Stories tagged “gold”

  • Her Land

    Her fingers left a trail along the glittering water, like champagne this time of day. The boat glided easily along the tawny shore, its saffron exterior reflecting back the water’s inner glow. The incidental princess leaned back and surveyed what...

    • Author: S. Zee
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Love and El Dorado

    “Well?” He watched me expectantly, dark eyes wide with excitement. “What d’ya think, Q? Awesome, right?” I squinted down at the table. “It’s, uh…” It’s hurting my eyes, I wanted to say. “...

    • Author: Acantha
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • An Opened Door (part one)

    “The key could not be used…” I whispered sadly. My gaze fell to the floor, but the eyes of all who had faith in me bore into my soul. All hope was gone now. Something that I had once thought to hold significant opportunities was noth...

  • An Opened Door (part two)

    How stupid I was to almost believe my words right then and there. I was older now, but I couldn’t call myself wiser. If I had wisdom, then I would have been able to use the key. It shined in the fleeting light of the sun that poured through windo...

  • An Opened Door (part three)

    But the people would still need someone. Clearly, the person they were looking for wasn’t me… Even so, how could I abandon them after all they had done for me and for each other? I searched for a hidden truth; some impunity or forgiveness for ...

  • An Opened Door (part four)

    I dared to look up. My gaze was fixed on the little wooden cross that hung on the wall across from where I stood. Jesus had sacrificed himself for the people he loved. Many had doubted him and wanted him dead, but he still suffered for them. It was s...

  • A Matter of Priority

    That would be a pile of gold coins minus five bucks if I didn’t do something. All coins have their own special character, tiny variations in the metal that give them a personality, and you can’t let people just take them away from you. I kn...

    • Author: Zerrakhi
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • What Will Life Offer Me In This Journey

    Another night alone, sitting at my desk. I look in the mirror; I expect to see a man filled with riches. A heart filled with gold, a mind so brilliant. Sigh all that is to see is me, in my torn up jeans, bagging shirt that hasn’t bin washed in a whil...

  • The Brass Star

    It was one of the brass stars that marked where Union Troops had shelled the unfinished capital building during Sherman’s March. I looked left then right, and then pried the star off the wall. There behind it was a roll of old and brittle paper. ...

  • The Brass Ring

    I looked through the peephole and saw an older man dressed like a Southern Colonel, right down to his Colonel Sanders mustache and goatee, only his was salt and pepper in color. I opened the door a crack and he took off his hat and said, “May I h...

  • Pro Jec Tile (Mature)

    “Hey! Come look at this!” It was hard to leave my soft spot on the couch. Troy had just come on. I’d missed it twice this week due to her small games. Troy is big time. I can’t miss it. Brad Pitt’s gold man-thighs draw me ...

  • Somnabulent Wordplay

    Words on the floor, read in passing, “Goblins hide gold in the sunset.” Trifling things these missives of riddles, pages upon pages now tainted with red. Black should be the blood of the page, a flow only of ink, metaphorical blood. Mixing ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Getting to the Root of All

    “I need my money,” Micah intoned flatly as he shoved another bouncer over the bar. Benoit tried to push himself farther into the cushions of the booth, “I-it’s not that simple, big guy. You know I’d love to, but, well, you...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • a love story in 1024 characters or less

    From the moment he could love, he loved her. She lived across the street from him their whole lives. It wasn’t often that they played together, though occasionally all the neighborhood children would gather for a pick-up game of kickball. He alwa...

    • Author: Sarah Jane
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Oh Canada!

    It was a surprisingly warm winter evening in February. We were dressed in our Sunday best, red and white. The snow crunched under our feet as we walked across the parking lot, saying sorry to the driver who we didn’t realize we were in his way. E...

  • Seashell

    I have this seashell. It looks just ordinary, like any other seashell. It’s blueish and white, a little smaller than the palm of my hand. It’s got this goldish spot that shines sometimes, in just the right light. But that’s not why I ...

    • Author: wytherwings
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Golden Death

    My heart raced as I finally saw it. Twelve long hard years of searching and it was mine, all MINE! I raced down the rocky slope into the pit. I dived head first into the large mound of gold. I grabbed a handful of coins and let it run over me. My heart...

  • Dry Eyes

    Who I assumed was Venus stood in front of me haughtily. Her gray eyes shone brilliantly into my own dry ones. “You’ve kept me waiting, Alice. It’s time,” her voice poured from her perfectly stained lips like liquid gold. I searc...

    • Author: HannahMarie
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Golden Prophet

    “Lee Lou,” hissed General Ji-Shu, “Our prophet is near those trees” I trailed behind him as he marched towards the two maple trees Golden powder trickled from the leaves, forming a male figure. As the last speck fell on him, the...

  • Salamander's Gold

    Cool water slid over bared feet, albeit at a comfortably shallow depth. Todd’s ears neglected the noise from his friends’ carrying on, deferring instead to his eyes as they scanned amongst the rock and muck. Each gingerly displaced rock sen...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • Planning Ahead

    “What are you doing?” Tom spun around in his chair to see Mike peering over the cubicle wall. Waving at his computer, Tom said, “I was thinking of buying some gold.” Mike raised an eyebrow. “You know,” Tom explained, “for when the economy...

  • 0.0000003

    Boarding the orbital mining freighter Irian Jaya, Captain Nordstrom slid his reader card into the alien ship’s mainframe. While the 50 terabyte card transmuted the craft’s breathing cargo, he questioned the bosun’s mate. “Your w...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • A Goodbye Of Sorts

    Bella approached the boy with trepidation. He was sitting up on the jailhouse roof, looking off into the distance. He looked thin and small, like a baby bird waiting to fly away. “So, I’ll be leaving now,” Bella said. “Reckoned ...

    • Author: thelostgirl
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Scrumulus: The First

    The rain was coming down so hard, and the wind so strong, you couldn’t tell the difference between being hosed down and walking outside. Anyone in their right mind would be inside. But Scrumulus Caen was not entirely in his right mind. He wore on...

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    “Take it, Sir.” The creepy man in a tattered waistcoat held out a crown, purest gold and fitted with large rubies. It made me forget about my desire to escape. This mansion had stopped me at every turn, instead leading me to the caretaker w...