Stories tagged “fire”

  • When He's Bored, Bad Things Happen

    Accamel Accamel Soromir lay sprawled in one of the many window seats in his stylish Darley Street residence. One long leg was propped up on the wall; the other drooped to the floor. His arms were draped loosely across his face and his head hung over th...

  • Cinder

    As the pillar of flame started to fade, a short, plump figure emerged. Small flames crackled around her person still as she materialized. She had short, spiky blond hair and bright, searching blue eyes. She was dressed in baggy breeches and a red tunic...

  • "Incident"

    “Well, how would you know? It’s not like you’ve ever been off this dinky little Plane.” “I happen to live in this ‘dinky little Plane’. Besides, you know I can’t transport yet!” Accamel looked offended and crossed his arms in turn.

  • Alexi

    Alexi sat against the base of a tree, twirling blue-white flames around her bare arms, attempting to get in as much practice as possible before she next performed. The woman didn’t look old at all; she looked hardly past twenty. Her sapphire eyes...

  • The Forest

    Zarek’s eyes were wide with interest while the soldier told his tale. It was like a rehearsed script, as if he’d told the story so many times that it was now second nature. The two sat around a warm fire. “Terrible things happen there...

  • Fire, Strong and Weak

    I stare at the candle burning as I held it. The whole place around me is silent as we walk and candles flickered all around me. While staring, I see the flame start to go out. Putting up my hand to block the wind, the flame becomes stronger. I start to...

  • Matches

    She sat on the edge of their bed, watching him sleep. The only time he was peaceful. At the beginning of their marriage, things had gone as planned: they went to work, came home to fix dinner together and trade chore duties. He was a god to her, perfec...

    • Author: tiphanie
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Plight of the Caveman

    It had not been a great day for Ugh so far. It started when a bear lurched into his cave, and decided it was a rather nice cave all things considered, and that actually Ugh was the only thing in the cave he didn’t like, and so had attacked him. U...

    • Author: Ben Paddon
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Give In

    I walk down the road slowly, towards Mrs. D’Angelo’s house. He’s in front of me, chuckling darkly and crooking his fingers in the eternal sign of beckoning. My bruised and scabbed face aches in reminder of what he will do to me if I d...

  • Roasty Toasty

    I feel it singe my body, almost too hot to stand it. Yet my back is freezing. Funny how sharp the contrast feels when part is warmed and part is left unattended to face the dark night. I twist and shift in my seat, trying to gather more of the fireR...

    • Author: Azuriris
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • It's What's for Dinner

    Prometheus gets all the sympathy. Sure, he set himself up as some sort of hero to those humans, what with giving them fire and all. But trust me: They would have figured the whole burning thing out themselves, especially with Zeus hurling his lightning...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • It's What's for Dinner (Challenge Re-post)

    Prometheus gets all the sympathy. Sure, he set himself up as some sort of hero to those humans, what with giving them fire and all. But trust me: They would have figured the whole burning thing out themselves, especially with Zeus hurling his lightning...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Genetic Drift

    After Faerie returned, the mundane corporations, naturally, scrambled to figure out how to capitalize on new revenue streams, how to maximize profits beyond CEOs’ wildest fantasies. Perhaps no one benefited as greatly as Monsanto, with its chemis...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Aflame

    Alarmingly, and despite all my best efforts, I continue to be almost entirely engulfed in flames.

    • Author: Spiderj
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • They burn

    They burn, because I set them on fire. I set them on fire because they made bad choices. One tried to swindle me. Another tried to rob me. The third tried to kill me. For the first one I only burned him. For the second I burned his friends. For the th...

  • Westward

    “It’s beautiful.” “For all the wrong reasons”, I responded as I lit my cigarette and flicked the still burning match over the edge of the moving train. “It’s still beautiful”, said James defensively. R...

    • Author: AM FM
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Smoke and Ashes

    I can’t believe that I actually fell asleep. How could I do that? It was probably the dumbest thing I could do. Seriously. Before I even closed my eyes, I made it a point to turn on the tv and watch the news. It was 27 min of fire coverage and 3 ...

  • The Stream of Broken Memories

    As our boat floats down the river carried only by the water’s current, we give a last look at what was once our home, our parent’s home, and the home of their parents; now consumed almost entirely by fire. A shiver runs down my spine as the...

  • A Ring of Fire (Stranger than Fiction Challenge)

    She crossed my mind as I rose out of bed. I hated myself for this obsession. As I brushed my teeth, she crossed my mind again. I prepared myself for our encounter, today, I would finally talk to her. Today was the day. I walked out of my house, down th...

  • Fire and Ice

    Ivon put the hydrogen into the atomizer. “You know,” he said to his partner Donald, “we could get the Nobel Prize for this.” Donald smirked. “You mean I could get the Nobel Prize, yes? It is my theory.” He adjusted t...

  • Fallen Angel

    “Come on it will be fun, you need to live more.” – “I think am fine right hear Rachel.” – “That’s not living your life Carl.” -“Pipe it Kat.” Carl sat on a grassy field watching as Rache...

  • Dying Embers

    ..[].. Torched, charred. Ashes. Lina – silenced forever. ..[]..

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Psyche

    The fire spreads before them, a carpet of flames and heat; her eyes are wide and frightened, his, lazily half-closed in twisted humor. “You maniac!” He smiles.

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Power Outage

    Perching on the edge of the bathtub, I stare down into the flame of the thick, squat candle until my eyes burn and water. I’m fascinated. Fascinated by the candle. Fascinated by how life in its entirety seems to freeze when there’s no electricit...

  • Vapor

    She knows that when she steps into a room all the air turns to vapor. Whisked like a blender beater, pulling that moisture to her like a hydration vampire. Saturated by the moment, people can do nothing else but freeze like cubes of perfectly formed cr...

    • Author: Owen
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5