Stories tagged “nervous”

  • Climbing Stairs In Combat Boots

    I slowly, carefully climbed the stairs up to my parents’ appartment, trying not to trip over the long laces of my black combat boots. I could hear babies crying, people yelling, dogs barking, the usual melody of disfunction that greeted me each t...

    • Author: Elice
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Good Moods are Nice

    My mother was in a good mood when she got home. She came up to check on me right when she got home. She told me about this guy she just met and how she had a date tonight so she wouldn’t be home until late. Then she asked if I was okay enough to ...

  • Now What?

    The big question. Now what? I sit on the edge of my bed, guitar resting on my knees, trying to put my newfound numbness into words… into a song, but my mind can’t make sense of it all. The words fly past, waiting for me to pluck one for the...

    • Author: Mackizme
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Steel To The Touch

    He fidgets around in his seat pretending to be supremely uncomfortable with his chair all of a sudden, rolling an annoyed eye to his watch and then to the waitress busily roving in the back ground. Looking anywhere to avoid her dominating stare— ...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Ashes Remain: Chapter One;; Part 1

    I sat hunched over a keyboard, punching in keys with great speed. I took pride in my work, although it was only a boring office job. I was merely a number in a sea of cubicles, but at least I enjoyed what I did, being anonymous. I heard someone clear t...

  • Nothing Else Mattered

    “I think I just need some time to warm up.” She gulped and ran into the hallway. Sitting down at the practice piano she placed her trembling hands on the keys and started to play. Her breath got stuck in her throat and her brain froze. R...

  • Bad Things

    The sign on the general store that read FRESH PRODUCE DAILY began to swing back and forth, pushed by the wind. Its creaks sounded like slow, wheezing laughter. Carl froze in the middle of taking a step. Eyes fixated on the sign, he watched the wind car...

  • Butterflies (Mature)

    I couldn’t help but feel sick, the butterflies in my stomach felt more like a hive full of angry bees. I clutched my shirt and pressed it against my gut as if it would calm me down. I felt a trickle of cold sweat slowly zig-zagging from my left e...

    • Author: Murj;
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Wait for it (Mature)

    “Come on, Daddy,” Vanessa whispered. “Remember, we’ve got a job to do.” “I know!” “You worry me!” “Why?” “Damn you!” “It’s different this time. Not the same, but ...

  • Flowers and Caskets (Mature)

    I moved down the hallway, just ahead of Vanessa. “Get down,” I yelled. “Why are you freaking?” “Wait!” I zoned for a moment, picturing clusters of bloody bodies splattered on the hot asphalt. Rose petals, flower wrea...

  • In The Wrong Moment

    It’s late. Nobody knows where I am. My eyes drift this way and that, the focus shifting between the imperfections of the windshield and the infinitely distant stars. The immediacy and potential of the situation presses in upon me. The expanse of ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • ยง le point zero

    This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. This article does not reflect the thoughts or opinions of either my friends, or my dog. Don’t quote me on that. Don’t quote me on anything. R...

    • Author: pyrrhicv
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • Hivelings Pt. 2: Apprehension

    Cassidy stood anxiously at the bus stop, awaiting the arrival of the school bus. She had her black hair tied back in a ponytail, and a white backpack was slung over her shoulder. She was nervous. Being a Hiveling, she wasn’t entirely human. Speci...