Another voice rapidly questioned, reassured, and swore. Finally, a sweet voice, that of an angel to the ears of Denton, whis...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • Harding's Pub

    “Come on it’s twenty minutes past closing time! Get out!” “Can’t I just sleep here?” “Nope, I sleep with my dog!” She playfully slapped the patron’s arm with her dish cloth and carried on drying the...

    • Author: Murj;
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Cold

    The boy pressed his face against the glass and watched the snowflakes; blowing in the wind. “Yes, I know Jim is back in town… Yes, I know he just got parole today… I know he’s still got a grudge against Andrew, but… Yes...

    • Author: The Squibz
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • On the Run

    The room went black. John blinked a few times, trying to force his eyes to adjust; but the darkness was complete and he was left mostly blind to his surroundings. He heard the shuffle of feet as the Operators continued their search of the building and ...

    • Author: Eturnus
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • Citrus Kiss

    you hate me though you wait up, lately, you wake up “what’s up?” you say “besides that thing jabbing my side” and we’re laughing simultaneously unraveling, heinously scrabbling, dragging along the gravel with scabs o...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Into the darkness

    She walked into the dark unknown. She knew nothing of her surroundings; staring blindly into the deep dark. She reached with her hands only to feel nothing. Desperately trying to see and feel, and nothing was there. She kept walking; all the while trem...

  • The Night

    I love nights. But nights make me melancholy. In an instant, My uplifted thoughts turn to ones – Dismal and gloomy. Ones of worry, and - Ones of circles. The quietness of the mind, Make mere torture, Of my favorite part of day.

  • Closet

    There is a child, staring endlessly at his closet; he is terrified of what he thinks might be inside. The child’s father walks into the room and asks the child what’s wrong; the child continues to stare at the closet door, the father walks over to ...

  • Snapped justice

    Cold and calm No hesitation Exquisite precision Savage retaliation Humming light Darkened room Feeling of fear Feeling of gloom Plain expression Hollow look Then a smile His revenge he took

    • Author: Troy Copes
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • It started in darkness

    I’d first noticed something was wrong when it went black, not the black of house lights off, but the darkness that comes from no light at all, no glow of street lamps, black. I’d leaned over and opened the curtains to a view of nothing, it ...

    • Author: Akheloios
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Cruel Cocoon

    a cruel residual jewel like clear crystal dew reflects she who’ll kill you— puncture and pool her venomous emptiness— an intraveneus seamstress in the mirror— sexual temptress stepping naked coming nearer; you can’t hear h...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5