Stories tagged “light”

  • Blinded

    When the lights were on, life was vibrant. The people danced, colors swirled, music blared and smiles shone as bright as the glitter and sequins. The night was dark, but after the club closed we drove around, the crew attempting to keep the party going...

  • Everything in the Right Place

    Lydia walked up the stairs wearily, a sheaf of dark hair covering her face like a raven’s wing. “Brian?” she called out as she reached the second landing. Her voice echoed back, the sound of it mocking to her ears. She shrugged out of...

  • Light On, Lights Out

    Mrs. Light stuck her head in her daughter’s room, “Ezzie, are you…” “Oh! Mom, hey mom! Yes, mom, hi, mom. Yeah! Hey, you look great, great. Great? Great! Mom…” This kept going, and all Mrs. Light could do was r...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 0 out of 5
  • Maten las Luces

    Inez d’Umbroso peered in through the skylight, thoroughly disgusted with the frivolity of these ostentatious displays. She’d been denied all that was light, everything deemed good. It seemed these ricos asquerosos had banished her to live w...

  • The Heavy Breath of the Dark

    I awake into the deepest, darkest black imaginable. I can see nothing but the heavy breath of the dark. It clings to my body like a tangible force, but it’s all psychological—it’s just my eyes not registering the fact that there is no...

    • Author: Stovohobo
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Light in the Theater

    We sat in the theater, making light conversation with each other as we waited for the show to begin. “What’s the name of this play again?” “Lemme check… Arsenic and Old Lace.” “Oh.” And so ended an enligh...

  • Out There

    “What do you mean that’s all I can see?”, Margaret demanded. “That’s it. Well, not entirely, but yes, that is all you can see.”, replied Dave. “But how? It’s space. How big could it be?” “Very...

    • Author: Dockboy
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • Push Off

    I step up to the platform; a bored man motions me to sit. I look over my shoulder to get once last glance before I plummet down. Their faces are in a smiles, they’re jumpy and overly excited. I am scared out of my mind. I sit down reluctantly and...

  • Transmission

    Come in radio Can you read my transmission radio? Radio come in Can you here me Listen carefully To whoever is near? We are low on fuel Need of help We are flying low We can’t make it any further Radio come in radio Transmission lost…...

  • Lightless

    The electricity had been out for several months now; only a rare, startled flickering would sometimes awaken a random light bulb. For the most part, the dark of night was as it had been before technology saved civilization from its fear of the unknown....

    • Author: tiphanie
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Her Land

    Her fingers left a trail along the glittering water, like champagne this time of day. The boat glided easily along the tawny shore, its saffron exterior reflecting back the water’s inner glow. The incidental princess leaned back and surveyed what...

    • Author: S. Zee
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Home Alone

    I walk through my empty house humming to myself. I head towards my kitchen to grab snack. As I rummage through the cupboards looking for a decent snack that isn’t to fattening, I hear the floor creak. I freeze and look towards the hallway that le...

  • Down the Fish Hole

    Greg stood there on the boat, one hand holding the light meter’s digital readout, the other holding the light meter over the side. “There’s more light on the bottom than there is on the top.” “It’s just screwy, Greg....

    • Author: SGC2002
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • In the Midst

    At last. It was a shining, golden hour, like the sun had moved closer to earth. A hyper-real, hyper-luminous glare, light stabbing furiously at earth, plants, trees, grass. “Maybe this is what happens,” she thought, wiping fog from the pain...

    • Author: dt
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • Escape The Iron Fist

    “Alice” “Come on Alice, we haven’t got all day.” A startle voice spoke “Alice they are going to find us sooner or later we must go.” The startled voice spoke again in a clearer tone “Kyle go on they will...

  • The Light

    A comfortable chaise lounge was set before the fully body mirror, complete with fluffy pillows and a blanket, all in clear colors. It was Light’s favorite spot to rest, so it was the most comfortable chair in the room. It was night when Light ret...

  • The Dark

    Darkness came into the room, accompanying Dark. The first one hurried up to the much more comfortable bed, climbing on it and settling to lick it’s paws. The latter took his time making it to his own darker chaise, standing before the full body ...

  • Mother Nature

    I was awaken by the sound of the rain. Thunder from afar lit up the skies. The roads flooded, cars pulled over to the sides. Screams of terror from a distance, indicting they were stranded in the flash flood. The phone started to ring only just a momen...

  • Now and Forever

    The apartment was dark and musty; the fingers of sunlight had not brushed the living room in days. The whole building was buzzing with the news. Everyone three floors above and below had heard the fight – the screams, the insults, the words. She ...

  • The absence of light.

    The shadowman whispered. “The wicked walk free while the righteous sleep. Are you sleeping Little Brother? I am not.” He was bright, luminescent, terrible, glorious, consuming. I was awestruck. The whisper came again through the light. “Do you wa...

    • Author: Roymcm
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Photographer Analogy

    A light’s been turned on underneath you, blinding. You’re wearing white in a white room and there’s someone behind the glare. You know ’cause you can hear the camera clicking. But, it’s OK. The pictures are gonna come out ...

  • Restless Nights

    I waited by the doorway, listening to the rain drops hitting the side walk. I could see a shadow walk pass the curtains. Rushing threw the living room, trying to hit the lights. I could tell they did not want me there; I had a feeling I wasn’t go...

  • Restless Nights, Not A Stir Threw The Night

    “Shut the fuck up.” Dark figured replied. “Well I can see we are going to have a great conversation here.” I was only able to see three people in the room at this point of time. One was a skinny figure, the other was tall, and t...

  • Restless Nights, The Search Of The Shipment

    “I should have known you would want to know something about Oleg.” – “Well what I can truly say about Oleg, he’s in his mid 40’s loves younger women.” – “He also loves to beat on women.” ̶...

  • Celebrate the Light

    Throw back Exult and cry triumphant Not cackling and dark As the shadow what howls at the moon Rejoice Let loose your shining self Bright and of life Screams the hero gladly at the sun

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