Stories tagged “history”

  • A Mystery Explained

    I should have known the pale faces would respond well to fear. I chuckled, remembering. I can still see the terror flashing across their faces, their eyes wide as I strode from the sea, a blue skinned demon with eyes of liquid fire. I’d burned th...

    • Author: Nemo
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • On the Road with Quixote

    “You are the worst clown I have ever met,” Don Quixote said with as much disapproval as he could muster. The clown sniffed. “And you’re crazy, old man,” he replied, picking at a piece of lint on his blue-and-yellow motley....

    • Author: Acantha
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • History Lesson

    The phone being out was potentially bad news but I wasn’t going to let my kids realise anything was amiss, I turned my attention back to my son. “How come you haven’t been taught about the outbreak in your history lessons?” R...

  • Awkward Conversation

    Tyson looked perfectly normal, like nothing had even happened between us. I envied him, because I felt totally flustered. And it stung a bit that I didn’t seem to be having the same effect on him that he was most deffinately having on me. “...

  • Coming Down

    He came down hard. Memories flooding his mind, washing over him. JennyohhowImissyouwhydidyouleavewherehaveyoudoneIamnothingwithoutyou The pounding in his head matched that of his heart. He had to get away, had to find… …wherecanIgofromhereh...

    • Author: rkalajian
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The MacGuffin

    Blondes. My weakness. There she was standing over me, with her sword at my throat. Not that I didn’t deserve to be in this position, not after what I had done. “Outlander,” she said quietly. “Where is it? What have ye done with ...

  • Og's discovery

    There was once a caveman, and like many caveman he was named Og, because caveman didn’t have properly developed vocal cords and couldn’t pronounce the complex names we have today such as Joe or Bob. One day, Og was quickly rotating a stick ...

    • Author: Jonabeth
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • From the Past

    The computer beeped. When Paul didn’t raise his head, it beeped again. He groaned, reaching over to fumble at the keyboard, knocking progress reports off the desk. He had gotten less than four hours of sleep a night for weeks on the dig. “C...

    • Author: bluefish
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Becoming Sophia D'Soleil (legend challenge)

    There was a time in my life when the sky seemed blue and the clouds seemed whiter. There was a time when buildings were made of brick and mortar and human sweat and people bought milk from the farmer because he was the one with the cow. There was a tim...

  • Excerpts From a Grim Reaper's Diary, page 3,054

    May 5, 1821 Dear Diary, Stomach cancer is a terrible way to go. I guess trying to conquer Europe will do that to man. Sounds like it could’ve started with that exile though. Being that separated from the rest of the world would certainly give me ...

  • Exchanges

    I felt as if I weighed a thousand kilograms. Of course, when you’re shot out of a mass driver at ten gees, one feels ten times one’s weight at Earth-grav. A severed hand hit me in the arm. Thankfully, it hit me there. If it had hit my helme...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
  • Rose Garden

    I know I was wrong, but I felt that I was right. You had told me to walk way, and come home. (A late husband’s voice remains inside my head.) Rose Garden a place of peace. I was only twenty when I had bought the remaining share of Rose Garden, it was...

  • Urheimat

    On the plain of the ancestors, the priest held the boy. There were five mounds, pyramidal in form but with flat tops. The blood from the ritual sacrifice was still running thick as the fires burned. They had sacrificed to Sehul and Mehnot, the Sun god ...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The First Arms Race

    Yunis sat on the throne as his Budin, his most experienced military advisor, spoke to him. “The Hittites are forging new and greater weapons,” he said, his head hanging. “This is a recent development. Their new class of materials are ...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
  • Invaders from the East

    Udis walked down the stone path that overlooked the mountains. The mist hung above them like a specter, haunting him, staying on to his conscience. He could see the fires, far off in the distance. The war was going very badly. Invaders from the east ha...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
  • On the Run

    Siutin ran through the field. It was a black night, with not even the moon to shine its light. Siutin was a wanted man. The Ottomans had been ramming their way through the world, and all the cannon power in the nation had not been enough to repel them....

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
  • A Different Sort of Battle

    Finally, Zibin realized, there was peace. The Ottomans had finally been warned away, and Britain had pledged her aid. There was a different sort of battle going on in the streets, though. Zibin’s country had jumped on the bandwagon of industriali...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
  • Red in Morning

    Puennio stood in the ruins of what had once been the king’s palace, and watched the sun rise. The switch to democracy had taken some doing, but it was done. The architect of the palace’s destruction, however was not people wielding weapons ...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
  • Red at Night

    Spreigas, only the second democratically-elected president since before World War II, addressed a rejoicing nation. It was 2000 hours. “My friends,” he began, “this is truly is a momentous day for our people, as we celebrate seventeen...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Dear Caveman Bob, from God

    Dear Caveman Bob, I eat stars when I’m hungry. It’s called entropy. Also? It does a great job of showing off my divine powers. Tell all your friends, God

    • Author: MrsMica
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
  • Dear Martians, from God

    Dear Martians, I’m waaaaaaaaaaay ahead of you on that whole dramatic meteor shower thing. Those dinosaurs won’t be bothering you for much longer. Love, God

    • Author: MrsMica
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
  • Dear God, from Caveman Bob 5

    Dear God, The party was sooooooooooooooo awesome. You make the greatest stuff. Rotten honey is just… is just… awesome. Why’d’ya hold out on us? Amen, Caveman Bob

    • Author: MrsMica
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
  • Dear God, from Caveboy Billy 3

    Dear God, This fire stuff hurts. I hate you! Amen, Caveboy Billy PS. Please don’t kill me!

    • Author: MrsMica
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
  • A Brief History Lesson

    “Great. So. Can you please tell me what the hell we’ve gotten ourselves into? Aegis…Marauders…car robots that…absorb people?” Lisa sighed. “It’s like this. A few years ago, someone finally cracked the AI problem. Not...