Stories tagged “fantasy”

  • Who You Pray For

    She hadn’t expected any thing to appear just because she said a few choice words written down centuries before. Yet, he was practically a scroll come to life, a perfect blend of all the sketches and descriptions that she had ever seen. Four hoove...

    • Author: MrsMica
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Finals

    Cain would later admit it – the final week of tests was the most terrifying time of his life. Cain knew that becoming an assassin would be difficult. Even finding the base of operations for the Assassin’s Guild was a test in itself. And lik...

    • Author: Dan
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Maroon 2

    Suddenly, the large wooden door at the oposite end of the room creaked open. Christianna turned to see Everen entering. “We must go,” he said as he approached her. “But, the party has only begun,” she protested with a chuckle. A...

    • Author: Elice
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Maroon 3

    Once all four were back in the car, Leonard sped away. They drove until the stores and the houses could not been seen, until not a person or car had been seen for hours, and all before them was desolation. They would drive day and night, until they fin...

    • Author: Elice
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Pinyon avifelinus

    Juniperus avifelinus, common name Gryphon juniper, is a small epiphytic conifer that lives on top of saguaro cacti in America’s Southwest. It was named due to its peculiar life cycle. The seeds have feathery appendages that allow it to float far ...

    • Author: claireBGC
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Explain Yourself

    My mother stepped aside to let me pass through the doorway. I entered the living room and quietly took a seat on the couch beside my father. “Hi, Dad,” I practically whispered. He shook his head and turned away, not saying a word. My mother...

    • Author: Elice
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Dreams in a Dead World

    Navigating her way through the hatch, Ren went for the proto-goo dispenser. It wasn’t much of a breakfast, but it kept the hunger at bay. She sighed and replayed her night. It wasn’t much, but it beat the harsh, gray world out the porthole....

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Starship

    I was sleeping when the alien ship finally opened. It was early morning when the call came, ringing loudly through the shabby motel room. A fellow reporter, filling me in. Her voice was shaky on the line, understandably so. I asked her to repeat the la...

  • Onod's Forest

    The girl woke on a bed of moss, her face and arms moist with morning dew. She rose with care, her bare toes sinking into the soft moss, and looked around at a vibrant forest. She realised she was not alone and turned with a shout of surprise. Behind he...

    • Author: Forger
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • The Master of Dimensions

    I’m standing on a pedestal of pure white, being held in the infinite blue sky by a needle thin pillar that stretches below beyond sight. He’s in front of me, 13 feet tall, his brown robe in ripples around his body, shrouded face alight by t...

    • Author: IndieWinter
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Perils of Advancement

    Daniel John Jacobson, Lord-Emperor of the known universe and soon to be former Warlord of no less than 15 galaxies, studied the dragon hide interior of his empires most powerful starship the Saphire Phantom contemplating his races final hours, when Ser...

  • OF FIRES, SWORDS, AND CROSSES: Prologue

    There was something in the simplistic nature of hunter verses prey that delighted the shadows; their uniform goal to devour the light was evident in their hurried movements. Figures of indiscernible shape and unconstrained by the conventions of size ma...

    • Author: Allen Sale
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 1 out of 5
  • OF FIRES, SWORDS, AND CROSSES: Prologue Continued

    I continued to watch the moon’s light as it danced upon the water while my mind made a note of every detail; this is what I wanted to remember. I sighed heavily and slowly rose onto my hands and knees; my armor reminding me that it wasn’t m...

    • Author: Allen Sale
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 2 out of 5
  • Glitter and Chrome

    He checks his watch as he finishes getting dressed. It lists the usual time and date but also shows his bio-rythmns and the planetary alignments. Next week he should be at full power. The best time to pitch his new idea to the board of directors. He ta...

    • Author: Jer Ray
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • Fools!

    Durkat the Necromancer gathered the rare spell components on his massive oak table. How many years had it taken to gather this assortment of magical materials? How many back ally deals had he made? How many innocent lives have been thrown away in pursu...

    • Author: Dan
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • Daydreaming the Truth

    Lately, my fantasy life has taken something of a twist. It started off innocently: I found that by imagining just an extra few steps taken by Shelly from the front counter, I could easily reroute her from the water cooler to my desk. She would look aro...

    • Author: dt
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • The Stream of Broken Memories

    As our boat floats down the river carried only by the water’s current, we give a last look at what was once our home, our parent’s home, and the home of their parents; now consumed almost entirely by fire. A shiver runs down my spine as the...

    • Author: Samantha Lau
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Cycle

    As I plodded along upstream (up was out, right?) with a slosh-squish of wet sneakers in slime and sewage I noticed the current flow had changed. As I crept back, I peered at the oozing filth and shortly reached the spot where the direction changed, whe...

    • Author: Cary
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • For the Moment

    “I think she’s perfect,” said Natasha, smiling at him proudly. Eyes sparkling for the first time in years, Cal replied, “Yeah, she might be the one.” “So what’s stopping you?” His face clouded over ever s...

    • Author: Reiko516
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • With the Stars

    Damien gazed up at the night sky, then down upon the vessel they had constructed. “Do you think this is going to work, sir?” The Master paused in his final launch preparations to consider the question. “Every wizard, mage, and acolyte...

    • Author: Reiko516
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Dig (edited and re-posted for Challenge)

    Attempting to unearth her latest find—a pre-historic dragon, much larger than present-day fire breathers—the Doctor felt a twinge in her back. Despite her youth, the excavation was taking its toll on her body. She shaded her eyes against th...

    • Author: Reiko516
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • Doors: Housecall (i)

    Gecko sat huddled in the warmth of his partner’s front pocket, yet he could not stop shivering. “Will you just relax?” came Clive’s muttered voice above. “She’s making us tea, for godssake." “It’s not that,” ...

    • Author: Tim Brown
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Fallen City

    A boy wandered through a field of ruins, using great stone blocks as stepping stones. “Careful, Denny!” The old man called out. He was busy recording the glyphs on a fallen tower. He finished quickly and stuffed the paper in his exceptional...

    • Author: Olivaw
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Lenses

    “Everyone’s mind skips like a bad record sometimes.” Her mother used to say that whenever Alice stammered or misremembered a word. The last time she’d used the cliché was the day she’d been admitted to Cottonwood Oaks. &#...

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