Stories tagged “fiction”

  • Violating Expectations pt. 3 (Mature)

    Kara stormed into her living room. The television was blaring Sports Center sound bites, keeping everyone up to date. Jason leaned forward. He looked better than he did when he’d broke into her apartment. He’d used the time since he attacke...

  • Seven Deadly Sins: Epilogue

    Pig-Pen watched in horror as Kara was sentenced to seven years of jail time for involuntary manslaughter. She was released on good behavior after four years. Each week during her time in jail, Pig-Pen wrote to her and finally revealed that he loved her...

  • It Looks Like an Adidas Commercial

    Rustenburg The black and white ball spun so fast it became grey. Robert Greene, England’s goalie, knew that it was up to him to prevent these American upstarts from scoring. They were decent players but enough was enough. He dove for the ball- an...

  • Sad Stories in Spring

    Two old men, one stooped and skinny, the other short and bulbous, sat on a bench in the park, talking. Both had elegant-looking canes propped up near their crossed knees. It was a warm spring, the kind where everything was blooming at once . “I k...

  • Uprising

    “Sit down right now! All of you!” Cramstock yelled. His class moved towards him, their eyes blank. The repeated phrase, “I don’t like it,” still came from their mouths but it fallen to an ominous, chant-like whisper. Danie...

  • All Kinds of Problems at Eight A.M.

    If there is one thing that I learned from having kids- it’s always have a backup plan, particularly when it comes to the refrigerator. It doesn’t matter how old they are, everything in there is assumed to be free game. You can put notes on ...

  • Ancient Bondage and Empty Threats

    “When I open the last of my seventh mouths, that’s when you will witness the end of the world.” The speaker was an obese blond man, bespectacled and loud. Fat rolled where it didn’t hang, and gravity pulled his bulk downward. If...

  • Next In Line

    The expanse of the cosmos spread from my fingertips, a living map that responded to my touch. There were so many details to get right. While it was true that my power was virtually unlimited, things were much more interesting when I limited myself, lik...

  • The Truth Will Set You Free

    Gordon tapped his data-pad at random with his fingers causing tiny fireworks to light up at his touch. He was bored. History was boring. “Gordie? Can you share with the class your thoughts on the Avaritia legislation?” In a bored tone, Gord...

  • A Treatise on the Current State of World Affairs; or, Pessimism.

    My brother Matt was monologging again. I really hated it when he shot himself up with LSD (cut with God knows what else, it might have been weed killer for all we knew) and got “enlightened”. Another reminder of why I hated San Francisco. &...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • When in Rome...

    Tension painted the air, coloring it with excitement, with danger. More than the cloying heat that lingered into the night, more than the restlessness that can creep into any house or any heart, more than the sense that somebody was watching, there was...

  • Silent Communion

    The night had started with an unfulfilling argument and ended in a night drive to an old refuge- the marina. The sandy gravel became warped wooden planking and tethered boats crowded together like an elderly congregation, eager for the next visitor. I ...

  • Extinguished

    Ten girls were on the oval track and moving fast. They all wore aliases proudly- self-chosen handles like Rhonda Razor, Shirley hit-em-in-the Temple, and Drugs, Sex, and Roxie Roll. Theirs were the names of feminine warriors, dressed in styles that com...

  • A New Chapter of Evil (Mature)

    Baraam pushed open the door. It was too quiet for a household of seven. “Siami?” The man who spoke was slender, with a face that most agreed was cruel. He looked wary now. Siami belonged to him, and while he wasn’t afraid of letting a...

  • Unsettled, Unnerved and Out of Control

    Baraam burst outside and breathed the clean air. He felt like he needed a bath and enough drink to dull his mind. That scene- he had never seen anything like it. Horrifying. Demonic. His two eunuchs that served as guards for him and his women stood out...

  • Questions and Answers

    It was a long time before the familiar form of Mother Miri appeared at the end of the street, escorted by Baltzar. When they were close enough, Baraam snapped, “It took you long enough. What’ve you been doing?” His eunuch shrugged hel...

  • The First Step

    The scene hadn’t changed. The blind prostitute still sat among her dead children, carefully transforming one book into another. Baraam whispered, “I don’t recognize the language she’s writing in.” The seer’s face dra...

  • Virtual Vacations - Over One Million Satisfied Customers

    Dane’s vision blurred as his apartment dissolved under a sea of darkness and silence. Dirty laundry and the next door neighbor’s domestic dispute vanished. Sounds returned first- waves stroking soft sand, a squawk of dominance, a splash. Pi...

  • A Post Dinner Crisis (Mature)

    I sighed and used the last chip to mop up some of the tuna that had fallen out of my sandwich. Satisfied, my stomach having forgiven me, I paid my tab and dragged myself to the pub’s door. Three woman of varying degrees of ugly appeared before me...

  • Home Alone

    There was something in the house with me. My family had gone out to dinner. Thanks to two tests on Monday, I stayed home to study. There was no one to help me. I was alone. Except for the curved lamp in my room, the whole house was dark. Sounds combini...

  • Of Umbrellas, Spiders, and Dark Times

    “I’m going to catch the Spider, James.” Elizabeth called from our bedroom. She was referring to the city’s most used means of transportation, one that the public was assured was as safe as the zepplins that dotted the sky. I had...

  • Everything He Ever Wanted (Mature)

    Daniel didn’t notice the gunman enter the convenience store. The thirty-three year old was busy standing in the hygiene aisle looking over the different razor blade packages. In the movies, people who committed suicide used shiny, stainless-steel...

  • Thunder in the Wood

    He ran through the wood at the edge of the park, the beautiful flatirons jutting up from beyond. Panting, he was trying to establish contact with a damsel in distress, all he could hear was her yelling “Moby!” He stumbled and almost fell. J...

    • Author: delphi
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Stray Bullets

    Babies should never be collateral damage. __________________ _______________________________________

  • Four Brown Bowls

    Brown bowls contained more than food. _______ \ ………./ . .\ ??? ./ -———