Stories tagged “darkness”

  • Of Mice And Gingerbread Men

    Her vision swam. A rush of air swirled about her, and although her feet were firmly planted on the floor, the sensation was that of a long fall. The world refocused. Utterly disoriented, she sought for some indicator as to where she might be. In the ...

    • Author: memento
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Sun Water

    Breath be fast, breath be gentle. Wind be cold, wind be loud. Rage be burst, mind be mental. Suffering be in thunderous sound. Heart be locked, the broken key. Let me go, set me free. Open the shears, let sunlight shine here. Can’t you feel it? T...

  • Sunshine in the Darkness

    Plinks of water echoed in the closed space. Mud and rocks challenged Devin’s groping fingers as they sought purchase. His breath felt ragged, as if he were choking, though he knew the cave held plenty of air. At a pause he gave a forceful whisper...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Void

    void wait… is that something there… nothing… and yet… a sense! a certain sense of… a sense of something… haven’t felt it in so long… what’s the word… direction… yes, i feel direction and “i”...

    • Author: Oy
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Bonds of Blood - Part 3: Communion

    The “basement” turned out to be part of one of the abandoned mines that gave Iron Hill its name. Curiosity gave way to irritation, which in turn, gave way to fear. “How much further, Jonas?” “Just a little bit, just a litt...

  • Lights out!

    It was a night she had long been longing for. They were to have dinner in a really fancy restaurant which had a long waiting list. She thought it was going to be “THE” night, the one, very special where he would ask “THE” questi...

    • Author: desrtfx
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Confirmations of Previous Assumptions

    Two steps in, and the air felt different, warmer and tingly. Eight steps in, and Alex was reasonably sure the school was no longer behind them, though he dared not look back to confirm. Just over a dozen steps in, and they were holding hands. Alex thou...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Snack Attack

    Alex tugged hopelessly at Janine’s arm, but she barely even noticed his attempts and ended up dragging him forward with her. “This isn’t workiiiiing,” Alex murmured. He looked around for something, anything to use as a weapon—...

  • Sounds

    You know that sound. Soft, leathery… two skins reaching for sanctuary in a dark corner of the night. You’ve heard it before. You’ve wanted to look. Wisely, you kept walking. A hiss. They sense you. You can feel the touch of their eyes. Keep w...

  • A Willing Hand

    Shadow, you who often haunt my dreams
 With tearless regrets and burdens unnumbered Soft dark locks bowed, with cares encumbered
 Who fill bleak grey autumn with trembling screams
 I would let solace into your betrayal seared heart
 And prove t...

  • The Grey City

    Blame the nights of inconvenience, curse the bells as they ring out. Twelve o’clock is far too lenient, waste another hour without. Wear the garb of silent walkers, ever sought and never found. Slightly, lightly, footfall stalkers all across t...

    • Author: memento
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • I'm Going Out

    “I’m going out.” I said it mostly as an instruction to myself. The empty studio apartment neither heard nor cared. On a really bad day I would have pretended the tiny barrel cactus in the window heard me. I wasn’t that bad off. ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Unforgettable

    Such a sorrowful mood bestowed upon thee. Such calm windless night it shall be. Darkness dwells in this tortured soul longing to be free. Trapped and grounded like roots are to a tree. Why thou father have ye abandoned thee. Times of old are again anew...

  • Relentless

    Onward down the winding, twisting path we travel. Each one we take is different to each other. Yet they cross and intertwine in different places and different times. My path that appears before me is full of jagged thorns and toxic tangled ivy. It is d...

  • Barriers

    Laying in bed awake, I take long deep breaths to try and loosen the tightness in my chest. It’s after midnight and I should be asleep, I need to be asleep. Tomorrow is a full day. I hate facing packed days short on sleep with no room for a nap bu...

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

    As I take every step, I hear the houses around me breathing loudly. I can feel them watching me, the windows the eyes, the sidewalk, the large tongue lolling out, trying to lick me. Everything inside me is electrified and without my permission, I start...

    • Author: Shamaliane
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Floating

    You know, they always said that when you died, there would be a bright light, and your whole life was suppose to flash before your eyes. All I saw was red, then…nothing. I saw my blood splatter the wall, then everything was dark. There was no lig...

  • Quick! Before anyone notices the extra...

    Richard, fire in his belly, stood tall and beheld what he had done. With a simple command, he had instantly duplicated an entire galaxy. “Computer. Is there no one in the universe to hold me to account? Is there anything that can restrain me?R...

    • Author: Antivard
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • Old Sins

    “Yeah,” Beth said as she sidled up behind him, using him as protection from the elements, “Seeking the light in the darkness is great for comfort but lousy for hiding.” He let that comment go and asked gravely, “Heard from...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • The Apothecary's Child

    I turned in time to be near-blinded by what must have been an industrial strength flashlight rapidly overtaking me. I winced and shielded my eyes as the rustling noise made quick progress to and past me. A gruff voice called in the passing, “Oy, ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • What is death??

    What is death? is there an afterlife? is what we call life just a dream we are waiting to wake up from? does it hurt to die? is it colorful? or is it just black… like a dreamless sleep… does anyone know? alright fine just one more question ...

  • Weapons Training Guide

    I am the daughter of a society on Mars. We live in isolation, fighting our way out of this dark hole, void of Earth’s poetic technology, such as firepower based on philosophy and metaphysics. Starships sail near. When we see them in space, we sen...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted about 6 years ago.
  • Jungle Jane Junior

    I got the call on my radio at 6AM. I dressed with speed, praying the Jeep would run. Working in isolation from society was nice most days, but not when I was the only civilized one, a daughter of Jane Goodall. There is no room for fear when approaching...

  • Darkness within

    Darkness within a monster beneath my own skin the Mr. Hyde that awakens at night the ugly fury there’s no escape for me the monster’s inside of me it ’s controlling me but somehow there is also light

  • Caught Between

    With his limping gate, Devon crossed the lawn as well as he was able. Light from an obnoxiously lively party lit him from behind, cast his shadow clear to the pond. Laughter echoed against glass only to be swallowed up in the infinite night. Tentative ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 6 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5