Stories tagged “end”

  • The End

    My friend Harold came round the shop the other day. He looked awful. I hadn’t seen him in weeks, which is odd. The man’s absolutely addicted to Cadbury’s. “Harold,” I said, “Where’ve you been?” “Wen...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 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...

  • The Last Step

    He walked her to her front door. It was the least he could do, mostly to ease his own discomfort. He noticed the dew sparkling on the grass, illuminated by the moon. The paint peeling off the side of her house wasn’t so ugly in the moonlight. He ...

    • Author: S. Zee
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Day 8, The end.

    He places his palm over the trigger, muffling the click of the safety. For four days he’s been tracking this man, and he wasn’t about to give himself away. No, this man would pay, and dearly. He crawls forward, silently across the field, in...

  • The Last Stand

    “Get up you fool! Get up or you’ll die!” Zane yelled, i could barely hear him. I smell blood and what i think was burnt flesh, where was my combat helmet? And then i remember the shell, and the flash of light…. Where are my men!? My vision clea...

  • That Deep End (Part 1)

    Harold turned abruptly and set out in a strong walk in the opposite direction. Every few seconds he gave an odd twitch that looked as if something was stuck in his neck. I followed nervously around the corner. “Harold! C’mon, where are we g...

  • That Deep End (Part 2)

    I followed him down the creaking steps. The stairs seemed to go on forever. It was if i was walking down the Eifel Tower in one set of stairs. When i realized i had hit bottom and took a step and bumped into Harold. Harold remained quiet. “Where ...

  • Scheduling Conflicts

    Yesterday, I found out my sister’s wedding coincides with the apocalypse. I’ve known about the apocalypse for months now—in fact, I was discussing it with my boss when the mail arrived. Sorting through it, I found a cream-colored, rice paper enve...

    • Author: Mayra
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Que Pensez Vous

    “Ecoutez moi bien. Nous n’avons pas le temps de repeter, et franchement ca fait long temps depuis que j’ai parle le Francais. Quand meme, je vais me debrouiller, d’accord? Que d’autre puis je faire?” Koff, koff…...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • one ending

    Twelve letters never seemed so final.

  • Oxygen Enough

    Final transmission. Help…Can’t breathe here. (Who doesn’t love a challenge?)

    • Author: Miss Molly
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Fire and Ice

    Ivon put the hydrogen into the atomizer. “You know,” he said to his partner Donald, “we could get the Nobel Prize for this.” Donald smirked. “You mean I could get the Nobel Prize, yes? It is my theory.” He adjusted t...

    • Author: April Raines
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • A Mother and Her Children

    I always thought Mother Earth would end the same way she began: with a big bang. But now I realize, she will go out with dignity. Or with as much dignity as she can have while parasitic life forms suck her dry of everything she has. I am a blemish on m...

    • Author: Miss Molly
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Deconception

    Charlie sat pondering at his desk. His topic of inquiry for the moment was the concept of time. It seemed constant, but he knew Einstein had proved that time was relative. Charlie also knew that reality itself was relative; if in someone’s mind s...

  • The House in Broken Cliff

    Broken Cliff. A small town on the Pacific coast. Nobody knew me there. For some reason, this seemed faintly ominous. Maybe that just made it all the more perfect. Now a small cottage near the woods. It was the last home from the end of the street, on t...

    • Author: ctopherrun
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • End

    “BANG” The worst possible scenario had just played itself out. “Bravo, do you copy?” Static. The ugly buzz filled the com lines, playing them the sound of their demise. It was all over now. For everybody.

    • Author: ksl
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • When they call me..

    Hello, “You can call me “Fini`” Though I do have many names, I don’t get to speak with many people, certainly don’t get to tell my side. See, I take care of things, all kinds of things. “You are wondering how I foun...

    • Author: DallD
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • Another Revelation (part 1)

    As I step back from a bittersweet environment filled with the various vices and virtues of humanity, I now realize all that the forces of evil tried to steal from me. If I had given in and erased myself completely from the face of the earth, I can’...

  • Another Revelation (part 2)

    Hence, I have come to accept the fact that in the end, each and every mortal being will have long since proven and exploited his or her own wickedness, whether intentionally or not. But even so, there will only be a few who thoroughly fail themselves. ...

  • And I Saw the Ocean

    I drowned on August fifteenth of the year 2006. The sun glinted off of the pellucid water; it created a web of turquoise and white around me, struck me dumb with its brilliance. A cloud of fine ivory sand followed my wake whenever I moved. I was sure t...

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Possession

    You loved my long hair — Begged me never to cut it. Now it’s mine again. (I think I previously published this on Ficlets, but I don’t remember. Anyway, it’s a true story all right. There’s nothing more liberating than get...

  • All the Light and Sound

    There should be a light, or light above everything this early. Winter may be here to shorten the days, but never until now did the nights come so early. Mud and snow mixed into a slush, he didn’t care much about wet shoes. When the bright reds tu...

  • Hope and Despair

    Time passed slowly as he gazed into the sky, looking for the omen of safety. There! A shooting star. A smile broke out on his face, almost lighting the developing twilight. So the gods were not against him completely. There was hope. He raised his he...

    • Author: Horrorfan13
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • No Protection For That

    “Je t’oublierai.” “Que.” “My turn to teach, yours to learn.” “What’s that supposed to mean?” “It means, well, what’s given can’t always be taken back.” “I donR...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • Finishing

    The soles of my shoes slap rhythmically against the asphalt. My heartbeat pounds in my ears. Sweat drips into my eyes. I struggle for breath. Somewhere not far ahead is an invisible line. I don’t know where it is or exactly how far away it might ...

    • Author: KevSaund
    • Posted over 9 years ago.