Stories tagged “hunter”

  • Ginger: The Caged Bird

    I pushed. It seems not all of the stones were mortared in with the rest of the wall. With a little effort, they recessed into a doorway and slid open. I soon found myself in a cavernous room dimly lit by lightorb torches mounted ten yards apart on the ...

    • Author: uselessness
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Ginger: The Underground

    “The pirates have a castle?” I couldn’t believe it. Hunter blinked at me. “You’re new to the Underground, aren’t you?” “To be honest, I don’t know anything about any Underground. I discovered this t...

    • Author: uselessness
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Ginger: A Plan of Sorts

    “I’m sorry, this is so much to take in. What are lucies?” “Elucidating hounds,” said Hunter. “They can sniff out secrets. The pirates have been using them to locate our tunnels.” “So there are other tunne...

    • Author: uselessness
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Ginger: The Spice of Life

    “I shouldn’t waste any more time here,” I said, trying to be resolute. I’d never left Harken before. I wasn’t even aware there was anything beyond Mapless, and found that the idea both intrigued and terrified me. “Be...

    • Author: uselessness
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Strained Conversation

    I was silent for a while, absentmindedly scratching at the wood of the table as he stared at me. “Hello,” he said. At length, I muttered, “Hello.” Words are hard to find when speaking to a man who’s devoted his entire life...

    • Author: Stovohobo
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Coffee Interrupted

    A lump welled up in my throat as he slid into the booth and took a seat across the table from me. “Coffee. Black.” He winked at the waitress as she strutted by, her skirt dancing in the air with the wiggle of her butt. “You’re a har...

  • Obsidian

    With a single blow from the hammer stone he chipped off a good sized blank. Half as long as his palm, two fingers wide and less than a finger in depth. He chipped at the edges with small blows. Shaping the stone. Each blow separating a small flake. The...

  • An Invisible Noose

    “It’s about time I caught up to you. I’m surprised you didn’t try to hop back home.” The handsome man smiled but his eyes were cold and had an odd stillness about them. Charles looked around helplessly. Even now the crowd ...

  • The forest to the West - second

    Within the machine, there was a seat and controls crammed in, along with barely enough space for the Reptilian who was sitting inside. The lizard-like creature had skin coloured a deep green, and looked out, at the forest around him, with brilliant blu...

    • Author: K25fF
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Escape

    The stillness of the moonlit landscape was disturbed by a presence,he had returned.I saw him in the distance,wading through the tall grass with the wary determination of a hunter stalking prey,there would be no getting out of this. Slowly I circled him...

  • Safe is Relative (Mature)

    The sun set behind the mountains and shadows reached out to cover the village I’d taken refuge in. The chanting seemed to come from all directions at once. The words were elusive as if the moment you heard them, they dissolved from your mind like...

  • The New Guys: Second Thoughts

    A dapperly dressed scarecrow of a man took the stage and bowed theatrically. “Welcome. My name is Gustav and I’m glad to see all of you. It’s not every day that we get to welcome so many into the hallowed ranks of the Hunters.” ...

  • Power

    I pulled in the power that surrounded me, power from the men on the beach, from the animals in the forest, from the fish in the ocean. They had me surrounded and were slowly closing in. No, they will not kill me here, not on the sacred shore. I will no...

  • Finding sanctuary

    Michi removed her cloak and shook out her blond hair. She was safe, at least for the moment. The hunters wouldn’t give up easily even after their losses this afternoon. Maybe especially after those losses. The house was just a regular house in a ...

  • Questions

    " Let me see your hands, nice and easy now guy." I growl from behind my ski goggles. The man starts violently and whips around with his hands in the air. I can see blood all down the front of his department store monkey suit, and one of his f...

  • Hunter's Birth

    Wind roared through the darkest night bearing in its wake a furious snowstorm, for those inside the tiny hut it seemed like the Winter Goddess was trying to batter through the walls to kill them before hunger could. A man old before his time looked at ...

    • Author: nhrn
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • Alastair

    The driver tears through the dry brush, the wheels kicking up plumes of dust behind them as they chase after the animal. Alastair kisses the seal of the gold ring on his middle finger, cocks the rifle and stands up in his seat to look through the open-...

  • Adam

    Adam bolts down the alleyway between his building and the next, clambering over the wire fence at the end. The Heli-Coppers are closing in. He runs through the streets, colliding with strangers, tripping over his feet. If they catch him, there’ll...

  • HUNTER (2013 Redux)

    My name is Hunter. My name is my trade. I don’t mean to sound like a Sin City narrator or anything. I just want to get all the perfunctory introductory business out of the way. So: I’m Hunter. I’m sixteen. No, really. No, really. I...