Stories tagged “literature”

  • The Mystery of the Missing Waddington

    “I understand you know why I called you all here?” His voice resonated with the mahogany walls of the foyer. The faces of his audience stared back blankly. “I’ve called you all here because last night a scream was heard from Mis...

    • Author: Spageti
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Alice in Wonderland in 140 characters

    Girl falls down hole into fantasy land,meeting rabbit, mouse, lead poisoning survivor. Off with her head says red queen. Many poems are said

    • Author: Oy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Examples from Literature (Mature)

    With a slight touch of grim satisfaction, I surveyed the poor, writhing creature bound before me. “What do you want from me?” he demanded weakly, edging into the back of his folding chair. “A little reimbusement of sorts,” I rep...

  • Walter, The Everlasting

    There once was a man named Walter, a man who loved living life. Walter loved living life so much that he wished he’d never perish and live forth eternally. Luckily for Walter, one day, when a gypsy caravan made its camp nearby, he got his chance....

    • Author: Spageti
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • The Hope Springs, Eternal

    From the traveling circus man, previously referred to as the gypsy, Walter learned the springs were called “Hope Springs” by British settlers in the early 17th century. According to legend, these springs cured all ailments. However, one day...

    • Author: Spageti
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Buried, but Beating

    I always see my heart deep in a cement block—buried, but beating. It’s there, it exists, but it is distant and difficult for anyone to touch. Don’t worry, I understand why you hate me. I deserve your one-word answers and lack of eye conta...

    • Author: Jesse Blake
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • BAD Poetry (for D.E. Dewitt's cool challenge)

    Oh rosy Rosalind I’ve been pinned By a gentle breeze That carries My whine with its wind I am Vacant— A vagrant Spitting phlegm Needing some semblance Of acceptance— please embrace me again Kindly co-sign On love’s dotted lin...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Campus Philosophy

    “We are all in one of two places.” The kid paused and glanced around before continuing. “Either one is chasing false hope, or realizing their hope is false and despairing.” He had everyone’s focus. No way he could spit thi...

    • Author: memento
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Justice, Retribution, and Shut Up

    Beaming and struggling to contain excitement the younger fellow whispered inreverentially, “It’s a good day for justice, eh Big D?” Big D rolled his eyes, mostly on account of the fact that no other soul in all creation referred to hi...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • they say

    “A picture paints a thousand words” but nobody ever writes a thousand words on that wee bit of paper that hangs next to every portrait. (Ehe, touché!)

    • Author: pyrrhicv
    • Posted over 6 years ago.