Stories tagged “panic”

  • Good Advice

    The phone sits in front of me, oblivious to my hesitance. What if the book is right and that number is God’s phone? Not having a dialing code might be troublesome but then, if it was true, He probably had taken all necessary measures to ensure it wor...

    • Author: adapar
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Pressure

    Panic isn’t the right word yet, but it’s close. I know I shouldn’t feel like this. There shouldn’t be this pressure. It’s supposed to be the happiest day of my life, right? I’m not even there anymore. I know she̵...

    • Author: zorro
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Smoke and Ashes

    I can’t believe that I actually fell asleep. How could I do that? It was probably the dumbest thing I could do. Seriously. Before I even closed my eyes, I made it a point to turn on the tv and watch the news. It was 27 min of fire coverage and 3 ...

  • Confrontation

    “Where have you taken him?” She demanded furiously, the expression almost laughable on her petite face. “Not where we’re taking you.” The man sneered at her, the scar just by his mouth twisting. “Let go of me!”...

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Missy in the Morning

    Rather than with a start, Missy awoke with a sluggish mental trudge toward panic. The blue Star Wars print sheets were not hers. The orange, motel-style drapes would have been burned in her stylish apartment. This was neither her room nor her bed. Hand...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Realisation.

    Lee’s eyes were sore, they felt dry and desperate and felt in need of light or shape to bring them back to a satisfactory state. A light palette of blues, whites and pale greens were starting to come to him. He looked as far down as he could and saw ...

    • Author: Blythy
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Realisation

    Lee’s eyes were sore, they felt dry and desperate and felt in need of light or shape to bring them back to a satisfactory state. A light palette of blues, whites and pale greens were starting to come to him. He looked as far down as he could and saw ...

    • Author: Blythy
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Under Pressure

    The knife he had pointed at me was longer than my forearm, and that freaked me out. I don’t know about you, but when someone has a knife aimed in the general direction of your stomach, you are only thinking about protecting the organs inside you....

  • Waiting Room pt. 2

    Panic gripped Harry. His brain struggled frantically to understand the situation. All the while Raiffe stood there with a knowing smirk on his face. As if he knew exactly what was going on in Harry’s mind and found it amusing. Harry was seized by...

  • False Imprisonment

    “Wait, what? But, if they got you, then they would have…” Josh was clearly a bit confused by that statement. After all, she was standing right in front of him. “I got better. When they scan you for processing, they sequence your...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • Le Jour Effroyable d'Ernest, La Deuxieme Partie

    Rather than attend to the multitude of messages awaiting his reply, Ernest allowed his mind to wander regarding the scene before his eyes. Many thoughts occurred to him. We’re having an earthquake. The sun is exploding. Wait, the sun has exploded...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Stairway to offramp twenty-seven.

    The French have a phrase for it, and it’s this: l’esprit d’escalier, the spirit of the stair. Well, Joan is on the freeway when it hits her – I should’ve told the little cow at check-in that I’d find seventy dollars ...

  • 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 over 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Question

    “Do you know what it is Andy?” Gemma asked He stared at her across the dinner table, his mind went blank. He slowly looked around the table, everyone was looking at him. They didn’t know the answer, they were sure he did. He could fee...

  • The Man Who Wasn't

    Jobe panicked. He thought This is it, Jobe, you’ve finally gone nuts. It’s not like you didn’t see it coming. Uncle Tom was locked up, maybe it’s genetic. And with Mary.. and work.. a mental breakdown makes sense. Well, if that&...

    • Author: Yamen
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • "Hold on. Let me get a screwdriver."

    “Emily,” the nurse called as she poked her head into the waiting room. “That’s me,” I replied as I stood up from my chair and walked gingerly across the room to meet her. She led me down the hall. “How have you been?...

    • Author: Emmyful
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Here They Come

    The light patter of feet belied the caricature of a human that smashed through the door I was watching, opening its mouth in a horrible scream that I cut off with the shotgun’s roar. Similarly around me, sharp reports sounded as our ragtag band d...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Red Light

    I woke my station and checked the damage reports. There were uncontrolled fires raging down on D deck, and evidence of shrapnel damage to the portside engine assembly as well as various… “Carto?” “Yeah?” “We’ve...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Something in the System

    “We got an inside job, hostile influence in the system. Security teams abandon search, go to syssec stations please.” “Carto, security’s on high alert – two men are dead, and they don’t know why. May be our man.̶...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
  • Continuous Repetitive Chime (Mature)

    “Going evasive! Shit, got a missile on me! Deploying chaff, countermeasures online!” “Turn, it’s on your three!” “Bogey at six. Two at seven.” “Got a lock. Missile away.” “Missile hasn’t...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Incoming

    “HQ, I’m five-five-oh over nine-seven-two 27 klicks out from package Omega bearing two-one-one-dot-two, punchout at 22000 feet!” “Big Bird to Rider, friendlies have been engaged bearing oh-nine-five from Olympus, cannot reinforc...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Unless You Have It, You'd Never Understand

    The steel sliding doors of the elevator opened before Roland, like the gates to hell. No one was on it and he wasn’t surprised. No one should be here at 7:45 am. The insides were as he expected- as clean and polished as a coffin. He hesitated too...

    • Author: Robert Quick
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Real Fun Place

    I watched his face, delicate features awash with consternation and contemplation. Much as I’d have liked to explain my dark predicament to him, my voice remained locked away with my soul, sentenced to the edge of existence. My body laughed derisi...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5