Stories tagged “escape”

  • Something From This Century

    g2 shrugged and perched before the piano. “Any requests?”she cried. “Something with some zip,” Alro called from the wheel. “Its a chase scene, remember?” The Irish Pianist shrugged and pounced on the keys with “...

  • The Hustler Dream

    I say let’s race, for glory, for life. You laugh in my face, and get ready, to deal. I’m over three, down two, up one. You’re steady on wings, but guess what, I win. You say it’s unfair, Irrational, Preposterous, But this ...

    • Author: Granada
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Veyron Vindication

    His head swam and flashes of light and shadow played behind his eyelids when he blinked. Whatever the poison was, he knew his end would be quick, but far from painless. Crashing over a discarded grocery cart at the end of the wide alley, he spilled int...

  • Speeding

    Jim raced down the expressway, as he often did after a draining day at the grind. He mentally gave the finger to his workplace, his daily prison, as he glared at it in his rearview mirror. No more paper to push, no more lines to color in, just him and ...

    • Author: Spooky M
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Nano Pt. 2 (Mature)

    Autopsies tend to leave fairly large scars. Ones that, if seen, generally inspire questions. Lots of them. Looking down at the one on my chest, I could tell that mine would almost certainly be no exception. You wouldn’t think it would be hard to ...

    • Author: Hacksaw
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Run

    He had taken the last of it. The last experiment, the last bit of neglect. He had taken the last of the abuse, both verbal and physical. He turned his weary, exhausted head toward the ceiling. But there wasn’t one. He turned to look at the walls,...

  • Not to Be Outdone

    She awoke to the sound of alarms and quickly receding footsteps. Her mind, still sluggish from heavily fortified food, struggled to make sense. This was sleeping time; experiments should be over. They had gone to wherever they went; things should be qu...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Escape (Mature)

    Amy knew it was time for a change. She could feel the pressure of the city against her chest. The constant cacophony of car horns and endless chatter filled her brain every second of every day; she could hardly think. The smells—the smog, the smo...

    • Author: Byn
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Confrontation

    “Where have you taken him?” She demanded furiously, the expression almost laughable on her petite face. “Not where we’re taking you.” The man sneered at her, the scar just by his mouth twisting. “Let go of me!”...

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Never Alone

    She was never alone. No matter where or how far she went, or how hard she tried to leave them behind, they were always there with her, nagging. All of them, except the one that mattered the most. Never alone, always alone. She wondered if it would e...

  • The Way Out

    Hogwash. My people are waiting outside as we speak. But if we don’t make the rendezvous in 15 minutes, we’ll both be drowning in our own vomit in a month. Look, I just need you to stand on that tile while I work on this lever. I’d do ...

    • Author: j. smthng
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Tower Prisons are for Wussies

    I only remember waking up. I knew who I was, but not where I was, nor how I got there. The cold stone floor was slick with morning dew, the sun was barely over the horizon outside the tiny window. The room was round, with a cot of some sort and a pot t...

  • Thoughts of Escape

    Fifteen minutes into the ride I realized that Barkley is awfully talkative for who I assumed him to be. He just chatted on and on about every little thing with pretty much all of it just going through one ear and out the other. At the time, only one th...

  • Present to Beyond

    ..which wasn’t present at all. Was it? He blinked. Nasra had just walked out of the tent, yet she was no longer here. The runes, less than scratchings in a dust coated stone, worn away as if by the scuff of many insect feet. The offerings, gone, ...

  • Rescue Handle

    As Fox was flung backward, Josh was suddenly unable to move as the padding of the compartment instantly inflated around him. Moments later, Fox hit the ground with a jarring shock. The compartment shrank back to normal, leaving Josh lying on his back. ...

  • Little creek

    She knew the end was near. She kept running anyway; along the little creek that trickled through the forest. Soon she would reach the waterfall and her time would run out. Weaving through the trees she saw the creek picking up into a stream. The water...

    • Author: tinkerbelle
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Playing Catch Up

    Shortly after that, the exit nearest the parked sports car burst open, and Lisa dashed for Fur, gripping a bookish-looking man with a briefcase by the arm before shoving him in and diving in herself. “Jim, Sera, run interference for me!” Li...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • The Escape

    Melinda finally managed to get up off the floor of the living room and make her way to the kitchen, her eyes still puffy from crying. She sat at the kitchen table, staring out the window into the snowy darkness of the December night, falling deeper and...

    • Author: Emmyful
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • 2. Light

    Gasping, she pulled down on the string hanging under the large expanse of lampshade, which proceeded to ‘ping’ and flicked with violent speed up into the inner workings of the light and didn’t return. She hardly cared, she was safe no...

    • Author: Lighty
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • Starting Again

    He worked hard to get his pilot’s license. Extensive training, inflight tests of emergency situations, and thousands of hours of supervised flight time had finally paid off. He obtained his certification in record time and with high accolades. Co...

  • To the Realm of Galhuin

    “What?” her voice carried away by the wind. She stared in shock at the old man. “The only way to reach the Realm of Galhuin, and to reach safety, is to abandon hope,” the old man repeated. “But hope is all I have left. How...

  • To the Realm of Galhuin 2

    “No! Come back!” she shouted. But he already left. She turned around. The Faliv were half way up the mountain. You simply accept it. But how could she just abandon hope. It was what made her go on. But she had to. She had to save the Heluya...

  • Escape!

    The ring hung in the air for what seemed like minutes, spinning in an arc just over the cat burglar’s head. She watched it float and rotate and shifted her weight to be able to make a leap of faith. The timing had to be perfect. A crash echoed fr...

  • The Last Twenty

    I felt the breeze cut though my jacket as easily as any blade might have, the chill wind whistling down the streets. People turned up their collars and huddled inside coats. I picked up my feet and walked down to the florists, picking up a bouquet of r...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5