Stories tagged “life”

  • Emily Dickinson Comes Back

    I heard a fly buzz when I died. It was still buzzing, flinging its tiny blue self against the cold window, when I came back the next day. That strange and corruptive germ that had been robbing Death of his rightful charges had gripped me. I could feel ...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Whisper

    He leaned over and whispered in my ear “I do not know why, but I do not think I have long for this life”. I never heard from him after that conversation. The nurse said it was my conscious saying I was scared of the image of my father passi...

    • Author: ernmander
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Unknown Destination

    The air being pushed through his hair by the high velocity of the motorcycle feels good when accompanied by the cool crisp temperature of late summer nights. It gives him a sense of freedom that he hasn’t felt since he was twelve. Running away th...

    • Author: Rafekee
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Bathroom Beauty (Mature)

    and then he fisted that milf anally. it got a little messy, but luckily they were in the bathroom. fin.

  • Life in Solitary

    i pull on the bars with idle hands distant eyes paint flakes off where the wraith of my rebellion has rubbed away the time floating outside staring up at the sky fifteen degrees of freedom in a circle without end another cup drains mnemosyne and leth...

    • Author: Xanathael
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Greg's Race

    During the cool, calm evenings of Summer. Greg would slip on his running shoes and take a run around the block. Greg looked at the houses he passed. Every house; built identical but once filled with people, they became unique. Mr Carter, tending to his...

    • Author: Bad Beat
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • fly

    Tears ran down her face as the last of the sun’s rays crossed the skies, kissing them and making it seem like she was crying tears of blood. She opened her eyes one last time to the beautiful scene that was laid before her. This was it, it would be o...

  • Never Trust Me

    In my youth I was a child of turbulent times and ungracious wants. Over my head hung the stink of the future that was sure to find a serpentine path of waves and sines, finding me in the present. I came into understanding. That precious rule that time ...

    • Author: Owen
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Day in the Life of a Magician

    Brandon hated his job. Six years of school and now he stands beside a conveyor belt and casts simple creation spells from nine to five every day. Sure, him and five others could easily do the work that a hundred machines could do in a day, and sure the...

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Survival

    Robert watched the family walk down the hall and out of sight. They had dodged another bullet; his supervisor would be pleased. He closed the door and sat in the still-warm seat at the terminal. The blinking cursor depressed him deeply. It wasn’t...

    • Author: halfpenny
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Journal

    To the airport in a hurry; plane leaves soon. We run, stand in line, carry bags, we have limited time. Bags are checked; next—the gate. No time for words. She hands me a journal. No time to read it. Rushed hugs, rushed goodbyes, rushed tears and it i...

    • Author: Neleh
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • All The Ingredients Are There (Mature)

    See Warren, age 5, playing with LEGO at school. He slips a LEGO man into his pocket to take home. Noone notices. Later he will tell his Mum it was a present from his teacher. See Warren, age 9, standing in a hospital corridor awkwardly watching his Fat...

    • Author: Ben Paddon
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Ingredients Aren't Always Apparent (Mature)

    See Charlie, age 5, playing piano. She’s learnt the right-hand for Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and her father tells her he’s proud of her. She smiles. She’s proud too. See Charlie, age 9, as she wanders around her parents’ ne...

    • Author: Adam Croft
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Yummmmm

    I ate the Machine last Tuesday. (I want my kiss and a doughnut when i win.) *

  • Ode to a red flannel shirt

    Oh, red shirt Buttons of black Make me flash back To feelings of hurt Sorrow, loss, but awesomesauce Memories, of her, My sister, for sure, Good times we were sharing The things we were bearing Oh, red shirt Buttons of black Make me flash back.

    • Author: Neleh
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 1)

    I was thirteen when I first embarked on my voyage to the island of Essieterra. I sailed on an enormous galleon, though there were few passengers on board. The captain was a centaur, and the crew consisted of amiable mice and geese. I was the only human...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 2)

    I had been wishing to get away from the human world for the summer, and after much pondering, believing, and dreaming, I had perceived a phantasmagoric place called Essieterra. Here, mystical creatures dwelled, and passion propelled the dreams of young...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 3)

    “Essieterra, straight ahead!” Captain Carrot declared. When our ship sailed into the port, I was trembling with excitement. Finally, I could live among creatures that I had only seen in pictures; creatures that I had only dreamed of. I spotted a he...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 4)

    His gaze drifted to each individual gathered in the throng before him. When Cornelius looked in my direction, there was an expression of hidden knowledge on his face; a look of immense respect and curiosity in his eyes. “Now, you all must know this....

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 5)

    Self-consciously, I raised my hand. Cornelius nodded towards me. “Ah, quite the diligent schoolgirl. Even when classes are dismissed, the lessons never cease.” A moment later, I piped up, “I…I think I know the special quality that we all have ...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 6)

    As time went on, I grew both mystified and accustomed to life in Essieterra. Each day, I felt more connected to the community, and I relished in every surprise. Who knew that on a single island, it could be both day and night all at once, or that fairi...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 7)

    Everyone was extremely benign in this land. Even the trolls amused me with their wry sense of humor. I wanted to stay in Essieterra forever, and the others couldn’t bear the thought of me leaving, either. But I knew that I had to come home eventually...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 8)

    As the days went by, I came across an important realization. As mysterious, beautiful, unusual, and extraordinary the inhabitants of Essieterra were, none of us were absolutely perfect. Perhaps by having all of us special individuals come together, eac...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 9)

    One night (as well as day), when I was heading back to the castle after a great feast, I saw a brooding figure in the moonlight (and sunlight) gazing down at the shimmering waters of the sea. I realized that it was Cornelius’s silhouette. I walked ov...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 10)

    All of the female unicorns in Essieterra were madly in love with Cornelius. They would bat their eyelashes at him and giggle incessantly; flirting intensely and constantly. But none of this captivated Cornelius. He wished for someone with a beautiful s...