Stories tagged “darkness”

  • An Hour South of Nowhere

    “It’s getting dark,” she said. “Don’t worry, I will help you find your way,” he reassured her. He tightened his hold on her hand and smiled sincerely. She looked down to his bare feet as they made contact with the co...

    • Author: rmarkyates
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • listen...to the violent silence

    She was watching him, waiting “You don’t know,” he started, “the silence, its killing me inside. I’m dying. The silence, isn’t it affecting you? Or am I the only one going insane?” The coffee was now resolved to a ring at the bottom of hi...

  • The Cost

    The ace up his sleeve itched a little. “I raise… all I have.” Steel-gray eyes stared back at him unflinching. They squinted. A tongue darted out to quench dry lips. “I… I don’t think you have it. You’re bluffing. I call with… all I have...

  • Into The Forest They Went

    “Gabriel father told us to stay on the trail.” – “Are you scared of a fairy tale that our father told us just so we wouldn’t stray away from his side?” said Gabriel. Andrew looked around in the forest, hoping to see ...

  • 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 over 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Just a Light Switch Away

    The monsters head slithered across the ocean of my bed spread leading its ships and fleets across the sheets to a new victim. The victim being me. It was now or never a if iI hesitate a moment longer, I’m a goner it has almost climbed to the edge of ...

  • The drink of devils.

    She stood there as she watched him cross the floor to where she leant against the bar. She knew what would happen next, so she looked for a way to alter the inevitable. She saw the empty chair in the far corner. God knows who had sat there before, or w...

    • Author: H.S. Wift
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Strange Dream

    People stand To shake my hand But why they do, I don’t yet understand. Notes are sold From hearts gone cold Why they want them, Something I’m still not told. Vision fades Darkness invades A clear signal, I am not meant to stay. I realize That I wil...

  • Closing the door

    As the door slowly closed, the last of the light left the darkness in peace.

    • Author: i, Coomber
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Darkness Closes

    We didn’t have much time left. The sun was setting fast. We had gathered as many supplies as we could and jammed as much as we could in every door and window. But we knew we wouldn’t last the night in this cursed place. Already, the nameles...

  • 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 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Tunnels

    “Taste this.” Amy held a spoon over the mouth of an elder male who was covered in blankets inside a tunnel. The man sat up looking through the darkness; he spotted a couple sitting in the corner holding onto each other and saw Amy kneeling ...

  • Neverending Darkness

    I wandered blindly through the pitch black tunnels underneath The Mountain. I had gotten lost from the guide what seemed like a month ago. Without any light, I couldn’t see my watch and didn’t know just how long I had spent floundering in t...

  • The Tunnels Pt.2

    Amy stood up from the ground and swept away the dirt from her knees; she looked around her surroundings thinking about what would happen to them if no one were to come and save them. “I don’t know; I hope someone does come.” Amy repli...

  • The Tunnels Pt.3

    “Yes I got the tickets father, am just leaving the house now to meet up with Raymond at the airport, and then we will make our way to your house.” – “Then we will see you a little after 8 then. I will let you go so you can beat ...

  • A Glimpse of Light

    Deep in the tunnels, I had lost everything: guide, flashlight, matches, and now my courage. All I had left was the darkness, and a new friend. The beast was hidden in darkness, but it was there, so close it was breathing on me—quick inhales follo...

    • Author: beatnik307
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Light at the end of the tunnel

    “Know what?” I ask, my shrill voice echoing off the cavern walls, but there’s no answer. I stand alone in the cavern. The explosion of colour which had appeared to me only moments before is now gone. It’s just me. “Over h...

  • Left Alone

    I followed him the rest of the way down the alley. The further we walked the darker it got and the more the walls began to change. The rough sand tones of the brick began to smooth out into a single plane and color began to streak across its surface, s...

  • Something to Feel

    All of a sudden the space around me melted away back into the alley through which I was lead. The cloud of dust settled to the ground revealing a crowd of people wrapped in woven fabrics other than the tweed I am used to. The colors were brilliant, and...

  • Scream

    There hadn’t been any warning. Her demons would come out at night, when her eyes were large and liquid and her face was a mask of fear. “I don’t,” she had said, stuttering for a start, “I can’t be in a place where pe...

  • Coming Darkness Above Purvis Creek

    An hour before the appointed time, Paul stood at the midpoint of the Route 13 bridge, Rankin county to his left, Smith county to his right. The yellow-brown water of Purvis creek crept along, full of crawdads and frogs, poor oblivious creatures. He pal...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Hunt

    The stillness of the moonlit landscape lent the world a supernatural quality. Wading through knee-deep darkness, the man in the worn black coat and the wide-brimmed hat had little more for protection than a prayer on his lips. Helsing van Rictofen step...

    • Author: Nickel
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Trickmaster

    The haze clears. He remembers why he’s chained to this throne of cobwebs and starlight, why he’s grounded here, at the edge of midnight. Hunger rips at him from the inside, a frenzied monster gone too long without sustenance. Thirst strangl...

  • Keywords

    This campfire society is a call to isolation. Away from technology’s test, no need to duck bullets. Sequestered away from that teeming death hole, One may take pride in life and philosophy, comedy and fears. It is a speed run from darkness to lig...

  • Until the Last Rays of the Sun

    There was a time when I wanted my revenge. I had been locked up, immortal and unchanging, inside that cavern. All because some upstart mortal had to be a bloody hero. My existence had since been spent chipping my way out of that prison cell, the face o...