Stories tagged “disease”

  • Digital Genocide

    The disease spread quickly. It could kill in a day or two and going anywhere near someone infected guaranteed transmission. Hundreds were dead. Thousands more would die soon. There was no cure known. Cases were cropping up on all corners of the colony....

    • Author: Wilson A.
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Quarantine

    It’s 2050. They said the hole would’ve been fixed by now, but they were wrong. Oh, God, those scientists and politicians and environmentalists were so wrong. The hole didn’t close, it got bigger, and it let in the disease. The disease...

    • Author: Laine Grey
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Waiting for Grace

    This is my pre-coital cigarette. Breathe in. The filters are the only solid matter to pass my lips; I stub them in place. Breathe in. The smoke puddles, drips past the phlegm of my throat, expands into my lungs. Breathe out. The only taste is my tongue...

    • Author: Spiderj
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Explosions and Microbiology

    Cora’s frightened eyes were waiting at the end of the tunnel. Lately, our lives have been less about saving people and more about running from them. Train’s devilish grin appeared as he held up the button. Sometimes I doubt that he’s ...

  • Magistra Vellini

    I walked swiftly down the street. It was the same street I’d walked a million times over, but never with such fear. Train had offered to come with me, but I’d declined. It was a place I had to go alone. I hadn’t spoken to her in year...

  • Thank you Mister Hawkins.

    “You were wet with fear, she was wet with passion.” The graffiti instantly brought back a flood of memories… Juanita and I had spent much time together since her family had come to Australia from Uruguay. I thought it was love, and sh...

  • My Grandma's Condition

    I signed my name on the last of the hospital paperwork, not even bothering to read it. I had seen it all before. My Grandma had been in an out of the hospital for emergency surgery for most of my life. It all started with a really bad condition she dev...

    • Author: Wilson A.
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • The Great Troubles (Mature)

    No one knew who fired the first shot. We do know that it came after the terrible earthquakes of 2052. The long promised “Big One” was far more devastating than anyone could have ever predicted. In a matter of seconds, L.A, San Francisco, an...

    • Author: MichaelL
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Hardtack and Brittle Bones

    “Hey you boy!” a gruff voice shouted to my slumped, tired back. I choked on the hard bread they had given me, as I slowly turned around to face the owner of the voice. A tall man stood about five feet from where I was slouched, a thin-lipped grim...

    • Author: Katie Kim
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Children Below

    “I’m not doing. I’m not getting infected for those little bastards,” said Robert, his arms crossed, stern face staring across the table at the rest of the Council. “Robert, someone has to give the children the vaccine, and...

  • Turn and Cough

    The homo sapian. What a peculiar species. Honestly, I’m not sure what I think of them. Some of them, if not most of them, are very intelligent, particularly fascinating, surprisingly creative, and often possess a fair amount of common sense. An i...

  • T'n'C: At an Expense

    Considering that I harbor a small glimer of hope in humanity, it’s probably not the best idea to try something out at humanity’s expense. But, I feel compelled to try it out anyway. After careful research and experimentation, I’ve eng...

  • Refusal

    “Don’t you get it? You don’t scare me. You’ve been working off of fear the entire time you’ve been in power, and it stops here. I refuse to let you continue, do you hear me? You call yourself a god. You’re not a god!...

  • Superiority

    She wasn’t human. How could she be? She had to be a demon. “Not possible!” His voice cracked as he spoke. “You’ve never tried to change the world, the world’s state has been the same for a hundred years!” He fe...

  • Disease

    Her clear, authoritative voice convinced him she wasn’t lying. “Then why don’t you?” “I’m a good-hearted woman,” she sneered. “And as much as I hate to say it, you’re valuable. You can be replaced, ...

  • Acceptance

    “Yes ma’am,” he replied to his newfound boss. “Excellent. I’m going to nap. I’ll send you home.” The world sucked itself into him and he was sucked into the world as he felt the sickening surge of teleportation...

  • Left To Die

    “Mom, Mr.Breason is acting weird.” Sarah said walking into the kitchen from the backyard. “What do you mean babe?” Jessica answered. “I don’t know, he was looking at me funny.” “I’m sure he was just...

  • Good Bye Humanity

    Some said that the earth would end in fire. Others said ice. Well they were wrong! The earth ended with a plague. A sickness that was created by the goverment. They tried to hide it from the public, but one day one of the infected escaped. He escaped a...

  • 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 about 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...

  • Decades

    It’s been ten years since I’ve seen the one I love. Ten years since I’ve looked into her eyes. No longer. I’m finally going to see her again. Ten years ago I met a girl named Margaret, she hated her name. She insisted on being c...

    • Author: Jimothy
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The First Sign

    Sally’s eyes are red rimmed. She stalls during the conversation. Something comes over her. Her date asks if she’s alright, why she looks so sad. She responds and says that, “I’ve been crying all day.” But that’s not ...

  • Last Dance

    I closed my eyes and visualized the plan. It was a dancer’s trick; I was once a member of my Commune’s dance team. Going back in time to kill a murderer was a bit different from performing a jazz-kick routine, but the technique stuck with m...

  • Typhoid Mary's Defence

    She was dragged to the court chamber. Her thick make-up was gone, her satins shredded. The sickness was obvious now, as seeping sores broke through her skin. The guards dumped her before the court and hurried away to wash their hands. Even the judge re...

  • Mr. Tyler

    “Imagine yourself for a moment…as you were before, Mr. Tyler” There was a silence. He could hear the voice in the room, yet there was silence. His eyes were failing. His time running out. The man before us, in desperate need for a sol...

    • Author: lindsay22
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.