Stories tagged “hunger”

  • Struggle

    I kept my gaze fixed pointedly out the window. I focused on the blur of buildings, trees and hills instead of the jabs from the guys sitting all around me. When I didn’t answer to the lipstick question the boy obviously took it as a yes and slid ...

  • Silence That is Not-So-Golden

    “See you tomorrow.” Nathaniel called as he got up. I watched him walk off the bus and up to his house. I sat there, staring out the window after him long after he was out of sight. My stop was next. It was slightly comforting knowing that I...

  • Hunger at 39,000 feet.

    “’What’s the deal with airline food’ That line seems to be one of those that people immediately think of if you mention stand-up comedians, but I can’t say I’ve ever actually heard the joke. What is the deal with it,...

    • Author: DarkPrimus
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Hardtack and Brittle Bones

    “Hey you boy!” a gruff voice shouted to my slumped, tired back. I choked on the hard bread they had given me, as I slowly turned around to face the owner of the voice. A tall man stood about five feet from where I was slouched, a thin-lipped grim...

    • Author: Katie Kim
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • This Is The World I Live In

    “Times changing for the good.” “New systems in place to feed the masses." “We will over come the impossible, you have a choice.” “Choose the voice to represent your country today, and lead us to a better future for tomo...

  • Blue Plate Special

    When Matt stumbled into the diner, he had not eaten in sixteen days. The patrons watched, horrified, as he staggered through the front door and fell to his knees. His eyes were glassy, his skin cracked and dry. His movements appeared to require hercule...

    • Author: Aurelia
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • This Little Piggy Went To Market

    He was hungry. He was ravenous. He was— Lost? Derek had just been looking for something delicious to stuff down his face in this godforsaken park when— BAM! He didn’t know where he was. One minute she was right in front of him, tuggin...

    • Author: Lyla
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Today's The Day...

    There comes a time in everyone’s life where you have to retrace your steps and work out exactly how things went so horribly, terribly, irreparably wrong. Dylan knew exactly where this had occurred. It had started with the words, “Let’...

  • Boom! too!

    Well, it would have been a more effective BOOM!, if the gun had actually done something rather than just click. I looked at the gun, feeling mildly bewildered, when Laverne started laughing and dropping a handful of bullets to the dust. “Saw that...

  • The Moon and Romeo

    But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Arise, fair sun, and kill the mischievous moon, Who has me soon sick and pale with want, That thou her maid art before me as sweet: Be not my meat, since I am ra...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Lost in london day 1

    Most people think running away from home is easy, well it’s not you’re leaving everything behind and stepping in to a completely new world. For starters you can stuff getting a councel flat unless you were forced out of your home you’...

    • Author: Henjo
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • Horace and Ruddy: Friends Forever, Chapter 2

    I sighed and rubbed my eyes. “What more do you need?” said Horace. “These show me that they died, but these are just stories you printed off the internet. I need more than this to find out what’s happening.” Horace looked ...

  • La Boulangerie

    Jack was hungry, he’d decided on a bite to eat in town. His hunger was derived from the long hours he had been working in Changements Inc. The pay was tre good but the hours were fatigant. Currently they had been bâtiment un temps et l’esp...

    • Author: Adam Taylor
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Of steel (Mature)

    Her glazed eyeballs roll within her skull as gleaming teeth cleave flesh, tearing through skin and membrane alike as if they were paper. It is not often that she cannibalizes her own, but the thought of satiation drives her onward, smiling with a croco...

    • Author: Aiyume
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Alone Again

    I don’t know how long I was sleeping there, but I didn’t wake up until I felt the wolf lift his head and look around. I looked to the sky which was just beginning to turn purple in the early dawn. My guardian was intently watching far off i...

  • Directionless

    I couldn’t be sure whether the rock in my stomach was hunger or my worry once again grabbing hold of me. I wandered in circles under my tree, before long my footsteps wore a rut into the snow. Eventhough I slept through the night my body was wear...

  • Hard to Read, Easy to Read

    There was too much noise to think straight. Music hung high in the air over countless converations and merged to create dissonance that could not be ignored. Jordan tried to concentrate anyway, but after reading the same sentence four times, gave up in...

    • Author: Robert Quick
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Moment of Illumination

    Jordan felt something tickling her arm. She tried to push it away so she could go back to sleep. Two things happened in that instant- first, there was a squeak of irritation and second, there was a flash of pain as she became fully awake and remembered...

  • Not All Entrances Are Exits

    Jordan watched, in the warm glow of the lighter, as rat tails disappeared down a hallway blanketed in darkness. She sighed and looked around at the small room she was in. Most of it was taken up by two large crates covered in cobwebs and dust. A pizza ...

  • into the night

    women weep in secret lying cold along the trail of your passionate throes we are but transient jesters entertaining the judging, hungry eyes of your court but our soft white flesh will soon no longer feed your rotted soul you grow tired of our soft v...

  • Caving In

    Two lumpy creatures with warty skin, large-ish yellow eyes, and breath that had been known to kill, looked on in horror at where their favorite fishing hole used to be. The moist earth of the ceiling had caved in- no more pool, and no more delicious fi...

    • Author: Robert Quick
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Bite of Pain

    The moon illuminated my path through the graveyard as I walked behind the woman who had made me a vampire. We were both silent for much of the way, a fragile truce that agreed to keep the obvious unspoken. I wasn’t capable of deliberately doing m...

    • Author: Cally Beck
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Yes and No

    Yes, I do, sprang to my mind. Her eyes scanned our path ahead, ears pricked for the sound of prey. My eyes bore into the back of her skull. With a fatigued acknowledgement of the lightening sky she cooed, so pleased with herself, “Come. Your hung...

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

    “Lorelei!” called a man at the end of the room. So, I finally had a name for the woman who’d taken everything from me. An odd name, but then again, who knew when or where she’d been born. “Yes, Jack?” Lorelei called ...

    • Author: JayDee
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • cosmophidian

    With an infinitely increasing mass, its scales are fractal mandalas, shoals upon shoals of realities in themselves. It expands through Time, an array of itself lined up in a game of scale. This great worm dreams us all even as we awaken soaked in sweat...

    • Author: zxvasdf
    • Posted about 7 years ago.