Stories tagged “life”

  • The Cemetery

    The cemetery was an eerie call of what was my pass. Lying in a coffin, seeing the dirt creep its way threw the faulty wood, which has fallen under pressure from the dirt. Days and months all seemed in relevant not knowing if you’re alive or dead. I c...

  • Myth 2: Electric Boogaloo

    They remembered the moon. In those brief moments before the old gods most had forgotten stopped dreaming, when the moon fell and the ocean rose in anger, they remembered the moon. Not just that it existed, but what it meant. They remembered the times t...

  • If it exists it can be coded

    Every day he faced the wall. A plain white wall. He always thought that they could have been more creative with the seating plan. It was a small idea at first, something created out of shear boredom of his surroundings of himself and his PC (and not fo...

    • Author: Cass
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Do-over

    So He and I talk for a bit. Honestly, I don’t get much of it. He’s one of those lofty types, with high-minded notions and sad faces. Eventually, he booms out something about me “getting it eventually”, and I’m escorted awa...

  • Tulann, Adrift

    It has been many weeks since I was set adrift from Coir. My sins are many, but none warranted the punishment I had received. Yes, I had several lovers, that is no sin. What finally caused the cutting of the cord, was my foolishness in taking Toma as a ...

  • Death and Rebirth

    There was another funeral procession today in Cozmel. Some forty mourners, at least two weeping brides, and the recently deceased. He was sitting proudly in his sedan chair carried on the shoulders of four young men. I had met him earlier when I first ...

  • Broken People

    Broken people. I see broken people everywhere and it makes me sad. In the street, at work, at play. They can make themselves obvious with thier dramatics, the passive aggression, thier unwavering irrational arguments. Some not in such plain sight, defe...

    • Author: Armakane
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • The Man With No Future

    Everyone ignored him. Every day. It was just the same thing. Well, every day was the same day. For him, anyway. In truth, he was tired. He was tired of everything repeating. The same faces trying hard not to look at him. The same stores in front of him...

  • First Mark

    To the fat merchant with the sweaty brow sitting behind the polished mahogany desk, the assassin said, "Life is an interesting story, sir, and the point is to stir any strong emotions. Passion, hate, sadness… “So often people are taugh...

    • Author: Jesse Blake
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • To Awaken

    Agony. Screaming red agony that would fade and return every few moments, but never truly end. It clouded the mind. Eyes clenched shut and fingers searched madly for ears to cover. The pain would not go away. There was no way to hide or escape from the ...

    • Author: Silven
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Waiting on Water

    Life was about waiting on the water. We would pump the handle until it ran into the bucket, then carry it carefully and slowly home. We waited while it heated, only using some for the hand washing basin. We waited while the soup cooked, the bread rose,...

  • Face Down on the Diving Board

    Face down on the diving board, I stared into the chlorinated depths without really seeing. Though I knew it spoiled the melancholy repose I had to shift so my belt buckle wasn’t pinching me. Three piece suits are not made for lounging. To be fair...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Ascendant.

    Three in the morning, well past the twenty-four hour mark, and still he could not sleep. It was not the light of streetlamps that filtered through his window that denied him his rest, nor the Three’s Company theme song blaring through the paperth...

    • Author: Silven
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Hollow Resolution

    His palms itched. They always itched before the draw. Energy pulsed through him with every tick and tock of the clocktower. Never had he been so close to victory as he was now. Countless years spent trying to find the man who moved from place to place ...

    • Author: Silven
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • By Any Means

    He had picked a spot up on a butte that overlooked the scrubland below. Besides him sat his Sharps rifle. It was outfitted with a brass telescope and set of cross hairs at the end of the barrel. Next to the rifle was three bullets, their brass casing s...

  • Not Going to Stop

    I can’t stop And won’t stop It’s just who I am This is what I want Too strong Life has made my armor It has built me up I can take it on Step into my shoes See where it takes you Feel my strength Feel my pain Then you will see Why I...

  • Just a Drug

    Maybe this was what all the songs were talking about. The rush of it. Hormones, surely, but they felt like so many things. Like the excitement you feel as kid when you’ve climbed to the very top of the tallest tree. The way your palms sweat and t...

    • Author: Silven
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • What Changed?

    You never used to tell so many lies; you always used to apologize. But now there is no honesty and not a single apology. What changed? You respected me and showed me how to turn my hopeless life around. You no longer listen, you no longer hear, and I&#...

    • Author: nesdil
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Green

    Sometimes I dream in colors. A lot of the time, my dreams are green. Not a boring, basic green like you might see in a textbook or color wheel, but a shimmering green that’s just the right shade and every other shade and the same time. Like leave...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Arrogant Businessman

    He’s one of the cliché guy characters- the arrogant, businessman type; self-assured, ironed clothes, hair gelled into the perfect thirty-something-but-trying-to-look-younger style. He goes fly- fishing with his father on Sundays, brings his own...

    • Author: nesdil
    • Posted almost 8 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. ...

  • When A Stranger Calls...Or in This Case...

    I went home mad. Kelly had no right to treat me or Kalyla this way. I flopped on my bed and groaned. Why was this happening to me? First I have to move to this backwater ridiculous part of South Carolina, and second my new girlfriend seems to have issu...

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Overgrown

    Nature overtaking the civilized world Like day overtaking night Like a flag being unfurled Draped over the human blight! The cities of yore show their wear The streets break and crack To make room for new life to bear The fruits of nature begin to atta...

    • Author: Clotifoth
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.