Stories tagged “fiction”

  • The Return

    The prophesies of the Christian Bible fulfilled, Jesus recently returned to Earth. There was no fanfare of angels or great shining beams of light, instead His return came quietly one Wednesday afternoon. Jesus first visited Jerusalem. He surveyed all t...

    • Author: SandsSpot
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Silent Goodbye

    He held her hand listening to her breathing. He tried to remember when he would hear her breathing softly next to him without the gurgle of heavy liquid falling and rising with every breath. He took the moistening stick, dipped it into the cool water, ...

    • Author: JT
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • We Came in Peace ...

    I stared at the plaque for a long time, pondering the words. Some were names and dates, from an age long ago. Our explorers recovered the relic recently and our scientists examined it carefully. An ordinary metal, some simple etching, nothing extraordi...

    • Author: SandsSpot
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Ten minutes, 600 seconds.

    The suit’s vacuum seal is slowly starting to depressurize, and I feel the light tingling that comes with the sensation of losing all the air in my suit. I check my gauge: 10 minutes. 10 minutes. It takes less than that to fall in love. 10 minutes...

    • Author: Brodo
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Try to Begin What You Started...

    “It started like this, see.” “Like wot?” Babs asked, she hadn’t seen anything yet. “Gimme a chance,” Ted said. “You’ll see in just a minute.” “Oh, right.” Babs nodded. “So wh...

  • Late Night Swim

    A cold drop of rain fell on Jack’s shoulder. In the dim streetlight, he could see the dark splotch of wet cloth. A few more drops of the storm’s advance guard fell, but none hit him. In the distance a car alarm blared, almost drowning out the surro...

  • Hooking Up (Mature)

    It happened on a sunny August day. “That feels amazing,” you said between breaths. I took you in my mouth and knew. That moment I knew happiness. I felt it, in my heart, in my hand; in my mouth, I tasted pure happiness. We won’t tell ...

  • Mother's Little Helper (1)

    On a beautiful July day in 1966 four very beautiful women were spreading bitter ugliness. “She must wake up before the birds to get her hair that perfect,” Laura said, brushing away a strand of her blonde hair. “She couldn’t hav...

  • Mother's Little Helper (2)

    They had no clue that Betty’s morning started before the dew collected on her family’s perfectly manicured lawn. A half-full glass of water waited for Betty and her little helpers: A little orange pill that kept the monsters away, a white o...

  • George in Space

    George pushed the ship’s button. George was always pushing buttons. This was much more fun than he expected or normally found though. Each time George pushed the button he found his attire immediately transformed. First, he was dressed in a gaudy pur...

    • Author: Lyra
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • George in Space 2

    This can’t be good he thought to himself. He pushed the button again, but nothing happened. George heard the compartment doors slide open, as Alicia walked in, “Owh… George, what the?!?!?” George vainly attempted to conceal himself as best poss...

    • Author: Lyra
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • June 15, 1944

    We were in charge of placing the Marines safely on the beach. “Safe.” We were to place over 8000 men in a horrible position in front of an enemy that knows we are coming. How do these guys do it? I can maneuver the Higgins straight up to th...

    • Author: Trae
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • I am real, believe me.

    Can you see the moon? Yes, of course you can. But did you ever happen to see the rabbit that lives in there? I bet you haven’t. People hardly seem to notice me. They think it is some pothole left on my house by some big rock called the meteorit...

    • Author: Mystique
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Oh Santa...

    Dear Santa, I want to be your wife. We have been dating now for several years and I think it is about time we are moving on. I mean where is this really going? I make cookies for you, I clean, help you make toys, and manage the bills. The whole world b...

    • Author: Lyra
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Dear Santa, good luck...

    Dear old Santa, Your such an %^$ ! Since that is the way you feel then there is nothing to be done about it. As is fair an equitable you won’t mind me taking half the toys and good luck finishing this years Christmas order because your gonna need...

    • Author: Lyra
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Daniel's Image

    Daniel was intrigued. He usually didn’t usually do anything out of the ordinay. In fact, he was very proud of just how ordinary he was. Every day he woke up at precisely seven thirty, and got ready for work. He enjoyed his work too. Nothing stran...

    • Author: Nchamay
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Omen?

    It was his second day of work before Pete looked in his desk drawers. As his new boss explained, “For the past year, the department has been using this desk as another filing cabinet. Next month they’re supposed to come through and give us ...

  • phone call

    He left a bloody fingerprint on the faceplate of the phone but brought it to his ear. “Hey Gus, it’s Scott. I’m heading out of town for the weekend but give me a call on Monday and we can talk ab ba-BANG-click” Gus was about to ...

  • voicemail

    “SCOTT!!!” He yelled, “Scott, open up the damn door!” He pounded on the door with the butt of his pistol. Flecks of blood hit the door as small dents and chips of off white paint marked where the pistol had struck. Gus pressed h...

  • A Touch of Winter (Mature)

    Winter fell upon the small town overnight, a month early and harsher than any other in memory. Frost crept along the ground, connecting each door like a giant web, enveloping the whole town. Tension and desperation grew without cause or reason. The rea...

  • Echoes

    Two men ran along the cliff’s edge. One, hindered by sixty pounds of armor, that encased him from neck to toe. The other, a bobbing flightless bird, that kept checking on their pursuers’ progress with quick darting movements. “I’...

  • Repeat Mistakes

    A letter just arrived, written in my own fevered hand and addressed to a Ryan Williams- me. The letter indicated knowledge of a night I cannot account for, and alluded to further answers found in my attic. I clearly was in a delusional state when I had...

  • Strange Harvests: The First Event

    “How many teeth do you have left?” That was the last message on my voice mail. There was no name, just the question and a burst of static. I replayed it. “How many teeth do you have left?” It seemed to be an innocent question bu...