Stories tagged “fear”

  • one sick puppy... (Mature)

    As he held the miniature scalpel over the obviously terrified eyeball that was staring fearfully at him, Orlando could not, even with his greatest effort of self-control, refuse the smile from crossing his lips. The power inside him, the power of pain,...

  • Homecoming

    The blows were fast and furious now. Instinctively she cupped her arms over her head, folding herself as small as possible. She caught herself mewling and bit hard on her lip to stop. Find the light, she told herself, and dragged herself away from the ...

  • Volcano Day

    Brilliant smoking lava gurgled from the highest point of what we thought was simply a colossal mountain of rocks. Crusts of stone flew in every direction, impossible to dodge. A magnificent flow of lava spilled onto our city at a terrifying speed. The ...

  • The First Horseman

    “Buddy?” a stout fellow at the sink next to me said, “ya gonna wash your other hand, too? – it’s not lookin’ so good.” He glanced over the rest of me – my clothes were immaculate – not a touch of lint, nor dust. My face and right hand...

    • Author: Alex Pope
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Trembling.

    Shallows breaths escaped a pair of cold, blue lips. The more steps she took, the closer it got. No matter how fast she ran the growling seemed to follow close behind. Even when falling into a bed of thorns, she didn’t dare whimper. Anything could...

  • Nature or nurture?

    Kate ended her day by boxing up Tate’s files: mostly crime scene reports and a psych evaluation. It was like holding Tate’s life in her hands, and she felt an urgent need to wash her hands and face. Being in the proximity of it made her feel unclea...

  • 2010 Thnks Fr Th Mmrs

    Its 12:14 AM, New Years Day, January 1st 2010. I get into bed and slide under all four blankets, in my tank top and shorts pajamas that my mom never understands. Its a new year and I’m kind of excited, for all the usual reasons. Then I remember 2...

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Feared By All

    “I heard she made some girl pee her pants of embarrassment,” Markie, the “all-talk-no-action” girl whispers to her friend, Katy, who is reading a manga Sailor Moon novel. Uninterested in the conversation, she ignores her friend ...

  • Night wanderer

    Dan had been deep in sleep, laying on his side with his arms flayed out against the faded sheets, with just a slice of light from the streetlamp breaking through the curtains. What was the noise he heard? Did he dream it? Or was it an actual sound in t...

  • A Poor Decision

    Without hesitation, gravity took over and sucked Jane speedily toward the canyon floor. Fear began to overwhelm her and she struggled to twist her body to face her would be rescuer. “He’ll come — he has to come!”, the thought ra...

    • Author: M.K.P.
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • It's There...

    I could feel it. Something was watching me. I held me breath, and didn’t move. Then I heard a light scraching sound. My blood turned cold. I quickly sat up and turned on the light. I was alone in my room. I glanced at the clock. Midnight. I tried...

  • Equinox Vs. Evil (3)

    The thorns on my hand tighten and more come up at my legs. It’s over. The pain is too much. But losing the scabbard means I’ve lost everything. The manifestation of evil appears in the pit in a burst of flame. He says nothing as he quickly ...

  • It's Out There

    Only a soft and fuzzy wall stood between me and the monster. I couldn’t see it but it was out there, lurking among the wooden block buildings and toy cars, pillaging the miniature city. I bet it could smell my fear as it slid along the ground searchi...

  • Running Away...

    I’m running, I’m crying, I’m breathing, I’m dying. I’m shouting, I’m screaming, I’m stumbling, I’m reeling. I’m regretting, I’m stunning, I’m pushing, I’m shunning. I hurt...

  • She's Coming

    I fummbled with the keys to the shed. Danny was looking to see if she followed us. After dropping the keys, I unlocked the door, and we rushed inside. I locked the door, and turned the light on. Danny started pushing things in front of the door. I went...

  • Anxious

    I can’t breathe. It’s so tight, enclosed, I’m wedged between two strangers with no chance of escape. What was I thinking? Flying? Why did I even consider this a possibility? I took the pills my doctor prescribed. Why aren’t they...

  • In the twilight between.

    The fields are dead and brown, the forests reduced the to blackened sculptures of ash, the ruins of the city worn down to nothing but the foundations. The world here is dying, my dreams are dying. She didn’t come for me tonight. She’s not h...

    • Author: Silven
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Beginning

    I pulled the blanket tighter aound myself. The ground beneath me was hard and rough, I knew my back would be sore tomorrow. Running away seemed like a good idea at the time. My dad was drunck again, I didn’t want to deal. So I bailed. Can you bla...

  • The Creatures (Mature)

    They live in the trees. They hate when their homes are invaded. The creature overlooks the magician and the crowd from high in the trees, it’s bright red eyes glowing malevolently in the night. The magician bows proudly and the audience applauds ...

  • A Brush With Fate

    It was an ordinary day, happy even. He just had his thesis title submitted and was crossing the yard to get to the ATM. The plan was to get home for the weekend, being offered pretenses of love and delicious food. But as he was kicking the ever-present...

    • Author: Lancet
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Like a House on Fire (Mature)

    I glanced at her. “Optimism at all times, remember?” “Fuck that government survival guide. It probably killed more people than zombies.” “We’ve got better things to worry about. What do you think, fire or zeds?”...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • Fiery Escape

    The little USP bucked in my hand and struck the gas tank square. Contrary to everything movies show you, gas tanks do not explode in white-hot explosions – at least, that’s not what I saw. A rolling orange sphere engulfed half of the zombie...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Her Broken Mask

    As she said this she looked up at me, the mask she wore was cracking. She wasn’t afraid of getting caught again, she was afraid of breaking. I moved a moldy pizza box and sat beside her, “Hannah," I didn’t know what to say, “I know...

  • A Living Death

    Huddled in perpetual fetal position, she gazed listlessly out at her pitch-black surroundings. Somewhere deep within the lonely recesses of her tired mind, a memory stirred, reminding her of who, where, why she was. Blind and deaf, she could only feel....