Stories tagged “experiment”

  • Infamous

    The steel door burst open, allowing the metallic scent of the wet city into the corridor. Struggling forward into the night, Andrew lost his balance, smacked his shoulder on the door frame, tripped over something on the concrete stoop and went face fir...

  • 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 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Id

    July 4, 2009 Think of it, Baxter! If my calculations are correct, I shall soon be an entirely virtuous man! This wondrous device will purge me of my inner demons, and I’ll walk the earth an equal to Christ himself. To contain the beast, I have p...

  • Fantasyland XV

    “You can’t just go around bringing garlic bread in and out of existence, it’s just not kosher,” the head wizard said to much baying from a group convened to discuss what had happened over night. “Or any kind of religious ...

  • Fantasyland XX

    “I never realised how much I dislike the smell of garlic,” Ralph thought as he threw another loaf of garlic bread onto a pile of bread that had created its own pile beside a bin heaving with more bread. At first he had thought an experiment which ...

  • Total Immersion

    Alarm bells ringing, smelling molten metal yielded under plasma fire, I shunt my way across the deck – nervous that my movements leave ripples in the smoke. Signals fly into my headset – commands, instructions, shouts and screams of pain fr...

    • Author: Match
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • 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...

  • To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

    She was running, running from her abusive stepfather, running towards freedom, spurred ever onward by the haunting melody of her own ragged breathing. Suddenly, a hand closed around her arm- He watched pensively as the girl’s every action played ...

  • A Quantized Life

    Awake for an hour, asleep for a year. That was the summation of his entire existence, ever since he had agreed to this mad experiment as a way to avoid a boring life sentence without a chance at parole. Every year, on New Years Day, they would wake him...

    • Author: Kespan
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Doctor Denial

    A young attorney paced around his three fellow captives. They sat uncomfortably on stacks of canned food and bags of beans. He’d been working himself up for the last ten minutes. The first lines of attack were against Dr. Delva. “I told you...

  • Doing the Right Thing Looks Like Guilt

    The lawyer appealed to the Gypsy-woman that had lent her “mystic powers” to the experiment. “What do you think?” She shuffled a deck of playing cards manipulating them into strange patterns before collapsing them back into a dec...

  • Experiments

    I knew my life would be changed when I saw my parents in the sitting room, talking to a well-dressed stranger. The three of them were in a deep conversation; it apparently wasn’t going too well, for there was look of worry on my mother’s fa...

    • Author: humoresques
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Strange Kind of Mirror

    There’s a feeling here. It’s not what keeps me from writing the closing of this letter. Instead, I imagine a close friend, whispering that I should be careful. The right thing might capture what I intend to say, what I wish to convey, but t...

    • Author: Jae
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
  • Something New

    “I’m tired and I wish I could do more and I’m not angry but-”

  • In the name of all that is science

    “I believe that you will find the results satisfactory, doctor.” The older man turned away from his viewscreen to face the adjunct. “Far from it. Statistically significant, explicative, even, but far from satisfactory.” The adju...

  • The First Study

    The creature existed as a brown, oily biomass. Burrowed in the surface of moist soil, every few hours the creature exhaled, blowing toxic smoke through its glass cage. Caitlyn watched, intent on discovering the source of the fumes. She wanted to see ho...

    • Author: Len Berry
    • Posted almost 3 years ago.
  • Verisimilitude

    ∞ “So what have you been up to?” She sipped her coffee and smiled at me. She looked quite different. “I enrolled in a neurobiofeedback program to take control of my existence.” I responded. “There’s no way something like that exists.” S...

  • Acid Test

    Rachel frowned. “Hmmm, Charley have you been feeling ok? I mean, you don’t call for months and then…Well I just want to make sure you are taking care of yourself.” I wasn’t concentrating hard enough. I needed the proper motivation. “Alright...

  • I Think, Therefore...

    She flexed her fingers, feeling the skin shift and stretch slightly to accomodate her movements. Fascinating she thought, lifting her left foot with visible ecstasy and placing it with infinite care on the cold linoleum flooring. She registered a tinny...

  • The Aura: Experimenting

    John narrowed his eyes, disbelieving. Where am I? is this a hoax? Am I a hostage? Am I just dreaming? Should I wake up? Am I under drugs? Her aura was the same recognizable blue. Impossibly blue. They knew what he was, but did they know what he could s...

  • The Aura: Looking in the Mirror

    John crossed his arms and said through gritted teeth, “Another Heart Hospital in Washington D. C. My eyes are brown.” The Director did something between a smile and a frown, “Hmmm…” “What?” John asked testily. ...

  • Perception

    Light crept across dirty flagstones, inching reluctantly forward, unable to keep from illuminating the bodies that were wrapped so tightly together. Footsteps pounded across the courtyard, getting closer and closer to the figures on the ground until a ...

  • (Day 4) Controlled Settings

    It never takes long for one man to crack. Out of a group of twenty (the size of the average control group), there is always one that will stand up and… well, not “Take it anymore!!!” I find it interesting to see in what manner the fir...