Stories tagged “fear”

  • Don't Forget the Dry-cleaning (Mature)

    My phone rang. It pulled insistently, begging for attention. “Can you get that?” I called from the bathroom. “Sure.” Cameron said from the hallway. A stray thought tugged the back of my mind. I was forgetting something. Somethin...

  • Bumblebee Balloons

    i am four. i am small. my room is BIG. and large, and vast. the ceiling is so tall. i feel little, like a bug in a big room. my bed is big too, i am sitting near the top and the bottom is far away. but in my room, it looks small. my room is not usually...

  • Red Light

    I woke my station and checked the damage reports. There were uncontrolled fires raging down on D deck, and evidence of shrapnel damage to the portside engine assembly as well as various… “Carto?” “Yeah?” “We’ve...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Meeting

    The girls looked frightened with each step we took for home. I don’t blame them with the creatures that attacked us. Suddenly I hear a small gasp, turning quickly on my heels ready to fight when I see the boy step from under the bridge angry like a s...

  • Nightmares

    I filled the cup up with freezing cold water. I poured it over my head. The blast of cold had me shivering, and I was wet. But I was awake. That’s the important part. I couldn’t, wouldn’t, sleep. I knew that if I closed my eyes and sl...

  • Only Blood and Pain

    When night was thickest, the men of a certain village did steal away to the Cave of Trials. There they shucked their clothes and became spirits as they covered themselves in blood, feathers and fur. It was time to welcome another into manhood. Karil wo...

  • Unless You Have It, You'd Never Understand

    The steel sliding doors of the elevator opened before Roland, like the gates to hell. No one was on it and he wasn’t surprised. No one should be here at 7:45 am. The insides were as he expected- as clean and polished as a coffin. He hesitated too...

  • You're Not Welcome Here

    Three quick, authoritative knocks follow the intimidating sounds of footsteps reaching the door. As my mind quickly winds into a frenzy, I stomp twice on the wooden floor beneath us, signaling to the Greenbaums that someone has arrived. Within seconds ...

  • An Ill Wind

    The cool air that swept in from the sea was a refreshing change from the summer heat. It heralded the creeping fog that obscured the horizon and carried the acrid chemical smells of vinegar and smoke. Perched on the back of her bicycle, a young girl wa...

  • Spirits of remorse

    A chime. A sharp, unfettered sound coursing through the speckled leaves of autumn trees made him pause. Warily he turned. Watched. A chime. A second, deeper sound cut through the first, slicing deep into soil and undergrowth like a new honed plow. A ch...

  • to hell with saying goodbye

    The moon had cast a long eerie white light that snuck past the drifting curtains and landed gently on my face. I glanced around the room, staring at my suitcase tucked neatly into the corner, reminding me that tomorrow I would no longer sleep in this h...

  • First Time Jail

    It wasn’t the smell, it was the fear that really got to me. The fear of the unknown. As I walked down the long basement corridor with the cops, I couldn’t contain my emotions, I turned to the men I had spent the last 8 hours with and admitt...

  • The Next Step

    My name was included in the last group called upstairs for the night. As I stepped from the jail cell for the first time in hours, I lined up with 4 other men. “My partner isn’t here and I don’t have enough cuffs, so you’re all ...

  • Under Arrest

    As I sat in the small red chair in the corner of my bedroom, nearly in tears, he uttered the unthinkable. “Yes, you’re now in our custody” Detective Darton said. “What about my trip, and work? How am I going to get to work?̶...

  • Rise and Shine

    I had worked late the night before on a project, finally getting to bed around 2:30am. At 6:30 the banging and shouting on my apartment started. I was startled from my sleep, the noise from the door was alarming and deafening, as I searched my bedroom ...

  • We all heard his anger (Mature)

    “I’m gonna fucking kill you!” he shouted as I rounded the corner. It wasn’t clear who he was threatening, the line of men and women both cops and alleged criminals was long. He was about half way down the hall, cuffed with both ...

  • Is this really happening? (Mature)

    Hi spanish was fast and angry, even if I was fluent, I wouldn’t have been able to follow. He switched from spanish to english as he spoke to the men sitting around him. “They are saying attempted murder, fuck!” He grunted as he threw ...

  • Do I get to go home tonight?

    As the ADA rattled off the 6 different felonies, I stood there quietly. The judge was an older man, his skin and hair showed the classic signs of a WASP aging: sagging and gray. He starred at me as the charges of computer hacking were rattled off. R...

  • The noise of life

    The wallet he took from his left pocket was thick, the leather worn from age and abuse. It’s only a shade lighter than his skin. From it, he removes several white plastic cards. “My boy down in Maryland does them for me.” he said, thu...

  • Smother My Cries

    I am from hateful glares and cold stares. I am from misled trust and never ending lust. I am from stolen powers and scentless flowers. I am from hushed screams and one man teams. I am from unshed tears and hidden fears. I am from screamed lies and dark...

    • Author: HannahMarie
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Eyes On Fire

    The rain coursed steadily down my face like tears. I felt Scott materialize beside me but kept staring ahead, not wanting to expose my fear. Scott started to nestle his thoughts in my head, trying to force me to crack under pressure. Though I knew that...

    • Author: HannahMarie
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Writing on the Walls

    Despite the writing on the walls, my future seemed rather large. There were no more wise words of encouragement or enthusiasm for work that was not yours. There were no more words of inqurement. The best thing that had ever happened to us was ending in...

  • Lovely Eyes

    Scott’s eyes raked across my flesh, forcing screams from my peeling lips. My body writhed on the slick sidewalk, burying small pebbles in my elbows. “Don’t. Ever. Deny. Me. Again,” Scott hissed, pulsing pain through my body with...

    • Author: HannahMarie
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Thunder In the Sky

    Attentively, she sat up straight and watched patiently out of the front door. All of a sudden she started to quake and ran upstairs to the safety of the master bathroom and sat trembling. Kayley cautiously listened, the lightning was fierce and rain wa...

    • Author: delphi
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
  • Inside/Outside (Mature)

    She was short, and insane, and her tongue was like a big dark snake in his mouth. She writhed under him, her denim-sheathed legs locked on his back. Each fruitless thrust was met with a groan of lust, or frustration. Or some ill-spawned, guttural child...

    • Author: RicoLaser
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5