Stories tagged “grave”

  • Clues to Death from the Not Dead

    Can you die one time and not know it? Two times? Six? I think I have. Life comes in fits and spurts for me, you see. I fail to see bits of the past the way most can’t see what is to come. Small clues. Wee hints, you see. For the most part though,...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Laughing Eyes

    My vision swam strangely. I looked up at the sky; it was a vivid dark purple… like looking at a photo taken at night that had been overexposed. It was night again. I must have slept through the day. “I do it often enough,” she said. S...

    • Author: JayDee
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Fear and Choices

    With a flick, the shovel handle flew into the sky. Gracefully she leaped backwards and up, smiling all the while. All I could do was shimmy the rest of the way out of the coffin. “You chose.” Her words were as cold as I was assuming the air...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Teamwork

    “I can’t believe we’re doing this,” he said. The young brother and sister team worked through the night, quietly, calmly. The earth overturned neatly as the shovels made their way. Dig. Lift. Repeat. It was methodical, melodic e...

  • The Everman

    The sun ran over everything in sight. An oppressive heat poured over anyone brave enough to venture out during the daylight hours. Even the lizards, so common this far into the Mexican desert, were nowhere to be seen. The droning of locusts made the op...

  • Fruit

    As bitter sweet as the tart plum tastes I must remember the poison That caused me to fall to my grave The six foot hole between me And my harmonious love Is enough to make my bones chill over As bitter sweet as the tart plum tastes I must remember ho...