Stories tagged “night”

  • Peaceful Serenity

    She breezes out of her house, closing the door with a soft click behind her. She is careful not to make a sound, she doesn’t want anyone to know where she is. She walks to the black forest bordering her backyard, everything pitch black because th...

  • Life Is

    Life is… Moments that take your breath away Ice Cream on a sunny day Dancing in the rain for the hell of it Chasing after what you wanna get Doing something never done before Walking along the ocean shore Picking yourself up when you fall Living ...

  • You were in my dream last night

    You were in my dream last night. You don’t know it, but you were. It was a good dream. A really good dream. It’s not like I haven’t dreamed of you before, but there was something special about this one. We were together: just you and ...

    • Author: George
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Gates & Shadows

    She stood before the gates, looking up at the aged iron and hesitating to touch them. It was close to eleven o’clock at night, and here she was, standing outside the Diviny manor, cowering like a mouse before its yawning gates. It was safe to say...

  • Nightly Constitutional

    She hadn’t the courage to call out. She had a feeling she’d be disturbing something if she would. Even so, Elinor lowered her voice to barely-recognizable rasp and called out for her lost companion. “Lisha! Li – sha! Here, girl....

  • The Not So Secret Garden

    Elinor felt stupid and scared as she squeezed herself into a narrow passage and walked towards the fresh breeze blowing in her face. She didn’t have the heart to walk into the manor itself through the doors, even though she knew the place had bee...

  • Things Can Always Get Worse

    “Jesus…” Standing before her, tangled in the bushes and whimpering with the efforts of trying to get loose, was Lisha. The dog’s ears were dropped and she did not look happy. Her beige leash was caught on one of the bush’s...

  • Inside May Be Worse Than Outside

    Necessity sometimes strained one’s logic and twisted common sense. What she was doing, standing in the foyer of Diviny Manor, she would never know. Get out of the rain, perhaps? It was a possibility. She was dripping, and so was Lisha. There was ...

  • Out There

    “What do you mean that’s all I can see?”, Margaret demanded. “That’s it. Well, not entirely, but yes, that is all you can see.”, replied Dave. “But how? It’s space. How big could it be?” “Very...

    • Author: Dockboy
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • red glow

    Boah slept uneasily that night in his cot as the waters rocked the Inscrutable to and fro like a baby in it’s cradle. He dreamed that he saw a glint of red light dart out the pocket of his pants hanging at the end of the cot. He opened his eyes. ...

  • Bennington Sky

    The sky never got black in Bennington; after sunset it darkened from cyan… cerulean… a gorgeous indigo reminiscent of her mother’s favorite scarf. As the night progressed it went further through the spectrum… saphire… Prus...

    • Author: Nancy
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Inside the belly

    It had been a long time since Jonas had been on The Inscrutable, but he remembered her well. And that bastard, Leer. It had taken Jonas years, YEARS, to learn to walk again after what Leer had pulled on their last ‘adventure’ together. R...

  • Blackbird

    He was one of many to first receive the apparatus. He had taken the full 18 months, but they told him that was good; it told them how to improve it for the next batch of maturing citizens. He needed a second round of treatment. They had not been satisf...

  • Pantone 286C

    From the window of her room, she could see the sea and the sky. Hard to see much else from the top of the highest tower in a castle perched on a cliff. On the best days, pale, fluffy clouds floated weightlessly in a cornflower sky, while their reflecti...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • That Night

    It was a dark night. Annabelle Wright was walking home from her friend’s house. She stopped and looked behind her, for she had just heard footsteps. Nothing was there, she turned back and kept walking. There they were again. Annabelle turned, nothing...

  • Lightless

    The electricity had been out for several months now; only a rare, startled flickering would sometimes awaken a random light bulb. For the most part, the dark of night was as it had been before technology saved civilization from its fear of the unknown....

    • Author: tiphanie
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Last Step

    He walked her to her front door. It was the least he could do, mostly to ease his own discomfort. He noticed the dew sparkling on the grass, illuminated by the moon. The paint peeling off the side of her house wasn’t so ugly in the moonlight. He ...

    • Author: S. Zee
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Night and Night Again

    We get up to go down the street and catch a movie. His eyes rake the back of my neck while we buy the tickets. I sit at the end of the row with her to my left, he stands to my right and gazes down at me. I have my arm around her shoulders and she’...

  • The Night Time Waltz

    The faint music of the orchestra could be heard leaking out of the hall into the cooling autumn air. It was late; the dew had already formed and its glitters spread over the ground like a sea of sparkling gems, and the orange and red leaves of the seas...

  • ENTER THE HERO --- OR FOOL part 1

    Drawing on my parka, I glanced out the office window at the thermometer. Twenty eight degrees. A snow covered propane tanker had pulled into the loading dock. We weren’t officially opened for another three hours, but being I was on pipeline duty ...

  • ENTER THE HERO --- OR FOOL part 2

    I stamped my feet as I stood watching the propane gauges inch upward. When the gauges read 89% I climbed the stairs to the top of the tanks, walked down the gangway to the two tanks and closed their fill valves. Now I was down to one tank to top-off be...

  • ENTER THE HERO --- OR FOOL end.

    By the time I reached the power panel I was engulfed in propane, I could barely see my hand in front of my face. Why the propane didn’t cause me to pass out will always be a mystery. After killing the sub-station I ran in the direction of the off...

  • It's one of Those Nights

    I roll over on my bed. I force my eyes to shut and my mind is full of thoughts. So it’s going to be one of those nights… A single, major I idea stays flowing in my brain, time. Has my time been wasted? I feel a sudden rush of anxiety as I l...

  • Floating in the City of Dreams

    I was hardly aware of the pavement as it drifted somewhere beneath me. The summer night was fragrant and still; slight rustlings reached my ears and I grinned like a schoolkid. Maybe someone else was getting lucky tonight as well. I glided home, conten...

    • Author: ethelthefrog
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Sometime Around Midnight

    I had moved away from Chicago to get away from the annoying bustle of a major city, choosing a peaceful place in Vermout, far from much bustle. I chose an apartment and got myself all situated. Sometimes, though, things you want just don’t happen...