Stories tagged “history”

  • Lovings

    The grasshoppers sung as loud and the stars shone bright as ever as she stared up to them. Dew settled on her naked body, cooling the fever, washing off the guilt. - Remember when we first met?- he asked. - We can sit next to each other now. – sh...

    • Author: Lancet
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Two Hundred Thousand Years

    In the end, it boils down to nature, not nurture. It boils down to the millions of years of vicious evolutionary rage, pent up through long nights dreaming sleeplessly around savannah campfires while lions roar saber-toothed death from the bushes. It c...

  • A Model of Purity and Chastity

    It didn’t take long for it to happen.  And Alan didn’t notice.  “And he never will,” he said to me, staring at me with those sharp blue eyes.   I tangled my hands in his red hair and pulled him close.  The kisses.   The chaste and the ...

  • Breath

    The first time his breath came short was when he saw her. She was wearing a simple dress, made of calico, and her hair was done up in the latest fashion. She had the most beautiful hair, the color of honey, and her eyes were a beautiful blue. She was w...

  • His Arrival

    The sun was bright. The air, unfiltered, smelled like the ocean. That’s where he turned up. The ocean. He was knee high in the surf. His bag, heavy, his clothes, durable. Meant to last ages. It wasn’t how he imagined it. There were no ru...

  • Past, Present and Future in Two Sentences

    “There was once a thriving planet here; full of life. But that was before they destroyed themselves.”

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • To a Strange Land

    The horses stopped suddenly. There it was the limit. The driver was wise. He knew not to test the limits of legend. “Ma’am, we’re at the outskirts of the empire, we need to request an audience before we can proceed” She nodded. ...

  • Good Hope

    “Your empire has never heard of trade, how is that possible?” she asked. The escort said nothing. His job was only to guide her through the fog safely. Nothing more. Soon, it began to dissipate. At a distance, another man, dressed in fine c...

    • Author: lindsay22
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
  • An Abridged Biography

    Acrylic took a deep breath. “Some time ago, MegaCorp executed a new research program into neurocomputational interfaces, ostensibly for the enhancement and betterment of the computational experience and of mankind as a whole. As I am sure that yo...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
  • Failure

    Acrylic drank deeply from the faded mug. The decal, which read “MORAL CODE” along with some lines of programming language, was highly scratched. “The procedures were…” He searched his databanks for the correct word. “…...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
  • Lethologica

    “Project Lethologica,” Acrylic breathed. “My parents owed MegaCorp a debt that couldn’t be repaid on the corporation’s time,” Fetus continued. Her continued monotone was downright spine-chilling. “MegaCorp deci...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
  • Harvest

    “In our combined forays into the labyrinth that is the MegaCorp mainframe,” Acrylic recounted, “we were successfully able to pilfer the details of Lethologica.” His face grew grim. “Abductees by MegaCorp’s hand were ...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
  • Walla Walla

    “In forty-five minutes,” continued C:\, “a group of us is going to gather up everything that they need and is going to break into MegaCorp Headquarters. They are going to hack and slag MEPHISTO.” As he said this, the gathered Sc...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
  • Flag Pole

    “Listerine?” She asked. “Yes, Listerine. It’s an antiseptic, it’s flammable, and it gives you fresh breath.” “I thought you said you needed duct tape, paper clips, and rubber bands to rule the world?” Her...

  • Two Hundred

    The guard was quickly knocked out while I took the droid out of commission with the sabretaser. The jolt threw the droid into diagnostic mode, which only lasted a few dozen seconds. It was all the time, however, that Fetus needed. She removed the indus...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • Rhythm of the Sky

    Watching the clouds, Narrate their stories.. Of pure love and hate, the hist’ry of man. Float by the dragons, The demons of late. Cavemen and Kings, They’re all the same. Plagues and famine, rotting the land. Send in the flood, destroying i...

    • Author: Shujaka
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • Not Quite Subtle Enough

    Deacon Jon navigated the paths of darkness with a sense of purpose. He wasn’t a deacon, he was just Deacon, last name Jon. His mother had been raised in a strong religious community, the kind that burned books. Over the years, Deacon had come to ...

  • The Guardian

    I thought we’d steal more back then. Pretty much the whole academy hung out at the convenience store. We milled around like a mob, spurts of buddy violence and peals of laughter echoing in the summer sky. We were the kids that everyone worried ab...

    • Author: neil kant
    • Posted almost 6 years ago.
  • History for the Forgotten

    The time was called Eternal Winter by all who lived in that era, for the global warming had melted ice caps and plunged Earth into a miniature ice age. Energy, heat, electricity, and any other source of power was being sucked up by the freezing people ...

  • Lapses.

    Thus, it had come to this. The sky had fallen, just as they had predicted. History rewrites itself, they say, and we are the pages, being stamped upon by the solid press of the typewriter. You watch as the children scream, as the women cry, as the men ...

    • Author: shea m.
    • Posted almost 6 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • When Sociopaths Ruled the World

    One hundred of the most powerful industrialists in the world, wealthy billionaires all, formerly content to pull strings from behind the scenes, took direct control in 2020. The first world government was not the democracy that people hoped for, but a ...

    • Author: Robert Quick
    • Posted almost 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Airships: Bursting at the Seams

    Elletra took a sip of the tea and sighed in contentment. Perhaps this wouldn’t be too bad. “Alright, so you asked what I was running from. Basically, everything. I grew up in what was formerly known as Italy. It doesn’t have a name no...

  • Airships: Getting Closer to His Target

    Hawkeye absorbed the information and stored it away for later use. He was surprised at the mention of Firus Green’s ship but he supposed that’s how she had managed to come aboard as a guest. He offered her more tea and waited for her to get...

  • A History of America [2071 Edition]

    Chapter 6 The Mandatory Expatriation (Fatherland) Act and the EU-UN Deconstruction (2038-2049) Following the Social Reforms (2047) under the administration of President Benner, large numbers of the U.S population required stringent reevaluation . After...

    • Author: memento
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • Airships: Bleeding Anew

    Elletra flopped onto her tiny bed, staring up at the ceiling, the two year old wounds opened up fresh as if she just got stabbed yesterday. Elletra was four months from being fifteen at that time. It had been two years since she had fled from her home ...