Stories tagged “mad”

  • It Was Left in the Tree

    “Theo, you get down from there,” his wife called through the winter air. Theodore clung to the bare limbs, continuing his ascent. He cursed her under his breath, words he wouldn’t dare say aloud. The smell of cold wind across dormant ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Tree's Key

    With a reach that seemed to stretch every muscle and tendon in his body he reached for the key. It came away in his hand and he sat deeply, silently, attentively within the old avocado tree, on a low, horizontal limb, ensconced by so many shades of gre...

    • Author: SupRspi
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Head in the Clouds

    For weeks, the soldier’s story buzzed around in Zarek’s head, the way a catchy song does after hearing it for the first time. He was eager to talk about it to someone, but there was no one to talk to. Everyone in Gammot would call him crazy...

  • The Curse of the Housekeeper

    The next morning, as Celia prepared breakfast, the door flew open. Mariam swayed in the doorway, her face gaunt and her eyes wild with fear. “Did the storm shake y’last night, Mariam?” Celia had asked, but Mariam wouldn’t answer...

  • Fearful Whispers in the Dark

    Breathing building to a feral pace, Thomas slid from his cot. Eyes darting back and forth in the dark, he shoved and contorted his pillow and sheet under the blanket to create a decoy. Surprised at a nimbleness he hardly remembered, he clambered up to ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • I Can't Stop Myself

    They took me away. I’ve left. Gone away. Disappeared. Vanished. I’m no longer where I was, I’m in a new place. I’m stuck in a cell. Locked up, pinned down, held back, chained to the wall. It’s not that different than my pa...

    • Author: Sam Ervin
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • One Step Closer

    There comes a time when every shy geek must break, and these times are frequently heralded by inspired, polysyllabic speeches in the fashion of Jean-Luc Picard, had he spent more quality time with Leonard H. McCoy. James, for one, had seen more than en...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Visitor

    Outside, a man walked around the neighborhood alone with only a suitcase and the clothes on his back to carry. He had nowhere to go. He wandered aimlessly around, trying to figure out a plan. The wintry temperature was dropping quickly, and he had to g...

    • Author: Emmyful
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Dad (Mature)

    I hate you. I hope you finally wake up one morning all alone with no one that cares about you. You are the reason for all the problems on my life. Without you i would be so much happier and would have a much better life. If you were not my dad i wouldn...

    • Author: Lil angel
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Now Everybody's Pissed

    Shocked and panicked, I start the car engine. Jane is storming down the sidewalk towards us. Gabe is silent. I shake my head, irritated with him. “Jeez, Gabe. Now look what’s happened. What do we do now, huh?” I drive towards Jane and...

    • Author: Mackizme
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • It's Raining... thank God!

    ’It’s Raining Again!’ Someone calls. They groan, I wonder why. Everyone is moaning about how bad their hair is going to look by the time they get back over to main school. I smile to myself and say to my best mate ’I’ll be...

  • Bad Day (Mature)

    Do you know those days where you just want to hit somebody-well todays one of those days. I swear if another person talks to me I’m going to snap. My anger and stress levels have reached an all new high. I couldn’t believe what that bitch d...

  • Homeward flight

    No one knew if these old devices, mothballed for decades, would even work. Sensors indicated that the device had functioned as intended but with blinds protecting the crew from the flash, and strict radio silence they wouldn’t know for certain un...

    • Author: Bobbicus
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
  • Sarah-Susan-Something

    She was going mad. It was a verdict that they took great care in announcing, delicately choosing their words to lessen the blow. They spoke it almost inaudibly, shifting their feet and wringing their hands as they avoided her gaze. Her laughter jolted ...

  • More Questions than Answers

    Alice shook her head in disbelief. Apparitions don’t just happen, and that was a fairly realistic hallucination. About as realistic as a floating, talking, purple cat can be she supposed. Alice settled into her corner and tried to sort her though...

  • Your reality is your own— [part I]

    (but you can’t just choose to be sane.) . OPPOSITE IS SAME MADNESS IS SANITY LIES ARE TRUTH THIS! IS! MINDSCREW! …just pulling your leg. . There were three men. “Your reality is your own,” the first declared, and was inspired. &...

    • Posted over 7 years ago.