Stories tagged “humanity”

  • Officer Jones is on the Case

    Officer Jones took a deep breath before leaving the patrol car. In her limited time with the Police Department, she had made mistakes. She could not understand the laughter of the other officers, the anger of superiors, or the presumption that she woul...

  • Into Battle

    He could see the fear in their eyes they were all crouched down. He knew that this would be a tough one. He boomed in his deep soft north English voice “OK you two take the left flank, and you two take the right flank. I will take the front door&...

    • Author: ernmander
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Blackbird Sang

    She loved this time of year, a British summertime. The light pushed at the curtains wanting to come in and wake her. The morning call of the blackbird soothed her soul. A deafening explosion shook her out of her billet, sand rained everywhere. She felt...

    • Author: ernmander
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Broken Humanity

    I found my humanity in the barrel of a revolver. 1/6. My mind did the necessary mental gymnastics and arrived at a 16.67% chance of my life coming to an end. My finger flirted with the trigger as a flood of memories swept across my mind. The butterflie...

  • Humanity in Hiding[Work In Progress, be as harsh as neccessary.]

    I wonder, How can the world Have no respect for emotions When some that walk among them Can feel and share these? Suicide, contentment, and all in between are felt by humans. Yet only we can pick up on it. The common people don’t see these. But we do...

  • A Brief Telecon

    “Is everybody on the line?” Several voices whistled in response. “Excellent. We have a short agenda and a long way to world domination, so let’s get started. Fweehewnn, what’s the budget status?” “Financials ar...

    • Author: j. smthng
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Towering Inferno

    They stood before the Tower. Once a construct of wonder, the Tower had led them to places unseen and unknown to their kind. Places of beauty and horror, honor and shame, betrayal and redemption. Of the many lives they’d lived there, this last had...

    • Author: Silven
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Another Revelation (part 1)

    As I step back from a bittersweet environment filled with the various vices and virtues of humanity, I now realize all that the forces of evil tried to steal from me. If I had given in and erased myself completely from the face of the earth, I can’...

  • Another Revelation (part 2)

    Hence, I have come to accept the fact that in the end, each and every mortal being will have long since proven and exploited his or her own wickedness, whether intentionally or not. But even so, there will only be a few who thoroughly fail themselves. ...

  • A Message to the Misguided People of the World

    None of you know What life is all about, Nor do you know True optimism— Being hopeful in the midst of despair, Steadfast in the face of adversity. Witnessing all sorts of evils, Acknowledging them fully, And still managing to find The goodness in hum...

  • T'n'C: At an Expense

    Considering that I harbor a small glimer of hope in humanity, it’s probably not the best idea to try something out at humanity’s expense. But, I feel compelled to try it out anyway. After careful research and experimentation, I’ve eng...

  • The Beginning

    He lived in a cave just like everyone else. He liked to tell stories. He was single, so one night he stared sleeplessly at the stars, wondering how to increase his reproductive fitness. (It was still a big deal back then.) And he spun a tale to tell ev...

    • Author: Lancet
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Closer To God

    Just because it’s my fault doesn’t mean I’m the only one who has to, or should, pay. We’re all prone to occasional bouts of imperfection; of sin. As the man once said, “let he who is without sin, cast the first stone.” All of us are burdene...

    • Author: John Perkins
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Harbinger

    I never thought it would end this way… I gave them the warning. I showed them all the signs, but they did not listen. Michael floated down to the charred ground that was New York. Buildings were non existent. The streets were filled with ruin and...

  • Musing on First Contact

    “What if I were the person to make extraterrestrial contact?” she asked of her computer screen. It was her favorite part of the day, the time directly after she’d started code compiling, or simulations simulating. The blessed interval...

  • Prison

    “Shouldn’t we… shouldn’t we talk about it out of earshot?” “What, the kid? Nah, he don’t even talk. No worries.” Stop it. Just stop it. “Well… alright. What do you think is the best choice for...

  • Trickmaster

    The haze clears. He remembers why he’s chained to this throne of cobwebs and starlight, why he’s grounded here, at the edge of midnight. Hunger rips at him from the inside, a frenzied monster gone too long without sustenance. Thirst strangl...

  • Romance, A Stone, and Blood

    “You,” the dashing man in black intoned gravely, “are the chosen one. With one touch of the sacred stone, you save all of vampire kind, restore our humanity. Then…” He paused, felt the tears wet his cheeks as they were her...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • One Year, Four Days, Thirteen Hours

    1 year, 4 days, and 13 hours. That’s how long he had left. If in that time the ship’s scanners didn’t find a suitable habitat for the remainder of humanity, he would go back in to cryosleep. He had been standing ever vigilant on the d...

    • Author: Endyo
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
  • The Day the Food Stopped

    The Man did enjoy his food. No matter what found itself to his plate, he made sure it found its way to his mouth. The table seemed filled with foods from all over the globe. It seemed as if every cook world had suddenly put all of their efforts into fe...

  • Humanity's Flame

    The flame danced along his fingertips as he stared into the crowd. Looking for her. They showed up by the droves to watch him perform, but never that one person he wanted to be there. His wife. She had been disgusted and appalled by his transformation....

    • Author: Oy
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
  • News Flash/ Poetry vs Prose /Bloody Heap of Humanity

    Here’s some news! I refuse to be used I choose careful clues A foot print pair of terrible hooves I stare stoned and lose Bare boned with barely Bearable blues and clarity Waking wearily wearing Booze breath Two step in my shoes Cruise in my f...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Man I Married

    “I didn’t choose this,” I whispered. Then, louder, as I worked up my nerve and convinced myself of what I was saying, “I didn’t leave a pathetic cop-out of a suicide note.” There were tears in my eyes as I started to...

    • Author: Cally Beck
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Object (Mature)

    I don’t want to sweat, or eat, or piss, or shit, bleed, or cry or do anything that even remotely resembles being human! Make them stop! These…processes of biology. These functions. This STUFF that defines me as human. make them stop? I wan...

  • Extemporaneous Instance of Skin; Enlightened Love

    The transparent surface reflects flesh eclipsing our skeleton’s silence on the water’s akimbo window a solid flow of indigo limbs where all we know bends like elbows; it blends where waving movements never end and I’m a part of ti...