Stories tagged “fear”

  • 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...

  • Genesis

    Ah, bewitching hour. I almost lost you. Your ghost remains as my personal martyr. Here we stand, shadows once lost, now reborn as divinity’s children. Until we meet again, let us close our eyes, slip through these cracks and for just a moment, pr...

  • A Cigarette After 2.

    I breathed the smoke in deeply. It made my throat sore and raw, but I liked that feeling. It soothed me, and made me feel aware the contours of my body, which, i could feel, has already became blurred, and started to dissolve into the thick, milky fog....

    • Author: ldstein
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
  • A Cigarette After 3.

    I lowered my hand again, fast and careless. I have probably knocked a flower pot with my elbow, because I heard a loud thump behind me. I suddenly started to remember. I could hear the muffled sound of the kicks and the blows, I could feel the futile s...

    • Author: ldstein
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
  • The Bridge of Intulcar

    The leaves crashed too loudly as he ran. Niccolas tried to minimize the noise by making unbalanced leaps and bounds, only to trip, waiting to hear the sounds of discovery over his own ragged breathing and pounding heart. Somewhere within the woods was ...

    • Author: Jae
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
  • You Remain.

    So here you’ve come to haunt me again. I thought I’d lost you for good- You come around more often now then I really wish you would. You wiggle your way in my everyday life In subtle unexpected ways That leave me wondering where you went An...

    • Author: OpenSkies
    • Posted almost 3 years ago.
  • Ready and Waiting

    I’m not gonna fuck this up. Really I’m not. I’ve learned some things since last time, and I’ve changed so much. Still old demons never really go away, I don’t think they’re supposed to. The difference is just that ea...

  • Run For The Hills!

    Just to hand…an alert about a new breed of monsters reportedly terrorising our citizens. What the??? Since the IMFA, the International Monster Freedom Act, was submitted and passed in 87% of this planet’s nations, I thought nothing more wou...

  • Write of Passage.

    “We’re starting class with a test! You’ve heard it since elementary school. No looking on anyone’s papers, and no talking.” The teacher began to pass out the tests. I could hear her shuffling the papers in her hand, passin...

    • Author: Infinity.
    • Posted almost 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Alone

    Alone. I lie awake, haunted by a life that was, wishing for what could have been but will never be. No one knows. None would care. Breathe. My body will be left to rot. My life story, a brief blurb in newsprint. Black and white. Without color. A fittin...

  • tightrope.

    let go of the bar and swallow your pride you might come crashing down with that first step tonight feel the sweat on your cheeks hear the music’s loud call and know this: I will catch you if ever you fall take that first step you know it could hu...

    • Author: Anna Hope
    • Posted almost 3 years ago.
  • Yup! Zombies...

    Nobody was prepared for this. I mean, how could you right? I had read some survival guides as a kid on hunting and foraging in the woods but…fucking zombies bro? Now understand. This isn’t your classic George Romero zombie apocalypse movie....

    • Author: Reaver19
    • Posted almost 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • I Can Almost Recall.

    I am me. I forget many things but I try to remember. My best friend is my age, she always liked black licorice. My boyfriend, well, let’s just say he didn’t always make the right choices, but he’s okay now. I always knew I liked high ...

  • Panic Mode.

    “If you run any slower I’m definitely going to be late for my families party.” I was becoming winded. “If you’re indicating I’m slow, it’s not my fault!” She caught up to me and kept at my pace. “If...

    • Author: Infinity.
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Hunger.

    She waited to see her grandparents pick her up. She walked outside. The wind had a bite to it, it stung her cheeks. Her stomach rumbled underneath her hands. It churned from emptiness. She groaned and told her stomach it wasn’t hungry. Her grandp...

  • Christmas Lights (Paranoid Android)

    Color seeped from the pitch black sky, as the frail figure on the path tightened her grip on her plastic bags. A wind whispered behind, brushing trees. Nothing but darkness now. Her breath stuck in her chest. The old lady stopped. Back in the slums, sh...

    • Author: airborne
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Shakedown

    Sitting in a unfamiliar house all we could see what the whites of each others eyes and the blue illumination of the candle. The antique radio played, it was as if we were back in time. Walking out together sitting in the living room, this was normal li...

  • Glass Room

    I fought, sobbed, thrashed, and bit till I tasted blood; but none of my efforts were enough to hold back my restraints. My heart was pounding, I could feel the sweat dripping down my neck, hear the sounds of the machines humming somewhere out there on ...

  • Put Your Fear Away

    You poor homophobes Slaves to misunderstanding- Who are you to judge? Which God demands hate? Righteousness doesn’t work that way Hypocritic critics Embrace the future Embrace each other in love Build a better world

  • DAMN YOU

    My love strikes fear in you shaking – our first kiss Years pass fear of losing fear of cheating cease to exist lines are crossed Where love was blind Is now where love was lost Your love so deceiving I led life believing Letting go of our love w...

  • Travelling Companions

    5.7 cm long. .9 cm across. Brass, steel, and powder. I love you. I imbue you with power and with luck. You, me, and your 19 friends we’ll take on the world. Tiny soulless pillar of strength, you don’t feel fear or even worry. To you the odd...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
  • Violet Hill

    The storm’s coming in fast – I can barely make out what’s ahead. A chorus of dull notes go off and I hold my breath, but for a moment no bullets fall upon us. “We’re almost there -” My breath stops and starts. There had to be help t...

    • Author: airborne
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Stay (Haiku)

    My love, stay with me Hold me through the stormy night, Chase away my fears.

  • Resolution

    Another round of drinks? Another night, methinks. An appointment I have dreaded, is headed my direction. One night’s indiscretion, a heart full of apprehension. Reckoning awaiting. Fate won’t be denied. Warmth, bright eyes and smiles, greet...

    • Author: Foolhearted
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Midnight Ritual

    I hear the voices from my invisible prison. Calling me. Inviting me. Tormenting me. Though it has happened so many times before, I can’t help myself but feel a small sense of growing hope that this time, this time is the time. They found him, som...