Stories tagged “fear”

  • Not Alone

    The metal box rang out as one of the men slammed a tool upon the top of his container. It cursed something in the tongue he’d yet been able to master; he understood only fragments of their language. He rushed his hands over the sides of his head ...

  • Triskadekaphobia

    It was everywhere. This was the last straw. No more would this idiotic figure be present in the human race! No more! I would obliterate it! It would no longer haunt me on every single street! It would no longer be a presence in my life, or anyone’...

  • Quarantine

    It’s 2050. They said the hole would’ve been fixed by now, but they were wrong. Oh, God, those scientists and politicians and environmentalists were so wrong. The hole didn’t close, it got bigger, and it let in the disease. The disease...

    • Author: Laine Grey
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The End

    Her heart sank as darkness enveloped her, but she didn’t realise that this was the end until her nails were torn and bleeding while she screamed from six feet under.

  • A Coping Monophobe

    I figured it out. I was sitting in the coffee shop with my dingy old laptop when I realized that I was sitting in half of the answer. I closed the lid on my computer, picked it up and walked up to the counter. “Are you taking applications? I don&...

  • Yellow

    A coward has it easy: they’re only really afraid of one thing … being afraid. Everyone else has many fears. Meira was constantly teased by her classmates. She jumped at the smallest things: little bugs, harmless snakes, birds taking wing, a...

  • The Box

    Suddenly, I notice that there’s music playing. My hands are trembling as I hold my bag; my nails digging deep into the strap and leaving marks there. I am standing in an upright coffin, hanging freely a mile in the air. The box lurches and swings a l...

    • Author: Neleh
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Fire Storm Australia

    The fires rolled up the mountain The embers flew over the hills We didn’t know how the fires got here And I guess we never will. We tried to outrun the fires We ran as fast as we could But some people holed up in cars And others in houses of wo...

    • Author: Marli
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Now

    and again I’ve found myself Lost Desolate Frightened of what is Anxious of what may come Ashamed of what has been new Beginnings, Experiences, Faces i am Unknown and i am Afraid

    • Author: alibos
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Cape Fear

    Dear Emily, I’m sorry. I love, respect, and admire you in every way but I just can’t live with the fear any longer. Why did you take so long to tell me? When I wondered about all the time you spent away you told me it was because of work. I...

    • Author: Garsecg
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • It's Back

    “…I’m a tiger when I want love. I’m a snake when we disagree…” Why can I never get that song out of my head? It ain’t exactly the best thing to be thinking about on the way home. Again, I have to stay late. Why...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Aloft

    Three days from the sea lies the city of Gezze. Gezze has no roads, no alleys, no footpaths. The buildings are squeezed one beside the other, so close together that the sunlight does not reach the ground floors of the homes. The citizens, therefore, do...

    • Author: falconesse
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Illumination

    Her hands shook, as she spooned grounds into the filter. Finally, she hardly noticed. Sleep came when you were truly exhausted, but you had to stay alert in between, somehow. She heard some people had to turned to things other than caffeine, things tha...

  • The Man Behind The Mask

    You are just another tattoo Staining the arm of God There is no justice, no future. When you’ve walked alone and blind. Forget about what you think you know. Forget about what you think I know. Because what we know.. Is that one thing we can neve...

  • To Much To Swallow?

    “Like yours used to be?” I asked. I was a little freaked out, and also slightly confused, but was glad that the topic of conversation had shifted away from me. “Mhm.” Nathaniel told me. “I went through a pretty serious dep...

  • Fear and Secrets on a Riverbank

    Secrets are funny things, I well knew. Once brought to the light of day, there is no returning them to the quiet shadows from whence they came. Such things ought not to be taken lightly. A woman who takes secrets lightly is a gossip. A man who does so ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Dangerous Things

    Eliza froze with fear when Jake walked into the living room. He had a knife. It was a long, sharp, nasty thing, all shining steel with a deadly edge. He waved it in her general direction and started talking. “You never know when someone’s n...

    • Author: Lock
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Seeking Life

    She stepped out of the compression chamber into the medic bay. Her head was pounding but it was nothing compared to the dread that filled her stomach with acid. They all gathered around the door as she expected. They all want to know what happened. Her...

    • Author: luckymere
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Seeking Life (part 2)

    She couldn’t open her eyes. They were too heavy. Everything felt weightless. “Why can’t I lift my arm?” she tried to speak but the words died in her throat in a garbled, flat noise. “Don’t try to move, lieutenant. Yo...

    • Author: luckymere
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Seeking Life (part 3) (Mature)

    She woke as the zero gravity chamber adjusted to match the ship’s atmosphere and she felt her body come to rest on the mattress. Air hissed as the door opened and she could hear the doctor and his assistant checking bandages, muttering numbers. T...

    • Author: luckymere
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • A Snake Story

    Even though the copperhead was already dead, Stevie’s first encounter with a real snake scared the daylights out of him. He was 7 years old and at a summer camp in the Poconos. One of the counselors had killed the snake with a shovel, and was mak...

    • Author: FNU LNU
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • I live with Fear, everyday

    Sunlight poked through the slats in the blinds and across Jillian’s face, waking her. She frowned and turned her head away from the intrusion. Her arm was stretched out, dangling off the bed. She felt the electrifying jolt of adrenalin jump in he...

  • The Terrible Quest

    Death has his scythe. As for Fear, she throws snowballs. She has many guises, but suppose you are in a forest at dusk, and you see a young girl, perhaps eight years old, skipping playfully through the snow and between the twisted branches. You hear wol...

    • Author: Zerrakhi
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Through The Forest (Part 2)

    Katie and Ron continued to walk through the silent forest, every step forward being harder to take than the last. They walked in silence waiting eagerly to hear something, anything. Then Katie jumped and screamed as she looked down at her leg. The roo...

  • Old Ladies

    Fear’s house is second on my Meals-on-Wheels route. She lives just two doors down from Hope. I wish they’d talk to each other — they have a lot more in common than they think — but Fear says Hope is a “stupid old bat,̶...

    • Author: Aurelia
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5