Stories tagged “library”

  • Cupid's Mistake

    Alani picked up the scattered books with a customary sigh. Why does my taste in literature have to be so heavy? “Can I give you a hand with that?” a deep voice asked from above her. Ugh. Another guy. “No, I’ve got it,” she...

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 1 out of 5
  • Everyplace

    In my travels I came to the city of Güzel Kitaplar. Every home a library, every library a home. “What manner of place is this?” I asked. “This place is everyplace,” the people said. And it was. In their books were minarets and ...

    • Author: suncrush
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Major Malfunction

    Finally, the truck pulled up back at the starting line to the obstacle course. The drill instructor climbed down from the bed, and nodded. “Hmph.” “Well, how was that?” James asked, leaning out the window. “Those Maurauder...

  • His Nefarious Scheme

    “You’ll never get away with this!” the bike complained as they pulled off the interstate into a warehouse district. “They’ll look for me when I don’t report in.” “Actually…no, they won’t.” J...

  • Parting Ways

    “Bullshit! You sound like you know enough to think you know how we operate, but you have no clue.” she grumbled. “Oh, I wouldn’t be so sure I don’t know how you operate, some of my people have worked with you before.”...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • Catch a Fallen Star

    “You followed the procedures to the letter?” Jason asked as he came back downstairs. Bran nodded. “It went just as you said. No deviations.” “Good.” Jason grinned. “So how’s my pretty lady feeling?”...

  • Another Ulterior Motive

    Jason smirked. “You ain’t seen nothing yet. Megan—Star—whatever you want me to call you, can you come upstairs with me? I have something I want to show you.” “All right…” Highway Star, nee Megan, unfolded into her hu...

  • Identity

    “You always were trying to save the world, one person at a time.” she said with a soft chuckle. “I’ll say I’m curious how you managed to get ahold of data cubes, it’s not like Aegis is just tossing them out.” &...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • Out of Bodies Experience

    “Bah, that’s the same load of crap that the Elizabots dump on every new convert. I didn’t buy it then, and I sure don’t buy it now.” Star snorted, or made as good an imitation as a vocoder could produce. “All right, ...

  • Distraction

    “Well, when you put it that way, it’s downright simple, just hijack a multi-billion-dollar nanofab factory for a few days and program it to build off some of the most closely-guarded and highly classified blueprints in the U.N.‘s data...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Blind Date

    Sweeper’s first shot hit Chert in the groin and several large bolts and bits fell off. “I think you got his nuts,” Jiana said as the wounded mech put a hand down there to try and hold his legs together, failed miserably and fell forwa...

  • It's Been Awhile

    “How’d it go?” Jason asked, looking hopeful. “It’s hard to say. We don’t know if what’s keeping her from communicating in her real body is something that’ll interfere with her being able to communicate in...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • An Organized Mind

    My memories were a bit blurry when I woke up, but not so blurry I couldn’t remember the broad, uh, strokes. As I drew water and shaved, I turned my attention inward, to where Jackie was sleeping on the couch. She looked happy. I was glad of that

  • Why I love reading

    Growing up I loved books. I loved them so much that my family dentist, whom I only saw once a year when I was a kid, would always ask me “What books are you reading?” I remember days when my mom would call out from the kitchen while my brot...

  • The Library

    Anno sat in the library, a book open on the desk in front of him. He scanned the page, looking at the illustrations and text. It was all about a little known world on the edge of the galaxy. He turned to the next section. Urf. That is what it was calle...

  • that dork in the library

    imagine this; a 14 year old girl in the kid’s section of the public library, diligently pecking along the keyboard with her nose. people are staring, mouthing the word ‘dork’. i care so much. only in angola, people. NOT TYPED WITH NOS...

    • Author: Kihd
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Grampa's Books

    A fist connected with my face and down I went. Somebody shouted, “fight” and suddenly the whole playground surrounded him, standing and gloating at me on the ground at his feet. I started to get up, but before I could, he kicked me hard, sq...

    • Author: Bob Liddil
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Bathroom (of the Library)

    As Elshanor stepped into the Library, the floor creaked with the same eerie noise the door had made. Across from the portal there is a door that is out of place in the library. This door stands out with its clean and metallic look. Elshanor lingers at...

    • Author: R3mix
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • LARP Character - Mesupet 1

    The message had arrived at dusk, on the fleeing remnants of his fleet. Alexander was dead, smashed by the gods at Babylon. Mesupet had been in her study ever since. The fire devoured the sheets of papyrus so eagerly, curling and charring hours of writi...

  • Loop

    At which point I eyed my “helper” accusingly, angered by this attempt at low humor. He looked surprised and then said “I thought you’d understand”, his face aggrieved with disappointment. As he turned away, I shouted ̶...

    • Author: Algorithm
    • Posted almost 6 years ago.
  • Penny and Prudence: First Contact

    “You’re ignoring me again.” Penny closed her eyes and deliberately avoided looking at the source of the child’s voice. “Please- I don’t have anyone else.” It whined. The air in the library grew colder. Penny cr...

  • Feelings of Paper

    Your aroma draws me to you when I open the door Each one a bit unique, From the sun-kissed pages of a den To the dust of grandmother’s basement shelf, While upstairs grandchildren helped make cookies And grandfather nodded off in his armchair. ...

    • Author: ADDLibrarian
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Lionhearts: The Gentlemen

    The lights went out. Percy flipped over. “Another day gone.” Byron turned. “And not a reader to be seen.” Ed opened a mistrustful eye. “And here we lie, forever more.” Percy yellowed in shame. “You know, people...

    • Author: Osiris
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Public Nuisance

    A loud, maniacal cry punctured the library’s air of calm and quiet, splintering silence into a myriad of broken pieces. Oh dear, Ms Davis thought to herself, he’s back again. “What’s going on?” “Who was that?” ...

    • Author: Serena June
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Public Nusiance Part 2

    “Evening, Evelyn,” Sheriff Kaufman said, tipping his hat. “Same place?” Ms. Davis nodded. “Are you going to put him somewhere this time? We can’t keep having this happen.” “Yes, don’t worry. This ti...