Stories tagged “fiction”

  • Entropic Echoes

    The screams are better than the silence. Silence means that you’re alone and make no mistake, at that moment, you are alone. Never knowing when or if the quiet will end. Deep in darkness, caged with only screams and silence, the only thing you ca...

  • Equal Shares

    Half and half- I took the gun, you took the bullets. Equality.

  • Caving In

    Two lumpy creatures with warty skin, large-ish yellow eyes, and breath that had been known to kill, looked on in horror at where their favorite fishing hole used to be. The moist earth of the ceiling had caved in- no more pool, and no more delicious fi...

  • Lean on Me

    “Man, swallow your pride! How am I supposed to know you need help if you won’t tell me?” I yelled over the roar of rushing air. It was a hot, dry heat and the open windows on the truck didn’t do much of anything but it was bette...

  • Dangerous Transactions (Mature)

    The threat of violence hung heavy in the air. Everyone in the room eyed each other. Someone was going to have to make the first move. It sure as hell wasn’t going to be me. That was a fast track to a cold slab. I was just here to make sure that i...

  • Checks and Lead Deposits

    The gun snapped up into his hand, almost like it met his palm half way. Bullets were flying before anybody knew what was happening. I dove to the floor and shot out the over head lights. Rolling to my left as fast I could, I was pleased when bullets ri...

  • Balance Transfer (Mature)

    There was mostly silence now. Some of the groaners learned to stay quiet because sound attracted bullets like blood attracts sharks. I was alive and unharmed. The shooter was probably okay too. While professionals do get hurt, I didn’t see anyone...

  • Outbound

    Harold awoke in the same way he had for 23 years in his cell, only he was not in his cell, he was in what seemed to be a rotating tunnel. As his eyes adjusted to the blinding white interior, he noticed a small brown envelope float slowly past him. R...

  • Party Crashing

    It was a night to remember, a party held between Spring and December, and all were welcome regardless of House, station, or gender. Lights shimmered and danced along thin blouses and shiny pants, swirls of bawdy, colorful beauty tailored to entrance. G...

  • Living the Lesson

    I looked at the crowd, all staring at me- some with compassion, some with anger. There was nothing I could do. Except begin. I cleared my throat. It was still raw. “I knew early on that my younger brother was destined for greatness. By the age of...

  • A Teetering Pedestal

    The day I’d been dying for was here. I’d dreamed of it and tried to imagine what it would be like. I’d even tried bargaining with God for it. I was on a date with the girl of my dreams. The text I’ve been thinking about you and ...

  • Clarity and Impact

    “…I’m so sorry. You’re a really good friend. I want you to know that.” She finished, her eyes hopeful. Her hand dropped away from mine. My dreams of love shattered like a glass-blown tower dashed to the ground. In that mom...

  • Grim Company: What are the Odds?

    “Where?” “What kind of trouble?” The two questions burst forth, one from each of the men who looked exactly like the other except for a colored bandana that distinguished them for the other’s sake, white for Juran, red for...

  • Grim Company

    The ground that passed under their boots was blistered and barren- with no sign of green anywhere, just endless miles of dead land. Some evil had decimated everything. The waters of the rivers and lakes they had passed had been covered with a dark, fou...

  • Grim Company: Not So Friendly Reminders

    “I think we’re about to find out what happened to the people that lived here.” Elein started at the hoarse whisper of Ristul’s voice. So did Sahlina and the twins. Normally a loud and vehement speaker, the Flesh-Warden had grown...

  • Safe is Relative (Mature)

    The sun set behind the mountains and shadows reached out to cover the village I’d taken refuge in. The chanting seemed to come from all directions at once. The words were elusive as if the moment you heard them, they dissolved from your mind like...

  • lose your fuzzy eyes (Abby) (Mature)

    Of the two girls, Abby is better. Lea’s no good. She lies so often that truth has ambiguous definition, and when you’re not looking she sometimes puts things of yours in her pockets or purse. Abby may lack in cleverness and endearing quirks...

  • Ficlyteers (World Of Awesome Writers)

    W e make uniforms O ut of unicorns A nd crown our heads W ith their horns

  • Innocence and Vigilance

    The soft white of the snow reflected the rays of the sun, and the world shone like it was made out of diamonds.The air was hotter and denser than blankets of snow would normally indicate. For some reason ice didn’t melt here. “’ItR...

  • The Life of a Secret

    Many secrets exist in the world. Some are kept behind closed doors of powerful men dressed in thousand dollar suits. Others are kept by giggling girls, armed and accounted for in the high school arms race. Some are forgotten and lost in time. Some are ...

  • It Takes Courage to be Truthful (Mature)

    Mark found himself inside a strange church. Only a few dim candles offered meager light. This was exactly what he needed, a place to be anonymous, a place where sins wouldn’t be fully exposed but instead shrouded in protective shadows. The big ma...

  • Levels of Failure

    “…technical difficulties resulting in life support failure. Please stay calm and make your way in an orderly fashion to a designated exit area.” The voice coming over the loud speakers was female, slightly British and sounded pleased ...

  • Drafts, Drifts, and Mishaps

    The hours I spent in the bathroom after eating at the cafeteria, kept me from the rest of my classes including Chem lab. Missing one assignment there could drop my entire grade. I had to make it up tonight. The campus after midnight was strange and vac...

  • A Link in Chaotic Events

    Something nosed into my armpit. I tried to push it away but my body was sluggish in responding. Whatever it was gave an irritated snuffle and left me. I opened one eye long enough to see a small grey, striped shape disappear into the hallway. It looked...

  • Harbinger and Herald

    I watched dozens of hard-looking men unloading a long line of freight trucks. Every box was marked On Loan From Arkham University, Handle With Care. I didn’t know where Arkham was but judging from the accents that drifted up from the parking lot,...