Stories tagged “names”

  • Lie Down With Dogs

    Cameron awoke to find John Wilkes Booth seated on his chest and licking his nostril, brown eyes dumbly staring into Cameron’s own grey ones. Wilkes was a dog of course, a Boston terrier to be exact, and to Cameron’s knowledge had no part in...

    • Author: RicoLaser
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Names are over-rated

    The club was packed that night; hot, sweaty bodies jammed into the dark. Roving strobes the only illumination once you left the puddle of light around the bar. I’d come alone. It wasn’t my first time here, and that really didn’t bothe...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Name Allocation Service

    The more-than-attractive woman twinkled at him from behind the glass screen. Her seat had been adjusted so that she was the exact same height as all of her colleagues. The effect was unsettling. “Good day sir! Are you here to pick a name today?&#...

    • Author: ahobday
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • With Odd Power Comes Odd Responsibility

    “Julius Seizure.” “Are you kidding me? Absolutely not.” “Causal Loop?” “No.” “Causal Lou?” “No, not him either.” “Loblolly?” “I don’t care what he says. Chu...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Book

    The first time she had seen it, it was a wet, bedraggled thing, and she had wanted little to do with it. She hadn’t picked it up – Rowan had. “Saya,” he had said, brown eyes bright, “look at the patterns on the front. This...

  • Before & After

    Everyday, the Book lost and gained pages. Every hour, the Book became thinner, and then turned grossly fat, and then shed its excess pages, continuing in a vicious cycle and reminding Saya how many people flickered in and out of the world. Rowan asked ...

  • Unfortunate Given Names

    “Hello, my name is Jonathan.” The man in the next bed looked around at him, slowly, disinterest painted across his rumpled, weather-beaten face. “Jon, for short.” The older man, ran a hand over his unshaven chin, wondering wheth...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Rusty and Tequila, Up and Down

    She gave my handiwork her usual look. I never knew what to make of it, except that it wasn’t exactly ‘pleased’ or necessarily ‘approving’. The violence was always done at her bidding or for her sake, so that didn’t m...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Name Calling and Other Friendly Activities

    “You…you…you…” The mechanical Rae struggled to articulate something negative, but seamlessly written interlock code kept replacing anything she could imagine with a different phrase. Meanwhile, the real Rae had fallen merc...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • Maybe Cassie

    “I don’t think I believe in forever.” The look on his face is as if she’s slapped him, but she just looks at the floor, drawing swirly patterns in the dust with her index finger. “Hey Cassie?” “Adam?” ...

    • Author: someday_93
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Oblivion Come At Last

    The voice from my throat growled above the clamor of my brother’s 78 Skylark, “You said women?” “Yeah, Billy, lots of women, just across the bridge in Vicksburg. You know, that little brothel the sheriff runs.” “Name...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
  • The Twinkies are not on Sale

    “Come again?” I asked. The woman just kept smiling with that red stained mouth. “I have been very nice to you, Mr. Friend. I can change that. I’ll ask you once more. Are the Twinkies on sale?” I sighed. I hated my job at ...

    • Author: Laine Grey
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Gloria, Gloria, Hallelujah

    “The Cleaver has struck again, this time bringing fear and violence to Nebraska. Staying true to his M.O., he dismembered the family using their own kitchen-” Frankie snapped the radio off. They weren’t going to find him, not in time....

  • Unable to Scream (Mature)

    Sticky red rivulets seeped from the newest name that had been added to her aching arms. Suspended by a chain, her feet swayed in tiny circles over the mixed fluids beneath her. The only sounds were the wet drippings joining the stinking pool below. Slo...

    • Author: Robert Quick
    • Posted almost 2 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Audrey G. Burnett: Names

    Audrey walked out of her room and slid down the banister of the spiraling staircase that spiraled around the perimeter of the large circular house. She could hear her mother, Joy, and her sister-in-law, Antcipation, sewing costumes for the whole family...

  • Dark Names, and Dark History

    Seated on a sandbag that felt more like concrete, Capt Dogra listened to the two grunts keeping watch, “The Dark Wizard is out again.” His buddy shrugged, “The Green Lady with him?” “Nope,” came the bored reply. Unab...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 1 year ago.
  • Douche-Ah

    “Hey, did I ever tell you about my friend named Dushaw from university?” “Wait, what– was her name?” “It’s exactly what you think. Her name was literally pronounced ‘douche-ah’. Just like the vaginal ir...