Stories tagged “light”

  • A Moment of Illumination

    Jordan felt something tickling her arm. She tried to push it away so she could go back to sleep. Two things happened in that instant- first, there was a squeak of irritation and second, there was a flash of pain as she became fully awake and remembered...

  • How the Light Filters In

    The light filtered in through the blinds, passed carefully through dust, and finally came to rest on the carpet. It illuminated there a stain, one which had been so woefully ignored after a night’s heavy drinking, a stain which had been made duri...

  • Not All Entrances Are Exits

    Jordan watched, in the warm glow of the lighter, as rat tails disappeared down a hallway blanketed in darkness. She sighed and looked around at the small room she was in. Most of it was taken up by two large crates covered in cobwebs and dust. A pizza ...

  • A Consequence Of Light And Life

    Burnt out stars Shine from afar— When our bare Skeletons already are Pockmarked like Mars The Sun will be a speck Newly born in the outer parlors.

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Night Writer

    Illuminated keyboard Hunched by the light Memories moth toward Me on this listless summer night

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Phantom Power

    “I can’t believe this place has been deserted for so many years, it’s incredible!” “It’s amazing, when you can see past all the cobwebs.” Our flashlight beams scamper over the riches of a past life: elegant fur...

  • Burial

    A casket, a hymn, For light in alive eyes Death darkens them dim.

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Keywords

    This campfire society is a call to isolation. Away from technology’s test, no need to duck bullets. Sequestered away from that teeming death hole, One may take pride in life and philosophy, comedy and fears. It is a speed run from darkness to lig...

    • Author: Tesseract
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
  • Moon On A Mantle

    Tap, tap Girl of man Footing lands Putting a handle On understanding She lights the candle Like a moon expanding Upon a rain storm mantle

  • Red Lights

    That was wrong. Nooks and crannies of my brain screamed it over and over again, a chorus of doubt. I’d had the debate before, a hundred times over, an argument always ended by the reassuring feel of cash in hand. This was different. This came wit...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Light

    He lay on his air-bed in the bedroom of his otherwise unfurnished apartment, watching his fan oscillate from left to right. The light on the top of the fan was dim, shining just brightly enough to provide some distraction in the form of an orange splod...

  • The Light Reborn

    Fire and Shadow danced in the shadow. Two men locked in a deadly duel, one young, glowing, black night and power. The other grim and worn, his light spluttering and guttered! Eldarion grimaced as waves of exhaustion swept over him. The dual strain of m...

  • The Metal Room

    Rays of light. Ringing ears. He’d finally woken up. “Awake, stranger?” said a voice from a far. He couldn’t lift his head to see its point of origin. “Where am I?” “The end of time, space, and everything in bet...

    • Author: lindsay22
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
  • Smile

    When I’m Thickly entwined In Ficly I see thorns on the rose bush wind To the sky And I Know that the light will feel warm After the storm has torn away my forlorn dismay I find Roots in the mud Of my mind And I shoot out buds on the vine. Aroma m...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Chopper Babe Work Around

    With a growing sense of practice that disturbed eve her, Marisa scanned the horizon then made a perimeter search around the old gas station. A jackrabbit skitted off into the bushes as she rounded the back but little else broke up the monotony of deser...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Chopper Babe Loses Hog

    The Tucson sun dropped beneath a vista of spiny cacti and craggy rocks when Marisa reached the base of Mount Lemmon. The Harley carried her many miles down the Catalina highway, but the fuel gauge still read a white bar or two. She gazed up at the remo...

  • Broken Half

    There was light – that meant they were near an exit. She reaches a trembling hand, held back by the barrier of her own terror. The blood is no longer pulsing, rather it seeps from his face, his eyes, out of his ear. “He’s dead.”...

  • Spoken Word Poetry (2)

    Invariably I’m near Where their degree Varies barely But nary is it me I’m clearly Steering A completely Different pedigree Quite simply I write to set it free My white hot fiery Light and lovely Enclaves of caves on coves Where soul mates ...

  • Searching

    There’s this sentence That sits beyond a blockaded entrance It goes on never ended And yet it’s already gone Solid but blended Pallid and soft Acrid and stone With its feathers aloft Drifting away But always at home You can never stray ...

  • The Last Call (Mature)

    Charleston stared. The rash of mass suicides leading up to the twenty-first hadn’t prepared him for this. The world was descending into chaos and anarchy because some fool thought the world was going to end. Apparently that gave you license to do...

  • Citrus Kiss

    you hate me though you wait up, lately, you wake up “what’s up?” you say “besides that thing jabbing my side” and we’re laughing simultaneously unraveling, heinously scrabbling, dragging along the gravel with scabs o...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Sun God

    Senses come Dispersed in life - – - – - Like a prism Immersed in light.

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Light, Darkness/Friends, Demons

    The chill up my spine bristled my fur. Such confusion and contradiction could only mean one thing—dark magic. If the creature were friend it made no move to announce or clarify itself. If the creature were enemy it made no advance or change in st...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Transcendent

    If it makes you feel any better, Noah, your friend is not in any pain. He is Ke-be-cum-ig-ish-kunk, truly He Who Treads The Earth To The End. We asked him first, and he came willingly, saying the world didn’t fit for him anymore. He paved the way...

    • Author: zxvasdf
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
  • En Passant

    The battle had raged on for longer than either side had hoped. Dark forces had overtaken the holy and there were but a few righteous ones left. With his queen now captured, the pallid sovereign felt that all was lost and thus timorously, he barked his ...

    • Author: Sir Bic
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5