Stories tagged “metaphysics”

  • Existential Death Hole

    Jeron screwed up his eyes, trying to comprehend his friend’s glee, “You’re kidding right?” “I am…dead serious,” Kyle intoned dryly, before bursting into giggles cut short only by his voice cracking. “Real...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • A Metaphysical Dichotomy

    “Any messages?” “Yes. Ralph from Marketing called to say that the new One-Sheets are in, God descended from the Heavens in all his splendor and toured the building, and Richard Glassblower called to ask if he could push your meeting b...

    • Author: Ben Paddon
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Worth Waiting For

    Mary, the last Christian lay dying. No priest stood beside her to administer the Last Rites. No Charismatic Fundamentalist was there to condemn her to Hell. Sick of waiting for the Rapture, the last of them had committed ritual mass suicide four years ...

    • Author: Petros
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Offensive Practices

    Perkins shoved his hands in his pockets and stared at the floor. Madame Nostri muttered about death and rats in the hallway. Miss Schilly got on all fours and looked under the door. “You know there’s no rat in the hall. Not one. It’s ...

  • The End of Everything

    The last sunset ever on what had once been the planet Earth was not quite as spectacular as Laurossel had hoped. He had imagined something a little more interesting this time, something worth taking a picture of. He stayed for a few more hours to watch...

  • The Beginning of the End

    Laurossel had just enough time to return to his apartment and rest a little before the PA system outside announced “Armageddon in 4 hours. Termination unit, please report to Universe Management in 10 minutes.” Termination was Laurossel̵...

  • Laurossel's Quandry

    Laurossel had long since given up on maintaining an avatar in the universe. Too much hassle; it’s hard to care when nothing really matters. He used to jump in for a dip as a short lived street rat, or one-hit wonder, or a slave. But it had been a...

    • Author: Yamen
    • Posted about 6 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 almost 5 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 over 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...

  • Time Will Tell

    Philosophy may deem time a fluid device Which moves from fast to slow at any moment With pointed black hands on a numbered face That spin inexplicably quicker When sitting in a favorite writing workshop Than in a dreary physics lecture And yet There a...

  • 16. What it All Means to Me

    Philosophy has a Laboratory. Hell—which for all I know is the same as Heaven—is where we can best examine ideas about existence and the meaning of our lives. I’m nearly through haranguing you with my tales and my innerventions. I̵...

  • 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....