Stories tagged “fear”

  • Everything in the Right Place

    Lydia walked up the stairs wearily, a sheaf of dark hair covering her face like a raven’s wing. “Brian?” she called out as she reached the second landing. Her voice echoed back, the sound of it mocking to her ears. She shrugged out of...

  • Fear

    Cold Sweat. I feel my hands produce moisture around the black steering wheel. The sound of car tires rolling to a stop on pavement. I take one last drag from my cigarette. Smoke lingering in a distorted halo around my head. I adjust the dial on the bro...

  • In the Morning

    The lights had gone out a long time ago. All safety had vanished with the first flicker of the bulbs. A lightning flash sent her burrowing under the covers, making her ignore the subtle creaking of the bedroom door. “Kitty-cat?” She had wok...

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • I was afraid she wasn't

    “Why do you want to talk now?” she asked me. Her voice wasn’t filled with anger, or hesitation. She was just asking a question. The truth was, I didn’t know the answer. In fact, I honestly had very little idea as to why I called...

  • Wedding of White

    “She says it was the happiest day of her life,” she thought to herself. Her glistening gown was bright enough to be made of clouds. The sheer veil draped over her, covering her bright eyes and pale face. She glanced at the fading cream-colored phot...

  • Every Night, Until The Next Day

    This happens every night. I get that chill down my spine and I feel like I’m not alone. I get that image in my head with me lying on the couch like I am, just looking at the static on the TV, and him standing there, silently watching me. I push t...

  • The Warning

    She laid her hands On me That last time I was sick Tired I drew the line I don’t know what Went through her head She laughed the way She usually did But this time I was serious Just because I’m Different than her Doesn’t mean she has ...

  • Hiding Behind The Stitches (Continued)

    Meanwhile The pressure is building deep inside The tears are burning behind my eyes And people ask me Cross my invisible line I’m miserable and broken, the teenage equivalent of ‘I’m Fine’ I can feel it Its pressing down inside my head My very ...

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • In The Mirror

    “Stop, please.” My voice shakes as I whisper to him. “What?” She asks. “I think you should really get some rest, do you want me to walk you home?” “N-no. I’m alright. I’ll see you tomorrow, alright?...

  • The Blackbird Sang

    She loved this time of year, a British summertime. The light pushed at the curtains wanting to come in and wake her. The morning call of the blackbird soothed her soul. A deafening explosion shook her out of her billet, sand rained everywhere. She felt...

    • Author: ernmander
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Falling

    Having placed the tiny strip of paper on his tongue he flops back and smiles. Far off in the distance he can hear the music playing. Far off in the distance he can smell the flowers growing. Far off in the distance he can hear her speak. “Awake.&...

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Monophobe

    I used to have my parents. My mother would sit with me at the bus stop. She would meet me when the bus dropped me off. She slept in my room. I think that’s why dad left. She never said it was my fault, but I knew. When she died, I was lost. IR...

  • Why You SHOULDN'T Stay up 'Til 3AM

    I plug in my headphones, turn the sound up, and press play. I feels like I can feel the bass beats in my head. I can’t hear a thing through these headphones, not even the clicking of the keys under my fingers. My feet feel the vibrations on the w...

  • Coming Down

    He came down hard. Memories flooding his mind, washing over him. JennyohhowImissyouwhydidyouleavewherehaveyoudoneIamnothingwithoutyou The pounding in his head matched that of his heart. He had to get away, had to find… …wherecanIgofromhereh...

    • Author: rkalajian
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Burn

    “What the hell do I have to do!?” I yell. I can feel him behind me. I do my best to turn and face him. His right eye flashes a wave of pain as a grin splits his face. His contorted smile reopens the scabs on his lips and stretches the scars...

  • Omphalophobia

    The beach. The horrible, beach. The bikinis, speedos. OH! The hairy ones are the worst! I have nothing against a persons body, nothing. But when I see that belly button, just…. there, I can’t help but shudder. EWW! And the outies? You could...

  • In the Cemetery

    “You sure this is how we see the witch, Cal?” whispered JoAnn. “Yes, just leave a dead cat on the unmarked tombstone and she will come after it.” JoAnn shuddered. Cal took it to be a shiver and he put his arm around her shoulder...

  • Maybe

    Maybe sometimes you give me butterflies. Maybe sometimes you make me so, so happy and giddy I could smile on and on and on. Maybe you make me want to hug you, and never, ever let go. Maybe I really really want to tell you. Maybe I don’t know how....

    • Author: wytherwings
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Sanguine Tune

    Garret slumped forward. The pain at the base of his skull tore through his head like a wildfire. Attempting to fight through the overwhelming agony, he shifted around to see who had struck him. It was much too dark, he worried. What had happened to the...

    • Author: Galen
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Struggle

    I kept my gaze fixed pointedly out the window. I focused on the blur of buildings, trees and hills instead of the jabs from the guys sitting all around me. When I didn’t answer to the lipstick question the boy obviously took it as a yes and slid ...

  • A Scream in the Dark

    The sounds of my own terror filled screams tore me from the grips of the dream. My heart pounding. My breath coming in loud gasping pulls. My skin and sheets soaked with sweat. I lay in the dark relearning how to breathe. The realization that I’m...

  • Silence That is Not-So-Golden

    “See you tomorrow.” Nathaniel called as he got up. I watched him walk off the bus and up to his house. I sat there, staring out the window after him long after he was out of sight. My stop was next. It was slightly comforting knowing that I...

  • She Hides in the Night

    She hides in the night, behind a door of fear and loneliness. The blood pools beneath fresh bruises, inflictions of love that scream back to her from the mirror, illuminated by harsh florescent lights. Intellectually, she knows she should get out; she ...

    • Author: Byn
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • The Bitten

    People say they came from Asia. People say China trapped them; Russia planned their release; that they crept through the DMZ and onto our troop transports. I think they may always have been here. Just… sleeping. In the cities, people are still dr...

    • Author: lostsalient
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Box

    A sliver of light was his only comrade as he sat in the darkness of the box. He felt fear. Fear of what was outside. Fear of being alone. Fear of the darkness; clinging to that one sliver of sunlight that met with him every morning for the last 3 days....