Stories tagged “ficly365”

  • A Timejumper Lands

    Harlan shook his head frantically in an attempt to lift the haze that clouded his mind. The first few seconds following a timejump were always the worst. The brain was encased in a pretty nasty temporal fog that took a while to clamber out of. Usually ...

  • Evidence

    “Not tonight,” Jake said to his cell, buzzing on his desk. He reached over and tapped the ignore button. He returned his attention to his computer where he was just logging onto his favorite website. A forum where architectural engineers an...

  • Ginger the Fairy

    “I beg your pardon?” Mrs. Brausch asked the air, pushing down hard on her outstretched leg. The resistance was unexpected and completely unacceptable to her. “No,” the tiny voice called out. “You will most certainly NOT be...

  • An Awkward Meeting

    Opal Brausch sat quietly at her kitchen table. A kitchen which Mrs. Brausch never expected to step foot in ever again. It was dimly lit. Mrs. Brausch, not a woman to leave loose ends untied, had taken the precaution of having the services cut off in pr...

  • Ancient Technology

    “It’s a phone,” Ment observed, rather pointedly. And it appeared to be not just an ordinary phone, but a very decidedly ancient model. Possibly one of the earliest forms of cellphone ever manufactured. It looked worn from years of ove...

  • The Puzzling Plight of Reginald T. Badweather

    “Cease your blubbering at once!” Colonel Reginald T. Badweather III (who was not a colonel at all) set his monocle in his right eye and placed his hands on his ample sides. He glared down at the young woman mourning in his office. Of course...

    • Author: kaellinn18
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Valuable Information

    “I want twenty percent,” Jake demanded. He gazed out the floor length office windows, watching the sun set behind the New York skyline. Goldstein chuckled audibly from behind his mahogany desk. “You can’t be serious.” R...

    • Author: kaellinn18
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • That Which God Did Not Create

    In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth. But even the Lord Almighty did not form this menacing construct of pure will and desire. Nor did He hold any power over its intentions. It appeared as a ghost of granularity, an essence older tha...

  • Wings

    William looked over the cliff side, his stomach doing somersaults. The river, snaking through the valley below, sparkled in the afternoon sun. “I… I can’t.” He backed away from the precipice. “You’ve got to be kiddin...

    • Author: kaellinn18
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Running

    The rhythmic splashes of Dan’s feet hitting the wet pavement were a drum beat to his motivation. It was like a war drum, the constant, methodical thumping of a roving band of native warriors, carrying out some necessary evil in the quiet of the n...

  • The Deal Is On Hold

    “What have you got, Julio?” Detective Arlen Mills asked, meeting the officer at the top of the stairs. Julio Mendez fell into step beside him. “A hotel maid heard gunfire coming from a room on the end. Called 911. I’ve never see...

    • Author: kaellinn18
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Into The Wood

    “I don’t think this is a good idea,” Joylyn moaned. “Nania says the shadowtrees eat children when both the moon and sun are sleeping.” The sky was inky black, a dark blanket enveloping the world. Ahead, Zin’s torch s...

    • Author: kaellinn18
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Night At The Fair

    Jason reached into his pocket with his left hand for the five hundredth time, making sure the ring was still there. His right hand was wrapped around Claire’s waist, pulling her close as they walked between the stalls at the fair. Wheat chaff and...

    • Author: kaellinn18
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Alien FAQ

    1. Do aliens really exist? Of course! Shyamalan cast us in Signs, didn’t he? I thought Klarg’s performance, in particular, was spectacular. 2. What’s with the abductions? Oh, man, are they still doing that? Well, back when I was in sc...

    • Author: kaellinn18
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Savage Winter

    The man was running desperately out of the woods through the knee-deep snow, stumbling and falling every few feet, heading toward the house. Darren grabbed his parka, slung it on, and ran out into the yard. The two met after several minutes of fighting...

    • Author: kaellinn18
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Hasty Preparations

    Prince Doran grabbed a saddle from the rack and set it on the stallion’s back, the horse’s white hair a stark contrast to his rough, olive skin. He finished strapping it to the beast, checked to see that his sword was secure in his belt, an...

    • Author: kaellinn18
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • An Investor Meeting

    The café disappeared. All that remained was Ment, Glyph, the table, the chairs, and the ancient cellphone in Glyph’s hand. The café was replaced with a pale glow that shrouded everything in a haze of unrecognizability. A man in a crisp blue sui...

  • The Garden versus the Undead

    It has been hours since the sun went down. The night is black and still. I carefully lift small mounds of dirt with my trowel and set them aside. Within the tiny chasm I place a seed. Such an innocent thing. But it is the beginning of an army. The star...

  • A Simple Disagreement

    The other men sat around a table, cloaked in a cloud of smoke from cheap imported cigars, speaking in whispers of their plans for a revolution. Diego sat in the corner, sulking. He couldn’t be a part of it. He refused in every way because he thou...

  • Road Trip

    The SUV sped down the highway, Boston blaring from the sound system. Mike, Joey, Lane, and Bruce were rocking out. Hard. It was four hundred miles to Vegas, and they were ready for some good old-fashioned debauchery. It was going to be an epic trip. Th...

    • Author: kaellinn18
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Dreams

    Dreams do come true. This is not to imply that there is any magic involved here. Quite the opposite, in fact. The fruition of a dream is born out of hard labor, from the sweat of determination and the sore muscles of perseverance. Any dream that ever m...

  • Watching Her Burn

    The smell of the villagers’ burning torches is a pungent aroma that is as offensive to my nostrils as it is a vile and disgusting reminder of its purpose. They had encircled Eunice, wrapping her in their cold stares and a dense feeling of disdain...

  • Ambush At Corbin

    The fleet dropped out of light speed at Corbin, immediately opening fire on all visible satellites. The planet’s single moon, Epis, was on the far side, and those stationed on its shipping port would now be wondering why they were no longer recei...

    • Author: kaellinn18
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Late Night Wars

    A hazy cloud of smoke hovered in the air over the giant table as the writers clustered haphazardly about on their uncomfortable chairs working through their uncomfortable jokes. “Okay,” began a scrawny writer fresh from college who was toil...

  • Not According To Plan

    Our cause being almost lost, something decisive and great must be done. — John rode up to the back door of the building, his horse’s hooves clopping on the cobblestone street. He was happy to see some stagehands that he knew milling around ...