Stories tagged “darkness”

  • Blinded

    When the lights were on, life was vibrant. The people danced, colors swirled, music blared and smiles shone as bright as the glitter and sequins. The night was dark, but after the club closed we drove around, the crew attempting to keep the party going...

  • The Heavy Breath of the Dark

    I awake into the deepest, darkest black imaginable. I can see nothing but the heavy breath of the dark. It clings to my body like a tangible force, but it’s all psychological—it’s just my eyes not registering the fact that there is no...

    • Author: Stovohobo
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Not quite a tap,

    I could smell the thunderstorm. Every time I smell them up until now, I shook uncontrollably. Not quite a tap, but nowhere near as hard as the loud ‘pop’ made it seem. Now, the sound itself? That was horrible. You could hear the cracking of...

    • Author: Jeffool
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • And Everything Under The Sun

    She stands there, arms crossed in a vulnerable-but-not-really sort of way. It’s not me, it’s her, she says. The words “space” and “time” are used. She needs more of each. I don’t understand, and as an astrophysicist its been a long while ...

    • Author: Cody Walton
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Seating Arrangements

    The house smelled delicious. Not of food, or even incense. It smelled of Julia. Nicole couldn’t help but wonder if this is what it was like to be drunk. “C’mon, I’ll put on some music.” Julia it a couple of buttons on an ...

  • Into the Forest

    As Zarek stood on the edge of this massive wall of trees, he felt a sort of darkness creep about him.. a strange force seemed to draw his mind into the deepths of the dark void within the trees… This is it… The Forest… He stood as tho...

  • Falling

    Having placed the tiny strip of paper on his tongue he flops back and smiles. Far off in the distance he can hear the music playing. Far off in the distance he can smell the flowers growing. Far off in the distance he can hear her speak. “Awake.&...

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • fade to grey (Mature)

    “Shh, shush now” I said in a calming voice, “it’ll all be over soon”. Her eyes almost seemed to accept the inevitable and I could feel the remnants of her life moving through my body. She gasped one more time and was gone....

  • The Evening Watch

    A nearly cloudless night. Crisp air flowed freely across my body. The beautiful light of the celestial bodies shown blissfully upon my pale complexion. All seemed perfect with the world as I continued on with my evening stroll…although a tinge of...

  • Good Morning, Mr. Smith.

    He opened his eyes with a gasp, thinking it was the same dream he had every night. But it seemed darker than usual, and stuffier, in his room. “I need to open a window,” he thinks. He sits up and slams his head into something, hard. He push...

    • Author: Miss Molly
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Earth's Darkest Hour

    “Kathy” A mutter “Kathy it’s urgent they need to speak to you for only a minute” a louder mutter “I’ll be there give me a second” Why has Carl woken me up at 2 in the morning, no one is ever up this early. Why did he have such urgency i...

  • Darkness

    When everything is dark, what do you see? I see the darkness, but it isn’t black. It’s glowing from the countless evils, secrets, and fantasies we all have. The darkness isn’t empty. It is full of all our darkest fears, our pain and a...

    • Author: J. Rein B.
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Restless Nights, Not A Stir Threw The Night

    “Shut the fuck up.” Dark figured replied. “Well I can see we are going to have a great conversation here.” I was only able to see three people in the room at this point of time. One was a skinny figure, the other was tall, and t...

  • Under the Forest

    Ron landed at the bottom of some sort of hole. He sat in the pitch black, very still, assessing the situation. He was bruised where he’d landed, but nothing was broken. It didn’t seem like Katie was coming through after him, nor did it seem...

  • T.S. Eliot It Ain't (Poem Challenge)

    I’d like to write a poem With all my shriveled heart But ponies and flowers And ivory towers Just aren’t my kind of start We’ll change the pretty ponies To demonic, Hell-born steeds With tales and manes Of underworld flames Yes, this ...

  • Heart of Darkness

    Is your death metal starting to feel a bit lite? Has your existential angst turned from bespoke heavy-duty personal baggage to pint-sized Prada cocktail purse? Is Oprah starting to get you down? Maybe you’ve found yourself reading about Paris Hil...

    • Author: Coccinella
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Doom That Really Came

    It was at that moment when the lightbulbs burst from above them. The lamps in the street went out, and it seemed even the stars forgot how to shine. The whole scene was as if a shadow descended on the town, extinguishing each and every source of illumi...

    • Author: J. Rein B.
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Ginger: Navigating the Darkness

    It must have been more than a day that I crept through the muddy pitch blackness. I lost all track of time. I know that I fell asleep at one point, laying my head upon my satchel in the ankle-deep sludge. When I awoke nothing had changed; all was silen...

  • 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
  • Idiot Logic

    Idiot Logic. That’s what his older brother called it, that sort of knowing without knowing that occurs from time to time. It happens a lot in dreams, they’d both decided. In the waking world it tended to dictate random fibs to their mother,...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Walking Amongst the Shadows

    maybe I would see something else… I opened up my eyes, but I was still exactly where I was before. I began moving again, leaves crunching under my feet and getting lost in my shadow. My shadow was no more than a mere dark patch where I had soaked...

    • Author: Amorpheous
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • From Yesterday

    I am sitting in my special place. I’m sitting on a large, mossy rock in the middle of a clearing in the woods. There is a small stream rushing peacefully below me. The trickle of water calms my torrent of thoughts. I take a deep breath which pai...

  • Dance In The Dark

    ~ Inspired by the Lady Gaga song of the same name ~ Dancing was her only escape from the cruel world in which she existed. Her parents pretended she didn’t exist and took every step to make sure she lived a miserable life. She took much physical ...

  • Wind in the power-lines

    The child lay still, awake but mostly divorced from space and time, on a couch in the centre of a sphere. It was dark at the moment, the only sound that reached her ears was the rising, falling hum of wind in power-lines. Sensors stroked and probed her...

    • Author: ethelthefrog
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Illusion continued

    ..a sudden loud giggle. Neil and I were in deep sleep and neither of us giggled in that fashion. I was shivering not because of the cold but because the shrill giggle sent shivers down my spine. I stay put next to Neil for some time before I heard the ...

    • Author: Mystique
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.