Stories tagged “light”

  • Aurora lucis

    The last thing you remember is the thing in flames, falling, dying and screaming. Being banished. It doesn’t matter any more. You open your eyes. No psychopomp greets you, so you are still alive, at least. You sit up, the smell of ash and blood t...

    • Author: K25fF
    • Posted about 6 years ago.
  • Darkness

    There with Them, the others, who want u near, it fills my mind with pain and fear. You see i fear i’m not the one, i fear that they’ll shine just like the sun. My light its grown so dim and cold, who wouldn’t want them so strong, so b...

    • Author: Phoenixe
    • Posted about 6 years ago.
  • What the Fräulein Owes

    Ka-chatk, ka-chitk, came the finely soled shoes down the cellar stairs. Sarah struggled to restrain her breath, ragged and desperate to break into heady gasps. “Fräulein,” called the silken voice, “du bist der Gott einen Tod schuldig...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Darkness Into Light (Mature)

    Everything was going dark. She’d never felt so alone. Everything was just piling up, piling on, something had to change. She’d tried for so long. Nothing happened. Nothing helped. This was probably an extreme way to handle this. But what ot...

    • Author: Phoenix
    • Posted almost 6 years ago.
  • Christmas Lights (Paranoid Android)

    Color seeped from the pitch black sky, as the frail figure on the path tightened her grip on her plastic bags. A wind whispered behind, brushing trees. Nothing but darkness now. Her breath stuck in her chest. The old lady stopped. Back in the slums, sh...

    • Author: airborne
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Sun Water

    Breath be fast, breath be gentle. Wind be cold, wind be loud. Rage be burst, mind be mental. Suffering be in thunderous sound. Heart be locked, the broken key. Let me go, set me free. Open the shears, let sunlight shine here. Can’t you feel it? T...

  • Brought To Light

    Rose stomped toward the window, leaned against the wall, and let out a discontented sigh. We had been sitting in that dank room for nearly four hours. “I just don’t understand it!” she shouted. “Julia wouldn’t just run off...

    • Author: musicgirl
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Bonds of Blood - Part 3: Communion

    The “basement” turned out to be part of one of the abandoned mines that gave Iron Hill its name. Curiosity gave way to irritation, which in turn, gave way to fear. “How much further, Jonas?” “Just a little bit, just a litt...

  • Solitary Man

    As Tom and his son, Johnny, walked purposefuly down the street, they were struck by the odd site of a solitary man walking into town. Johnny stared wide eyed at the forlorn stranger as his father put a hand on his head and hearded him into their nearby...

  • Chiaroscuro's Song

    There, behold the hero bright, In his eyes, the failing light Lost amidst the darkness falling Small within prevailing night Who will aid him in his plight? Who will answer to his calling? No response, no helpful stranger. None to aid his cause endang...

    • Author: memento
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Sky

    So the blackest night is broken, shattered by the sweeping dawn. Purple clouds, a remnant token of the darkness almost gone, touch the sky like mountains solemn, like explosions frozen still. Up they rise, triumphant columns, bearing down upon this hil...

    • Author: memento
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • NO CODE

    Thoughts were racing a million miles a minute as the voice in my head became soft and calming “here’s the point you decide to stay or go.” The light became so surreal. “Isn’t it beautiful” the voice said. My thought...

    • Author: Face
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 1 out of 5
  • The Battles Always Choose

    Tendrils of light were what made up his wings; tongues of flame that snaked outwards, a brilliant display. Their brightness increased as his baritone voice bellowed. “The Darkness is going to want him for themselves, Auriel. We can’t let th...

    • Author: m0ri
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • Quick! Before anyone notices the extra...

    Richard, fire in his belly, stood tall and beheld what he had done. With a simple command, he had instantly duplicated an entire galaxy. “Computer. Is there no one in the universe to hold me to account? Is there anything that can restrain me?R...

    • Author: Antivard
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • Old Sins

    “Yeah,” Beth said as she sidled up behind him, using him as protection from the elements, “Seeking the light in the darkness is great for comfort but lousy for hiding.” He let that comment go and asked gravely, “Heard from...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • Weapons Training Guide

    I am the daughter of a society on Mars. We live in isolation, fighting our way out of this dark hole, void of Earth’s poetic technology, such as firepower based on philosophy and metaphysics. Starships sail near. When we see them in space, we sen...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
  • Jungle Jane Junior

    I got the call on my radio at 6AM. I dressed with speed, praying the Jeep would run. Working in isolation from society was nice most days, but not when I was the only civilized one, a daughter of Jane Goodall. There is no room for fear when approaching...

  • Darkness within

    Darkness within a monster beneath my own skin the Mr. Hyde that awakens at night the ugly fury there’s no escape for me the monster’s inside of me it ’s controlling me but somehow there is also light

  • Caught Between

    With his limping gate, Devon crossed the lawn as well as he was able. Light from an obnoxiously lively party lit him from behind, cast his shadow clear to the pond. Laughter echoed against glass only to be swallowed up in the infinite night. Tentative ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Tacit Conversation

    Fireflies put on a furtive show at the far end of the pond. For Devon they remained as muted and unseen as the stars above. The sky of his youth, a great humid expanse above Spanish Moss and winding creeks, now seemed flat and unimpressive. Celestial r...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Always and Ever Present.

    Darkness. Always and ever present. We are born in the dark. We return and surrender to the dark at the end of every day. We adventure into the darkness. We feel the magic of the dark at midnight. It relaxes us. It refreshes us. It cools us. Yet, someho...

  • 11. In Obscurity, There is Protection

    “Darkness has always been on my side. What use have I ever had for the light, aside for its defining the borders of my zone of protection? Blackness keeps me safe.” -My words. I found this scrap of an idea taped one morning to the glass in ...

  • Dreaming of Dawn

    Darkness creeps ever closer completely consuming every flickering star that dares to shine within the endless sky We cannot reach those ancient children of space and time before their light is forever extinguished by forces beyond our control or im...

    • Author: remembrancer
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • 17. Conclusion: My Dark Campfire

    I PILOT my FEAR from EARTH to MARS, I hurtle through SPACE at the SPEED of LIGHT SOCIETY may CALL to me from afar; But I RUN through DARKNESS in my fright. I’ll never calm my DAUGHTER’s FEARS, Or take PRIDE in her laughter at a COMEDY show....

  • light

    there is a crack in everything the broken shards can cut your fingers you see the crack and think there is only darkness but the cracks are how light gets in

    • Author: Angela LaFey
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5