Stories tagged “fear”

  • Fighting For Peace is Like F-ing For Virginity (The End)

    (cont.) Where each fingertip prickles And pickles in bleach Quills fill their meat And they’re thrown on the molten beach of deceit Sizzling to a dashing dust of ash Brushing past Oblivion’s feet At last… (might write more… needs...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Cheer!

    Now finally I feel like I am lovable and real And oh so ready to reveal myself , So ready to cast out the doubt and fear. To wait in peace to be awakened from this coma in my heart, This shutting down of systems one by one, I love my pulse to start...

    • Author: Mackizme
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
  • Results

    The doctor had been mute when he entered the room, the door closing behind him with a creak of its hinges and the hiss of the small hydraulic arm used to mediate the speed. He remained stonefaced, his countenance displaying a bland, neutral expression ...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Beyond These Walls

    Coughing smoke and blood, she stumbled into a culvert. A glance behind was accompanied by a prayer that she hadn’t been followed. Firemen were probably just arriving at the complex – her escape would be unconfirmed until they gained control...

  • A Conversation between Cousins.

    “He said he wasn’t gay, so he isn’t. End of story. I don’t see how it matters to you.” “It matters because it’s stupid and unnatural. People being attracted to their own sex – how lame is that? How creepy is that?” “...

    • Author: Eve
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Toward the Dawn

    She had a friend out there, somewhere. A friend who spoke to her in the same non-voice of her own thoughts. She hadn’t questioned this. She hadn’t complained when the voice told her how to cause so much destruction. She had wanted so much t...

    • Author: Quijax
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Fear and Choices

    With a flick, the shovel handle flew into the sky. Gracefully she leaped backwards and up, smiling all the while. All I could do was shimmy the rest of the way out of the coffin. “You chose.” Her words were as cold as I was assuming the air...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Missed Opportunity.

    “You’ve gotten married.” He stated with a slight gasp, as if he couldn’t believe he was too late. “Yes,” said she, simply; she glanced fondly at her ring. “I have. He’s a wonderful man, and pursued me for years. I just didn’t notice ...

    • Author: Eve
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Last Four Boys

    The four boys remaining sat around a small, smoky fire, praying that neither the light nor the smoke would give away their location. They watched each other carefully, but were too tired and scared to do much more than that. None dared sleep, none dare...

    • Author: Quijax
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • I never watch the news

    Until I am the news. Go to YouTube. Type in: Perth Fire / Bushfire There’s not much up there yet. Look for anything dated today or yesterday. Do you see those houses and trees that are burning? That bridge which just burned down? That’s the...

    • Author: JayDee
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Dangerous Boundaries: Unwarranted Responses

    The unfamiliar key felt strangely heavy and uncomfortable in Lukas’ hand. “I suppose there’s nothing to be done for it. Which room is this?” “The one opposite your usual, M’lord, but let me assure you it’s as g...

  • Tempting Dread

    Fingers tracing the journal’s cloth cover I wandered to the kitchen. Food seemed a possible remedy to the gnawing in my gut, though my minded chided me for such naive foolishness. Encumbering as it was, the book did not leave my hand while I prep...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Wolf

    There’s a seven foot tall wolf With dog-like legs Stepping upright Beneath the moonlight In the backyards Of shadows By stars Suppressing growls With a click Of human teeth grown into its jowls It’s sick And knows it Stoically standing Wit...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Stone

    I open my eyes. The horizon is glazed with the gray haze of dawn. Everything is suffused in this half-light. The taste of metal blossoms inside my mouth, copper-like in its intensity. I swallow once and exhale but it lingers still, like an unwelcome gu...

  • Cruel Cocoon

    a cruel residual jewel like clear crystal dew reflects she who’ll kill you— puncture and pool her venomous emptiness— an intraveneus seamstress in the mirror— sexual temptress stepping naked coming nearer; you can’t hear h...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • An Unexpected Find: The Wind

    BAM! The thieves spun towards each other, clutching one another, each with a firm hold on the bathtub’s half-wall. A second later they had regained control of their manliness, but a childlike nervousness still resided in them as they ventured out fro...

    • Author: Sir Bic
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Dirty Whore, Dirty Woman (Mature)

    YOU SOLICITED HIM FOR SEX, YOU DIRTY WHORE. That’s not OK. That’s not even close to OK. You do realize that you’re now in danger of being “that girl” in the newsroom? You remember the chicks like that? You remember that time at your last publ...

    • Author: paperdemons
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Fear 1

    (I had a request from someone to write them a piece of poetry, so we could compare our skill in the subject, so here it is) Darkness, surrounding. Voices, calling. Creatures, lurking. A maiden, screaming. Fire, burning. Bone, melting. Structure, creaki...

  • Fear 2

    (Okay, so here is my second attempt) Tap, tap, tap. Sounds creep through the house. Can you see something, over There hiding in the corner With shadows cloaking its Ghastly figure? Creak, creak, creak. There’s something in the house. You hear it ...

  • Deep in the dark and the cold

    Teeth glinting in the pale light from luminous eyes. The relentless creak of the machines and the sounds of distant screams in the darkness. Laughter and language that sounds like crackling flames. Guardians lumber past, all mismatched eyes and multipl...

    • Author: K25fF
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • Fear

    So much fear. Take one man out of a mass of thousands and his basic emotion will be fear. Everything spiraled out of control so quickly. They said we all had to stick together. They said it was our only hope. So then why are you left here, alone, with ...

  • The Empty Boat

    The dark house reeked of piss and alcohol. Tristan traced his fingers over every wound in the scarred, staircase wall. Memories of his sisters screams and tears, his fathers curses, hungry hands, biting fists, muffled cries through choke holds, blood a...

  • A Non-Oprah-esque Aha Moment

    With trepidation, and no small amount of anxiety I made the preparations. Winter gear went in the A4 bag. Uniforms stacked neatly in the rolling camo bag. All manner of necessities filled the available space in each. Orders cut, flight booked and no ch...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • In a Dark Garden

    Scrambling in silent slow motion she made her way through a labyrinth of dusty boxes and pipework. The boarding school basement closed around her, a cold grip both disturbing and comforting. If only she could burrow deep enough perhaps he wouldn’...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • An Ant Atop a Mountain of Quicksand

    There’s a soft quiet darkness as I lay in bed… My heart pounds from the anxiety of a shrinking sensation, while in an unfamiliar place. My ear drums thump to the pulsating hum of dormant appliances and electronics snoring. There’s fea...