Stories tagged “one”

  • One-Oh-Two-Four

    It’s amazing what you can do with that number. You wouldn’t believe how much you can say with so little space. It takes some adjusting, writing within the rather tight parameters of no-less-than-sixty-no-more-than-ten-twenty-four. But let m...

  • A One Sentence Story

    “Are you alright? Did something happen?” Her voice from up the stairs went unanswered for a moment. Brief, flickering wonder spread across his face as the elixir took its course through his system. Soon he would be different, changed. The i...

    • Author: Vann Diras
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • What a useless invention!

    To Thomas, it looked like some kind of squat rocket, but without a nose. A computer screen, relatively tiny, adorned the front, along with a small black keyboard. “What is it?” “A Changer!” squealed his always eccentric friend, ...

    • Author: ahobday
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • The Gift

    It was Christmas Day and she was eagerly waiting for her gift too… She asked her parents,“Can I open my eyes now?” When she did, her eyes opened to the great,wide,beautiful world and her parents whom she had just felt,heard and imagin...

    • Author: asmk
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Pushed Me Off

    I walk to the edge of the cliff, Just so you can see, That I’m for real, I’m not messing with ur head. But as soon as I get to the end, I look over the side just to see my fate if I fall, Then u come up behind me & say, “See ya su...

  • Only child

    I’m so alone, so alone, no brother or sister to turn to, call my own. Yes a family but a distant one, and my true journey has begun. I’m the one and only, the oh so lonely, child of a family, that cares from a distance and I live the life o...

    • Author: Darch
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • "One hundred thousand bagels," he said.

    “One hundred thousand bagels,” the challenger said. He almost whispered it, in fact. The 90,000 spectators filling the stadium to bursting, aroar not a second before, quieted deafeningly. They heard what had been said, as did the millions w...

    • Author: Scott
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Red

    Colors are what are used to divide. Green separates the grass from the brown of the earth and colors are painted onto countries on spinning globes to show their difference. Black and blue in the sky divorces night from day. White and black skin breaks ...

    • Author: Revenant
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Just One Day

    Just one day. That’s all I want. Seriously that’s it. Just one day to fly. To fly among the treetops. To fight the pirates To dance with the Indians To swim with the mermaids And play with the fairies. Just one day. To make believe Play gam...

  • Perhaps a Bit Too Self-Critical

    Being an asshole isn’t always fun. _________________________

  • Nothing Better

    Squeezing the last of the bottle’s contents onto his plate, he reflected that nothing went better with hot dogs than AB+.

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Acceptance

    As it crept closer to me, its unspeakable form disguised by the half-crusty sea of blood, I felt the life draining from my veins as my heart pulsed; but at the same time, I felt myself becoming calm, resigned, and totally at peace with my fate.

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Walking Scruffy (Part One)

    Funny the way it is, how we are all liars. We constantly walk and pass by acquaintances. They always ask us how we are, but they might as well just shove the word down our throats. “Good,” I say. Just like everyone else. Lying—it’s the on...

  • Corruption

    One strip of flesh per glance One mended bone per touch One broken soul per chance One idea unites per purpose Delaying peace shouldn’t be for purchase anymore It’s non of business’s business to be funding war It shouldn’t be in...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Current Thoughts

    Have you ever looked at a clear night sky of stars and noticed how they burn so concisely— shining furious and bright— surrounded by the dead darkness of space? Such as that seems to be the contrast you’ll find when you think about th...

  • King Farsa One

    There once was a kingdom, far, far away, In a land of strife, and a land of sin, The skies always grey, And the clouds red - Useless lives, there, were led. Banned were their words, If spoken too loud, Praised were their actions, The worse they were - ...

  • SILENT EYES chap 1 part 1

    Chapter1: Cinderella There are many forms of the story Cinderella and everyone knows at least one of them. There’s the classic Disney version, the Ronald Dohl, that is a bit bloodier, and then there’s this version. In this version there are no glas...

  • X Marks the Spot part 1-1

    He starred at her. As you would an untamed majestic animal. When he walked in the visitation room she had curled into a ball on the table on her side of the protective glass clenching a manila folder. He sat across from her, picked up the phone and kno...

  • Violent Disconnection (Day 94)

    A bee buzzed against the window. It wasn’t an angry noise but rather it sounded like nature herself was humming. It reminded me of a cat’s contented purr. I tapped the window. “Hey there, Mr. Bee. You seem pretty happy out there.̶...

  • No Com(promise)s (Mature)

    Who but you would lie until you can’t feel your bones Or your lungs Or your eyeballs in your head Or the worst-heart Your worst-heart rots & sinks through the pillars of candied flesh Inside of you What is really left inside of you? Just like...

  • No One

    No one dreams of finishing second, No one wants to be eternally sad, No one loves being ignored, I reckon And no one desires to go completely mad No one gets excited to be told they’re cut No one wishes that they had less fun No one enjoys being ...