Stories tagged “fate”

  • Rise and Fall

    I watch your chest rise and fall ever so slowly as you lie next to me. I think of the time we’ve spent together, of the joys we’ve shared. How did I ever find you? How did I ever make you mine? Was it fate? Was this predestined? Does ...

  • Souls of Rainbows

    I don’t believe that everything happens for a reason. I don’t believe in fate, I don’t believe in destiny. I don’t believe that things are planned out in advance, and I don’t believe that we’re in control of anything...

    • Author: wytherwings
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Chance is Another Word

    Chance is another word It’s another way of saying All the failures I haven’t yet had Opportunity knocks, knocks hard I’m dropped on my butt Fate’s just a flavor of bad Chance is another word A promise life likes to make A lie to...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Surviving Among The Stars

    With each slow, deliberate breath, all she could think about was the fact that it would be nice to be able to panic. Unfortunately, that was an emotional luxury that escaped her. Her intense training at the space agency had taught her that survival in ...

  • End of the World and all that

    It came on slowly, he could give it that much. Watching from his front porch as the sky turned a sickening shade of green, the sea churning, the wind howling. He could see the sun above, swollen red and angry, seeming now twice its size. In reality he ...

    • Author: Ford Dent
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Jailbreak

    In no particular order, she makes sure she has: -iPhone -brush -chewing gum -a photo of him at the cabin -keys -wallet She backs out of the gravel driveway, not bothering to look for traffic. It is late, and he is waiting. On the radio, CentroMatic. Qu...

    • Author: dt
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Felix's Fate

    Felix decided to turn away from the park on his walk today. It was a great place to watch joggers, or commune with nature until the ducks steal your sandwich, but it wasn’t the place for serious thinking. He headed up the commercial street where ...

  • Hope in Questions

    The question barely leaves my lips, and I’m regretting giving voice to infantile fantasy. The odds are against it. Life would conspire to halt the very possibility. Great mountains of fate could very well crash down upon such vain hope. “Ex...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • 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, ...

  • Twitter ficly

    “Time flies when you lie, like a butterfly doomed in a spider’s web,” he said. “Avoid the strands of fate and line your bed with truth.”

  • Facing the White Queen

    Simon’s fate hung like a grape on the vine, all but ready to be plucked by delectable lips andengulfed. Her eyes considered him in lazy fashion, lids half-closed, all the better to showcase the immaculate make up. They called her the ‘White...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Time Gone By and Lies Still Told

    Carl left the meeting with a mix of self-satisfaction and well-earned humility. The years hadn’t been kind but not so brutal as the time on the bottle. Light snow graced his face as he slunk, treading his lonely way home, back to his solitary exi...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • 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 4 years ago.
  • The Fates?

    I believe in fate, but not the Disney kind— I don’t own any glass slippers and I haven’t recently been posioned by an apple. I’m strong. Not like those stupid, helpless girls. But I do believe in the kind that happens everyday, ...

  • Impatient for Fate

    “Excuse me, gentlemen,” I began suavely, leaning on the empty half of the table. Four or five of my male peers occupied the other half, a bit surprised at my bold approach. “Would any of you be interested in participating in the ballr...

  • Knots

    It looks innocent enough, nothing hostile about tying little knots in string. They don’t mean anything. “What nice colors,” they say as they pass. They only pay the knots mind, they always look away from the tie-er. The colors mean di...

  • Trickmaster

    The haze clears. He remembers why he’s chained to this throne of cobwebs and starlight, why he’s grounded here, at the edge of midnight. Hunger rips at him from the inside, a frenzied monster gone too long without sustenance. Thirst strangl...

  • 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 almost 4 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...

  • Norman's Wisdom

    Some people are born with their destiny laid out before them. Others forge their own destiny. But most have no destiny at all. They exist only to provide background color for the people who will go on to do the bigger, better things. It’s not their f...

  • Recurring Dream

    Touches of Collective skin (Such is love)— Water rushes Large and luscious Light and slim In between my dim Conscious, Heaven, seven phases of Venus, And all of my responses There develops a recurring dream Of a torrential storm Blurring my un...

  • Quick Considerations

    There exist moments in life, crossroads of fate. More often than not they come and go with hardly a notice. Ordinary people miss them entirely; that’s why they’re ordinary, of course. Seizing a moment is like grabbing hold of a string fully...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Sit and Stand w/ Me; Simultaneously

    Do you Know how Rocks are When they’re large, Half sunken, Refusing to budge or barge? But when They’re shrunken To sand, Even then They are the same! Only now they fill your hand Dropping dry like strange rain On your toes, Supporting step...

  • Fifty Bucks Worth of Confidence

    The gun was small, denser than it looked, and felt as if it carried the weight of the world inside it. “How much?” Jenny asked despite herself. She wasn’t even into guns . “For you? Gimme fifty and we’ll call it square....

  • Beyond Life Within Life

    Close a fistful Of wishful sensations Clothe a simple smile With dreams that dimple realizations Awaken to a wistful contemplation Whistling at the train station Debate whether you’re all aboard, Or waiting— wanting more Is such fuss worth ...