Stories tagged “night”

  • Golden Knobs

    The wind whistles in-between my empty fingers. I run my hands through my hair, which has turned an astonishing shade of auburn. The leaves of the trees above me glisten and crack against the trunk, and suddenly they are all falling down, on top of me, ...

  • Things I Do at Night

    Beth walks between Julius and Marshall. A night at the beach, the end of a beautiful day. Nothing lost between two young lovers. Their world is infinitely small and so full of joy. Marshall smiled. Did not observe them. He kept walking beside them, his...

    • Author: lindsay22
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
  • Cry of Jack in the Night

    “Jack!” the call came over the coms, upsetting the quiet of the evening and a precariously balanced box of donuts. A quick check of the board showed only one com active in the 25 acre complex. The grid pinged in sector 17, near chemical sto...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Optimism in Dark Places

    A weary foursome, we stalked out of the apartment building. Bloodshot eyes watched our departure, perhaps hoping to slip in the outer door, sleep in a hallway. The August night welcomed our silence, and we its. Only after our course took us through the...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Tight Grip

    The rain fell hard and fast, a solid curtain which the car sliced through. Bright lights everywhere pierced the gloom. Headlights and tail lights of the other vehicles, traffic lights and street lights, lighted store signs: their brightness shone throu...

  • Mrs. Peacock Gets Rocked/It Was Plum (pt. 2 of 2)

    The sunlight had long since vanished by the time Mrs. Peacock awoke to find herself struggling to remember where she was. The room she had grown accustom to had since been cast in alien moonlight. Outlines of a dull and unfamiliar paleness render the u...

  • Seeking

    Slowly, with painstaking effort, a hole began to take shape. The soft earth beneath grass and stone gave way to the shovel with a satisfying sound. Bit by bit, what had been a flat patch of ground became a void, a lack that cried out desperately for it...

    • Author: Robert Grey
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Dancing Through the Streets...

    He put on his headphones. Dressed in a shiny black suit, polished shoes, and slicked hair, Ty was ready. “You got this?” asked his driver. Didn’t answer. He stepped out. Started dancing. Focused only the movements of his body which we...

  • Chopper Babe Work Around

    With a growing sense of practice that disturbed eve her, Marisa scanned the horizon then made a perimeter search around the old gas station. A jackrabbit skitted off into the bushes as she rounded the back but little else broke up the monotony of deser...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Chopper Babe Loses Hog

    The Tucson sun dropped beneath a vista of spiny cacti and craggy rocks when Marisa reached the base of Mount Lemmon. The Harley carried her many miles down the Catalina highway, but the fuel gauge still read a white bar or two. She gazed up at the remo...

  • Monsters Part 2

    So this daily, or rather, nightly ritual lasted for a solid five years, until I was seven. It was a staple in my nighttime schedule, and I couldn’t sleep comfortably without it. However, as I aged, my fear of these so-called monsters dwindled until i...

  • Nom II (Mature)

    “If you’re not that hungry now I can just leave you the fingers?” “No thanks… I’m fine.” It was what she did and didn’t want to hear. I could tell she’d been starving and desperate. She mounted the ...

    • Author: Murj;
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Nom III (Mature)

    After a while, she forgot I was there. I watched like I had my own private mirror into her starved, scarlet existence. When the feast was done she made me whole again when she called me by name. “Come here, Ulysses.” I floated over to her a...

    • Author: Murj;
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Fear and Choices

    With a flick, the shovel handle flew into the sky. Gracefully she leaped backwards and up, smiling all the while. All I could do was shimmy the rest of the way out of the coffin. “You chose.” Her words were as cold as I was assuming the air...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Madam Rose's Arrival

    It came slowly out of the sunset. Pulled by a pair of cobs, the vardo was painted an electric blue, its legend of “Madam Rose Sees All” made fluorescent by the pervasive starlight. A metal bowl of flames swung with the carriage’s chop...

    • Author: zxvasdf
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Detective Part 1

    Hoodie, ballcap, untucked shirt tails, and a shifty demeanor. Chief Detective Akai nodded silently to himself. This was not the guy. He was just a cheap criminal. Still, while wielding the broom, might as well sweep out the cobwebs, too. The radio in h...

    • Author: Jae
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • Detective Part 2

    The man that exited the 4-Runner wore a long trench coat, reaching all the way down to his matte black boots and brushing the wet pavement. Not much else could be seen in the dark, the majority of his face was obstructed by a tall collar, but there was...

    • Author: Jae
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Forever & Always: Part 1

    I saw Ashton’s left arm go up in the air. Personally, I thought he was stretching so at that millisecond, I thought nothing of it. But then just as I was making this assumption, in the same beat of that millisecond, his left arm came down onto my lef...

  • Forever & Always: Part 2

    My blood started to boil. Even though I couldn’t see a thing, I knew exactly what was happening. Before I knew it, Ashton’s face was right in front of mine gazing down into my eyes. I had an idea of what was going to occur next, but I thought that ...

  • Forever & Always: Part 3

    Brie couldn’t help but grin with glee for me as we lay in bed at close to two in the morning that night. Movie night had been a huge success. I had gotten exactly what I wanted and Brie had helped every step of the way. I was giddy over Ashton an...

  • sO dArLiNg i hAVe tO eAt tHeM

    “They eat your face,” I said. “Everyone knows that.” “They’re just little creatures, with wings ‘n such. They won’t hurt me.” I threw my arm in front of the doorway, blocking him from leaving. ̶...

  • Celestial

    Do you have any idea How depressed You’ve made me feel? I cannot rest I cannot heal I pull Celestial Eyefuls From the sky But my smiles Aren’t real

  • Looks can be Deceiving

    Night’s velvet sheet darkened the sleeping suburbs. While the clock said it was morning, to the rest of the world it was night. A single person cast shadows down the sidewalk. There was a heavy load she carried, one other than the backpack strapped t...

  • That "Something is Wrong" Feeling

    It was a Monday morning, nothing looked different that morning than any other morning, but within minutes her blood ceased to pulse, instead it raced steadily though her: the first of many symptoms that something was wrong. The entire walk her eyes sta...