Stories tagged “death”

  • Existential Death Hole

    Jeron screwed up his eyes, trying to comprehend his friend’s glee, “You’re kidding right?” “I am…dead serious,” Kyle intoned dryly, before bursting into giggles cut short only by his voice cracking. “Real...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Pantsing the Naked Singularity

    “How do you plan on killing death, then?” “Have you heard of a ‘naked singularity’?” “Umm, no. Do I want to?” “Yes. It’s a black hole that’s built up so much hydrogen around it that it n...

    • Author: Kevin Lawver
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Search For Death

    Jeron stared at Kyle, who seemed lost in thought. Jeron hated interrupting his train of thought. Truth be told, he hated the same old debate about ‘derailing trains’ and what-not. “I think I may have an idea!” “You do?R...

  • Meanwhile, 4,000 Miles and a Dimension (or Two) Away...

    Galway, Ireland Five minutes later Declan MacLyntire’s last sensation was the stuffiness of the hospital room as doctors crowded around him. Then he fell. He fell through the deepest chasms that he couldn’t see, then skimmed across the surf...

    • Author: Stovohobo
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Declan Talks Death

    Declan warily pulled himself up to the chair opposite the woman. It sank on one leg when he sat down. “Hi, Declan,” the woman said. “I’m Death.” “…Oh.” She smiled supportively, as if used to getting this reac...

    • Author: Stovohobo
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Some Old Chinese Guy

    Kyle saw two huge golden dragons flanking an ornate door. A few wisps of incense wafted through the wind chimes. “Hello? Anyone here?” From behind the counter an old man appeared, and moved far more quickly than anyone of his apparent age had any r...

    • Author: Cody Walton
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Lethe Runs Deep

    Charon had recently traded in his boat for a jet ski, much to the chagrin of the spirits waiting on the shore for passage to Hades. When he was in a particularly good mood, he’d do tricks. He liked the roar of the engine, the feel of the smooth p...

    • Author: Acantha
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Love Of The Crime Series - The Beginning

    My father use to tell me to never forget the small things in life, you never know when it will drift away into the darkness. I had wasted many aimless nights sitting in a dark lit room, lighting up and drinking the last sips inside the bottle. It was o...

  • Wrong Turn At Albuquerque

    Declan’s eyes snapped open. He was still laying down, but the doctors were gone. As he slowly became more and more aware, he realized that the hospital was, too. He was stiff and sore, and wasn’t moving too good, so he just looked around fo...

  • Zero X Nine Series - Laura's Resistance (Mature)

    “What is going to happen to the women, and the children?” Laura spoke in a worry tone. Inside the kitchen lighting up a smoke, stood Captain Alexander. Alexander turned to his wife; spoke with no concerns of others. “Let the weak di...

  • Depressing Poem I

    My dearest friend has become Death, My sister’s name is Pain, Though while we’re not on speaking terms, I feel we’ll be again. Torture and Masochism are my cousins, Never seen without the other, Happiness has drifted out of view, While Life has f...

  • Ginger: Bag Man's Message

    I didn’t cry. I don’t cry. I’ve seen too many things. I did lower myself into the compartment with Bag Man and I held him for a long, sad time, his burgundy blood staining my coat and trousers. His body was cold, lifeless now, the spa...

    • Author: uselessness
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Zero X Nine Series - Laura's Ambitions

    Zero X Nine had become a desolate playground for thieves, rapists, and murders over the months. Civilians where struck with fear of being stranded on a cosmic planet, not having any knowledge to when help would arrive. Their fearless leader was among t...

  • Jesus is coming, look busy....

    “He’s coming,” said the voice. “Who?” I asked. “Jesus is coming,” said the voice. I chuckled. I should look busy, then? I laughed. That bumper sticker is awesome. “He can’t come back until your father lets him,” said the voice. “Y...

  • A Humanity Break (Mature)

    She got up from her submissive bow to the porcelain goddess (also, today, the goddess of death), and stumbled to the mirror. She didn’t like the sallow-cheeked, red-eyed Raggedy Ann doll staring back at her. She had a moonstruck look on her face,...

    • Author: RicoLaser
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Departed

    The chicken wire fence was gnarled; it bloomed outward in a metallic flower of sharp, rubicund-tipped edges. Something thick and heavy had encompassed the atmosphere. Outlines and shapes seemed dull and colorless. The building before her was whitewashe...

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Darkness

    Tiana sighed and hugged herself tighter as the chill of darkness danced across her pale shoulders. Pulling the coverlet from her bed, she started across the room. Surveying all the things she had collected in the unnaturally long years she’d walk...

  • Unescorted

    It used to be an office building. Inside, the lobby was deserted. There was not much of a surprise in the fact. This did not stop her from walking inside, carefully closing the door behind her, making sure it didn’t make any noise. She wasn’...

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Discovery

    The cafeteria was no better than she expected it to be. It was already ransacked and destroyed; tables were upturned, vending machines rent in two and counter islands practically ripped from the ground. She did not dare eat the food knowing they had to...

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Me & You

    With swiftness borne of habit, the pistols slid comfortably out of their holsters and found their way into her hands. She was not in the mood for such dealings. Walking out from behind the disheveled counters, she cautiously stepped around fragments of...

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • First Impressions

    He was too busy holding his head between his hands and squeezing his eyes shut, no doubt awaiting the fatal blow that would never arrive. When he realized that nothing had hurt him, his eyes cracked open and she caught sight of a dark, coal- black iris...

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Stupid Decisions

    The minute he was out of the oven, he stretched his legs and looked around curiously. His expression twisted slightly, as if he couldn’t comprehend what he was seeing. Suddenly, his eyes scrunched up and he turned to Beatrice, dark gaze pleading....

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Honesty

    “B-but – my mom – " “How old are you?” A sniff. “Nine. Ten on June seventeenth.” “Come with me.” “My mom!” “What about your father?” That stopped him. He faltered for a ...

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • In the pitch black darkness

    In the pitch black night, thunder cracked and lightning momentarily lit the sky. A small lantern swayed in the wind, illuminating a makeshift birthing place inside an old barn. Agathia strained again, screaming in agony. The cot was soaked with sweat a...

  • The Lonely Void

    Finally, all his time spent tinkering would prove useful for once. Vitally useful. Bob smiled to himself as he straightened his safety harness and pushed the ignition in his souped-up, two-seater ZX7. He had been working on this little hobby rocketship...